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The Obama War on Pipelines
Paul Driessen
“This is not the same industry we had 15 years ago,” Natural Gas Supply Association VP Jennifer Fordham said recently. The oil, petrochemical and manufacturing industries are also far different from those of 15 years ago. Together, they’ve created hundreds of thousands of new jobs and generated countless billions of dollars in economic activity. No thanks to the Obama Administration.

A Magic Pen And An Empty Suit
Derek Hunter
President Obama is a genius, or so we are told. We have nothing on which to base that except the word of people who would find a way to praise him if he held a press conference while throwing live puppies into a wood chipper. So forgive me if I don't swallow the hook on that line.


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Thanksgiving 2014

The Patriot Post Thanksgiving Q & A
This nation was founded by Christians, and Thanksgiving is a time when we can reflect upon this rich, Christian heritage. This Thanksgiving quiz and it's accompanying answers will test your knowledge about our nation's biblical foundations. We hope that you will not only take this test and pass it on to others, but we also hope that you will be encouraged to study more about the Christian foundations of this country.
America, Unique Among Nations
Kim Weissman — November 25, 2001
Thanksgiving marks the start of a holiday season like none this nation has known for many years. Sixty years ago this nation was reeling from another blow struck by a fanatical enemy that sought our destruction. Sixty years ago, weeks after that attack on our freedom, the wreckage of the American Pacific Fleet still choked Pearl Harbor. Today, weeks after the latest attack on our freedom, the wreckage of the World Trade Center still smokes and smolders.

Week ending 23 November 2014

Nuclear Deadline Monday: Cornered but Unbound by Nuclear Pact,
Israel Reconsiders Military Action Against Iran

Reflecting on the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.
IRS Scandal: 30,000 'lost' Lois Lerner Emails
May Be Recoverable from Back Up Tape

Apparently, these unearthed IRS emails were not found alone. Literally hundreds of tapes intended for “disaster recovery” and backup of the email accounts for the Internal Revenue System were part of the discovery. In addition to key files and documents, the tapes are said to hold literally millions of emails.
Flood of Illegal Immigrants to Pour Into NYC Schools
The city’s per-pupil spending in the 2012-2013 academic year averaged $20,749, which would bring the total for the migrant kids to $48.7 million. But the costs could soar, because the youths – many of them victims of poverty and abuse – will need state-mandated English-language instruction, free or reduced-price lunch, and a range of other services, including psychological counseling, medical and dental.
Fact Checker: Obama's Royal Flip-flop on
Using Executive Action on Illegal Immigration

Pinocchio_180 Politicians generally hate to say they have changed their minds about something. With President Obama poised to take executive action to address immigration, perhaps as early as this week, he was challenged by a reporter to explain why he believed he could take this action now, after years of saying his hands were tied.

Obama's Amnesty Will Add as Many Foreign Workers as
New Jobs Since 2009

The plans, expected to be announced late Nov. 20, will distribute five million work permits to illegal immigrants, and also create a new inflow of foreign college graduates for prestigious salaried jobs, according to press reports. Obama has already provided or promised almost one million extra work permits to foreigners, while his economy has only added six million jobs since 2009.

Illegals Swell Houston Schools by 3000
A report obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Houston Independent School District revealed the influx of unaccompanied minors over the summer from Central America lead to an increased enrollment of 3,000 students. The total student population for HISD is over 215,000 which represents the largest total enrollment for HISD since the 1970's. The total immigrant population for HISD currently sits at 8,409 students...

Texas to Extend Border Plan without National Guard
As the federal government is downsizing its presence on Texas' southern border, key state officials are proposing that when about 1,000 National Guard troops go home in the spring they be replaced with state troopers who would remain on duty until August. The plan calls for spending an extra $86 million to extend a border security mission that Gov. Rick Perry ordered in June...

Analysis: Dems Claim Obama Exec Action Mirrors
That of Reagan, Bush – Not Really

A review of steps taken by former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush – whose executive actions Democrats have cited as precedent – shows they only used their power to expand laws recently passed by Congress, not to impose new laws. By contrast, what Obama is expected to do would go far beyond his predecessors' actions.
6 Dem Senators Have Criticized Obama’s Executive Amnesty (So Far)
A handful of Senate Democrats are publicly expressing disapproval of the president’s executive action on immigration, but it’s not yet clear that any of them are willing to do anything to stop him. “Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren’t the way to do it,” Missouri senator Claire McCaskill said in a statement issued late Friday afternoon.
Another Rude Obamacare Surprise Awaits
Yahoo Finance
Taxes are bad enough when you know they're coming – and much worse when they arrive unexpectedly. As the Affordable Care Act enters its second year of operability, a key and controversial element of the plan will begin to affect several million Americans for the first time.

Insurers 'will strenuously resist Republican efforts to dismantle' ACA
Language Used to Pitch Obamacare Untrue (Again)

Timothy P. Carney
Remember how much President Obama and the Democrats portrayed Obamacare as a broadside to the special interests, especially the health insurers? Nancy Pelosi said of the insurance companies, "They are the villains in this." Obama pitched the bill as an improvement on a system that "works well for the insurance industry, but it doesn´t always work well for you."

Broken Promise: More States Offering Obamacare Abortions,
Violating No-subsidy Rule

The number of Obamacare plans nationwide offering on-demand abortion is skyrocketing despite a rule that bars using healthcare subsidies for the procedure, according to a new investigation. The probe by two anti-abortion groups comes on the heels of a GAO report that found over 1,000 plans offer elective abortions...
Soaring Generic Drug Prices Spark Backlash
Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. They usually cost between 30 to 80 percent less than the original medicines.
Union Warns Anti-Keystone Dems 'There Will Be Consequences'
"For every action, there's a reaction, and our members' reaction will be felt in the next election," Terry O'Sullivan, general president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), told PoliticoPro. LIUNA, like many unions, gave generously to the Democrats during the midterm elections. The union gave more than $2.3 million to Democratic candidates and $920,000 to the party's main super PACs for 2014.
Shocking! What Happens If You Wave an ISIS Flag on
Berkeley's Campus?

Lindsay Ellis
"Students at Berkeley clearly have a lot of intellect; it is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the country," Mr. Horowitz wrote on Fox in a piece published Wednesday. "But do they have wisdom? I went to the bucolic campus armed with a flag that represents the greatest evil known today, ISIS. If these are our best and brightest then we should all be afraid, very afraid."
CNN Headline After Palestinian Terror Attack On Synagogue:
"Police Shot, Killed Two Palestinians"

Yossi Dagan, the head of media relations for the Samaria Regional Council, filed a formal complaint Tuesday with the Government Press Office (GPO) against a CNN reporter for equating the terrorists involved in the Har Nof massacre with the victims. Dagan charged that the headline was a serious violation of international journalism ethics...
Turkish President POed Everyone is Laughing at Him for
Saying Muslims Discovered America

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking "self-confidence". In an aggressive rebuttal of the criticism heaped in some quarters on his comments, Erdogan also suggested that the purported "discovery" of the Americas by Muslims should be taught in schools.
Huge Solar Plant – Backed with $1.6 Billion Taxpayer Dollars –
Lags In Early Production

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world – once promoted as a turning point in green energy – isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected. Factors such as clouds, jet contrails and weather have had a greater impact on the plant than the owners anticipated.

Ivanpah Solar Plant Owners Don't Deserve Bailout
Investor's Business Daily
It has the distinction of being the world's largest solar thermal power station, a headache for pilots who have been blinded by its bright reflective power, and an executioner of birds that have been scorched by the 1,000-degree heat it sends back toward the sky. Ivanpah also has the honor of being an enormous pain in the backside of taxpayers.
Gas powered [fossil-fuel] backup needed 4 times more than expected!
Biggest U.S. Power Grid PJM Hits Monthly Record Due to Cold Snap
Peak demand on Tuesday reached 121,987 megawatts (MW), topping the 114,699 MW reached last November. Last winter, several power plants in PJM and elsewhere in the U.S. Northeast were not able to operate on the coldest days in part because there was not enough natural gas to fuel both the power units and heat homes and businesses due to pipeline constraints.

Week ending 16 November 2014

The Lies That Are Central to Obama’s Agenda
Kyle Smith
Liberals call President Bush a con artist, or worse, for launching a war because of an active WMD program in Iraq. But Bush genuinely believed Iraq had WMDs. Bush acted on information he believed to be true. That is not lying. Telling the American people something you know to be false – if you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what – is lying.
Smug Filled Rooms
Clarice Feldman
As the story broke bit by bit over the internet – one angry citizen’s (Rich Weinstein) research established that MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a major architect and salesman for ObamaCare, boasted in 6 separate videos that he lied and that voters were “too stupid” to catch on – we got to see inside what Professor Charles Lipson smartly coined “the smug filled rooms” of the Capitol.
Gallop: Americans Want GOP Congress, Not Obama, to
Set National Agenda

Times have changed. A new Gallup poll finds that a large majority of Americans would like the Republican-controlled Congress, rather than President Obama, to set the direction for the country in the coming year, a marked change from 2012, when a slim majority said they preferred for Obama to guide the agenda.
Dem Think Tank Secret Email:
'All hands on deck' to Sell Iran Deal to Public

The Truman National Security Project, a nonprofit think tank with ties to the administration, is assembling a "crack team of writers" to flood national and local media outlets with articles supporting the White House's efforts before the details of a final nuclear deal have even emerged, according to internal emails sent by the organization to its listserv.
In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director
Slams Holder as “Chief Among Antagonists” in Ferguson

As the Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for new Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and as outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder continues to allocate DOJ resources to the situation in Ferguson, former FBI Assistant Director and Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President Ron Hosko has sent a scathing letter to President Obama detailing the damage done to the relationship between law enforcement and DOJ over the past six years.
Report: 42 Percent of New Medicaid Signups are Immigrants,
Their Children at a Cost of $4.6 Billion

"The high rate and significant growth in Medicaid associated with immigrants is mainly the result of a legal immigration system that admits large numbers of immigrants with relatively low-levels of education, many of whom end up poor and uninsured," the report says. "This fact, coupled with the extensive supports we provide to low-income residents, unavoidably creates very significant costs for taxpayers."
Father Asks Obama to Use Executive Order to
Bring Son Slain by Illegal Alien Back to Life

"While your Executive Order pad is out, can you write one to bring my son and the tens of thousands (actually over 100,000) killed by illegal aliens back to life and to bring our destroyed families back together?" asks Don Rosenberg in a letter to Obama. His son Drew was killed by an illegal alien who ran over him in 2010.
Our Fundamental Problem is That
We Do Not Have an American President

Scott McKay
This has nothing to do with his race, mind you. Black Americans are as culturally American as white Americans are, and the fact Obama is the first president of African ancestral heritage or, for that matter, parentage makes him no less American. This is about culture, not race. Culturally, Obama is not American. Even to the black community this should be obvious.
 — All Things Gruber —
The CBO Effectively Used Gruber’s Model to Score Obamacare
Jeffrey H. Anderson
While failing to disclose it at the time, the Obama administration paid Gruber almost $400,000 in taxpayers’ money because, in the Department of Health and Human Services’ words, he had “developed a proprietary statistically sophisticated micro-simulation model” to which the Obama administration wanted access.

ACA's Gruber Confirms What Analysts Said All Along –
That Obamacare was Sold on a Pack of Lies

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act, has been caught on camera admitting that this and many other claims made about health care reform were lies. The administration knew they were lies... Gruber said, "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass."

Mark Levin on Gruber, Obamacare Lies:
‘This is What Sparks Rebellions’

Jack Coleman
LEVIN: Now you're going to hear from Gruber, Professor Gruber again with one additional audio, telling you, bragging about how he lied, how Obamacare as told to you was a fiction, and how the statute itself, its complexity, its length, was used to bamboozle you. And I want to add this – not only was the President of the United States behind this, the entire Democrat party, the entire media, they were all behind it.

Despite Dem Claims, Trash-Talking Gruber was
Well-Paid Adviser for Obamacare and More

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
During the heyday of the ObamaCare push, Jonathan Gruber was whiz-kid-in-chief. His number-crunching on the benefits of the plan was frequently cited by Democrats trying to sell the proposal to the public. Now, Washington Democrats have a new message: He’s not with us.

The Gruber Confession
Charles Krauthammer
Skeptics like me pointed out the obvious: You can't subsidize 30 million uninsured without someone paying something. Indeed, Gruber admits, Obamacare was a huge transfer of wealth – which had to be hidden from the American people, because "if you had a law which ... made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed."

MSNBC's Mika Admits: If Gruber Were Republican,
MSM 'Would Be Exploding'

Mark Finkelstein
Kudos to Mika Brzezinski for admitting the truth: if Jonathan Gruber were a Republican, the MSM "would be exploding." Instead, noted Mika on today's Morning Joe, the MSM has been silent on the Gruber story, with only conservative sites covering it.
HHS Still Doing Business with Firm That Twice Defrauded Medicare
A Tennessee home healthcare company was forced to pay $25 million to settle its second fraud case in two years. CareAll, a collection of home nursing and rehabilitation companies, defrauded both Medicare and Medicaid by billing inflated and falsified costs to the federal programs for home healthcare services, the Department of Justice said.
3 Things White House Doesn't Want You to Know About ObamaCare
Marc Siegel, MD
The arrogance and condescension that has too often characterized the Obama administration's policies have put the American public in the unfortunate position of having to learn about the health care changes the hard way, on their own. Here are three crucial changes that the president clearly didn't want you to know about:
A Fresh Start for Health Care Reform
Edmund F. Haislmaier, Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Nina Owcharenko and Alyene Senger
Despite President Barack Obama's insistence that the national health care debate is over, and that he will not "re-litigate" the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the practical concerns, aggravated by implementation glitches and policy failures, guarantee that the debate over the PPACA is far from over.
Gates, Penetta Criticize Obama 'micromanagement'
Robert Gates, director of the CIA under former president George H.W. Bush and secretary of defense under George W. Bush and Obama from 2006 to 2011, directly criticized Obama's White House. He said there was a long history of disagreement between the president and military advisers but that "micromanagement" of the military sets the Obama administration apart.
United Arab Emirates Designates Two AMERICAN Muslim Groups
As Terrorist Organizations

The United Arab Emirates has officially designated 83 groups as terrorist organizations, including two based in the U.S., the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society. UAE’s cabinet made the announcement following a meeting on Saturday.
National Cathedral Dean: Breitbart 'Extremist' for Challenging
Muslim Brotherhood Takeover of National Cathedral

100 years ago today, on November 14, 1914, the last “Caliph” of the Islamic world declared a holy war on all non believers. Just a few months later, a jihadist genocide of Christians occurred on a massive scale, resulting in the deaths of millions.
Got him! Jihadi John is ‘wounded in US airstrike
on secret bunker meeting of ISIS high command’

Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office. The masked ‘executioner’ with a London accent is believed to have narrowly escaped death when he attended a summit of the group’s leaders in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border last Saturday.
Islamic State Installs Large Screens TVs Across Mosul So
They Can Display Barbarism in Prime Time for All

"ISIL has installed five screens in al-Majmoua, al-Sarjkhanah, al-Zuhour, al-Mithaq and al-Maydan neighborhoods in Mosul and began screening videos of various executions, floggings and torture of civilian victims," council deputy head Ibrahim al-Hassan told Al-Shorfa. ISIL also is broadcasting extremist sermons calling for attacks and urging Iraqis to join the group, he added.
State Dept Computers Hacked, Email Shut Down
The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said Sunday that “activity of concern” was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network.
Electrical Reliability Report Underscores Concerns of
EPA Climate Regulations

"[The report] rightly questions a greater reliance on natural gas generation, unrealistic improvements to existing plants and a lack of infrastructure to support expanded renewable energy transmission..." "It's time for the EPA to withdraw this overreaching rule and work with industry partners to achieve goals that won't adversely impact the people at the end of the power lines."
Obama Announces $3 Billion Payment to 'Green Climate Fund'
In a speech delivered at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, Obama said the money would paid into the "Green Climate Fund" and used to help “vulnerable communities,” build early warning systems, storm surge defenses and other “climate-resilient” infrastructure.
Climate Change Self-Delusion
Stephen Moore
That sound you’re hearing from across the Pacific is the Chinese rulers and Beijing laughing at us. President Obama and the “green” lobby actually think China is going to honor the new U.S.-China climate-change agreement that pushes both nations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions over the next 15 years.
School Choice Wins, Common Core Loses in Election 2014
Lindsey Burke
Voters sent a message that school choice and local control are important to them... Voters resoundingly sided with candidates who both rejected Common Core national standards and tests and promised to restore state and local control of education.
This School Lets Students Pose with Something Extra on
Picture Day – Their Guns

To the outrage of liberal anti-gun groups, the 50 students who are graduating from Broken Bow High School in rural Nebraska can “tastefully” pose with their guns in senior yearbook portraits. The school board unanimously approved this idea recently:
How Apt! School Named for Barack Obama
'Fails to Meet Expectations'

It is a sad twist of political irony with serious consequences for students. The only school in Wisconsin currently named for President Barack Obama rates quite dismally on a state report card designed to measure school success. President Obama himself, according to the latest statewide survey by the Marquette University Law School, has an approval rating of only 41.4% in the state.
NRA-Backed Candidates Won over 91% of Congressional Elections
With all the numbers tallied, out of 251 races, NRA-backed candidates won in 229, over 91 percent of Congressional races in which they endorsed a candidate. According to the Washington Examiner, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam explained that the Second Amendment group was able to win at this level because individual NRA members were motivated to vote for freedom.
Explosive Charges: Black Democrat Alleges Racism in
Lawsuit against Ohio Democratic Party

Paula Bolyard
An African American lawmaker, State Rep. John E. Barnes, a Cleveland Democrat, is charging the Ohio Democratic Party and chairman Chris Redfern with racism and defamation in a lawsuit filed this week, telling reporters there is a "plantation mentality" in the party that treats black lawmakers as a monolithic voting bloc.
The Dems War on Women – Democrats Deny
Pregnant Congresswoman a Proxy Vote in Caucus Leadership

Billy House
Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting a baby in December, is being denied a request to vote by proxy in the House Democratic Caucus leadership and committee member elections next week – even though her doctor advises she can't travel to Washington in the late stages of her pregnancy. The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, made the request in a letter to fellow Democrats.

Week ending 9 November 2014

A Democratic Waterloo
Victor Davis Hanson
Obama and the Democrats chose not to defend the administration's record of the last six years. On foreign policy, no Democratic chorus seconded Obama's 2013 claim that this chaotic period in world affairs has been the most stable time in recent memory… If Democrats didn't wish to run on their party's past record, why didn't they promise to fulfill Obama's incomplete agenda that was short-circuited by the loss of the House in 2010?
No Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage, Circuit Court Rules
Ryan T. Anderson
The 6th Circuit Court ruled that constitutional amendments passed by popular vote in Michigan (2.7 million votes), Kentucky (1.2 million), Ohio (3.3 million) and Tennessee (1.4 million) do not violate the U.S. Constitution. Citizens remain free to define marriage as a male-female institution. Today's decision helpfully explained why these laws are constitutional, why it is reasonable for citizens to support such laws, and why arguments for court-imposed redefinition of marriage do not succeed.
Disparate Impact Rebuked by Federal Judge in 'Scorching' Opinion the Next AG, Tom Perez and the Social Engineering He's Pushing
A federal judge overturned the Obama administration's "desperation" move to try to find more ways to prove discrimination in housing in a decision Monday that also delivered a searing rebuke to Thomas Perez, a Cabinet official whom liberals are pushing to be the next attorney general...
How Democrats Broke the Spirit of America
Tammy Bruce
These four words explain why Democrats have lost the confidence of the American people: jobs, ISIS, Ebola and Obamacare. While seemingly disparate, they all have one very important thing in common: They exist or have been made worse because of liberal Democratic policies and general incompetence, and they're making Americans less sure of the future for themselves and their children.
Bombshell Memo: Jeanne Shaheen Conspired with
White House Insider on IRS Targeting Scandal

Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama's political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.
IRS Targeting Conservatives Again?
Sen. Ted Cruz Wants Answers for Latest Audit

Cruz believes that the Senate Judiciary Committee should issue subpoenas to the IRS to have them provide more information about the circumstances behind the audit. What Cruz wants to know isn't why Breitbart News Network specifically has been targeted but how many other news organizations are audited and what their left-right leanings are, as well as how those decisions are made.
President Obama Considers Allowing 5 Millions Illegals to Stay
President Obama firmly rejected advice from top congressional Republicans on Friday that he delay his promised executive action on immigration reform, dismissing calls from critics inside and outside his party to allow Congress to debate the issue next year.
Why These 6 Senators Say Obama is Risking a
'Constitutional Crisis' Over Amnesty

Kate Scanlon
Despite yesterday's electoral losses, Obama is reportedly moving forward with an immigration plan before the end of the year. In a letter today to outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., the six senators expressed their concern over Obama's vow to take executive action. According to the letter, such action would "lawlessly grant amnesty to immigrants who have entered the country illegally."
We Don’t Need Immigration REFORM –
We Need Immigration ENFORCEMENT

Jerry McConnell 
The exasperated and much-maligned conservative public citizens of America just culminated six years of frustration with Obama, another bone-head who can’t or won’t listen to the people who pay the freight in this country – the hard working public citizens of the United States who have said over and over again...
Powerful Senator Exposes the ZIP Codes of
Where the Criminal Illegals Were Released

Since the federal government announced its plan to place illegal immigrants in communities all across the United States weeks ago, Americans have been furious... And Obama knows we don't want our towns overrun. He knows people are angry, and that's why he has been hiding the locations of where he's putting these people.

True Numbers of Border Incursions Withheld Prior to Election
Less Than Half of Those Crossing Were Mexican

Staggering statistics that show nearly a half-million people were caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally – and more than half were not Mexican, a number far higher than in 2013 – reportedly were posted on a U.S. government website for just a few hours last month before being taken down.
Why Bother with Wind?
Don Surber
Mankind has tried for at least 400 years to make converting wind energy using windmills into energy man can use to little success. Farmers and the Dutch seem to be the only people who have made it work. Oh and sailors using actual sails, although they occasionally are left adrift when the wind dies down.
Exposing the Green Money Machine
Alan Caruba
It will no doubt astound many readers to learn that there are more than 26,500 American environmental groups. They collected total revenues of more than $81 billion from 2000 to 2012, according to Giving USA Institute, with only a small part of that coming from membership dues and individual contributions.
"The dog that didn't bark"
The Day 'Climate Change' Became Irrelevant In Politics

For Tom Steyer and other environmentalists, $85 million wasn't enough to help Democrats keep the Senate blue or win more than a single governor's mansion in Tuesday's toughest races. The billionaire's super PAC and other green groups saw the vast majority of their favored candidates in the battleground states go down to defeat...
Obama Orders Insurance Industry to Withhold New Prices Until
AFTER Midterm Elections

Warner Todd Huston
Barack Obama is again playing political games with our health insurance industry and has turned in another underhanded move against it by forcing insurance carriers, brokers and agents to withhold their 2015 prices until after the 2014 midterm elections are over all so that the news of higher prices won't hurt Democrats on Election Day.

Some Obamacare Patients with High Deductibles
Turning to Community Care Centers

When ObamaCare patients learn their deductible is so high they're unlikely to get any reimbursement, they often wind up in places like the Denton, Texas Community Care Center. "There are quite a few, and I saw another one today, where their deductibles are so elevated that they can´t afford them," said Dr. Flippo Masciarelli, chief physician at the center, which was designed to treat indigent patients.

Obamacare Embarrassment: More Lose Insurance Than Gain It
Brad Dayspring & Brook Hougesen
How embarrassing is this for President Obama and Senate Democrats? As the enrollment period for ObamaCare sputters to a close, it turns out that in many key 2014 battleground states, more people received health care cancellation notices than have actually signed up under ObamaCare (and it wasn't really close).
Supreme Court to Decide if the President
Can Ever Ignore Parts of the Law

The Obama administration is defending an action by former President George W. Bush in a Supreme Court case that could have significant ramifications on executive power and also touches on the sensitive matter of U.S. foreign policy and the status of Jerusalem.

Week ending 2 November 2014

Crimes of Exactly What?
Ferguson, St. Louis – Teachable Civil Rights Moments?

Victor Davis Hanson
In some sick sense, when Wilson was not hit by his own gun that was fired twice in the car, and when the St. Louis officer was not hit by Myers' first three shots, then the crimes became racialized and violence followed. In the twisted logic of politicized interracial crime, the two officers committed the gaffe of not getting killed.
“The Management of Savagery”
The “Mein Kampf” of Jihad

Mark Tapson
If there is a positive side to the rise of ISIS, it is that the West has had its head jerked from the sand and has been made to witness a bottomless, bloodthirsty evil: crucifixions, beheadings, enslavement of women, live burial of children, mass executions... as one analyst writes, this violence is not "whimsical, crazed fanaticism, but a very deliberate, considered strategy".
Obama’s Border Policy Fueled Enterovirus Epidemic, Evidence Shows
The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence. The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations.
Team of Bumblers? Obama Puts ISIS Plan in Speech
Neglects To Notify and Consult Pentagon – Oops!

Michael Hirsh
When President Obama, after months of equivocation over how to respond to the takeover of parts of Iraq and Syria by radical militants, announced in September that the United States would "lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat," the White House swung quickly into action, sending proposed legislation to train and equip Syrian rebels to Capitol Hill that same day.
Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Hopes to 'decompress'
While Receiving PTSD Treatment

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is back on American soil after languishing 214 days in a Mexican prison. He is now hoping for an opportunity to “decompress” while getting much-needed treatment for his diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. Family spokesman Jon Franks said the PTSD treatment would be the first order of business for Tahmooressi now that he has returned to the U.S. The Marine, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, landed at a South Florida airport about 6 a.m. Saturday.
Rohrabacher: Obama was ‘AWOL’ In Efforts to Free Tahmooressi
California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says President Obama was “AWOL” throughout the process. The Republican Congressman told The Washington Times on Saturday that he and California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon took it upon themselves to fight for Mr. Tahmooressi when President Obama did not.
Why Hasn't Army's Report on Bowe Bergdahl Been Released?
Washington Times Editorial
The Army has apparently completed its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the suspected desertion of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but no one expects to see the results before Tuesday's elections. The last thing the Obama administration wants now is a round of attention to the sordid details of another public-relations disaster.
Former U.S. Amb to Iraq, James Jeffrey, on ISIS:
Obama Admin 'Warned by Everybody,' 'Did Almost Nothing'

In a segment during the Frontline" documentary The Rise of ISIS that aired on PBS on Tuesday, the shortfalls of U.S. policy that led to the rogue elements rise in Iraq and Syria were revealed, including some damning remarks from former Obama administration officials.
Why Obama Hates Netanyahu
Daniel Greenfield
Obama's foreign policy was supposed to reboot America's relationship with the rest of the world. Old allies would become people we occasionally talked to. Old enemies would become new allies. Goodbye Queen, hello Vladimir.
Frat-House Statecraft and U.S.-Iran Détente
Obama carrying out the preferred policy: aligning with Iran in the ME.

Seth Mandel
Once the initial shock at the further degrading of American statecraft under Obama wore off, it was easy to see the real purpose of the story. The Obama administration wanted to brag through its stenographer that the president had protected the Iranian nuclear program from Israel:
A-10 Warthog
Budget Cuts, Close Air Support Role for B1 Bomber
Blamed in Deadly 'Friendly Fire' Accident in Afghan War

Some had warned this might happen. Several lawmakers, including Senate Armed Services Committee members Kelly Ayotte and John McCain, have criticized the Air Force for its decision last year to retire all A-10 Warthogs, the only aircraft devoted to close air support and a weapon loved by the infantry.
CDC Now Admits Droplets from a Sneeze Could Spread Ebola
Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted – and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. Dr. Meryl Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention QUIETLY released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through "droplets."
Wind Turbines, Eco Sham and New Public Health Drama
Laurent Chevallier, MD
A number of doctors have already identified multiple health problems related to ownership with these industrial machines... On the evidence currently available, it would seem sensible in principle of responsibility to recommend minimum distances of 5 km between industrial wind turbines and homes. Ideally, it would be desirable to freeze all ongoing projects now and not induce new diseases on a large scale.

Health Officials Weigh Next Step In Wind Turbine Battle
People might not be able to hear the sounds the Shirley turbines produce, but Tibbetts said he knows of a teenager living in the area who can tell when the turbines are off or on without being able to see them. Area residents or former residents report headaches, nausea and other symptoms they say are brought on by the turbines, and those symptoms clear up when the residents move elsewhere for a time, Dr. Jay Tibbetts said.

Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States
This On Top of Taxpayer Paid Subsidies

Although U.S. electricity prices rose less than 3 percent from 2008-2013, the 10 states with the highest percentage of wind power generation experienced average electricity price increases of more than 20 percent. Higher electricity prices in states producing the most wind power are taking a devastating toll on disposable incomes and the overall economy.

Utility CEOs to Congress: No New Tax Credits for Wind Energy
The CEOs argue a PTC (production tax credit) extension will cost taxpayers and electricity customers an estimated $13 billion for an established, multi-billion dollar business. The $35 per megawatt-hour pre-tax/$23 per megawatt-hour post-tax subsidy gives wind producers "over double the price that other generators receive in the wholesale market," they say, and motivates them to over produce, distort the market, and cause negative wholesale prices.
Wind Energy's Overblown Prospects
Ivanpah Solar Plant Underproducing – Badly;
Owners Waiting for a Cash Grant from the U.S. Treasury

Given a $1.6 billion federal loan guarantee, the plant only produced 254,263 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity from last January through August, and in the following four months, only 189,156 MWh. As reported by Greentechmedia, original estimates asserted that there would be over 1 million MWh produced yearly...
Greenpeace Co-founder: No Risk in Global Warming!
John Ransom
"If you want to see rapid change," says Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore, "look at the end of the glaciation period when the climate suddenly changed into this inter-glacial period we're in now. For most of the history of modern life, it has been much warmer," he says. In fact, as I have noted repeatedly in this column, Moore says that the true danger to man is if the planet enters a cooling phase.
Hey EPA, The California Model Doesn't Work
We Need Expanded Generation from All Sources of Electricity

Jude Clemente
From 2015-2050, the U.S. will add 115 million people, a third more than we did in the same number of years after World War II. The last time we added that many (1968-2013), annual electricity demand more than tripled to over 4,000 TWh. With coal generation at 20-year lows, the Electricity Price Index continues to break record highs as poverty soars.
How to Fix Science
Michael D. Shaw
As Baby Boomers will recall, during our early youth, our little heads were crammed full of the promise of Science... But then, as the 1960s dawned, reality set in. Meanwhile, greed in academia – hardly a new phenomenon – would rise to fever pitch in the wake of LBJ's Great Society lavish spending on just about everything, including federal research dollars.
Carly Fiorina: Female Voters Fed Up with Phony 'War on Women'
"On top of everything else, this war on women propaganda the Democrats have been throwing out there for the last couple of election cycles is insulting to women. Every issue is a women's issue... It's fine for people to disagree, these are complex issues. What's not fine is that complex issues get boiled down to simple slogans that are wrong," she said.
Less Than Half of Doctors in Insurance Directories
May Be Available as Networks 'Narrow'

Inaccurate directories of doctors covered by an insurance plan may lead to people having very few options and to the U.S. government approving plans that don't meet standards regarding provider availability, the study team writes in JAMA Dermatology. "I think it just identifies a big area that needs a lot of help to increase transparency to patients," said Dr. Jack Resneck, Jr., the study's lead author.
How 'Dodd-Frank' is Becoming the New 'Obamacare'
Philip Bump
"The best way to understand the Dodd-Frank Act," Peter Wallison wrote, "is to think of it as Obamacare for the financial industry. Like its health care counterpart, it leaves the members of the massive financial services industry as privately-owned firms, but blankets them with so much regulation that they are no longer really independent operators."
Islamic State Recruiter: "It is every Muslim's duty to fight those of a different belief until only Allah is worshipped around the world"
Abu Sattar recruits fighters for the terrorist militia Islamic State in Turkey. Radical Islamists travel to Turkey from all over the world to join the "holy war" in Iraq or Syria and Abu Sattar examines their motives and the depth of their religious beliefs.
Rev. Graham: Obama's Wrong, Islam 'Is a False Religion'
Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelical pastor Billy Graham, said that President Barack Obama was "fundamentally mistaken" about radical Islam; questioned why peaceful Muslims do not collectively condemn jihadist terrorism; and argued that Islam "is a false religion" and that "it is impossible for a false religion to be a true religion of peace."
6 Elements of 'Extremist' Islam That 'Moderate' Muslims Endorse
Robert Spencer
CAIR and the Fiqh Council of North America held a press conference in Washington at which they announced with great fanfare that they had refuted the religious ideology of the Islamic State. They issued this lengthy "open letter" addressed to the Islamic State's caliph Ibrahim, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, explaining how he was misunderstanding Islam.
Fmr Marine Complains About Pro-Islam Bias in Schoolwork
Board Requires Instruction on the "Middle East" as Part of Curriculum

It's not clear if students learn the Jesus story, which Christians believe occurred in the Middle East very early in the Common Era, or the many stories of the Hebrew Bible, which are also set squarely in the Middle East. In any case, Wood's daughter must learn about Islam or fail.
School's Nation of Islam Handout Paints Founding Fathers as Racists
and Was NOT Supposed to Be Sent Home!

The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists. She said her jaw dropped when she followed the link to a website that was listed on the handout. Imagine her surprise when up popped the Nation of Islam home page.
Obama Calls for Government Pre-School
Because America lacks public pre-school, Obama said, women often earned less money than men. “Sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result,” he said. “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”
FBI Under Fire for Fake 'News Site' Used to Plant Malware
AP, Seattle Times Find Action 'Unacceptable'

Documents revealed the FBI created a fake Associated Press news article that appeared to be in the Seattle Times, to trick the suspect to install malware that would reveal his location. The incident dates back to 2007, but the documents surfaced this week after a security research for the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted a link to the case file on Monday.
Claim: Technique is used 'rarely'
FBI Demands New Powers to Hack Into Computers and
Carry Out Surveillance

The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Civil liberties groups warn that the proposed rule change amounts to a power grab...
Abortion Clinic Worker Quits After Seeing Aborted Babies,
"They Were The Faces of God's Children"

Steven Ertelt
The pro-life movement is blessed to have quite a number of former abortion practitioners, abortion clinic operators, and abortion facility staff who are now passionately pro-life. They are some of the leading figures talking about the horrors of what goes on in abortion clinics – where unborn babies and women are both violated by abortions.
Will the Real Joel Osteen Please Stand Up?
Jesse Broadt
Joel Osteen, Pastor of the biggest congregation in America, Lakewood Church, appears to be an Obama fan, despite the fact that Obama's agenda goes against everything true Christians believe. Those of us who are intelligent and observant were not really surprised, as we have known for a long time that Osteen's "I'm okay, you're okay" milk toast sermons are far from Bible-based and do not reflect in any way the beliefs of his father, John Osteen, who started Lakewood Church...

Week ending 26 October 2014

One Bad Apple: Obama and his Influence
Deana Chadwell
The truth of the matter is that when a human being is in a prominent position we can all feel it. Trickling down from the White House is Obama's carelessness, his narcissistic self-indulgence, his sneaky, dishonest, divisive demeanor. These attributes poison all that happens in Washington and much that happens elsewhere.
Americans' Gloom Marches Into Second Decade
Elizabeth Williamson
"Good morning Pooh Bear…if it is a good morning… which I doubt."
–Eeyore, "Winnie the Pooh," 1926.
The depressive donkey in A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" stories pretty much matches the mood of Americans lately, according to the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week. The only time the public has felt worse was in October 2008, during the first, deep spasms of the recession.
Canadian soldier's dogs
Canadian Reservist's Beloved Dogs Wait for Him to Return Home
a Day After He Was Shot Dead

Their noses peeking out from under the fence, Nathan Cirillo's dogs wait patiently for their dad – unaware that he will never be coming home. A day after the 24-year-old Canadian reservist and single dad was gunned down in Ottawa on Wednesday, his forlorn dogs could be seen peering out from his family's home in Hamilton, Ontario.
Federal Judge: Eric Holder's DOJ Likely Defrauded Company of
$55 Million, Orders Recusal of Judges

In 2012, Sierra Pacific Industries was ordered to pay $55 million to the United States and transfer 22,500 acres of land to the United States government after the Department of Justice launched a massive lawsuit against the company... Since the beginning of the case, however, Sierra Pacific has insisted that the [wild] fire started elsewhere and that the Department of Justice was being deceitful in their prosecution.

Prosecutor Alleges Boss Pressured Him To Engage in 'Unethical Conduct'; Judge Calls Abuses 'Egregious,' 'Pervasive," and "Reprehensible"
Sidney Powell
This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the "Moonlight Fire" case, the tables are now turned.
DOJ's Paid, Expert Witness: Blacks 'Less Sophisticated Voters',
'Less Attuned to Public Affairs'

J. Christian Adams
Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination.
Oil, the Real Economic Stimulus
Without the U.S. Energy Blitz Recession Would Barely be Recovering

Stephen Moore
America has become in the last several years an energy-producing powerhouse... Demand has slowed because Europe is an economic wreck. However, over the last five years the United States has increased our domestic supply by a gigantic 50 percent.

Obama's War on U.S. Energy
Alan Caruba
September 19th was an anniversary you did not read or hear about in the nation’s news media. It marked six years – 2008 – since the first permit application for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was submitted to the federal government. Can you imagine how many jobs its construction would have created during a period of recovery from the 2008 financial crisis?

Wind Farm in Wisconsin declared a 'Human health hazard'
The Shirley Wind Project was the subject of an extensive noise survey conducted by acousticians, including noise experts who work for the wind industry. Two [families] have been forced out of their homes. Data reviewed by the Brown County Health Board revealed that homeowners as far as 4 miles away were experiencing adverse impacts from the infrasound. In Depth HERE
I'm beginning to think this Obama chap
isn't as competent as we were told.

Frank Bruni
Before President Obama's election, we had Iraq, Katrina and the meltdown of banks supposedly under Washington's watch. Since he came along to tidy things up, we've had the staggeringly messy rollout of Obamacare, the damnable negligence of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the baffling somnambulism of the Secret Service. Now this.
Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett
Karin McQuillan
President Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before saying yes, because he got cold feet about the possible political harm to himself if the mission failed. Instead of listening to advisors from the U.S. military, Defense, or even State, Obama was acting on the advice of White House politico and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett?
Climate Change PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie',
Claims Top Meteorologist and Backed by Climate Expert at Princeton U.

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising global temperatures points to a 'natural phenomenon' within a developing eco-system. "I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid."

It’s Rarely About the Environment Anymore
Paul Driessen
Back in 1970, when I got involved in the first Earth Day and nascent environmental movement, we had real pollution problems. But over time, new laws, regulations, attitudes and technologies cleaned up our air, water and sloppy industry practices. By contrast, today’s battles are rarely about the environment.

Farmer's Harassment Claim Against Environmental Group to Get Airing
"The situation cries out for either a judicial or legislative solution."
Bonner Cohen, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., a pro-property rights group that has studied the dispute, said the Virginia Outdoors Foundation has "good reason to be concerned" about the environmental council's "abuse of its … authority."

REAL Climate Change Agenda Exposed via Moonbat Professor:
'Terminate Industrial Civilization'

When asked is there was any way mankind could stave off extinction from global warming, McPherson ominously responded all "we can do is enjoy and create moments of joy while we are here" because "humans will reach the end of the line in a relatively short time." The Arizona climate professor and grief counselor reportedly lives in "a straw house in the middle of the woods surrounded by animals."
15 Ways NIH and CDC Wasted Taxpayer Money
Media Complicit as Agencies Demand Yet Bigger Budgets

Joseph Rossell
Even The Washington Post called the left's argument blaming budget cuts on the GOP "absurd." A bigger issue has been the media's unwillingness to point to wasteful spending at both NIH and CDC. The two award about 64,000 research grants annually with little incentive for responsible spending under "secretive, autocratic and unaccountable" leadership, according to a former health official.
WaPo Fact Checker: The absurd claim that only Republicans
are to blame for cuts to Ebola research

For the purposes of this fact check, we are going to rely on the historical numbers in official budget documents submitted to Congress by the NIH and the CDC. We double-checked a couple of years with NIH, and the differences amounted to rounding errors. This way, readers can examine the documents themselves.
Four Pinocchios
Four Pinocchios
We Need to Call it Terrorism
Andrew C. McCarthy
A Muslim who commits an atrocious act with the purpose of becoming Allah's instrument for "instilling terror into the hearts of the unbelievers" has committed terrorism. He need neither be wearing an al Qaeda team jersey nor be formally sworn in as a member of ISIS for us to state this palpable fact with confidence.
What Voting Fraud? Video and Witness See Ballot Stuffing
An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing "hundreds" of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. "A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement."
O'Keefe Strikes Again – Guerilla filmmaker Exposes How Voter Fraud is
Both Easy and Condoned In Colorado

John Fund
When O'Keefe raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: "That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it."
The Demos' 'Good Crisis' Diversion
Obama's Epidemic of Domestic and Foreign Policy Failures

Mark Alexander
Obama recently proclaimed, "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." In truth, however, Obama and his fellow Democrats thrive on manufactured crises, and the current endless loop of hyperbolic rhetoric about the "Ebola epidemic crisis" from all corners of the 24-hour news recyclers has diverted voter attention from the real national security crisis – the re-emergent epidemic of terrorism in the Middle East.
Suspect In Killings of California Deputies was Deported Twice
The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff's deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte.
Man Who Attacked NYPD Cops with Hatchet
Wanted to Kill White People, Dad Says

Ralph Thompson told the New York Post that his son Zale "committed suicide" when he attacked the officers in Jamaica, Queens Thursday evening, striking two of them before he was fatally shot. "And he was taking one of y'all with him," the elder Thompson added, later clarifying that the "y'all" was a reference to white people.
You Can't Reform Islam Without Reforming Muslims
Daniel Greenfield
Islam is not an idea. It is a tribe. Talking about reforming the words of Islam is an abstraction. Islam did not begin with a book. It began with clan and sword. Even in the modern skyscraper cities of the West, it remains a religion of the clan and the sword. And if Islam has not changed, that is because Muslims do not want it to.
Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close to Call in Washington State
I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. The reality is, the bizarrely-long 18.5 page initiative is so confusingly and vaguely worded – with many terms and phrases left undefined – that former Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders warned protesters at a rally against I-594 how impossible it will be to comply with.
Like Obamacare: Must pass it to see what's in it.
Pity Party Nation: Who Cares If You're Offended?
John Hawkins
Since when did, "I'm offended," become an argument that trumps all facts, logic and common sense? When did regularly claiming to be aggrieved on behalf of some splinter of the population become a high paying gig? How did we get to a point in America where people are PROUD to tell you that they're "victims?"
Common Core Asks: “There are 25 Sheep and 5 Dogs in a Flock.
How Old is the Shepherd?”

In an intentional attempt to study and potentially confuse children, children were asked "There are 25 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock. How old is the shepherd?" Why might you ask this supposedly common-core aligned question? According to the teachers who created this problem, it is to teach students that they must:
Now That They Have a Choice
Wisconsin Teachers are Abandoning Unions

Jeff Dunetz
Back in 2011 Wisconsin teachers were taking over the state house protesting Gov. Scott Walker's Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, also known as Act 10 which among other things gave teachers the right NOT to join the union.  Teachers have for the last three years been able to opt out and about one third of teachers have told the union goodbye.
Incredible! Denver Post Columnist Accuses a Building, a BUILDING –
The Renovated Union Station – of Being Racist

"Let's start with the building itself, the actual architecture. Union Station is a neo-classical mix of styles – European styles. The symmetry, arched windows, ornate cornice and stacked, stone walls have their roots in the glory days of France, England, Greece and Rome, in empires that were nearly absent of ethnic minorities...

Week ending 19 October 2014

5 Key Implications if Baghdad Falls to ISIS
Patrick Poole
Reports that ISIS has surrounded Baghdad and is quickly closing in on the airport are troubling. Baghdad itself has been rocked by a series of VBIED attacks in the past 24 hours by ISIS, indicating that the battle for Baghdad has begun. The possible fall of Baghdad could be the most significant development in the War on Terror since 9/11. And yet many among the D.C. foreign policy "smart set" were not long ago mocking such a scenario.
Could It Possibly Get Any Worse?
Roger L. Simon
[W]ith all this, our secretary of State – who has no scientific expertise whatsoever but does speak mediocre French – thinks "global warming" is our biggest problem. There's a lot more. I know I've forgotten a ton. The mind simply boggles when trying to recall all of it. (What about Assad and the "red line?" etc., etc.). But remember this. It's not all bad. At least Valerie Jarrett isn't running for president in 2016….Or is she?
U.S. Slips to 12th in Economic Freedom;
Failure to Adhere to Rule of Law Cited as One Cause

The index, built on decades of research by Nobel laureates and dozens of leading scholars, published by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, has been published since 1996. As recently as 2000, the U.S. ranked 2nd in the world, in terms of boasting a free economy. The U.S.'s declining ranking will lower future economic growth.
The Obama Administration Has a Kiss-and-Tell Problem;
Turkey, Georgia, Others Disavow WH Partnership Claims

The latest row concerns the key question of whether Turkey, which hosts a sprawling American air base, will let U.S. warcraft fly from it into Iraq and Syria to batter the militant group. U.S. officials said Sunday that Ankara had given the green light. Less than a day later, Turkish officials categorically denied that they'd agreed to allow their bases to be used against the terror group.
Obama Cut CDC's 2014 Preparedness Budget by $270M
Steve Gilbert
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

Republicans Appropriated MORE for the CDC This Year
Than Obama Requested

Erick Erickson
Every Democratic response to any situation is to demand government spend more and blame Republicans for not spending as much as they should. Because the GOP won't let the Democrats spend more money, people are getting Ebola. The Democrats would have you believe that the very same government that could not build an Obamacare website with hundreds of millions of dollars could somehow cure Ebola yesterday with more money.

$39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding
That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $39 million on obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine.

CDC Head Scratcher:
You Can Give – But Can’t Get – Ebola on a Bus

Brittany M. Hughes
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else.

Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus in Africa
Paul Sperry
Islam isn't just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola. Washington and its media stenographers won't tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can't contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa.
Michigan Teacher Asked Students To Create Islamic Propaganda
Jenison High School officials are now under fire for promoting Islam and spreading misinformation. The [assignment] goes on to explain that the Muslim God, Allah, "is the god for the Christians, the Jews, the Muslims, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Atheists, and others." Despite the backlash, Principal Brandon Graham said the project, including the Islamic propaganda pamphlet, will remain part of the class curriculum.
Joining Islamic State is About 'sex and aggression,' Not Religion
Arie W. Kruglanski
The appeal of Islamic State rests on individuals' quest for what psychologists call "personal significance," which the militant group's extremist propaganda cleverly exploits. The quest for significance is the desire to matter, to be respected, to be somebody in one's own eyes and in the eyes of others.
An Ill Wind Working to Blow Out World Light
Judi McLeod
We’re all gonna’ die some day just as the Creator intended. The masses Obama so cavalierly addresses as “folk” are more likely to die from diseases they can’t fight because their health insurance has run out than they are among the one million Ebola deaths predicted by the dust devil-kicking U.N.
Canada Poised To Outflank Obama on Keystone XL Dithering
John Ruberry
Since his inauguration nearly six years ago, Obama has been dragging his feet in regards to approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline will bring much-needed petroleum from our friends in Alberta in Canada to the United States, which will lessen our need to import oil from hostile regimes such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
Oops! We Were Admonished the 'Science' was Settled,
Plants May Absorb MORE Carbon Dioxide Than Previously Thought

Global warming may not be damaging the Earth as quickly as feared after scientists found that plants can soak up more carbon dioxide than previously thought. According to researchers, climate models have failed to take into account that when carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere, plants thrive, become larger, and are able to absorb more CO2.

Former UK Climate Secretary to Call for Suspension of
UK Climate Change Act

Britain will struggle to "keep the lights on" unless the Government changes its green energy policies, the former environment secretary will warn this week. Owen Paterson will say that the Government's plan to slash carbon emissions and rely more heavily on wind farms and other renewable energy sources is fatally flawed.

Ecofascists Hijack EPA Ozone Regulations
Even while the old ozone standards have not been fully implemented and studied, environmental groups have hijacked the EPA to enact new regulations on the nation's energy and manufacturing economy. And in the estimation of the National Association of Manufacturers, "This would be the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the American public."
An Ethanol Surprise In Iowa?
Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
If the ethanol level in motor fuel is raised, it will break a pledge issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year. The EPA said it would consider reducing the amount of ethanol required in motor fuels because of the "blend wall," the point at which refiners can add no additional corn-based fuel to gasoline without exceeding the safe 10 percent concentration limit.

New E-15 Ethanol Gas Will Invalidate Car Warranties in Pre-2012 Cars
If you own a car older than a 2012 model you need to listen to the latest warnings from car manufacturers and the AAA. It is remarkable that gas companies and the EPA would approve the sale of a new gas blend of Ethanol gas called E-15 that will actually damage your car warranty. This does not mean that 2012 cars or 2013 cars are safe either from the effects of ethanol gas called E-15 or similar versions.
Revealed! Iraq Had Chemical WMDs All Along
Pentagon Withheld the Information – ISIS May Now Have Access

American troops were exposed to chemical weapons multiple times in the years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while the Pentagon kept their discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from investigators, fellow soldiers, and military doctors, according to a published report.
Abu Khattala Indictment Exposes a Planned Attack in Benghazi
Collection of Classified Info and Computers was Part of Plan

The indictment also alleges rocket propelled grenades, AK 47s and semi-automatic assault rifles were used at the consulate, and then mortars at the Annex during the third wave of the assault – a level of firepower that would contradict the administration's initial explanation that a demonstration had simply turned violent.

What Happened to the 'Sensitive Information' Stolen in Benghazi?
Thomas Joscelyn
The DoJ has released a new, superseding indictment in the government's case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the only suspect held in connection with the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The indictment, of course, doesn't come close to telling the whole story. But we do learn a few new facts, and the indictment raises, again, a key question: What happened to the computers and documents captured by jihadists during the raid on the U.S. Mission and Annex?
Houston Subpoenas Pastors' Sermons, Then Backs Off – Sorta –
Termed "Wholly Inadequate"

Ms. Parker's office initially doubled down in the face of such criticism but issued a statement late Wednesday saying the mayor "agrees with those who are concerned about the city legal department's subpoenas for pastors' sermons." The statement says the city will "move to narrow the scope during an upcoming court hearing" and that city attorney David Feldman "says the focus should be only on communications related to the petitions to overturn the ordinance."

Texas AG Abbott Tells Houston City Hall: Stop Assaulting Christians;
Letter Firmly Affirms Supremacy of Religious Rights

In his letter to the city attorney, Abbott said, "Whether you intend it to be so or not, your action is a direct assault on the religious liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment. The people of Houston and their religious leaders must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that their religious affairs are beyond the reach of the government."
CNN Chops Off Black Journo Group at the Knees
Well, here’s one way to respond when the National Association of Black Journalists condemns you for treating black employees badly: Cut them off at the knees. Yup. No. More. Money. On Friday The Wrap reported that CNN has pulled its financial support for the organization for its 2015 convention and job fair.

Week ending 12 October 2014

Thank You, ISIS
David Horowitz
Beheadings of innocent human beings are unspeakable acts reflecting the barbaric savagery of the Islamic "holy war" against the West – against us. Yet despite the intentions of their perpetrators, they have had an unexpected utility. Their gruesome images have entered the living rooms and consciousness of ordinary Americans and waked them up.
A Recovery or a Mirage?
Patriot Post
It's worth remembering the American economic system was unmatched for generations and it pulled the entire world up in the last century. At its beginning, we rode horses and buggies and only dreamed of flight; by its end we had conquered the moon and had instantaneous communication to every corner of the globe, all led by America. Now we succumb to Capitol Hill regulations on the wattage in our light bulbs.
Keystone Be Darned: Canada Finds Oil Route Around Obama
Energy East, a New 3,000 Mile Mega-Pipeline Proposed

So you're the Canadian oil industry and you do what you think is a great thing by developing a mother lode of heavy crude beneath the forests and muskeg of northern Alberta. The plan is to send it clear to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast via a pipeline called Keystone XL. Just a few years back, America desperately wanted that oil. Then one day the politics get sticky.
Bonus: Obama can't do a thing about it
'Doing an IRS'? EPA Can't Find Top Official's Text Messages
An EPA spokeswoman said agency officials have acknowledged to the court and to the National Archives that the agency doesn't have the text messages, but they contend the messages never had to be stored in the first place, since they were personal in nature and aren't required to be preserved under open-records laws, nor turned over under the Freedom of Information Act.
Polio Becomes 'Public Health Emergency' in Pakistan as
Number of Cases Soars – bin Laden Case Complicates Things

By Tuesday, the number of new polio cases in Pakistan stood at 202, and officials are bracing for potentially dozens of other cases by year's end. Pakistan now accounts for 80 percent of global cases and is one of only three countries at risk of exporting the disease outside its borders, according to the World Health Organization.
Moving To Phase II of the Enterovirus "Coverage"
Skipping Over the Early Warnings

Tom Maguire
The NY Times notes that the D-68 enterovirus is now claiming lives around the country and that people are concerned. That means it is time to move past ignoring this story and move to Phase II – cover it without asking any of the obvious follow-up questions.. . . Hmm. Didn't we have an influx of central American children to the US this summer? Weren't there concerns about diseases spreading in the holding camps?
Judicial Watch Confirms: Four ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in
Last 36 Hours – and Homeland Security Is Lying

After Congressman Duncan Hunter went on Fox News and delivered this initial story the mainstream legacy news and the Obama administration went into a full court press to refute him. Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.
Administration Tacitly Admits That the Air War Against ISIS is
Not Working

Perhaps Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey did not intend to make the startling admissions he did when he appeared on ABC News on Sunday morning. Perhaps the chairman did not seek to confirm for the public that the Islamic State’s advance in Iraq has been more effective and wider spread than previously reported...
ISIS: Journalists Must "Swear Allegiance to Caliph Al-Baghdadi"
If They Want to Report from Syria

ISIS Issues 11 Rules Media Must Follow. It’s worth noting ISIS is allowing MSM news outlets like AP and Reuters to report from their “Caliphate,” but won’t allow Arabic channels Al Jazeera and Al-Arabiya.
Switzerland Bans the Islamic State
The ban went into effect on Wednesday, when the Swiss cabinet voted to forbid Islamic State membership for at least six months. The ban disallows providing information or soliciting funds and recruiting for the jihadi terror group. Authorities said that doing so may result in three years in jail or a fine.
American Suicide Bomber’s Travels in U.S., Middle East
Went Unmonitored

Earlier this year, after returning to Syria ,Moner Mohammad Abusalha became the first American to carry out a suicide attack in that country, blowing up a restaurant frequented by Syrian soldiers on behalf of an al-Qaeda affiliate. His death May 25 was accompanied by the release of a menacing video.
Obama White House Sends ‘Thank You’ to
Beheader’s Oklahoma Mosque Congregation

David L. Myers, who serves as director of the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, was tasked with presenting a personal message from President Barack Obama. It read, “Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice.”
Here's Why The Middle Class Feels Squeezed
Middle class income is back to where it was in 1995 – but people are paying more for many things, including college, homes and even a movie ticket.
Check if you are middle class (by county)
The Real Economy – Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for
30,000 Part-timers Citing Obamacare

In August, the company said the increased enrollment led to a $500 million jump in health care costs compared to last year. Wal-Mart is not the first company to trim health benefits in the wake of Obamacare's roll out. Rival Target announced in January that it was eliminating benefits for all part-time workers. It encouraged those employees to enroll in Obamacare and gave a $500 cash payment to each of them.

What's Wrong with the American Economy?
John Steele Gordon
Growth in the American economy since the year 2000 has averaged 1.7 percent per annum. That's about half of what it averaged in the Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton years. Unemployment, especially in the broader measures, remains stubbornly high five years after the recession of 2007-2009 ended. What's going on?

Obamanomics: China Surpasses U.S. As Largest Economy
Based on Individual Purchasing Power

Sorry, America. China just overtook the U.S. to become the world's largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. Chris Giles at the Financial Times flagged up the change. He also alerted us in April that it was all about to happen. Basically, the method used by the IMF adjusts for purchasing power parity...

The Persistence of Public Ignorance About Federal Spending
Ilya Somin
A new Pew Research Center survey shows that most of the public is ignorant about the distribution of federal spending. Only 20% realize that the federal government spends more money on Social Security than on foreign aid, transportation, and interest on the government debt. Some 33% believe that foreign aid is the biggest item on this list, even though it's actually the smallest.
More Unemployment Census Fraud Exposed as
Whistleblower Brings Data To Light

John Crudele
When I spoke with this whistleblower earlier this year as part of my investigation of Census, she told me that hundreds of interviews that go into the Labor Department's unemployment rate and inflation surveys would miraculously be completed just hours before deadline. The implication was that someone with the ability to fill in the blanks on incomplete surveys was doing just that.
Census 'faked' 2012 Election Jobs Report
Obamacare and the New Economics of Part-Time Work
Casey B. Mulligan
Starting this year, the United States' working population will face three major employment disincentives resulting from the very benefits the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides: (1) an explicit tax on full-time work, (2) an implicit tax on full-time work for those who are ineligible for the ACA's health insurance subsidies, and (3) an implicit tax that links the amount of available subsidies to workers' incomes.
Economy inexorably tied to Obamacare
Fracking Could Save the Planet
Stephen Moore
President Barack Obama raised a lot of eyebrows last week when he declared: "Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution by more than any other nation on Earth." That's absolutely true. And it's remarkable because we as a nation didn't ratify the Kyoto Treaty, pass a carbon tax, or enact Mr. Obama's cap and trade agenda.
Is the French Revolution Our New Model?
Victor Davis Hanson
At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions – the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values. A quite different French version sought equality of result.
Mexican Gov't Paying to Help Shield
Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. from Deportation

According to a report from National Public Radio, the Mexican government through its 50 consulates around the United States has been helping to fund low-income illegal immigrants to apply for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA – which shields illegal immigrants from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S.
Producer of Anti-Obamacare Movie 'Sick and Sicker'
Hit with IRS Audit

Logan Clements says the IRS is demanding a "ridiculously long list" of documents, including "a detailed description of all transactions related to all prior year returns and supporting documentation... It sounds like a fishing expedition by the IRS to tie me up for a very long time in retaliation for making a movie against Obamacare."
PC-Intolerance Head Scratcher –
George Will Uninvited from Scripps College

A prominent conservative political pundit was uninvited from speaking at Scripps College, in a program designed to promote conservative views on campus, because of his conservative views. Columnist George Will was slated to speak ...but had his invitation rescinded after he wrote a column about sexual assault on college campuses.
State Dept. Inspector General:
More Evidence of Rampant Mismanagement Under Hillary Clinton

The inspector general's latest "management alert" – the third released by the agency's internal watchdog in a little over a year – warns that the State Department's management and oversight of grants has become a serious financial liability. Steve A. Linick became the agency's inspector general in September 2013, ending a vacancy that had lasted nearly six years.
Report: 20% of U.S. Residents Abandon English At Home
Arabic and Urdu – the Language of Pakistan – Fastest-growing

"Allowing in over one million new legal immigrants a year and to a lesser extent tolerating illegal immigration has important implications for preserving a common language. For too long, we have given little consideration to whether continuing this level of immigration, mostly legal, hinders the assimilation of immigrants and their children," Mr. Steven Camarota said.
Communist Community Organizer Trampled, Killed by Elephant
A Nepalese communist community organizer was killed in a wild elephant attack in the Bara district of south-eastern Nepal ... Ganga Bal, 35, was a local leader in the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), not to be confused with the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) or the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist). She was a member of the CPN-Maoist State Committee of Bhojpura.
Party registration of elephant unavailable
Teachers Reprimanded for Speaking Out Against Common Core
"This is a hot national debate," the teacher told [a local] paper. "Why can't I comment?" "This is outrageous. Teachers are now being chastised for speaking out against Common Core," Gov. Bobby Jindal said. "Teachers have problems with Common Core, and we should be listening to them."
School Board Slams Michelle O’s Lunch Rules:
‘Her children go to private school’

Typical Michele approved school lunch"We left thinking, what are we feeding these kids?" school board president Colleen Osborn, said at a recent meeting, according to the Tonawanda News. The paper reports the board is concerned students may be going hungry. She added, "Michelle Obama put these things into play, but her children go to private school and they don't have to follow these standards."

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