Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Don't Bank on it! By Craig R. Smith & Lowell Ponte

Think Your Money is Safe in the Bank?
Shocking New Book Exposes the Unsafe World of 21st Century Banking
By Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte

Could the bank we trust to safeguard our money now be one of the riskiest places to put it? DON'T BANK ON IT! THE UNSAFE WORLD OF 21st CENTURY BANKING, by Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte could be the most important financial book you've read in years. In this shocking new expose, Smith and Ponte predict your bank account may be hit by any one of 20 major threats - dangers already warning us in daily news headlines, such as:
  • The Cyber-Terror Bank Bailout: You on the Hook (Bloomberg)
  • Banks' Failure Plans Inadequate Say Regulators (ABC News)
  • U.S. Banks Braced for Trillion Dollar Outflows (Financial Times)
  • G20 Edging Towards Deal on 'Bail-in' For Banks (Reuters)
  • In Banks We Used To Trust (MarketWatch)
The symbol of bank security has always been the safe. Today it should be the "unsafe" because, as this book reveals, your bank deposits are now in danger in at least 20 major ways - from cybercriminals, money-hungry politicians, too-big-to-fail bankers, and those now stealing the value of dollars you thought were secure inside bank vaults.

Your bank account is systematically being robbed, and is at serious risk of being seized and looted. How much interest is your bank paying you for putting your money at such risk? Less than zero percent!

Monetary expert Craig R. Smith and futurist Lowell Ponte show why it has become illogical, and hazardous to your wealth, to trust your money to today's increasingly vulnerable and unsafe banks. Banks (as we know them) and the U.S. dollar are dying as we are pulled into the rising "cashless society" where everything from your digital "money" to your household appliances will be Internet-controllable and hackable, as well as trackable and taxable by bloated governments desperate for ever-more revenue.

Smith and Ponte propose a surprising alternative future you can bank on, based in part on what a Harvard economics professor did with his own near-million-dollar bank account. This book shows ways to save your savings. The risks Smith and Ponte reveal are amazing and eye-opening, such as:
  • You could lose your banked money to one of 125,000 Chinese Army full-time hackers half a world away; to greedy banksters; or to rapacious spendaholic politicians who desperately need ever-more revenue to keep expanding the welfare state.
  • Your bank account exists only in a bank computer, not a bank safe, and under today's laws, is no longer even "yours."
  • Banking (as we know it) will soon die, Craig and Lowell predict, as will our old notions of money. The dawning "cashless society" and "Internet of things" will end financial privacy, tax every transaction, and could rob you via computer chips built into your next refrigerator.
"BRAVO! In Craig Smith and Lowell Ponte's newest book, DON'T BANK ON IT! they have successfully torn down the facade of America's most deceptive financial institution - modern mega-banks - and yet somehow also made it interesting, understandable and actionable reading."
--Dr. Michael Savage, Host of The Savage Nation
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Craig R. Smith is the founder and Chairman of Swiss America Trading Corporation and is an expert commentator on some of the top cable network and radio news programs. Lowell Ponte is a former think tank futurist, former Reader's Digest editor, a public speaker, talk radio host and Newsmax columnist.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Recarving Rushmore By Ivan Eland

RECARVING RUSHMORE Ranks Obama as the 8th Worst U.S. President - Justly Slightly Better than John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush
Avoids Conventional Biases and Instead Ranks Presidents on How Well They Contributed to Peace, Prosperity and Liberty

Barack Obama ranks 34th out of 41 U.S. Presidents in terms of his contributions to peace, prosperity, and liberty--just slightly better than Ronald Reagan but slightly worse than George H.W. Bush. So claims Ivan Eland, a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute who is challenging the tendency for historians and pundits to rate the presidents by focusing on secondary qualities, such as their communication skills, leadership style, and responses to crises their policies may have helped cause.

Ivan Eland's book, Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty is destined to shake up the way Americans think about presidential achievements. This may be especially true for people who thought that Obama's campaign slogan promising "change" would signal a meaningful departure from his predecessor's policies. "In many ways, despite their divergent party and ideological labels, the presidencies of Barack Obama (labeled a liberal Democrat) and his predecessor, George W. Bush (labeled a conservative Republican) have been similarly bad," Dr. Eland writes.

Dr. Eland's bold comparison of Obama and Bush is just the tip of the iceberg. Taking a distinctly new approach, RECARVING RUSHMORE profiles each U.S. president from Washington to Obama on the merits of his policies and whether they contributed to peace, prosperity and liberty. Its unique ranking system is based on how successful each president was in fulfilling his oath to uphold the Constitution. Readers will be intrigued to discover:

  • Why, of the four men given exalted representations on Mount Rushmore, only Washington deserves the honor.
  • Why Teddy Roosevelt has been overrated.
  • Why Jefferson hypocritically violated his lofty rhetoric of liberty; and
  • Why Lincoln provoked a civil war that achieved far less than believed.
As for more recent U.S. chief executives, Republicans will be astounded to learn that Nixon was the last liberal president and that Reagan wasn't all that conservative. Democrats will be amazed to learn that Clinton was in some respects more conservative than George W. Bush. Readers will also learn why Dr. Eland goes against the grain and anoints Eisenhower and Carter as the two best modern presidents.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute. He spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Power Grab By Dick Morris

Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation

By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

America is at a crossroads - we can choose the path of the Founding Fathers and keep a strong constitutional government that thrives on our bipartisan spirit, or opt for President Barack Obama's dream: a nation ruled by one political party with a far left agenda.

That's the dire warning from best-selling author and political insider Dick Morris and his co-author, Eileen McGann, in their compelling new book, Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation in which the authors make a convincing case that Obama has an overarching strategy in pushing his liberal agenda, one that grabs power from our traditional and bipartisan institutions in favor of a single party: his Democratic Party. According to Morris and McGann, Obama has begun:
  • Implementing the biggest power grab of all: ObamaCare - the law that says anything supporters say it does;
  • To create a permanent government recipient class (with this new health law) who will vote Democratic time and again;
  • To gain federal control over state run education systems using Common Core curriculum;
  • To gain more control over private business by granting the EPA global governance in the name of climate change, affecting every aspect of our lives;
  • Blocking energy independence, thereby slowing economic growth and breeding more dependency;
  • Gutting welfare reform and keeping millions on the dole; and
  • Turning over regulation of the Internet to the United Nations.
The authors write: "Obama is a left-wing president who is desperately determined to impose his radical agenda to transform our democratic government and free market economy into his socialist-style ideal before leaving office in 2016. He's a president who is obsessively fixated on keeping the left in permanent power by turning our two-party system into a one-party monopoly." He is close to achieving his goal, Morris and McGann say. Only you can stop him.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dick Morris became well-known for his probing, insightful, hard-hitting, clear commentary on media like Newsmax and the Fox News Channel. Time magazine has dubbed him "the most influential private citizen in America." A well-known Republican strategist, he was the architect of Bill Clinton's comeback landslide in 1996. Internationally, he has piloted the successful campaigns of the president or prime ministers on five continents. With his wife, Eileen McGann, Dick has written fourteen books, including ten New York Times Bestsellers. Morris and McGann write for DickMorris.com and the Hill newspaper.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Those that Bless You, I Will Bless By Paul Merkley

New Book by Professor Emeritus Merkley Looks at the History of the Christian Zionism Movement

In several books and many more articles and public lectures, Professor Paul C. Merkley has described the part that Christian friends of Israel played in bringing about the creation of the State in 1948 and sustaining it against its enemies ever since. Now in Merkley's new book, Those That Bless You, I Will Bless: Christian Zionism in Historical Perspective, he takes us back to the origins of Christian Zionism in exegesis of Scripture. Confronting the historical distortions of the anti-Zionists, he provides a calm, proud and scholarly defense of Christian Zionism answering these important questions:
  • Why do some Christians vilify Israel, yet some are amongst Israel's strongest supporters?
  • Why does Christianity have such divergent views on Jews and Israel?  
  • What is the basis of the quarrel between some of the older denominations and the newer evangelical or fundamentalist denominations? 
  • On what exactly, are the Christian Zionists basing their support for Israel?
In four parts - Biblical Foundations, The Church and the Legacy of Israel, Modern Times, and Israel Defends Her Right to Life - Merkley takes his readers back to the origins of Christian Zionism and recalls the story of Christian attitudes towards the Jews over the two millennia since the destruction of the Second Temple. Confronting the historical distortions of the anti-Zionists, he provides a calm, proud and scholarly defense of Christian Zionism. For readers seeking a deeper understanding of Christian attitudes towards Israel, this is a must read.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Professor Paul C. Merkley is an Emeritus Professor of History at Carleton University in Canada. He was born and educated in Toronto and taught History for over forty years in Canada and the USA. He has been a visiting Professor of American studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Canada's Member of Parliament, Stockwell Day, from 2004-2010. His previous books include American Presidents, Religion and Israel. He is currently at work on a book about Canadian Conservatives and Israel.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Did Muhammad Exist? By Robert Spencer

An Inquiry into Islam's Obscure Origins
By Robert Spencer

As we approach the anniversary of 9/11 facing new threats from ISIS, yet another group of radical Islamists, we are searching for answers about and a deeper understanding of Islam, the Islamic states, and the caliphate. How did it all begin? Who was Islam's founding prophet?

New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer provides the startling answers in Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry into Islam's Obscure Origins - just released in paperback.  Spencer offers a sober but unflinching look at the early days of one of the world's major religions. Far from an anti-Islamic polemic, this book brings to Islam the same standard of searching historical criticism that scholars have applied to Christianity and Judaism for more than two centuries.

And the results are stunning. Spencer reveals that the historical foundations of Islam are surprisingly shaky. Did Muhammad Exist? changes everything we thought we knew about the world's second largest religion. It unearths provocative evidence that forces us to ask: Did Muhammad, Islam's founding prophet, even exist?

Drawing on a growing body of pioneering scholarship, Did Muhammad Exist? meticulously examines historical accounts, archaeological findings, and other records to reconstruct what we can know about Muhammad, the Qur'an, and the early days of Islam. The evidence Spencer presents challenges the most fundamental assumptions about Islam's origins - assumptions made by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Did Muhammad Exist? reveals:

  • How the earliest biographical material about Muhammad dates from at least 125 years after his reported death;
  • How six decades passed before the Arabian conquerors - or the people they conquered - mentioned Muhammad, the Qur'an, or Islam;
  • The startling evidence that the Qur'an was constructed from existing materials - including Christian texts;
  • How even Muslim scholars acknowledge that countless reports of Muhammad's deeds were fabricated;
  • Why a famous mosque inscription may refer not to Muhammad but, astonishingly, to Jesus;
  • How the oldest records referring to a man named Muhammad bear little resemblance to the now-standard Islamic account of the life of the prophet; and
  • The many indications that Arabian leaders fashioned Islam for political reasons.
The real story of Muhammad and early Islam has long remained obscured in the shadows. Robert Spencer brings it into the light at last.

About the Author: Robert Spencer is the author of several widely acclaimed books about Islam, including the New York Times bestsellers The Truth about Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). He is a columnist for FrontPage Magazine and the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Spencer holds a Master's degree in religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth for more than three decades.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Renewing America and its Heritage of Freedom By Gerard Lameiro, Ph.D.

Renewing America and its Heritage of Freedom
What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help
By Gerard Lameiro, Ph.D.

Author, philosopher and economist, Dr. Gerard Lameiro, answers the really important questions facing America today in his powerful new book, Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom: What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help. In his new research, he sought to find out how America has been sliding into a sinkhole of moral, political and economic turmoil and near-bankruptcy and, more importantly, how we can fix this terrible mess for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

America is now entering the 2014 Congressional elections in a state of anxiety, confusion, apprehension and insecurity. We're faced with terrible problems on a local and national scale - racial rioting in Ferguson, Missouri; illegal immigrants flooding across our unprotected borders by the hundreds of thousands; the Fast and Furious program that put weapons in the hands of narco-terrorists which lingers in our memories; the Ebola virus on the horizon apparently spilling into our nation; the shameful care and many deaths among our loyal veterans at the VA; the yet to be resolved Benghazi fiasco; and our military forces dissipated around the world, as our foreign policy is shattered across the globe.

American citizens are becoming more and more disillusioned by a corrupt government as they witness the political targeting of conservative groups at the IRS, ObamaCare in a state of utter upheaval, religious liberty threatened for the first time in American history, the national debt skyrocketing past $17 trillion and going higher, and, of course, the breakdown in the rule of law and widespread lawlessness as many of our Constitutional liberties are trampled on daily.

But there is hope on the horizon. Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedomis possibly the most important and comprehensive book ever written on America's heritage of freedom. It starts by recognizing God as the author of liberty and builds a substantial and solid moral case for freedom. It shows clearly and concisely how truth, human dignity and morality are inextricably linked to freedom. It presents the architecture of freedom, and wholeheartedly celebrates American exceptionalism.

In Renewing America, Dr. Lameiro explains:
  • The 25 essential components of freedom necessary to maintain a free nation, including:
    • the 5 components of religious freedom,
    • the 7 components of political freedom,
    • the 10 components of economic freedom, and
    • the 3 components of the freedom of living.
  • How America is losing freedom, highlighting key laws, Supreme Court cases, monetary and fiscal policies and the avalanche of rules and regulations that have played a part in chiseling away at Americans' freedom.
  • A new vision and strategy to renew America and its heritage of freedom, including:
    • 5 strategic goals,
    • 7 tactics to help make a major difference for the future of America, and
    • 5 actions freedom-loving Americans can take to help.

In Renewing America, you'll find the answer to the basic question: "What can I do to help America?" It should be read by citizens all across America and shared with family, friends, church and synagogue members, as well as colleagues in the workplace. It is an antidote for frustrated and depressed Americans who are beginning to succumb to the onslaught of progressive socialists and power grabbers. Dr. Lameiro tackles these challenges head-on. He doesn't sugarcoat his solutions; he takes on the issues directly with strength and courage. His well thought out plan for America inspires enthusiasm, energy and empowerment for Americans not felt since President Ronald Reagan was in office.

About the Author: Gerard Francis Lameiro Ph.D. is a philosopher, economist, and an expert in economic growth and computer modeling. He is the author of America's Economic War and Choosing the Good Life.Dr.  Lameiro was the Founder and CEO of Lameiro Economics LLC, a company focused on bringing practical economic knowledge about freedom, economic growth and prosperity to America and to the world.  He was also a member of Hewlett-Packard's Strategy and Corporate Development team. Dr. Lameiro is a frequent and popular guest on talk radio all over America.