Current Shamrock Missive

From the Publisher's Desk
December 2012

"The Press was protected so that it COULD bare the secrets of the
government and inform the people. Only a free and UNrestrained press can
effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the
responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent ANY part of the
government from DECEIVING the people."
- Justice Hugo L Black, U S Supreme Court, N Y Times vs U.S., 1971 (Pentagon Papers)

Holiday greetings to all our readers especially those in the USSA, United Socialist States
of Amerika! As they say in Irish Gaelic, 'Nollaig faoi shean is faoi shonas duit.' - A prosperous and happy Christmas to you.

American voters reelected their president and whose the loser? Clearly half the American voters who didn't vote for Mr. Obama along with 6.7 billion people around the world.

Although we aren't American and naturally didn't vote in that election, we are, along with 6.7 billion people around the world, unwilling participants in America's polices and suffer the consequences. We bitterly resent that!

America took a giant step down the road of socialism, which IMO will not be turned back in our lifetime. I suspect it to end up much like the UK's socialist state rather than Canada's. If you want to experience a joke, try the UK's NHS' health care system where people have to wait a year or two for minor operations let alone serious ones!

92% of the US government's income will have to go to pay for Obamacare and other US social programs. See <http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2012/07/24/how-much-is-the-obamacare-mandate-going-to-cost-you/>

That leaves 8% to meet America's other obligations, including but not limited to national Defense and all other government agency budgets, paying government employees, maintaining America's crumbling infrastructure, etc. and so forth.

Do the math, it's can't be done. America will have to print more money and everyone will suffer with the continuing declining dollar and much higher inflation.

* Buy gold and silver, stockpile food stuffs for your future, get an offshore bank account and especially a second passport before its too late. Why? Bob Bauman JD wrote the following interesting article.

Get A U.S. Passport Now - While You Still Can
- Bob Bauman JD

I write a lot about the many advantages of second citizenship and, with it, the benefits of a second passport.

Today, I want to issue a serious warning to my fellow Americans:
act now to obtain a first passport - a U.S. passport, or you may soon lose your chance.

I suspect that most Americans think they are entitled to a U.S. passport as a matter of right. But when I turn to page six of my 2005 re-issued passport it states: "U.S. Government Property. It tells me that: "Upon demand made by any authorized representative
of the U.S. Government, it must be surrendered.

By law, the government can refuse to issue or renew your passport for reasons ranging from an outstanding federal arrest warrant to an existing debt of $5,000 or more in delinquent child support payments.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a bill by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) that would have denied or revoked a U.S. passport if the IRS claimed a person owed $50,000 or more in delinquent taxes. Fortunately, this bill was killed in the House.

But pause and consider your situation if the U.S. State Department refused to issue you a passport or if it revoked your current passport - you would lose the right and ability to travel to, or live in, a foreign country. If you are already abroad, you would become an instant illegal alien subject to deportation to the United States.

Ironically, until a century ago, almost anywhere you went in the world, passports were not required for international travel. Rare passports were used mainly to insure passage of diplomats sent to negotiate peace treaties or carry official papers.

Now governments use passports as another part of citizen control and surveillance. Official passport control marked the Cold War years, but now it is applied with a bureaucratic, computer-driven vengeance, justified by the endless "War on Terror.

Human Controls

I often get questions about the possibility of currency and capital controls, but thinking Americans should be equally concerned about foreign travel controls - the possibility that the government is planning a geographic prison for those they decide to keep within the U.S. borders - for whatever reason.

If you need proof of the ominous direction in which this passport control movement is heading, PapersPlease.org, an affiliate of the First Amendment Project, has reported on what the U.S. State Department is planning for future passport applicants. And it looks like a systematic restriction of selected Americans to the homeland. This goes far beyond any of the existing unfair, secret "no-fly lists or brainless TSA body scans, searches and groping.

Robert Wenzel, writing in the Economic Policy Journal, notes that in 2011 "the State Department proposed a new Biographical Questionnaire' for U.S. passport applicants that required those receiving a long-form DS-5513 application to answer a host of invasive personal questions ranging from every address at which you have ever resided and your lifetime employment history to whether or not you were circumcised and, if so, with what religious rituals.

Wenzel reveals: "Ignoring massive public opposition, and despite having admitted that it is already using the �~proposed' forms illegally without approval the State Department now wants approval for two "new passport application forms, both just as objectionable. The State Department is now seeking approval for a somewhat revised Form DS-5513 as well as a new Form DS-5520, both for passport applicants, containing many of the same inane questions.

Don't Wait - Take Action

Don't let your voice go unheard. Tell the State Department exactly what you think of their new requirements - you can (and should) send written comments by fax to (202) 395-7245. When you submit comments, state that they concern the Office of Management and Budget's review of proposed Department of State information collection requests, Form DS-5513 (ICR Reference Number 201208-1405-002) and Form DS-5520 (ICR Reference Number 201208-1405-001).

In the meantime, don't take any chances. You can and should apply for a U.S. passport now. An adult passport costs $135 with Form DS-11 and a minor's passport is $105 with Form DS-82. Be aware that first time applicants must appear in person after filing.

A Second Passport Now

The law requires a U.S. citizen to use his or her U.S. passport to leave or enter the country. What I have told you here makes absolutely clear that what also is needed is a second passport issued by a country whose government, unlike the United States, does not treat its citizens like so many sheep to be herded into pens.

Under the title "Your Papers, Please, the late chairman of The Sovereign Society, Jack Puglsey, wrote: "One can't help but reflect on George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984 the nightmarish depiction of what future life could be like under a repressive, post World War government. Orwell's prescience is unnerving.

Jack was right when he added: "The elements of that Orwellian nightmare are either proposed or already here.

Protect yourself before you might be denied your first passport, the first step to a valuable second passport and greater freedom. <end article>

Shamrock's comment: Give the greatest Chrsitmas gift to your loved one by obtaining a second passport. See SECOND PASSPORT for details.

FYI 100% of the readers who emailed us, expressed considerable consternation at Mr. Obama's reelection and the forthcoming consequences surely to follow.

Here's one reader's viewpoint.

Kiss your guns (self defense) goodbye! Votes do have consequences!

Well, guess we're screwed now. Thanks, liberals...

God Bless America!

This is not a joke nor a false warning

The Full Article Here:
<http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE59E0Q920091015>

U.S. reverses stance on treaty to regulate arms trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto.

The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S. State Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.

On Wednesday Obama Took the First Major Step in a Plan to Ban All Firearms in the United States. The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations.

By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the United Nations and individuals such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg. The laws are designed and intended to lead to the complete ban and confiscation of all firearms.

The Obama administration is attempting to use tactics and methods of gun control that will inflict major damage to our 2nd Amendment before US citizens even understand what has happened. Obama can appear before the public and tell them that he does not intend to pursue any legislation (in the United States) that will lead to new gun control laws, while cloaked in secrecy, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is committing the US to international treaties and foreign gun control laws. Does that mean Obama is telling the truth?

Obama and the truth have never met. He is the most consummate liar there is. What it means is that there will be no publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in Congress. We will wake up one morning and find that the United States has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public. We will wake up another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership. And then, we will wake up yet another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.

This is not a joke nor a false warning. As sure as government health care will be forced on us by the Obama administration through whatever means necessary, so will gun control.

Please forward this message to others who may be concerned about the direction in which our country is headed.

We are being led like a lamb to the slaughter (Socialism/Dictatorship).<end readers comments.>

'Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!' - A prosperous New Year!
- Irish New Year's Toast

See you next issue.

Shamrock

"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."
- Edmund Burke, 1784

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