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Thursday, May 23, 2013

HR 684 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Is A Nightmare For Online Investors

May 22, 2013 by Bill Haynes, President, CMI Gold & Silver Inc.
Gold and silver investors will face a real-life nightmare if a bill that recently passed the Senate becomes law.  The bill would tax commerce between the states, something that has been exempt (except for certain circumstances) since the Constitution was ratified.  Now, the bill is in the House, where it is known as HR 684 “Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.”
The bill's supporters say that it would "level the playing field" between "bricks and mortar" stores, which collect local sales taxes, and sellers that deliver across state lines without collecting sales taxes.  In reality, it would be a massive tax increase and would burden businesses, large and small alike, with huge compliance costs. 
There is nothing "fair" about the act, and certainly not for gold and silver investors.  The bill would, for residents of many states, immediately impose taxes on gold and silver purchases while such investments as stocks and bonds remain exempt.  This, of course, would not be a "level playing field." There is no doubt about it, HR 684 would take the luster off investing in gold and silver.
HR 684 can be stopped in the House--if enough Americans let their Representatives know that they should oppose the bill.  Members of the House, because they serve only two years between elections, DO LISTEN to their constituents.
Contacting members of Congress is not that difficult.  It can be done via emails, letters, faxes and phone calls.  Visiting your Congressperson's office is not necessary but could yield tremendous results if you personally know your Representative.  To find out who your Representative is and to learn the various ways to contact him/her, go toFind Your Representative and type in your ZIP.
The really important thing is the number of messages, regardless of the manner of delivery, that our Reps receive in opposition to this bill.
To see the text of HR 684 and to learn where your Rep stands on this bill, go to Marketplace Fairness Act Bill.  If your Rep co-sponsored the bill, ask him/her to reverse course.   Even if you can't get him/her to reverse course, you can reduce his/her willingness to fight for the bill as other members of the House oppose it.
My favorite way to contact my Rep on important issues, such as HR 684, is to type and print two copies of a letter and fax it to my Rep's local office and her DC office.  Then I mail a copy to both offices.  Faxes are not easy to ignore, and letters, while they take a little time to reach my Rep's offices, show a strong interest in the matter.
All readers are urged to take action on HR 684 as soon as possible.  The sooner members of the House recognize that there is strong opposition, the better.  If HR 684 becomes law, it will be a disaster for gold and silver investors.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Obama's Church Service On Easter Sunday 2013

Credit to Weekly Standard For This Story

The Back Of The Bus
President Obama and his family this morning went to Easter Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Here are notes on the Easter service from the pool reporter, which included this part, “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border”:
Notes on today’s Easter service at St John’s (from the program):
The hymn “Jesus Christ is Risen” was followed by the “Song of Praise.”
This was followed by “The Collect of the Day” (Celebrant: “The Lord be with you”; Congregation: “And also with you.”)
The first reading, by Rev. Fred Walker, was from Exodus 14:10-14, 21-25, 15:20-21.
The anthem, sung by St John’s Choir was “Victimae Paschali Laudes.”
The second reading was Romans 15:4-13.
The entire congregation sang the hymn, “Come, Ye Faithful.”
The Holy Gospel reading was from John 20:1-18.
Highlights from the Rev. Dr. Luis Leon’s sermon:
Opened with a welcome and a joke about people who came to church just so they could tell their parents or people they’re having lunch with later that they did.
What God wants of every one of us is to believe as much as we can at a given moment … it’s all right to have doubts.
We often want things to go back to the way things used to be, before “work got difficult and faith got confused, and life got more confusing,” but when we dwell on the “if only” of life we forget that “God addresses us in the now.”
As Jesus told Mary not to hold on to the past, “You cannot go back.”
“It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border.”
“The message of Easter is about the power of love over loveless power.”
“Easter vision” will allow you to see the whole world in a different way. “There is no injustice so insidious that there can be no truth … no war so deep that there can be no peace … no enemy so bitter that they can’t become a friend.”
“Easter vision” means recognizing reality in a new and wonderful way.
“May God bless you with Easter vision now and forever.”
The sermon was followed by the prayers of the faithful, led by Rev. Patrick Williams, which included prayers for “Barack, our president,” and for “leaders in Afghanistan, Haiti, and the Middle East.
Next on the program was “The Peace”(during which members of the congregation shake hands and greet each other with “The peace of the Lord be with you,” etc.)
This was followed by the Holy Communion (along with its accompanying collection, hymns, and recitation of The Lord’s Prayer).
Pool was able to catch a glimpse of POTUS and the First Lady taking communion.
The post-communion prayer was “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Pool was ushered out at 12:39, before the dismissal. Now outside the church waiting for the president’s exit.
A correction: It was an error to assume that the Obamas were seated in the first pew. National Journal’s George Condon has pointed out that, according to the church website, it is tradition for the president to sit in pew 54.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Those Elusive Obama/Biden Bumper Stickers

I remember in November when the Presidential election approached. There were no Obama/Biden bumper stickers to be seen. I was surprised like many people that President Obama won Florida and the Presidential election. It was like his people were hiding ready to strike on election day. I also wondered if there was cheating during the election. There is no proof, but one wonders.

Now, I see Obama/Biden bumper stickers all over the place. Every day I pass cars that have Obama/Biden bumper stickers on them. I often pass them just to see what they look like. I wonder what kind of idiot would vote for these two guys again. Sadly, I believe if they ran again, they would win again. I really think there are that many idiots ready to allow politicians ruin our country. Many of these people have been taking handouts for their entire lives.

I have no idea what will happen in the future. There are so many selfish, unethical politicians out there ready to destroy American. President Obama is not the first and he will not be the last. I have to admit, when I pass these Obama/Biden bumper stickers I mumble something not kind under my breathe. I still cannot believe there are that many people out there that don't care about our country. They just want to make sure their political party wins. They don't care what the cost, they just want to win. Look at the results. We have one of the worst Presidents sitting in the White House doing his best to destroy America. Obama/Biden fans, take your bumper stickers and shove them.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Another Obama State Of The Union Address

We all know what the state of the union is, declining. The jobs are disappearing. The economy sucks and the national debt is skyrocketing. President Obama has done nothing for this country and yet he gets another term. This second term is where we will see the real President Obama. Mark my words, he is not through changing America. He said this change was a change you could believe in. You better beware and realize this change will affect each of us more than you might believe.

His true agenda is not in his speech, Obama is slowly showing us his true agenda in his second term and it isn't pretty. He no longer cares what we think about him and he is not going to give you the jobs you need. He will do nothing to lower the deficit. This is proof that this State of The Union Address means nothing because it is a bunch of useless words written on a teleprompter for your President to read to you.

Another Obama State of The Union Address is a waste of all our time. It doesn't matter what he says. We see more from a person's actions than what they say. Actions speak louder than words. This President is intent on destroying America and bringing to you his true agenda. Hopefully, we make it through another four years without the Obama being able to completely destroy America. It's time for America to fight back before it is too late.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Make your voice heard--tell Congress to oppose new sales tax.

For many years, large national retailers and many state tax collectors have hoped for new Internet sales tax collection policy. They want Congress to pass a federal law that would allow tax agents from one state to enforce their sales tax laws on retailers based in other states, even when a business is based thousands of miles away. eBay Inc. opposes this misguided idea, and believes that small businesses selling via the Internet should only be subject to the tax laws of the states in which they operate.

The news from Capitol Hill is clear. Internet sales tax supporters are convinced that 2013 is their year, and they are determined to pass a new Internet sales tax bill when Congress tackles "corporate tax reform." In December, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the sponsor of Internet sales tax legislation, publicly announced that he had a commitment from the Senate Finance Committee to "take it up early next year and move it to the floor."

Your opinion matters. If you oppose giving state tax collectors new powers to impose and enforce out-of-state sales tax burdens on small businesses that sell via the Internet, now is the time to make your voice heardClick here to send an email to your Members of Congress and express your opposition to state tax collectors imposing unfair tax burdens on small businesses.

Thank you for helping to keep the Internet a fair and open marketplace for all.


Christopher Payne
Senior Vice President, North America
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Monday, February 4, 2013

Obama Encourages Boy Scouts To Accept Gays

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Sunday encouraged the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay members and leaders, days before the group is expected to vote on the controversial and long-standing rule.
In an interview with CBS, anchor Scott Pelley asked the president if he believed scouting should be open to gays.

If the Boy Scouts change their rules, I will remove my son from the Cub Scouts. I believe the government and President Obama should stay out of private matters. Our President needs to worry about jobs, the bad economy and lowering the deficit. I would actually rather the President pay attention to his golf game and his vacations than sticking his opinion into the Boy Scouts.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Obama Poses For Super Bowl Sunday

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Our Presidential celebrity is ready for the Super Bowl. Shame he has done nothing to improve the economy or the national debt. I (for one) wish President Obama was actually a celebrity and not the President. He is good at partying, vacationing, playing golf, but he is doing nothing good for our country.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

American Pastor Convicted In Iran

After a short sham trial, Iran has convicted American Pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen – and sentenced him to eight years in one of Iran's most brutal and deadly prisons – merely because he is a Christian.
Iran has violated Pastor Saeed's human rights, violated its own constitution, and violated multiple international treaties and covenants that it voluntarily and willingly signed.
At the ACLJ, we are mobilizing a domestic and international effort to pressure Iran to abide by its treaties and agreements. We are calling on the United Nations and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to directly intervene and demand Pastor Saeed's release.
More than 250,000 of you signed our petition to ask the Obama Administration to intervene, and the White House and State Department responded. Take action. Sign this new petition to mobilize the international community.
Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director

Sunday, January 20, 2013

An America Built To Last In President Obama's Words

President Obama is working to build a country and an economy where we reward hard work, value fairness, and where everyone is held accountable for what they do. He is meeting the challenges we face as a nation with a bold, comprehensive plan. And he is reimagining government to be more open, transparent, and accountable.

If this is true why is our economy in horrible shape, our deficit is incredible and our freedoms are being slowly taken away. I think this means President Obama is full of something.

this information taken from the White House Website

I Won't Be Watching President Obama's Inaugural Speech

Four years was enough for me with President Obama. I won't be paying attention to his Inaugural speech in 2013. I know President Obama won't be saying anything important to me during his speech. I did not vote for the President. I do not support him and his agendas. I respect the office of the President of The United States, but I have no respect for our President.

I don't agree with his attack on gun owners-He needs to worry more about criminals, mental health and school security.

Obamacare will destroy our healthcare. Government control on anything, costs more money for a lesser product.

I don't like President Obama's stand on gay marriage

I disagree with President Obama paying too much golf and spending too much time on vacation when the rest of the country is suffering and our deficit is very high. It shows he does not care about the deficit or the people.

I don't like President Obama saying he is a Christian, putting down Christian's and bowing to Muslim dignitaries. The way he treats the Israeli leader is horrible

I have no idea why President Obama was voted in for a second term. I wonder if our country is dumb, more liberal than I thought or some funny business happened during the election. All the people I know were disappointment in the job President Obama did and he still wins.I could go on for hours, but I am telling you some of the reasons I will no longer listen to any of President Obama's speeches, it is a complete waste of my time.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


(Daily Caller) – A second Republican congressman is suggesting that impeachment should be an option as President Barack Obama takes executive action to enact gun control measures.
In an interview with Florida’s “The Shark Tank,” Florida Republican Trey Radel addressed Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman’s statement that he might seek impeachment if Obama goes forward with executive action to bring about gun control measures.... (more)


(Daily Caller) – Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order.
Stockman warned that such executive orders would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.”
“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement.
At his press conference Monday, Obama floated the possibility of using executive action to enact policies aimed at reducing gun violence.
The freshman congressman, who served one term in Congress in the mid-1990s, further labeled the possibility “an existential threat to this nation” because, he said, the purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow the people to protect themselves from tyranny. (RELATED VIDEO — Walter Williams: People misunderstand the point of the Second Amendment)
“Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible,” he added. “Under no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person — much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court.”
He concluded by claiming that an executive order would be not just “not just an attack on the Constitution,” but also an “attack on Americans.”
“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist,” he said.


(Breitbart) – America’s never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste Administration will strike again tomorrow with a series of restrictions on our civil rights when it comes to a Second Amendment the president is duly sworn to protect, not infringe upon. By hook or crook — including up to 19 executive orders — the Washington Post reports that the White House will seize the moment with an assault weapons ban, among other things:
President Obama will unveil a sweeping set of gun-control proposals at midday Wednesday, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.

Obama Orders: Doctors Should Ask About Guns in Homes

More Government Control!! What Will Our Dictator Do Next?

(Washington Times) – President Obama is using the national debate over gun violence to push for further action on his health care law, including insisting on the kind of mental health coverage states must provide under their Medicaid programs.
Mr. Obama, unveiling his gun proposals Wednesday barely a month after the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., will make it clear that his health law, known as the Affordable Care Act, allows doctors to ask patients whether they have guns in their homes, and will tell them they are able to report any threats of violence they hear to police.

Come on Guys, do we really need more government control?

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Vice President Joe Biden, who has been charged by President Obama with running the task force to prevent situations like the Sandy Hook massacre, announced that he wouldn’t be raising legislative solutions at all.

Instead, he said that President Obama might simply declare ...

I would love to know how this will take the guns and ammunition away from the criminals who are killing innocent people. Seems to me, the President is just trying to take guns away form law abiding citizens. It doesn't take a genius to see the President is trying to take weapons away from normal people, so they can no longer protect themselves from criminals and their own government.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bank of America ‘freezes gun maker’s account’

‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet’
(CNS News) – Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman.
In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following:
“My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms…our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review.
“After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review — her exact words were — ‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.’”(emphasis added)
Sirochman also wrote that he told the bank manager that “they have no right to make up their own new rules and regs” and that “[American Spirit is a] firearms manufacturer with all the proper licensing.”
He also noted that he has been doing business with Bank of America for over 10 years, but will now be looking for a new bank.
According to Unlawful News, this isn’t the first time Bank of America has targeted a customer involved in the firearms industry.
McMillan Group International was reportedly told that its business was no longer welcome after the company started manufacturing firearms – even after 12 years of doing business with the bank.
What Right Does Bank Of America Have To Infringe On A customer's Rights?

Democrat plan lets Obama run for 3rd term

Democratic Party Rep. Jose Serrano of New York has introduced into Congress a bill to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution that imposes a prohibition against any president serving more than two terms in office ... (more)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Anti Gun People Will Be Coming Soon

  • Condemning military heroes as unfit gun owners

  • Using tragic events to peddle their anti-freedom wares.

  • Forcing child indoctrination against gun ownership

  • Fueling foreign disasters to invoke public sympathy against the Second Amendment

  • Employing media broadcasts to infuse guilt and shame, targeting firearms owners

  • Perverting the meaning of the Second Amendment by politically diseased politicians

  • Persuading dirty judges to rule in a jaded manner on gun critical cases

  • Vilifying gun shows as unsafe, illegal, dangerous and illicit.