Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pursuing Liberty By Cory Emberson & Rick Lindstrom

America Through the Eyes of the Newly Free
By Cory Emberson & Rick Lindstrom

"Pursuing Liberty is a book that reminds us of the wisdom of our founders, and inspires us through the stories of our newest patriots."
--Brian Sussman, KSFO, San Francisco radio host, and author of Climategate

Consider how much America has changed since WWII. Gone is the universal pride most Americans felt about their unique legacy, now given way to a bitterly divided country whose citizens seem more interested in mutual political combat than focusing on our shared American exceptionalism. The latest news about Arizona''s immigration law, enacted out of sheer desperation, is just one example of the battle that rages on American soil to protect our sovereignty; not to mention the recent news of Russian spies, the infiltration of Jihadist camps and the enemy within -- members of al Qaeda and the Taliban living right in our own neighborhoods waiting to attack.

Sometimes it takes a different perspective to bring matters into sharp focus -- as in the case of a new book called Pursuing Liberty, which is an intimate portrait of those who have confronted despotism and tyranny firsthand, escaped it, and lived to tell the tale. Pursuing Liberty is a chronicle of their personal experiences, reminding us of the value of liberty, and the ongoing need to defend it at all costs. Talk radio across America has been covering this topic regularly for years- - the stories of legal immigrants who escaped tyranny for America, only to see their nightmare past of repression spreading to the so-called "land of the free."

Through first-person narratives from our newest naturalized Americans, Pursuing Liberty showcases the courage required to abandon one's ancestral home to seek the unique freedoms found only in America, and the rare insights of those who gave up everything in their own quests for liberty. They offer rare glimpses into and recollections of life under repression and illustrate clearly that the knowledge of the true face of tyranny can be our armor against it happening in America.

Pursuing Liberty was written for all Americans - young or old, left, right, or center, this book opens our eyes to the unique American experience that far too many of us take for granted. It is a valuable read for every American, with the November elections fast approaching on the horizon; this book will move voters to make the right choice for the good of our country.

What is the cost of freedom? To those who have fled oppression and tyranny, it's worth everything. These are the inspiring true-life experiences of our newest patriots - all escaped their former homes risking it all just for the chance to live a free life in America. They've come from Cuba, Venezuela, the former USSR, Vietnam, and other countries to make their dreams of freedom a reality. To hear the voices of the new immigrants warning us not to make the same mistakes their countries made is a wake-up call for all American citizens.

"When I look at the aspirations of American Progressives, I see nothing new or forward-looking. Instead, I see the same ideas that formed the basis of the USSR, which eventually suffered a complete economic collapse," says Svetlana Kunin, an immigrant from the Soviet Union. Polish immigrant Agnieszka Bernstein talks about life in a communist nation "dominated by alcohol and hunting for stuff in the stores ... basic things."

Is the American dream of opportunity, freedom, and exceptionalism turning into a nightmare? Pursuing Liberty contrasts the reality of living under oppressive regimes with America's unique and irreplaceable legacy: freedoms that may be lost entirely if America continues its downward slide. Is it too late to stem the rising tide of overzealous government? These legal immigrants know the answer.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kessler Bestseller Out in Paperback

The explosive New York Times bestseller that caused controversy within the U.S. Secret Service arrives in paperback.

Includes a new chapter revealing new details about the threats against President Obama and the secret task force
set up to protect him.

By Ronald Kessler

Secret Service agents act as human surveillance cameras and observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the president's inner circle. New York Times bestselling author and award- winning reporter Ronald Kessler reveals what they have seen, providing startling, previously untold stories about presidents from John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as well as about their families, Cabinet officers, and White House aides. In his new book, IN THE PRESIDENT'S SECRET SERVICE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH AGENTS IN THE LINE OF FIRE AND THE PRESIDENTS THEY PROTECT (Three Rivers Press, on sale August 3, 2010), Kessler penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service for the first time and portrays the dangers that agents face, how they carry out their missions, how they are trained, how they spot and assess potential threats, and much more.

Ronald Kessler reveals in the new edition of IN THE PRESIDENT'S SECRET SERVICE:

· Threats against President Obama have became so disturbing that the FBI has established a Presidential Threat Task Force to gather, track, and evaluate assassination threats that might be related to domestic or international terrorism.
· Threats against Obama rose by as much as 400 percent compared with when President Bush was in office. At the same time, the Secret Service has been “spinelessly” acceding to requests by Obama administration officials for Secret Service protection in instances where there are no threats against them. As a result, 40 Obama administration officials and White House aides are under Secret Service protection, compared with 32 under George W. Bush. Kessler says that no one outside of the government has heard of most of them, but they have one thing in common: They enjoy being chauffeured free of charge by the Secret Service.
· The expansion in protection has occurred while the Secret Service is jeopardizing the president's safety by cutting corners because of understaffing.
· The new edition explains how Secret Service deficiencies led to the intrusion by Michaele and Tareq Salahi at the White House State Dinner. It recounts how Kessler obtained a scoop on the fact that the Secret Service, during its investigation of the incident, found that a third uninvited guest attended the dinner. Two hours after Kessler's story ran on Newsmax.com, the Secret Service confirmed it.

In addition, IN THE PRESIDENT'S SECRET SERVICE discloses assassination attempts that have never before been revealed. Kessler shares insider accounts of past assaults that have put the Secret Service to the test, including a heroic gun battle that took down the would-be assassins of Harry S. Truman, the devastating day that John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, and the swift actions that saved Ronald Reagan after he was shot. Kessler also exposes how Secret Service management in recent years has betrayed its mission by cutting corners, risking the assassination of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and future presidential candidates.

Based on exclusive interviews with more than one hundred current and former Secret Service agents, IN THE PRESIDENT'S SECRET SERVICE also reveals:

· Because the Secret Service has been cutting corners since its absorption by the Homeland Security Department, when Vice President Joe Biden threw the first pitch at the first Baltimore Orioles game of the 2009 season, the Secret Service did not screen any of the more than forty thousand fans, stunning agents on his detail and the agency's Baltimore field office. Contrary to Biden's claims, he compromised the location of a secret underground bunker built to protect the vice president.
· When he was President George W. Bush's Treasury secretary, John Snow traveled to his hometown of Richmond almost every weekend and saw a woman agents believed was his mistress, incurring huge expenses for taxpayers because the Secret Service had to accompany him.
· Vice President Spiro Agnew, a champion of family values, had extramarital affairs while in office.
· George W. Bush's daughters, Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, gave their Secret Service details a hard time and would try to lose their agents.
· Based on a psychic's vision that a sniper would assassinate President George H. W. Bush when he arrived in Enid, Oklahoma, to give a speech, the Secret Service changed his motorcade route.
· To make the press think he came to work early, Jimmy Carter would walk into the Oval Office at 5 a.m., then nod off to sleep. Carter refused to allow the military aide with the nuclear football to stay near his home in Plains, Georgia, jeopardizing the nation's safety when he was staying there.
· Lyndon Johnson would order Secret Service agents to drive on crowded sidewalks so he could make an appointment on time. Johnson would urinate in front of the press corps, which included women reporters. He had a stable of women with whom he had sex at the White House and at his ranch.
· Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary, who was guarded by the Secret Service along with her baby, demanded that the Secret Service shuttle her friends to restaurants. When her detail leader objected, she had the agent removed.
· At a Halloween party, Jenna Bush's now-husband, Henry Hager, became so inebriated that the Secret Service wound up taking him to Georgetown University Hospital. Another time, he became drunk with Jenna in a Georgetown bar and picked a fight with several other patrons. The Secret Service had to intervene to avoid a brawl.
· Because of objections by the wife of the secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, the Secret Service stopped performing checks on workers cleaning the Chertoffs' home, even though agents knew that many of the workers were illegal immigrants.
· In contrast to John McCain, Barack Obama - code-named Renegade - and Michelle Obama - code-named Renaissance - treat agents with consideration and respect. Contrary to Obama's repeated claims that he is giving up smoking, he has continued to smoke regularly.
· When Gary Hart was running for president and before his affair with Donna Rice was revealed, his friend Warren Beatty would arrange to have one or two stunning young models or actresses meet him at Beatty's house in Beverly Hills. As Secret Service agents watched through a fence, the women would remove their bikini tops and hop in an outdoor hot tub, then spend the evening with the married presidential candidate.
· Under pressure from presidential candidates or the White House, the Secret Service will shut down magnetometer screening for weapons at major events so as not to inconvenience stragglers when the president or a candidate is about to speak.
· While Secret Service agents are often heroic, the agency uses subterfuge to make them seem more so. When members of Congress and other VIPs visit the Secret Service training facility, the agency presents scenarios where agents respond to a threat. While the demonstration is billed as spontaneous, it is secretly rehearsed.
· In recent years, the Secret Service has equipped agents with outmoded firearms, so they could be outgunned. The service has driven away experienced agents through senseless transfer policies and reduced to almost nothing firearms requalification, physical training, and agent testing. Given such laxity, “It's a miracle we have not had a successful assassination,” a current agent says.

Since an assassination jeopardizes democracy itself, few agencies are as important to the United States as the Secret Service. Only Secret Service agents know the real story about our nation's leaders, and Ronald Kessler is the only journalist who has gained their trust. In importance to the country and in revelations about our nation's leaders, IN THE PRESIDENT'S SECRET SERVICE is unique.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen nonfiction books, including The Terrorist Watch, Inside the White House, The CIA at War, and The Bureau. A former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reporter, Kessler has won seventeen journalism awards.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The United States of Bankruptcy By Bill Glynn

20 Great Ways to Save the American Way of Life

Bill Glynn, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, author, and frequent guest of talk radio, has been warning Americans that we are in danger of losing our values, freedom and cherished way of life for many years via his blogs and talk radio shows across America. The culmination of all he has been saying is available now in this easy-to-understand guidebook every American must read: The United States of Bankruptcy: 20 Great Ways to Save the American Way of Life.

He warned us long before today, amidst all the crises America is facing, that the sovereignty of the United States would end up in the hands of foreign nations that hold our debt. He tells us now that America is socially, morally, politically, and financially bankrupt and asks us to start thinking for ourselves once again. He asks those of us who have become weary and leery of our politicians and so-called leaders:

Do you think politicians can actually manage our money?
Do you trust the motivations of your elected officials?
Do you think elections are nothing more than consumer advertising and branding?
Do you trust large corporations?
Do you trust Wall Street?
Do you trust the Chinese to control your future?
Do you feel your job is secure?
Do you think your money is safe?
Do you trust health insurance companies?

If you answered "no" to any or all of these questions, you are not alone. If you are looking for ideas to solve these problems within our country, you need The United States of Bankruptcy to take back America! This convenient guidebook offers 20 solutions to help save the American way of life. And it is a scathing verdict on how the American oligarchy and business leaders have squandered the finances of our nation and have dismantled the American Dream.

Over the past year, talk show hosts have quoted Bill: "If America were a company, the board of directors and management would be fired and probably even in jail!" Thomas Jefferson told us in 1816: "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

Woodrow Wilson's ominous words ring true today as he warned that we'd be ruled by the few, the rich and the powerful: "We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

There are many books out there about the current administration and the damage it's done... The United States of Bankruptcy will stimulate the original true thinkers in the United States to do as our founding fathers once did and return to the core values that made America a great nation.

About the Author: Bill Glynn has been a venture capitalist and entrepreneur for 20 years and is also the author of Left on Red. He was ranked by Information Week as one of 15 top innovators globally. He is an insider in the film and music industry. The companies he has founded, helped build, and invested in have raised over $1 billion. Bill advises Fortune 1,000 companies' executives and speaks regularly across the United States regarding the global economy, reaching an audience of millions each month.