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Government & Politics : Ron Paul wins a key battle in war to open Fed's books
Posted by Ralyn on 2009/11/21 1:30:00 (3159 reads)

Woo Hoo - we can all do a VICTORY dance!

Ron Paul wins a key battle in war to open Fed's books
November 19, 2009 | 5:42 pm

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Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who is perhaps the Federal Reserve’s most implacable enemy, scored a big win Thursday on Capitol Hill: The House Financial Services Committee approved adding to a financial-system reform bill Paul’s provision to begin federal reviews of the central bank’s operations, including its interest-rate decisions.

The vote on the audit provision amendment was 43-26.

Paul has for years asserted that the Fed, which by design is independent of the federal government, was corrupt and that its monetary policy would drive America to ruin by debasing the dollar.

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Government & Politics : Senate Leadership Blocks Federal Reserve Audit
Posted by Ralyn on 2009/7/9 13:16:56 (2760 reads)

Many New Boston & Keithsburg, Illinos residents got the chance to meet me in person as I paved the streets with petitions for S.604 - The Senate Audit the Fed Bill. I sent in well over 200 signatures from both towns. I even spent the extra on postage to make them sign for it so that we knew they were received.

I'd like to thank all of you that signed and supported this very important ammendment that will audit the Fed. Unfortunately our job is not done.

PLEASE pick up the phone and call Durbin - NOW:

Senator Dick Durbin
309 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
9 am to 6 pm
(202) 224-2152 - ph
(202) 228-0400 - fx


Use your voting power to make sure he knows that we will VOTE HIM OUT if he continues to fail to support this very badly needed ammendment!!

Senate Leadership Blocks Federal Reserve Audit
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) was blocked by Senate Democrat Leadership from having a vote on his amendment to audit the Federal Reserve, based on a bill authored by Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the House, H.R. 1207, and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) in the Senate, S. 604.

Please go directly to the article - watch the video, read the rest of the article, then pick up the phone and take action. Our Country's survival depends on you getting involved. Please help us save America, before it's too late.

Read the Article - Watch the Video

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Government & Politics : Robert "Bobby" Schilling is running against Hare for District 17
Posted by Ralyn on 2009/5/25 23:13:36 (3050 reads)

Robert Schilling for Congress 2010Robert "Bobby" Schilling is a family man and a business man. He was born and raised in Rock Island. Bobby has been married to Christie for 23 years and counting, and together they have nine children: Terry, 22; Aaron, 19; Levi, 16; Joe, 15; Isabel, 13; Rachel, 11; Olivia, 7; Sam, 3; Sophia, 1; and a granddaughter, Grace, 3.

Bobby graduated from Alleman High School and then attended Black Hawk College. Afterwards, Bobby worked at Container Corporation of America (McMillan Bloedel Containers). During his time there, 1983-1987, Bobby served as a union steward in Local 191 International Paper Workers Union. From 1987-1995, he went on to work in the insurance and financial services industry. Working for the largest insurance company in the United States, Prudential Insurance and Financial Services, he was ranked number 315 out of over 13,000 agents during his last full year with the company.

Twelve years ago Bobby decided to take a leap of faith and go into business for himself as a pizza restaurant owner/operator. Now Saint Giuseppe's Heavenly Pizza in Moline has proven to be a great success. When Bobby and Christie looked at closing their restaurant on Sundays in order to spend more time with their family, people told them it wouldn't survive. However, with faith and persistence, the business has not only sustained itself, but has grown.

To his credit, Bobby is not just a pizza guy – he has also made smart investments and has had a great deal of success in real estate. Financial stability is something that Bobby and his wife cherish. After all the ups and downs of running their own business and raising a large family, getting to a level where they are financially comfortable, they could not sit back and watch the fiscally irresponsible politicians carry on with business as usual. When looking at the direction our nation was headed, Bobby asked himself two important questions, If not me, whom?, and, If not now, when? Bobby sees a need for fiscal responsibility and a desire to leave the country a better place for his children and grandchildren.

Bobby and Christie are not only able, but they are willing to place their own lives on hold to go out and meet the people of the 17th Congressional District. For it is in these hard working families of the 17th that Bobby has seen the possibilities of young people and the bright futures that they have ahead of them. These young families see in Bobby, that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Is this going to be easy? No, Bobby is well aware of that. He loves a challenge or someone telling him that something is not possible or that it can't be done. Time and time again Bobby has proven them wrong.

Robert Schilling is a man of integrity and of faith – not a politician but a statesman.

Check out his web site here...

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Government & Politics : Petition to "Audit the Fed"
 Posted by Ralyn on 2009/5/19 16:00:00 (3011 reads)

We've made good progress with H.R. 1207 - the initial bill that requires the Federal Reserve to tell us where our tax dollars are going. I'm very pleased to announce that Phil Hare has finally co-Sponsored that bill.

HR 1207 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1207

Now we need to get Dick Durbin to co-Sponsor the compliment bill that is going in front of the Senate. I have petitions and we need all the signatures we can get.

Text of S. 604: Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s111-604

I'm attaching the file for the Petition to this article. If you'd like to help us in your area, please contact me immediately. If you are not in Dick Durbin's district and need a different Senator, also please contact me to let me know which Senator so that I can get the correct file to you.

New Boston Petition Locations:
Bay C Gas Station
Small Mart
The Barn

Keithsburg Petition Locations:
Smitty's
Tweety's

Although I'm unsure of the date yet, permission has already been granted by the Joy Mayor to also canvass Joy, Illinois.

Donations to help fund printing & postage expenses are most welcome and can be sent to customerservice@undertherainbow.us via PayPal or dropped off at my home: 403 4th St, New Boston, IL. Any donations that exceed expenses will be donated to local non-profit organizations. If not already showing, click the "Read More" for donation/expense report.

Ralyn Schraceo:
309-587-3223 (Home)
309-371-8643 (Cell)

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Government & Politics : House Demands Full Disclosure on DHS 'right wing extremists'
Posted by Ralyn on 2009/5/12 21:30:00 (535 reads)

I have to admit, a definite "WOO HOO and thank you" came from my lips on reading this article.

House Demands Full Disclosure On DHS “Right-wing Extremism” Report
Steve Watson
Thursday, May 8, 2009

House Demands Full Disclosure On DHS Right wing Extremism Report 070509DHS

Republican Representatives have demanded answers from the Department of Homeland Security over the origins of the leaked security intelligence assessment which equates veterans and gun owners with violent terrorists.

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner filed the request using a little known legislative procedure called “a resolution of inquiry”, which ensures that the Democratic leadership will publicly resolve the issue within 14 days.

“The report that came out of DHS was offensive, and unfortunately, Secretary Napolitano still has a lot of explaining to do,” Boehner told the Washington Times.

“She has not explained how this report came about, why she signed off on it, or why she defended it.” the Ohio Republican stated.

The resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. Peter T. King of New York, the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, requests that all documents and information pertaining to the compilation of the intelligence assessment be revealed.

“We have made repeated requests that the committee hold a bipartisan oversight hearing, but unfortunately those requests have been ignored. We are left with no other alternative but to demand answers from the secretary of homeland security herself,” Mr. King commented.

The report, entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment ( PDF link) was leaked to the Internet a fortnight ago.
Read full article here..

PDF file link to the actual DHS document:
'Domestic Extremism Lexicon' pdf document

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