Saturday, June 15, 2013

By arming al-Qaeda in Syria, Obama's transformation into Bush is now complete


June 15, 2012

"Obama, after all, agrees with all of Bush's key policies: expanding the police state, destroying the Bill of Rights, waging American imperialism across the world, running secret prisons, accelerating the national debt, bailing out the corrupt banksters and gutting America's working middle class."

(NaturalNews) Obama's "chemical weapons" claims against Syria are woven from the same fabric as Bush's "weapons of mass destruction" claims against Iraq. That fabric is, of course, fiction. Neither claim has any basis in reality, but they make a great story that can be spoon-fed to the American people by CNN, the Comedy News Network.

The story CNN won't tell you, however, is that Obama has chosen to arm -- who else? -- al-Qaeda, the very group that Bush said flew the airplanes into the twin towers on 9/11, resulting in the creation of DHS and the TSA (yippee!) as well as the Patriot Act that gave rise to many of the surveillance abuses we're seeing today from the NSA.

"US says it will arm Syrian rebels," blares The Guardian. This is after the U.S. government claims it detected chemical weapons being used in Syria -- a claim with absolutely no basis in fact. This is nothing more than a modern-day "Bushism" being resurrected under Obama.

And who are these Syrian rebels, exactly? They're working with al-Qaeda!

"Syrian rebels pledge loyalty to al-Qaeda," blares a Detroit Free Press headline. The New American chimes in with, "President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria."

So now it's in your face, you see: Obama is arming terrorists. Not just any terrorists, but THE terrorists that Bush claimed justified the rise of the entire U.S. police state reach-down-your-pants spy grid security theater apparatus. Isn't it now obvious that the U.S. government runs al-Queda, 1984-style, to make sure America always has a boogeyman to invoke when justifying the destruction of civil rights and individual privacy?

To fight terrorism, we will arm the terrorists
Meanwhile, the American people, as befuddled as ever, can't seem to come to grips with the fact that Obama, much like Bush, is quite literally arming the very terrorist group that he claims the U.S. police state security apparatus was constructed to fight.

Why do we need Gitmo and other secret military prisons? To "fight terrorists!" Why do we need the NSA spying on us all, reading our emails and listening to our phone calls? To "fight terrorists!" Why do we need the TSA reaching down our pants at the airport? To "fight terrorists!" And who is Obama now sending heavy weapons to in Syria? The terrorists!

It's all blatantly ridiculous at this point, and Obama's transformation into Bush is now complete. Obama, after all, agrees with all of Bush's key policies: expanding the police state, destroying the Bill of Rights, waging American imperialism across the world, running secret prisons, accelerating the national debt, bailing out the corrupt banksters and gutting America's working middle class.

While all this is going on, the American people are told to swallow one insane lie after another: Al-Qaeda is your enemy! No, wait, they're our friends! Terrorists shouldn't have weapons... but wait! Now let's arm the terrorists! The enemy is now patriots, veterans and anyone who cites the Constitution! Let's declare war on veterans while arming al-Qaeda!

This is the kind of insanity you're being subjected to on a daily basis by CNN, NPR, MSNBC and other purveyors of bewildering blather. Only a complete fluoride-headed zombie could buy into the false narratives and the never-ending "mental whiplash" head games being played by the White House. Because in addition to all this nonsense that makes Obama look nearly identical to Bush, we've also got the added bonuses of an IRS that intimidates and oppresses conservative groups, a DOJ that runs guns into Mexico while secretly wiretapping journalists, an NSA that spies on all your electronic activities including phone calls and emails, plus the dark skin pigmentation of the President which somehow allows the leftist media to stupidly label anyone who doesn't agree with Obama's actions a "racist."

Obama, in other words, has actually become worse than Bush. No wonder even left-leaning Ralph Nader, a champion of unions and socialist-leaning policies recently asked, "Has there [ever] been a bigger con man in the White House than Barack Obama?"

Certainly not when it comes to plunging the nation into an inescapable cycle of debt that will sooner or later implode in all our faces. On that front, Obama has beat Bush at his own game, taking America from a "mere" $9 trillion in debt to an ear-popping $16 trillion in national debt in less than five years.  Read More

Doctors dump health insurance plans, charge patients less

June 15, 2013

WICHITA, Kan., June 14 (UPI) --
A Kansas physician says he makes the same income and offers better quality care to his patients after he dumped all health insurance companies.

Thirty-two-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kan., said after five years of dealing with the red tape of health insurance companies and the high overhead for the staff he hired just to deal with paperwork, he switched to a system of charging his patients a monthly fee plus the price of an office visit or test, CNN/Money reported.

For example, under Nunamaker's membership plan -- also known as "concierge" medicine or "direct primary care" practices -- each patient pays a flat monthly fee to have unlimited access to the doctors and any medical service they can provide in the practice, such as stitches or an EKG.

For adults up to age 44, Nunamaker charges $50 a month, pediatric services are $10 a month, and for adults age 44 and older it costs $100 a month. Although Nunamaker calls the practice "cash-only," he accepts credit and debit cards for the fees and services.

Nunamaker and his partner negotiated deals for services outside the office. A cholesterol test costs the patient for $3, versus the $90 or more billed to insurance companies; an MRI can cost $400, compared with $2,000 or more billed to insurance companies.

The practice encourages patients and families to also carry some type of high-deductible health insurance plan in case of an emergency or serious illness requiring hospitalization, Nunamaker said.

Nunamaker said his annual salary is around $200,000, and he gets to spend more time with patients providing better care because he is not watching the clock and he gets to spend more time with this family.

Most of Nunamaker's clients are self-employed, small business owners, or small companies that found the monthly fee and the cost of the high-deductible plan was a cheaper option, CNN/Money reported.