The Lies That Are
Central to Obama’s Agenda
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
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.
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Week ending 16 November 2014
|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
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’
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
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'
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
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
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
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|
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
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
Pregnant Congresswoman a Proxy Vote in Caucus Leadership
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.
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
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
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
'Constitutional Crisis' Over Amnesty
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
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
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?
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
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
The “Mein Kampf” of Jihad
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!
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
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
Obama carrying out the preferred policy: aligning with Iran in the ME.
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:
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
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
"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
We Need Expanded Generation from All Sources of Electricity
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.
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
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
"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."
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
"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 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"
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.
the Real Economic Stimulus
Without the U.S. Energy Blitz Recession Would Barely be Recovering
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
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
beginning to think this Obama chap
isn't as competent as we were told.
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
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
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
Media Complicit as Agencies Demand Yet Bigger Budgets
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.
|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
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."
Demos' 'Good Crisis' Diversion
Obama's Epidemic of Domestic and Foreign Policy Failures
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
Recovery or a Mirage?
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
Skipping Over the Early Warnings
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
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
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’
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
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
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
Whistleblower Brings Data To Light
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
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|
Could Save the Planet
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.
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
‘Her children go to private school’
"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."
Week ending 5 October 2014
|Obama Hasn’t Come Up
with One Original Idea Yet
Just before Labor Day, controversy erupted over President Obama’s garb at a presidential press conference – should he or should he not have worn a light tan summer suit when talking about ISIS? That was beside the point. The issue isn’t the weight or color of his suit. The issue is that the suit is empty.
|Obama: Born-Again Idiot
As a born again idiot, Obama maintains a layer of plausible deniability over his incompetence. But it's an ignorance of choice. He chooses not to contemplate the consequences of his actions and instead uses the media as a warning system to tell him that the latest crisis has penetrated the liberal bubble.
|President Ebola: In 2010 Obama
CDC Quarantine Regulations Aimed at Ebola
Four years ago, the administration of President Barack Obama moved with virtually no fanfare to abandon a comprehensive set of regulations which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had called essential to preventing international travelers from spreading deadly diseases inside the U.S. The CDC had proposed the regulations in 2005 under the administration of George W. Bush.
|Obama was Warned Repeatedly of
Withdrawal from Iraq
Top government officials and military brass repeatedly warned of the consequences of sticking to a timetable on full Iraq War troop withdrawal, but President Obama proceeded with the plan in 2011. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker cautioned against such a move in the years beforehand. "I am certain that abandoning or drastically curtailing our efforts will bring failure," he said in 2007.
|Mitt Romney Reprimands Obama On
'It’s time for him to apologize to America'
President Barack Obama 'went around the world and apologized for America. Now it's time for him to apologize to America,' Romney said of the man who dashed his presidential dreams while speaking at a rally in Livonia, Michigan, for Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land on Thursday.
|Obama Tries To Shake Off Jimmy
The comparison with former president Carter is one that Republicans have made ever since Mr Obama took office. Mitt Romney, his 2012 challenger, regularly accused him of being "worse than Carter" but the charge never stuck, in part because of the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden. Yet over the past year ... the Carter label has started to be used more often, and not just by Republicans.
|"Carter looks like Churchill in comparison"|
|Obama: 'Most Americans' Think
Nation Is Racist
For President Obama, the color of a man's skin is far more important than the content of his character. On the night when a police officer was shot in a Missouri town torn by racial strife, the president donned a shiny tuxedo to attend a ritzy black awards dinner, where he said police nationwide are to blame for community mistrust, even claiming that "most Americans" think the country is racist.
|Netanyahu: 'The Nazis Believed in a
The Militant Islamists Believe in a Master Faith'
"Last week, many of the countries represented here rightly applauded President Obama for leading the effort to confront ISIS. And yet weeks before, some of these same countries, same countries that now support confronting ISIS opposed Israel for confronting Hamas," Netanyahu said. "They evidently don't understand that ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree."
|Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to
' State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't
Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu's argument that those various groups "are all part of the same kind of militant Muslim - Islamic attempt to rule the world. We would not agree with that characterization, no," she replied.
Radical Islam’s End-Game
If we are to take the leaders of the Islamofascist movement at their word – and the leaders of the United States and the West have been delinquent in accepting the declarations of fascists in the past, so much so that world war has ensued – we can only surmise that the battles taking place between Sunni and Shi’ite factions in Iraq, Gaza and elsewhere in the world are for dominance in what they perceive as an inevitable global Islamic Caliphate.
|U.S. Mistakenly Bombs Free Syrian
Obama Personally Approves Airstrikes
Unfortunately for the Obama administration, President Obama has been directly tied to the targets picked in the Syrian campaign. Just a week and a half ago, the Wall Street Journal reported that Obama's generals would not have the ability to approve targets – instead, the commander-in-chief would channel LBJ and pick the bombing sites:
|Airstrikes Against ISIS Reportedly
Suffer from Intel Gaps
Due to Removal of Eyes-on-the-ground
The AP reported Wednesday that the Defense Department is relying on satellites, drones and surveillance flights to pinpoint targets for airstrikes, as well as assess the damage afterward and determine whether civilians were killed. Officials say that system stands in sharp contrast to the networks of bases, spies and ground-based technology the U.S. had in place during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
|Fed Court Slaps Down Obamacare Rule
Arbitrary, Capricious and Abuse of Discretion
Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt hailed the state's victory in its lawsuit challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act: "Today's ruling is a consequential victory for the rule of law. The administration and its bureaucrats in the IRS handed out billions in illegal tax credits and subsidies and vastly expanded the reach of the health care law because they didn't like the way Congress wrote the Affordable Care Act. That's not how our system of government works."
'Flaw' in Electronic Health Record Blamed for
Medical Error Involving Ebola Patient
A provision in President Obama's 2009 stimulus law required physicians and hospitals to adopt Electronic health records (EHRs) "for each person in the United States by 2014." While some Americans have raised privacy concerns, physicians themselves have raised concerns about EHRs degrading the quality of medical care.
|Swiss Overwhelmingly Reject Switch
Private to State Health Insurance
Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan for a seismic shift from the country's all-private health insurance system to a state-run scheme. Referendum results showed that almost 62 percent of voters had shot down a reform pushed by left-leaning parties which say the current private system is busting the budgets of ordinary residents.
|Democrats Think We Are Stupid
Many Democrat leaders, led by President Obama, have a low opinion of Americans. They are trying to trick us into believing our local Congressmen and Senators are not his enablers. They are and should be treated as such in the voting booth.
|DNC's Donna Brazile Calls for New
'Save American Democracy'
On Saturday, Donna Brazile, the vice-chair of voter registration and participation for the Democratic Party, said on Twitter that the United States needs to scrap its current Constitution and replace it in order to save American democracy. "We need a new constitution," Brazile tweeted. "Here's how we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths and the 1 percent."
Leading Dem Insider: Save America; Scrap The Constitution
Democrats have viewed the Constitution as an anachronistic barrier to their agenda since the days of Woodrow Wilson who, before entering politics, consistently argued as much. These days, though, their contempt for our founding document is becoming increasingly manifest.
|Liberals as Low Information Voters
Roger L. Simon
For several years now we have heard much of the plague of "low information voters" – those legions of the supposedly ignorant who walk, clueless on the issues, into our polling places, casting their votes for candidates the details of whose programs are as familiar to them as quantum mechanics. But we may have a more significant problem.
|Best movie line... ever!|
Trouble With (Early) Voting
It's ludicrous, really – the idea that we Americans would have only one month to make it from our homes to the voting booth and cast our ballots in this Republic. In this busy world, we simply need more time than that. Or so some say.
|IN-DEPTH: Chicago FAA Air Traffic
Worst Case of Sabotage in Air-traffic Control History
The first radio links with pilots were lost just as the pre-dawn crush of flights into Chicago began... Within minutes, radar feeds, flight plans and other data controllers rely on to direct more than 6,000 aircraft a day above five U.S. states had vanished as a fire was being set in a communications room one floor below.
|Court: Obama Admin Can't Hide
Former White House Adviser's Access to IRS Info
"The court has ruled that the federal government cannot hide behind confidentiality laws to prevent Americans from knowing if our President has gained unauthorized access to their tax information," Cause of Action executive director Dan Epstein said in a statement Tuesday. "This is a decisive win for all Americans and for government transparency and accountability."
FBI Moves To Fire 11 Whistleblowers,
Key Senator Fears Retaliation
Eleven whistleblowers in the FBI say the bureau is targeting them for termination in retaliation for their revelations about FBI wrongdoing, the top Republican on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary announced Wednesday. The whistleblowers, who have spoken out about various problems and wrongdoing at the law enforcement agency, said they recently have been served with Loss of Effectiveness orders...
Pattern of Corruption?
IRS Erased Key Records in Lawsuit, NetJets Says
There may be a pattern involving the IRS losing e-mails and other key computer records. Now, the private-jet company NetJets is claiming in a lawsuit that as part of its tax dispute with the agency the IRS "wiped clean a number of computer hard drives containing emails and other electronic documents that the Government was required to produce."
|Source: Clinton Directly Involved
In Terrorist Group "Security Force"
A source who has asked to remain anonymous due to their proximity to the investigation, said that much of the blame for the murders rests squarely within the State Department, then under the command of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The State Department had final decision-making authority over all of the following:
|What Really Drives Anti-fracking
Fracking obliterates its claim that we are about to run out of oil and gas – and so must slash our living standards, spend billions on crony-corporatist "renewable energy" schemes, and put radical green bureaucrats and activists in charge of our lives, livelihoods, living standards and remaining liberties.
|U.S. Poised To Become World's
Leading Liquid Petroleum Producer
Fracking, Horizontal Drilling Transform Industry
The U.S. is overtaking Saudi Arabia to become the world's largest producer of liquid petroleum, in a sign of how its booming oil production has reshaped the energy sector. With US production continuing to boom, its output is set to exceed Saudi Arabia's this month or next for the first time since 1991.
|Top Civil Rights Lawyer, Cable News
Accused of Raping Woman After Rev Al Sharpton's Birthday Party
Sanford Rubenstein, 70, a high-powered attorney in New York, is said to have sexually assaulted the victim at his luxury apartment after the event at the four-star Four Seasons restaurant earlier this week, according to the New York Daily News. Sources told the paper the rape of the woman, who is believed to be a 42-year-old executive with links to Sharpton, is being investigated as third degree.
|The YAF’s National “No More Che
Exposes Che Guevara, Targets Columbia University
For decades, the Left tried to glorify murderers and thugs like Lenin, Mao, and even Stalin. They are discredited today because people know about their evil deeds. Che is more obscure. He is one notorious figure who is idolized by the Left and hailed as a "hero," yet most students never learn the truth about his cult of violence.