Voices Of Freedom & Liberty Get A New Home

Welcome to RobertBeadles.org - the website that gives you, the people, an independent political voice. Following Robert's withdrawal from the CD-11 campaign in California, we received a lot of requests for help in getting the voice of the people heard. So, we're turning this site over to you, the citizen journalist.

Just click the button above to join and speak your mind on any subject on the political radar... political candidates & representatives, policy, rights and liberties, the United States Constitution & Bill Of Rights, family values, healthcare, corruption, banking, government accountability, military... whatever you wish.

We ask that all citizen journalists agree to our terms and refrain from using profanity or hate speech. This site is moderated and each view or opinion expressed here is that of the author and not of this website's owner or staff. Personal responsibility is one of the principals on which our great country was founded, and so it is with this website. The bullhorn is yours - have your say now.

Why we need a better infrastructure, and how to increase safety in our country!

Ways to smarten up the Traffic Management for Road safe Traffic Systems!

Transportation Management is the growing need of the urbanized cities due to rapid population growth and globalization. The need is to strategically use the smart traffic engineering techniques along with the strategic use of the traffic control devices to provide comprehensive and safe solutions. This is all in conjunction with engineered traffic control plans.

Here, we are discussing some of the effective ways to smarten up the Traffic management:

  1. Intelligent bay area traffic solutions

First and foremost requirement for implementing the smarter transportation management systems is applying the intelligent and advanced analytics to real-time data in order to-

  • Effectively monitor the health of the overall infrastructure
  • Responding appropriately to the constant changes in the transportation network
  • Aligning the traffic plan as per the demand
  • Initiating appropriate security measures and decisions based on road safety needs and environmental impact
  1. Well-managed and instrumented solutions

The transportation management systems should use well-managed and instrumented solutions for-

  • Tracking traffic from the source to destination, monitor conditions in real time etc
  • Instantly identifying any defects and inefficiencies
  • Effectively using the statewide traffic safety and signs
  1. Complying with all the necessary construction signs and warnings

A traffic management plan effectively reduces the chances of traffic incidents on construction sites by ensuring that all the dangerous and hazardous areas are clearly marked to guide the people passing from nearby. This should be done by-

  • Making pedestrian exclusive zones
  • Securing the speed limits and the parking spaces
  • Putting appropriate construction signs guiding the travel paths throughout a construction site
  1. Advanced Video Surveillance

Implementing a robust video surveillance system is an effective way for the road traffic management. Due to the recent development in traffic management technology, there is a constant need to implement the Intelligent Transportation Systems such as video surveillance using the cameras with higher resolution to support monitoring and also to increase the clarity of the captured violations, if any.

If you’re looking for expert traffic management solutions for the construction and other work zone etc, reach out to City Rise Safety immediately. With many years of rich industry experience, we are the leaders in the sign manufacturing and other expert traffic management solutions.

What we offer

We, at City Rise Safety, prioritize construction safety while working in collaboration with road authorities and other private entities to ensure-

  • Safe and controlled movement of both motorists and pedestrians at road construction and highway construction projects
  • Effective utilization of the construction zone signs, temporary traffic signage, construction flaggers, arrow boards etc

Traffic Flagger- Instrumental in Traffic Control Management

A well-trained and certified flagger play a pivotal role in traffic control management by alerting the traffic, stopping the traffic intermittently or guiding the drivers and pedestrians as required by the progress of work in a dedicated work zone. It won’t be inappropriate to say that the flagger job is to maintain the flagging operation smoothly and providing adequate protection to other workers and the general public.

Job responsibilities of traffic flagger in flagger traffic control

Below are some of the responsibilities that are the part of the flagger’s job: 

  • Ensuring that the traffic speeds are maintained appropriately or substantially reduced in case of risk zones
  • Communicating the important information such as changing conditions, road routes etc to the motorists and pedestrians
  • Lane closure as and when needed, as an alternative to the smooth flow of traffic
  • Installing and removing traffic control devices as per the need

Precautions a traffic flagger must take

Some of the precautions that every traffic flagger must take include-

  • Should never leave their position during the working hours and always face oncoming traffic with precision
  • Ensure that the conversations with motorist and pedestrians are minimized to build a proper road safety net
  • Should be courteous yet authoritative while managing the traffic operations
  • Should be appropriately positioned to provide maximum advance warning to the drivers and ensure that all the road signs remain clearly visible at all times
  • Maintain continuous communication with other traffic flaggers on the work
  • Effectively manage and provide assistance during the emergency situations such as bad weather, storm, power failure etc

Other points to keep in mind

A traffic flagger’s job is instrumental in traffic control management and brings them into continuous contact with the drivers and motorists. It is essential, for this reason, that the traffic flaggers conduct themselves in a manner which maintains proper road safety net all the time.

Even under high-pressure conditions, a traffic flagger should remain courteous yet firm at all the times.

At City Rise Safety, we are committed to providing the best traffic flagging solutions to the clients.  As a leading Traffic Management Solution provider in California, we provide safe and professional traffic control services across California and nearby areas. We make sure that all our Traffic Flaggers are adequately trained and have the requisite flagger certification to provide effective safety solutions which meet or exceed the expected standards.

GOP cooks up new excuse to oppose Susan Rice

GOP cooks up new excuse to oppose Susan Rice


4:33 pm on 11/28/2012
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for a meeting with UN Ambassador Susan Rice.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for a meeting with UN Ambassador Susan Rice. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Sen. Susan Collins has unveiled the latest reason to oppose Susan Rice as Secretary of State. And it makes even less sense than the previous ones.

At a press conference after meeting with Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Collins said Rice’s response to the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya had an “eerie echo” of the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, when Rice served as the head of the State Department’s Africa region.

“She had to be aware of the general threat assessment and of the ambassadors’ request for more security,” Collins, a Maine Republican, said of Rice’s role in that incident.

But a far more devastating terrorist attack occurred three years later, when a different Rice, Condoleezza, served as National Security Adviser to President Bush. Indeed, in August 2001, Bush and Condoleezza Rice received a CIA memo headlined: “Bin Laden Determined To Strike In U.S.” If ever a government official “had to be aware of the general threat assessment,” it was Condoleezza Rice then.

Collins didn’t think so, though. It’s easy to  ”go back now and pick out a clue here and a tidbit there … but we have to keep in mind the environment,” Collins said when the memo surfaced in 2004. “We have to keep in mind the volume of reporting that the president and his advisers are dealing with each and every day.”

The following year, Collins voted to confirm Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State, praisingher “professional experience and personal integrity.”

It gets worse. At Wednesday’s press conference, Collins also accused Susan Rice of playing a “political role” by appearing on five Sunday talk shows to talk about the Benghazi attacks. Rice said the attacks were triggered by an anti-Muslim film—an explanation that now appears incomplete, and which Republicans have said renders her unfit for the Secretary of State post.

But Susan Rice is hardly the first top administration official to appear on the Sunday shows during the heat of a presidential campaign and act as a spokesman for the administration.

Guess who said this on ABC’s This Week in 2004: “I think the president did that he always does. He had a chance to show the American people why he’s a strong leader.”

That’s right—it was Condoleezza Rice, praising President Bush’s performance in a recent presidential debate with Sen. John Kerry.

Of course, Susan Rice’s most vocal opponent, Sen. John McCain, has also appeared to use a different standard to judge the two Rices. When Democrats raised concerns about Condoleezza Rice’s role in leading the U.S. into war with Iraq on the basis of flawed intelligence, the Arizona senator accused them of harboring “lingering bitterness at the outcome of the [2004] election.”

Research assistance from Amanda Sakuma

GOP divide over Obama tax plan goes public

GOP divide over Obama tax plan goes public

  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will meet with congressional leaders
  • Republican Rep. Tom Cole says the House should pass President Obama’s tax plan
  • Obama is making his case directly to the American people this week
  • Republicans complain Obama refuses to provide a detailed deficit plan

Washington (CNN) — An angry warning by President Barack Obama delivered well over a year ago foreshadowed his campaign-style approach on Wednesday aimed at pressuring Republicans to compromise and reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

In remarks at the White House, Obama urged Americans to call, e-mail and tweet their members of Congress to urge immediate passage of his proposal to extend tax cuts for most Americans while allowing rates on the wealthiest 2% to increase to 1990s levels.

“Let’s begin our work with where we agree,” the president said, noting the Senate has passed the measure and that both parties agree on holding down rates for the majority of taxpayers. “If we can get a few House Republicans to agree as well, I’ll sign this bill as soon as the House sends it my way.”

To applause from the White House audience that included those described by organizers as middle-class Americans, the president held up a pen to demonstrate his willingness to sign the law as soon as it reaches his desk.

Meanwhile, a rift among House Republicans on whether to give Obama what the wants became public Wednesday, with two conservatives saying the tax proposal would likely pass if brought to a vote.

House Speaker John Boehner immediately shot down the call by veteran Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma for the chamber to approve the Senate measure, saying he disagreed with his colleague. House GOP aides insisted there was no plan to bring the proposal up for a vote.

However, the public call by Cole — which echoed similar statements from conservatives in recent weeks — as well as his prediction that the Senate proposal would pass in the House showed an increasing desire among House Republicans to move beyond an issue that has harmed them.

Conservative Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina also said he thought the Obama tax plan would pass the House, though he made clear to CNN he would oppose it.

The political maneuvering comes as Obama and Congress negotiate a possible agreement to avoid tax increases and deep spending cuts set to take effect in five weeks — the fiscal cliff scenario that analysts fear could push the country back into recession.

Obama also wants any deal reached in the current lame-duck session of Congress to include an increase in the federal debt ceiling, which is expected to be needed as soon as February or March.

On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Rob Nabors, Obama’s director of legislative affairs, will meet separately with congressional leaders of both parties, aides said. Geithner is the administration’s point man in the negotiations.

Republican rejection of any kind of increase in taxes has been a major contributor to the inability of Obama and Congress to work out a comprehensive agreement in the past two years to reduce the nation’s chronic federal deficits and debt.

Obama, who demands some increased tax revenue as part of what he calls a balanced approach with spending cuts and entitlement reforms, became so exasperated at one point during the endless budget battles that he decided to take his argument to the American people.

In July 2011, Obama told House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, one of the lead Republican negotiators, that it was time to make a deal or face the consequences.

“Don’t call my bluff,” the president said in ending the White House meeting, according to Cantor. “I’m going to the American people with this.”

Obama subsequently held a series of events around the country, mostly in swing states for the November election, in which he pushed for higher taxes on the wealthy as part of his main campaign theme to restore equal opportunity for the middle class.

Re-elected and facing the same fiscal issues — a seemingly unbridgeable divide with Republicans over taxes and spending — Obama is again taking his case to the people this week.

“The lesson is that when enough people get involved, we have a pretty good track record of making Congress work,” Obama said Wednesday.

Cole and some other conservatives say such pressure is the reason to simply give the president what he wants and move past the immediate tax issue.

“In my view, we all agree that we’re not going raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000,” Cole told reporters Wednesdaywhen asked about recent comments to the House Republican conference first reported by Politico. “We should just take them out of this discussion right now.”

Sounding a lot like Obama, Cole said that “if we can give assurance to most Americans that their taxes are going to be fine, I think that’s helpful to them in planning their lives going forward.”

Fellow Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho disagreed with Cole, but also said letting Democrats pass a tax increase would saddle them with resulting economic stagnation.

“I think right now my advice to the leadership is that they should let the Democrats pass a tax increase because we will see that the economy will stall because of that tax increase, and then they will own it completely,” Labrador said, despite his personal opposition to such a measure.

He and other Republicans complained that Obama and Democrats had yet to propose any serious proposals to also cut spending and reform entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid as part of a broad deficit reduction deal.

“I think we’re making a mistake that we’re running around trying to think of ways to deal with the president when the president doesn’t want to deal in good faith,” Labrador said.

What is ‘Fix the Debt?’

Obama argued Wednesday that settling the tax question for middle-class families would clear the way for the broader agreement everyone wants.

“We can do it in a balanced a fair way, but our first job is to make sure that taxes on middle-class families don’t go up,” Obama said. “And since we all theoretically agree on that, we should get that done. If we get that done, a lot of the other stuff is going to be a lot easier.”

Obama wants to let tax rates for income over $250,000 for families or $200,000 for individuals return to higher 1990s levels, while maintaining current rates for the rest of the country.

While Cole and other Republicans now say to let that happen, Boehner made clear Wednesday he wanted to keep his strongest bargaining chip.

“I told Tom earlier in our conference meeting that I disagreed with him,” Boehner said of Cole, who he described as a “wonderful friend” and strong supporter. “The goal here is to grow the economy and control spending. You’re not going to grow the economy if you raise taxes.”

At the same time, Boehner reiterated his willingness to include increased tax revenue, as long as it doesn’t come from higher rates and is part of a deal that includes spending cuts and entitlement reforms.

Later Wednesday, Obama met with chief executives of major corporations.

Congressional Republicans and Democrats talked separately with deficit-reduction gurus, including former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, who co-chaired a special panel appointed by Obama in 2010 to study the matter.

“We are going to have to have real compromise. Nobody can be an absolutist, nobody can win everything,” Bowles told reporters after his meetings.

One fiscal cliff fix — raise gas tax

Meetings and events on both sides showed the high-profile tactics being used to demonstrate to the nation, including financial markets, that a deal can happen

Stocks opened lower Wednesday as investors grew increasingly concerned about whether Congress can adequately and swiftly address the situation. By the end of the day, after reports of Cole’s remarks and other developments, stocks recovered to post a solid gain.

With the U.S. economy showing more signs of improvement in its long recovery from recession, economists point to fears about higher taxes in 2013 as a potential threat to rising consumer confidence.

The fiscal cliff resulted from a failure to reach a deficit reduction agreement in the past two years due to longstanding differences between Democrats and Republicans on taxes — particularly whether to extend tax cuts from President George W. Bush’s administration.

Opinion: How U.S. can once again define the future

Obama made the issue a central theme of his election campaign, and now the White House believes the president’s re-election validated his call for including more tax revenue in addressing the nation’s chronic federal deficits and debt.

Last week, Obama’s former campaign manager, Jim Messina, said the president’s re-election campaign and its grass-roots resources will “live on,” most likely as a tool to promote the president’s second-term policies.

Republicans seeking to shrink the size of government oppose increasing any tax rates, arguing that Obama’s plan would hinder job growth because some small business owners who file personal returns would pay higher taxes under it.

While aides on both sides have been talking, no follow-up meeting between Obama and congressional leaders has been scheduled after their initial post-election discussion on November 16.

Time running out on debt ceiling

Instead, Obama met Tuesday with small business owners to launch his week of campaign-style events.

Andra Rush, who founded Rush Trucking of Wayne, Michigan, said her message to Obama was that failure to extend the tax cuts to the middle class could stall what she called new economic momentum in the country.

“I would have higher tax rates,” Rush conceded, adding that it was more important for “ordinary Americans” to have more money to spend instead of paying it in taxes if everyone’s rates go up.

Boehner and other influential GOP figures have declared their willingness to consider other ways to boost tax revenue as part of a broader deal that includes entitlement reforms and spending cuts.

That position undermines the no-tax-increase pledge championed by anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, which Democrats consider to be a major impediment to a deficit reduction deal.

House Republicans launch PR offensive on fiscal cliff

Republicans insist Democrats must agree to cut discretionary spending and make significant reforms to Medicare and Social Security as part of a deficit reduction deal.

However, organized labor and other elements of the Democratic base oppose any major reforms to the popular entitlement programs. While some Democratic legislators express willingness to reform Medicare and Medicaid, they reject making Social Security reform part of the fiscal cliff negotiations, saying it is self-funded and therefore doesn’t add to the deficit.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also showed that a solid majority of respondents — two thirds — supports the Democratic stance that any agreement should include a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. Of that total, Republicans favor such an approach by 52%-44%.

Opinion: Don’t be afraid of Grover Norquist

Another poll on Wednesday by ABC News and the Washington Post showed a strong majority favoring the Obama tax proposal to raise tax rates on the wealthy. In addition, the survey indicated most Americans oppose raising the eligibility age of Medicare, one of the possible reforms proposed by some in the deficit debate.

Share your budget success stories

Ron Paul, farewell To Congress

Here is Ron Paul’s entire speech, please watch.
Farewell To Congress

Fiscal Cliff Isn`t The Problem, The Debt Is

Fiscal Cliff Isn`t The Problem, The Debt Is

Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.

What should we expect of Obama’s second term?

What should we expect of Obama’s second term?

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee wanted for murder

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee wanted for murder