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Bringing the Riviera to the Rapids on the Cedar


Bringing the Riviera to the Rapids on the Cedar

Monte Carlo Marcia

“CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Opponents of a proposal to build a gaming casino in Cedar Rapids or the metro area are organizing and are on the move as the local petition drive by casino backers pushes ahead with a May 7 target date for a referendum on gaming in Linn County.

In recent weeks, the opposition has surfaced by way of a phone survey designed to assess how voters in Linn County felt about the Cedar Rapids casino proposal of an investor group led by Cedar Rapids businessman Steve Gray.”

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Cedar-Rapids-Casino-Opposition-Surfaces-182608411.html

Those who control those who claim they represent you in local government want to open a casino. Of course, the Linn County Board of Supervisors and Cedar Rapids City Council have voted to support a casino. More is involved than heeding their masters voice.

Like the mob during the golden age of Vegas, local government will get to skim the take. There are some things money can’t buy.

Those backing a Cedar Rapids casino have been used to compliant, local government governing boards doing their bidding. The Cedar Rapids Downtown District crowd has drawn two deuces when what they want requires a referendum. Will their casino end up like their extended sales tax?

“Most upsetting, Rogers said, was a question that pointed out that Steve Gray had been an executive at the former McLeodUSA telecommunications firm at a time more than a decade ago when shareholders lost millions of dollars.”

Marcia Rogers is leading Vote Yes this time. Marcia gets mad if you point out any unpleasant facts. Will Marcia Rogers friends and family in local government and the Chamber make the casino referendum a yes?

Well funded players have come to town for Cedar Rapids big casino game. They are not selling watered stock. Their checks will not bounce.

Those locals have used a shaved deck to help themselves to taxpayer’s money. Those ruling Cedar Rapids may get trimmed on a referendum again.

Herman Rosenthal


Louisiana Sinkhole News


What a PR nightmare for Texas Brine and an environmental nightmare for the rest of us.

http://enenews.com/tv-man-lights-tap-water-fire-4-miles-sinkhole-noticed-bubbles-after-giant-hole-formed-wasnt-like-before-video
http://article.wn.com/view/2012/10/31/La_sinkhole_monster_gobbles_more_swampland/
http://www.fox44.com/news/part-la-70-shut-down-near-site-sinkhole-neighbors-remain-evacuated
http://www.fox44.com/news/residents-angry-officials-skipped-town-hall-regarding-assumption-parish-sinkhole
http://www.fox44.com/news/emergency-officials-say-they-will-not-attend-community-meeting-regarding-sinkhole-concerns


RE: “Third party isn’t charm for Iowa voters” says Gazette and Rod Boshart


Seems to me that the only press third-party candidates can get in the mainstream media is negative. That’s too bad. I would like to know how the Gazette and Rod Boshart came up with the conclusion that Iowan’s aren’t interested in third-party candidates? Is the writer only asking party players? Why is the comment section closed on the “Third party isn’t charm for Iowa voters” story? Why isn’t there a poll available? Are both parties worried about their status? Where do Iowan’s really stand?

“Two is company and three generally is a crowd when it comes to presidential politics in Iowa” I would like to know how the Gazette and Rod Boshart decided that third-party candidates didn’t matter in this election. Who did they ask? I haven’t seen any third-party candidates in the polls! I haven’t seen any third-party candidates in any debates or in the news!

““If ever there was going to be a year when you’d think you would have a credible third-party candidate, it would have been this year because the political system, particularly at the federal level, seems so dysfunctional, yet we have not had that,” said Des Moines attorney Doug Gross, a 2002 gubernatorial candidate in Iowa who is active in Republican politics.””

My question is if Gary Johnson wasn’t a legitimate candidate then why did members of the Republican Party file a law suit to try to keep him off the ballot? Something isn’t adding up here! Gary Johnson is not only a legitimate candidate he is also a qualified candidate who appeared as such in the presidential primary debates!

Who is Gary Johnson?

This election has been made into a three ringed circus in the State of Iowa by the GOP and now we want our third-party candidate included in the news media and the national debates. “It’s not the fault of Iowan’s that the GOP broke the media’s trust during the caucus“. If people are unhappy with the results then they need to get involved!

Even though the majority of delegates sent to Tampa from Iowa were there to represent Ron Paul our own Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds wouldn’t mention his name at all during the Republican National Convention that aired live on CNN. Instead of letting the public hear from Ron Paul, Clint Eastwood was given an empty chair to speak to. The two-party system is broke and voting for either party isn’t going to fix it!

Thankfully, there are third-party candidates suing for the right to air time.

I would like to know how the Gazette and Rod Boshart came up with the conclusion that Iowan’s aren’t interested in third party candidates during this election cycle or any other election for that matter! According to the Secretary of State as of September 2012 active Republicans total: 620868, the active Democrats total: 602636, and the active No Party voters total: 666279. Have the active No Party voters been polled? Is the Gazette and the two-party system presuming that the No Party voters will go with one or the other? With all the social media technology there is no way that everyone will be convinced that the two-party system is the only way to go.

If the public were informed about these third parties there would no doubt be an increase in interest!

I have carefully vetted the candidates for congress during this election and I will be supporting Greg Hughes. No one has ever heard of him because the media doesn’t cover third-party candidates. If they give one third-party candidate any air time they have to give it to the rest of the third-party candidates. I would rather hear from all the candidates than hear the same three ads air over and over and over.

This media problem isn’t limited to presidential elections. Nope, this happens in every election. Not one word has been uttered about the Independent candidate for Congress, former candidate for Governor, Greg Hughes. is a factory worker who chairs the Iowa Child Support Advisory Committee to the Supreme Court that has been a family advocate for many years. Greg Hughes is the only candidate for congress talking about issues that are important to the Iowan’s I know. The people I’ve talked to are tired of attack ads between the two attorneys and their PACS that are constantly being aired on television. I want to hear about Greg Hughes and what direction he would take District 1 if he were elected to Congress.

Who is Greg Hughes?

I was one of the Ron Paul delegates who went all the way through the process up to the state level. I am not interested in either establishment candidate and now I am working tirelessly to get the word out about our alternatives. Yes, we have alternatives. A vote for these alternatives is a vote against the two-party trap.


Free Marine Veteran Brandon Raub! The Constitutional Crisis: A Wake up Call for American’s


Are you free? Can you say whatever you want? Do you really have “freedom of speech” in the United States of America? Are you being watched? Can you be arrested for something you type in the heat of the moment? Can you be arrested for posting lyrics to a song that you didn’t write?

The answer to all those questions is YES. You’re free to do all those things but if government officials interpret your postings as a threat they will disrupt your life to detain and study you.

Sadly, in America, not only has someone been arrested for posting lyrics to a song that he didn’t write but he has been detained without any referral by friends or family members. Yes folks, big brother can come and take you from your family to have you evaluated.

Brandon Raub is a Marine Veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Brandon was recently arrested by the FBI and local police for “resisting arrest”. He is being held for thirty days so that the government can study him and conduct an “mental evaluation” all because they didn’t like what he was saying on Facebook.

Where is the mainstream media on this? Well the family clearly doesn’t trust them but they spoke to Adam Kokesh with Adam vs The Man in this exclusive interview.

Brandon Raub’s sister Brittany said “Brandon Raub is the most sane person I know, there is no question about his sanity in anyway” “He loves his country, he is a true patriot.” “He is willing to stand up when others will walk away”. Raub’s brother, Brent Raub, said “the people need to know that they need to question everything, I am not even trying to convince you right now, I would ask that you take this and you go question it” “do not believe everything you hear do not believe the media

Cathleen Thomas, mother of Marine Veteran, Brandon Raub continued saying “alternative sources and places to look for the truth instead of Fox, CNN, and NBC, listen
they’re all bought” okay, they’re all bought, they’re all sold out, and they’re all in bed with “big brother” and they’re not going to tell you the truth and they don’t want to tell you the truth, they want you to be comfortable keeping you where they want you. With emphasis she continues by saying “they create everything that you want to see and they call that truth”

“It’s a dangerous time for our country” said Cathleen. “There are stories going on all over our country, and I mean horrific stories from mothers that I’ve spoken to where their children are being detained, this isn’t new, they’re trying to shut people up.”

The Rutherford Institute is stepping up and offering Raub legal assistance. The Rutherford Institute, is a nonprofit civil liberties organization, that provides legal assistance at no charge to individuals whose constitutional rights have been threatened or violated.

According to a press release written By Ray Daudani of WWBT NBC12 “Law enforcement officials have stated in press reports that Raub was not arrested. However, as attorney John Whitehead points out, if the police have put handcuffs on you and you’re being held against your will, that qualifies as an arrest. In a hearing before a judge on August 20, government officials again pointed to Raub’s Facebook posts as the sole reason for their concern and for his continued incarceration. Ignoring Raub’s explanations about the fact that the FB posts were being read out of context and his attorney’s First Amendment defense, the judge agreed that Raub should be incarcerated at a VA hospital for up to 30 more days. Rutherford Institute attorneys are working to challenge Raub’s detention and the highly unconstitutional nature of the government’s actions.”

Here is a telephone interview Adam Kokesh with Brandon Raub at the John Randolph Medical Center near Richmond, Virginia.

What’s the buzz about anyway? Here is a link with Brandon’s Facebook rants in a video (for those who couldn’t see his Facebook because you refuse to have one) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4yXCzhsZs

How many other people have been detained for making comments about the government? How many of our vets undergo “mental evaluations” by the government due to their Facebook rants? This is something we should all be alarmed about! There is no liberty. What happened to our Freedom of Speech and expression? Have we lost our way? What are we going to do to get it back? Life is too short to live without liberty!


The U.S. House 1st Districts Republican race for Congress heats up as the June 5th Primary nears


The Iowa Republicans of District 1 have not yet chosen a nominee for the Congressional races; that will be determined at the June 5th primaries.

There are two candidates on the ballot and one candidate with an enthusiastic group of grassroots supporters working on a write in campaign. The three candidates are parallel in many ways but they are incredibly different from one another. In the end it all comes down to who would be the strongest candidate to take on Democratic Congressman, Bruce Braley.

Former congressional candidate Steve Rathje has a strong following as a write in candidate. His supporters have been feverishly working the social networking sites and sending emails in search of support. Rathje’s supporters argue that the bar be raised within the party. They aren’t satisfied with either of the two candidates on the ballot. For more information on Steve Rathje’s write in campaign please visit: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003823120547

In Ben Lange’s latest ad he stated “For centuries American progress has depended upon a generational compact in which each generation creates the conditions for the next generation to live better than the last” he continues “The current political leadership has indebted my girls to the tune of $150,000 before they can even ride a bike.” Ben has been big on the budget that Bruce Braley only recently became interested in fixing. “Our national debt has skyrocketed to $16 trillion and DC politicians now borrow $0.40 of every dollar spent.” -Ben Lange

Ben Lange’s name might sound familiar but that’s because he ran against Braley in 2010 and we were saturated with television ads of those two bantering back and forth. That was before the district lines changed. Lange lost that election by less than 2% of the vote. Will the district changes help or hurt Lange in the primary? We will soon find out! For more information on Ben Lange please visit: http://www.langeforcongress.com/

Finally, there is the black sheep of the ticket, Rod Blum. Blum is an enthusiastic liberty candidate from Dubuque who is clearly not one of our typical “politicians”. Blum has vowed to take a cut in pay down to the average American’s income and even wants to limit his own term.

Blum has spoken out against NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act that allows the government to detain American’s without any probable cause & denies them due process. And he has spoken out against the latest Act the government is attempting to push through Congress called CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, an act that allows government officials to spy on your online activities, it’s similar to SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill that Congressman Bruce Braley voted against. For more information on Rod Blum visit: http://rodblum.com/

I feel great pressure to endorse one of the three candidates for the June 5 primary but after meeting all three of them I have come to the conclusion that I won’t even know until I am in the voting booth. Getting to know the candidates is good but sometimes it only makes it more difficult to choose! On a personal level, I like all three of them! All three of them have great potential and would make fine nominees for the Republican Party .

No matter who it is they are up against a man who is very popular among voters. Braley, is, in a lot of ways—is the liberty candidate in the Democratic Party and oftentimes votes against the grain on controversial issues. This is going to be a heated race no matter who takes the republican nomination after the June 5 Primary!

I urge people to research their candidates and to reach out now, while they are in campaign mode, because once they do go to work to represent us they suddenly become harder to reach!