Sandy bill proves government works

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the $51 billion in storm relief aid for the tri-state region, but there were 180 representatives who voted against it.

That is an absolute disgrace. Every representative should have voted yes for this much-needed and well-deserved relief aid. Those who voted against this should be voted out of office for their behavior.

Kudos to those representatives — Republican and Democrat — who voted for this bill. At least there is still some semblance of decency in our government.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

Posted 12:45 am, January 25, 2013
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Kenneth Kowald from I Sit and Look Out says:
Mr. Amato: I agree with your sentiments. Sixteen of the 36 Senators who voted "no" on Sandy voted for Katrina relief--which the Senate passed unanimously! And, within 2 weeks or so of the disaster.
My next column, due for publication February 7, covers this. We should not forget the "no" vote in the House or the Senate, but we should make those vote remind us that for the next disaster, all of us, regardless of party and geography, should vote to help. We did that for Katrina. What happened to us since then?
Kenneth Kowald
Jan. 30, 2013, 10:34 am
Lou from Bayside says:
Government works? Only to a teacher union stooge like yourself who has fed from the government trough for years ! Government is was and will always be corrupt!
Jan. 30, 2013, 8:43 pm
Nicholas from Bayside says:
You ask what "happened to us since then" Mr. Amato? Obvously the question was rhetoric. It is that we now have a Democtrat as president. McConnel and his ilk have stated (Honestly for a change) that they will do whatever is necessary to insure the failure of President Obama's tenure by having our country degraded while under his watch. Simply, "Just say no" to anything he proposes........ even if it was their own idea in the first place. As you can see from the second commenter we have our own naysayers in Bayside who will say "no to anything that smacks of humanity, decency and surprise: our presidency.
Feb. 1, 2013, 9:32 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Obama belongs to and meets with secret societies ie bilderberg group. Because of his nefarious activities lurking in the shadows nothing this manchurian candidate does can smack of decency. As an emissary from hell he is entirely indecent!
Feb. 1, 2013, 9:53 pm
Zack from Bayside says:
Lou, you should really seek help before you hurt someone or yourself; Manchurian candidate, Lurking in the shadows, Secret societies, nefarious activities, emissary from hell......on what planet are you living?

If your crazy ravings are a put on, I admit, ya got me. I hope they are for your sake and those in contact with you. If not, take a deep breath and see a shrink.
Feb. 2, 2013, 7:05 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Zack, by the time you get a clue you'll be seeing the bars on the door as its slammed shut. You have been bamboozled by a bunch of fiends looking to enslave you and your family. Think im crazy? Bill Ayers ,good friend of the Kenyan with the fake SS number told an undercover Federal agent that when these freaks took control of the government they would have to exterminate 20 million Americans who would refuse to follow their program. Thats scary!
Feb. 3, 2013, 8:30 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Every time a Bilderberg Meeting takes place, important things happen. The last time they met in the US was an election year, 2008 – and the world got Obama. This year they’re back in the US: will they decide who the next president will be?
When in 2008 they gathered from June 5 to 8 in Chantilly, Virginia – just a stone’s throw from the Washington DC – Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were neck-in-neck in the battle for the Democratic Party’s presidential candidacy.
On June 5 of that year, Barack and Hillary mysteriously “disappeared” for some hours “somewhere in the DC area.” Their agendas blocked out, they clearly sneaked off to “Meet the Bilderbergers.”
The media kept mum about that, save for an Associated Press report on the campaign trail saying that, "reporters traveling with Obama sensed something might be happening between the pair (i.e. Obama and Hillary) when they arrived at Dulles International Airport after an event in Northern Virginia and Obama was not aboard the airplane. Asked at the time about the Illinois Senator's whereabouts, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs smiled and declined to comment." (The AP dispatch “Obama and Clinton meet, discuss uniting Democrats” is, strangely, “no longer available” on their website).
Be that as it may, two days later, Hillary withdrew from the race and Obama became the presidential candidate. Did Bilderberg make Hillary “an offer she couldn’t refuse” to clear the way for Obama to the White House? Did they promise her that she would become his Secretary of State?
Although most Bilderberg annual meetings are held in Europe – France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, England, Scotland, Norway – this US election year they’re again gathering at the Westfield Marriott Hotel in Virginia from May 30 to June 3. Either they’re very fond of that place… or of US elections… or both…!
So the question is: will “key presidential candidacy decisions” be made again this year? Will a Republican wildcard appear? A “God-inspired Burning Bush” of some sort, perhaps?
Exerting Global Leverage
A favorite Bilderberg method consists of inviting wannabe future heads of state to their meetings to determine whether they will go along with their agenda. We thus saw George H. W. Bush attend their 1985 meeting, Bill Clinton attend their 1991 meeting, Tony Blair in 1993, and Romano Prodi, former head of the EU Commission, in 1999.
So what exactly is Bilderberg? It’s neither an organization nor a lobby. The “Bilderberg Meetings,” as they dub themselves in their (apparently) official website, is a “by-invitation-only” club of around 140 very high-power people from business, finance, oil, politics, media, industry, academia and nobility who come together in a very private no-media / no cameras / extremely-tight-security surroundings to discuss… Well… there’s the rub: what exactly do they discuss?
They describe themselves as “a small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced. Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued.”
True enough. Actually, they don’t need to because each individual member’s power is so very vast that whatever they agree will forcefully span the globe through their far-reaching leverage and clout.
A Global Web of Private Power
Though very high up on the Pyramid, Bilderberg is not the Global Elite’s power center.
Rather, Bilderberg is a key group within a much more vast, more complex, less centralized, and highly effective Global Power Network, where they interact and overlap with other organizations, clubs, lobbies and groups, all having common economic, financial, social and (geo)political objectives in the Globalist Agenda.
This includes such key entities as the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations (long-term geopolitical planners), its London-based sister entity Royal Institute of International Affairs (aka “Chatham House”), RAND Corp., CSIS, the American Enterprise Institute (strategic affairs specialists), Tavistock Institute in London (mass psychology research), the Carnegie Endowment, and the Trilateral Commission “umbrella” entity (founded 1973 by Rockefeller / Morgan / Rothschild interests, geared to coordinating the Americas, Europe and the East).
These so-called “Think Tanks” in turn interact with consultancies like Kissinger Associates, The Carlyle Group (specializing in oil strategies and having the Bush, Bin Laden and Baker families as key shareholders), or Trilateralist Claus Schwab’s World Economic Forum.
Thus, Bilderberg is basically part of that very powerful Global Private Power Web; a “node” so to speak… And a very powerful one at that!!
It’s therefore no surprise to see that last year’s attendee list looks like a Who’s Who of banking, industrial and media CEO top brass: Deutsche Bank, HSBC, CitiCorp, European Central Bank, US Federal Reserve Bank, Lazard Frères, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, World Bank, Bank of Canada, AXA, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Fiat, Nestle, Novartis, Coca-Cola, Airbus, Eni, Telecom Italy, ExxonMobil, Alcoa, Marks & Spencer, Die Zeit, The Economist.
As their website points out about Meeting participants, “about one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds from finance, industry, labour, education and communications. Participants attend Bilderberg in a private and not an official capacity.”
European nobility regularly attend too: the Dutch Queen, the Spanish King and Queen, Norway’s Crown Prince…
Bilderberg’s high-power participants interact with, and are cross-represented on, the global private power web through membership and directorship in the Trilateral Commission, CFR, AEI, governments, corporations, banks, media and others.
Interestingly, also in attendance are founders and top executives of giant Internet management and intelligence gathering companies as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft.
Clearly, they run countries around the world, not voting citizens…
Perhaps it’s high time “We the People” in every country started listening to those of us saying,“It’s the Bilderbergers and Trilateralists, Stupid!”
Adrian Salbuchi for RT
Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina.
Disclaimer: ­The views and opinions expressed in the story are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.
Feb. 4, 2013, 8:16 am
Clifton from Bayside says:
Coo- coo!!!!!!

Just saw the LOU scenario in the movie, "The Adjustment Buteau" on TV.


Join the real world.
Feb. 8, 2013, 12:48 am

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