SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

When he doesn’t know a camera’s rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America.

By David Corn on Mon. September 17, 2012 1:00 PM PDT

During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.

Romney went on: “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll  never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care  for their lives.”

Mother Jones has  obtained video of Romney at this intimate fundraiser—where he candidly  discussed his campaign strategy and foreign policy ideas in stark terms  he does not use in public—and has confirmed its authenticity. To  protect the confidential source who provided the video, we have blurred  some of the image, and we will not identify the date or location of the  event, which occurred after Romney had clinched the Republican presidential nomination. [UPDATE: We can now report that this fundraiser was held at the Boca Raton home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder on May 17 and we’ve removed the blurring from the video. See the original blurred videos here.]

Here is Romney expressing his disdain for Americans who back the  president:

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Why the Jobs Problem Is Not Going Away

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rebogged from the Harvard Business Review

by Kevin Evers  |   6:30 AM September 21, 2012

The recovery from the Great Recession has been sluggish, no doubt, but if economies keep adding jobs, slowly but surely, then we’ll be good to go, right? No so, say McKinsey’s Richard Dobbs and Anu Madgavkar at VoxEU.  Two long-term trends — ageing workforces and declining birth rates — could stunt growth in advanced economies for decades to come.

Robbs and Madgavkar say the global workforce will shrink by nearly a third by 2020. Simply put, more retirees will exit the workforce, less college-educated workers will enter. The U.S. should be OK, considering its “relatively young and fast-growing population.” But Japan and Germany and southern European countries? Not so much. So what’s a nation to do besides making more babies? A serious investment in training and education is a good start. If economies don’t act quickly, the authors say, “growth itself will be at risk, income inequality will deepen, public budgets will be under even greater stress, and advances in living standards may cease in some countries. These are outcomes no nation can afford.” Happy Friday…

Trayvon Martin never even touched the gun,wooooow.

George Zimmerman’s DNA, not Trayvon Martin’s, found on gun

By Michael Muskal (LOS angeles Times)

September 19, 2012, 10:47 a.m.

Only DNA from George Zimmerman was found on the grip of the gun that was used in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, according to DNA test results released Wednesday.

The test results were in the latest batch of discovery material released by officials in the notorious murder case, which has become a national flashpoint in race relations and gun laws. Zimmerman, 28, is free on bail awaiting trial on charges of second-degree murder in the killing of Martin, an African American teenager, who was shot to death in a confrontation at a gated community in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26.

The tests on the gun and the holster were performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. They found Zimmerman’s DNA on the gun but could not find any of Martin’s. No determination could be made as to whether Martin’s DNA was on the holster.

Zimmerman has acknowledged shooting Martin, but insists he acted in self-defense in the wake of a confrontation that left him injured.

The DNA findings could play a role in the trial, allowing the prosecution to argue against self-defense since it now seems that Martin never touched the weapon. The defense could counter that Zimmerman shot before Martin could get to the gun.

Zimmerman was not arrested the night of the shooting. After weeks of protests about that fact, a special prosecutor charged Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, with second-degree murder.

Among other material released Wednesday was an interview with a clerk of the convenience store where Martin had gone to buy a package of Skittles and a can of iced tea. Martin was returning from the store when the confrontation with Zimmerman took place. The unidentified clerk told authorities he had no recollection of serving Martin.

To be honest, I don’t even remember that day,” he said. (  Jsais: woooooooooooow.)

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Host Obama Fund-Raiser

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New York Times

On a day when Mitt Romney’s videotaped remarks at a Republican fund-raiser dominated the campaign, President Obama attended two fund-raisers of his own in New York City, one hosted by the music super-couple Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z.

Mr. Obama did not address Mr. Romney’s comments during the small portion of each event that reporters were allowed to cover, though he did speak about them earlier in the evening, when he taped an episode of CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

“My expectation is, if you want to be president, you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some,” Mr. Obama said to applause. Later, he added, “What I think people want to make sure of is, you’re not writing off a big chunk of the country.”

As is its usual practice, the Obama campaign allowed the White House press corps access only to Mr. Obama’s introductory remarks, escorting reporters from the room before donors were able to ask questions of the president. During that brief period, Mr. Obama stuck to the script he generally uses with high-dollar donors.

“I don’t want people to be complacent, but I also don’t want people to be discouraged,” the president said to a fashionable crowd of about 100, seated on sofas, according to a pool report.

“We’re on the brink of an election, but more importantly, we’re on the brink of moving America in a direction where we’re going to be more just, more fair,” he said at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan, where Jay-Z is an owner. “The economy’s going to grow in a way that includes everybody, an America that’s respected around the world because we’re putting forward our best values and out best ideals.”

Ms. Knowles, who sang at Mr. Obama’s inauguration in 2009, kept her remarks brief in introducing him. “I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” she said. “We believe in his vision.”

When he took the stage, Mr. Obama said, “To Jay and Bey, thank you for your friendship.” He said his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Malia and Sasha, were annoyed that he got to spend the evening with the glittery couple. Beyoncé, he said, was a role model to his girls, while Mr. Obama said he felt a sense of kinship with Jay-Z because, he said, “we both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are.”

Mr. Obama has attended his share of celebrity fund-raisers, from one at George Clooney’s home in Los Angeles to an event at the Atlanta mansion of Tyler Perry, with Oprah Winfrey on hand. But this fund-raiser had some memorable touches, including a tower of 350 Champagne bottles by Armand de Brignac, Jay-Z’s favorite. Tickets cost $40,000.

At an earlier fundraiser with 200 donors at the Waldorf-Astoria – tickets starting at $12,500 per family – Mr. Obama said of the Republicans, “These people have super PAC’s that are writing $10 million checks and are going to bury us under advertising like you’ve never seen before. We can’t match these people dollar for dollar.”


Jsais: ” I’ma show you how to do this son!”  Wow, I’m so proud of Jay and Bey, what great people they  have evolved into.  As a couple they seem not only more powerful but wiser.  There is something to be said about the unity of marriage.  Take note young world.

Great Speech By Stephen Covey at MSU Covocation! Listen, be enlightened and empowered!

Stephen R. Coveyis recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, he has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author, his advice has given insight to millions.Stephen Covey is also the author of the #1best seller. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.Click the link below to purchase  your copy of  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People at  Enjoy, be enlightened and empowered.

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Are You A Real Man? – Tony Porter: A Call to Men – Deconstructing Manhood

I happened to bump into this video over the weekend and it immediately struck me as being something that I needed to share with the world, especially all the brothers. In this video, Tony Porter, a native New Yorker and former tenement inhabitant, discusses the “man box,” a set of beliefs and behaviors that young men are socialized to adopt.  Mr Porter candidly discusses some of his experiences as a young man coming of age, being heavily pressured to operate within the framework of the ‘man box.’ He also speaks to some of his experiences as a caring father of a son and a daughter and the ways in which he has unknowingly forced the ‘man box’ on his own son.

It is time to raise awareness to the problematic understanding of masculinity in Western society…

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On Friday, August 17th of 2012, as I watched my Twitter timeline, my eyes were drawn to a tweet by Bakari Kitwana (@therealbakari) that read, “we spend 2 much time in mainstream national discourse letting racists define what racism is. those who know, call it what it is #noapologies.” Mr. Kitwana prefaced and followed this tweet up with a number of links to a recent MSNBC  political discussion regarding controversial comments made by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney’s comments and the ensuing discussion can be viewed here.

MSNBC contributor, Touré, of post racialism fame, and co-host S.E. Cull, engaged in a brief, heated and racially charged debate. Mitt Romney’s comments that were called into question are as follows, “This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like…Mr. President take your campaign and division and anger and hate back to Chicago…”

MSNBC co-host, Krystal Ball then stated…

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What’s up everyone,
The goal of Sex, Drugs & Video Games is to show the world urban music is still valuable. And how am I going to do that? Well, I’m glad you asked. I need 2 million of you to download this free independent album on May 22nd, then I need the same 2 million of you to donate at least $1 to the movement, but feel free to donate more! There is no maximum donation, and you can even donate now.
And what’s the “movement” you may ask? THE 2M1 MOVEMENT IS TO START CONTROLLING OUR OWN MUSIC, MOVIES, AND CONTENT… PERIOD! WE ARE NOT SIMPLY CHARACTERS IN A VIDEO GAME being controlled by the invisible hand. Once the goal is met, I’m going to shoot a movie that will drop May 22, 2013, and a portion will go to charity. Big shout out to Louie C.K. for the motivation!
Download this free independent on May 22nd, and make sure to support the 2M1 Movement. Hell, even if you don’t like me, at least support the movement, because that’s what this is all really about. (But, this joint is jamming!) I spent a great deal of my own money on this project, so I know you can spend at least $1. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne ain’t cheap. LOL
Sincerely, David Banner


JSAIS: Loving me some David Banner, he has been outspoken on a lot of valid issues in our community.  He is a manof the people and  for the people, I don’t  know about you fam, but I got five on it!

The Heartfelt Silence Of Carmelo Anthony

We are the New York Knicks, and when your son Trayvon died, our son died as  well.”

17 words.

Just 17 words is what it took to silence the locker room.

17 words to the mother of a murdered 17 year old.

17 words from the star player, #7. Melo.

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-Michael Skolnik

Michael Skolnik is the Editor-In-Chief of and the  political director to Russell Simmons. Prior to this, Michael was an  award-winning filmmaker. Follow him on twitter @MichaelSkolnik

Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy

” In the Asian American community a dollar circulates for 28 days, in the Jewish community a dollar circulates for 19 days, In the black community a dollar is gone in hours.”

We were called racists, the N word, go back to Africa, horrible things said about my children and my family, horrible indictments on black people, saying that the reasons our businesses fail are because we’re not cut out to be entrepreneurs and we should just be happy with where we are in America.”

Maggie and John Anderson were successful African American professionals raising two daughters in a tiny suburb of Chicago. But they felt uneasy over their good fortune. Most African Americans live in economically starved neighborhoods. Black wealth is about one tenth of white wealth, and black businesses lag behind businesses of all other racial groups in every measure of success. One problem is that black consumers—unlike consumers of other ethnicities— choose not to support black-owned businesses. At the same time, most of the businesses in their communities are owned by outsiders.

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On January 1, 2009 the Andersons embarked on a year-long public pledge to “buy black.” They thought that by taking a stand, the black community would be mobilized to exert its economic might. They thought that by exposing the issues, Americans of all races would see that economically empowering black neighborhoods benefits society as a whole. Instead, blacks refused to support their own, and others condemned their experiment. Drawing on economic research and social history as well as her personal story, Maggie Anderson shows why the black economy continues to suffer and issues a call to action to all of us to do our part to reverse this trend.

Click on the link below to  listen to Maggie Anderson tell her families experience on thier year of buying black in an interview with NPR’s Michelle Martin (  Great interview, great insight!):

More with Maggie Anderson:

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Puchase thebook “Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy”  today at :

JSAIS: Thanks to the Anderson family for their commitment to our  community.  Awareness induces change……..Thank you.

Fam please post a list of all the black owned businesses in your community, be sure to include the city and state.  Thank you.