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Muslim Brotherhood in Murfreesboro.

Here is a link to actual PROOF that the Islamization of the “Belt Buckle of American Christianity” has begun. While most of America is  trying to cope with a terrible economy and loss of jobs, the Well funded Muslims are building Mega-Mosques right here in America and bringing in thousands of families of Muslim followers to begin the infiltration of our schools and local governments. Our President, Governor, and Elected Officials simply turn their collective backs as this process occurs right here in plain sight and without so much as lifting a finger to help stop it.

WAKE UP MURFREESBORO! WAKE UP TENNESSEE!  WAKE UP AMERICA!

It has been a while since I have posted and thought I would catch up on current events.

For starters, let it be known that Mitt Romney is not my choice for a president. He is, however, the one I will vote for in November. He is not necessarily the proverbial “lesser of two evils” but instead just someone who doesn’t share my political views nor my goals for this country. I rather think his campaign, so far, has been one to only defend himself when the buzz of opposition is so loud that he can’t stand it any more, and not one on standing on a principal until Hell freezes over. I would MUCH rather vote for a man who stands on his convictions, supports a strong America and will work to get government out-of-the-way for individuals and small businesses. My personal choice was Rick Santorum, and only for the reason that he was proud to stand up for his Christian convictions, even when the far left (and some of the right) was mocking him and his family. I still feel that he would have run the country showing compassion to other countries when possible, and showing strength when necessary while at the same time bringing in advisors that would help to turn around our sagging economy.

By this time there should be no doubts that I am anti-Obama. Personally, I feel that the man is a socialist and is heading the country down the path of socialism and communism. There is so much we know about just about every politician, yet so much of Obama’s past remains sealed or behind a blur or uncertainty or just out-right lies. For instance;

1. His Occidental college records – SEALED

2. Columbia College Records – SEALED

3. His Columbia College Thesis – SEALED

4. His Harvard College Records – SEALED

5. His Selective Service Registration – SEALED

6. His Medical Records – SEALED

7. His Illinois State Senate Schedule (people who visited him while he was a state senator) –  SEALED

8. His Illinois State Senate Records – SEALED

9. His Law Practice Client list – SEALED

10. A certified copy of his original Birth certificate – SEALED

11. A signed Embossed paper certificate of Live Birth – SEALED

NOTE: For those anti-birthers out there, note that the one the white house provided has been PROVEN to be a fake by several agencies. The fake one they did offer did not have the embossed state seal on it and would not be acceptable to even get a driver’s license in ANY state, nor would it be possible to receive a passport using that document. There have been many reports that he may have actually used a number of aliases through the years, and at this point I am not convinced that his real name is Obama.

12. His Baptism records is SEALED… I know, a strange one since he proclaims to be Christian

13. No record of why Michelle Obummer’s law license was revoked.

14. Records of his receiving “Foreign Student Aid”  in college. SEALED

15. What passport did he use to visit Pakistan in 1981? Why did he go there in the first place?

The list goes on and on, including an endorsement by the Communist Party U.S.A., telling the body of SEIU “Your Agenda has been My Agenda” and other ideals including causing electricity rates to skyrocket and to shut down all coal-fired electric plants. There are no records of his years living in Indonesia or Kenya, and his being raised in all Muslim schools. There seems to be a real cloud when he gave his life to Christ and denounced his muslim upbringing. After all, his father was Muslim and there is no reason to believe that at least his younger years he was raised as a muslim. He has been on record as saying “If war was to break out in the middle east, I would side with the muslims”… yet you never hear any of this from the media.

The left seems to be basing their whole campaign on Romney’s tax returns, instead of Obama’s accomplishments and goals. Romney has been a successful businessman. Period. If he is like any other successful businessman that I know of he doesn’t always base his business principles on helping out the small guy, but rather he is more driven to padding his own wealth as well as the wealth of the stockholders of the corporations he represents. In about 80% of the time, he has been quite successful in building wealth. I am willing to bet, with my vote for him, that his policies can help to turn the economy around and begin to cut our national debt and improve the ability of most Americans to find work. It is also odd that Romney has given more money to charity than Obama has made. Period.  When did it become a crime for Americans to be successful?

There is a record of every official visitor to the White House. The Obama Administration has filed many law suits about having to show who gets to visit Obama. Records show that George Cloony has spent more time with Obama than the DEA Chief Michele Leonhart. That is the head of the education department, for those not savvy on acronyms. The visit from the DEA was way back in 2011, and only one time. So much to say for a president that is so concerned about education, huh?  All of this while the Food and Drug Administrator (FDA) has visited a whopping 69 times. Granted, most of these were to visit Michelle, and only 3 of the visits to Barack, but still, there is a reason to believe there is close ties with this administration and the Obama’s. There have also been a LOT of reports that the FOIA record keeping is bypassed by having meetings at local DC coffee shops. Obama is known to have numerous meetings with lobbyists a these places in order to bypass any records that the GOP can use against him.

From someone who campaigned as being the most open president in history, he sure has done everything he can to avoid any record keeping, and to help Eric Holder cover up a botched gun-running scheme. The white house staff also admits that “famous” people are routinely omitted from the official visitor list to the white house.

What we do know is that Obama has not visited our closest Ally, Israel, since becoming president. I really find it impossible to believe that American Jews would support such a president that openly admits he will side with Israel’s enemies if it comes down to it. Strange.. We also know that the Obama administration has had a rash of National Security leaks.

Again and again, we know so little about the President of the United States.  Who can we blame for this? Bush?

 

I have known there was a problem with the primary system int he USA for quite a while, but it isn’t until this election that I have realized just how corrupt this system has become.

 

The first few states have an “Open Primary” system, meaning ANYONE CAN VOTE, even members of the opposite party. For instance, if I was a Democrat, I could walk into the voting site and sign a piece of paper stating that I was switching to the Republican Party, then go vote as a Republican, and then on the way out I could sign another piece of paper to resume my position as a Democrat. In at least one state, it isn’t even necessary that I do this “magic change.”  Instead, you just waltz into the polling location and vote.

 

Why is this wrong?

 

It has become quite common knowledge that Democrats, aided by corrupt unions such as SEIU and the AFL/CIO have bullied their way into corrupting the voting process. But here is the new tactic: Have the Democrats go into the Republican voting primary polls and vote for the Candidate that is the least likely to win in an election  against a Democrat. It has even been proven that some corrupt poll workers have even handed out ballots for dead voters.

This would explain why the popular Mike Huckabee had to drop out of the elections in 2008 when much of the country was in favor if him. Instead, we got a very “Moderate” if not downright left leaning McCain as our choice. This time around, it looks like the Powers that are heading this move has chosen Mitt Romney as their choice, and they are going to make sure he wins no matter who the people really want.

By having Mitt Romney, they get a candidate that will change his vote and opinion and is willing to do anything to stay in office, which is much the same as the current candidate of the Oval Office. The powers that be (Socialists) win.

Some states have begun to combat this already, having enacted laws that require a valid ID in  order to vote. Of course the liberals, socialists, Democrats, Communists (or what ever you want to call them) strongly object to this because it cuts out a layer of corruption they have enjoyed for decades. The next thing on the list will be to close the primary process, so that only voters that are re-registered in that party are eligible to vote in the primary.

This will end the “Rigging” corruption of elections. It has to happen quickly.

 

I have spent some time studying the political system here in the good old USA, and have come to some conclusions:Let’s start on the local level, with… let’s say you want to be a County Commissioner in a relatively small suburban county in Anywhere, USA. First of all, you can plan on spending several thousand dollars of someone’s money to print up posters and flyers, and plan on spending a few dollars on renting a campaign headquarters. Someone has to pay for your run as a politician, and most likely it is some rather well off individual in the county with whom you feel close and who likes you and your ideas. That someone is very happy when you win the election, and a few months into your office they call you with a rather strange request to favor someone with whom they are friends with, or have business dealings with. To just vote favorably on this request costs you nothing, and for the most part doesn’t cost anyone in your district anything, but the business venture is profitable and your friend and his friend have made money from your decision to vote favorably.

 

Your next election is just as easy to win since there are no major upsets in your district and most everybody is happy going to work every day and living life as normal. Another favor is requested, and this time the vote would favor a friend of your friend, and this friend has promised to do a lot of business with your business, so in a round about way, this profits you, however indirectly. All of a sudden, your net worth has gone up and you are living a better life. This happens time after time, and your real business starts to grow exponentially while you serve your fellow county neighbors. You even bought a piece of real estate at a real bargain, just after you voted to allow a big developer to build his new development right down the street. That piece of property has gained in value BIG time since construction has begun. Of course few in the county know about this, but really, it is none of their business.

Now your friend approaches you and asks you to run for state representative and offers to help fund your run. Having been such a well-respected  county commissioner and running a good, clean campaign, you win easily to represent your fellow neighbors at the State level. This position is mostly ho-hum, except for a few votes that you got a call about from one of your backers, and which you gave much consideration to before you voted in their favor. That really helped them a LOT and they contributed to your re-election campaign. After a couple of terms at the State level, you have  a pretty good war chest and you decide to run to be a US Representative.

You find favor among some pretty rich businesses and individuals who like you and your message, and they contribute heavily to your political run and having so much money to spend you were able to saturate the airwaves in your district and won by a pretty healthy margin. On your first day in office, you were visited by one of the directors of a non-profit company and given a position on the board of directors for this non-profit corporation. It is a good corporation and they mostly give out scholarships to bright young people, and you have a couple of bright young individuals in your district that deserve a good helping hand on their college tuition. This is a paid position, but requires little time, so it is not a conflict of interest to your seat in office and you are happy to serve.

Over time, you are offered several of these positions, serving on the board of directors on these non-profit corporations, and it is rewarding financially as well as rewarding for those deserving students in your district. It is good that the X-EAZY Corporation donated heavily to one of those non-profit corporations, and they were able to give you a raise. You were also able to get a full ride scholarship for your nephew because of this generous donation. The X-EAZY corporation was really happy because of your vote on a bill that favors their company. Of course this was not reported as a campaign donation, or as a direct payment, since your money was earned as being on the board of directors of a non-profit corporation. You have noticed that the ones that involve the Environmental issues always seem to donate more into your re-election campaigns and also your non-profit corporations, so environmentalist type votes are always in their favor.

You are now doing pretty well, financially, as a business man, with your personal business at home, and by serving on the board of directors of these non-profit corporations. Both of your children have guaranteed scholarships to the best universities, you are able to invest more heavily in real estate in your district, and it is good to have a little preview at the overall development of the county so you can buy property that is guaranteed to rise in value. All the while, you continue to vote in ways that favors your constituents and are able to bring back monies to your district that benefits everyone.

As time goes on, you are able to buy that mansion that you always dreamed of, and your grandchildren now have scholarships at Princeton, Yale, and Harvard, even before they start school. Life is good. You love the American Dream.

Now….

Does anybody else see where the problem is with this scenario?

Do you now understand why politicians don’t care if you cut their salary, or their benefits, like retirement?

Do you even care?

Today brings another new post about Democratic fundraisers at $25,000 per ticket being brought on by none other than a guy who benefitted by the millions for his Missouri wind power farm. His company got a 107 Million dollar tax credit (can we say LOOPHOLE FOR THE RICH?)  We stand by and let this happen and for some reason this does not ring any bells  nor do any of the democrats cry out loud about corruption in government. More of our stimulus money being wasted for GREEN companies.  You can read the full story here

I wonder when we are going to finally admit that Environmentalism is a religion and treat it as such?

This week brings on a competition of college engineering students to try to make a house that is self-sufficient and completely energy grid free. GREAT idea! The problem is that our Federal government has given each team $100,000 for their efforts, and each team is reporting that their project cost over $500k but if we would just mass produce them, the price would probably drop to $300k. Nice… for a one room house. Can we say useless boys and girls? You can read this full story here

There are some Democratic congressmen throwing a party in South Carolina, if anybody is interested in joining in.  I guess they are celebrating all the millions of dollars that have been paid out to DEAD PEOPLE?? Maybe the DEAD PEOPLE ARE STILL VOTING?

 

It is always interesting to figure out where the support and money comes from for projects and organizations that affect our daily lives. Lately, I have found out about the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) and it’s cronies who are hell bent on forcing their views of global trade on us and using obscure laws and rules from all over the world to impact each of our lives, whether we realize it or not. Recently, the Gibson Guitar company, located in Tennessee, has come under fire from the Lacey Act and the Fish and Wildlife Commission. After some investigation on my own, I am starting to see where  the FWC has been “used” by this group of Environmentalists from the EIA.

First of all, here are the “Partners” of the EIA, who apparently operate on a very limited budget, but have contacts and friends within the US Federal Government. Those “friends” within the government will come later, but for now here is a list of the “friends” of EIA:

• American Forest & Paper Association• Amazon Watch • Center for international Environmental Law • Conservation international • Defenders of Wildlife • Dogwood Alliance• Environmental investigation Agency• ForestEthics • Friends of the Earth • Global Witness • Greenpeace • Hardwood Federation• international brotherhood • Society of American Foresters of Teamsters• national Wildlife Federation• natural Resources Defense Council• Rainforest Action network • Rainforest Alliance • Sierra Club• SustainableFurnitureCouncil • ThenatureConservancy • TropicalForestTrust • UnitedSteelworkers• WildlifeConservationSociety • World Wildlife Fund

Any time you are giving money to any of these organizations, you are in effect giving money to the EIA and you are almost always guaranteeing that you are promoting Organizations that are doing their best to end manufacturing in America and also throwing money into the pockets of Attorneys that came from taxpayer pockets (re: your pocket!). There is further information on who supports this organization and whhere they get their money at this address: http://www.eia-global.org/lacey/P6.EIA.LaceyReport.pdf

 

Keep in mind these organizations are the kind of  people who really don’t want you mowing your lawn, and when it boils down to it, they would rather that you didn’t even exist since you breathe carbon dioxide and you are the ones that cause global warming every time you breathe or break wind.  I am surprised to see several UNIONS that are supporters of this organization. Bet you didn’t know your union dues were going for this did you?

More recently, the EIA pressured the FWC to seize products from Gibson Guitars, using heavily armed agents to do so. Gibson has been in business for over 100 years here in the USA and employs over 1,200. They import rosewood and ebony from plantations in India, with the blessings of organizations such as Greenpeace and several other watchdogs in an effort to comply with existing laws and regulations. Having this happen after the hoops they jump through is outrageous to say the least. It also has all of the earmarks of being a political move since EVERY guitar manufacturer in the USA buys the same wood from the same dealers and imports it using the same paperwork as Gibson. If this is not proven to be a political farce in the end it will be a miracle.

For those that dint know, Gibson’s wood has not been confiscated because it is illegal to import, nor because it is endangered, nor for any other reason except that the EIA thinks it is against an obscure law in INDIA that limits the export of rosewood to products less than 3/16 of an inch if it is “unfinished” wood, which means it will be used to make other products when it gets to the importing country. In this case, that is the USA. Blanks for fingerboards for instruments such as guitars are generally 1/4 of an inch thick, which is 1/16 of an inch thicker than this obscure rule the EIA is claiming Gibson broke. On the other hand, it is completely legal to also ship out woods that are over 3/16 of an inch, but the import/export code is different. This different import code (or paperwork snafu, is why the FWC raided Gibson, and also why the EIA is claiming a victory. As of right now, there has been NO US LAWS BROKEN and because of this no charges have been filed against Gibson or any of it’s agents.  It is my understanding that the government of India is somewhat pissed about this as well, since the sale of the wood has had the blessings of their government all along. Hence, the stalemate and quagmire the Obama administration finds themselves in.

WE MUST STOP LETTING THESE ROGUE ORGANIZATIONS RULE OUR DAIY LIVES !

 

It isn’t easy being green… or is that a line from Kermit the Frog?

 

The truth is, Corruption is another word for Environmentalist. Today we learn of another high ranking Environmentalist that has pleaded guilty to skimming Federal funds (read here “Our Taxes”) in Tennessee.  This really doesn’t surprise me, as most of these Green schemes are just ways to “redistribute the wealth” while making uneducated individuals think they are saving the planet, keeping their children from having lung diseases, or otherwise helping the environment. If one spends just a little bit of time investigating, they will increasingly turn up stories like this one, where there is rampant corruption, or just outright lies in exchange for getting to put their hand into the back pocket of tax payers.

This particular guy worked hard to harass Tennessee’s “TVA” coal fired power plants, doing his best to make them look like the reason the world is ending. Officially, he has pleaded to guilty to money laundering and fraud. When it comes down to it, this group, as are most environmental groups, are just liars who are out to generate regulations that will curb the rest of us into their submission, or are just plain out to get our money.  You can get more info on this story at http://www.knoxnews.com

Have I failed to mention that the Bush Administration has voted against giving this company any money?.. but then I suppose somehow they will find a way to spin this so it sounds like it is all Bush’s fault?

Of course there is going to be negative press when this kind of thing is exposed, but why not just create your own “news” agency, and then get google to recognize it as a legitimate news agency?

We still haven’t heard the latest news on Solyndra, but everything looks like it is pointing to a HUGE corruption plot by they Obama Administration. I ma wondering if it is proved that Obama is guilty of fraud and corruption, if it will ever come out into the sunlight since the investigation is being conducted by none other than Holder’s FBI. It is really bad when you get to the point that you cant even believe ANY of your government, but I am at that point. After the Gibson Guitar fiasco, I am finding anything that our administration has to say is most likely a lie and I look for the treal truth to be somewhere 180 degrees of what they are telling us.

Let’s not forget to hear the official words from OZONE AL, where he claims that going green will create jobs. You can catch his latest words here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a response to a post on one of the Environmental blog sites, this time by the EIA, trying to explain away the recent raid on Gibson Guitars. Their claim starts out sounding like they really have “the goods” on Gibson, and then they get caught up in their own rhetoric to the point that they make no point. I should have suspected that the EIA was behind this move in the first place.

Anyway, here is my response that I posted on their site in response to this link: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0902-eia_statement_gibson.html

 

Keep in mind here that the EIA is in no way affiliated with the Federal Government. They are an Environmental group, 
much like Greenpeace and their ILK, that travels the world in search of ways to stop people from cutting down trees. 
These people are the true "Tree Huggers" of the world whose agenda far outreaches the US Government's already outrageous 
agenda on Environmental issues.

What I fail to see is how (or why) our government is putting so much emphasis into a group of individuals with such a 
wild agenda that they would shut down an American Icon of a company and confiscate their supplies and products with this 
flimsy of a reason. The fact that the raid was committed by the Fish and Wildlife Service is another strange turn of events.

Let's for a minute here play devil's advocate and say that Gibson was, in fact,  "Smuggling" woods that were illegal on the 
International Market. Would it not make sense that there would be a paper trail that would be evidence enough to prove the 
case and the confiscation of the wood not even necessary? What does the US Government plan to do with the wood?? 
Destroy it?  Yeah, that makes sense...

This whole thing is nothing more than the Obama Administration being controlled by Environmental extremists groups , Union 
thugs, Muslim Brotherhood,  and armed federal agencies with an agenda that is not in line with the will of the American 
People.

Hopefully this will get corrected in the next election and when it does there will be law suits filed and won against
these extremist groups that have destroyed America.

One of the most effective means we have of controlling government is to control the donors of the political process through boycotting their businesses and establishments. If you look at this list of donors, you will see that a LOT of these  *Bundlers of funds going to the Obama 2012 campaign are financial institutions… the same ones we have bailed out to the tune of some 16 trillion dollars. The second group of donors is Lawyers and law firms.  Please pay attention to the Employer column and if there is any way to NOT do business with these companies, please DO NOT.

Anyway, here is the list that is posted on open Secrets

Barack Obama Bundlers
Min Max Name City State Employer Contributions
$500,000 Katzenberg, Jeffrey Universal City CA DreamWorks SKG 1,864,192
$500,000 Cohen, David and Rhonda Philadelphia PA Comcast Corp 907,131
$500,000 Corzine, Jon Hoboken NJ MF Global 881,232
$500,000 Effron, Blair New York NY Centerview Partners 826,137
$500,000 Stetson, Jane Norwich VT Democratic National Cmte 814,848
$500,000 Gilbert, Mark and Nancy Boca Raton FL Barclays Capital 537,205
$500,000 Kempner, Michael Cresskill NJ MWW Group 471,050
$500,000 Tobias, Andrew Miami FL Democratic National Cmte 423,057
$500,000 Rudy, Kirk Austin TX Endeavor Real Estate 374,793
$500,000 Green, Steven Miami Beach FL Greenstreet Partners 244,000
$500,000 Kramer, Orin Englewood NJ Boston Provident 243,180
$500,000 White Jr., Frank Washington DC Retired 228,354
$500,000 Benioff, Marc San Francisco CA Salesforce.Com 223,800
$500,000 Emerson, John Beverly Hills CA Capital Group Companies 170,894
$500,000 Connors, Jack and Elaine Boston MA Hill Holliday 101,500
$500,000 Myers, Charles New York NY Evercore Partners 89,201
$500,000 Raji, Azita Belvedere CA Investor 74,958
$500,000 Wintour, Anna New York NY Conde Nast Publications 64,400
$500,000 Barber, Rob Cambridge MA Loomey & Grossman 42,200
$500,000 Sherman, Robert Boston MA Greenberg Traurig LLP 37,850
$500,000 Spahn, Andy Los Angeles CA DreamWorks SKG 25,050
$500,000 Mamet, Noah Los Angeles CA Noah Mamet & Assoc 24,500
$500,000 Sepulveda, Eugene Austin TX Entrepreneurs Fdtn of Central Texas 23,350
$500,000 Bauer, Denise Tiburon CA Retired 17,400
$500,000 Smith, Michael Los Angeles CA Michael S Smith Inc 11,600
$500,000 Lopez, Andres San Juan PR Law Offices of Andres W Lopez 9,900
$500,000 Kennedy, Lena and John Pasadena CA Kennedy & Assoc 250
$200,000 $500,000 Sacks, Michael Winnetka IL Grosvenor Capital Management 1,111,781
$200,000 $500,000 Rogers, Jr. and Hobson, John and Mellody Chicago IL Ariel Investments 995,998
$200,000 $500,000 Gallogly, Mark New York NY Centerbridge Partners 903,568
$200,000 $500,000 Nathan, Scott Boston MA Baupost Group 868,599
$200,000 $500,000 Bluhm, Neil Chicago IL Walton Street Capital 781,363
$200,000 $500,000 Shaw, David and Beth New York NY DE Shaw & Co 506,900
$200,000 $500,000 Randlett, Wade and Lorna San Francisco CA Nextfuels Inc 455,783
$200,000 $500,000 Schuster, Elaine Chestnut Hill MA Philanthropist 387,048
$200,000 $500,000 Wolf, Robert Purchase NY UBS Americas 379,312
$200,000 $500,000 Hartley, Jane New York NY Observatory Group 333,150
$200,000 $500,000 Wesner, Alexa Austin TX Austin Ventures 330,358
$200,000 $500,000 Cioffi, Michael Cincinnati OH Blank Rome LLP 297,900
$200,000 $500,000 Wagar, Kirk Coconut Grove FL Wagar, Murray & Feit 245,434
$200,000 $500,000 Broas, Tim Chevy Chase MD Winston & Strawn 243,887
$200,000 $500,000 Wheeler, Tom Washington DC Core Capital Partners 200,190
$200,000 $500,000 Boone, Aimee Austin TX Texas Democratic Trust 174,100
$200,000 $500,000 Hickey, Doug San Francisco CA Hummer Winblad Venture Partners 142,858
$200,000 $500,000 Bailey, Jean Silver Spring MD Howard University 126,950
$200,000 $500,000 Jarin, Kenneth Philadelphia PA Ballard, Spahr et al 115,068
$200,000 $500,000 Susman, Sally New York NY Pfizer Inc 107,208
$200,000 $500,000 Halpern, Daniel Atlanta GA Atlanta Restaurant Partners 107,025
$200,000 $500,000 Perlman and Karas, Dana and Barry Los Angeles CA Perlman & Assoc/Actor 103,713
$200,000 $500,000 Parekh, Deven New York NY Insight Venture Partners 90,900
$200,000 $500,000 Guillemard, Andres San Juan PR Lone Star Insurance 75,852
$200,000 $500,000 Heckler, Alex Ft. Lauderdale FL Lsn Partners 75,500
$200,000 $500,000 Reeves, Beverly Austin TX Reeves & Brightwell 73,800
$200,000 $500,000 Solomon, Ken Los Angeles CA Tennis Channel 48,000
$200,000 $500,000 Alderman, Mark Bryn Mawr PA Cozen & O’Connor 41,466
$200,000 $500,000 Austin, Jean-Phillipe Miami FL Cancer Center of Florida 33,850
$200,000 $500,000 Spinner, Steve Menlo Park CA Silver Lake Sumera 26,900
$200,000 $500,000 Clark, Bob St. Louis MO Clayco Construction 25,250
$200,000 $500,000 Ness, Susan Bethesda MD Susan Ness Strategies 24,750
$200,000 $500,000 DeWitt, Meredith Still River MA Political Consultant 24,108
$200,000 $500,000 Hamamoto, Pam Tiburon CA Retired 10,831
$200,000 $500,000 Mathis, Brian New York NY Provident Group 7,900
$200,000 $500,000 Overton, Spencer Chevy Chase MD George Washington University Law School 7,499
$200,000 $500,000 Dornbush, Kirk Atlanta GA Diem Investments 6,500
$200,000 $500,000 Dwyer, Carolyn Montpelier VT Welch For Congress 3,685
$200,000 $500,000 Robinson, Alfreda Washington DC George Washington University 250
$200,000 $500,000 Pollara, Ben Coral Gables FL Consultant 250
$200,000 $500,000 Nichols, Mark Washington DC
$100,000 $200,000 Bagley, Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Washington DC US Dept of State 1,321,240
$100,000 $200,000 Goldman, Doug and Lisa San Francisco CA Certain Software Inc 1,255,968
$100,000 $200,000 Jordan, Wayne Oakland CA Jordan Real Estate Investments 1,162,253
$100,000 $200,000 Snyder, Jay New York NY HBJ Investments 1,145,337
$100,000 $200,000 Thompson, Sandi Woodside CA Attorney 792,406
$100,000 $200,000 Pritzker, Penny Chicago IL Pritzker Realty Group 755,650
$100,000 $200,000 Kovner, Sarah New York NY Financial Consultant 716,075
$100,000 $200,000 Lasry, Marc New York NY Avenue Capital 716,006
$100,000 $200,000 Avant, Clarence Beverly Hills CA Interior Music 664,692
$100,000 $200,000 Rising, Nelson La Canada CA Maguire Properties 643,359
$100,000 $200,000 Brosens, Frank Bedford NY Taconic Capital Advisors 639,575
$100,000 $200,000 Bittel, Stephen Miami Beach FL Terranova Corp 566,408
$100,000 $200,000 Stanley, Marc Dallas TX Stanley, Mandel & Iola 550,385
$100,000 $200,000 Mahoney, Alice & Bill New Canaan CT Investor 458,426
$100,000 $200,000 Roizman, Israel Lafayette Hill PA Roizman Development 446,000
$100,000 $200,000 Korge, Chris Miami FL Korge & Korge 394,700
$100,000 $200,000 Freeman, Bill Nashville TN Freeman Webb Co 361,353
$100,000 $200,000 Pollak, Abigail and FJ Coral Springs FL Tracfone Wireless 360,100
$100,000 $200,000 Ross, Laura New York NY Attorney 348,100
$100,000 $200,000 Ricketts, Laura Chicago IL Ecotravel LLC 310,107
$100,000 $200,000 Gorenberg and Wanderman, Mark and Wendy San Francisco CA Hummer Winblad Venture Partners 260,478
$100,000 $200,000 Myers, Steven Corona Del Mar CA Dolphin Capital Holdings 260,100
$100,000 $200,000 Dunham, Douglas New York NY Skadden, Arps et al 259,617
$100,000 $200,000 Soref, Jeff New York NY Soref Assoc 257,350
$100,000 $200,000 Liemandt, Andra Austin TX Trilogy Enterprises Inc 256,365
$100,000 $200,000 Hess, Anne New York NY Financial Consultant 246,649
$100,000 $200,000 Lynton, Jamie and Michael Los Angeles CA Sony Pictures Entertainment 246,031
$100,000 $200,000 Westly, Steve Menlo Park CA Westly Group 242,700
$100,000 $200,000 Steiner, Joshua New York NY Quadrangle Group 211,600
$100,000 $200,000 Stein, Bobby Jacksonville FL Chartwell Capital Management 199,822
$100,000 $200,000 Gorman, John Austin TX Tejas Securities Group 198,690
$100,000 $200,000 Heyman, Vicki Chicago IL Goldman Sachs 196,417
$100,000 $200,000 Mayer, Marissa San Francisco CA Google Inc 193,090
$100,000 $200,000 Friedman, David Longmont CO Sandy River Health Systems 180,700
$100,000 $200,000 Falk, Joseph Miami FL Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson 177,584
$100,000 $200,000 Berger, Mitchell Ft. Lauderdale FL Berger Singerman PA 176,701
$100,000 $200,000 Kireker, Charles and Marie Weybridge VT Fresh Tracks Capital 155,795
$100,000 $200,000 Pensky, Carol Washington DC Retired 146,859
$100,000 $200,000 Rubin, Jamie New York NY BC Partners 145,838
$100,000 $200,000 Rosenbaum, Greg Bethesda MD Palisades Assocs 145,615
$100,000 $200,000 Bernstein, Andi & Tom New York NY Chelsea Piers Management 145,580
$100,000 $200,000 Torrey, James Greenwich CT Torrey Funds 143,050
$100,000 $200,000 Bauer, Virginia Red Bank NJ Mack-Cali Realty 133,850
$100,000 $200,000 Levine, Mel Pacific Palisades CA Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 128,367
$100,000 $200,000 Levinson, Kathy Los Altos CA Consultant 125,550
$100,000 $200,000 Lawson, Michael and Mattie Los Angeles CA Skadden, Arps et al 120,954
$100,000 $200,000 Palnick, Lazar Pittsburgh PA Attorney 120,093
$100,000 $200,000 Draper, Becky San Francisco CA Investments 118,096
$100,000 $200,000 Fulp, Carol Boston MA John Hancock Financial Services 110,000
$100,000 $200,000 Brewster/Satawake, James “Wally” & Bob Chicago IL General Growth Properties/Keller Williams 100,140
$100,000 $200,000 Kang, Henry New York NY AJIA Holdings 97,800
$100,000 $200,000 Keller, Janet Laguna Beach CA Consultant 95,750
$100,000 $200,000 Lerner, Steve Chapel Hill NC Blue Hill Group 91,200
$100,000 $200,000 Acker/Goodman, Gerald/Barry Huntington Woods MI Goodman Acker PC 85,625
$100,000 $200,000 Murray, Bruce and Jim Charlottesville VA East Market Square 82,936
$100,000 $200,000 Stafford, Earl and Amanda McLean VA Wentworth Group 82,200
$100,000 $200,000 Ahn, Simon Atanta GA Ahn & Assoc 80,745
$100,000 $200,000 Phillips, John Washington DC Phillips & Cohen 76,100
$100,000 $200,000 Beshar, Peter Rye NY Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 76,000
$100,000 $200,000 Eccles, Leni Belvedere CA Retired 67,000
$100,000 $200,000 Bone, Charles Robert Nashville TN Bone McAllester Norton PLLC 60,670
$100,000 $200,000 Bean, Terrence Portland OR Investor 59,489
$100,000 $200,000 Coney, Les Chicago IL Mesirow Financial 53,718
$100,000 $200,000 Coleman, Belinda Upper Marlborough MD Coleman Group 51,150
$100,000 $200,000 Hoffman, Sharon Kansas City MO Retired 50,475
$100,000 $200,000 Kong, Michael Los Angeles CA Headway Project 47,600
$100,000 $200,000 Leat, Chad New York NY Citigroup Inc 46,950
$100,000 $200,000 Levine, Cliff Pittsburgh PA Thorp, Reed & Armstrong 45,709
$100,000 $200,000 Harris, Scott Washington DC Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis 37,900
$100,000 $200,000 Frillman, Louis & Carol Seattle WA GVA Marquette Advisors 32,650
$100,000 $200,000 Griffin, Chad Beverly Hills CA Political Consultant 23,100
$100,000 $200,000 Crumpler, John Durham NC Hattepas Venture Architects 22,300
$100,000 $200,000 McDermott, Shaw Dedham MA K&L Gates 20,400
$100,000 $200,000 Buell, Justin San Francisco CA Buell Private Political Management 18,600
$100,000 $200,000 Harris, Karen Cape Elizabeth ME Volunteer 15,791
$100,000 $200,000 Forrester, Chip Nashville TN Democratic Party of Tennessee 13,050
$100,000 $200,000 Hughes, Kate Princeton NJ Writer 12,300
$100,000 $200,000 Rueff, Rusty Hillsborough CA Self-Employed 10,600
$100,000 $200,000 Schapiro and Newberger, Andy and Tamar Chicago IL Catbird Networks 8,850
$100,000 $200,000 Weinstein, Andrew Coral Springs FL Weinstein Law Firm 8,300
$100,000 $200,000 Hamilton, Carol Beverly Hills CA Santa Monica College 8,050
$100,000 $200,000 Parham, Michael Seattle WA Realnetworks Inc 7,175
$100,000 $200,000 Korge, Andrew Coral Gables FL Entrepreneur 1,850
$100,000 $200,000 Hanson, Craig Menlo Park CA Next World Capital 1,250
$100,000 $200,000 Burd, David Washington DC Arnold & Porter 800
$100,000 $200,000 Oblander, Kristin Atlanta GA Oblander Group 750
$100,000 $200,000 Nix-Hines, Crystal Canoga Park CA Attorney 500
$100,000 $200,000 Muse, Mike New York NY
$100,000 $200,000 Monks, Bonnie Portland ME
$50,000 $100,000 Buttenwieser, Peter Philadelphia PA Peter L Buttenwieser & Assoc 1,567,432
$50,000 $100,000 Eychaner, Fred Chicago IL Newsweb Corp 1,099,650
$50,000 $100,000 Scheide, Judith and William Princeton NJ Retired 1,014,609
$50,000 $100,000 Meyer, Kelly Malibu CA Universal Studios 983,851
$50,000 $100,000 Berger, Daniel Philadelphia PA Berger & Montague 882,568
$50,000 $100,000 Curling, Donna Roswell GA New Kent Capital 688,915
$50,000 $100,000 Aberly, Naomi Dallas TX TIFF Advisory Services 674,343
$50,000 $100,000 Fish, John Roxbury MA Suffolk Construction 585,348
$50,000 $100,000 Zednik, Joseph and Deanna Bonita Springs FL Lakeshore Trading 566,620
$50,000 $100,000 Adler, Michael Miami Beach FL Adler Group 529,250
$50,000 $100,000 Crown, James Chicago IL Henry Crown & Co 528,244
$50,000 $100,000 Scully, John Mill Valley CA Spo Partners & Co 492,956
$50,000 $100,000 Meredith, Lynn Austin TX Meredith Family Investments 480,574
$50,000 $100,000 Zarin and Rosenfeld, Judith and Gerald New York NY Rothschild North America 412,471
$50,000 $100,000 Warschaw, Hope Santa Monica CA Warland Investments 308,950
$50,000 $100,000 McGarr, Cappy Dallas TX McGarr Capital 303,100
$50,000 $100,000 Emanuel, Ari Beverly Hills CA William Morris Endeavor Entertainment 300,440
$50,000 $100,000 Mindich, Eric New York NY Elon Park Capital Management 295,900
$50,000 $100,000 Hinkle, Don Tallahassee FL Hinkle & Foran 285,460
$50,000 $100,000 McCall, Mark and Marianna Manchester CT Lime Rock Management 279,561
$50,000 $100,000 Morgan, John Lake Mary FL Morgan & Morgan 258,600
$50,000 $100,000 LeVine, Suzi Seattle WA Microsoft Corp 257,485
$50,000 $100,000 Lynton, Michael Los Angeles CA Sony Pictures Entertainment 246,031
$50,000 $100,000 Friedman, Cynthia Palm Beach FL Private Investor 236,337
$50,000 $100,000 Hirshberg, Gary Concord NH Stonyfield Farm 227,600
$50,000 $100,000 Bell, Colleen Los Angeles CA Writer 224,350
$50,000 $100,000 Hamamoto, David and Martha New York NY Northstar Realty Finance 212,700
$50,000 $100,000 Cohen, Steve Chicago IL Cohen Law Group 195,644
$50,000 $100,000 Coles, Michael Atlanta GA Caribou Coffee 166,800
$50,000 $100,000 Phillips, Dean Minneapolis MN Phillips Distilling 152,250
$50,000 $100,000 Clark, Frank Chicago IL Exelon Corp 145,456
$50,000 $100,000 Gray, Richard Short Hills NJ Milbank, Tweed et al 142,000
$50,000 $100,000 Canfield, Ken Atlanta GA Doffermyre, Shields et al 141,040
$50,000 $100,000 Shaw Clark, Diana London Un Writer 138,721
$50,000 $100,000 Andrew, Joe Potomac MD SNR Denton 130,325
$50,000 $100,000 Aboussie, Joyce St. Louis MO Aboussie & Assoc 119,706
$50,000 $100,000 Bush, Dwight Washington DC Urban Trust Bank 117,700
$50,000 $100,000 Mahoney, William and Molly Chicago IL Segal, McCambridge et al 103,850
$50,000 $100,000 Assongba, Abake Brooklyn NY Abake’s Foundation 101,800
$50,000 $100,000 Goldman, Steve New York NY Kramer, Levin et al 76,650
$50,000 $100,000 Slingerland, Dixon Los Angeles CA Youth Policy Institute 71,850
$50,000 $100,000 Alters, Jeremy Miami FL Alters, Boldt et al 68,506
$50,000 $100,000 Razdan Duggal, Shefali San Francisco CA Self-Employed 67,662
$50,000 $100,000 Maddox, Kerman Los Angeles CA Dakota Communications 67,600
$50,000 $100,000 McGowan, Gerry Arlington VA Attorney 65,455
$50,000 $100,000 Kramer, Terry Piedmont CA Investor 63,200
$50,000 $100,000 Allen, Scott Bethesda MD Private Investor 59,367
$50,000 $100,000 Horning, Paul Atlanta GA Morgan Stanley 53,748
$50,000 $100,000 Davis, Stephen San Francisco CA Vista Equity Partners 51,800
$50,000 $100,000 Donovan, Robert Jackson Heights NY Societe Generale 51,788
$50,000 $100,000 Hostovich, Teena La Canada CA Lockton Co 50,300
$50,000 $100,000 Zimmerman, Robert New York NY Zimmerman Edelson Inc 46,807
$50,000 $100,000 Miner, Judd Chicago IL Miner, Barnhill & Galland 40,530
$50,000 $100,000 Hill, David Silver Spring MD Verizon Communications 39,850
$50,000 $100,000 Johnson, Orlan Bowie MD Saul Ewing LLP 39,700
$50,000 $100,000 Cronin, Cheryl Boston MA Cronin & Leonard 38,600
$50,000 $100,000 Parker, Yolanda “Cookie” Los Angeles CA Knowledge Management Systems 37,810
$50,000 $100,000 Fishman, Andrew Weston CT Schonfeld Group 37,350
$50,000 $100,000 Kenney, David Denver CO Kenney Group 36,150
$50,000 $100,000 Weiss, Daniel Los Angeles CA Angeleno Group 34,380
$50,000 $100,000 Oram, John Beverly Hills MI Procare Comprehensive Health Plan 31,200
$50,000 $100,000 Jennings, Kevin New York NY US Dept of Education 24,849
$50,000 $100,000 Tsao-Wu, Grace Chicago IL Tabula Tua 24,443
$50,000 $100,000 McLain, Thomas Los Angeles CA Arnold & Porter 20,150
$50,000 $100,000 Edington, Patricia Mobile AL Antiques Appraiser 16,800
$50,000 $100,000 Solow, David Chicago IL Goldman Sachs 15,100
$50,000 $100,000 Walls, Tina Denver CO Retired 13,300
$50,000 $100,000 Apteker, Jim Brookline MA Longwood Events 10,750
$50,000 $100,000 Pajcic, Stephen Jacksonville FL Pajcic & Pajcic 9,600
$50,000 $100,000 Shaw, Noah Boston MA Mintz, Levin et al 8,438
$50,000 $100,000 Schmitz, Paul Milwaukee WI Public Allies 7,916
$50,000 $100,000 Lang Sollinger, Mary Madison WI Democratic Party of Wisconsin 7,800
$50,000 $100,000 Whitlock, Linda Newton MA Management Consultant 7,350
$50,000 $100,000 Scott, Shonda Oakland CA Total Concept 4,950
$50,000 $100,000 Patterson-Strachan, Shaunda Washington DC Jorden Burt LLP 4,069
$50,000 $100,000 Gail, David Dallas TX Weil, Gotshal & Manges 2,350
$50,000 $100,000 Newmark, Steven New York NY Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 1,750
$50,000 $100,000 Prats, Roberto San Juan PR Melendez-Perez, Ledesma & Prat 785
$50,000 $100,000 Day, Robert Justin Tallahassee FL Florida Democratic Party 750
$50,000 $100,000 Brown, Anthony Mitchellville MD Gibbs & Haller 750
$50,000 $100,000 Tankha, Kavita Los Altos Hills CA Attorney 700
$50,000 $100,000 Tanner, Justin Roswell GA
$50,000 $100,000 Ellis, Matt Austin TX
$50,000 $100,000 Guarasci, Patrick Milwaukee WI Political Consultant
$50,000 $100,000 Hamilton, Ann Pasadena CA
$50,000 $100,000 Mogull, Mike Miami Beach FL
$50,000 $100,000 McCurdy, Greg New York NY
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WHAT? With unemployment at 9.1% here in the USA, Gibson Guitars is one of the companies that is actually HIRING people because of their strong brand on the global market. The quality of a Gibson Guitar is unsurpassed and musicians world-wide know and understand that quality and are willing to pay for it.

Now, after the second raid by armed federal agents, Gibson’s President is being told (IN WRITING) that his problems with the DOJ will end if he ships jobs to Madagascar (an AFRICAN nation). I am almost at the point where I am speechless!

Another case of Government Corruption at its highest level.

 

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