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OVERSIGHT ARCHIVE, JAN-MAR 2014


OVERSIGHT ARCHIVE, JAN-MAR 2014

NEWS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE GLEANED FROM THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA

IF YOU LIKE YOUR TEA PARTY YOU CAN KEEP YOUR TEA PARTY•

Compiled by Ed. Wolff – Updated April 6, 2014

As more recent OVERSIGHT posts preempt older posts, those older posts are moved here to serve as a searchable resource.

The Palm Beach County Tea Party (PBCTP) Oversight Function helps members understand current events. Below is a copy of what was sent out in the weekly email. The text beneath each link is a synopsis of the material. A visit to the link provides more detail.

Items in this report generally satisfy the following four criteria:
Underreported: Not likely to be seen or heard elsewhere by the reader
Timely: Occurred since the previous report was issued.
Germaine: Deals with Tea Party precepts and/or Constitutional issues.
Non-Fiction: Not just on someone’s wish list.

This report does not represent any official positions of the PBCTP.

OVERSIGHT CONTRIBUTORS

The people involved in the oversight activities and the initials used to identify their contributions are:
Marion Frank – M.F., Barbara, Mel Grossman – B.M.G.

For the most recent Post Go to OVERSIGHT.

Please send any comments you have to: oversight@palmbeachcountyteaparty.org.

The more recent archived information, reported first, includes:



Posted 3/30/2014

CONTENTS

1. Putin’s quiet Latin America play
2. Nation’s elite cancer hospitals off-limits under Obamacare
3. Union representatives join federal government safety inspectors on site visits to nonunion businesses
4. Pa: 28th Senate District Write-In Candidate Scott Wagner Wins Special Election
5. Libs demand removal of Rush Limbaugh from Children’s Choice Book Award contest
6. Stop All aboard Florida from using the FEC train tracks.
7. Deep freeze means rare rise in Great Lakes water levels
8. Arne Duncan: ‘Worth Considering’ Giving Athletes Free Grad School Education
9. When terrorists become pharmacists
10. Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”
11. DOJ: We Have No ‘Conflict of Interest’ in Investigating IRS Targeting of Tea Party
12. Scientists say ‘californium’ could revolutionize radioactive waste storage and recycling
13. Indiana becomes first state to officially reject Common Core
14. What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?
15. EPA, Corps propose expanded Clean Water Act authority
16. Dispatches from the War against Vote Fraud
17. Paint Thinner in Children’s Cereal Exposed
18. Report: great majority of illegal immigrants immune from deportation due to Obama’s ‘priorities’
19. Rep. Patrick Murphy Refuses To Face Constituents, Opponents At Town Hall Meeting – B.M.G.
20. Boehner Won’t Attend Anti-Tea Party PAC’s Ritzy Florida Retreat But top two lieutenants are speakers.
21. This Common Core math problem asks kids to write the ‘friendly’ answer, instead of the correct one!
22. Obamacare Navigators Helping People Enroll At Mexican Consulates
23. Obama’s “Kantian” decision to kill Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles
24. State expected to suspend all efforts to ‘purge’ non-citizen voters
25. New study ranks Obama as 5th best President in history.


1.
Putin’s quiet Latin America play

. Away from the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is quietly seeking a foothold in Latin America, military officials warn. To the alarm of lawmakers and Pentagon officials, Putin has begun sending navy ships and long-range bombers to the region for the first time in years. Russia’s defense minister says the country is planning bases in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, and just last week, Putin’s national security team met to discuss increasing military ties in the region.

2.
Nation’s elite cancer hospitals off-limits under Obamacare

. Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some of the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits. An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state’s insurance exchange. MD Anderson Cancer Center says it’s in less than half of the plans in the Houston area. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is included by two of nine insurers in New York City and has out-of-network agreements with two more.

3.
Union representatives join federal government safety inspectors on site visits to nonunion businesses

. SEIU and other labor unions can accompany the government inspectors on site visits due to a quiet and contested Obama administration rule clarification issued last year in response to a request from a union representative.

4.
Pa: 28th Senate District Write-In Candidate Scott Wagner Wins Special Election

. Businessman Scott Wagner was elected March 18 to represent York County in the 28th Senate District. Voters picked Wagner, an upset victory over Republican-establishment nominee Rep. Ron Miller, and Democrat nominee Linda Small.

5.
Libs demand removal of Rush Limbaugh from Children’s Choice Book Award contest

. A contest among children’s book authors has sparked a firestorm of complaints from liberals after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was named among the contestants for author of the year. The Children’s Book Council holds the contest each year , selecting the top authors based on book sales. Limbaugh has seen tremendous success with last year’s, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans,” and he recently released a sequel, “Rush Revere and the First Patriots” – which already hit No. 5 on The New York Times bestseller list.

6.
Stop All aboard Florida from using the FEC train tracks.

. They should build new tracks or use existing rail tracks west of our towns. If AAF is allowed to utilize the coastal rail tracks as planned, there will be an additional run of 32 passenger trains per day through our coastal towns and over our old bridges. How will the noise affect residents living near the rail tracks? How congested will traffic become? What about safey concerns in our coastal towns? This will cause longer commutes to work, it could affect emergency response times. The train bridge in Stuart, for example, spans the intracoastal waterway. If this bridge is down an average of 20 minutes per train as it is today at a minimum, the bridge could be down 15-18 hours per day! The projected number of trains is up to 50 freight and passenger trains per day! How can the Coast Guard respond to emergencies in a timely manner? How can commerce utilize the intracoastal? What will happen to the waterfront home and business values that have been affected by the railroad along the East Coast? AAF needs to change their course from Miami to Orlando!

7.
Deep freeze means rare rise in Great Lakes water levels

. It looks as if there will be at least one positive from the deep freeze the Midwest endured this winter, and sportsmen, farmers, fish and the shipping industry all stand to benefit. Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to rise, and it isn’t just because of all the melting snow. The ice that nearly covered all five lakes for the first time since 1978 has also trapped water below, preventing the evaporation that has seen the enormous bodies of water slowly shrinking for decades. But even with the estimated rise of 13-15 inches, the levels are still well below historic levels.

8.
Arne Duncan: ‘Worth Considering’ Giving Athletes Free Grad School Education

. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday said it was “worth considering” giving student athletes a free graduate school education in addition to the free ride they already get for undergrad.

9.
When terrorists become pharmacists

. Do you know where your medications come from? It might be from an international terrorist drug ring. A new study from the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism finds that terror group Hezbollah is “already involved in manufacturing and distributing counterfeit medications.” Institute director Boaz Ganor says that “Hezbollah is liable to use its production centers, international smuggling and distribution networks, and ties to international crime syndicates to insert deadly fake drugs into the pharmaceuticals market.”

10.
Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”

. Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska.

11.
DOJ: We Have No ‘Conflict of Interest’ in Investigating IRS Targeting of Tea Party

. The Department of Justice said in a letter sent this month to Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) that Attorney General Eric Holder has determined that his department has no “conflict of interest” in investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups and that Holder, therefore, will not name a special prosecutor in the case.

12.
Scientists say ‘californium’ could revolutionize radioactive waste storage and recycling

. Florida State Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt calls “californium,” or Cf on the Periodic Table of Elements, “wicked stuff” because of its incredible ability to bond and separate other materials along with its resistance to radiation damage. Albrecht-Schmitt’s research could lead to new types of storage containers for radioactive waste and separate radioactive fuel — meaning fuel could be recycled.

13.
Indiana becomes first state to officially reject Common Core

. Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., signed a bill into law Monday requiring the state to adopt its own standards, according to a statement from his office. “I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level. By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high, and I commend members of the General Assembly for their support.

14.
What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?

. Can you imagine the devastation that would be caused if a massive wall of water several hundred feet high slammed into Florida at more than 100 miles an hour? To many people such a scenario is impossible, but that is what people living along the Indian Ocean thought before the 2004 tsunami and that is what people living in Japan thought before the 2011 tsunami. Throughout history, giant tsunamis have been relatively rare events, but they do happen. Scientists tell us that a mega-tsunami can race across the open ocean at up to 500 miles an hour, and when they reach shore they can produce waves that are hundreds of feet high. And even though authorities claim that the threat to Florida is “remote”, it might surprise you to learn that there are “Tsunami Hazard Zone” signs on Florida beaches. If a highly unusual event (such as a giant meteor hitting the Atlantic Ocean) caused a giant tsunami that hit Florida, the devastation would be absolutely unimaginable
.

15.
EPA, Corps propose expanded Clean Water Act authority

. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers applied a narrow Supreme Court opinion from 2006 to propose a rule Tuesday that would expand federal jurisdiction over streams, wetlands and other waters. Once published in the Federal Register, the agencies will accept public comment for 90 days. The agencies say the proposed rule is based on a reported titled Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. The report, at the time the rule was proposed, has not been finalized and is still undergoing peer review. Agricultural groups have questioned how the agency can purport to base a proposed rule on a report that has not been finalized.

16.
Dispatches from the War against Vote Fraud

. To the extent that anything resembling a logical argument against common-sense voter ID requirements exists at all, it’s predicated on the idea that vote fraud hardly ever happens. The idea that we should indulge relatively rare crimes by making things easy for the criminals is novel; I can’t think of too many other examples. And really, the “vote fraud is incredibly rare” mantra is only a minor sideshow act Democrats perform to make themselves look reasonable. The main strategic thrust of the war against voter ID is to use it as an excuse to smear its proponents as racist vote suppressors, while keeping a certain level of dubious ballots on standby for close races.

17.
Paint Thinner in Children’s Cereal Exposed

. Nick Brannigan and Vicky LePage return to the Las Vegas Strip to educate people of painter thinner aka trisodium phosphate in children’s cereal with a live food demo!

18.
Report: great majority of illegal immigrants immune from deportation due to Obama’s ‘priorities’

. The Obama administration’s immigration polities have provided a de facto amnesty for most of the illegal immigrants living in the United States, according to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions. “Under the guise of setting ‘priorities,’ the Administration has determined that almost anyone in the world who can enter the United States is free to illegally live, work and claim benefits here as long as they are not caught committing a felony or other serious crime,”

19.
Rep. Patrick Murphy Refuses To Face Constituents, Opponents At Town Hall Meeting
– B.M.G.
. Even as the Obamacare Tax Collection law he voted for begins, U. S. Representative Patrick Murphy (D) is refusing to face his constituents at the May 15 Town Hall of the St. Lucie West, Florida Taxpayers organization while all of his opponents graciously will appear.

20.
Boehner Won’t Attend Anti-Tea Party PAC’s Ritzy Florida Retreat But top two lieutenants are speakers.

. House Speaker John Boehner will not be attending a weekend retreat hosted by The Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC — whose goal is to elect moderate GOP candidates and protect Republican incumbents from Tea Party challengers — because of a scheduling conflict, a GOP aide told CNSNews.com.

21.
This Common Core math problem asks kids to write the ‘friendly’ answer, instead of the correct one!

. A second grader’s answers to a Common Core-aligned math worksheet were marked as incorrect because they weren’t “friendly” enough… even though they were the right answers. The teacher wanted the student to solve “530 – 270 = ?” in the following manner: First, add 30 to both numbers, changing the problem to “560 – 300 = ?”. These numbers are the “friendly” numbers, because they are supposedly easier to work with. The student, however, simply subtracted 270 from 530 the good old-fashioned way, arriving at the same answer. Unfortunately, this is not a Common Core-approved technique.

22.
Obamacare Navigators Helping People Enroll At Mexican Consulates

. The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition– and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday.

23.
Obama’s “Kantian” decision to kill Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles

. Two different schools of thought clearly define the ideological separation between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. Obama follows the school of philosophy of Immanuel Kant who believed that experience is purely subjective without first being processed by pure reason. He also said that using reason without applying it to experience only leads to theoretical illusions — in Obama’s case delusions. Putin, well, he certainly follows Niccolo Machiavelli and his beliefs, as articulated in The Prince, that violence may be necessary for the successful stabilization of power and introduction of new legal institutions. Force may be used to eliminate political rivals, to coerce resistant populations, and to purge the community of other men strong enough of character to rule, who will inevitably attempt to replace the ruler.

24.
State expected to suspend all efforts to ‘purge’ non-citizen voters

. Facing overwhelming resistance from county election supervisors in a busy election year, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is expected to suspend all efforts in 2014 to comb the Florida voter rolls of suspected non-citizens.

25.
New study ranks Obama as 5th best President in history.

. Texas A&M did the math, and even Senator Ted Cruz agrees: These are the results according to Texas A&M: 1. Reagan and Lincoln tied for first; 2. Seventeen presidents tied for second; 3. Twenty-three other presidents tied for third; 4. Jimmy Carter came in fourth; 5. Obama was fifth .





Posted 3/23/2014

CONTENTS

1. Obama Seeks Executive Options To Aid Illegal Aliens
2. Studies: dailycaller Increased CO2 emissions are greening the planet
3. Russia suspected of pulling billions of dollars out of the US Fed’s grasp
4. House Report Traces IRS Scandal to Obama
5. Fla. TV Station Exposes Voter Fraud, DOJ Sues State to Stop Purging Rolls
6. Ukraine’s Gold Reserves Secretely Flown Out and Confiscated by the New York Federal Reserve?
7. Professor Wants Climate Change “Deniers” Thrown in Jail
8. How to Hide Billions in Taxpayer Money and Get Away With It
9. Hiding Behind ‘Global Internet Community’ the ravening United Nations Wolf
10. If Spying on Senate is So Bad, Why is it OK For Them To Spy On Us?
11. The Hidden Rot in the Jobs Numbers
12. Beijing’s breakneck defense spending poses a challenge to the U.S.
13. Court Ruling Allows Republicans in Congress to Sue Obama for Corruption
14. Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque
15. Justice Scalia: ‘Constitution is not a living organism’
16. State touted as Obama’s health-care reform model fires its Obamacare website contractor
17. Philly AG’s abrupt shutdown of bribery sting operation saves fellow Dems allegedly busted
18. Too Many Security Clearances? DOD Protecting Itself From Its Own Employees and Contractors
19. Report: EPA fraudster wrote the ‘EPA’s Playbook’ on regulations
20. US agency rejects ‘Washington Redskin Potatoes’ trademark
21. 38% of Employers Will Lay Off Workers if Minimum Wage is Increased
22. LA Police: ALL Cars Under Criminal Investigation As Part Of License Plate Reader Surveillance
23. Second Amendment Advocates Fear UN Could Ban Gun Websites
24. Obamacare Provider Knows When Clients Visit the Bathroom
25. Federal ruling, ‘huge victory,’ paves way for states to ensure only US citizens can vote


1.
Obama Seeks Executive Options To Aid Illegal Aliens

. President Barack Obama has launched an internal review on how he can provide additional leniency to illegal aliens inside the United States of America, the White House announced on Thursday evening. Obama “has asked Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to do an inventory of the Department’s current practices to see how it can conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law,” the White House said in a Thursday press release.

2.
Studies: dailycaller Increased CO2 emissions are greening the planet

. Will emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere cause tornadoes in Los Angeles and massive floods in the Himalayas? A growing body of research suggests it may just spur plant growth and green planet Earth.

3.
Russia suspected of pulling billions of dollars out of the US Fed’s grasp

. Billions of dollars in foreign owned currency holdings have been pulled out of the United States and there’s growing suspicion that the culprit is Russia attempting to circumvent any sanctions that the US may levy against the nation over the intensifying Ukrainian situation.

4.
House Report Traces IRS Scandal to Obama

. A House committee investigating the IRS scandal has found a link between President Obama’s criticism of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and subsequent steps taken by IRS official Lois Lerner to discriminate against conservative groups. Lerner was responding to political pressure in her efforts to clamp down on conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status in the wake of the 2012 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, concluded a 141-page report released last Tuesday by the Republican-majority staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

5.
Fla. TV Station Exposes Voter Fraud, DOJ Sues State to Stop Purging Rolls

. While the Obama Justice Department mounts a legal challenge against Florida for purging ineligible voters from its rolls, a television news station broadcasts an unbelievable segment that proves non U.S. citizens living in the Sunshine State vote regularly in elections.

6.
Ukraine’s Gold Reserves Secretely Flown Out and Confiscated by the New York Federal Reserve?

. A Russian Internet news site Iskra (“Spark”) based in Zaporozhye, eastern Ukraine, reported on March 7, that “Ukraine’s gold reserves had been hastily airlifted to the United States from Borispol Airport east of Kiev”. This alleged airlift and confiscation of Ukraine’s gold reserves by the New York Federal Reserve has not been confirmed by the Western media.

7.
Professor Wants Climate Change “Deniers” Thrown in Jail

. An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology has proposed a bold plan to settle the debate on Global Warming. Lawrence Torcello wrote an essay suggesting that scientists who fail to fall in line with global warming alarmists should be charged with criminal negligence, and possibly even be thrown in jail. Nothing screams academic freedom like a little intellectual Fascism. Right?

8.
How to Hide Billions in Taxpayer Money and Get Away With It

. The Treasury is keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the taxpayer-backed loan guarantee giants, off the federal budget. In 2008, the government took control of Fannie and Freddie and agreed to shield the entities from bankruptcy. Now that the country has recovered from that housing crisis, and money is coming back in through these government-sponsored entities (GSEs), their true cost remains hidden. “The GSEs’ off-budget status excludes them from federal budget rules and processes, and hides the real cost to taxpayers from federal control over Fannie and Freddie,” explains Heritage’s Romina Boccia in a new report.

9.
Hiding Behind ‘Global Internet Community’ the ravening United Nations Wolf

. Like the bully taking candy away from the proverbial baby, high-handed President Barack Hussein Obama is giving away the Internet that is in no way his to give. His latest act of out-and-out thievery graduates him from the most unpopular American president of all time, to Enemy of the Free World Numero Uno.

10.
If Spying on Senate is So Bad, Why is it OK For Them To Spy On Us?

. The reaction of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to last week’s revelations that the CIA secretly searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers reveals much about what the elites in government think about the rest of us. “Spy on thee, but not on me!” The hypocrisy of Sen. Feinstein is astounding. She is the biggest backer of the NSA spying on the rest of us, but when the tables are turned and her staff is the target she becomes irate. But there is more to it than that. There is an attitude in Washington that the laws Congress passes do not apply to Members. They can trample our civil liberties, they believe, but it should never affect their own freedom.

11.
The Hidden Rot in the Jobs Numbers

. Most commentators viewed the February jobs report released on March 7 as good news, indicating that the labor market is on a favorable growth path. A more careful reading shows that employment actually fell—as it has in four out of the past six months and in more than one-third of the months during the past two years. Although it is often overlooked, a key statistic for understanding the labor market is the length of the average workweek. Small changes in the average workweek imply large changes in total hours worked. The average workweek in the U.S. has fallen to 34.2 hours in February from 34.5 hours in September 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That decline, coupled with mediocre job creation, implies that the total hours of employment have decreased over the period.

12.
Beijing’s breakneck defense spending poses a challenge to the U.S.

. China presents the rest of the world with a puzzle when it announces, each year, another big leap in defense spending. On March 5, it revealed a 12.2?percent increase over last year, to almost $132 billion, the second-largest military budget in the world after the United States (which remains far larger at $526.8 billion). The puzzle is not whether China can afford such a budget — clearly it can — but what does it need it for? What are China’s intentions and capabilities?

13.
Court Ruling Allows Republicans in Congress to Sue Obama for Corruption

. Until this week, Republicans had their hands tied on suing Obama to force him to quit ruling by executive action, but a three judge panel has removed that roadblock. The three judges, appointed by Carter and Clinton ruled that the democratic legislature had standing to sue the state government because they have :standing.” And here’s the best part. It doesn’t require a vote or a majority. A group of any number of members of the House or Senate or a combination of both can sue Obama over his use of his “pen.”

14.
Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque

. The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that’s just what Virginia has done. Outrageously, the Virginia state legislature has passed a Democrat-sponsored resolution “commending” the notorious 9/11 mosque — Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center — “as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the” center. The Saudi Embassy-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-owned mosque is universally known by federal and local law enforcement — and even the media — as a turnstile for terrorists. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan once worshipped there, and the 9/11 hijackers who led the Pentagon attack got help there with housing and IDs.

15.
Justice Scalia: ‘Constitution is not a living organism’

. During a speech in Atlanta Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday defended interpreting the Constitution as it was originally written and intended. Scalia delivered a speech titled “Interpreting the Constitution: A View From the High Court,” as part of a constitutional symposium hosted by the State Bar of Georgia. Originalism and trying to figure out precisely what the ratified document means is the only option, otherwise you’re just telling judges to govern, Scalia argued.

16.
State touted as Obama’s health-care reform model fires its Obamacare website contractor

. The state of Massachusetts — touted by President Obama as the model for national health-care reform — is firing the company that designed both its failed state Obamacare enrollment website and also the Obama administration’s federal enrollment site.

17.
Philly AG’s abrupt shutdown of bribery sting operation saves fellow Dems allegedly busted

. A sting operation designed to nab dishonest politicians in the act of accepting bribes was abruptly shut down by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The only politicians caught were Democrats; Kane is a Democrat.

18.
Too Many Security Clearances? DOD Protecting Itself From Its Own Employees and Contractors

. Six months after a mentally deranged gunman killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday announced what his department will do to “close troubling gaps” in DOD’s ability to prevent a government employee, a member of the military, or a contractor from inflicting harm on other Defense Department employees. Much of the focus is on the 2.5 million individuals who currently hold active security clearances. Hagel said the Defense Department will begin to continuously evaluate people with security clearances, setting up “automated reviews” that will continuously pull information from law enforcement and other government databases.

19.
Report: EPA fraudster wrote the ‘EPA’s Playbook’ on regulations

. A report by Senate Republicans contends that the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory “playbook” was written by known agency fraudster John Beale, who put into place major air quality regulations that set the stage for “the exponential growth of the agency’s power over the American economy.” According to Republican senators, Beale used “Machiavellian” tactics to change the role of the EPA from protecting the environment to pushing an ideological political agenda aimed at expanding agency control over the economy.

20.
US agency rejects ‘Washington Redskin Potatoes’ trademark

. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a ruling denying a trademark application for the phrase “Washington Redskin Potatoes,” in part because it was deemed to be disparaging of Native Americans.

21.
38% of Employers Will Lay Off Workers if Minimum Wage is Increased

. A new survey of 1,213 business owners found that unemployment would increase as would prices of goods and services. 54% said they would reduce hiring and 65% said they would be increasing the prices of their good or service. Additionally, the survey found that 38% of those employers would lay off workers if they had to follow a minimum wage increase. 213 of the survey’s respondents currently pay their employees minimum wage.

22.
LA Police: ALL Cars Under Criminal Investigation As Part Of License Plate Reader Surveillance

. Police in LA have attempted to justify an Automatic License Plate Reader surveillance program by claiming that every single car in the city is part of a criminal investigation. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently acquired documents under the Freedom Of Information Act that show the Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department in LA argued that “All [license plate] data is investigatory.” The law enforcement departments also stated that the fact that the data will likely never be connected to any specific crime is insignificant.

23.
Second Amendment Advocates Fear UN Could Ban Gun Websites

. Could the United Nations ban gun websites? That’s the fear being expressed by some second amendment advocates after the announcement that control over key aspects of the Internet would be transferred over to the “global community”. Last week it was announced that the Los Angeles-based nonprofit the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, would relinquish control over domain names and other aspects of Internet architecture in favor of a new “global” governing structure that would involve multiple “stakeholders.”

24.
Obamacare Provider Knows When Clients Visit the Bathroom

. Obamacare provider Humana knows when its clients visit the bathroom, sleep, walk, open the medicine cabinet or use the fridge under a new “telemedicine” program that allows constant monitoring of individuals in their home.

25.
Federal ruling, ‘huge victory,’ paves way for states to ensure only US citizens can vote

. Heads in Washington exploded Wednesday when a federal court ruled that state-mandated proof-of-citizenship requirements must be included by the Election Assistance Commission in its federal voter registration forms.



Posted 3/16/2014

CONTENTS

1. The Tea Party, Conservatism, and the Constitution
2. New Ways of War Should Inform Our Defense Planning
3. Obamacare designer tells Americans ‘kiss your insurance company good-bye, forever’
4. Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy
5. Homeland Security Used Intercepted Emails to Quiz Woman About Her Sex Life
6. Common Core problem for kindergartners: ‘I’ve read this 3 times and I still have no idea’
7. DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them, fleeing in vehicles
8. One week after Russia’s Crimean invasion, us imposes travel sanctions…against Israelis
9. Rick Perry shaken up by Obama’s disturbing threat to governors in meeting
10. Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party
11. California Seeks Obamacare Funding for Voter Registration
12. Obama Admin to Insert Global Warming Activism into New Dietary Guidelines, Will Favor Food With “Smaller Carbon Footprint”
13. Government bans calling terrorists ‘Jihadis’
14. You Can’t Say We Weren’t Warned: The Communist Influence & Infiltration of the United States
15. Obamanomics Is Ticking Time Bomb For Millennial Generation
16. Labor Force Participation Hits Record Low for Americans in Their 20s
17. No ruckus from opponents as county commission ends debate on Seven50 plan
18. Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”, dhimmitude ensues
19. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama – The complete interview
20. Dr. Ben Carson: our government is like ‘Nazi Germany’
21. Forget Ukraine: Gay rights are Obama’s foreign policy priority
22. Another Government Coverup To Protect GM?
23. Midwest could face ‘brownouts’ due to federal environmental regulators
24. Kerry makes climate change a ‘top-tier diplomatic priority’
25. INTOLERABLE! The truth about the Tea Party


1.
The Tea Party, Conservatism, and the Constitution

. Today’s Tea Party has ambitions to become an ongoing force—maybe even the major force—in American conservatism. And it strives for a revolution of its own, a return to a more limited, more constitutional form of government. If I had to judge its performance so far, I would say that it has been courageous and right in its diagnosis of the problems facing American politics, but somewhat off in its prescriptions.

2.
New Ways of War Should Inform Our Defense Planning

. ‘We march backwards into the future” is a line written by mass media theorist Marshall McLuhan. He wrote it 50 years ago, but his words describe exactly how present-day media analysts, academicians and elected officials are approaching national security issues. And that’s no way to prepare for the fearsome threats on or not far over the horizon. There is a way, however, to break out of that dangerous situation: Take a thoughtful look at the new ways we are fighting wars, including both new weapons systems and the shifting geostrategic environment in which we operate.

3.
Obamacare designer tells Americans ‘kiss your insurance company good-bye, forever’

. The man who helped design Obamacare is telling Americans to get ready to “kiss your insurance company good-bye, forever.” It’s going the way of the dodo bird. “The good news is you won’t have insurance companies to kick around much longer,” bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the guiding lights behind Obamacare and author of “Reinventing American Health Care,” wrote in an op-ed column published in The New Republic. “The system is changing.”

4.
Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy

. The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it’s out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks. While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary at taxpayer expense.

5.
Homeland Security Used Intercepted Emails to Quiz Woman About Her Sex Life

. A woman who was detained without cause at Indianapolis International Airport has filed suit saying federal officials violated her constitutional rights. The case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of Christine Von Der Haar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. In June of 2012, Von Der Haar accompanied a friend to the airport’s office of Customs and Border Protection to pick up computer equipment he had shipped separately when he flew to Indianapolis a few days earlier. The customs agent, after asking the couple if they were planning to marry, questioned them separately about email communications and the nature of their relationship, and confined Dr. Von Der Haar in a guarded room for more than 20 minutes.

6.
Common Core problem for kindergartners: ‘I’ve read this 3 times and I still have no idea’

. Identified as “kindergarten math homework,” the problem reads: In each cube stick , color some cubes blue and the rest of the cubes red. Draw the cubes you colored in the number bond. Show the hidden partners on your fingers to an adult. Color the fingers you showed. As indicated, the problem references “cube sticks,” “number bonds” and “hidden partners” — terms that leave many a grown adult dumbfounded.

7.
DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them, fleeing in vehicles

. Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers’ vehicles as they head north with their drug shipments.

8.
One week after Russia’s Crimean invasion, us imposes travel sanctions…against Israelis

. At the same time the US State Department is relaxing entry requirements to visa applicants with Islamist terrorist connections, and reassuring President Putin of Russia that any sanctions against travel to the US placed upon those responsible for Russia’s invasion Ukraine will be limited to no more than a “few dozen” named individuals, it is dramatically increasing its rejection rate of Israelis seeking visas to visit the US.

9.
Rick Perry shaken up by Obama’s disturbing threat to governors in meeting

. Texas Gov. Rick Perry revealed a disturbing threat coming from the White House directed at several governors — Republican and Democrat alike. Perry was describing a meeting at the White House earlier that day between several governors and President Obama. When you have governors, and we all compete against each other — we are the laboratories of innovation — and for the President of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and say, ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure,’ — and that is really troubling,” he said. “As a matter of fact, he [Obama] said at that meeting, he said, ‘If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you’ll hear from me,” he said, adding, “I’m highly offended by that.”

10.
Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

. Doing an interview with the New York Times, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the issue of three high profile Republican senators who are facing primary challenges from the Right. His conclusion? We’re going to crush you like the worms that you are, peasants.

11.
California Seeks Obamacare Funding for Voter Registration

. California has added voter registration to its Obamacare enrollment process and now they want Obamacare funding to cover those costs.

12.
Obama Admin to Insert Global Warming Activism into New Dietary Guidelines, Will Favor Food With “Smaller Carbon Footprint”

. At a closed-door meeting Friday, administration officials and their advisers will plot to insert the global warming agenda into dietary guidelines mandated by Congress. The Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments are updating the guidelines for publication next year. By favoring foods activists think have a smaller carbon footprint, the new guidelines will increase the prices you pay for what you eat. It will also increase the cost to all taxpayers, since the dietary guidelines are used to set policy for food stamps and military diets.

13.
Government bans calling terrorists ‘Jihadis’

. A federal appeals court is being asked to reverse a lower court decision that banned the American Freedom Defense Initiative from featuring in a bus ad the faces of men already identified by the U.S. government as suspected terrorists. “This case is a classic articulation of political correctness as a form of tyranny, which violates our fundamental right to freedom [of] speech guaranteed by the First Amendment,” said Robert Muise, co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center, which is working on the AFDI case.

14.
You Can’t Say We Weren’t Warned: The Communist Influence & Infiltration of the United States

. In his book “Rules for Radicals,” Saul Alinsky writes on the power tactics to be used against a political opponent for the purpose of breaking them down and destroying their reputation. One of these tactics characterizes nearly everything we have experienced since Barack Obama has been inaugurated as he and his administration have successfully used it to blame republicans for everything.

15.
Obamanomics Is Ticking Time Bomb For Millennial Generation

. The economic purgatory into which millennials have been cast by Father Government is one of constant turmoil and statistical roadblock. The unemployment rate for all Americans ticked up to 6.7% in February. But when it comes to millennials, the jobless numbers are far different. Youth unemployment now stands at a staggering 15.8%, and this doesn’t even give the whole picture. According to the Department of Labor, some 1.7 million young adults have given up and are not actively seeking employment. Being in your mid-20s, having no job and no hope for a job is demoralizing. My generation is losing hope, and fast. In fact, the economy is so debilitating that some 22.6% of us still live with our parents.

16.
Labor Force Participation Hits Record Low for Americans in Their 20s

. The labor force participation rate in 2013 for Americans in their twenties hit the lowest level recorded since 1981, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started releasing employment data on people in the full age bracket of 20 through 29. The labor force participation rate for people ages 20 through 24—which BLS has been tracking since 1948—hit a 42-year low in 2013.

17.
No ruckus from opponents as county commission ends debate on Seven50 plan

. Palm Beach County commissioners voted this morning to receive and file a county attorney’s memo regarding Seven50, essentially ending any more debate on the regional planning blueprint. County commissioner Steven Abrams voted against the motion. He had suggested the county consider “opting out” as a symbolic gesture to appease residents who oppose the plan. But commissioners abided by the advice of assistant county attorney Bob Banks, who told them the county cannot legally delegate away its authority by participating in Seven50. A group of about 20 opponents, including six who spoke against the plan, quietly left the commission chambers after the vote. The leader of the Palm Beach County tea Party had asked the county to hold a Town Hall meeting on Seven50 before taking any action.

18.
Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”, dhimmitude ensues

. According to a Facebook post, Somali staffers that work at Minneapolis City Hall declared February 28 “Hijab Day” at City Hall and convinced the police chief and female city council reps to wear hijabs on the job. Pictures include: Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau (who recently married her favorite female sergeant – not very hijab like), city council members Elizabeth Glidden and Lisa Bender as well as other staffers.

19.
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama – The complete interview

. With President Barack Obama, Zach Galifianakis, Scott Aukerman, Funny or Die, Between Two Ferns, Episode 18: President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.

20.
Dr. Ben Carson: our government is like ‘Nazi Germany’

. Dr. Ben Carson said that the current state of our government and institutions are “very much like Nazi Germany.” Carson says, “You had the government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.” Carson warns that our country is in a precarious position, and that political correctness coupled with government intimidation prevents open and honest dialogue. He went on to say that this state of our culture is “creating a horrible schism that will destroy our nation.”

21.
Forget Ukraine: Gay rights are Obama’s foreign policy priority

. The Russian military takeover of the Crimea shows that national power doesn’t come from the barrel of a gun, but from the “capacity to inspire,” according to President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. And that power of inspiration must be used by American diplomats “to decry laws that would lock people up because of who they love and to find new ways to protect vulnerable members of the [worldwide] LGBT community,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice told an assembly of U.S. diplomats on Tuesday.

22.
Another Government Coverup To Protect GM?

. Are auto recalls nothing more than political tools now? The Obama administration’s failure to act on reports of GM accelerator defects as the bodies piled up suggests that safety took a back seat to politics.

23.
Midwest could face ‘brownouts’ due to federal environmental regulators

. The Midwest may see booming oil and natural gas production, but a lack of power lines taking electricity to where it needs to go is making it harder for utilities to satisfy the country’s growing appetite for power. To complicate things, federal environmental regulators have been unwilling to allow power providers to build transmission lines across portions of federal lands. The oil and gas boom in the Bakken shale region of the U.S., including Montana and North Dakota, has fueled a 6 percent growth in power demand in the region. The problem is that power companies may not be able to keep up with the demand growth in the near future.

24.
Kerry makes climate change a ‘top-tier diplomatic priority’

. Secretary of State John Kerry, deeming climate change a “top-tier diplomatic priority,” has decided to make the controversial topic the subject of his first policy initiative and is instructing U.S. emissaries worldwide to push the agenda.

25.
INTOLERABLE! The truth about the Tea Party

. Intolerable! explores the rise of the Tea Party. It answers questions like; Who is behind it? What’s the real motivation? Where does it go now? DEBUTS MAY 6th! Enjoy Intolerable for FREE but donations are appreciated!



Posted 3/9/2014

CONTENTS

1. Twin Bills in Florida Legislature Attempt to Halt Common Core
2. Scientists Already Disputing UN’s Soon-To-Be-Released Global Warming Report
3. France’s Reckoning: Rich, Young Flee Welfare State
4. British Intelligence Advisor: CIA Conducted DNA Test on Obama – Found No Match to Alleged Grandparents
5. U.S. General: Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated Pentagon in “high security clearance” positions
6. Rogers: Putin ‘running circles’ around US
7. Obama’s World Without America Looks A Lot Like Ukraine
8. Police Dept. Covers Up Its NSA-Style, Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking
9. Obama’s Strategy Of Fomenting Revolution In Ukraine Is Backfiring Dramatically
10. Why Is The Mainstream Media Ignoring The Rabid Anti-Semitism In The New Ukraine Government?
11. How Close are We to World War III? A Closer Look at the Budapest Memorandum
12. Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail
13. The grand scheme – it’s in motion; look around you!
14. New Rule Creates Avalanche Of Time-Wasting Paperwork For Doctors
15. Interest Payments on Debt to Exceed Defense Budget in 5 Years
16. A Quick Guide to Obama’s 2015 Budget
17. Russia Threatens To Abandon The U.S. Dollar And Start Dumping U.S. Debt
18. If You Want to See What Liberal Paradise Looks Like – Go to Prison
19. Middle East Replaces America With Russia
20. Radical Obama Arms Negotiator Negotiates Away Nuclear Deterrent Vs. Russia
21. Belligerent Russia Could Deny U.S. Access To Space
22. Fisher warns Fed’s bond buying could be distorting U.S. financial markets
23 Top 10 Abusive Executive Actions by the Obama Administration
24. N.J. Education commissioner Chris Cerf will benefit financially from his school reform efforts
25. Call Me Senator


1.
Twin Bills in Florida Legislature Attempt to Halt Common Core

. The State Board of Education may have unanimously passed nearly 100 proposed changes to Common Core State Standards last week, but Florida legislators in both chambers have bills that would stop the implementation of the new standards entirely.

2.
Scientists Already Disputing UN’s Soon-To-Be-Released Global Warming Report

. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is scheduled to be released in Stockholm on Friday. But a draft of the report has been leaked to the media, and some climate scientists are already scoffing at its finding that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal,” and that “globally, CO2 is the strongest driver of climate change.”

3.
France’s Reckoning: Rich, Young Flee Welfare State

. Is the U.S. heading down the same welfare state path?

4.
British Intelligence Advisor: CIA Conducted DNA Test on Obama – Found No Match to Alleged Grandparents

. The CIA performed a covert DNA testing on Obama during a fundraising dinner using a glass of water. Apparently, the CIA was able to grab a few glasses of water with both saliva and fingerprints to conduct their testing, and according to Shrimpton, the test came back that Barack Obama is not related to his alleged grandparents.

5.
U.S. General: Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated Pentagon in “high security clearance” positions

. General Boykin said in an interview recently that not only has the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated our government in general, but even “high security clearance” positions in the Pentagon.

6.
Rogers: Putin ‘running circles’ around US

. “I think Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles. It’s not even close,” the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), said on “Fox News Sunday.”

7.
Obama’s World Without America Looks A Lot Like Ukraine

. The brazen seizure of Crimea by Putin’s Russia has brought into bold relief how the world would look if America is unable or unwilling to project power and influence. Is this what our diplomatic president wanted?

8.
Police Dept. Covers Up Its NSA-Style, Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking

. Through a recent motion for public access, the ACLU determined that at least one Florida police department never told judges about its use of the cell phone tracking device, known as a “stingray,” because the department signed a non-disclosure agreement with the stingray’s manufacturer to keep its use from being publicly known.

9.
Obama’s Strategy Of Fomenting Revolution In Ukraine Is Backfiring Dramatically

. When the Obama administration was plotting to overthrow the democratically-elected government of Ukraine, what in the world did they expect to happen in the aftermath? Did they just expect Russia to roll over and play dead as the U.S. and the EU installed a rabidly anti-Russian government in Kiev? Over the past few years, the U.S. government has chosen to foment violent political revolutions all over the globe. We have seen violent revolutions overthrow governments all across the Middle East and Africa, but when the U.S. government decided to do the same thing in Ukraine they went way too far. When you mess with Ukraine, and when you mess with Crimea in particular, you are crossing a huge red line as far as the Russians are concerned. By crossing that red line, the Obama administration has ensured that the relationship between the United States and Russia will never be friendly again.

10.
Why Is The Mainstream Media Ignoring The Rabid Anti-Semitism In The New Ukraine Government?

. In World War II, the United States fought against rabidly anti-Semitic fascists. In 2014, the United States helps them overthrow democratically-elected governments. And the sick thing is that the mainstream media is acting an an accomplice because it is purposely ignoring or greatly playing down the rabid anti-Semitism in Ukraine. The anti-Semitism of many of the “reformers” that have seized power in Kiev does not fit with the narrative that the U.S. government is trying to push, so the mainstream media conveniently turns a blind eye to the fact that the United States is essentially helping neo-Nazis take power.

11.
How Close are We to World War III? A Closer Look at the Budapest Memorandum

. The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances is an international treaty signed on 5 December 1994, providing security assurances by its signatories in connection to Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The Memorandum was originally signed by three nuclear-powers, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom.

12.
Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

. Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister.

13.
The grand scheme – it’s in motion; look around you!

. Lucifer: Here’s the deal: We are going to destroy this country. We will start with filling all the cabinet posts with our hand- picked degenerates so there will be no recourse for anyone’s complaints. The buck won’t stop anywhere. We will staff the Justice Department with the most slippery attorney that we can find so there can be no “just” action to prevail against us. And with any action that may actually slip by, we will drag our feet until they give up. But, what about the Democratic Party? Won’t there be someone there who will see through this? They’re like the rest of the proletariat: useful idiots; they’ll go along with anything. We’ll couch the rhetoric is such terms that they will think they are really helping. Give them enough weak power so they think they’re important.

14.
New Rule Creates Avalanche Of Time-Wasting Paperwork For Doctors

. Is there a code for that? Starting this October, your doctor will be required to record precisely whether you were bitten or struck by a parrot, macaw, chicken, turkey, or any “other psittacines,” or encountered any one of 140,000 other specific medical conditions, injuries or diseases. This will be a significant and disruptive change to the health sector.

15.
Interest Payments on Debt to Exceed Defense Budget in 5 Years

. New analysis by the Senate Budget Committee Republican staff finds that, under President Obama’s proposed budget, interest payments on debt will exceed the defense budget in just 5 years.

16.
A Quick Guide to Obama’s 2015 Budget

. Yesterday, Heritage experts dove into President Obama’s new budget proposal. Check out our infographic to see just a few of the disturbing things they found.

17.
Russia Threatens To Abandon The U.S. Dollar And Start Dumping U.S. Debt

. The Obama administration and the hotheads in Congress are threatening to hit Russia with “economic sanctions” for moving troops into Crimea. Yes, those sanctions would sting a little bit, but what our politicians should be made aware of is the fact that Russian officials are promising “to respond” if economic sanctions are imposed on them. As you will read about below, one top Kremlin adviser is even suggesting that Russia could abandon the U.S. dollar and start dumping U.S. debt. In addition, he is also suggesting that if sanctions are imposed that Russian companies would not repay the debts that they owe U.S. banks. Needless to say, Russia could do far more economic damage to the United States than the United States could do to Russia. The U.S. financial system relies on the fact that the rest of the planet is going to use our currency to trade with one another and lend gigantic piles of it back to us at super low interest rates. If the rest of the world starts changing their behavior, we are going to be in a massive amount of trouble. Those that believe that the United States is “economically independent” are being quite delusional.

18.
If You Want to See What Liberal Paradise Looks Like – Go to Prison

. Here’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s description of a liberal paradise. “A liberal paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place does, indeed, exist. “It’s called prison. In prison everything is free except the prisoners.

19.
Middle East Replaces America With Russia

. The fracturing relations between America and its Arabic allies have been highlighted by a recent arms deal for Egypt. The Egyptians, who have looked to America for weapons since the Camp David Peace Accords, now look for arms from the new dominant power in the region—Russia. The price tag attached to the military hardware is more than the ailing Egyptian economy can handle, but thankfully for Egypt, its Saudi neighbors have offered to foot the bill.

20.
Radical Obama Arms Negotiator Negotiates Away Nuclear Deterrent Vs. Russia

. As Russia test-fires new, updated ICBMs on the heels of its Ukraine invasion, Obama’s top arms negotiator is busy downsizing and mothballing America’s nuclear arsenal and destroying our deterrent. Thanks to Undersecretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, a left-wing peacenik and old Soviet apologist, Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is inching dangerously closer to first-strike capability. Gottemoeller, a longtime anti-nuke activist, is the architect of the disastrously one-sided 2010 U.S.-Russia New Start deal that slashes America’s nuclear arsenal from 5,000 deployable warheads to just 1,550.

21.
Belligerent Russia Could Deny U.S. Access To Space

. Putting an economic and political squeeze on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis could bring another Obama chicken home to roost — our president killed the U.S. space program and made us dependent on Putin. 2011, when America’s space shuttle fleet was retired and our space program was dispersed to various museums, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which proudly put the first human beings, Americans, on the moon some 45 years ago, has largely been fixated on things like monitoring nonexistent climate change and Muslim outreach.

22.
Fisher warns Fed’s bond buying could be distorting U.S. financial markets

. A U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker who has long criticized its bond-buying stimulus said on Wednesday the program has lasted too long, and there are signs it is now distorting financial markets and encouraging risk-taking. In a speech in Mexico City, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher amplified some lingering concerns that the central bank’s policy stimulus is stoking asset-price bubbles that “may result in tears” for investors acting on bad incentives.

23.
Top 10 Abusive Executive Actions by the Obama Administration

. A System of Divided Government: Ours is a government of laws and not of men; thus, all are subject to the law and not above it. Instead of placing the legislative, executive, and judicial powers in one person, the Constitution divides federal power among three distinct but coordinate branches. The Founders devised a system of checks and balances that divided the powers of government to protect the liberties of Americans from encroachment by the federal government.

24.
N.J. Education commissioner Chris Cerf will benefit financially from his school reform efforts

. A company located at 55 Washington Street in Brooklyn will benefit financially from the new initiatives that were mandated over the last three years by the Governor’s office and the Department of Education for the New Jersey Public Schools. The Company, called “AMPLIFY”, will provide many of the assessment and curriculum tools that the public schools and classroom teachers will be required to implement.

25.
Call Me Senator

. I worked so hard to get that title.



Posted 3/2/2014

CONTENTS

1. Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths: School Discipline Rates Must Be “Proportionate”
2. “Government Failure” What Should We Do?
3. The Audacity of Obama’s Austerity Claim
4. More Cuts To Medicare Benefits On The Way
5. Electricity Price Index Soars to New Record at Start of 2014; U.S. Electricity Production Declining
6. Once the Obamacare model, Massachusetts now the law’s disaster
7. The Routine Use of Fake Images and Video Footage by the Western Media
8. EPA Wood-Stove Proposal Prompts Rural Backlash
9. 34 Questions On Sandy Hook Shooting That Have Never Been
10. Florida Session Outlook 2014: Ethics and Elections
11. Robert Malley and the Shift to Appeasement
12. Obama’s rush to regulate
13. Obamacare: “a call to die and die quickly.”
14. Michigan Democrat Threatens to Shut Down TV Stations Airing Anti-Obamacare Ad
15. U.S. ranks 19th in world for retirement security
16. Black ‘Moorish Nation’ claiming ‘squatter’s rights’ to homes across the nation
17. What Is Obama’s Consumer Credit Agency Hiding?
18. Jihad Entitlements: Somali Muslim Migrants Protest Welfare Reform in Maine
19. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) refused to support conservative candidates against Democrats in the Fall.
20. They hid George Washington’s statue at MLK rally in SC
21. Law professor: Americans are rising up against government
22. IG: SSA Sent Estimated $1 Million in Improper Payments to Prisoners
23. Crushing People into Tight Housing Won’t Cut CO2 Levels
24. How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
25. Tennessee Football Coach fired for making Obama song


1.
Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths: School Discipline Rates Must Be “Proportionate”

. Barack Obama has wrapped himself in egalitarianism all his political career and now that dissatisfaction with his goal of “transforming” America is growing, he’s pushing equality more relentlessly than ever. Last fall, he declared income equality to be the “defining challenge of our time.“ That’s laughable, but in January, his administration – specifically the Departments of Justice and Education – went even further with a “guidance” letter that demands a group equality approach to student discipline in America’s public schools.

2.
“Government Failure” What Should We Do?

. What do you do when government fails? I mean, when government Really Fails? Which is the present situation in which we are immersed. But wait, as so many TV ads tell us, it keeps getting worse. We are not only seeing the federal government failing in what it should be doing, but also involved in the most egregious actions which speak directly of tyranny. How else would one describe swarms of swat troops – 30 strong – battering down a homeowner’s door to arrest him for possessing a dud 12 gauge shotgun shell? Or constantly harassing a woman for giving speeches encouraging “legal” voting practices? Or cutting off agricultural water for the sake of a minnow? Or shutting down hundreds of coal-fired electric plants which will eventually double, triple or quadruple the price of keeping our inane government-forced expensive squiggly light bulbs lit. Ah, the questions are too many…and no answers are forthcoming.

3.
The Audacity of Obama’s Austerity Claim

. President Obama says his new budget will finally end the dreary “era of austerity.” If Obama thinks record-high spending, massive deficits and a doubling of the debt are austere, what does he consider indulgent? Let’s take a look at some of the overall budget numbers. It’s true that federal spending declined in the past two years, but that’s only because it reached fantastic heights in Obama’s first two years, thanks to the massive stimulus program.

4.
More Cuts To Medicare Benefits On The Way

. Get ready for more cuts to private Medicare plans, and more fired doctors, as insurers are forced to cheapen provider networks, and benefits. That’s the upshot from the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that 2015 Medicare Advantage rates will be cut a whopping 8%, once new reductions get baked into the program’s baseline.

5.
Electricity Price Index Soars to New Record at Start of 2014; U.S. Electricity Production Declining

. The electricity price index soared to a new high in January 2014 with the largest month-to-month increase in almost four years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, data from the Energy Information Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy, indicates that electricity production in the United States has declined since 2007, when it hit its all-time peak.

6.
Once the Obamacare model, Massachusetts now the law’s disaster

. Obamacare is an absolute mess in Massachusetts. Nearly eight years ago, surrounded by legislative leaders and Senator Ted Kennedy, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signed historic health legislation into law. Starting in 2007 — over a period of three years — Massachusetts spent $3,449,520 developing a first-in-the-nation online health exchange, which allowed the state’s citizens to purchase health coverage. And when President Obama campaigned for the passage of his own federal health law, he leaned on the Massachusetts experiment as a model for the nation. But the changes mandated by Obama’s Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, have actually gutted the effectiveness of Massachusetts’ once-working model.

7.
The Routine Use of Fake Images and Video Footage by the Western Media

. It has become routine for the mainstream media including network TV to present fake images and footage of protest movements. This process of manipulating the truth and presenting fake images is nothing new. When it is discovered, CNN or the BBC will invariably apologize for having used the “wrong image”, from the “wrong country” from its extensive archives. The February anti-government riots in Venezuela were “documented” by numerous fake images.

8.
EPA Wood-Stove Proposal Prompts Rural Backlash

. A federal proposal to clean up the smoke wafting from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes on cold winter days.

9.
34 Questions On Sandy Hook Shooting That Have Never Been

. Why were no “Life-Flight” or “Life-Star” helicopters called in to assist victims at Sandy Hook? Why were paramedics and EMTs denied access to victims? Why did the medical examiner not allow families to see the bodies of their dead children? Why was such an effort made to tie both Adam and Nancy Lanza to the Sandy Hook school, when later it was found that those reports were false?

10.
Florida Session Outlook 2014: Ethics and Elections

. This year, the leadership has agreed to put up a joint rule on residency — already the subject of pending bills in both chambers — to make legislators actually live in their districts. Most do already, but after a redistricting session that realigns political boundaries, there are always a few members who wind up barely outside of the House and Senate districts where they need to run.

11.
Robert Malley and the Shift to Appeasement

. Back in 2008 when Barack Obama first ran for president, one of the many signals he sent to Jewish groups to reassure them of his good will toward Israel and his foreign-policy bona fides was to sever ties with Robert Malley. Malley, a Clinton-era National Security Council staffer, is best known for his stand blaming Israel rather than Yasir Arafat for the collapse of the 2000 Camp David peace summit. Now well into his second term, the president is finally rewarding Malley for falling on his sword for him during his first campaign. Malley is heading back to the White House to serve as a senior director at the National Security Council where he will be tasked with managing relations between the U.S. and its Persian Gulf allies.

12.
Obama’s rush to regulate

. President Obama has ordered his officials to step on the gas and clear as much of his regulatory agenda as possible during the twilight of his time in office. The clock is ticking, creating a sense of urgency in the administration to crank out his new rules without delay. Just a year into the president’s second term, experts and former administration officials say it is do-or-die time for scores of regulatory initiatives across the federal government that could shape his legacy. So Obama is spurring agencies on.

13.
Obamacare: “a call to die and die quickly.”

. Alan Grayson (D Fla, 9 ) famously said that the Republican health care plan amounted to a call to “die, and die quickly” if one were to get sick. After two years of the Affordable Care Act, we now know that Grayson had the right facts, but the wrong plan. Of course, dialysis patients should not be surprised, for any plan billed as “Affordable” must necessarily eliminate dialysis patients. They are a small part of the disabled population, but a large part of Medicare and Medicaid costs. And that is what is going to happen over the next few months, thanks in large part to changes in CMS’s funding of dialysis treatment in the US.

14.
Michigan Democrat Threatens to Shut Down TV Stations Airing Anti-Obamacare Ad

. Anti-Obamacare ad draws ire of Democrat anxious to violate the First Amendment. Rep. Gary Peters of Dexter, Michigan is threatening to bring the FCC down on the operator of a television station playing an anti-Obamacare advertisement. The Americans for Prosperity ad features Julie Boonstra. Her insurance was cancelled as a result of Obamacare.

15.
U.S. ranks 19th in world for retirement security

. U.S. retirees are facing worse conditions for their golden years than retired workers in many other developed countries — from Canada and the United Kingdom to South Korea.

16.
Black ‘Moorish Nation’ claiming ‘squatter’s rights’ to homes across the nation

. You may have missed this chapter in Black History Month: In 1787, a bunch of people signed a bunch of agreements — secret and otherwise — that say black people are not required to obey American laws because they are not really citizens of the United States. Today, descendants of this group, who call themselves the Moorish Nation, claim that their heritage entitles them and all black people to move into empty houses (don’t call it squatting!), create their own license plates, issue their own drivers licenses, print their own property titles and claim sovereign immunity when they get arrested.

17.
What Is Obama’s Consumer Credit Agency Hiding?

. Even after a Mississippi businessman last year was bounced from what should have been an open meeting of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency again is making itself closed to the public. On Wednesday and Thursday, CFPB Director Richard Cordray and other top bureau officials will meet behind closed doors with a group of radical advisers who are having undue influence over financial regulatory policy. Both the public and the press again are barred from covering the private discussions.

18.
Jihad Entitlements: Somali Muslim Migrants Protest Welfare Reform in Maine

. While Obama decimates the military, we, the American taxpayers, are forced to support these hostile invaders in the homeland.

19.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) refused to support conservative candidates against Democrats in the Fall.

. The NRSC has historically supported all Republican nominees regardless of their ideology as part of the committee’s goal of electing Republicans. The NRSC was asked this week if they would commit to supporting conservative Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS) in the general election. They refused.

20.
They hid George Washington’s statue at MLK rally in SC

. This is the State House of South Carolina, in Columbia. That bronze statue in front of the steps is a statue of George Washington. On Jan. 17, 2011, the NAACP sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally before the State House in Columbia, SC. and hid the statue of the father of our country in a box.

21.
Law professor: Americans are rising up against government

. In his op/ed for USA Today, Feb. 23, 2014, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds cites three pieces of evidence that the American people have had enough of increasingly tyrannical government and are pushing back.

22.
IG: SSA Sent Estimated $1 Million in Improper Payments to Prisoners

. The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued an estimated $1 million in improper payments between 2000 and 2010 to people who were in prison, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report entitled Special Disability Workload Payments Made to Incarcerated Beneficiaries.

23.
Crushing People into Tight Housing Won’t Cut CO2 Levels

. ‘Smart growth” projects across the country aim to jam people into high-density housing near mass transit systems. Proponents think this will make people abandon their automobiles, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But new research shows “stack-and-pack” housing is an ineffective way to reduce carbon dioxide levels.

24.
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

. One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.

25.
Tennessee Football Coach fired for making Obama song

. When You’re Holding a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail



Posted 2/23/2014

CONTENTS

1. Report: Obama offers UN climate agreement that doesn’t need congressional approval
2. As Lies Turn Into ‘Truth,’ America Becomes Orwellian
3. Colorado city caught running secret video surveillance program
4. Obamacare: the death knell for people with cancer
5. Fourteen Ways to Feed A Tyranny
6. Ted Cruz and Debt Ceiling Gamesmanship
7. Local Police Train with Special Forces To Raid Farm Houses, Conduct Domestic Raids
8. Food Prices Soar As U.S. Government Says There’s No Inflation
9. How to Free the Housing Market from Government – and Lower Your Mortgage Payments
10. The signs of a dictatorship on the rise!
11. General Motors is becoming China Motors – B.M.G.
12. Union Vote in Chattanooga Shows Danger Of Card Check
13. Uproar over Obamacare’s menu rules
14. Health industry group: Yes, we’ve suffered massive Obamacare job losses
15. +106%: Obama Has More Than Doubled Marketable U.S. Debt
16. New Terror Compound Found In Heart of Texas
17. O’Keefe busts illegal voter scheme to ‘turn Texas blue’
18. Is the Tea Party Helpful or Not?
19. Fourth Georgia hospital closes due to Obamacare payment cuts
20. Dumbing Down: Florida Schools Ban Low Grades
21. DHS Contracted to Purchase 704 Million Rounds of Ammo Over Next 4 Years: 2,500 Rounds Per Officer
22. Obama: Ukraine, Syria Are Not ‘Some Cold War Chessboard’
23. Obama Crackdown on Press Freedom Escalates
24. “Hundreds” of Syrian “refugees” arriving in North Jersey, thousands more expected
25. Fifteen Cartoons from Foreign Newspapers


1.
Report: Obama offers UN climate agreement that doesn’t need congressional approval

. The Obama administration is quietly forging ahead with plans to offer up an international commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to fight global warming — without congressional approval. Reuters reports that the U.S. submitted its vision for a new international global warming agreement to the United Nations on Wednesday, suggesting a “bifurcated approach” of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol — placing different emissions targets for rich and poor countries.

2.
As Lies Turn Into ‘Truth,’ America Becomes Orwellian

. The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels “1984” and “Animal Farm” gave us the word “Orwellian.” That adjective reflects a vast government’s efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself.

3.
Colorado city caught running secret video surveillance program

. For weeks, police in Boulder, Colo., have been secretly using video cameras to spy on a group of troublemakers that one city councilman suggested be banished from city limits when they commit petty crimes.

4.
Obamacare: the death knell for people with cancer

. ObamaCare…passed before it was read by the very same Democrats who are now trying to distance themselves from it. ObamaCare…a law conceived in the bowels of hell by a man who plays footsie with the devil for only a man of pure evil would willingly and knowingly hurt and punish the most vulnerable amongst us. ObamaCare…a health care plan whose dictatorial monetary blood-sucking will disproportionately fall on those with serious medical conditions, especially those with cancer. What most people do NOT realize is that ObamaCare contains provisions buried deeply within its thousands of pages that directly zero-in on cancer patients whose treatments self-anointed Dr.Barack HUSSEIN Obama perceives as being too costly.

5.
Fourteen Ways to Feed A Tyranny

. With the American people, the collective mind and memory has been overwhelmed like a freight train bearing down on a penny. The weight and frequency of each segment of the train and cars warp the penny into a small pile of unrecognizable bit of copper. Oh, the penny can be reconstituted, but to do so would be re-smelting the metal, pouring back into the die, and making the penny whole. If we allow ourselves the opportunity to review the account of the past 12 months and ask ourselves at every opportunity: “Is this right and just?” We can then begin to see that our rich history as a Representative Republic has been replaced with a Tyranny of the ugliest order. And each of us has to ask ourselves the only question that can be asked:

6.
Ted Cruz and Debt Ceiling Gamesmanship

. Once again, bitter feelings are being cast in the direction of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz With the House passing the “clean” debt ceiling bill and sending it to the Democrat controlled Senate, it was clear that this was the bill that was going to get passed and sent to the president. But Cruz didn’t want to let Senate Republicans, including Minority leader Mitch McConnell, off the hook and give President Obama a blank check to once again increase the debt ceiling as we are drowning in red ink. He didn’t want Republicans to simply vote against the bill, hiding behind the Democrat majority who were sure to pass it.

7.
Local Police Train with Special Forces To Raid Farm Houses, Conduct Domestic Raids

. The official Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s press release stated that “Citizens may see military and departmental vehicles traveling in and around rural and metropolitan areas and may hear ordinance being set off or fired which will be simulated/ blanks and controlled by trained personnel.” The release also stated that the exercise was being held “Due to Sheriff Leon Lott’s longstanding commitment to making sure that deputies are trained and prepared for every event and potential threat and his desire to assist the military to ensure their preparations.”

8.
Food Prices Soar As U.S. Government Says There’s No Inflation

. Food prices are soaring across the country. The government would have us think otherwise, touting their ‘no inflation’ line at every opportunity. This is going to get worse, much worse. As weather disasters around the globe reduce the food supply prices are only going to go in one direction. A year from now we will be looking at the prices we pay today and wishes things were still so affordable!

9.
How to Free the Housing Market from Government – and Lower Your Mortgage Payments

. No one wants another housing crisis, and taxpayers certainly shouldn’t be on the hook for it. So, what should Congress do? The answer: Eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored entities (GSEs) that have been distorting the housing market for years AND costing taxpayers trillions of dollars. Taxpayers remain responsible for approximately $4 trillion in GSE guarantees.

10.
The signs of a dictatorship on the rise!

. The IRS Is About To Become The Arbiter Of Your 1st Amendment Rights By Obama Regime Decree. The same IRS that was recently caught red-handed targeting conservative organizations, and the same IRS that is going to administer your personal healthcare under ObamaCare, is about to grant itself broad powers to muzzle your 1st Amendment rights through the tax code.

11.
General Motors is becoming China Motors
– B.M.G.
. General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin. The evidence is clear and convincing. Did U.S. taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM’s CEO.

12.
Union Vote in Chattanooga Shows Danger Of Card Check

. Union bosses have contended for some time that a secret ballot isn’t needed to unionize a workplace. All that’s needed, they said, was employees’ signatures on cards. But Chattanooga proved them wrong. For months the United Auto Workers have said a majority of workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had signed cards expressing their interest in unionizing. Why bother with a secret ballot when the workers had already spoken through the “card check” approval process? As it turned out, the union’s claim of majority support was wrong. Workers at the Chattanooga plant used secret ballots to reject union representation 53-47.

13.
Uproar over Obamacare’s menu rules

. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is close to finalizing a rule requiring calorie labels on vending machines and at restaurants and “similar retail food establishments.” Proposed in 2011, the regulations stem from the Affordable Care Act and are designed to combat obesity by helping consumers make healthier choices.

14.
Health industry group: Yes, we’ve suffered massive Obamacare job losses

. A new report from a top health care industry trade organization contradicts Kathleen Sebelius’ recent claim that no job loss will occur under Obamacare. Obamacare’s medical device tax has already created a job loss of 33,000 in the medical device industry and 132,0o0 more job losses are expected, according to a new report from the industry trade group the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), obtained by the Daily Caller.

15.
+106%: Obama Has More Than Doubled Marketable U.S. Debt

. The marketable debt of the U.S. government has more than doubled–climbing by 106 percent–while President Barack Obama has been in office, increasing from $5,749,916,000,000 at the end of January 2009 to $11,825,322,000,000 at the end of January 2014, according to the U.S. Treasury’s latest Monthly Statement of the Public Debt.

16.
New Terror Compound Found In Heart of Texas

. Muslims shoot firearms ‘without interference from law enforcement’. Declassified FBI documents confirm the existence of an Islamic jihadist enclave in Texas that is part of a network in the U.S. identified by the Department of Homeland Security as a terrorist organization. The enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, which is linked to the Pakistani-based militant group Jamaat al-Fuqra, according to an investigation by the Clarion Project and ACT! For America Houston.

17.
O’Keefe busts illegal voter scheme to ‘turn Texas blue’

. In an apparent violation of state law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected information to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Democratic party’s quest to paint the Lone Star State blue, a new undercover video from James O’Keefe reveals. The footage shows Battleground Texas volunteer Jennifer Longoria saying the group uses the phone numbers from voter registration forms in later efforts to boost turnout on election day. Texas Election Code prohibits the use of, or even the copying of, phone numbers provided by individuals registering to vote.

18.
Is the Tea Party Helpful or Not?

. As it happens, “likely Republican voters” are almost evenly divided on this question: 38 percent say the Tea Party movement helps Republicans. Conversely, 32 percent say the opposite. Twenty percent are undecided:

19.
Fourth Georgia hospital closes due to Obamacare payment cuts

. The fourth Georgia hospital in two years is closing its doors due to severe financial difficulties caused by Obamacare’s payment cuts for emergency services.

20.
Dumbing Down: Florida Schools Ban Low Grades

. America’s already sub-par educational standards continue to be lowered in districts across the nation. Along with the introduction of federal Common Core curriculum, teachers are becoming far more interested in dispensing leftist propaganda than instilling actual knowledge. Nowhere is this depressing trend more apparent than in Lake County, Florida. According to a recent local report, at least one school in the district, Gray Middle School, has banned any educator from issuing a grade lower than a 50.

21.
DHS Contracted to Purchase 704 Million Rounds of Ammo Over Next 4 Years: 2,500 Rounds Per Officer

. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is contracted to purchase 704,390,250 rounds of ammunition over the next four years, which is equal to a total of about 2,500 rounds per DHS agent per year, according to a January 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

22.
Obama: Ukraine, Syria Are Not ‘Some Cold War Chessboard’

. The United States does not view the crises in Ukraine and Syria as a “Cold War chessboard” in which the U.S. and Russia are vying for influence, President Obama said on Wednesday night.

23.
Obama Crackdown on Press Freedom Escalates

. Last week, Reporters Without Borders dropped America in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 from 33rd to 46th. James Risen of The New York Times rightly explained, “I think 2013 will go down in history as the worst year for press freedom in the United States’ modern history.” And he’s right. The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief.

24.
“Hundreds” of Syrian “refugees” arriving in North Jersey, thousands more expected

. The only Syrians we should be allowing into this country are the Christian Syrians who are being slaughtered en masse by jihadist forces. Who is vetting these Syrian Muslims? Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood picks at the DoS? How many of these “refugees” are battle-hardened jihadists? Hostile invaders?

25.
Fifteen Cartoons from Foreign Newspapers

. Benghazi cartoons in foreign papers mostly British newspapers. Doesn’t it make you proud of what they think of our “leader”?



Posted 2/16/2014

CONTENTS

1. The 10 Most Outrageous Government Boondoggles I Ever Saw
2. 221 Percent Increase In One Year? Why Are So Many People Renouncing American Citizenship?
3. Obamacare Leaves Gaping Cavity in Adults’ Dental Health
4. DARPA Continues To Push “Black Box” Brain Chip
5. Hayek, Von Mises, And The Road To Government Paralysis
6. The Edward Snowden Interview the US Media Blacked Out But You Need To See
7. Tea Party Leader Is Harassed While Testifying About Being Harassed by the IRS
8. Judicial Watch Uncovers Email Revealing Top Pentagon Leader Ordered Destruction of bin Laden Death Photos
9. Companies Must Justify Their Workforce Decisions Under Obama’s Latest Rewrite
10. Smoking Gun in IRS Political Targeting
11. Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism
12. Eric Holder exposes himself in Sweden
13. Contractor Hired to Fix ObamaCare Site was So Bad the Post Office Tried To Fire It Last Year
14. Ann coulter asks if Obama had set out to destroy America, what would he be doing differently?
15. Former Obama labor secretary did not report union-funded private jet trips to the FEC
16. We’re Having The Wrong Debate On Economic Inequality
17. ‘Winter in jeopardy’ say Olympians pressing for climate change action
18. Homeland Security to Activate ‘National License Plate Recognition Database’
19. The Tea Party, Conservatism, and the Constitution
20. Health Care Is Already Being Rationed
21. The FCC Plan to Police The Newsrooms
22. Vulnerable Senate Dems Ask IRS to Save Them From Tea Party
23. Tom Perkins’ big idea: The rich should get more votes
24. Navy releases map showing location of fleet positions during Benghazi attacks
25. Government Lays Groundwork to Confiscate Your 401k and IRA: “This Is Happening”


1.
The 10 Most Outrageous Government Boondoggles I Ever Saw

. When I first came to Washington nearly 20 years ago, I didn’t set out to become known as a budget hawk—and I didn’t plan to earn nicknames like “Dr. No”—simply by adopting a skeptical approach toward spending taxpayer money. I was merely taking seriously the basic responsibility of a member of Congress: the unglamorous duty of oversight.

2.
221 Percent Increase In One Year? Why Are So Many People Renouncing American Citizenship?

. The number of Americans that renounced their citizenship was 221 percent higher in 2013 than it was in 2012. That is a staggering figure, and it is symptomatic of a larger trend. In recent years, a lot of really good people with very deep roots in this country have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to the United States permanently. A few actually go to the trouble to renounce their citizenship, and that is mostly done for tax purposes. But most willingly choose to leave America for other reasons. Some were very serious when they said they would leave the U.S. if Barack Obama got a second term, some (such as Jesse Ventura) are dismayed at how our freedoms and liberties are eroding and are alarmed at the rise of the Big Brother police state, some are absolutely disgusted by the social and moral decay that is eating away at the foundations of our society, and there are yet others that consider “the grass to be greener” on the other side of the planet. Personally, I have a number of friends that have made the very hard decision to relocate their families thousands of miles away because they see what is coming to America and they believe that there isn’t any hope of turning things around at this point. I also have a lot of friends that are determined to stay in the United States no matter what. When it comes to the future of America, almost everyone has a very strong opinion, and these are discussions that we need to start having.

3.
Obamacare Leaves Gaping Cavity in Adults’ Dental Health

. In the Obamacare conversation, dental health care flies under the radar — a scary reality, say many dentists, who fear the new federal law will trigger an oral health crisis. They say Obamacare looks good for children, but disastrous for adults — particularly middle class adults, because it provides nothing for them. Those who currently have dental health insurance through their employers will lose it when they are forced into an Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, exchange plan.

4.
DARPA Continues To Push “Black Box” Brain Chip

. Pentagon wants to “help” soldiers and seniors by implanting devices to trigger memories. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the military, is continuing to develop implantable brain chips, according to documents newly posted as part of the agency’s increased “transparency” policy. The agency is seeking to develop a portable, wireless device that “must incorporate implantable probes” to record and stimulate brain activity – in effect, a memory triggering ‘black box’ device. The process would entail placing wires inside the brain, and under the scalp, with electrical impulses fired up through a transmitter placed under the skin of the chest area.

5.
Hayek, Von Mises, And The Road To Government Paralysis

. One of my favorite moments during the 2012 Republican presidential contest came when Ron Paul, fresh from his strong showing in Iowa, triumphantly told his supporters: “We’re all Austrians now!” I imagined many Americans scratching their heads and wondering: Why do we want to be Austrians? They live in a nice country with stunning mountains and all that, but aren’t we perfectly happy to be Americans? Of course those in the know, particularly Paul’s enthusiasts, understood the libertarian presidential candidate’s reference: that Americans were rejecting the economic ideas of John Maynard Keynes that encouraged government intervention and provided intellectual ballast for the New Deal. Instead, they were coming around to the principles of the anti-government economics of Austrians Friedrich A. Hayek and Ludwig von Mises.

6.
The Edward Snowden Interview the US Media Blacked Out But You Need To See

. One week ago, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden was interviewed on the German television network ARD. What many Americans may be unaware of is that the Edward Snowden interview was intentionally blocked from the US public with none of the major new outlets covering the interview or its contents. YouTube has even taken steps to remove the post as soon as it is reposted. The video got a wide viewing in Europe and it is not only an important interview when it comes to the vast surveillance state that is currently constructed, but is also still future. Snowden explained to German television (oh the irony here is rich) how tyrannical surveillance programs erode human rights and individual liberty and freedom.

7.
Tea Party Leader Is Harassed While Testifying About Being Harassed by the IRS

. During a House Oversight And Government Reform Committee hearing on the IRS harassment of conservative groups last week, a Tea Party leader was, ironically, harassed.

8.
Judicial Watch Uncovers Email Revealing Top Pentagon Leader Ordered Destruction of bin Laden Death Photos

. Judicial Watch announced today that on January 31, 2014, it received documents from the Department of Defense (Pentagon) revealing that within hours of its filing a May 13, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking photos of the deceased Osama bin Laden, U.S. Special Operations Commander, Admiral William McRaven ordered his subordinates to “destroy” any photos they may have had “immediately.” Judicial Watch had filed a FOIA request for the photos 11 days earlier.

9.
Companies Must Justify Their Workforce Decisions Under Obama’s Latest Rewrite

. Once again acting without Congress, President Obama has unilaterally changed his signature health insurance law, delaying its employer mandate – the second time he’s done this — to 2016, after the mid-term elections. BUT: To be eligible for the additional delay, the Obama administration says an employer “may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees” unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service

10.
Smoking Gun in IRS Political Targeting

. Though President Obama insists the Internal Revenue Service is not guilty of the political targeting of nonprofits, WND has learned the agency contracts with an avowedly “progressive” organization supported by George Soros to process data filed by smaller tax-exempt groups. The federal agency process sends details contained in the annual filings for organizations with $50,000 in annual receipts or less to the Urban Institute, which is funded at least partly by government payments as well as contributions from far-left activist George Soros.

11.
Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

. Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.

12.
Eric Holder exposes himself in Sweden

. Attorney General Eric Holder used a Feb. 4 speech in Sweden to promote a big government goal — redistributing social status towards social groups favored by progressive lawyers and judges. The fundamental truth [is] that no matter where you live, who you love, or who you are… every human being is, and must be, free and equal in both dignity and [legal] rights,” he told the Swedes. The political goal of equal dignity — just like the socialists’ failed goal of equal wealth — is being used to justify intense federal intrusion in every aspect of Americans’ social lives, such as in the workplace and schoolyards, Facebook pages and sporting events.

13.
Contractor Hired to Fix ObamaCare Site was So Bad the Post Office Tried To Fire It Last Year

. Consider the irony: the company hired to fix the ObamaCare website following its disastrous rollout in October not only has a history of customer complaints; the U.S. Postal Service wanted to fire it last June. According to a recently published report, Accenture, the contractor hired by the Obama administration to fix the infamous “glitches” in the HealthCare.gov website, had been heavily criticized by multiple clients, including several federal agencies, prior to signing on to fix the site:

14.
Ann coulter asks if Obama had set out to destroy America, what would he be doing differently?

. If Obama were born in another country, had no love for this country and had set out to destroy America — what would he be doing differently?”

15.
Former Obama labor secretary did not report union-funded private jet trips to the FEC

. Former Obama administration Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis took thousands of dollars of free trips on a union’s jet to “avoid freeway traffic” and did not report the trips as required by federal law, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court against union leaders.

16.
We’re Having The Wrong Debate On Economic Inequality

. The trouble with blaming economic inequality for many of our economic ills is that the theory doesn’t fit the facts. The theory (or one popular version) is that growing inequality caused many low- and middle-income Americans to overborrow so they could keep up with wealthier Americans. This borrowing allegedly led to the credit bubble and the Great Recession. Blaming inequality for the credit bubble fails a rudimentary test of logic. Even if most Americans were aware of growing inequality a decade ago — doubtful, because the subject is highly technical and wasn’t widely discussed — it doesn’t follow that they could automatically borrow whatever they wanted. The crucial link between credit growth and the economic collapse stemmed more from the enthusiasm of lenders than from the eagerness of borrowers.

17.
‘Winter in jeopardy’ say Olympians pressing for climate change action

. Olympians are speaking out on climate change at the Sochi games. U.S. cross-country skier Andrew Newell, who competed in his event on Tuesday, posted a letter addressed to world leaders calling for action on climate change. Roughly 105 athletes from 10 countries have signed the letter, including 85 from the United States. “Winter is in jeopardy,” the letter states. “Inconsistent weather patterns caused by a changing climate are causing destruction around the world, and the economic impact is being felt in both large cities and small mountain communities.”

18.
Homeland Security to Activate ‘National License Plate Recognition Database’

. UK version of spy system was used to target political activists. The Department of Homeland Security is set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement, allowing DHS officers to take photos of any license plate using their smartphone and upload it to a database which will include a “hot list” of “target vehicles”.

19.
The Tea Party, Conservatism, and the Constitution

. Today’s Tea Party has ambitions to become an ongoing force—maybe even the major force—in American conservatism. And it strives for a revolution of its own, a return to a more limited, more constitutional form of government. If I had to judge its performance so far, I would say that it has been courageous and right in its diagnosis of the problems facing American politics, but somewhat off in its prescriptions.

20.
Health Care Is Already Being Rationed

. Those signed up for Obamacare are already seeing longer waiting times and limited access to doctors. The benefits promised under the Affordable Care Act are now limiting the availability of healthcare providers, and causing patients to travel long distances to get care.

21.
The FCC Plan to Police The Newsrooms

. The FCC has cooked up a plan to place “researchers” in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings? As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren’t menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn’t supine enough.

22.
Vulnerable Senate Dems Ask IRS to Save Them From Tea Party

. Senate Democrats who voted for ObamaCare and parroted President Obama’s lie of the year are asking the IRS to ensure that if they like their Senate seats they can keep their Senate seats. They want the IRS to be a campaign wing of the Democratic Party. Leading the IRS call is Sen. Charles Schumer, N.Y., the Senate Democrats’ chief political strategist.

23.
Tom Perkins’ big idea: The rich should get more votes

. Tom Perkins suggested Thursday that only taxpayers should have the right to vote — and that wealthy Americans who pay more in taxes should get more votes.

24.
Navy releases map showing location of fleet positions during Benghazi attacks

. The Navy has released a map showing the locations of its fleet positions near Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012 — when terrorists killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The unclassified map — which was obtained by a retired Air Force veteran investigating the attacks through a public records request and published online by the group Judicial Watch — shows that there were dozens of vessels in the region during the attacks.

25.
Government Lays Groundwork to Confiscate Your 401k and IRA: “This Is Happening”

. This morning Reuters obtained a leaked proposal disclosing that European Union officials are looking for new and innovative ways to fund their immense debt levels. As noted by Zero Hedge, they’re no longer turning exclusively to central bankers to simply print more money as needed. Because last year’s bank bail-in forcing the confiscation of funds from average depositors in Cyprus worked so well, EU regulators and bankers have determined that they’ll use a similar method to fund their future endeavors. This is what happens when governments run out of money. But if you think this is limited to just Europe, then consider the words of President Barack Obama in his recent State of the Union address. For all intents and purposes, a similar groundwork is being laid right here in America. They’ve already taken over the health care industry… why not nationalize our retirement savings while they’re at it?



Posted 2/9/2014

CONTENTS

1. Europe Starts To Run, Not Walk, Away From Green Economics
2. Tea Party leader ejected from County Commission meeting
3. IRS Maneuvering to Regulate Tea Party Groups ‘Hidden From the Public’
4. Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with ‘limited’ terror contact into US
5. Obama launches ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and communities
6. The California Drought, As Seen From Space
7. “F**k the E.U.” -Victoria Nuland recorded in alleged phone chat regarding Ukraine
8. You Can’t Trust Washington on Immigration
9. 1,154,000 Fewer Americans Working Today Than 6 Years Ago
10. Six states put inmates on Obamacare plans
11. Obama Administration Withholds Key Benghazi Emails
12. Eighteen states cut taxes in the 2013 legislative year
13. The Deficit News Isn’t All Good News
14. TSA Agents Interrogate Jewish Author for Reading Conservative Newspaper
15. EPA piles up billions
16. Congressional Democrats Warn Boehner of Tax Refund Delay if Debt Ceiling Isn’t Lifted
17. Struggling With Nullification
18. The ultimate arbiter of checks and balances
19. House GOP looks to shed light on EPA secret datasets
20. Obama’s Plan to Bankrupt Coal Continues Without Congress
21. Fl: Commissioner Misuses Campaign Funds – Becomes FBI Watchdog
22. Energy regs come with $70M price tag
23. ABC to State Dept.: How much do you have to donate to Obama to become an ambassador?
24. Refugee Resettlement: The quiet Jihad tsunami
25. Farm bill clears the way for hemp production


1.
Europe Starts To Run, Not Walk, Away From Green Economics

.  The media aren’t paying much attention, but in recent weeks Europe has decided to run, not walk, as fast as it can away from the economic menace of green energy. That’s right, the same Europeans who used to chastise us for not signing the Kyoto climate change treaty, not passing a carbon tax and dooming the planet to catastrophic global warming. In Brussels last month, European leaders agreed to scrap per-nation caps on carbon emissions.

2.
Tea Party leader ejected from County Commission meeting

.  The handcuffs came out and reinforcements were called in Tuesday afternoon when the head of the Palm Beach County Tea Party was kicked out of a County Commission meeting. A deputy providing security at the meeting decided that Palm Beach County Tea Party President Mel Grossman was talking too loudly in his seat. When the deputy told Grossman to stop, he objected and she told him that he would be removed.

3.
IRS Maneuvering to Regulate Tea Party Groups ‘Hidden From the Public’

.  Documents obtained by the House Ways and Means Committee show that IRS officials first started flagging Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status in February 2010 because of “media attention,” and that Treasury and IRS officials had discussed potentially addressing the tax-exemption rules for such groups “off-plan,” meaning “hidden from the public,” said Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).

4.
Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with ‘limited’ terror contact into US

.  The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

5.
Obama launches ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and communities

.  The Obama administration will announce the establishment of regional hubs focused on mitigating climate change on Wednesday. The hubs are the first-ever regional centers that will focus solely on risk adaptation and climate change solutions at seven locations across the country. “On the heels of passage of the farm bill, the administration will take executive action to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities combat climate change and adapt to extreme weather and other damage it causes,” a White House official said in an email ahead of Wednesday’s announcement

6.
The California Drought, As Seen From Space

.  NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released that photo to illustrate what a year of drought conditions (which have intensified recently) have wrought on the landscape. The amount of snow in California’s Sierra region is between 4 percent and 22 percent of normal. And a change that drastic is easily seen from space.

7.
“F**k the E.U.” -Victoria Nuland recorded in alleged phone chat regarding Ukraine

.  A senior US State Department official has allegedly been caught giving an unexpected message to the EU while discussing Ukrainian opposition leaders’ roles in the country’s future government. The phone call was taped and posted on YouTube. “F**k the EU,” Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Victoria Nuland allegedly said in a recent phone call with US ambassador to Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt, as the two were discussing a deal to end the crisis in Ukraine.

8.
You Can’t Trust Washington on Immigration

.  President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that this was proving to be a roadblock: Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.

9.  
1,154,000 Fewer Americans Working Today Than 6 Years Ago

.  1,154,000 fewer Americans are working today than six years ago, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In January 2008, 146,378,000 Americans 16 and over were employed, and now in January 2014, 145,224,000 are employed, a difference of 1,154,000.

10.
Six states put inmates on Obamacare plans

.  Taxpayers hit for MILLIONS (which also boosts enrollment numbers). Obamacare is fast becoming a tool to save counties money that they would otherwise spend on health care for inmates who have not yet been convicted of crimes. The Affordable Care Act excludes convicts, but opens a loophole for jail officials who want to avoid using their own budgets to help sick prisoners awaiting trial Taxpayers in all 50 states will cover the costs for county governments as Obamacare’s expenses spiral upward.

11.
Obama Administration Withholds Key Benghazi Emails

.  Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama administration was seeking to withhold key emails about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, indicating what it terms “a continued cover-up of the deadly scandal.” The documents, released in December, include multiple emails, which are heavily redacted, about the controversial Benghazi talking points that falsely portray the attack as being the result of a spontaneous protest.

12.
Eighteen states cut taxes in the 2013 legislative year

.  Some states enacted fundamental tax reform and others slightly modified their tax code, according to this report by the American Legislative Exchange Council Center for State Fiscal Reform. The tax policy changes reflect an emphasis on pro-growth reforms that encourage economic expansion and competition.

13.
The Deficit News Isn’t All Good News

.  The media has been trumpeting reports that Uncle Sam will only spend $500 billion more than it takes in this year. While it’s good news that we’re adding less to the debt than in past years, Heritage’s Steve Moore writes, the long-term picture has actually grown worse: But what hasn’t been advertised is the disgraceful longer-term outlook for our fiscal future, which took a turn for the worse. And Obamacare is the main culprit. In the long run, the budget deficit will be slightly more than $1.5 trillion WORSE than previously estimated.

14.
TSA Agents Interrogate Jewish Author for Reading Conservative Newspaper

.  Award winning Jewish author Phyllis Chesler was questioned and had her bag searched at New York’s JFK Airport as a result of a TSA agent’s suspicions over the fact that she was reading a conservative newspaper. As soon as Chesler pulled out a copy of The Jewish Press, a popular English language weekly with a conservative political bent, a TSA agent eyed her with suspicion, approached the author and asked to see the newspaper.

15.
EPA piles up billions

.  Environmental Protection Agency investigations yielded more than $5.6 billion in criminal and civil penalties over the past year, the agency said Friday. An annual report containing enforcement and compliance totals from fiscal 2013 shows roughly $4.5 billion worth of fines, restitution and court-ordered environmental projects linked to criminal cases. Civil penalties surpassed $1.1 billion, according to the report.

16.
Congressional Democrats Warn Boehner of Tax Refund Delay if Debt Ceiling Isn’t Lifted

.  Democrats on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee have written to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, urging him to introduce legislation to raise the debt ceiling without pre-conditions, warning that the Treasury Department would not be able to pay tax refunds without a higher debt limit.

17.
Struggling With Nullification

.  Does a state have the right to nullify federal statutes the state considers unconstitutional? This depends largely on how you define “nullification.” It also depends on what you mean by “right” and what kind of document you understand the Constitution to be. In other words, it depends on your premises. Historically, “nullification” was defined quite narrowly. It referred to a formal ordinance of a state legislature or state convention that declared a federal law void within the boundaries of the state. The state might or might not make the ordinance conditional, and it might or might not impose criminal or civil penalties on persons attempting to enforce the federal enactment. We can refer to this as the narrow, or historical, definition of nullification. It is traditionally credited to the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

18.
The ultimate arbiter of checks and balances

.  Built into an open democratic system of government is the idea that too much power should not be invested in any one individual. Such a policy leads to dictatorship and the forcing of a community to comply to the demands of one person. Hence, the concept of checks and balances in which individuals in government invested with power are checked and balanced out by other individuals. Indeed checks and balances is a basic principal of the American political system. This idea is also found in the wisdom of the Torah. Each individual in Torah leadership has unique tasks and, in the end, limits and checks the power of the other.

19.
House GOP looks to shed light on EPA secret datasets

.  House Republicans have introduced a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from crafting regulations based on “secret” scientific data. The Secret Science Reform Act would prohibit the EPA from using data that is not publicly available or replicable. Despite President Barack Obama’s promise to have the most transparent administration in history, the EPA has used secret data sets to justify nearly every regulation proposed under Obama.

20.
Obama’s Plan to Bankrupt Coal Continues Without Congress

.  Remember back during the 2008 presidential campaign when Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone who wanted to build a coal-fired power plant and essentially shut down the coal industry? For those not paying attention, despite his inability to get cap-and-trade passed, he is still pursuing this plan. Now, he’s doing it via EPA regulations known as New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)– which amount to a “cap” without the “trade.”

21.
Fl: Commissioner Misuses Campaign Funds – Becomes FBI Watchdog

.  Although we won’t know exactly what information she turned over, we do know that former Lee County commissioner Tammy Hall made a deal with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation after she was caught illegally pilfering $33,000 in campaign donations. At issue is whether or not Hall violated state ethics laws, in addition to elections laws, when she spent the last two years as an undercover informant for the FBI. During the same time she was on the county payroll, she was also attending to county business, voting during commission meetings, as if nothing had ever happened.

22.
Energy regs come with $70M price tag

.  The Obama administration is moving forward with tougher energy efficiency standards that would cost manufacturers more than $70 million, but save consumers billions of dollars in energy bills. The Department of Energy (DOE) said the new requirements for metal halide lamp fixtures and external power supplies will cut energy waste, save families money on their utility bills and reduce pollution. Metal halide lamp fixtures are big, bright lights that are commonly used at camp sites, parking lots, streets, warehouses, school gymnasiums and athletic facilities.

23.
ABC to State Dept.: How much do you have to donate to Obama to become an ambassador?

.  The last couple of days have been devastating for the U.S. State Department because of one issue: the utter lack of qualifications of President Obama’s political appointees to diplomatic posts. It began Thursday, when Noah Mamet, the president’s pick for ambassador to Argentina, admitted he’d never been to the country, according to Fox News. “I haven’t had the opportunity yet to be there,” Mamet told U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., at the confirmation hearing.

24.
Refugee Resettlement: The quiet Jihad tsunami

.  Arabic is #1 language spoken by refugees admitted to US during Obama reign. “Arabic is more than a language. It is explicated the language of Islam, so in that sense it is part of the Islamic religious imperial project. Jihad advances through the Arabic language. Arabic is not just another language like French or Italian, it is the spearhead of an ideological project that is deeply opposed to the United States.

25.
Farm bill clears the way for hemp production

.  Hemp advocates rejoiced at President Barack Obama’s signature on the new farm bill Friday, which includes an amendment allowing states that have legalized hemp farming to begin growing this useful crop for research purposes. “This is the first time in American history that industrial hemp has been legally defined by our federal government as distinct from drug varieties of Cannabis,” said Eric Steenstra, the president of advocacy group Vote Hemp, in a press release.



Posted 2/7/2014

CONTENTS

1. Obama plagiarized GWB’s 2007 SOTU
2. Rep. Steve King: ‘Never Had a President With That Level of Audacity’
3. Republicans Are In Danger of Losing Their Tea Party Mojo
4. Legislative Leaders Offer Sneak Peek at 2014 Agenda
5. 17 California Towns Will Run Out of Water in the Next 60 to 120 days
6. State of the Union (2014 Political Remix Video)
7. 28 Points Of Comparison Between 1970s America And America Today – Which Do You Think Is Better?
8. Excerpt from Parallels of the Fall of Rome and America
9. TSA Harasses Police Chief – Placed On Administrative Leave – Told To Disband Entire Police Department
10. Holder Now Threatening To Lock Up Bankers
11. FAA slaps down beer-delivering drone after YouTube video goes viral
12. Gaetz: Amendment shifts too much land to state control – B.M.G.
13. U.S. Says Russia Tested Missile, Despite Treaty
14. Obama Will Take ‘Executive Action’ to Reduce Prison Population
15. Black activists scathing response to Obama’s speech: We’re better off without you, ‘just quit’
16. Hooray for ‘Irish Democracy’!
17. Former TSA agent: Your worst fears about us were true
18. The State of Our Nation: The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms Is the Government
19. California Water Officials Cut Delivery as Drought Grows
20. New Legislation Passes the White House
21. Panelist at Podesta Think Tank on Common Core: ‘The Children Belong to All of Us’
22. CBO: O-Care will cost 2.5M workers
23. Extra deputies called, one ejected from Palm Beach County Commission meeting
24. Ray Stevens – Obama Budget Plan
25. Coffeecare: The Affordable Coffee Act


1.
Obama plagiarized GWB’s 2007 SOTU

. For one observer, even last night’s State of the Union address had an oddly familiar ring, sounding like something George W. Bush might have said. That’s because the words were something Bush did say. Mark Thiessen, the observer in question and lead Bush speechwriter, had written them for Bush’s 2007 SOTU. Appearing on “The Kelly File,” Thiessen said: It was eerily familiar. There were lines like, “Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity. A future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy. A future of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care.” “Extending opportunity and hope depends on a stable supply of energy.” All of that came from the 2007 State of the Union address by George W. Bush. So, Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush.

2.
Rep. Steve King: ‘Never Had a President With That Level of Audacity’

. President Obama’s promise that he intends to get things done in Washington without Congress is “outside the bounds” of his constitutional limitations, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told CNN on Wednesday morning. “This threat that the president’s going to run the government with an ink pen and executive orders, we’ve never had a president with that level of audacity and that level of contempt for his own oath of office,” King said. “We have a minimum wage. Congress has set it. For the president to simply declare, ‘I’m going to change this law that Congress has passed’ is unconstitutional. He’s outside the bounds of his Article Two limitations.”

3.
Republicans Are In Danger of Losing Their Tea Party Mojo

. Republicans look ready to throw in the towel on shrinking the nation’s gargantuan debt. With 10 months to go before midterm elections, it’s yet another slap in the face to the GOP’s most enthusiastic supporters. Nearly all political pundits agree Republicans have the inside track to winning this fall’s congressional elections — and perhaps even recapturing both houses of Congress. The GOP certainly seems to think so. But it might be taking such success for granted.

4.
Legislative Leaders Offer Sneak Peek at 2014 Agenda

. The leaders of the Florida Legislature offered a glimpse at the upcoming legislative session as Republicans and Democrats ready their proposals and bills. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, and House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, spoke to the media in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning and insisted the two chambers will work together to pass their economic and education agendas.

5.
17 California Towns Will Run Out of Water in the Next 60 to 120 days

. State officials in California have said that 17 communities will be out of water within the next two to four months. Wells are starting to run dry and reservoir levels are low as the state faces the worst drought in almost a century.

6.
State of the Union (2014 Political Remix Video)

. “Run for the hills… You lose, I win…. Shut Up.”

7.
28 Points Of Comparison Between 1970s America And America Today – Which Do You Think Is Better?

. If you could go back and live in America during the 1970s would you do it? Has the United States become a better place to live over the past 40 years or have things gotten worse?

8.
Excerpt from Parallels of the Fall of Rome and America

. When Rome fell from a Republic into a dictatorship ruled by emperors, about 33% of Rome was receive public assistance from the government. Where is America? 81% of all federal revenue goes towards mandatory payments (like Social Security), or entitlements like Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Women Infant Children programs, etc.

9.
TSA Harasses Police Chief – Placed On Administrative Leave – Told To Disband Entire Police Department

. Shane Harger, Police Chief, Jemez Springs, NM – Ordered To Disband Village Police Department – Because He Attended the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) Convention Harger returned from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Convention on Monday, January 27, 2014 with a sense of knowing that, he as well as 38 other peace officers, shared the commitment to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America from enemies both foreign and domestic. He and the other 38 men and women signed the Resolution of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (see below).

10.
Holder Now Threatening To Lock Up Bankers

. Just when financial institutions were finally recovering from the subprime mess, and many thought Eric Holder was putting away his brass knuckles, the attorney general is making fresh threats against Wall Street execs. He’s no longer threatening them just with lawsuits. Now he’s threatening them with jail time. “Let me make this very clear,” he warned on MSNBC, “there are no institutions that are too big to indict (and) there are no individuals who are in such high-level positions that they cannot be indicted criminally.” He then bragged about shaking down some of Wall Street’s biggest banks, citing JPMorgan Chase as an example of things to come. He noted prosecutors reached a $13 billion settlement — the largest ever — without letting bank officials off the hook.

11.
FAA slaps down beer-delivering drone after YouTube video goes viral

. ‘I’m on the FAA blacklist’ says Lakemaid Beer president Jack Supple. After company posts commercial showing unmanned aircraft delivering brews to ice fishers, FAA calls and says knock it off.

12.
Gaetz: Amendment shifts too much land to state control
– B.M.G.
. Florida voters will get to decide in November if funding for land conservation should be cemented into the state Constitution But don’t expect top lawmakers to support the proposed constitutional amendment, which will appear as Amendment No. 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot after getting final approval this week from the Florida Department of State. Asked if he would support the amendment, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said in an email Friday that “Legislating via constitutional amendments doesn’t work in California and it won’t work here!”Meanwhile, Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, contends the amendment will shift too much land into state control.

13.
U.S. Says Russia Tested Missile, Despite Treaty

. The United States informed its NATO allies this month that Russia had tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, raising concerns about Moscow’s compliance with a landmark arms control accord. American officials believe Russia began conducting flight tests of the missile as early as 2008. Such tests are prohibited by the treaty banning medium-range missiles that was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Soviet leader at the time, and that has long been viewed as one of the bedrock accords that brought an end to the Cold War.

14.
Obama Will Take ‘Executive Action’ to Reduce Prison Population

. Congress can pass legislation giving judges more discretion in the sentencing of prisoners, but President Obama “also has the ability to take executive action” to commute the sentences of “low-level” drug offenders — and that’s just what he plans to do, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the New York State Bar Association annual meeting on Thursday.

15.
Black activists scathing response to Obama’s speech: We’re better off without you, ‘just quit’

. A group of black Chicago activists, also known as community organizers, were asked for their opinion of the Obama presidency after he delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday. Their answers, unlike those from MSNBC, were brutally honest. “We’d be better off with you cutting off your presidency right now,” Mark Carter, an activist with Voices of the Ex-Offenders (VOTE) said. “Just quit.”

16.
Hooray for ‘Irish Democracy’!

. In his excellent book, Two Cheers For Anarchism, Professor James Scott writes: “One need not have an actual conspiracy to achieve the practical effects of a conspiracy. More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called ‘Irish Democracy,’ the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people, than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs.”

17.
Former TSA agent: Your worst fears about us were true

. A former Transportation Security Administration agent has stepped forward and is offering up more information about the nation’s airline security agency, sure to send a shiver up passengers’ spines. “Dear America, I saw you naked and yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent” Jason Edward Harrington, a former TSA agent (stationed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport) turned author, titles his article in Politico Magazine.

18.
The State of Our Nation: The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms Is the Government

. What was striking about this year’s State of the Union address was not the sheer arrogance of the president’s remarks, the staged nature of the proceedings and interactions, or the predictable posturing of the rebuttals, but the extent to which the members of the various branches of government—President Obama, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the assorted government agencies—are just one big, brawling, noisy, semi-incestuous clan. Watching these bureaucrats, both elected and appointed, interact in the unguarded moments before the event, with their hugging and kissing and nudging and joking and hobnobbing and general high spirits, I was reminded anew that these people—Republicans and Democrats alike—are united in a common goal, and it is not to protect and defend the Constitution. No, as Orwell recognized in Animal Farm, their common goal is to maintain the status quo, a goal that is helped along by an unquestioning, easily mollified, corporate media.

19.
California Water Officials Cut Delivery as Drought Grows

. Officials in drought-stricken California said that for the first time in state history, they won’t be able to provide any water to contractors that supply two-thirds of the population and a million acres of farmland. The California Department of Water Resources, which earlier predicted it would supply about 5 percent of the amount requested, said today it now projects that it won’t be able to deliver any of the 4 million acre-feet of water sought by local agencies.

20.
New Legislation Passes the White House

. You’re not stuck on quaint notions like, Congress passes the laws, are you? Because there’s lots of good legislating being done in the White House and you – you are SO ungrateful – are hardly even noticing. Take the new MyRA savings account. Even I thought this might be a good idea. And it is a good idea. A GOOD IDEA FOR SUBVERTING THE CONSTITUTION. How does a president create a whole new program, one that costs cash money, without it being appropriated by Congress?

21.
Panelist at Podesta Think Tank on Common Core: ‘The Children Belong to All of Us’

. In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.”

22.
CBO: O-Care will cost 2.5M workers

. The new healthcare law will cost the nation the equivalent of 2.5 million workers in the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated in a report released Tuesday. The nonpartisan agency found the reform law’s negative effects on the economy would be “substantially larger” than what it had previously anticipated. It said the equivalent of 2.3 million workers would be lost by 2021, compared to its previous estimate of 800,000, and that 2.5 million workers would be lost by 2024. It also projected that labor force compensation would be reduced by 1 percent from 2017 to 2024 — twice its previous estimate — and that declining economic growth would add $1 trillion more to deficits.

23.
Extra deputies called, one ejected from Palm Beach County Commission meeting

. Nearly 80 people, many wearing red shirts to show solidarity and some waving tiny American flags, packed the county commission chambers Tuesday to oppose a regional planning blueprint called Seven50. The planning item was not on the agenda. But the group, which included many senior citizens, showed up under the Matters by the Public section of the meeting to urge county commissioners to reject the plan.

24.
Ray Stevens – Obama Budget Plan

. Ray Stevens is able to show how great Obama is with our money. Somehow liberals think this is a good thing.

25.
Coffeecare: The Affordable Coffee Act

. While the video above seems like it is a joke, here are the actual quotes from the healthcare.gov website:



Posted 1/31/2014

CONTENTS

1. Obama Executive Order Has Added $10.2 Billion in Costs to Economy
2. U.S. ranks behind Rwanda, Belarus, Azerbaijan in ease of creating new business, World Bank says
3. Ex-EPA official told lawmakers of project to ‘modify the DNA’ of capitalism
4. How Do the 50 States Rank in Fiscal Condition?
5. EPA to mine Twitter for tweets on diarrhea, vomiting, flu.
6. 20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown
7. Flush with surplus, Scott wants to boost funds for favored programs
8. Whistleblower: Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations
9. Schumer Suggests ‘Electoral Reform’ As Way to ‘Lessen the Grip of the Tea Party’
10. U.S. Spends $2.7M to Study Impact of TV on Area of Vietnam That Lacks Electricity
11. It’s coming! Obama panel urges voting with IPad
12. Another unreported Obama end-run around congress!
13. Political ignorance and big government
14. Too old to be given cancer treatment: NHS is ‘writing off’ patients who are over 75
15. Backdoor Amnesty: Deportation Cases Closed By ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Up Almost 70%
16. Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be Citizens’
17. Obama’s Recessional
18. NY teachers union pulls its support from Common Core, urges removal of state Ed. Chief
19. Made-in-China home appliances contain spy chips
20. Angry Birds and ‘leaky’ phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data
21. Democrats scramble to block ‘new world order’
22. Obama Pivots from His War on Nuns to Burning Down Towns with Crude Oil
23. GOP Abandons Principle With Subsidy-Filled Farm Bill
24. Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You”
25 . Falling Obama


1.
Obama Executive Order Has Added $10.2 Billion in Costs to Economy

. An executive order issued by President Barack Obama that was designed to “cut red tape” has added $10.2 billion in regulatory costs to the economy, according to a new report.

2.
U.S. ranks behind Rwanda, Belarus, Azerbaijan in ease of creating new business, World Bank says

. A new study by the World Bank and the International Finance Corp. found that the U.S. ranks well behind countries like Rwanda, Belarus and Azerbaijan in terms of how easy it is for an entrepreneur to start a new business. The U.S. did narrowly beat Uzbekistan, though. The rankings were included in the organizations’ joint study “Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses.”

3.
Ex-EPA official told lawmakers of project to ‘modify the DNA’ of capitalism

. A former high-ranking EPA official who recently was sentenced to prison for fraud told lawmakers last month that, before he left the agency, he was working on a “project” examining ways to “modify the DNA of the capitalist system.”

4.
How Do the 50 States Rank in Fiscal Condition?

. New research published by the Mercatus Center takes a look at the ability of each state to meet its obligations, both financial (such as state employee wages and pensions) and service-related (such as public safety and education), and ranks each state by its fiscal condition. Dr. Sarah Arnett weights four different indices – cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, and service-level solvency – in order to create an overall State Fiscal Condition Index. Here are some highlights from the study:

5.
EPA to mine Twitter for tweets on diarrhea, vomiting, flu.

. Showing that there is no end to what the Obama administration will spy on, the Environmental Protection Agency has developed a plan to chart the flu by mining the social website Twitter for tweets on diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and the bug.

6.
20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown

. Have you been paying attention to what has been happening in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Ukraine, Turkey and China? If you are like most Americans, you have not been. Most Americans don’t seem to really care too much about what is happening in the rest of the world, but they should. In major cities all over the globe right now, there is looting, violence, shortages of basic supplies, and runs on the banks. We are not at a “global crisis” stage yet, but things are getting worse with each passing day. For a while, I have felt that 2014 would turn out to be a major “turning point” for the global economy, and so far that is exactly what it is turning out to be. The following are 20 early warning signs that we are rapidly approaching a global economic meltdown…

7.
Flush with surplus, Scott wants to boost funds for favored programs

. In a steady leak of budget proposals this month, Gov. Rick Scott looks prepared to push for a veritable spending spree this year. Compared to his budget slashing, tea party rhetoric upon taking office in 2011, Scott’s new emphasis on spending more on transportation, tourism, job training and environmental protection projects looks less than thrifty.

8.
Whistleblower: Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations

. A whistleblower who privately informed Google four months ago that their Chrome browser had the ability to record conversations without the user’s knowledge has gone public after the tech giant failed to fix the issue.

9.
Schumer Suggests ‘Electoral Reform’ As Way to ‘Lessen the Grip of the Tea Party’

. Although the tea party’s influence is “undeniable,” it is not inevitable — and it must be crushed for the good of the nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued in a long political speech on Thursday. “They’ve won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans,” he complained

10.
U.S. Spends $2.7M to Study Impact of TV on Area of Vietnam That Lacks Electricity

. The Department of Health and Human Services is spending $2,797,979 on a study that brings television to more than a dozen remote villages in Vietnam to study its impact on their culture and reproductive behavior.

11.
It’s coming! Obama panel urges voting with IPad

. In largely unreported text, President Obama’s special commission on election reform recommended tablet computers, such as iPads, be used to cast votes. Obama’s 10-person Presidential Commission on Election Administration released its recommendations Wednesday in a 99-page document available online. Much of the media coverage of the commission’s conclusions focused on a summary of key recommendations provided by the White House.

12.
Another unreported Obama end-run around congress!

. On Jan. 9, the White House announced a presidential memorandum establishing a Quadrennial Energy Review. The announcement said the new review will focus on how to implement new energy policy for the nation’s “infrastructure for transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy.” While Obama’s Quadrennial Energy Review was widely covered by news media, largely unmentioned is that the review apparently is executive implementation of legislation that twice failed to pass.

13.
Political ignorance and big government

. There are many good and sound reasons for limiting the size of government—efficiency, effectiveness, responsiveness, cost, too many layers between officials elected to serve and those who are supposed to be served, and the burgeoning-bureaucracy syndrome. The burgeoning-bureaucracy syndrome is the tendency of a bureaucracy, once in place, to focus more on growing and staying in business than on doing the business it was established to do. Big government bureaucrats may be slow, inefficient, and uncaring in doing their jobs but they are experts at keeping their jobs. These are all good reasons for limiting the size of government, but there is another reason that gets little attention: the concept of political ignorance.

14.
Too old to be given cancer treatment: NHS is ‘writing off’ patients who are over 75

. Pensioners with cancer are being written off as too old to treat, campaigners said yesterday. They cited figures showing survival rates for British patients aged 75 and over are among the worst in Europe.

15.
Backdoor Amnesty: Deportation Cases Closed By ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Up Almost 70%

. More immigrants facing deportation in immigration courts across the nation are having their court cases closed because of Obama’s prosecutorial discretion policy, researchers at Syracuse University found. Meanwhile, the number of removal proceedings initiated in immigration courts by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has dropped since the new policy was implemented.

16.
Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be Citizens’

. Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.” “An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows,”

17.
Obama’s Recessional

. While Obama has never articulated strategic aims in the manner of Ronald Reagan or the two Bushes, it is not therefore true that there is no “Obama Doctrine.” Indeed, now that he has been in office five years, we can see an overarching common objective in otherwise baffling foreign-policy misadventures. Collate the following: large defense cuts, the president’s suspicions that he is being gamed by the military, the pullout from the anti-missile defense pact in Eastern Europe, the pressure on Israel to give new concessions to its neighbors, the sudden warming up with an increasingly Islamist Turkey, the failed reset with Russia, radical nuclear-arms-reduction talks, the abject withdrawal of all U.S. peacekeeping forces in Iraq, the timetable withdrawals in Afghanistan, the new worries of our Asian and Middle Eastern allies, the constant euphemisms on the war on terror, the stepped-up drone attacks, the lead-from-behind removal of Moammar Qaddafi, the pull away from Mubarak in Egypt, the support for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, the pink lines in Syria, the Iranian missile deal, the declaration that al-Qaeda was on the run and the war on terror essentially ending, the Benghazi cover-up, and on and on.

18.
NY teachers union pulls its support from Common Core, urges removal of state Ed. Chief
– B.M.G.
. The Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers, a union with more than 600,000 members, has approved a resolution that withdraws its earlier support for the Common Core State Standards ”as implemented and interpreted” by the New York Education Department. It also declares ”no confidence” in the policies of State Education Commissioner John King and calls for a three-year moratorium on high-stakes consequences from standardized testing.

19.
Made-in-China home appliances contain spy chips

. Those cheap made-in-China home appliances you bought from Walmart, like electric irons and tea kettles, may contain computer chips that will infect your computer with viruses. The BBC News reports that Rossiya 24, the Russian state-owned TV channel, showed footage of a technician opening up an iron included in a batch of Chinese imports to find a “spy chip” with “a little microphone”.

20.
Angry Birds and ‘leaky’ phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

. The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of “leaky” smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds game, that transmit users’ private information across the internet, according to top secret documents.

21.
Democrats scramble to block ‘new world order’

. Powerful groups in the Democratic Party base are organizing to oppose “fast track” authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping free-trade agreement the Obama administration is ready to push through Congress. an impressive group of 564 political analysts from labor, environmental, family-farm and community organizations sent Obama a strongly worded letter to the White House arguing that pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, undermines the president’s message on income inequality.

22.
Obama Pivots from His War on Nuns to Burning Down Towns with Crude Oil

. This is an administration that would rather have freight trains full of crude oil derailing in Midwestern towns, while burning barrels of crude force residents to evacuate, than approve the job creation measure known as the XL Pipeline. The pipeline would transport oil less expensively, more safely and help fuel the ongoing energy revolution that the administration is pretending isn’t happening.

23.
GOP Abandons Principle With Subsidy-Filled Farm Bill

. Former Indiana congressman (and now state governor) Mike Pence used to quip that he was 99% capitalist but 1% socialist, and that turns socialist “when it comes time to vote on a farm bill.” At least he was honest. Just what is it about farm bills that make Republicans abandon their principles of limited government and fiscal restraint? The sad answer: Farm bills are classic examples of Republican pork delivered to their own voters.

24.
Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You”

. Gale Leach singing during the 2008 Sun City Grand Celebration of Music. Enjoy

25 .
Falling Obama
– B.M.G.
. This is therapeutic…would make a great screen saver. If he gets stuck between the balls, click and drag him til he is moving and falling again, like he is in all the polls.



Posted 1/29/2014

8 RULES FOR RADICALS BY SAUL ALINSKY

CONTENTS

8 RULES FOR RADICALS BY SAUL ALINSKY


REFERENCE

Compare the rules defined by Alinsky with recent American government activity.

LOOKS LIKE THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION IS WELL ON ITS WAY TO SUCCESS FOR A SOCIAL STATE RUN BY PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS!

Saul Alinsky (1909-1972) was born in Chicago and was drawn into the world of Chicago gangsters in the 1930s. He held society responsible for creating criminals because criminality was a result of social environment (particularly the system of private property and individual rights), not a character problem. He believed a revolutionary’s purpose should be to undermine society by taking power from the Haves and giving it to the Have-nots. To accomplish this, the ends justify the means, without exception. Since his book, Rules for Radicals, was published in 1971, it has served as an effective recipe to change our country in ways we would have never expected.

How to Create a Social State, by Saul Alinsky

There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

We expect that you can all find examples of Alinsky’s success in recent developments in our country.



Posted 1/24/2014

CONTENTS

1. Holder Shakes Down ‘Racist’ Banks For Nearly $1 Bil
2. Tax Dollars Funding The Promotion Of Food Stamps To Illegal Immigrants
3. UN climate chief declares communism best for fighting global warming
4. Why Obama Won’t Admit Fukushima Radiation is Poisoning Americans…Connecting the Dots
5. Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?
6. Obama crowns himself king
7. NSA collects millions of text messages globally: Guardian
8. EPA chief unable to say if the world has gotten warmer
9. Think Tank: “Extraordinary Crisis” Needed to Preserve “New World Order”
10. Seven Devastating Economic Facts
11. Obama Administration under Fire For Allegedly Smuggling Illegal Immigrants’ Kids
12. Federal Government Has Declared War On Work
13. States have $5 trillion in debts taxpayers will have to pay
14. Omnibus Budget Bill Cuts Funding For Jailing Illegal Alien Criminals
15. Foreign leaders openly scorn US President Obama
16. Teachers ‘instructed’ to teach ‘all right wing extremist groups’ are fascist
17. DHS Gave Muslim Brotherhood VIP Treatment, No TSA Pat Downs
18. New Trendy RFID Bracelets Will Track Your Child’s Every Move
19. Federal appeals court says bloggers have same 1st Amendment rights as journalists
20. Food Stamps: The Ultimate In Buying Votes
21. Indiana Makes Move to Nullify Obamacare
22. Report: Obama can advance climate agenda without Congress
23. Fed’s Dirty Little Secret: “The Gold Isn’t There… Exists as Paper IOU’s”
24. Congress Promotes Foreign Jobs
25. Wall Street adviser: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, ‘misery index’ worst in 40 years


1.
Holder Shakes Down ‘Racist’ Banks For Nearly $1 Bil

.  Attorney General Eric Holder has opened up a new front against car lenders and has forged an alliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to frame them for racism, too.We don’t use the term “frame” capriciously, certainly not like Holder uses the charge of racism.

2.
Tax Dollars Funding The Promotion Of Food Stamps To Illegal Immigrants

.  President Obama’s Department Of Agriculture (USDA) continues to spend tax money to promote food stamps to illegal immigrants living in and entering the United States. The government agency has done this for over a decade despite the fact that federal law requires individuals entering the US to be financially independent.

3.
UN climate chief declares communism best for fighting global warming

.  United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model.

4.
Why Obama Won’t Admit Fukushima Radiation is Poisoning Americans…Connecting the Dots

.  I suggest that the United States government know only too well that the West Coast is polluted with radiation and that the situation is getting worse by the day. I suggest that the United States government and General Electric knew that Fukushima was a disaster waiting to happen, and they did nothing to prevent it. I suggest that they know that the many of nuclear reactors in the United States are also prone to catastrophic meltdown, and they are doing nothing about it.

5.
Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

.  Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented.  Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place.

6.
Obama crowns himself king

.  President Lucifer has been behaving like a king, unchecked and unbalanced by other supposedly democratic institutions (like Congress, the Supreme Court, and the “free” press) in our supposed republic. But now he’s made it official. The Associated Press reports that yesterday, Jan. 15, 2014, Obama arrogantly and peremptorily told Democrats, “I’ll act with or without Congress”:

7.
NSA collects millions of text messages globally: Guardian

.  The U.S. National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. Code-named “Dishfire,” the NSA program collects “pretty much everything it can,” the Guardian said, citing a joint investigation with the UK’s Channel 4 News based on material from fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

8.
EPA chief unable to say if the world has gotten warmer

.  Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy wasn’t able to definitively say whether the world has gotten warmer in Senate testimony. Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions asked McCarthy to confirm a statement made by President Obama last year that global temperatures were increasing faster in the last five or ten years than climate scientists had predicted. McCarthy couldn’t answer the question, saying that she only repeats what the climate scientists tell her. Sessions was not satisfied with her response.

9.
Think Tank: “Extraordinary Crisis” Needed to Preserve “New World Order”

.  Writing for the Atlantic Council, a prominent think tank based in Washington DC, Harlan K. Ullman warns that an “extraordinary crisis” is needed to preserve the “new world order,” which is under threat of being derailed by non-state actors like Edward Snowden. In an article entitled War on Terror Is not the Only Threat, Ullman asserts that, “tectonic changes are reshaping the international geostrategic system,” arguing that it’s not military superpowers like China but “non-state actors” like Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and anonymous hackers who pose the biggest threat to the “365 year-old Westphalian system” because they are encouraging individuals to become self-empowered, eviscerating state control. “Very few have taken note and fewer have acted on this realization,” notes Ullman, lamenting that “information revolution and instantaneous global communications” are thwarting the “new world order” announced by U.S. President George H.W. Bush more than two decades ago.

10.
Seven Devastating Economic Facts

.  U.S. economic conditions in 2014 continue to languish, as millions of Americans remain jobless. Seven economic facts underscore America’s increasingly dire economic outlook.

11.
Obama Administration Under Fire For Allegedly Smuggling Illegal Immigrants’ Kids

.  Last month, a federal judge in Texas, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, stated that immigration agents were catching smugglers trying to bring children of illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, and then the immigration agents were delivering the children to their parents. Hanen said the actions of the agents aided human traffickers and the drug cartels.

12.
Federal Government Has Declared War On Work

.  The government increasingly is using its coercive powers to punish people who want to work, creating a vast class of able-bodied Americans dependent on the government — and politicians — for their daily bread.

13.
States have $5 trillion in debts taxpayers will have to pay

.  A new report released this week says state governments have more than $5.1 trillion in debt, largely because of pension obligations to former and current state employees, which states now lack the assets to pay off.

14.
Omnibus Budget Bill Cuts Funding For Jailing Illegal Alien Criminals

.  “A massive 2014 federal spending bill passed this week by Congress would cut nearly $60 million–or about 25 percent–from a federal program that reimburses states and local governments for the cost of incarcerating undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes,” the Arizona Republic’s Erin Kelly wrote.

15.
Foreign leaders openly scorn US President Obama

.  Along with his plummeting approval ratings in the United States (a new Gallup Poll low of 39% approval vs. 53% disapproval), those outside of America also are increasingly disenthralled. More seriously, leaders of other countries have begun openly mocking Obama and his administration and, by extension, the United States.

16.
Teachers ‘instructed’ to teach ‘all right wing extremist groups’ are fascist

.  Hillsdale professor Terrence Moore, author of  “Story Killers: A Common Sense Case Against Common Core,”  exposed some of the more distressing aspects of the controversial Common Core education standards program, saying that all teachers must tell young students that all right-wing groups are fascist.

17.
DHS Gave Muslim Brotherhood VIP Treatment, No TSA Pat Downs

.  A newly released document obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request confirms that the State Department ordered the Department of Homeland Security to spare members of the Muslim Brotherhood traveling to the US in 2012 a TSA pat down or any kind of secondary screening.

18.
New Trendy RFID Bracelets Will Track Your Child’s Every Move

.  Because we’re living in that oh-so-trendy technocratic age where everything needs to be traced and tracked, why not chip your children with a trendy new RFID bracelet?

19.
Federal appeals court says bloggers have same 1st Amendment rights as journalists

.  A federal appeals court ruled that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages.

20.
Food Stamps: The Ultimate In Buying Votes

.  The epitome of a government entitlement program that is out of control is the Food Stamp program.  When Barack Obama was first elected president, one in ten Americans received food stamps.  Today the number is one in seven, and it is rapidly increasing. In spite of improvements to the economy—such as they are—the number of people receiving food stamps is going up when it should be coming down. The reason for this anomaly is simple: the Obama administration and its minions in Congress are doing everything in their power to increase the size of the food stamp rolls.

21.
Indiana Makes Move to Nullify Obamacare

.  So far we’ve seen several states push forward legislation to nullify the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Among those are Oklahoma, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Following the filing of a lawsuit by Indiana school districts in October, Indiana has introduced legislation to nullify the monstrous healthcare law.

22.
Report: Obama can advance climate agenda without Congress

.  Despite meeting fierce opposition from the GOP in 2013, a group of clean energy experts, business leaders and former government officials believe President Obama’s climate agenda has been and will continue to be successful in the coming year. Obama can advance key measures in the battle against climate change with or without Congress, according to a report released Tuesday — spearheaded by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.

23.
Fed’s Dirty Little Secret: “The Gold Isn’t There… Exists as Paper IOU’s”

.  The assumption by global depositors who have entrusted their national savings with the Federal Reserve and US Government has always been that when they request to repatriate their holdings the Fed would simply open the vault, access said assets and ship them back to where they belong. That’s exactly what Germany expected would happen last year when the country requested that the Federal Reserve return about one-fifth of their gold reserves. But that’s when things got really dicey. The Fed announced that Germany’s gold would be returned… but it would take seven years to get back home.

24.
Congress Promotes Foreign Jobs
– B.M.G.
.  Congress is about to consider a massive attack on the U.S. Constitution, on the constitutional powers of Congress and the 50 states, and on U.S. sovereignty. This attack is marketed to the public as “free trade,” but it is really a devious plan to make us kowtow to international tribunals under the pretense of “harmonizing” our laws with global trade. This plan was hatched and worked out in secret, and even members of Congress were denied access to the negotiations and documents. President Barack Obama was obviously lying when he boasted that his is “the most transparent administration in history.” The formal titles of this upcoming travesty are the two trade treaties called the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. hahaThey are cozily wrapped in a Richard Nixon-era procedure known as Fast Track, which authorizes the president to make foreign deals in secret, and then demand that Congress take a quick vote approving many thousands of pages without debate or amendment.

25.
Wall Street adviser: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, ‘misery index’ worst in 40 years

.  Don’t believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud. In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government.



Posted 1/17/2014

CONTENTS

1. Federal law says you can opt out of Obamace, and you cannot be penalized if you do
2. DOJ Wants to Know ‘Race, Sex, Disability, Age and English-Learner Status’ of Misbehaving Students
3. EPA overrides Congress, hands over town to Indian tribes
4. Florida Police Have a New Toy: “If you see my SWAT team roll up in this, it’s over, so just give up”
5. Fukushima failure: Decontamination system stops functioning
6. Florida Breaks into Top 10 Nationally in K-12 Student Achievement
7. Members of Congress Won’t Read This Bill
8. Dem senator intimidated state officials to cook books on Obamacare numbers
9. How Bad Is Obama’s Jobs Record? Let’s Count the Ways
10. Debate over Minimum Wage Hike Is Obscured By Myths
11. Carrier Pigeons Eyed As Way to Foil Hackers, Government Snoops
12. 504 Documented Examples of Obama’s Lies, Law-breaking, Corruption, and Cronyism
13. Ford Vice President Publicly Admits They Know Everything You Do In Your Car
14. House Democrats: Climate Change Turns Women into Prostitutes
15. Boehner Twisting Arms For Amnesty Votes… He Must be Stopped
16. IRS about to quietly adopt new rules that will legally muzzle tea party groups
17. Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping Obamacare
18. The Future of Charter Schools: Politics Vs. Education
19. This Is Not a Ranking We Should Be Proud Of
20. US government struck deal with Mexican drug cartel in exchange for info – report
21. Obama plot: black out ‘40% of U.S. Power supply’
22. Obama on Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’
23. An FBI Just As Tainted And Untrustworthy As The IRS
24. Court ruling overturns Net Neutrality, threatens online access, experts warn
25. Mr. Scam Man – B.M.G.


1.
Federal law says you can opt out of Obamace, and you cannot be penalized if you do

. Ever heard of a federal law 42 USC § 18115: Freedom Not to Participate in Federal Health Insurance Programs? This is how Cornell University Law School’s website describes 42 USC § 18115: No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs. The website further explains that the Act referred to in 42 USC § 18115 is Obamacare:

2.
DOJ Wants to Know ‘Race, Sex, Disability, Age and English-Learner Status’ of Misbehaving Students

. (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration, concerned that “zero tolerance” policies are sending too many students to court instead of the principal’s office, on Wednesday urged schools to back off — particularly in the case of minority students and other federally protected groups. While the guidance is “voluntary,” it encourages schools to set up a “recordkeeping system” that tracks demographic information on misbehaving students, including their “race, sex, disability, age and English-learner status” along with the infraction, the discipline imposed, who imposed it.

3.
EPA overrides Congress, hands over town to Indian tribes

. Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were members of the Wind River tribes — after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and angering state officials.

4.
Florida Police Have a New Toy: “If you see my SWAT team roll up in this, it’s over, so just give up”

. A Florida police department has a new toy – a U.S. military surplus battle wagon. The six wheel, 30-ton armored Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (or MRAP) is in “lightly used condition” and only has 5,000 miles on it. It is worth $700,000, but the department got it for $2,000. What a deal! Fort Pierce Police Chief Sean Baldwin told WPTV that he hopes the vehicle remains parked:

5.
Fukushima failure: Decontamination system stops functioning

. The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has stopped using its systems to decontaminate radioactive water at the facility, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

6.
Florida Breaks into Top 10 Nationally in K-12 Student Achievement

. Florida is making its mark — and making improvements — in K-12 student achievement, according to the 2014 Quality Counts report released Thursday by Education Week. Florida improved its national K-12 achievement ranking to 7th in the country, an increase from 12th last year.

7.
Members of Congress Won’t Read This Bill

. Any day now, Congress is likely to release the trillion-dollar Trojan horse that is the spending bill for 2014. It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be rushed. And few members of Congress (if any) are going to read it all. Government budgeting isn’t supposed to be done this way. It takes 12 spending bills to fund the entire government. But in an omnibus—the type of bill experts are expecting—Congress throws all of those together and just votes once on the whole thing.

8.
Dem senator intimidated state officials to cook books on Obamacare numbers

. In an effort to make the rollout of Obamacare less of a disaster than it was, a U.S. Senator pressured his state insurance division to either fudge the number of people who lost their insurance after the rollout, or to redefine the term “cancellation.”

9.
How Bad Is Obama’s Jobs Record? Let’s Count the Ways

. December’s disappointing job numbers came in below expectations, again dampening hopes for sustained economic growth. But the latest data just scratch the surface of Obama’s dismal failure on jobs.

10.
Debate over Minimum Wage Hike Is Obscured By Myths

. Most people who earn the minimum wage or slightly more are the only earners in their households and therefore are poor, right? And so, if the federal government or state governments raise the minimum wage, that will be a nicely targeted way of helping poor people, right? Well, no. Wrong on both counts. Most workers earning at or close to the minimum wage are not the sole earners in a household, and most of them are not in poor households.

11.
Carrier Pigeons Eyed As Way to Foil Hackers, Government Snoops

. Internet security breaches and government surveillance is reviving interest in the use of carrier pigeons to circumvent hackers and snoops. There’s plenty of historical precedence for “pigeonets.” The ancient Egyptians were the first to train pigeons to relay messages as far back as 2900 B.C., and Julius Caesar used them to communicate over his far-flung empire.

12.
504 Documented Examples of Obama’s Lies, Law-breaking, Corruption, and Cronyism

. Editor’s Note: Our previous article from Dan, citing 252 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, etc., has been updated to 504 documented examples. The update is below.

13.
Ford Vice President Publicly Admits They Know Everything You Do In Your Car

. If you own a new Ford you are being monitored, you are being tracked, and all that data is stored every time you use you vehicle. This was the stunning admission made by Ford vice president Jim Farley at the CES electronic trade show in Las Vegas.

14.
House Democrats: Climate Change Turns Women into Prostitutes

. The Democratic party has found a new consequence of climate change: prostitution. Rep. Barbara Lee and twelve other House Democrats issued a resolution stating that climate change can cause food and water shortages, which could lead impoverished women to turn to prostitution as a means of income:

15.
Boehner Twisting Arms For Amnesty Votes… He Must be Stopped

. It’s Now Official: GOP Leaders Are Pushing House Republicans To Move Full Steam Ahead On Amnesty For Millions Of Illegal Aliens. International just reported that during a recent “closed door” meeting, Speaker John Boehner instructed House Republicans that “a Republican plan for immigration reform is in development.” Boehner warned that the “issue was one that would not go away.” And several sources are indicating that the House GOP plan WILL in fact include AMNESTY for millions of illegal aliens.

16.
IRS about to quietly adopt new rules that will legally muzzle tea party groups

. The IRS has proposed new rules for 501(c)(4) organizations that strike at the the heart of the tea party’s very existence — political activism. The rules propose “regulations that provide guidance to tax-exempt social welfare organizations on political activities related to candidates that will not be considered to promote social welfare,” according to a document detailing the suggested changes.

17.
Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping Obamacare

. Robert Laszewski—a prominent consultant to health insurance companies—recently wrote in a remarkably candid blog post that, while Obamacare is almost certain to cause insurance costs to skyrocket even higher than it already has, “insurers won’t be losing a lot of sleep over it.” How can this be? Because insurance companies won’t bear the cost of their own losses—at least not more than about a quarter of them. The other three-quarters will be borne by American taxpayers.

18.
The Future of Charter Schools: Politics Vs. Education

. When the state of Louisiana decided to greatly expand the number of schools available to students by parental choice, rather than by the rigidities of the usual public school system, Holder’s Justice Department objected on grounds that this was at cross-purposes with the federal government’s racial integration goals for the schools.

19.
This Is Not a Ranking We Should Be Proud Of

. The 20th anniversary edition of the Index of Economic Freedom reveals that the United States has dropped out of the top 10 freest economies in the world. When President Obama took office, the U.S. was ranked 6th. Now it is 12th.

20.
US government struck deal with Mexican drug cartel in exchange for info – report

. Between 2000 and 2012, the US government had a deal with Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa that allowed the group to smuggle billion of dollars of drugs in return for information on its rival cartels, according to court documents published by El Universal.

21.
Obama plot: black out ‘40% of U.S. Power supply’

. A new Environmental Protection Agency rule on power plants requires a massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and threatens to block any new coal-fired energy facilities because they cannot hope to meet the new standards without using unproven and cost-prohibitive technology.

22.
Obama on Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

. “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said Tuesday as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year.

23.
An FBI Just As Tainted And Untrustworthy As The IRS

. The FBI says it won’t prosecute anyone at the IRS for its admitted targeting of the president’s political foes. This just as the agency claims the law is no longer its main mission. So it’s a political goon squad now.

24.
Court ruling overturns Net Neutrality, threatens online access, experts warn

. Thanks for watching that YouTube video! That will be 50 cents, please. Sound unrealistic? It’s actually a distinct possibility, after a Federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an FCC ruling meant to prevent an Internet service provider — the company you pay for online access — from prioritizing some website traffic over others. And because that rule was wiped off the books, those ISPs are suddenly able to do just that. With service providers suddenly able to charge based on the type of content you watch or the sites you visit, it’s easy to imagine a system like that of today’s cable television market. Want HBO? It’s an extra $5. Want our streaming video package, with YouTube, Hulu, TV.com, and more? That’s $5 too.

25.
Mr. Scam Man
– B.M.G.



Posted 1/10/2014

CONTENTS

1.
More New Taxes and Fees: How You’ll Pay for Obamacare in 2014

2.
Wasserman Schultz Anti-Tea Party New Year’s Resolution

3.
John Roberts, $6 Million Man, Laments Judiciary’s Lack of Funding

4.
Canada’s Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity – B.M.G.

5.
Uprising as Obama plans to skirt congress on ‘new world order’

6.
A Sleeping Giant: The Hidden Side Effect of Medicaid

7.
We Are Not SUBJECTS (and Other Observations About Obamacare)

8.
Taxpayers Losers In Fiat-Chrysler Deal

9.
Obama’s Presidency Sinking In Sea Of Misstatements, Fibs and Hoaxes

10.
As Big Government Gets Bigger, Voters Know Much Less

11.
California court permits undocumented immigrant to practice law in unprecedented ruling

12.
OSHA assailed for regulatory ‘overreach’ on family farms

13.
FL Legislators Propose Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana

14.
Fifty States of Obamacare Confusion, Stress, and Aggravation

15.
New Insurance Era Begins in Florida

16.
Obamacare won’t even let policy holders automatically update their health insurance to include a new BABY

17.
‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’: Obamacare confusion reigns as frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment

18.
U.S. Spent $7.45 B in 3 Years Helping Other Countries Deal With ‘Climate Change’

19.
Bill Whittle: “Let’s Run These Marxists into the River”

20.
The Conscience of Capitalism Is Honesty

21.
Judicial Watch’s Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians Of 2013

22.
Where Lawmakers Can Cut from the Omnibus Spending Bill and Save Taxpayers Money

23.
11 Nasty Trends That Will Test America’s Resilience

24.
Congress Should Revoke ObamaCare’s Hidden Bailouts For Insurers

25.
What You Need to Know About the Left’s Big Issue for 2014

26.
The Tea Party is an attitude, and establishment Republicans can’t squash it
– B.M.G.
27.
White House ‘We the People’ petitions unanswered two years later

28.
Government SWAT Teams Target “Rugged Individuals” Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity

29.
EPA unveils new furnace, boiler standards

30.
Say It With Shrubs? EPA Wants You to Love the Earth on Valentine’s Day

31.
Uncle Sam’s New Year’s Binge: Borrows $1,088 Per Household in 1 Day

32.
University developing technology to vote on your tablet, smartphone

33.
The Truth is Far Worse than Any of Us Care to Admit

34.
Dudley: Unclear exactly how Fed bond buying works

35.
Portion control — how the government plans to dictate what’s on your dinner table in 2014

36.
5 Ways the Liberal Obsession With Income Inequality Hurts the Poor

37.
Strategists to Republicans: Restrain yourselves on debt-ceiling negotiations

38.
USDA-Approved Agent Orange: It’s Coming to a Farm near You

39.
Muslim Cannibalism: Jewish Soldiers Lynched and Thrown to Blood Thirsty Masses Who Ripped Them Apart and Ate Their Organs

40.
Singer Charlie Daniels: Only people with guts to face down Obama is a group of nuns

41.
Coercing Conformity

42.
Putting Judges in Charge of National Security

43.
The Consequences of A Lawless President

44.
Funny money: How student loan profits make Obamacare look good

45.
Nearly Two Thirds of 2013 Government Waste, Fraud Came From HHS

46.
The Federal Reserve is Hiring Lots of New Armed Police Officers

47.
IMF Paper: Debt-Ridden Western Nations May Resort to ‘Financial Repression’

48.
Executive Order: ‘Excessively High Temperatures’ ‘Already’ Harming Public Health

49.
Government Intrudes Into Virtually Every Aspect of Our Lives

50.
The Most Dangerous Secret Treaty In Human History – The Trans Pacific Partnership

51.
Of All The Left’s Big Lies, ‘Trickle Down’ May Be The Biggest

52.
Obamacare Puts Down Roots for the Long Haul

53.
Happy birthday Michelle from all of US! Taxpayers foot the bill for First Lady’s extended Hawaiian vacation… so she can celebrate her 50th in Oprah’s Maui home

54.
IRS chief says may face budget crunch on Obamacare rollout

55.
GOP Leadership: Benghazi Victims’ Families ‘Absurd And Inaccurate’ In Select Committee Demand

56.
Ten freshman governors who have shrunk their states’ bureaucracies

57.
Ex-DARPA Head Wants You to Swallow ID Microchips

58.
Fukishima fall-out fears as DOUBLE the normal amount of radiation is found in Missouri snow and San Francisco beach busts safety levels prompting investigation

59.
Medical Marijuana Petition Nears 1 Million Signatures

60.
Obama to Be ‘President’ Even When Term Ends

61.
Obama: False Hope, False Messiah


1.
More New Taxes and Fees: How You’ll Pay for Obamacare in 2014

. Obamacare contains 18 specific tax hikes, mandates, or penalties that cost Americans money, and three new ones take effect in 2014. This is only the beginning—watch how two of these taxes get worse in the years to come.

2.
Wasserman Schultz Anti-Tea Party New Year’s Resolution

. As far as New Year’s resolutions go, Congresswoman Debbie Wassserman Schultz (D) has openly stated the funniest, yet disturbing resolution of them all. Her resolution is disturbing because of its sheer blind ignorance, but could, and probably will be the basis of the Republican line of attack moving into this year mid-term elections.

3.
John Roberts, $6 Million Man, Laments Judiciary’s Lack of Funding

. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who used his authority to permit the implementation of Obamacare, robbing Americans of their freedom and their money, used his end-of-the-year report to lament the effect of sequestration on the judicial system.

4.
Canada’s Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity – B.M.G.

. 10) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund-raising event. …

5.
Uprising as Obama plans to skirt congress on ‘new world order’

. Very quietly, opposition is building on the Internet to oppose legislation that may be introduced as soon as Jan. 8. The measure would grant President Obama what is known as “fast track authority” to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership with limited debate and no opportunity to propose amendments. The international trade agreement, negotiated largely in secret by the Obama administration, is regarded by globalist free traders as a cornerstone of the emerging “New World Order.”

6.
A Sleeping Giant: The Hidden Side Effect of Medicaid

. As Medicaid enrollments increase due to people signing up for Obamacare there is a little known consequence lurking and the public will be caught unaware and unprepared. It is a sleeping giant called MERP. Do you know what the Federal MERP laws are and how they can affect you and those around you? The Federal Medicaid laws which are in effect in most states require each state to have a Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (MERP).

7.
We Are Not SUBJECTS (and Other Observations About Obamacare)

. The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.

8.
Taxpayers Losers In Fiat-Chrysler Deal

. Italian carmaker Fiat is going to buy the rest of Chrysler it doesn’t already own. Is this what U.S. taxpayers bought when they were forced to keep the Big Three automaker alive? Fiat said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire “the 41.4616% of Chrysler Group” that it does not currently hold. A day later Reuters reported that Fiat will now “gain full control of Chrysler” after a previous deal engineered by the Obama administration that let Fiat acquire a 58.5% stake in the soon-to-be-former Big Three automaker. The final shares will be sold by a United Auto Workers union-controlled trust fund, which was given its stake after the White House stepped into the process. The deal is expected to close by the end of January. But it won’t end for U.S. taxpayers, who have already lost $10 billion on the General Motors bailout and will continue to lose money in future bailouts until Washington’s klepto culture is changed by the ballot box.

9.
Obama’s Presidency Sinking In Sea Of Misstatements, Fibs and Hoaxes

. Lots of things that should have happened in 2013 did not. We were supposed to have long ago reached “peak oil” and an age of always-higher gas prices. Wind and solar power — and a reduced lifestyle — were our dismal future. But someone or something did not cooperate with gloomy government predictions. After all the failed subsidized green companies, the postponement of the Keystone Pipeline, the radical restrictions of new gas and oil leasing on federal lands, and the promises for radical climate-change legislation curtailing carbon energy use, the United States nevertheless seems awash in old energy.

10.
As Big Government Gets Bigger, Voters Know Much Less

. It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Nevertheless, many voters’ paucity of information about politics and government, although arguably rational, raises awkward questions about concepts central to democratic theory, including consent, representation, public opinion, electoral mandates and officials’ accountability.

11.
California court permits undocumented immigrant to practice law in unprecedented ruling

. The California Supreme Court has ruled that an undocumented Mexican immigrant should be authorized to the State Bar and practice law, a decision already hailed as a major victory for immigrants trying to win more rights in the US. The court ruled unanimously in favor of Sergio Garcia, who can now begin practicing law immediately despite his status as a non-US citizen. He had challenged a 1996 federal law meant to prohibit people living in the US illegally from being granted a professional license from federal agencies.

12.
OSHA assailed for regulatory ‘overreach’ on family farms

. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) decision to enforce regulations on certain small farms amounts to “blatant overreach” that unfairly targets small farmers, a pair of Senate Republicans argues. For decades, Congress has inserted language in appropriations bills prohibiting OSHA – an arm of the Labor Department – from enforcing provisions of the 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Act at farming operations with 10 or fewer employees. But in recent months, the agency has begun issuing thousands of dollars in fines under the statute, saying that it has jurisdiction over non-farming operations – including grain storage – on farms, the lawmakers said.

13.
FL Legislators Propose Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana

. It appears that children suffering from chronic seizures could gain legal access to medical marijuana in an oral form under a landmark bi-partisan legislation co- sponsored by Democrat State Representative Katie Edwards and Republican State Representative .Matt Gaetz. This form of marijuana doesn’t get you high, but provides relief to kids with serious medical problems in other states.

14.
Fifty States of Obamacare Confusion, Stress, and Aggravation

. No matter where you live in the United States, Obamacare is causing headaches, stress, and aggravation for someone near you.

15.
New Insurance Era Begins in Florida

. Quiet relief is what a Santa Rosa Beach couple, artist David Hart and his wife Karen, a marketing consultant, are yearning for. As the Washington Post reported on Sunday, the Harts signed up for a plan through the federal Marketplace and paid by phone on Dec. 19. But they got worried when the check to Florida Blue hadn’t been cashed by Dec. 27, and began making calls. On Wednesday, Karen Hart told Health News Florida that their problem has not yet been resolved. Their application shows up as complete and paid on Healthcare.gov, she said, and they even have a payment confirmation number, but they haven’t been able to get Florida Blue to fix the problem. “We’re now stuck in the middle,” Karen Hart says. “It’s been an absolute nightmare.”

16.
Obamacare won’t even let policy holders automatically update their health insurance to include a new BABY

. The problem stems from the HealthCare.gov website being unable to handle such requests. Such changes affect financial assistance available under the law, so the government has to be involved

17.
‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’: Obamacare confusion reigns as frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment

. Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can’t determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect. Patients in a close-in DC suburb who think they’ve signed up for new insurance plans are struggling to show their December enrollments are in force, and health care administrators aren’t taking their word for it. In place of quick service and painless billing, these Virginians are now facing the threat of sticker-shock that comes with bills they can’t afford.

18.
U.S. Spent $7.45 B in 3 Years Helping Other Countries Deal With ‘Climate Change’

. American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012, according to a federal government report submitted to the United Nations on a subject that Secretary of State John Kerry described as “a truly life-and-death challenge.”

19.
Bill Whittle: “Let’s Run These Marxists into the River”

. Social Proof, used to be called ‘Peer-pressure,’ is essentially a type of mob mentality that convinces people to go along with the herd. President Obama is really President Social Proof–he convinced a slew of voters that to question him was to be racist. Now, several voices are crying out that the Emperor…President…is wearing no clothes, and all that’s left to do is run the hollow people into the river.

20.
The Conscience of Capitalism Is Honesty

. Although not spelled out in any rulebook regarding Capitalism, fundamental honesty, the most outspoken virtue of American culture, was its conscience, and it remains the basis of all true capitalist enterprise. The honesty of the system is kept in check by competition, which is also a fundamental part of American Capitalism. But that earlier understanding of American Capitalism has gradually eroded. What was once a virtue is now often scoffed at with such expressions as, “nice guys finish last.” With the rampant excesses of corporate raiding, with government interference in regulation and corporate welfare which enables certain businesses to flourish in an atmosphere of government favoritism, the natural enzymes of honest Capitalism have diminished.

21.
Judicial Watch’s Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians Of 2013

. Judicial Watch (JW) has released its list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2013, and it’s bipartisan in nature.

22.
Where Lawmakers Can Cut from the Omnibus Spending Bill and Save Taxpayers Money

. Lawmakers are adding the final touches to a gigantic $1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill that they are expected to release next week. The bill would spend vastly more than allowed under the sequestration spending caps.

23.
11 Nasty Trends That Will Test America’s Resilience

. Five years into the Obama presidency, the economy is grossly underperforming. Contrary to the dominant media narrative, it’s not bad luck or the financial crisis to blame, but bad policies — from the $860 billion “stimulus” that didn’t stimulate to the Dodd-Frank financial reform that killed lending. Last year was a challenging one for entrepreneurs and other productive Americans. No fewer than 13 new taxes were put into place. Big government now consumes one of every four dollars of our GDP and is getting bigger. Entering 2014, we face problems, including taxes and spending, that neither the White House nor Congress is addressing. In the following charts, we look at a few of the more alarming and intractable ones.

24.
Congress Should Revoke ObamaCare’s Hidden Bailouts For Insurers

. First order of business for the returning Congress: The No Bailout for Insurance Companies Act of 2014. Make it one line long: “Sections 1341 and 1342 of the Affordable Care Act are hereby repealed.” End of bill. End of bailout. End of story. Why do we need it? On Dec. 18, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers was asked what was the administration’s Plan B if, because of adverse selection (enrolling too few young and healthies), the insurance companies face financial difficulty. Jason Furman wouldn’t bite. “There’s a Plan A,” he replied. Enroll the young. But of course there’s a Plan B. It’s a government bailout.

25.
What You Need to Know About the Left’s Big Issue for 2014

. Do a Google News search for “income inequality” and it will remove any doubt that this is already the political issue of 2014. The left has been gearing up for months. The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been making it a centerpiece of his speeches. Get ready to hear about “fairness”—because some people make more money than others, and this isn’t fair. How can you sit by and watch this happen? What is the government going to do about it?

26.
The Tea Party is an attitude, and establishment Republicans can’t squash it
– B.M.G.
. Establishment Republicans have to get off the idea that they can squash the Tea Party. Scott Reed, who was Bob Dole’s campaign manager when he ran for president, now works for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is putting lots of money into establishment-type Republican candidates. But here is the reason they can’t squash the Tea Party. The Tea Party is an attitude – an attitude of the working class that goes against the political class. The Tea Party’s attitude says live within your means and stop taking away our liberties. The political class is just the opposite. They want to settle for what they can get, like this last budget they want along with. They’re more worried about being blamed for stuff than they are accomplishing stuff.

27.
White House ‘We the People’ petitions unanswered two years later

. The Obama administration has touted the White House website’s ‘We the People’ section as a powerful platform for the American public to petition their government. According to a new report, however, those solicitations are all too rarely acknowledged.

28.
Government SWAT Teams Target “Rugged Individuals” Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity

. The dream of many Americans is to get out of the hustle and bustle of the daily city grind. And what better dream to have then to move your family outside of city limits to the countryside so that you can grow your own food, produce your own electricity with solar power, and live outside the purview of an ever expanding government apparatus?

29.
EPA unveils new furnace, boiler standards

. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards Friday for harmful emissions from new woodstoves and heaters, saying the rules could yield as much as $2.4 billion in annual public health benefits.

30.
Say It With Shrubs? EPA Wants You to Love the Earth on Valentine’s Day

. Why say it with flowers, when you could send your love a shrub? On one of the busiest days of the year for florists, the EPA says Americans should consider buying long-lasting silk flowers, potted plants, or live bushes, shrubs, or trees that can be planted in the spring.

31.
Uncle Sam’s New Year’s Binge: Borrows $1,088 Per Household in 1 Day

. Uncle Sam—AKA the federal government—went on a New Year’s Eve binge, adding a net of $125,202,709,546.99 to its total debt in just the one day of Dec. 31, 2013, according to the U.S. Treasury. That equals approximately $1,088.60 for each of the 115,013,000 households the Census Bureau currently estimates there are in the United States.

32.
University developing technology to vote on your tablet, smartphone

. A Clemson University professor is developing a new electronic voting system that will allow voters to cast their ballots from home computers, tablets and smartphones. As Clemson’s chair of human-centered computing, Juan Gilbert has lead teams of students over the last 10 years to create an online voting system accessible at home or on the go that will be more accurate, have increased verification and make voting more accessible to people with disabilities by offering mobile and voice-command options.

33.
The Truth is Far Worse than Any of Us Care to Admit

. There is a story, that should be the story of the decade, and people are afraid to share it and afraid to accept it. Some won’t even read it. They are like I was at one time. I wanted to believe that Ronald Reagan and both Bush’s walked on water. I still find it hard to look at these men and think that they could have done anything wrong. It comes from that conservative republican bias that I grew up with. To this day it is hard to let go of that. But only a few weeks ago it was revealed that Saudi Arabia was the primary state sponsor of the 9/11 attacks.. Saudi Arabia financed the murder of thousands of Americans and we kept supporting them? We continue to run to their aid whenever they need us? Tell me it is not all about money and oil and I will call you crazy. People want to feel that there is hope and they want to feel like the republicans will save them I suppose. But there is no being saved by any of these political leaders.

34.
Dudley: Unclear exactly how Fed bond buying works

. Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said Saturday some key aspects of how the central bank’s bond-buying stimulus effort works remain mysterious.

35.
Portion control — how the government plans to dictate what’s on your dinner table in 2014

. Would you rather sip on unpasteurized milk or a cold glass of soda? Do you prefer Saturday lunch at a fast food joint or a farmers market? Regardless of your choices, your food freedom — your right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods you want — is under attack. Here are ten food freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014.

36.
5 Ways the Liberal Obsession With Income Inequality Hurts the Poor

. After the last century, it shouldn’t even be controversial to assert that the more a nation focuses on income inequality, the more it hurts the poor. After all, there have been whole societies formed around the slogan Marx popularized, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” — and they’ve universally been lousy places to be poor. Would you rather be poor in America or Cuba, Vietnam or the old Soviet Union?

37.
Strategists to Republicans: Restrain yourselves on debt-ceiling negotiations

. GOP strategists are urging restraint in the upcoming debt-ceiling fight. They are excited by the prospect of reclaiming the Senate in November’s midterm elections but anxious about the party’s capacity to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, as amply illustrated in recent campaign cycles. Congress must vote to raise the $17 trillion debt ceiling sometime in February or March. In the past, Republicans have looked to extract major concessions, such as dollar-for-dollar spending cuts. The strategy bore fruit in 2011 when President Obama, with an eye toward securing reelection, signed the Budget Control Act, which included $2 trillion in cuts. But now the president is refusing to negotiate on the debt ceiling and the GOP is still feeling the reverberations from a 16-day government shutdown in October that wreaked havoc on the party’s public approval while reaping almost nothing in exchange.

38.
USDA-Approved Agent Orange: It’s Coming to a Farm near You

. Ah, the sweet smell of Agent Orange in the morning. Our benevolent agricultural guardians at the USDA have announced that they are allowing the introduction of new corn and soybean seeds that have been designed specifically to withstand a dousing with 2,4-D, a key ingredient in the infamously deadly Agent Orange. Now we get to be the unwilling guinea pigs while USDA-approved test fields are planted. It seems that our government did not learn its lesson from the millions of people gruesomely affected by the ingredients of Agent Orange the first time around.

39.
Muslim Cannibalism: Jewish Soldiers Lynched and Thrown to Blood Thirsty Masses Who Ripped Them Apart and Ate Their Organs

. In 2000, two IDF reservists were lynched in Ramallah by a mob of Palestinian savages. New info has been revealed: after they were hanged, their bodies were tossed to a pack of bloodthirsty rioters, who proceeded to tear their bodies apart with their bare hands and eat their organs. The Israeli government freed the Muslim terrorist who gleefully waved his bloody hands after the lynching of the two Israeli soldiers. Another release for “peace.”

40.
Singer Charlie Daniels: Only people with guts to face down Obama is a group of nuns

. Most freedom-loving Americans celebrated the recently reported news that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted an order on Dec. 31 to temporarily halt the Obamacare mandate requiring the Little Sisters of the Poor to offer contraception.

41.
Coercing Conformity

. A government that creates the climate for bullying is the worst of the bullies. In “protecting the rights of all people to worship the way they choose,” then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton vowed “to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor.”

42.
Putting Judges in Charge of National Security

. The president’s one-sided panel arrives at a predictable result. I’m not big on bipartisanship. Too often for conservatives in Washington, it’s a euphemism for surrender, or at least the indulgence of ever-expanding government. But there are a few things we need a central government for, none more vital than national security. Because a political community’s most important decisions are the ones made about its defense, it is essential that there be broad public buy-in. Compromise is essential. President Obama, however, seems poised to challenge that premise. A report released this week by his hand-picked panel of progressive academics and pliant intelligence veterans recommends turning the clock back to pre-9/11 counterterrorism and turning control of intelligence-gathering over to the courts.

43.
The Consequences of A Lawless President

. I’m not sure why I’m ever surprised anymore about anything this administration does, but I just have a hard time coming to grips with the fact that we have a President who cannot be believed or trusted and who thrives on bringing chaos and discontent wherever he can. I am too old, really, to be jumping, shouting, muttering and sputtering while pacing back and forth like someone who just escaped from the nearest looney bin! This ‘consequence’ of one of his previous actions really hit me in the face as I read:

44.
Funny money: How student loan profits make Obamacare look good

. Cato education scholar Neal McCluskey revealed how a little-reported feature of the Affordable Care Act uses shady accounting to hide its overall cost. “The change in student loans was part of Obamacare — and why was it part of Obamacare?” McCluskey said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller. “So that the profit they were supposedly making from the student loans could then be plugged into how much money would come from Obamacare, so it didn’t look like it cost as much.” In the last days of Obamacare’s formulation, the projections had student loans folded into them to make them not seem so expensive.

45.
Nearly Two Thirds of 2013 Government Waste, Fraud Came From HHS

. The estimated amount of taxpayer-funded payments that the federal government doled out through fraud, waste, and errors slightly decreased in 2013 to $106 billion from $108 billion the previous year, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

46.
The Federal Reserve is Hiring Lots of New Armed Police Officers

. Mirroring a trend seen across the federal government, the Federal Reserve is hiring a raft of new police officers and security guards, developments that some see as preparation for civil unrest.

47.
IMF Paper: Debt-Ridden Western Nations May Resort to ‘Financial Repression’

. The highest debt-to-GDP levels in 200 years could force advanced Western nations to adopt “financial repression” measures typically reserved for economically unstable debtor nations, including mass write-offs and a tax on savings, warns a working paper published last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

48.
Executive Order: ‘Excessively High Temperatures’ ‘Already’ Harming Public Health

. “Excessively high temperatures” are “already” harming public health nationwide, Pres. Obama declared on Nov. 1, 2013, two months before today’s assault by record low temperatures. In his executive order on climate change, Obama warned that too much rain – and not enough rain – also dictated that executive action against climate fluctuations:

49.
Government Intrudes Into Virtually Every Aspect of Our Lives

. No matter how we label ourselves — conservative, liberal, moderate or none of the above — we all must grapple with the ever-expanding size and scope of government. America has reached a tipping point. The federal government has grown exponentially, not just in spending, but in its reach. Government intrudes into virtually every aspect of our daily lives, from the type of toilet we can buy, to the mix of fuel we put in our cars, to the kind of light bulb we can use.

50.
The Most Dangerous Secret Treaty In Human History – The Trans Pacific Partnership

. The Trans Pacfic Partnership Agreement is the most dangerous secret document formed by an unelected shadow government. If it is allowed to be implemented, humans can kiss their internet rights goodbye. If you read through the TPP, please keep this example in mind that corporations and goverments will put a stanglehold on any name, idea, concept, etc., and will have the authority to shut down a website, business or entity unpon demand. This is what we can call “intellectual property rights” on steroids. The corporatocracy will have total control of everything we trade, speak, write, express, etc. Essentially, if we condone, comply or accept this illegally formed alliance, we will be submitting to corporate slavery enforced by government.

51.
Of All The Left’s Big Lies, ‘Trickle Down’ May Be The Biggest

. New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, in his inaugural speech denounced people “on the far right” who “continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics.” According to Mayor de Blasio: “They believe that the way to move forward is to give more to the most fortunate, and that somehow the benefits will work their way down to everyone else.” If there is ever a contest for the biggest lie in politics, this one should be a top contender.

52.
Obamacare Puts Down Roots for the Long Haul

. Yes, Obamacare has raised premiums, caused people to lose their health coverage, raised taxes, and more. But on January 1, Obamacare started digging in for the long haul: putting down the deep roots of entitlement programs. Entitlements—like the big three of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—are the biggest causes of America’s spending and debt crisis. And Obamacare creates a new entitlement program while expanding another.

53.
Happy birthday Michelle from all of US! Taxpayers foot the bill for First Lady’s extended Hawaiian vacation… so she can celebrate her 50th in Oprah’s Maui home

. The first lady remained behind in Hawaii following a 15-day family vacation, and will stay at the 12-bedroom island home of Oprah Winfrey. Mrs. Obama will be flown home on a separate aircraft, with tax dollars covering the cost. The White House insists she will be responsible for her own ‘personal expenses’. Secret Service protection and dedicated vehicles will add significantly to the price tag of what the president described as an early birthday gift.

54.
IRS chief says may face budget crunch on Obamacare rollout

. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service may need to spend money on its Obamacare implementation at the expense of other agency programs due to budget constraints, its new commissioner said on Monday.

55.
GOP Leadership: Benghazi Victims’ Families ‘Absurd And Inaccurate’ In Select Committee Demand

. An anonymous aide for House GOP leadership told the Washington Examiner Monday it believes three family members of the victims of the Benghazi terrorist attack and other conservative movement and military community leaders are being untruthful in their demand for a select committee investigation into Benghazi.

56.
Ten freshman governors who have shrunk their states’ bureaucracies

. In 2010, Americans went to the polls and elected a whole crop of new governors — 26 in all, if you count the election of governors who had previously served non-consecutive terms in Iowa and Oregon. Election results varied from state to state, but the overall voice of the people that year — the great Tea Party midterm — was calling for a more limited and less intrusive government. So which of those new governors have delivered in their first term?

57.
Ex-DARPA Head Wants You to Swallow ID Microchips

. Former DARPA director and now Google executive Regina Dugan is pushing an edible “authentication microchip” along with an electronic tattoo that can read your mind. No this isn’t a movie script about a futuristic scientific dictatorship, it’s trendy and cool!

58.
Fukishima fall-out fears as DOUBLE the normal amount of radiation is found in Missouri snow and San Francisco beach busts safety levels prompting investigation

. A San Francisco beach has five times the safe level fueling concerns over Fukushima’s impact. Snow in Missouri has been found to contain double the normal radiation amount

59.
Medical Marijuana Petition Nears 1 Million Signatures

. As the clock ticks down to the Feb. 1 deadline, the petition to get medical marijuana on the ballot in November has hit nearly 1 million signatures, according to Ben Pollara, the man running the People United for Medical Marijuana campaign, United For Care.

60.
Obama to Be ‘President’ Even When Term Ends

. Will President Obama be treated as if he’s still running America even after his term expires? The answer is a guaranteed yes, according to Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s most-listened-to radio broadcaster. Obama’s announcement that he plans to continue to reside in Washington, D.C., when his term ends was mostly ignored during the Christmas news cycle. But Limbaugh heard the statement loud and clear, and offered his listeners Tuesday his opinion about Obama’s unusual decision. “Most presidents go back home,” Limbaugh pointed out.

61.
Obama: False Hope, False Messiah

You may think this a fairy tale , but it’s not. It’s happening RIGHT NOW. And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals , their initiative , and their Will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that Person known as “The One.” He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He Hypnotized the people telling them , “I am sent to save you.”



Posted 1/3/2014

CONTENTS

1.
The Irony of Global Warming Scientists Trapped in Antarctic Ice

2.
Is this Obama’s Monica Lewinsky?

3.
Egypt Does What Washington Won’t: Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

4.
The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants

5.
US secretly sends Hellfire missiles, drones to Iraq

6.
Your Money in Pictures: The Top 5 Charts of 2013

7.
Chamber Of Commerce To Spend $50 Million To Crush Tea Party

8.
Who Will Speak For The Long-Neglected Middle Class?

9.
Intriguing Year-End Data Show A Nation In Flux

10.
Just for Fun, a Pack of Hundreds of Wild Teens Destroy a Shopping Mall

11.
Where the Super Rich Go to Avoid Estate Taxes

12.
Can GOP avoid Obamacare trap?

13.
U.S. Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World

14.
China rejects 546K tons of US GMO corn

15.
Texas lt. Governor: we shut down the border ourselves

16.
Michigan Nullifies NDAA Indefinite Detention

17.
Obama’s NSA Watchdog: ‘Reasonable’ To Track Cars

18.
Traditional Danish pastries threatened by EU cinnamon ban

19.
Lie To Government to Get $19 Million Grant, Get Caught, Don’t Go To Jail

20.
Arizona Sheriffs Smack Down Feds Over Unconstitutional Demands regarding Public Land

21.
The World Braces for Retirement Crisis

22.
Popularity of ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ plates in Virginia suggests Tea Party still strong

23.
Climate change debate ready to heat up

24.
The Federal Hand Behind Common Core
– B.M.G.
25.
Obummercare Enrollment Experience!
– B.M.G.
26.
The spying Scotsman who hunted the Nazis of New York: The amazing story of Britain’s clandestine war on Hitler’s agents… and his big-money backers in the US
– B.M.G.>
27.
FBI Implicated in Death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

28.
US and Iran’s First Joint Military Venture: Fighting al Qaeda in Iraq.
– M.G.
29.
NSA Hijacks Computer Shipments, Installs Spyware in ‘Secret Workshops’

30.
Thousands Scramble To Get Medical Procedures Before Obamacare Begins

31.
Florida Neighborhood Bans Kids From Playing In Street

32.
Judging the parties

33.
‘Military-Style’ Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.

34.
Chinese President Orders PLA to Prepare For War

35.
Obama Lawlessness Spreads to Supreme Court

36.
ObamaCare Misreporting Underscored Mainstream Media’s Malfeasance

37.
Conservative Lesson for 2013: Progressive Rule Is Misrule

38.
Why are 8 Democrats sponsoring a bill to eliminate the death penalty for treason?

39.
New Hampshire Moves toward Nullifying NDAA

40.
State Dept. whistleblower’s emails hacked, deleted

41.
FAA announces locations for future drone testing sites

42.
Soft Killing the American People Using Toxic Food, Toxic Water and Toxic Vaccines

43.
At 20 years, NAFTA didn’t close Mexico wage gap

44.
NSA can hack WiFi networks from miles away

45.
Drones: Coming to a public university near you

46.
Florida consumer confidence remains flat for December

47.
Three Key Foreign Policy Deadlines Await in 2014

48.
Dems’ ‘Don’t Impeach Obama’ Email Backfires

49.
The Left’s Misplaced Nostalgia Debunked in One Chart

50.
Top 10 Major Media Cover-Ups Of 2013

51.
No drugs necessary: Driver arrested for having empty compartment

52.
Constitution ‘exemption’ zone spans 100 miles inland of US border– judge

53.
Tea Party faces 2014 challenge

54.
US Government Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide

55.
World: U.S. Greatest threat to peace under Obama

56.
Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

57.
Medicaid Estate Recovery + ACA: Unintended Consequences?

58.
Raising Saving

59.
Lech Walesa: Obama Has Failed, ‘America no Longer Leads the World’

60.
Kansas farmer releases ag parody of Miley’s “Party in the USA”


1.
The Irony of Global Warming Scientists Trapped in Antarctic Ice

. Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity. The expedition is being led by Chris Turney, “climate scientist”, who has “set up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels.” The purpose of the expedition is “to discover and communicate the environmental changes taking place in the south.” It seems they found out what the “environmental changes taking place in the south.” are.

2.
Is this Obama’s Monica Lewinsky?

. Now President Obama has a major credibility issue that is sure to forever taint his legacy. Obama’s credibility will be difficult to regain after the failure of his core Obamacare promise, and the disastrous roll-out of the health-care law rescued the Republicans from a public relations nightmare following the government shutdown, according to one of the nation’s leading political scientists.

3.
Egypt Does What Washington Won’t: Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

. Egypt’s military-backed interim government on Wednesday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, criminalizing all its activities, its financing and even membership to the group from which the country’s ousted president hails.

4.
The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants

. The Border Patrol and other agencies report a “surge” of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House’s de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such law-breaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement noted a “surge” in unaccompanied alien children in its year-end report last week, pointing out that 24,668 foreign minors in the country illegally were placed in the care of a federal de facto baby-sitting service because no parents were around to care for them.

5.
US secretly sends Hellfire missiles, drones to Iraq

. In an attempt to beat back gains by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, the United States is moving “dozens” of Hellfire missiles and surveillance drones into Iraq.

6.
Your Money in Pictures: The Top 5 Charts of 2013

. 5. What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government? 4. Obamacare’s Barrage of Tax Hikes. 3. Sequestration Cuts Only 2.5 Percent of Spending. 2. Where Did Your Tax Dollar Go? 1. Each American’s Share of Publicly Held Debt

7.
Chamber Of Commerce To Spend $50 Million To Crush Tea Party

. “Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce top political strategist Scott Reed. “That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket.” GOP establishment officials hope to elide Tea Party challenges by shrinking the nomination process down to a tight four-month window replete with penalties for states that shirk the rules.

8.
Who Will Speak For The Long-Neglected Middle Class?

. On almost every left-right issue that divides Democrats and Republicans — as well as Republicans themselves — there is a neglected populist constituency. The result is that populist politics are largely caricatured as Tea Party extremism — and a voice for the middle class is largely absent.

9.
Intriguing Year-End Data Show A Nation In Flux

. It’s a journalistic ritual. At the end of the year, we do lists and rankings. There’s the year’s biggest news stories, the best photos, the most notable deaths, the best books, the funniest cartoons, the best (and worst) movies. Now let me add another item: the year’s most interesting statistics.

10.
Just for Fun, a Pack of Hundreds of Wild Teens Destroy a Shopping Mall

. Like a riot scene out of a post-apocalyptic movie, a horde of teenagers descended on a Brooklyn mall yesterday and destroyed it…all for fun. Social media was used to plan the psychotic soiree, where the bored young people involved vowed to put the shopping center “on tilt”.

11.
Where the Super Rich Go to Avoid Estate Taxes

. Bloomberg’s Zach Mider reports on the tax shelter in South Dakota that will shield the super rich from estate taxes. He speaks to Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”

12.
Can GOP avoid Obamacare trap?

. 2014 will be the year Republicans are forced to deal with the Obamacare Trap, helpfully set for them by the Democratic authors of the Affordable Care Act. In 2009 and 2010, President Obama and his party took a health care system in which 85 percent had insurance coverage, and blew it up. Now, with Obamacare causing misery right and left, those same Democrats are screaming, “You can’t go back!”

13.
U.S. Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World

. Over the last 25 years, every country in the developed world has made significant strides in lowering the corporate tax rate – except for the United States. The good people at Economics 21 put together a handy chart to illustrate this:

14.
China rejects 546K tons of US GMO corn

. China has turned away two batches — roughly 546,000 tons — of U.S. dried distillers’ grains due to its genetically modified contents, state media reported on Friday. China’s food-quality regulator rejected the two batches of corn byproduct because it contained MIR162, an insect-resistant strain made of maize developed by Syngenta, a Swiss company that makes seeds and pesticides.

15.
Texas lt. Governor: we shut down the border ourselves

. Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced a Texas-led three-week effort that he says reduced illegal immigration, smuggling, and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border.

16.
Michigan Nullifies NDAA Indefinite Detention

. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed bill SB0094 into law yesterday. The bill nullifies Section 1021 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is the indefinite detention clause.

17.
Obama’s NSA Watchdog: ‘Reasonable’ To Track Cars

. It is “reasonable” for law enforcement officials to decide whether to place a tracking device on the car of a private citizen, one of the five members of President Obama’s NSA review group charged with recommending surveillance policy has argued.

18.
Traditional Danish pastries threatened by EU cinnamon ban

. Proposals for an EU ban on cinnamon rolls have put a dampener on Denmark’s Christmas festivities. The proposed ban followed plans by Denmark’s food safety agency to implement EU regulations aimed at limiting the amount of coumarin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical found in the most commonly used type of cinnamon, cassia. Under Danish interpretation of the EU legislation the amount of cinnamon in “everyday fine baked goods” will be limited to 15mg per kilo meaning a ban on Kanelsnegler pastries, a winter favourite in all Nordic countries, which take their name from their coiled snail shape.

19.
Lie To Government to Get $19 Million Grant, Get Caught, Don’t Go To Jail

. In a case the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is calling the biggest instance of research fraud in more than 20 years, an Iowa State University researcher has admitted to lying about a breakthrough AIDS vaccine that, he falsely claimed, could utilize rabbit blood’s disease-fighting properties to cure human patients. His punishment? Well, he resigned from his job. That’s a consequence, not a punishment. And he had to agree not to seek out any more government contracts…for three years. Critics are calling the kid-gloves handling of what amounts to outright theft a shining example of how the American ruling class protects its own, while holding rank-and-file citizens to the letter of the law.

20.
Arizona Sheriffs Smack Down Feds Over Unconstitutional Demands regarding Public Land

. What many people are unaware of is that your sheriff is the top law enforcement official in your county. He or She has jurisdiction, even over the Feds. When the Feds “ruled by decree” that any trailers left in the National Forest in AZ would be towed if left more than 72 hours, the ASA shot back. The Arizona Sheriffs are opposed to the policies of the Coconino, Kaibab, and Prescott National Forests limiting the parking of trailers on National Forests limiting the parking of trailers on National Forests to a 72 hours period during hunting season and will not enforce any federal government regulation imposed on our citizens depriving them of their right to utilize their public lands.

21.
The World Braces for Retirement Crisis

. A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Many people will be forced to work well past the traditional retirement age of 65 — to 70 or even longer. Living standards will fall, and poverty rates will rise for the elderly in wealthy countries that built safety nets for seniors after World War II. In developing countries, people’s rising expectations will be frustrated if governments can’t afford retirement systems to replace the tradition of children caring for aging parents.

22.
Popularity of ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ plates in Virginia suggests Tea Party still strong

. A Virginia license plate with the Tea Party-embraced “Don’t Tread on Me” logo is a big seller, suggesting the movement remains popular, at least in the state, even after a tough loss in this year’s gubernatorial election. At least five other states also sell the specialty plates: Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. But in Virginia, the tag ranks No. 2 among such plates approved in the past five years and ninth among more than 200 total. The tag was issued to roughly 21,800 Virginia-registered vehicles in just the first 20 months of sales, according to state figures reported by The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.

23.
Climate change debate ready to heat up

. Policies surrounding climate change are poised to heat up in 2014 as major aspects of President Obama’s climate plan come to fruition. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce historic final standards aimed at curbing carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants in June, but not before lawmakers and industry groups give their two cents on the issue. Next year, Republicans are expected to continue the crusade against the administration’s climate regulations, which they have dubbed the “war on coal.”

24.
The Federal Hand Behind Common Core
– B.M.G.
. “Common Core is a state-led initiative.” This sentence is among the most repeated pitch lines of those selling Common Core. It is an effective sales pitch, but is it true? The answer lies in the maze of money and regulation tying federal and state departments of education together. Let’s start with the money. The money is always the carrot that the federal government offers the states.

25.
Obummercare Enrollment Experience!
– B.M.G.
. Posted by: Jim Meier OSP project engineer ,369 Horizon Dr N. Fort Myers FL. 33903 (This guy exists so anyone can confirm this. I did) RE: OBAMACARE- A comment posted on the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare FB page: ”I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 AM. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually. I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. Informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your driver’s license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable.” Kinda sheds a lot of light on all of the arming and beefing up of arms for all of the domestic departments INCLUDING the IRS now doesn’t it?

26.
The spying Scotsman who hunted the Nazis of New York: The amazing story of Britain’s clandestine war on Hitler’s agents… and his big-money backers in the US
– B.M.G.>
. In the summer of 1940, as British pilots fought desperately for the skies of southern England, the battle was joined on a very different front, thousands of miles from the coast of Kent. It was fought through the political salons of Washington DC, the boardrooms and the smoky nightclubs of New York. The protagonists had no uniform save that of a well-tailored suit; their weapons were native cunning, a plausible manner, and, from time to time, a concealed revolver. This was the secret battle for America, ordered by Winston Churchill himself, and the fate of the free world hung upon it. Today, we can reveal the untold story of how British agents went to war on Wall Street, a story pieced together from a remarkable collection of secret intelligence reports lying untouched for decades.

27.
FBI Implicated in Death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

. Operation Fast & Furious, the U.S. government’s program to run guns to Mexican drug cartels, has a major new development. According to ATF whistleblower John Dodson, the FBI was involved in the drug snatch operation that led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

28.
US and Iran’s First Joint Military Venture: Fighting al Qaeda in Iraq.
– M.G.
. With the Geneva Nuclear Accord still far from implementation a month after it was signed in Geneva, the United States and Iran are moving into stage two of their rapprochement: They are now fighting together to crush Al Qaeda terror in Iraq,

29.
NSA Hijacks Computer Shipments, Installs Spyware in ‘Secret Workshops’

. Yesterday, Spiegel Online revealed details about an elite hacking unit at the National Security Agency called Tailored Access Operations (TAO). The Agency not only uses fancy high-tech tricks to get information from it’s targets on the digital front, it also uses more traditional spying methods. “If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related accessories, for example, TAO can divert the shipping delivery to its own secret workshops.”

30.
Thousands Scramble To Get Medical Procedures Before Obamacare Begins

. With Obamacare coverage beginning in earnest on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports that thousands of people for which Obamacare plans will block some health care access are rushing to get medical tests and procedures done before their pre-ACA coverage is eliminated.

31.
Florida Neighborhood Bans Kids From Playing In Street

. A new rule in the Miramar neighborhood of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., banning children from playing in the streets, is causing disagreement among residents.

32.
Judging the parties

. Why did Senate Democrats take the unprecedented step of ending filibusters for presidential appointments, including nominations to the judiciary? According to President Obama and his cheerleaders, it’s a matter of desperate times calling for desperate measures. In a speech before the Senate vote, Obama said that “over the past five years, we’ve seen an unprecedented pattern of obstruction in Congress that’s prevented too much of the American people’s business from getting done. If President Obama’s story were correct, we would expect the data to show that filibustering tea partiers had pushed delays through the roof relative to earlier periods. But the data do not bear this out.

33.
‘Military-Style’ Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.

. When U.S. officials warn about “attacks” on electric power facilities these days, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a computer hacker trying to shut the lights off in a city with malware. But a more traditional attack on a power station in California has U.S. officials puzzled and worried about the physical security of the electrical grid–from attackers who come in with guns blazing.

34.
Chinese President Orders PLA to Prepare For War

. The recent spate of bellicose militaristic rhetoric emanating out of Chinese state media has continued in the form of a 7,500 word Xinhua editorial which outlines how Chinese president Xi Jinping has ordered the People’s Liberation Army to prepare for war.

35.
Obama Lawlessness Spreads to Supreme Court

. Obama race-mongers first mugged mortgage bankers, then went gunning for car lenders. Now they’re trying to block the Supreme Court from taking away their main weapon: disparate impact. For the second time in 12 months, the administration has sabotaged a Supreme Court case challenging its disparate-impact discrimination claims, which rely on statistics rather than actual acts of racism to “prove” discrimination in housing and lending. Its diversity police have been using the dubious civil rights theory as a cudgel to shake down lenders for billions in race-bias settlements.

36.
ObamaCare Misreporting Underscored Mainstream Media’s Malfeasance

. All the mainstream media love to trumpet the winning of the now sadly tainted and greatly devalued Pulitzer Prize, given almost exclusively to left-leaning journalists from a left-leaning committee. While we know how they like to celebrate suspect accolades, how do these same mainstream media admonish themselves when they make an egregious error of epic proportions? How do the mainstream media come clean to the American people and let them know that purely because of their own political and personal bias, they went out of their way to deliberately deceive their readers and viewers as they ignored, under-reported or flat-out misrepresented the “facts” surrounding the most important story in years, a story that directly affects every single American.

37.
Conservative Lesson for 2013: Progressive Rule Is Misrule

. This report on the State of Conservatism comes at the end of an annus mirabilis for conservatives. In 2013, they learned that they may have been wasting much time and effort. Hitherto, they have thought that the most efficient method to evangelize the unconverted was to write and speak, exhorting those still shrouded in darkness to read conservatism’s most light-shedding texts. Now they know that a quicker, surer way is to have progressives wield power for a few years.

38.
Why are 8 Democrats sponsoring a bill to eliminate the death penalty for treason?

. Nearly a year ago, on January 2, 2012, eight Democrats in the House introduced a curious piece of legislation – H.R. 3741: Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2013, which seeks to abolish the death penalty under federal law. But the bill has only just been discovered by the media, notably The Hill on Dec. 16, 2013.

39.
New Hampshire Moves toward Nullifying NDAA

. As the National Defense Authorization Act 2014 heads to Obama’s desk as an even more draconian piece of legislation than it was previously, states have taken notice and are beginning to intensify their efforts to nullify it. Michigan was the latest to opt for full nullification after Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed bill SB0094 into law. New Hampshire has now taken a critical step toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279, scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014.

40.
State Dept. whistleblower’s emails hacked, deleted

. A US State Department whistleblower whose personal email files contained allegations of abuse and wrongdoing has had his account hacked. Four years of potential evidence has been deleted, his lawyer announced.

41.
FAA announces locations for future drone testing sites

. Drones are coming to America – the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday the six states chosen to develop test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles. Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia were chosen by the FAA as the agency moves towards integrating commercial drones into American skies.

42.
Soft Killing the American People Using Toxic Food, Toxic Water and Toxic Vaccines

. Have you noticed that there has been an absolute explosion in the number of people developing chronic illnesses, heart disease, diabetes and cancer? If you are like most Americans, you probably have quite a few family members and friends that are seriously ill right now. Sadly, most Americans have absolutely no idea why this is happening. Most of them just assume that all of this sickness is just “normal”. But that is not the case at all. The truth is that we are slowly killing ourselves by what we eat, by what we drink and by what we allow to be injected into our bodies. The vast majority of people out there have never even heard about the dangers posed by aspartame, fluoride, genetically-modified food, pesticides, high fructose corn syrup, pharmaceutical drugs, cell phones and toxic vaccines.

43.
At 20 years, NAFTA didn’t close Mexico wage gap

. With the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement twenty years ago, many North American and international companies have moved their manufacturing to Mexico at a lower cost and while a majority of Mexicans have seen little benefit in income. While there is undoubtedly a larger middle class today, Mexico is the only major Latin American country where poverty also has grown in recent years.

44.
NSA can hack WiFi networks from miles away

. Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum co-wrote a Der Spiegel article published Sunday detailing how the NSA intercepts newly-purchased computer products mid-shipment to install surveillance malware before reaching the buyer. While onstage in Berlin, Appelbaum went into further detail about the agency’s unknown capabilities — including installing surveillance and remote-control malware and spyware into unsuspecting devices via WiFi from almost 10 miles out. According to Appelbaum, agency surveillance vans and even drones could be used to get within hackable range and wirelessly deliver the software packages.

45.
Drones: Coming to a public university near you

. Unmanned aerial drone research is coming to several public universities, according to a recent announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration. The University of Alaska, Texas A&M — Corpus Christi and Virginia Tech are among the locations that were chosen for new research on the U.S. government’s unmanned aerial vehicle project.

46.
Florida consumer confidence remains flat for December

. According to a University of Florida survey, Florida consumer confidence levels remained unchanged in December at 77.

47.
Three Key Foreign Policy Deadlines Await in 2014

. The coming year holds three critical foreign policy deadlines in western Asia for the Obama administration, which hopes that by the time 2014 ends some of the region’s most intractable disputes will be well on their way to being settled.

48.
Dems’ ‘Don’t Impeach Obama’ Email Backfires

. A long-time strategy of the political left has been to take its most threatening opponents – and those enemies’ most damaging arguments – and mock them, as though they’re ludicrous to even consider. But sometimes, it backfires. A recent Democratic National Committee email to supporters, for example, attempted to blackball four Republican congressmen for daring to suggest President Obama could be impeached for repeated violations of the Constitution. “Republicans are actually excited about the idea,” the email scoffed. “Show these Republicans they are way, way off-base.” But the email may have gotten more attention than the DNC intended.

49.
The Left’s Misplaced Nostalgia Debunked in One Chart

. The President apparently believes that consumer spending, rather than savings and investment, drives economic growth. But, as this chart shows, personal consumption is at a post-war high as a share of national expenditure. If consumer spending really did drive the economy, it would be booming.

50.
Top 10 Major Media Cover-Ups Of 2013

. In an administration known for its dissembling, deciding which lies are its biggest is a challenge. At the end of each year, many news organizations typically present their retrospective replays of what they consider to have been the top news stories of the previous 12 months. WND’s editors, however, long have considered it more newsworthy to publicize the most underreported or unreported news events of the year – to shine a spotlight on those issues that the establishment media successfully “spiked.”

51.
No drugs necessary: Driver arrested for having empty compartment

. Civil libertarians are criticizing Ohio police for arresting a driver because his car contained a compartment that could theoretically store illegal drugs, though no drugs were found at that time.

52.
Constitution ‘exemption’ zone spans 100 miles inland of US border– judge

. A US federal judge has reaffirmed an Obama administration policy granting officials the authority to search Americans’ laptops, citing a controversial premise that makes citizens within 100 miles of the border eligible for a police check.

53.
Tea Party faces 2014 challenge

. The Tea Party is facing a huge test in 2014 as establishment Republicans and business groups try to wrestle back control of the GOP.

54.
US Government Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide

. The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide, the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, to be delivered before the beginning of February.

55.
World: U.S. Greatest threat to peace under Obama

. The dirty little secret is out; under Obama’s reign, the world now believes the U.S. is the world’s greatest threat to peace. Our image is so bad that the runner-up, Pakistan, only received 8% of the total aggregate vote for world’s most dangerous country, far behind the 24% of respondents vilifying the United States. China was third at 6%, followed by North Korea, Iran and Israel which all got 5%.

56.
Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

. Illinois passed a new state law that set back the efforts of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), making the use of drones to interfere with hunters and fishermen prohibited.

57.
Medicaid Estate Recovery + ACA: Unintended Consequences?

. People pushed into being Medicaid enrollees by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 risk losing their assets. Estate recovery will be forced on millions of people who might have otherwise gone without insurance. The plan is that millions more Americans have health insurance. That would be accomplished by expanding Medicaid and implementing premium assistance (subsidies). When a person is found to be eligible for Medicaid, they will be automatically enrolled into their state’s Medicaid program. Those forced into Medicaid will, due to the federal law, also be forced into estate recovery. Their estates will be partly or fully taken over by the federal or state government when they die. The death of the first spouse could leave the remaining spouse homeless.

58.
Raising Saving

. The alternative is a much larger entitlement state. Americans don’t save enough. In 1960, the personal-saving rate — the share of people’s after-tax income that they save — was 11 percent. By 2007, it was under 3 percent. Saving rebounded following the recession, but not by much: In August 2013, the saving rate was just 4.6 percent. A 2009 survey conducted by market-research firm TNS found that nearly half of Americans don’t believe they could come up with $2,000 in 30 days if they had to.

59.
Lech Walesa: Obama Has Failed, ‘America no Longer Leads the World’

. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, says President Obama has failed to reclaim America’s role as a world leader.

60.
Kansas farmer releases ag parody of Miley’s “Party in the USA”

. Even with the biggest party night of the year approaching, there’s work to be done on the farm, but Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg and his cows enjoy the work as seen in a new ag parody.

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