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Samantha Power to head Obama’s “Atrocities Prevention Board”

God help us, may we never again elect a Harvard professor to the presidency again.  Syria is slaughtering its own people, the Palestinians wage ceaseless warfare against the Jews, the Middle East is being cleansed of its Christians, Africa is wracked with asymmetrical battle waged by thuggish warlords, and Barack Obama offers the world… the Atrocities Prevention Board.

http://jerseynut.blogspot.com/2012/04/obama-plans-to-halt-genocide-witha-blue.html

Atrocities Prevention Board!  It’s not a joke.  He actually has instituted a panel called the Atrocities Prevention Board as a response to on-going slaughter.  And not only that, he appointed Ms. Cass Sunstein, Samatha Power, to head it up.

This administration is NUTS.  And that’s being kind.

I did a short study on the fine Mz Power-Sunstein some time back.

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/cass-sunstein-and-samantha-power/

Posted:  04.26.12 @ 4:01 p.m.

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Death panel (IPAB) is Obama’s way to cut medicare costs

Last week, President Barack Obama put the issue of death panels back on the table with a speech highlighting his desire to cut health care costs by giving more power to the Independent Physicians Advisory Board (IPAB), which is an unelected 15-member panel appointed solely by the president. IPAB has been a sore spot with opponents of Obamacare and pro-life advocates since the health care debate began in earnest in 2009.

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/22/death-panels-crop-up-again-as-obama-mentions-ipab-in-medicare/

Democrats and Republicans are joining to oppose one of the most important features of President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan, a powerful independent board that could make sweeping cuts in the growth of Medicare spending.

Mr. Obama wants to expand the power of the 15-member panel, which was created by the new health care law, to rein in Medicare costs.

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/20/the-ipab-death-panel-obama-already-has-his-hands-all-over-medicare-nancy/

So let the rationing begin.  The IPAB is the death panel.  Obama and congressional proponents of Obamacare have always known and intended that Obamacare contain extensive rationing of care to cut costs.  They lied and laughed about the death panels, but that’s exactly what they want.

Do you want your healthcare in the hands of 15 “experts” appointed by the president and completely out of the hands of the congress or anyone else for that matter?  Fifteen people?  I think not, especially when you realize just what these experts plan.   Obama has already said quality of life would not be considered because it was just too subjective when deciding certain care for the elderly and maybe just a red or blue pill would be fine.

The Obama administration is just eat up with whole lives people, all of whom want to devalue life, especially as to the elderly and the disabled.  Just knock them off, pull the plug, whatever it takes because it is a waste of money to treat such people.

It is a diabolical belief system, unChristian and un American.

I can’t think of anything more sinister than being in the hospital and being at the mercy of some list they must check to see how much my life is worth as decided by some presidential panel stacked with 15 whole lives adherents.

And anybody who is comfortable with that is one who thinks it does not apply to them.

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/what-price-is-life-peter-singer-and-obamacare/

http://www.lifenews.com/2010/07/07/bio-3127/

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/obama-sticks-it-to-us-again-bypasses-congress-on-medicare-appointment/

Posted:  04.26.11 @ 8:29 a.m.

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Cass Sunstein and Samantha Power

By The Reliable Source  |  April 24, 2009; 2:47 PM ET:

New Baby for New D. C. Power Couple


Samantha (Hillary is a Monster) Power (Walter Chin/Penguin Press via Bloomberg News)

Washington’s newest power couple is now. . . a power trio. Superstar academics turned top Obama officials Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein are celebrating today’s birth of Declan Power-Sunstein. Seven pounds, eight ounces, the happy father tells us. Power, 38, is the Harvard foreign-policy scholar whose comments about Hillary Clinton led to her departure from the Obama campaign; she’s now with the National Security Council. Sunstein, 54, is the longtime University of Chicago law professor nominated to head the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. They met on the Obama campaign, married in Ireland last summer.

They married July 8, 2008.

Cass Sunstein has one daughter, Ellyn, through his first wife, Lisa Ruddick.

Ellyn is rumored to be the Obama Troll called Ellie Light. Or maybe it was Samantha herself…..

Martha Nussbaum, Professor, University of Chicago, was Cass Sunstein’s partner before Samantha came into the picture, although the picture may have blurred a bit as to when Martha went out and Samantha came in.

“Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions,” is a book that Sunstein co-edited with then-girlfriend Martha Nussbaum. In that book, Sunstein set out an ambitious plan to give animals the legal “right” to file lawsuits..

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2008/7/7/sunstein-and-power-harvard-power-couple/

http://irelandabroad.com/news/irish-voice/entertainment/Articles/wedding-power100708.aspx

http://hillbuzz.org/2010/01/23/question-of-the-day-who-is-ellie-light/

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/23/ellie-light-obama-astroturfer/

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/magazine/16Sunstein-t.html

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/25/111084/human-rights-advocate-samantha.html?storylink=MI_emailed

Posted:  03.25.11  Updated:  03.26.11 @2:27p.m.

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Czar Sunstein wants the internet (video)

This one is worth listening to.  Cass Sunstein, just another Obama czar.  That name is popping up a lot lately.  The two that always get my attention are Cass Sunstein and John Holdren. A look into some of their beliefs will chill you to the bone, things like population control and “human” rights for animals.  There are other czars who are radical, too, but just google these two to start. (See a couple of links at the bottom.)

This video is Michael Savage talking about Sunstein’s scheming to get control of and/or mandates on the internet.

The internet and talk radio are so important to bypass the MSM and their lies.  They cannot have the internet.

It goes without saying that they are not interested in providing the progressive with a dose of a conservative blog or website.  No, they want to try to indoctrinate and influence anyone reading conservative material.  They just can’t stand not having control over all information.  They have the mainstream media.  This is so NOT American.  These dictators have to be stopped.

Some background on Cass Sunstein – a very troubling character:

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/CassSunstein.htm

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/07/cass_sunsteins_despicable_idea.html

Posted:  05.20.10

H/T:  RBO

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Trying to find out what Obamacare really says about end of life issues

There has been a lot of discussion about “end of life” provisions in Obamacare.  One side says there will be a mandatory consultation by some government bureaucrat for seniors to discuss end of life issues.

The other side says, no, no, no, it’s not mandatory, it just says medicare will pay for it, if you choose to consult with your own physician about end of life issues.  Which is why I don’t believe what I hear on the so-called news.  It’s just one side against the other, each trying to push their own ideas about it.

It’s almost impossible for the average person to know because we have no credible information.  And even if we did have a copy of the bill to read, we would need “two lawyers” to interpret it for us, as Mr. Rangel says  It wasn’t Mr. Rangel but Conyers.

In addition to that, I think there are about 5 different bills going around, 3 in the house and 2 in the senate.  Lord knows which one they are even talking about.

I have been looking for something that would give me the exact wording of this section or at least an honest assessment of what it says.  I tried to download the over 1000-page bill, and it shut my computer down.  I finally found somewhat of an explanation.  This is from a post made by Forbes.com.

They say:

Buried halfway through the current version of “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act,” the House version of ObamaCare, is a set of proposals pertaining to end-of-life care.

Which has language going back to another bill:

The end-of-life language originates from a different bill, called the Advance Planning and Compassionate Care Act, introduced earlier this year by Sens. Jay Rocefeller, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine. In addition to the consultation, which Medicare will pay for every five years, the bill also says that patients will be informed about the benefits of hospice and palliative care. Hospices are facility or home-based services for terminally ill patients to receive pain medicine and other comforts before they die.

[“”Palliative care is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, rather than striving to halt, delay, or reverse progression of the disease itself or provide a cure.””]

Thus the “take a pain pill” analogy.

I don’t see anything here that says the consultation is mandatory but:

It also would create a tracking system to see if doctors are promoting advanced care directives and following them.

Could this be where the idea is coming from that the government will be involved in it.  The “tracking system” would monitor the doctors to see if they are following “directives” which would come from where?  Probably the government. AHRQ? HHS?

President Obama has made statements that make you think that cost will be a determining factor, even using his grandmother as an example of questioning whether or not she should have a hip replacement at her age, and so hospice and pain pills will be sort of pushed or advocated to elders as a choice they should make.  And, of course, hospice care companies are all for it.  Funny trivia – one of the major hospice companies also owns Roto Rooter.  🙂

The Bush administration put forth something that encourages living wills, and they say they are just reiterating this as an option.

I don’t know.  But there are some things that would make a person disagree with this on principle.  When you add to it that the Obama administration has at least two czars with questionable beliefs, one who elevates animals to the status of human beings  and one who has advocated population control and sterlization.  Plus we have an advocate of Obamacare, Peter Singer, who sets forth equations that measure the value or lack of value of old people.  A third is Dr. Ezekial Emanual, presidential advisor and brother of Rahm, who holds views that place values on human life with regard to their age and ability to contribute to society.  It does matter what people believe because from those beliefs come their actions.  (I just read this last paragraph back to myself and it sounds like scare tactics of some wild-eyed

wild eyes

radical, but don’t go by me, just check it out.  I did not make it up.)

Of course, if you’re young, it’s probably not an issue but everybody will be old, if they live long enough.  🙂

See previous post and Here.

Posted:  07.31.09

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Who gets the swine flu vaccine? Seniors get left-overs if there are any

Let the rationing begin:

Jul 29, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The top US advisory panel on immunizations recommended today that groups totaling up to 159 million people be targeted for vaccination against the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus but that a narrower population of about 41 million have priority if initial supplies are short.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) picked five target groups for initial immunization because of their increased risk of H1N1 infection or complications or their contact with vulnerable people:

  • Pregnant women
  • Household contacts of babies under 6 months of age
  • Healthcare and emergency medical services (EMS) workers
  • Children and young people aged 6 months through 24 years
  • People between 25 and 64 years who have chronic medical conditions

But if the demand for vaccine outstrips supplies, said Dr.Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the five groups would be as follows:

  • Pregnant women
  • Healthcare and EMS workers who have direct contact with patients or infectious substances
  • Household contacts of babies younger than 6 months
  • Children aged 6 months through 4 years
  • Children and adolescents from 5 through 18 years who have risk factors for flu complications

Healthy people between the ages of 25 and 64 can be immunized after the demand from the target groups has been met, said the committee, which advises the CDC. Because people 65 and older seem to have a lower risk of H1N1 infection than younger people, they can be vaccinated as supplies permit and other groups are served, the panel advised.

[Think about this.  It does not look good for the adult population and even worse for ages 65 plus, who essentially won’t be considered until the entire population has been vaccinated.  Even under the first scenaro, 65 plus are not allowed the vaccine.  It does not bode well for babies under 6 months old either.  It appears they have used the Complete Lives System advocated by Presidential Advisor and brother of Rahm, Dr. Ezekiel Emanual.]


old young peter singer

Now let’s see, Peter Singer equation as follows:

“If a teenager can be expected to live another 70 years, saving her life counts as a gain of 70 life-years, whereas if a person of 85 can be expected to live another 5 years, then saving the 85-year-old will count as a gain of only 5 life-years. That suggests that saving one teenager is equivalent to saving 14 85-year-olds.”

Excerpt from Why We Must Ration Health Care by Peter Singer published NYT.com on July 15, 2009.

See previous post What Price is Life? Peter Singer and Obamacare.

Related links:

http://cbs5.com/health/cdc.thomas.frieden.2.1010328.html

http://pundita.blogspot.com/2009/05/h1n1swine-flu-have-cdc-and-dr-thomas.html

Posted: 07.30.09

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What price is life? Peter Singer and Obamacare

Wow.  I can hardly believe what I am reading here.  I started out trying to double-check or verify my memory on a couple of statements by our president when discussing health care.

One being a statement he made about his grandmother:  The “question was,” Obama said, “does she get hip-replacement surgery, even though she was fragile enough they were not sure how long she would last?”  I am still checking but it seems he did make this or similar statements at least two times (May 3/NYT and June 24/ABC.)

The other statement I wanted to verify was one where he answered a lady from the audience (ABC) saying that rather than a pacemaker, a pain killer might be more appropriate (and cheaper, implication being).  The red pill?  Or the blue pill?  I know he made that red pill blue pill statement because I heard that live.  There is a video of him answering the woman about her elderly mother and it seems he did say something about taking a pain killer but it’s one of his long, rambling answers so who knows what he said.  Here’s a link to the entire statement on video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJYvaLS-xOw

BUT beyond those very revealing statements about what Obamacare has in store for Americans and his own mindset concerning the same, I came across PETER SINGER.  He is a Princeton professor of bioethics and he wrote an article at NYT.com/magazine about rationing of health care and how it must be done.  This is not some old writing either but dated July 15, 2009.  Peter Singer is a real piece of work and caused some controversy when he was first hired at Princeton (I believe 1999) and no wonder.

He has come up with these equations  such as “one teenager is worth (blank) 85 year olds.”  I guess maybe he has not come up with the number of old people worth the one teenager.  I suppose this will be up to the government committee or maybe the health czar.  I find this shocking.

The following are Peter Singer quotes.  This comes from an older source:

“I do think that it is sometimes appropriate to kill a human infant. For me, the relevant question is, what makes it so seriously wrong to take a life?  Those of you who are not vegetarians are responsible for taking a life every time you eat. Species is no more relevant than race in making these judgments.”

and “A human being doesn’t have value simply in virtue of being a human…..”

and “I don’t believe in the existence of God, so it makes no sense to me to say that a human being is a creature of God. It’s as simple as that.”

Here’s a couple of links:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week302/cover.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/magazine/19healthcare-t.html?scp=2&sq=peter%20singer&st=cse

I will be reading more to see if Princeton Professor Singer and Barack Obama have any connections to indicate if and how Obama has been influenced by Singer, or maybe even formulated his ideas on health care based on some of his equations.  Seems likely that he did to me.

I can’t read too much more right now.  It makes me ill.  My opinion:  This is about as anti-American, anti- Christian as anything could be.  The word evil comes to mind.

UPDATE:  There are two Obama czars who seem to have ideas in conformity with Singer – Cass Sunstein, Obama Regulatory Czar and John Holdren, Obama Science Czar.  There is not much about them that is easily available (can’t imagine why).  There was a question posed on Answer.com about them but the post has been deleted.  Sunstein is a advocate of animal rights to the point of giving them a right to sue in court.  Not sure how they would do that, but…..John  Holdren is a eugenicist and has a history of advocating population control and sterilization. (http://zombietime.com/john_holdren/)

Also, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama healthcare advisor.http://rightsoup.com/rahms-brother-dr-ezekiel-emanuel-the-death-czar/ 

So I have said I guess a hundred times, birds of a feather flock together.  And who is at the center of the flock? – none other than Barack Obama.  From his mentors throughout life to his choices of all the czars, they are all far out of the mainstream of America.  He has over 30 czars now and this is where he’s putting the more controversial people.

I know one thing without a shadow of a doubt, I don’t want Peter Singer, John Holdren, and Cass Sunstein with their hands anywhere near our health care.  I mean, this stuff is extreme, shocking, and radical.  And are they somewhere in some obscure college or something – no, they are the president’s right-hand men, and answer to no one but him.  (Well, Singer is not but I think he is somewhere in the shadows pretty close at hand.)  And this is why we cannot sit by and let these ungodly beliefs creep in.  And creep is to put it mildly.  They are at the door!!

Posted:  07.28.09  Update:  07.28.09 @ 7:36 p.m. Updated:  07.29 @ 1:22 p.m.

Update:  Knowing how much the conservative is hated by the left, I wonder what weight of value Singer and company would put on a conservative life?  Probably minus zero.  A tea bagger or a birther would be snuffed out like a roach.

How would it feel to have your fate in the hands of those who do not think human life necessarily has value?   Talk about insanity, this would be insanity.  This whole thing is about much much more than health care or health insurance.

Posted  07.28.09


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