Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hobby Lobby to Defy Obamacare Mandate

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/hobby-lobby-to-defy-obamacare-mandate.html?fb_action_ids=10151202090608301&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map={%2210151202090608301%22%3A460338847357981}&action_type_map={%2210151202090608301%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]
By Todd Starnes

The owners of Hobby Lobby face $1.3 million in daily fines after they decided to obey God rather than the federal government – refusing to comply with Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
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The act of defiance came one day after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied Hobby Lobby’s emergency request to block enforcement of the mandate, but said the company may continue its appeal in lower courts.
Hobby Lobby is a national arts and crafts chain. They own more than 500 stores in 41 states.hobbylobby
The company is owned by the Green family, devout, evangelical Christians. They believe “it is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured” and they seek to honor God by operating their company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.”
The family believes the Obamacare mandate to provide the morning-after and week-after pills is a violation of their religious convictions.
“To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs,” Becket Fund attorney Kyle Duncan wrote in a statement.
Duncan said the company would continue to provide health insurance for its employees while they fight the government in court.
But on Jan. 1, Hobby Lobby will face a $1.3 million daily fine if they don’t comply with Obamacare.
“The Green family respects the religious convictions of all Americans, including those who do not agree with them,” the Becket Fund said in a statement. “All they are asking is for the government to give them the same respect by not forcing them to violate their religious beliefs.”
One more reason I like the Hobby Lobby Chain ~Sapphire

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gifted? The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

In 1980, the California Legislature provided legislation (AB1040) to adopt the federal definition of gifted. The program was renamed Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). The Marland Federal Report on gifted education adopted the following: Students who are identified as gifted/talented exhibit ‘excellence’ or the capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. They require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their ability to contribute to self and society.

 This definition expanded the identification categories of gifted to include intellectual ability, high achievement ability, specific academic ability, leadership, creativity, and visual and performing arts abilities. It provided for 200 minutes a week of differentiated curriculum. The Legislature deemed that each school district determine the categories for identification. It was the intent of the Legislature in passing AB555 in 1986 to ensure that programs for gifted and talented students are continued and improved. AB555 provided funding for all school districts upon application and approval from the California Department of Education.

 http://www.lausd.net/lausd/office/GATE/intro.html#IntroHistory


 I was in that program (the 1040 program) for a few years in elementary school. Several months ago I started asking questions and researching...I couldn't come up with anything.

What I remember? 1)Tests...

2) Split second pictures on a screen

 3) Being told I was going to be a leader (which is why from that moment on I decided never to become in charge of anything...sad I know) I've turned down manager jobs because I see the therapist telling me this...EVERYTIME

4) Reading newspapers and researching current events..Isn't that funny how I do that still?

 5) All else is blank.... Today I found some others that have had the same experience as I...included the blank memories that they are disturbed with. Needless to say I am looking into it.

Examples: Re: Were You Part Of The "Mentally Gifted Minds" Program In California Scools back in the 70's? I can't remember anything from the "gifted & talented" program. Like another said, it's like a blank spot in my memory. The only thing I remember was taking tons of tests. I remember that I didn't mind taking the tests. I rather enjoyed them. I remember getting out of class a lot to talk to different people. But like I said, I don't remember one thing from the program itself. All this took place in elementary school years through 5th grade. Then my family moved to a different city and that was it. Testing saved my grades in school. I was very poor at doing homework. But I always aced my tests. So yeah, what were they testing me for? Where are the results? Hell, WHAT were the results? Makes me wonder......

 2) Re: Were You Part Of The "Mentally Gifted Minds" Program In California Scools back in the 70's? Books that were encouraged were: A Wrinkle in Time, The Elephant Man (That was my personal favorite to withhold), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and any of the books from the Choose Your Own Adventure Series. ( I remember reading A Wrinkle in Time. I was scared and still read)

3) Re: Were You Part Of The "Mentally Gifted Minds" Program In California Scools back in the 70's? I don't know what you people are talking about. The GATE program of the late 80's/early 90's wasn't about unprogramming it was tailored to kids who seemed destined to become future leaders. Their programming was tweaked per the burden of responsibility - middle managers with enough latitude to make the clockwork keep on the straight and narrow. It was about the importance of civilization, man's savage nature, the art of compromise -- it was also desensitizing them to the coming radical changes with exposure and sympathy for the 'new world order'. The masses are fed 'Soylent Green' and 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and the middle managing slave class (Mentally Gifted Minds) read Orwell. And now...those kids I grew up with all went to Ivy Leagues for undergrad and grad, all have posh positions in banking, science, gov't -- all under 30...and they all are able to rationalize everything I try to wake them up to; the need for depopulation allows for the immoral trickery and murder of billions - (see The Watchmen or see Agammemmnon in Clytemestra)

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message963263/pg4

Friday, December 21, 2012

1 + 1 isn't equalling 2


Robert Holmes, or the Libor Scandal ptII

Who is Robert Holmes?

 Robert Holmes Senior Lead Scientist at Fair Isaac Corporation (also know as FICO)

 "My educational background is in Mathematics and Statistics. My experience over the last 10 years at HNC and FICO has been in develping predictive models for financial services; credit & fraud risk models,first and third party application fraud models and internet/online banking fraud models. Dr. Robert Holmes, who received a PhD in Statistics in 1981 from the University of California at Berkeley, worked for San Diego-based HNC Software, Inc. from 2000 to 2002.(
 HNC, known as a “neural network” company, and DARPA, beginning in 1998, have worked on developing “cortronic neural networks,” which would allow machines to interpret aural and visual stimuli to think like humans.)

 Management Experience: I am currently managing a team building Falcon Fraud Manager Credit card fraud models. I have also managed teams in the Telco and Identity Theft fraud areas."
 (this is from his LinkedIN which has now been deleted)

 Falcon Fraud Manager Credit: FICO Falcon Fraud Manager 6 is the most accurate and comprehensive solution for detecting payment card fraud, reducing losses by up to 50%. No other system detects as much fraud with as little impact on customers and low operational cost.

FICO® Falcon® Fraud Manager
The new release of FICO Falcon Fraud Manager 6 is the most accurate and comprehensive solution for detecting payment card fraud, reducing losses by up to 50%. No other system detects as much fraud with as little impact on customers and low operational costs—which is why 17 of the top 20 credit card issuers worldwide rely on the FICO Falcon system to protect transactions in more than 2.5 billion active accounts. With FICO Falcon 6, you can use even more advanced analytics to detect up to 44% more fraud http://www.fico.com/en/products/dmapps/pages/fico-falcon-fraud-manager.aspx

http://patents.justia.com/2003/06597775.html

U.S. Patent Number: 6,597,775

Self-learning real-time prioritization of telecommunication fraud control actions July 22, 2003

Inventor(s)

Justin Lawyer (San Diego, CA United States of America), Alex Barclay (San Diego, CA United States of America), Dirk Englund (San Diego, CA United States of America), Robert Holmes (San Diego, CA United States of America), Dimpy Pathria (Burr Ridge, IL United States of America), Tim Roach (San Diego, CA United States of America), Scott Zoldi (San Diego, CA United States of America)

Assignee

Fair Isaac Corporation (San Diego, CA United States of America) Application Number: 09/9,963,358 Application Filed: September 25, 2001 Primary Examiner: Curtis Kuntz Assistant Examiner: Quoc Duc Tran Examiner Group: 2643 Attorney, Agent, or Firm: Robert Sachs , Michael A. Glenn , Glenn Patent Group (interesting as I just saw the name Barclay on the LIBOR scandal) Robert Holmes is said to have developed computer algorithms that demonstrate predictive models for financial services; credit and fraud risk models, first and third party application fraud models and internet/online banking fraud models. HNC Software: http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=29486

Company Overview of HNC Software Inc.

Company Overview

As of August 5, 2002, HNC Software, Inc. was acquired by Fair Isaac Corp. Previously, the company provided analytics and decision management software and tools primarily in the United States. The company’s software and tools enable companies to manage customer interactions by converting data and business experiences into recommendations. HNC Software was formed in 1986.
http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/hnc-software-inc
April 30, 2002 | Reuters
Software company Fair, Isaac & Co. said it would buy smaller rival HNC Software Inc. for more than $700 million, strengthening business in analytical products including credit card fraud detection. HNC, based in San Diego, develops software that predicts patterns of human behavior from databases that track transaction histories. Some of its major customers include financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase, telephone companies including AT&T Corp. and retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/07/11/fico-introduces-new-mortgage-credit-score/
DAARPA?  Global Finances?  The mystery is mounting...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pete Lanza or more importanty...The Libor Scandal

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/business/economy/25tax.html?_r=3&adxnnl=1&ref=business&pagewanted=1&adxnnlx=1356067506-nJwOV4LqjnqTwkT6GgrRag General Electric, the nation’s largest corporation, had a very good year in 2010.
Drew Angerer/The New York Times
A PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS LIAISON In January, President Obama named Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, to head the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. “He understands what it takes for America to compete in the global economy,” Mr. Obama said.

But Nobody Pays That

The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.
Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.
That may be hard to fathom for the millions of American business owners and households now preparing their own returns, but low taxes are nothing new for G.E. The company has been cutting the percentage of its American profits paid to the Internal Revenue Service for years, resulting in a far lower rate than at most multinational companies.
Its extraordinary success is based on an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore. G.E.’s giant tax department, led by a bow-tied former Treasury official named John Samuels, is often referred to as the world’s best tax law firm. Indeed, the company’s slogan “Imagination at Work” fits this department well. The team includes former officials not just from the Treasury, but also from the I.R.S. and virtually all the tax-writing committees in Congress.
While General Electric is one of the most skilled at reducing its tax burden, many other companies have become better at this as well. Although the top corporate tax rate in the United States is 35 percent, one of the highest in the world, companies have been increasingly using a maze of shelters, tax credits and subsidies to pay far less. Why is this significant? Peter Lanza is tax director and vice president of taxes for GE Energy Financial Services in the New York City area.
http://us.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Peter/Lanza Founded by JP Morgan to corner the market in electricity – GE is now a media – military industrial complex kingpin! Morgan Stanley has also been implicated in the LIBOR Scandal!
Now I am still looking for a link to Pete being subpenaed before the senate but I did come across this: http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/18/news/companies/general-electric-prison/index.html
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

A trio of former financial executives from General Electric are headed to prison after being found guilty of defrauding taxpayers in the municipal bond market.

The men are the first to be sentenced as part of the government's ongoing investigation of bid-rigging in auctions for the investment of municipal bond proceeds by some of Wall Street's biggest firms. The probe has yielded 20 indictments so far, with defendants coming from institutions including Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), JPMorgan (JPM, Fortune 500) and UBS (UBS).
The three men sentenced Thursday formerly worked at General Electric's (GE, Fortune 500) GE Capital unit, where prosecutors say they colluded with counterparts at other firms to rip off bond issuers. Two men -- Dominick Carollo and Peter Grimm -- received three years in prison, while the third, Steven Goldberg, got four years.
Prosecutors had requested 10 years in prison for Carollo, as well as up to 12 years for Grimm and 17 for Goldberg.
How the scheme worked: When states and local governments issue bonds, they usually don't spend all the proceeds right away. To figure out how to invest the extra money, they hire brokers who manage a bidding process among financial institutions competing for their business.
Bids are solicited from firms like UBS and JPMorgan, which submit the interest rates they're willing to offer on the extra bond proceeds. The winning institution, generally, is the one that offers the highest rate of return.
In cases like that of the former GE executives, prosecutors say the process was corrupted when executives from different firms conspired with one another, dividing up business in advance and devising their bids in cooperation, a practice known as bid-rigging. This allowed the winning bidders to offer issuers lower rates of return than they would have secured through an honest process.

Libor Scandal Just Took A Nasty Turn, Collusion Findings Should Make Banks Very Nervous

http://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2012/12/19/libor-scandal-just-took-a-nasty-turn-collusion-findings-should-make-banks-very-nervous/ While people are fighting over facts and fiction.  I made sure to get all of my findings from actual newspapers, not the Examiner type media.  Here is MY question.  Why wasn't the media reporting on this when it broke out over the summer?  And now let us look at the more obvious and bigger picture (as Christians anyway) This is a worldwide banking crisis.  What does this mean for our monetary system in the near future?  Will this be used as the shooting I am sure will be used, to further plans of a world-wide single currency? Food for thought... Stay Tuned!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

We may not repent as a nation...

But it is time for us to as individuals...

Leviticus 26 (New King James Version)


Promise of Blessing and Retribution

26 ‘You shall not make idols for yourselves;
neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves;
nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it;
for I am the Lord your God.
You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary:
I am the Lord.
‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,
then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing;
you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid;
I will rid the land of evil beasts,
and the sword will not go through your land.
You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight;
your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.
‘For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.
10 You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new.
11 I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.
12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.
13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves;
I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.
14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,
15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant,
16 I also will do this to you:
I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart.
And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies.
Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
18 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19 I will break the pride of your power;
I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.
20 And your strength shall be spent in vain;
for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.
21 ‘Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins.
22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number;
and your highways shall be desolate.
23 ‘And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me,
24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
25 And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant;
when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you;
and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
26 When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
27 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,
28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury;
and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.
30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols;
and My soul shall abhor you.
31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas.
32 I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.
33 I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you;
your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.
34 Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land;
then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest—
for the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when you dwelt in it.
36 ‘And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies;
the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee;
they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.
37 They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues;
and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38 You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
39 And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands;
also in their fathers’ iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.
40 But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,
41 and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies;
if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt—
42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember;
I will remember the land.
43 The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them;
they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes.
44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them;
for I am the Lord their God.
45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God:
I am the Lord.’”
46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the Lord made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.


I highlighted everything that has happened here in America...the last sin was the eating of our children...well there is increase of people killing and eating the flesh of their victims.  We all need to wake up!