Americans Need to Wake Up and Smell the Economy in 2014


As I was perusing the web and looking at the mornings early news, I came across the front page of Fox News, I know taboo, but on it was a very strange headline which read "Fox News Poll: Americans give 2013 a Thumbs Up, Feel Economic Optimism." And while I know that this isn't a scientific poll like Gallup or Rasmussen, it is important and shocking poll nonetheless.

On This Day in History – December 31, 2013


On this day in America in 1879, Thomas Edison give the first public demonstration of his concept of the incandescent light bulb. Also on this day in America in 1946, Harry S. Truman announced that all hostilities of WWII were officially over. Lastly on this day in American history in 1999, the $350 million Panama Canal was officially transferred over to Panamanian nationalists by Jimmy Carter. Thus, strengthening relations between the US and Panama, while weakening the security of American interests in the Americas; resulting in Operation Just Cause a little less then a decade later, in December of 1989.

On this day in Canadian history in 1929, Canadian Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians play Auld Lang Syne for the very first time in their very first annual New Year's Eve party at the hotel Roosevelt Grill; with the Lombardo New Year's Eve party becoming the longest running annual special in radio history. Also on this day in Canada in 1947, rock legend Burton Cummings was born in Winnipeg Manitoba; Cummings would become the leader of the first Canadian group, the Guess Who, to have a number one record in the US, and the first to have a top 10 album (American Woman) in the US.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder 

Obama's One Sided Love Affair with Iran, Against Israel and America

As we learned late Thursday, the Iranians have developed and acquired a new generation of equipment to enrich Uranium; more specifically a more advanced type of centrifuge that will allow the Iranians to enrich Uranium at a much faster rate than ever before. A development that when combined with Iran's continued resistance against American overtures to allow an inspection of their military facilities despite how much Obama dotes on them, is a clear signal that Iran is developing a nuclear program, not for domestic energy but nuclear weapons.

The Left's Truth Theorem, Fast and Furious


When President Obama took office back in 2008, one of his promises was that he would come to run "the most transparent administration in history." Yet, what we all forgot about was, the Left's truth theorem; which works like this: whatever the Left says, the opposite is true; and this is especially true when they are attempting to get away with something, deny something, or pass something. An unfortunate theorem, that once again has been demonstrated to be true, for President Obama's administration has had more scandals than even the Nixon administration, with the NSA scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the Obamacare scandal, and of course the very first to top the list, the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal.

On This Day in History - December 30, 2013


On this day in America in 1924, American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble, using the Hooker Telescope located in Mount Wilson, California, became the first to prove the existence of  galaxies outside of our own Milky Way. Also on this day in American history in 1972, President Richard Nixon called a halt to the Christmas bombings of North Vietnam, paving the way for a wind down of the Vietnam war and a peace settlement a month later. Lastly, on this day in American history in 1922, the greatest threat to wold liberty, security, and prosperity emerged in the form of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; which was officially recognized by one of the most progressive Presidents in United States history, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1933; who immediately upon his election pushed for recognition despite Soviet restriction of religious freedoms and legal rights of U.S. citizens living in the Soviet Union and Soviet involvement in Communist subversion and propaganda within the United States.


On this day in Canadian history in 1981, Wayne Gretzky scores five goals including his 50th of the 1980-81 season to lead the Oilers to a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers; becoming the first player in NHL history to reach the 50 goal mark in fewer than 50 games, doing it in just 39, shattering the previous record held by Maurice "Rocket" Richard. Also on this day in Canada in 1941, Winston Churchill visits Ottawa after his talks with President Roosevelt over strategy to win World War II, a visit during which Yousef Karsh snapped the now famous photo of the scowling Churchill, after the photographer asked him to pose without his cigar.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder 

On This Day in History - December 29, 2013


On this day in American history in 1940, America watched as their closest ally and brother England suffered under the worst day of the German Blitz during World War II, as city after city was set ablaze by Nazi bombers and other aircraft. Also on this day in America in 1890, one of the most tragic events of all American history unfolded, for on this day during America's war with the Plain's Indians the army cornered the last of the Indian resistance at Wounded Knee, resulting in 146 Sioux, many of whom were woman and children, being massacred.


On this day in Canada in 1837, Royal Navy Commander Andrew Drew and his company cross the Niagara river to Fort Schlossser, capturing the American supply steamer Caroline used by William Lyon Mackenzie and his rebels on Navy Island; and after promptly setting the ship ablaze, they cut her adrift and legend has it that the ship ended up hurtling ablaze over Niagara Falls. An incident that nearly caused war to once again erupt between the U.S. and Britain, since the incident was reminiscent of other oppressive acts of war by the British against America that had led the United States to declare war on Britain just 20 years prior, in 1812.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder 

On This Day in History - December 28, 2013


On this day in America in 1912, San Francisco demonstrated its always leading leftist tendencies by opening the first public street cars in the world, for until then all transit systems were privately owned. Also on this day in America in 1945, Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance, which had been written by a children's magazine 50 years earlier.


On this day in Canada in 1795, Upper Canada Governor Lord John Graves Simcoe orders that the famous 80km Younge Street highway be built from the town of York (modern day Toronto) to Lake Simcoe; designed to act as both a military route to protect Upper Lake Huron and a portage route for the North West Company.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder 

A&E vs. Duck Dynasty - And the Winner Is...


It seems that not even A&E could withstand the onslaught of support that Phil Robertson received from the American people and fans of the show Duck Dynasty worldwide, for as we just learned Phil's suspension has been lifted and the Patriarch is back baby.

2014, Another New Year of Heartache for the Middle-East?

Aftermath of the explosion that rocked the Christian quarter of  Baghdad on Christmas day 2013. 
It seems that the threats by various Islamic terrorist organizations in the Middle-East that were given leading up to Christmas are coming true, as headlines pour in from all corners of the region with the news of deadly terrorist attacks against civilians resulting in dozens dead and no end in sight.

On This Day in History - December 27, 2013


On this day in American history in 2001, the United States government announced that it would begin to hold terrorist captives indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay. Also on this day in America in 1932, billionaire John Rockefeller Jr. opens Radio City Music Hall in New York at the height of the Great Depression, which as a palace for the people both provided hope and joy to the American people during those dark times, and demonstrated American resiliency as thousands turned out for the historic buildings opening.


On this day in Canada in 1869, Louis Riel is elected President of the Provisional Government of Rupert's Land and the North-West, and given the powers to negotiate with Canadian Commissioner Donald A. Smith over the sale of the HBC territory to Canada. Negotiations that led both to the Red River Rebellion of 1869-70, as well as Manitoba's entrance as a province into the Canadian Confederation.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder 

Boxing Day Blowout of Obama Over Obamacare


With the results from the latest CNN poll (above) regarding Obamacare highlighting one simple and true reality, that the American people are completely disgusted with the Affordable Care Act. The question that must be asked, especially if you are a Democrat or supporter of President Obama, is why?

On This Day in History - December 26, 2013


On this day in America in 1825, the Erie Canal was opened, allowing American access to the Atlantic trade routes from the Great Lakes. Also on this day in America in 1946, Bugsy Seigal opens the Flamingo Hotel, the first modern hotel and casino of its kind in Los Vegas, complete with the iconic modern bright lighting that the Vegas strip has become world famous for.


On this day in Canada in 1791, British PM William Pitt passes the Constitutional Act, diving Quebec along the Ottawa River into Upper (modern day Ontario) and Lower (modern day Quebec) Canada; the act also gave the legislatures of the two provinces their first taste of responsible government, since they were now able to pass duties in order to raise revenue. Also on this day in Canadian history in 1942, Canadian escorted convoy ONS-154 leaves Halifax, Nova Scotia with much needed supplies and men for the British war effort at the beginning of WWII, with 32 of the 46 ships arriving safely in Britain on December 30th, an excellent percentage considering the unchecked U-Boat presence Germany possessed in the Atlantic throughout much of the war.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder 

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

To you and yours, a very hearty Merry Christmas from all the crew here at A Parallel Too High. 

Christianity in the Middle-East, Christmas Eve 2013


Ever since the Arab Spring of 2011 and the unwavering support that President Obama has shown to any faction seeking to upset that status quo in the Middle-East, a lot of events have happened to reshape the nature of the region. Yet, one thing that cannot be said is that President Obama's different approach to foreign policy has led to greater religious freedom and tolerance in the Middle-East, as persecution of Christians has been steadily rising and becoming more and more widespread ever since President Obama took office.

On This Day in History - Christmas Eve - December 24, 2013


On this day in American history in 1979, the Soviet Union once again highlighted ever constant Russian duplicity by continuing to warm up the Cold War by rolling tanks into Afghanistan under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978. Also, on this day in America in 1923, President Calvin Coolidge lit up the first national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. Lastly, on this day in American history 1968, humans went into Lunar orbit for the first time, as the Apollo 8 crew televised a bible reading of the Book of Genesis verses 1-10 which outlines God's creation of the world to mark the historic event.


On this day in Canada in 1781, Freidrich, Baron von Riedesel erects Canada's first Christmas tree, at the garrison in Fort Sorel. Also, on this day in Canadian history in 1906, Canadian Reginald Aubrey Fessenden makes the world's first radio broadcast heard hundreds of miles away from Brant Rock, Massachusetts; during which Fessenden himself performed on violin O Holy Night ending the performance by reading a verse from the bible: "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will (Luke 2:14).


Finally, on this day in world history and appropriately enough on Christmas eve, Silent Night or Stille Nachtas it was originally called, was composed in Austria by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr; and performed for the first time at St. Nicholas parish church in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg. Have a blessed Christmas Eve everyone.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder 

FUNGINEERING - Just One More Way Socialists are Destroying Capitalism


Have you ever asked yourself why we hold business Christmas parties this time a year, when no one wants to be there and we would all rather be at home with our families? Why we play 'get to know you games' at work when a good majority of us hate them? And why there is a greater push these days to make work fun instead of productive? Well, the mangers would tell you that it is because they are attempting to foster positive environments, teamwork, and happiness for and amongst their employees. So the question that we must ask is, does attempting to "inject fun and quirkiness into everything we do" really promote those objectives? And beyond that, what are some of the consequences of this workplace environment shift, and why has it become so commonplace amongst businesses?

On This Day in History - December 23, 2013


On this day in American history in 1939, American allies Britain and France officially go to war against Nazi Germany and World War II begins. A war that would eventually involve the United States because of the events of Pearl Harbor, the power of the German state, and the ineptitude of the European Allied Forces.


On this day in Canadian history in 1900, Canadian Reginald Aubrey Fessenden while working for the United States Weather Bureau transmitted the first ever voice communication by AM (amplitude modulation) radio wave a distance of 1.6 kilometers between two thirteen meter high radio towers located in and around Rock Point, Maryland. A transmission that while still too distorted for commercial use, marked the beginning of the radio phenomenon that would sweep the West at the beginning of the 20th century. Also, on this day in Canadian history in 1869, Louis Riel replaces John Bruce as President of the National Committee of Metis in Winnipeg, Manitoba; marking the beginning of a period between 1869 and 1885 in which Riel attempted twice to lead his people to freedom from the oppressive Canadian government who sought to annex what at the time was the independent nation of the Metis in modern day Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder

On This Day in History - December 22, 2013


On this day in America in 1937, the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City was officially opened for business. Also, on this day in American history in 1989 thanks largely to the efforts of U.S. President Ronaldus Magnus the world famous Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Germany was re-opened for the first time in nearly 30 years; symbolically marking the end of the separation between East and West Germany.


On this day in Canadian history in 1809, the importance of our relationship with our big brother to the south, and the importance of American success to our own is highlighted, when in March the United States passed the Non-Intercourse Act. Opening trade with all nations except Britain and France, due to British Blockades and Napoleon's decrees during the Napoleonic Wars. Also, on this day in Canadian history in 1987, Canada demonstrates its dominance in hockey by beating Finland 4-1 in Moscow to win the first ever gold medal at the annual Izvestia hockey tournament.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder

The Fate of Utah to Spark the Next Civil War?


As we learned late yesterday, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, citing the laws unconstitutionality for its demise. With Shelby stating that his final verdict was justified because:

"The State's current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in doing so, demean the dignity of these same sex couples for no rational reason. Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional."

Yet, let's see if we can find out where in the constitution it says that, shall we?

On This Day in History - December 21, 2013


On this day in America in 1891, the first basketball game was played in Springfield College in Massachusetts. Also, on this day in American history Islamic Extremists were at it again, as Libyan Muslim terrorists planted a bomb on Pan-Am Flight 103 travelling from London to New York, resulting in the death of 243 passengers, 16 crew members and 11 people on the ground, as the plane blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland.


On this day in Canadian history in 1943, Canada demonstrates its great ability, courage, and honour on the battlefield as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade attacks the Italian town of Ortona, beginning a week long house to house battle during the month known as "Bloody December" between our boys and Nazi troops. Yet, while over 1,372 Canadians died, one quarter of all causalities in the Mediterranean theater, the result was nothing short of total victory. Since, with the victory came the capturing of the city and its precious and rare deep-water port, which enabled the Allied Forces to not only bring in more men and supplies into the region, but also allowed them to launch further operations deeper into Italy and thus win WWII.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder

Is There Anything Hamas Won't Do to Commit Genocide Against Israel?


Hamas, an active member in good standing within the worldwide terrorist community, and head of the government in the Gaza Strip, released yesterday a statement regarding flooding in Gaza. Stating that Israel was to blame for the flooding because they opened imaginary dams that don't even exist; while the real story is that there was a once in a century snow-storm Alexa, that struck much of the Middle-East in and around Egypt and Israel which caused the flooding. Yet, the baffling lie is only half the story, for its significance is even greater.

A&E vs. Duck Dynasty - Jesus Said There Would Be Days Like This (Matt 5:11)


In the latest news sweeping North America surrounding the hit reality show Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson after being caught interpreting scripture and utilizing his first amendment right was promptly suspended by the A&E network for his comments regarding homosexuality. So the question becomes, what are we to make of this?

On This Day in History - December 20, 2013


On this day in America in 1860, South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, marking the beginning of the United States civil war. Also, on this day in American history in 1989, Operation Just Cause began as over 28,000 U.S. troops under the command of President Ronaldus Magnus protected American interests by invading the nation of Panama and deposing ruthless Dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno. Lastly, on this day in America in 1957, 22 year old Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. military, despite protests from around the country that he was a national treasure.


On this day in Canada in 1919, Marxism was at its finest as the Canadian government established Canadian National Railways (CNR), in order to unite and rescue five near-bankrupt railroads: the Grand Trunk, Grand Trunk Pacific, Canadian Northern, Intercolonial, and Canadian Government Railways [National Transcontinental]. With the resulting CNR system becoming the longest in North America at the time, with over 50,000 kilometers of track in the U.S. and Canada. Also, on this day in Canada in 1991, the NHL re-established the Ottawa Senators and established the Tampa Bay Lightning franchises during the second to last expansion of the league in the 20th century. 

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder  

Illegal Immigrants Vote in Ohio



The latest out of one of the key swing states in any national election, the great state of Ohio, is that 17 non-citizens cast ballots during the last 2012 Presidential election; with over 274 non-citizens in the State remaining on the registered voters lists. A case that Ohio Secretary of State John Husted has reported, is being referred for possible prosecution.

On This Day in History - December 19, 2013


On this day in America in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached for his affair with Monica Lewinsky after it was determined that he lied under oath to a federal grand jury by denying it. Also, on this day in American in 1972, NASA's last manned flight to the moon Apollo 17 and her crew returned to earth safely.

   
On this day in Canada in 1917 the inaugural season of the NHL got underway, with the Montreal Wanderers beating out the Toronto Arenas 10-9 on opening night. Also, on this day in Canada in 1984, Wayne Gretzky reaches 1000 points as a member of the Edmonton Oilers; becoming the youngest player to reach the mark at the age of 23, and the player who accomplished the feat in the least number of games, having played just 424 regular-season games. 

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                    - Marcus Garvey
- Uchiha22
Creator & Founder

No Wonder You Were Caught Doing this Mr. President


As I'm sure everyone by now knows, President Obama's life was not only put at risk at the Nelson Mandela funeral this past week, but he also proved the Left wing stereotype of how dumb and uncivilized all Americans really are by taking this selfie during the funerals proceedings. Yet, while everyone has attempted to play this off, after this latest story out of Washington, it's no wonder President Obama was caught flirting and taking pictures with a hot blonde at a funeral.

On This Day in History - December 18, 2013


On this day in America slavery was abolished in 1865 with the ratification of the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution. Also, on this day in America in 1620 the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in Cape Cod Massachusetts.


On this day in Canadian history the first troops landed in Pusan, Korea and in 1950 began the fight for the liberation and independence of South Korea from the oppression of Marxist North Korea and China.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
-Uchiha22
Creator & Founder

MSNBC - The Land of Misfit News Anchors Strikes Again, with MINCOME


Krystal Ball, co-host of MSNBC's the Cycle, was at it again; demonstrating clearly how Marxist and far away from the American Founders the network is, and as a result how far away from the American people they truly are, which is why no one watches. So what was the latest greatest suggestion from the Land of Misfit News Anchors, it was the Marxist Utopian idea of a 'mincome'.

What to think of the Ryan - Murray Budget Deal?


With the budget deal that was built by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) all but passed, given the bi-partisan support it received in the House and the fact that Democrats still control the senate, the question becomes: what should be made of this budget deal?

Time Magazine's Man of the Year - A Marxist in the Papacy?


Last week Pope Francis laid out what he called a third way of economics; one that he says is based on Christian charity and love of neighbor. Yet, it is not surprising that after reading the comments that he made about this third way, a good majority of capitalists and believers in Biblical charity are quite concerned. So much so, that Pope Francis had no choice but to attempt to assuage fears of his Marxism by attempting to clarify what he intended when proposing his third way of economics. Yet, instead of assuaging fears, I for one am even more concerned after reading the Pope's clarifications. So the question remains, is Pope Francis really a Marxist?

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

President Obama - Winner of PolitiFact's Lie of the Year Award, 2013

It was confirmed yesterday evening what we all already knew, that the PolitiFact Lie of the Year Award for 2013 goes to none other than the selfie-taking at a funeral, President Obama. That's why it is most unfortunate that PolitiFact has yet to give out another award for Liar of the Year. Since, not only would President Obama win it hands down every year, but after that selfie-incident, he would most likely accept it with glee and rub it in the face of those who lost. So what was the lie? Well, "if you like your plan, you can keep it" of course; which as over 6 million Americans have already learned with tens of millions to come is simply not true.

Republicans Are Finished


It is good to be back after a short break while on vacation. Yet, while my vacation was pleasant, what I found out when I returned was not. Don't get me wrong I am glad that the government has re-opened its doors and that President Obama no longer has the power to mess with and cause pain to the American people through the shutdown. However, the deal that was struck between the Republicans and Democrats in order to end the quote on quote crises was disgraceful.

A Case Study: The Obamacare Website


So after learning about the Obamacare website's wonderful debut, complete with glitches, bugs and government incompetence; and after learning that the website cost, not its estimated figure of $93 million, but over $634,320,919 in taxpayer dollars or roughly 2/3rds of a billion in taxpayer sweat and tears. I was planning on writing a long post on how we should all be very proud of ourselves. Since without even reading the bill, the Affordable Care Act has delivered on its promises and given us everything we deserve. Well, I was going to write that post, until I came across this ad. An ad that says everything you need to know about why the government is going to be so much better than you at organizing and running your and your family's healthcare.

Obama Default


So with the shutdown now in full swing and the end nowhere in site. President Obama continues to create, not compromise and vision; no, cause that would be the mark of a leader. No, instead President Obama has defaulted to his normal position and continues to use the Presidency to generate division and fear. With the President's latest talking points warning of a complete economic collapse if the government shutdown carries on past October 17th. What's so special about October 17th?

United States Government Shutdown - Day 4: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


It is now day number four of the government shutdown, and as time drags on the American people seem less and less interested in demanding that the federal government start back up. Why? because they are learning to live and cope without its extra-constitutional programs, since they never needed them in the first place. Yet, with that said, a federal government in shutdown is still a sign of a nation in distress. Not to mention that yesterday saw some bizarre stories occur during the shutdown. So I think it would be wise to take stock of where we are so far.

A Dash of Republican Hypocrisy and a Heap of Democrat Cruelty - Makes for Just Another Day in Washington D.C.

~They can't vote, so why would I want to help a kid with cancer again?~

So as I was watching Fox News last night and all the various talking heads speaking about the government shutdown, I was struck by two things. The first was the number of Republicans who sounded like hypocrites, and the second was the number of Democrats who stood in solidarity with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) as they stated their willingness to sacrifice the well being of the American people, even a kid's life to cancer, in order to push the communist [okay socialist, I mean "basically; taking over, and the government running all of your" healthcare (1:10 of video)] agenda of Obamacare. Two things that got me thinking, Republican hypocrisy or Democrat cruelty, which is worse?

United States Government Shutdown - Day 2: And We're All Still Alive, Who Knew?

~Why are you all looking at me, it was that guy over there~

So it is now a little over 24 hours since the deadline to pass a temporary budgetary measure came and went and the government of the United States of America went into full shutdown mode. Yet, as over 700,000 federal employees and fellow Americans headed home without pay yesterday, a strange thing happened. Despite what the mainstream media would have us believe, the sky did not fall and we are all still here and speaking English and not Chinese, who knew?
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