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Watching the fall of society
If you are a student of history, you will know that before the fall of every great world empire certain events occurred. This events include but are not limited to the glorification of homosexuality, public intoxication and open debauchery of every type.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
So it is no surprise to us here at NTEB that in the same year we have seen the rise and implementation of gay marriage, we are see states now making public pot smoking legal. America, in so many ways, is a great parallel of the old Roman Empire. And like the Roman Empire, we are showing all the outward signs of a swift and fearless fall from grace.
So have at it, America. Smoke your pot in the street, promote gay marriage and all the other things that God hates. But pretty soon, He’s gonna pay y’all a visit…and you’re really not going to like it very much. Repent now while you still can.
From Yahoo News: DENVER, CO. — Ten years ago, Ken Gorman, the founder of Denver’s annual “420 Rally,” stood inside the city’s Civic Center Park with about a dozen supporters as they pushed for marijuana legalization.
Today, an estimated 80,000 individuals gathered in the same location as they celebrated Colorado voters’ decision to legalize the recreational use of cannabis last November.
“This is what freedom smells like,” attorney Rob Corry told the crowd, as he counted down the moments until 4:20pm CT, at which point literally thousands of people simultaneously exhaled marijuana smoke into the air, creating a haze that was visible for blocks away.
“You’re going to be in the Guinness Book of World Records,” rally organizer Miguel Lopez told the crowd, eliciting a roar of cheers and laughter. “More people will have smoked pot at ‘420’ in this location than anytime, anywhere in the history of the world.”
The day’s events formally kicked off at just past 10:00am on Saturday morning. And while it was readily apparent that many, if not most, attendees showed up simply for the novelty of smoking marijuana in a large public gathering, there were hundreds of people there to make money money off the attendees.
Dozens of vendors quickly set up shop, offering items ranging from marijuana smoking pipes to various food offerings like “giant turkey legs.” And one didn’t have to walk far without being offered several varieties of marijuana for sale, which is still illegal under Colorado law.
In November 2012, more than a million Colorado voters (55.32 percent) supported the passage of Measure 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the state. However, the consumption of the drug remains illegal under federal law. A similar bill passed by a broad margin in Washington State. source – Yahoo News
Mitt Romney says debates ‘supercharged’ his campaign
MORRISON — A confident Mitt Romney, two weeks out from Election Day, spoke about his campaign as a movement sweeping the nation during a moonlit rally at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday night.
Repeatedly, Romney referred to President Barack Obama as a president whose time has passed — out of ideas to improve the economy and out of touch with the needs of business owners. Romney said his own plans would restore American prosperity and prestige.
“The president’s status-quo campaign … is why he’s slipping, and it’s why we’re gaining,” said Romney, who was joined at the rally by running mate Paul Ryan. “It’s why this movement is growing across the country.”
Roughly 10,000 people packed into the concert venue west of Denver, with thousands more turned away at the door. Traffic leading into Red Rocks gridlocked in the hours before the event. The lines to go through security and enter the venue wound through the parking lots.
It was the Romney campaign’s biggest rally in Colorado by far, and the campaign pulled out the stops for it.
Supporters in the audience clacked together Thundersticks, creating a sound akin to a stampede. Musicians Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins warmed up the crowd. Colorado Rockies legend Todd Helton showed up to give his endorsement. And New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a rising star in the Republican Party, also was on the bill, telling the crowd: “There’s a guy backstage who has the answers to the problems we face.”
When that guy walked out on stage — and the crowd roared a deafening roar — he appeared in awe of the scene before him. ”What a place this is,” he proclaimed. He then paused, and the cheers of the crowd cascaded forward.
It was a long way from his days during the Republican primary, when even supporters openly wondered whether Romney’s own party would ever embrace him. On Tuesday night, they cheered him like family.
“I think even the Republicans in the state have underestimated support for Romney,” supporter Terri Miller said.
The source of Romney’s momentum is of little secret: Pundits largely agree his performance during the three debates elevated his stature in the race. And neither he nor Ryan on Tuesday was shy about talking about the debates, the most recent of which was Monday night.
“They have supercharged our campaign,” Romney said. “We’re on the homestretch now. And I think the people of Colorado are going to get us all the way there.”
“Last night,” Ryan said in introducing Romney, “we witnessed for the third time a man who is ready to be a great president.”
Although the campaign kept mum about the symbolism of a rally at Red Rocks, it was undeniably the kind of event that could give Romney a little stardust. And supporters clearly enjoyed the grandeur of the venue, snapping pictures of one another with the stage as a backdrop.
But, for all that atmosphere, Romney’s speech largely stuck to familiar lines. He criticized Obama’s handling of the economy, arguing that the president would raise taxes on small businesses. He vowed to balance the federal budget, get tough with China on trade and boost domestic energy production. He even made time for a somber story about a Boy Scout troop from Monument, who gave a flag to NASA to ride into space on the space shuttle Challenger and then got it back undamaged, even after the shuttle exploded.
“We’ll bring back the America that has been the hope of the earth,” Romney said in closing. “And we need your help — because it matters. It matters for your kids and their kids.”
Obama will get his chance to make a rebuttal in Colorado on Wednesday, when he holds a rally in Denver’s City Park with the downtown skyline as a backdrop. But in an e-mail statement sent out after Romney’s rally, Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said Romney would take America backward.
“The Mitt Romney we saw tonight in Colorado was dour, defensive, and dishonest — and it’s no surprise why,” Smith said. “Last night, he was exposed as reckless and wrong on foreign policy and failed to present any specific plans for what he’d do as president.”
But, in the glow of Red Rocks’ stage Tuesday night, those words would have little resonance with people such as Maryn and Michael Sturm.
They drove to the event from Eaton, where they run a small vision clinic, because it felt like “something they had to be apart of,” Maryn said. They say Romney understands them. They noted they already sent in their mail ballots.
“It’s been very exciting,” Maryn said. source – Denver Post
The 666 Surveillance System
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A plan being proposed by three lawmakers in Colorado, Reps. Ken Summers and Tom Massey and Sen. Betty Boyd, would require consumers to submit to a biometric scan of their retina or provide a fingerprint in order to get medication.
The plan is HB12-1242 and is under consideration by the Colorado Assembly, which is deliberating the demand that “practitioners and PDOs (prescription drug outlets)” install and maintain “biometric scanning devices and to use those devices to obtain a biometric scan of a person’s biometric identifier, such as a fingerprint or retinal scan, and to submit the scan to the database.”
The pharmacies would have to “prior to prescribing or dispensing a prescription drug or dispensing a restricted over-the-counter substance … submit specified information to the [state] database.”
That information would include details about the drug and the doctor who prescribed it as well as the “name and address of the person receiving the substance.”
Officials with Colorado’s Independence Institute noted that the plan is in addition to another proposal regarding the existing “All-Payer Health Claims Database” which already allows officials to “collect whatever medical data [they wish] from every health care ‘payer’ in the state. … Fines may be levied on the noncompliant.”
“As if the APDB isn’t enough, Reps. Summers and Massey, along with Sen. Betty Boyd are sponsoring HB12-1242. Under that bill, you won’t be able to get prescription medications or controlled over-the-counter medications without providing a biometric identifier like a fingerprint or a retinal scan. Failure to comply would be a Class 1 misdemeanor, a crime as serious as the possession of child pornography or third degree assault,” said a commentary by Linda Gorman and Amy Oliver of the Institute.
“If requiring voters to show ID is an unacceptable infringement of rights, so is requiring people to choose between health care and personal privacy. Officials who fail to repeal the APDB enable the ongoing assault on individual liberty,” they said, citing the ongoing battle between concerned lawmakers who want voters to provide ID to protect the integrity of elections and judges who repeatedly have thrown out such requirements.
The lawmakers’ own description of their plan says the state would have to set up an “electronic system to monitor and store in a secure database” information about prescriptions.
The information that is collected would be stored by the state, and in addition would be used to raise alerts about medications that may “overlap.” Additionally, “The database may retain encrypted personal protected health care information in the case of electronic prescriptions if the only entity able to decrypt the information is the intended prescription drug outlet for delivery or dispensing.
“This section does not preclude practitioners and prescription drug outlets from retaining personal information about their patients that is collected and maintained in their regular course of business in compliance with applicable law.”
The Institute commentary noted that the APDB, now two years old, now is planning to privatize, and then “sell your health data to commercial interests at $50,000 a pop, and to charge providers for providing required data.”
“Medical privacy? They’e pretending about that, too,” the commentary aid. “CEO Phil Kalin recently wrote, ‘No identified data will be available in the datasets or reports we provide. Social Security numbers and personal health information will be stripped, a unique identified assigned.’ But he also wrote that ‘public health agencies want to understand patterns of disease diagnosis and treatment, and whether public education campaigns are followed by increased preventive services provided to patients.”
The commentary noted this observation from University of Colorado law professor Paul Ohm: “Data can be either useful or perfectly anonymous but never both.”
“In short, a database used to evaluate treatment efficacy and value must include all the data of a clinical trial. That means all of the information available to your physician, pharmacist, and hospital, and information about your personal habits, income, education, and family life,” the commentary warned.
“With all this data it won’t be hard to figure out, or steal, the identity of the unidentified married white female teacher who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, was born on Jan. 2, 1985, is married, has two children aged 5 and 7, had appendicitis treated at Poudre Valley Hospital 6 years ago, had her second child at Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs, had an abortion three years ago, is in therapy, contracted giardia on a trip to New Zealand, is on the pill, and lives in zip code 80908.”
The commentary warned that while data on paper in an office is hard to steal, “It becomes insecure when it is uploaded to an electronic database.”
The proposal is just the latest in an ongoing fight over medical records as Obamacare is being implemented. The federal plan is to require online records and has raised concerns among privacy advocates.
The Colorado lawmakers also specify the urgency of their proposal: “The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.” source – WND
A different way to celebrate 9/11 anniversary
Parents of children at an elementary school in Colorado are furious after the American flag was lowered at the multi-cultural school and replaced with a Saudi Arabian flag. As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, someone at Bauder Elementary School in Fort Collins appears to have lowered the American symbol while raising that of the Muslim country in its place.
The flag is thought to have initially been hung at the school as one of many posted around the site in recognition of the various nationalities represented by the young students. The school’s principal insisted the flag was not raised by a member of staff in order to disrespect the American flag – and said the American flag immediately was returned to its prominent position when the issue came to his attention.
But parents argue the display was a direct violation of federal law, which states: ‘No other flag or pennant should be placed above, or, if on same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America.’
They argue it’s the result of the effect a growing Muslim population is having on the area.
A photograph of the Saudi Arabian flag was taken by a concerned local and first posted on the Greeley Report blog. source – Daily Mail UK