The number of emails containing hoaxes, half truths and outright
lies never ends. For years and quite frankly, I'm sick of it. When I
let the sender know the information is false, nine times out of ten
the response I get is this: "I don't have time to research all
this stuff" or "My friend who knows a lot sent it to me and
I trust him". One female even got angry with me and said I was
mean for sending proof the email she sent was a lie!
What if I put things in my columns without researching them for
accuracy? My credibility would be in the toilet. Now, it's mean to
politely point out information a person is sending out isn't true and
it makes them look bad? Almost every one of those emails with the
twenty exclamation marks has an email paper trail. The first person
sends it to ten. Those ten send it to fifty. Those fifty send it to
another fifty. I've seen some with a hundred email addresses the hoax
or lie has been sent to. By the end of the week you have thousands of
people chasing their behinds following up by writing letters or
telling more people something that isn't true.
Below are persistent hoaxes, disinformation and outright lies.
Perhaps we might make a dent by putting them together in one place and
getting the truth out there.
1. Every election cycle, in comes the one about members of
the Outlaw Congress don't pay into social security - make it an
"First: Paine/Basso demands Congress be forced to pay into
the social security system because they don't while everyone else
"That is a lie. The Politburo (Congress) has been paying
into the SS system since 1983 when there was a massive government
pension overhaul. The result of Paine/Basso speaking this old Internet
lie is that you have well meaning people who don't do any research do
exactly what Paine/Basso promotes in the video: burn up the Internet!
Great idea, but burning it up with a lie only hurts the credibility of
the movement and keeps 'we the people' herded in the wrong direction
wasting time writing letters to Congress to do something they already
To date, nine million eight hundred twenty two thousand eight
hundred forty people have viewed video. How many then sent out email
or wrote letters to their Congress critter demanding they pay into
social security when they have since 1983?
Screwing the pooch
July 25, 2006 3:25 PM/Rant.
By Doug Thompson
"There's little doubt that what I've done here at Capitol
Hill Blue is a classic case of FUBAR. It happened because of a variety
of things: laziness, sloppiness, distraction and a willingness to cut
corners when it suited my own personal agenda...... Despite those who
believe otherwise, and they have every reason to do so, I have never
made up a quote. I have, however, accepted information from others
without checking it out and have too quickly accepted that information
if it fit into my grand scheme of things. I ignored warning signs that
should have kept me from using material I knew was marginal. I was
"When I first received an email claiming President Bush
called the Constitution a "* damned piece of paper," I
jumped on it as a great story. Two other emails followed and I was so
sure I had it nailed. Others warned me to check it out further.
"It might be wishful thinking," my newsmagazine friend and
sometimes editor said. "Somebody could be playing you." I
didn't listen. "Who cares? It makes a great story," I
claimed. I was wrong. Nobody else ever confirmed the story and I've
since learned the "sources" were simply repeating something
they heard second and third hand."
"Thompson's careless, cavalier treatment of the truth has
been spread around the world. He also pulled eight more of his columns
because "With the help of Bill and some other volunteers who held
the intervention Monday that helped me see the light we've gone back
through the databases and removed quotes from unverified sources and
eliminated stories that didn't fit the criteria I claimed to follow
but did not."
Do you know when I have provided that retraction people still
send me email saying they believe it even though the author retracted
it. That quote is in videos, documentaries and all over the
3. Johns Hopkins Update - "This is an extremely good
article. Everyone should read it. After years of telling people
chemotherapy is the only way to try to eliminate cancer, John Hopkins
is finally starting to tell you there is an alternative
4. VERY QUIETLY OBAMA'S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE
"Just researched : Apparently Hawaii had until August 8,
2011, to produce documents and open the books for a full
investigation. This order was delivered on July 5, 2011, under a
direct order of the Supreme Court.
"AP - WASHINGTON D.C. - "In a move
certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the
presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of
Information" has Released copies of President Obama's college
transcripts from Occidental College.
"Now released, the transcript school indicates that
Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial
aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an
undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College
in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group
in the Superior Court of California.
"The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for
financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from
the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for
the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This
document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of
Obama's detractors have been seeking. Along with the
evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record
of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty
"The news has created a firestorm at the White House
as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy
and qualification to serve as President in an article titled,
"Obama Eligibility Questioned," which led some to
speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on
Obama's first official visit to the U.K."
There are several versions of that lie. No such AP story. That
hoax began circulating the Internet on April Fool's Day 2009. When I
first saw it I called Gary Kreeps' office since its his law firm that
tried to obtain the Occidental Records. They are still sealed. None of
the alleged court orders above exist.
5. "The Enactment of NESARA Law will fix what's wrong
with Wall Street - October 12, 2011"
It's an old scam that's been making the rounds for years and
years. There is no such thing as a NESARA law.
6. Subject: HR4646 - "This affects all of
"SHOUT THIS FROM THE HOUSE TOPS
"FYI ON JANUARY 1st 2012, THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRING
EVERYONE TO HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR SS CHECKS. WONDER WHY?
"1% tax on all bank transactions HR4646
"Watch for this AFTER November elections; remember this
BEFORE you VOTE in case you think Obama's looking out for your best
"This government just cannot think of enough ways to hurt
the American people! I sure hope this dies!!!!!
"FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
"1% tax on all bank transactions HR 4646 - ANOTHER NEW OBAMA
TAX SLIPPED IN WHILE WE WERE ASLEEP. Checked this on snopes,
it's true! Check out HR 4646. President Obama's finance team is
recommending a one percent (1%) transaction fee (TAX). Obama's
plan is to sneak it in after the November elections to keep it under
"This is a 1% tax on all transactions at any financial
institution - banks, credit unions, savings and loans, etc. Any
deposit you make, or even a transfer within your account, will have a
1% tax charged. If your paycheck or your social security or
whatever is direct deposit, it will get a 1% tax charged for the
transaction. If your paycheck is $1000, then you will pay Obama
$10 just for the privilege of depositing your paycheck in your bank.
Even if you hand carry your paycheck or any check into your bank for a
deposit, 1% tax will be charged. You receive a $5,000 stock
dividend from your broker, Obama takes $50 just to allow you to
deposit that check in the bank. If you take $1,000 cash to
deposit at your bank, 1% tax will be charged."
Yeah, shout it from the rooftop, fool. I've had a hundred of that
same email by people who don't check facts, so by now thousands will
receive half truths and an outright falsehood. They will send it
around to a few more hundred who will waste their time calling their
congress critter over something that isn't even true.
To establish a fee on transactions which would eliminate the
national debt and replace the income tax on individuals.
Sponsor: Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2]
That bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress.
Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session
all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared
from the books. Members often reintroduce bills that did not come up
for debate under a new number in the next session.
7. NEW SALES TAX on Sale of Property for 2013 -- Thanks to
"Will You sell your house after 2012? Did you know that if
you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it?
That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in
the health care bill and goes into effect in 2013. Under the new
health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a
3.8% Sales Tax. If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200
tax. Does this make your November and 2012 vote more
Another Internet falsehood passed around for almost a year.
Of course, it's just another way to steal from us to give to
foreign countries, more toxic wars and more unconstitutional spending
by the outlaws in the U.S. Congress. But, the people of this country
don't seem to care because in 2010, they reelected a whopping 86% of
the same incumbents taking us to hell. Most of the newly minted tea
party choices all caved in and sold out over the debt limit ceiling
vote. New liars for hire who replaced the old liars for hire. High
earners" means taxing to death those who create jobs and work
hard for their money.
"In his recent guest column regarding the impact of the
health care bill, Paul Guppy of the Washington Policy Center claimed
that a 3.8 percent tax on all home sales was a part of the recently
passed legislation. This is inaccurate and needs to be corrected. The
truth about the bill is that if you sell your home for a profit above
the capital gains threshold of $250,000 per individual or $500,000 per
couple then you would be required to pay the additional 3.8 percent
tax on any gain realized over this threshold.
"Most people who sell their homes will not be impacted by
these new regulations. This is not a new tax on every seller, and that
correction needs to be made. This tax is aimed at so-called "high
earners" - if you do not fall into that category you will
not pay any extra taxes upon the sale of your home." Sara Orrange
Government affairs director
And, this one accompanied by the heart breaking pictures of
8. "Unexplainable, Inexcusable
"No one has been able to explain to me why young men and
women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives
protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay. While Politicians
hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital,
protected by these same men and women, and receive full pay retirement
after serving one term. It just does not make any sense."
The retirement packages for the Outlaw Congress and stooge
presidents are sickening, but the information below is simply not
9. Shotgun preteen vs. Illegal alien Home Invaders...
"Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza,
26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone
11-year-old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their
two-story home. It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they
were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay-shooting champion since
she was nine.
"Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke
through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's
room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun. Resindez was the
first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a
near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee-crouch
aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.
"When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast
to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled
to death before medical help could arrive. It was found out later that
Resindez was armed with a stolen 45-caliber handgun he took from
another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David
O'Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.
"Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS,
MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news........? An 11 year old girl, properly
trained, defended her home, and herself......against two murderous,
illegal immigrants.......and she wins, She is still alive. Now THAT is
The reason you only see it on the Internet is because it's an old
lie that's been circulating since 2007. The person who began sending
it out did not verify the story with the Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff's
department in Montana.
10. "And then you wonder why our economy is in such
"LETTER BY A FLORIDA TEACHER
"This is a subject close to my heart. Do you know that we
have adult students at the school where I teach who are NOT U.S.
Citizens and who get the PELL Grant, which is a federal grant (no
Payback required) plus other federal grants to go To school?) One
student from the Dominican Republic told me that she didn't want me to
find a job for her after she finished my program, because she was
getting housing from our housing department and she was getting a PELL
Grant which paid for her total tuition and books, plus money left
The original lie is a lot longer, but the bottom line is Pell
grants are not given to illegal aliens. Illegal aliens are already
stealing resources at colleges they have no right to, but Pell grants
aren't one of them unless they figured out how to gin the paperwork
and engage in fraud. A simple phone call to your Congress critter's
office (as I did) will get you the law on that one.
11. IMPORTANT NEWS!
"Tonight ... Sunday ... January 22nd ... Set Your DVR for
the Fox News channel at 9:00 pm eastern standard time. Maybe
this is why the White House has been deriding FOX News. Sounds
like this could be history in the making ... someone may go down ...
either Obama or Fox News. It may be that Fox has been holding
this information back due to the sensitivity of it ... and out of
courtesy. But ... Obama has taken on Fox and it appears they are
ready to spill the ugly truth about the background of this usurper who
has had an extremely radical and secretive past.
"Tonight ... Fox News is going to air a very important
documentary about Barack Obama at 9 pm Eastern. The report will
go back to Obama's earlier days ... showing even then his close ties
to radical Marxist professors ... friends ... spiritual advisers ...
etc. It will also reveal details about his ties to Rev. Wright
for 20 plus years ... how he was participating with this man ... and
not for the reasons he stated.
"The report has uncovered more of Obama's radical past and
we will see things that no one in the media has been willing to put
out there. It will be a segment to remember. Please pass this on to
everyone you know. Tonight Sunday night ... 8 pm central time ... 9 pm
eastern time. Democrat or Republican ... this report will open
your eyes to how YOUR country is being sold down the road to
Totalitarian Socialism. If you care about the direction of our
country ... pass this notice on to everyone you know."
12. "Cancelled Flight From Atlanta To
Houston-UNBELIEVABLE!! Must Read
"I heard the report of the flight on FOX but this is an
expanded first person account. If it is true, it is of great
concern. Sounds like the passengers were ultimately not
complacent. But do we have leaders who are willing to take the
steps to recognize this for what it might be and take steps to prevent
such happenings. And yes, I can hear my liberal friends already
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
"I, Gene Hackemack, received this email from my good friend
Tedd Petruna. He is, a diver at the NBL (Neutral Buoyancy Lab)
facility at NASA Houston . I used to work with Tedd who happened to be
on the AirTran Flight 297, from Atlanta to Houston .
"One week ago, I went to Ohio on business and to see my
father. On Tuesday, the 17th, I returned home. If you read the papers
the 18th you may have seen a blurb about where an Air Tran flight was
canceled from Atlanta to Houston due to a man who refused to get off
of his cell phone before take- off. The story was only on Fox News.
That was NOT what really happened.
"I was seated in 1st class coming home. 11 Muslim men got on
the plane in full Muslim attire. 2 of them sat in 1st class and the
rest seated themselves throughout the plane, in coach class, all the
way to the back. As the plane taxied out to the runway, the
stewardesses gave the safety spiel that we are all so familiar
The "eyewitness" who wrote this viral
email wasn't even on the plane, according to AirTran officials quoted
in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 5, 2009. Tedd J. Petruna
was booked on Flight 297, airline records show, but his connecting
flight from Akron arrived too late for him to actually board the
"During Barack Obama's tenure as the president of the
Harvard Law Review in the late 1980s, at least two male student
editors complained to colleagues and senior university officials about
inappropriate behavior by Obama, ultimately leaving their positions at
the journal, multiple sources confirm to THE KANSAS CITIAN.
"The men complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Obama
that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they
signed agreements with the university that gave them financial payouts
to leave the journal. The agreements also included language that bars
the men from talking about their departures.
"In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Obama and
his administration repeatedly declined to respond directly about
whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the journal.
They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting
confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which
men leveled complaints.
"THE KANSAS CITIAN has confirmed the identities of the two
male journal editors who complained about Obama but, for privacy
concerns, is not publishing their names. "White House spokesman
Jay Carney told THE KANSAS CITIAN the president indicated to White
House staff that he was "vaguely familiar" with the charges and
that the university's general counsel had resolved the
There's more to that one, but I believe it's a lie. I sent email
twice to the editor of The Kansas Citian, which appears to be just
another web site with no credentials. I ask the editor some questions
about source material. While I have no doubt Obama/Soetoro is
bi-sexual, I don't believe that article because there is nothing to
back up the allegations. My inquiries to the "editor" were
last November; I'm still waiting for a response.
14. "Well Worth Passing On...Juval Aviv was the
Israeli Agent upon whom the movie 'Munich ' was based. He was Golda
Meir's bodyguard, and she appointed him to track down and bring to
justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes
hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games. In a lecture
in New York City he shared information that EVERY American needs to
know -- but that our government has not yet shared with us.
"He predicted the London subway bombing on the Bill O'Reilly
show on Fox News stating publicly that it would happen within a week.
At the time, O'Reilly laughed, and mocked him saying that in a week he
wanted him back on the show. Unfortunately, within a week the
terrorist attack had occurred. Juval Aviv gave intelligence (via what
he had gathered in Israel and the Middle East ) to the Bush
Administration about 9/11, a month before it occurred. His report
specifically said they would use planes as bombs and target high
profile buildings and monuments. Congress has since hired him as a
security consultant. Now for his future predictions. He predicts the
next terrorist attack on the U.S. Will occur within the next few
15. "How Low Can He Go? Obama Changes U.S. Military
"There has been a change in U.S. military burial protocol!
This is a letter that my good friend's husband wrote today after his
uncle's funeral yesterday. If Obama does not want his name
associated with our military, he does not deserve to be "The
President of the United States".
16. "He doesn't seem to have much respect for the military.
Maybe in the future our leaders should be veterans. THOUGHT YOU MIGHT
LIKE TO SEE THIS!! THE MOST STUPID STATEMENT EVER BY A
"THIS MOST UNBELIEVABLE PRESIDENT? HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN
HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO REQUIRE THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR
"Bad press, including major mockery of the play by comedian
Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require
veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540
billion annual cost to the federal government of treatment for
injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active
duty. The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of
the opposition to his proposal.
"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained.
"Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and
accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their
choice? It doesn't compute.." "I thought these were people
who were proud to sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued
"I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing
the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the
patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's
deficit.. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my
17. "Obama told us in advance what he planned to do.
Few were listening. The following is a narrative taken from a 2008
Sunday morning televised "Meet The Press'. From Sunday's 07 Sept.
2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" THE THEN
Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
"General Bill Gann' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY
he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. The
General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code,
Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is
displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand
at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or,
at the very least, "Stand and Face It".
"NOW GET THIS !! Senator Obama replied: "As I've
said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking
sides". "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the
American flag is a symbol of oppression.." "The anthem
itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air
and all that sort of thing."
"(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)
"Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be
'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the
song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem,
then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing
our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our
enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm
America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we,
as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of
Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual
accord could exist between our governments ....."
"When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to
end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of
enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a
Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice
which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended
several flag burning ceremonies in the past".
None of it is true. All satire.
18. And, more of the same:
"Obama Explains National Anthem Stance
"Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer
wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was
forced to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National
Anthem is played. According to the United States Code, Title 36,
Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the
flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to
stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as
taking sides," Obama said. "There are a lot of people in the world
to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem
itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air
and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less
bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.'
If that were our anthem, then I might salute it."
Now, for the granddaddy, No. 19 : The U.S. is a corporation. That
is one of the biggest lies promoted on the Internet by "legal"
guru's and now believed by countless Americans.
Constitutional attorney Larry Becraft has penned several
responses to this garbage being peddled around the country, i.e.:
"That article, "The united states Of America is a
corporation owned by foreign interests" is the worst sort of BS I
have seen this week. For example, it contends that Congress had no
constitutional authority to create DC, "With no constitutional
authority to do so," but Art. 1, §8, cl. 17 of the Constitution
expressly authorizes it. It alleges, "Congress cut a deal with
the international banker (specifically Rothschilds of London) to incur
a DEBT to said bankers," but where is the proof beyond mere
"say-so" of the author? It asserts: "The Act of 1871
formed a corporation called THE UNITED STATES.
"The corporation, OWNED by foreign interests, moved in and
shoved the original Constitution into a dustbin." * * *
"Congress formed a corporation known as THE UNITED STATES."
I attach the complete 1871 act itself. Does this act show what is
alleged above? All this act did was establish a form of govt for DC,
which incidentally ended 7 or 8 years later.
"In my view, Lisa Guliani of Babel Magazine is full of BS. I
am particularly angry at the constant reference to 28 USC 3002 as the
"proof" of this argument. That section is merely a part of
the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act of 1990, 104 Stat. 4933.
The first section of that act is codified at 28 USC 3001, which is
"Please read this section, then click the "next"
button on the bottom right corner of this page to read the next
section, which is the section alleged to support this argument. There
are lots of federal corporations, and this act applies to the debt
collection activities of those corporations, among others. Wherever
the act uses the term "United States," the definition in
3002 declares that it applies not only to the debt collection
activities of the United States, but also the federal corporations. Of
this I am certain: there are many "rumor creators" in this
movement and you are ripe for the deception if you never do any
research to confirm what is alleged."
When I have provided the above to people I get nasty, rude emails
that Larry doesn't' know what he's talking about. My name and
reputation has been scurrilously attacked on dozens of web sites
promoting that trash because I have dared direct people to the actual
1871 act so they can read the truth for themselves. No constitutional
attorney in this country who has actually done the research disputes
Larry's research. For those who don't know who Larry Becraft is, let
me tell you. He's spent more than 35 years battling the IRS in federal
court rooms. He's handed the IRS some of their bloodiest noses. Yeah,
he's lost some cases, but any honest attorney will tell you sometimes
a client comes to them too far gone to save. You do the best you can.
I can tell you that many of those so-called 'experts' would have
whizzed their drawers if they were in some of the battles Larry's been
in fighting federal prosecutors. There's a lot of big talk out there,
but I've been in federal court rooms before and it's as serious as a
major heart attack. Few have the courage of Larry, Tommy Cryer,
Michael Minns, Jeffrey Dickstein, Mac McPherson, Bob Bernhoft and
others. These guru's out there plaster their theories up on web sites
and gullible, desperate people believe it. So many of the "legal"
guru's out there are little more than arm chair hustlers selling
people poison that gets them into trouble. On Larry's web site, see
XX. The Federal Government is the 1871 act to establish a
government for Washington D.C.: "For several years now, certain
groups and websites like Worldnewsstand have advocated an argument
that the "federal" government was created as a municipal
corporation via an act of February 21, 1871. The truth is
Time is in short supply for all of us. If you aren't sure the
information you're sending out (even wishful thinking) is not
accurate, please don't send it. I have blocked email addresses because
the same person consistently sends disinformation, hoaxes and outright
lies. Research takes time. Our credibility in the freedom movement is
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