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CANADIAN FREE PRESS . . . BECAUSE WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NOT FREE WORLD by ARNOLD AHLERT


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We gave thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels. Americans died. Where is the outrage?

Where Is the Outrage?

By Arnold Ahlert  Tuesday, December 3, 2013

On Sunday, the New York Post ran an excerpt from “The Unarmed Truth” by John Dodson. Dodson is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent who blew the whistle on the gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious.

According to the Mexican government, 211 of their citizens, including police officers and children, have been murdered with weapons from that scandalous operation. So was American Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose family, along with every other concerned American, has been stonewalled in their efforts to find out who is accountable for this atrocity. After recounting some truly unbelievable instances of bureaucratic arrogance and ineptitude, Dodson inadvertently poses a question with far larger implications. “We gave thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels. Americans died. Where is the outrage?” he asks.

Perhaps fittingly, “The Boomer Bust,” a column by P.J O’Rourke published the same day in the Wall Street Journal, inadvertently provides a substantial portion of the answer. “We are the generation that changed everything,” O’Rourke writes. “Of all the eras and epochs of Americans, ours is the one that made the biggest impression—on ourselves. That’s an important accomplishment, because we’re the generation that created the self, made the firmament of the self, divided the light of the self from the darkness of the self, and said, ‘Let there be self.’ If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you may have noticed this yourself.”

Self-Absorbed Nation

With some notable exceptions, including a very large one for veterans of the Vietnam War, no previous generation of Americans was as self-absorbed as my own generation of Boomers. Note the word “previous.” Unfortunately, we have done a rather remarkable job of cultivating that noxious trait among subsequent generations. As a result, an American ethos has emerged, one in which the most truthful answer to Dodson’s question would embarrass those previous generations.

Where is the outrage? For millions of Americans, there is no outrage whatsoever—unless something personally affects them.

For far too many Americans, the numerous scandals engendered by this administration, including Fast and Furious, the targeting of conservatives by the IRS, the monitoring of news reporters by the DOJ, the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, the NSA abuses, and the general trampling of the Constitution by a president who unilaterally re-writes laws whenever he sees fit, have generated little more than a collective yawn. And that’s when those same Americans are even aware of what’s going on in the first place. Perhaps the greatest paradox of the modern age is how well-connected Americans are to information-gathering devices, even as they remain completely uncurious about vast swaths of critically important information.

The filtering mechanism that separates the relevant from the irrelevant is transparently obvious: if it’s not about me, who cares?

Facebook: A Testament to “Me”

Perhaps the most searing example of this phenomenon is Facebook. It is, above all else, a testament to “me” in all my glory. In all of American history, there is no comparable example of a time when so many people dedicated so much energy to chronicling the mundane and the trivial at best, and the truly twisted, at worst. It is almost inconceivable how many people have posted self-indicting accounts of criminal behavior. Apparently boasting about one’s thuggery is viewed as a reasonable tradeoff for the possible incarceration that could occur when a jury sees a video starring you and your homies “knocking out” some unsuspecting grandmother, simply for the thrill of it.

Yet there is a bigger thrill. Several other websites glorify such thuggery including one, worldstarhiphop.com, that compiles “excerpts of hundreds of fights, from women being sucker-punched to brutal gang attacks,” writes Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist James E. Causey, who further reveals that those videos “often earn thousands of views and ‘likes’ and ‘recommendations’ on Facebook, which turn the perpetrators into overnight sensations.”

That’s as “all about “me as it gets.

Rush Limbaugh:  “low information voter”

Radio host Rush Limbaugh coined the increasingly popular term “low information voters” (LIVs). I believe the term is somewhat inaccurate. These Americans are not bereft of information. They are not cut off from television, radio, the internet, i-Phones, texting, tweeting or any other source of information exchange. In fact, most Americans, including the LIVs, are inundated by information. What they actually pay attention to is the great separator. We live in an age where the public school system promotes the maintenance of self-esteem over genuine achievement, and trains younger generations of Americans to feel, rather than to think. And now that everyone gets a trophy just for showing up, the distinction between banality and greatness no longer applies. Everyone is “special,” and there is little reason to dwell on anything that occurs outside one’s personal universe.

By accident or design, the Obama administration and their media lapdogs have been masters at exploiting this phenomenon. No sooner does one scandal arise than another takes its place, followed by another and another, seemingly ad infinitum. Keeping track requires genuine effort in an age where effort has given way to the cruise control of self-absorption. Those who remain genuinely outraged are either dismissed as over-wrought, or denigrated with a label such as “misogynist,” “homophobe,” “nativist,” or “teabagger,” with the understanding that, once labeled, no further thought is required.

Yet despite their good fortune, this administration pierced the collective fog of self-absorption with the ultimate over-reach known as ObamaCare. Or as the coordinated attempt to put the genie back in the bottle is rolled out, the scrapping of the name ObamaCare and the return to the term Affordable Care Act, lest our feckless president be permanently associated with his “signature achievement,” yet another appellation undoubtedly headed for the ash heap of history. In one of the more colossal outbursts of hubris, Obama and his fellow Democrats decided that millions of Americans getting their insurance policies cancelled would be as indifferent about that reality as they have been about every other scandal, and/or lie of omission or commission, foisted upon them by our Prevaricator-in-Chief.

No such luck. Few things are more personal than one’s health, and the notion that this administration has put millions of Americans’ access to healthcare in jeopardy—even as they were assured that nothing of the sort would happen—has engendered the kind of outrage that even our hopelessly corrupt media cannot tamp down.

Not that they aren’t trying. The trumpeting of the so-called historical deal with Iran that was nothing of the sort, along with the implementation of the “nuclear option” in the Senate, were the latest attempts to overwhelm Americans. Today the administration will attempt to put more lipstick on the pig known as HealthCare.gov, in the hopes that Americans will conflate the website with ObamaCare itself.

No doubt many will, until other realities intrude, such as the loss of one’s doctor, as networks tighten up to contain mandated costs, or the realization that “cheaper” insurance comes with hefty coinsurance requirements and deductibles that must be satisfied by the insured themselves. Then there is the ultimate time bomb that will explode next year when millions of additional Americans have their employer-based policies cancelled.

The ultimate nightmare for this administration? A sense of outrage that breaks through the containment barrier of healthcare. The possibility that Americans eventually discover that this scandal is not anomalous, but part of a larger pattern. A pattern where even most self-absorbed Americans may be prodded to ask themselves disquieting questions, leading to evermore disquieting questions. “There is no escape from happiness, attention, affection, freedom, irresponsibility, money, peace, opportunity and finding out that everything you were ever told is wrong,” writes O’Rourke, in reference to the Baby Boom generation.

With any luck, O’Rourke is vastly underestimating the size of his audience.

Copyright 2013 The Patriot PostAuthor

Arnold Ahlert  Bio

Arnold Ahlert Most recent columnsArnold was an op-ed columist with the NY Post for eight years, currently writing for JewishWorldReview.com and FrontPageMag.com. Arnold can be reached at: atahlert@comcast.net

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TEAPARTY.ORG (PLEASE STOP PREACHING DEMOCRACY!!! PLEASE FOCUS ON REGAINING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!))


THE BIG DIFF by JUST ME

NOVEMBER 26, 2013

No true American wants a Democracy for our nation.  What we want is our Constitutional Republic.  The word “democracy” is nowhere within our Founding Documents-nor did our Founders intend to create a Democracy.  What they did intend, and did create, was a Constitutional Republic with democratic elections.  There is a major difference in the two forms of government, and they are, indeed, mutually exclusive, regardless of Ilya Somin’s attempts to make the two words interchangeable and their meanings moot.  It is laziness to let people, repeatedly use a word incorrectly and without a full understanding of that word’s actual meaning, just because it has become the popular thing to do.  It is dangerous to mislabel our intended form of government because when we do, we remove the caveats and protections that those words gave us as a People within a Nation.  The Left continuously attempts to reshape our language, and the reason is because language is our only way of communicating–making our intentions and beliefs clear to others is paramount.  We cannot allow benign,everyday language, to take the place of the words used by the Founders.  If they hadn’t placed such importance in the very words they used to shape our Nation, they would have expressed themselves capriciously and vaguely, which would have allowed the people to treat our Constitution as a changeable, sign-of-the-times, document.  They did the opposite with clear and precise language in all of our Founding Documents.  It is important to remember that those courageous men, of the eighteenth century, placed everything they had at risk for the birth of this nation.  They did not do that lightly but with purpose and desire to free a nation from a tyrannical monarchy.  Today, we suffer much of the same oppression that was alive and well prior to the American Revolution.   Everyone can learn the difference between a democratic Republic and a Democracy from a book entitled “The 5000 Year Leap,” first published in 1984!

Just Me

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THE BLAZE by DAVE URBANSKI (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/22/youre-just-a-young-punk-70-year-old-great-grandma-gives-pistol-whipping-thug-more-than-he-bargained-for/)


‘You’re Just a Young Punk’: 70-Year-Old Great-Grandma Gives Pistol-Whipping Thug More Than He Bargained For

 

Wanda Pierce, 70, pulled into her son’s driveway like she does every morning, hopping out of the driver’s seat to the passenger side and waiting for her son to emerge so the pair could carpool to work.

Suddenly her passenger door opened. Pierce thought it was her son.

Great Grandmother, 70, Fights Attacker Who Pistol Whipped Her

Wanda Pierce fought back against an attacker. (Image source: WTHR-TV)

“As soon as I turned my head, there we were, face-to-face,” Pierce told WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. She wasn’t looking at her son, but another man in his early 20s.

And he was pointing a gun at Pierce and grabbing the purse on her lap.

That’s when the great-grandmother did something her attacker probably wasn’t expecting.

“For some particular reason, instinct told me at the same time, ‘That’s mine,’” Pierce told WTHR of the Tuesday attack. “‘I work for what I get. You’re just a young punk running around out here doing things you ought not do and you’re not getting my purse.’”

“Then he told me, ‘Lady, give me the purse or I’m going to shoot you,’” Pierce recalled. “And that’s when I told him, ‘No, you won’t’ — bad word — and I held on to it anyway,” she told WTHR.

Great Grandmother, 70, Fights Attacker Who Pistol Whipped Her

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Pierce acknowledged that the safest path in that situation was to give up her purse — and that if she had to do it over again she’d make a different choice — but “until you’re in that situation, you really don’t know what you’d do.”

“I was bound and determined to keep what was mine,” she said. “Didn’t work.”

The attacker then pistol-whipped her, Pierce said. “He hit me in the head and I knew it was bleeding, but I still held on.”

“I continued to hold onto the purse and he hit me here,” she added, pointing to her right wrist.

“And something else hit me that said ‘let go’ and I let go,” Pierce said.

Great Grandmother, 70, Fights Attacker Who Pistol Whipped Her

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The man may have gotten away with her purse, but Pierce said she’d face him in court in a heartbeat and give him a piece of her mind.

“I’d tell him, ‘I hope that wherever you’re going, somebody beats the living tar out of you because you deserve it,’” Pierce told the station. “I only got hurt, but that’s all right. At least I gave ‘em a fight. I don’t think he quite expected that either.”

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JARKESY POLITICAL by TOM O’HALLORAN via http://jarkesypolitical.com/2013/09/04/egypt-has-documents-indicating-obama-is-part-of-the-muslim-brotherhood/


Egypt has documents indicating Obama is part of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Egypt has documents indicating Obama is part of the Muslim Brotherhood

Surprise, surprise, President Obama’s half brother, Malik Obama, oversees much of the finances of the Muslim Brotherhood, not just in Egypt but throughout the Mideast.

When Morsi was arrested last month, the Egyptian military discovered a pile of documents linking the Obama regime with the illegal activities of the Muslim Brotherhood. Investigative journalist Jerome Corsi has obtained a copy of the document held by the Egyptian military, proving the Obama regime sent millions of dollars in bribes to the Muslim Brotherhood, paid out by the U.S. Consulate.

Conveniently, the President’s brother…is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood and oversees an $8 billion dollar bribe to the Muslim Brotherhood made by the Obama regime. The bribe was payment to guarantee that the huge tract of Egyptian land, the Sinai Peninsula, be turned over to the Muslim Brotherhood sister group Hamas, The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas mince no words about their goals for Israel, which is total annihilation.

The former Chancellor of the Constitutional Court of Egypt and current adviser, Tahani Al-Jebali stated that the reason the United States cannot fight the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood is because the brother of U.S. President Barack Obama is the architect of the investments for the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to Egypt Daily News, a document exists showing the eight billion dollar “holocaust” agreement with the Obama administration that was signed by former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi and his second in command Khairat Al-Shater. Both are under arrest by the Egyptian military for murder and treason.

Obama’s close ties certainly explains our weapons and arms shipments to Egypt along with monetary aid. It may also explain why the Obama administration ignores the persecution of Christians in Egypt.

According to Khairat Al-Shater’s son, Saad Al-Shater, prior to being arrested by the Egyptian military, his father was in possession of information linking Obama with the Muslim Brotherhood that he says would put Obama in prison.

If the Egyptian military releases this document, it would no doubt spell the end of the Obama presidency, bringing impeachment, a long prison term, and perhaps even the death penalty.

Source: Examiner

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FOXNEWS.COM by DR. KEITH ABLOW (MY TWO SENSE: I believe it is worse than Obama disrespecting others. I believe he is a clinical Narcisist, that he is amoral, and lacks empathy–all of the characteristic facets of a narcissist and a psychopath. No drama, Obama’s lack of character and integrity was certainly shaped in his youth, but once autonomous, he decided which path works best for him and his goals. He is also a megalamaniac, with delusions of power, relevance, and omnipotence. In short, Obama is in love with himself, and if he could, he would make love and procreate all by himself. JUST ME)


Why it is easy for President Obama to lie to the American people

By Dr. Keith Ablow

FoxNews.com
  • Recently, America has witnessed something we have not seen since Watergate:  The president of the United States openly admitting that he lied to the American people.

There are at least these two differences this time: First, the admission of the lie does not come at a moment when this president is facing impeachment (which would almost certainly have been true for President Nixon had he not resigned).

Second, this president still shows, in my opinion, even after his most recent mea culpa, far less remorse than President Nixon showed in the speech he made upon announcing he would leave office and in his choice to leave office.

I do not believe the president sees most Americans as competent. I believe he sees them as children.

In this case, the president lied to Americans about the Affordable Care Act, promising that passing the legislation meant they could keep their health plans and doctors, when the truth is that tens of millions of people will likely lose their health care plans and be forced to switch doctors.

That’s a really big lie, however you measure it — whether in the tens of millions of people affected, or the hundreds of thousands of doctors, or the dozens of insurance companies, or the thousands and thousands of employers or the rerouting of billions of dollars.

Yet, the president only said he was “sorry that people are finding themselves in this situation based on reassurances they got from me.”

He didn’t say that he had profoundly violated the trust of the American people.

He didn’t say that he would search his soul for the reason he could have been so intent on passing his legislation that he promised very important things he knew he could not deliver.

He didn’t say that the rage people feel toward him is justified.

Why does it seem so easy for the president to tell such a gargantuan lie?

Here’s why:

– In order to feel guilty about deceiving someone, an individual must have respect for that person.

– He must consider the other man or woman his equal.

– He must believe that depriving the other man or woman of the truth would be a sin because it deprives that person of free will. Because without the facts, competent people can’t make informed decisions.

But I do not believe the president sees most Americans as competent.  I believe he sees them as children, who cannot think for themselves, nor support themselves, nor defend themselves.

And because he believes this is a nation of children who are powerless to truly decide anything knowledgably, withholding certain facts from them “for their own good,” is no different than telling the kids a few harmless lies to keep them safe and settle them down and calm their anxieties.

“This doesn’t taste bad,” a father might say to his daughter before giving her medicine, even when he knows it will.  The lie is forgivable. It’s meant to keep his little girl from being too anxious and refusing what she needs.

But tell a competent adult something tastes good when it will make him gag, and you’ll be, rightfully, seen as having deprived the person of information he deserved.

This president was lied to by his father who abandoned him, by his mother who abandoned him and by the grandmother who hugged him, but also revealed that she distrusted men of color.

Now, he wants to be the only adult in town. He needs that much power to feel safe, because he was that disempowered and unsafe in the past. So, to him, we’re incompetents.

To him, we’re just kids who need to take our medicine. And lying is the easy and justifiable way to get the job done.

Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team. Dr. Ablow can be reached at info@keithablow.com.

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DOWNTREND.COM by JOSEPH R. CARDUCCI


Here’s How Obama And ObamaCare Is Selling Out The Young Millenials, Get Ready For Pain

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Remember back to the last election. All of the young people must have just thought that Obama was so cool. He was someone who made them feel good, or something like that. He promised to keep your rates on student loans low so that you could continue to be indoctrinated by liberal universities. And you feel for all of his false keep your healthcare plan and other b.s. In return, you young people voted for Obama by a margin of 28 percent. Simply amazing.

All of us older conservatives (and possibly even the libertarians among you) tried to warn you. We said that liberalism is nothing more than a scam to take your productivity and give it to us. But not only to us, the ones who are actually working for a living. Your income and production will also go to those lazy, good-for-nothings who would rather sit at home and collect food stamps and welfare rather than going out and finding a job.

But thanks to how you voted—for Obama—we now have ObamaCare and a full line up of liberal rules and regulations that are dragging you down. Congrats for this, by the way, you will be the first generation in the history of our country that does not even live up to what your parents achieved, let alone exceed their efforts. Given the fact that we tried to warn you, I do not feel guilty about what you are about to suffer. I can only hope and pray that you learn something from all of this.

Instead of listening to us, you are now going to have the opportunity to do all sorts of things that you will not want to do. You can now buy over priced insurance that you neither want nor need. In return, this will subsidize my insurance, making it cheaper. You will also have the opportunity to work at menial jobs for a lot longer than you have planned, most likely needing to take two or three at the same time to make ends meet (since ObamaCare is going to force more employers to only hire part-time workers). I hope you didn’t plan on that investment banking or real estate career, since the job market may be permanently destroyed.

When I started out there was hope and opportunity and the promise of a better life. Is that still true for you today? Can you work and get credit and start a business? Not very likely due to the crippling regulations, income redistribution, and massive debt that have come with your election choices. According to the current statistics, most of you still live at home with your parents. Even the new ObamaCare law encourages this, allowing you to remain on mommy and daddy’s insurance until reaching 26.

But, hey, all of this makes it much easier for me. Do you realize that the last time I wanted to hire an office assistant (and this is simply a very basic job) I received over 100 applications? Yes indeed. Not that I really needed someone who was too terribly qualified, just some decent writing and editing skills along with the ability to answer a phone call once in a while and operate a computer. Just as a basic lesson in economics, with 107 applicants, do you think I am likely to pay the ‘winner’ more or less of a salary than I had originally hoped?

So, young people of America…please lean something from this pain that you are about to go through. I hope it really sinks in about how liberalism works in reality. It is not about finding a president you think is cool, it is about re-shaping the laws and rules of how things work. But look on the bright side, I will be happy to pay less for my insurance and look forward to getting those social security checks in a few years…but I doubt there will be anything left for you when the time comes.

What do YOU think? Is this an accurate representation of how liberalism works? Would you like to add anything? Why do you think the young millenials voted so decidedly in favor of Obama? Do you think they have learned their lesson…or do they need to experience more pain?

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DOWNTREND.COM by EMILY H


Obama Gets Into it With Louisiana Governor Over Healthcare.gov

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POTUS decided to travel to Lousiana Friday and discuss the economy; his goal mainly to divert attention from Healthcare.gov. He began speaking about how he was going to create jobs by fixing roads, but Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal immediately brought focus back to health care.

“We will not allow President Obama to bully Louisiana into accepting an expansion of Obamacare,” Jindal said in a statement, saying the expansion would cost the state too much.

“The dysfunction of the website and the president’s broken promises on being able to keep your health plan are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the problems with this law,” Jindal added.

Obama has repeatedly promised that Americans could keep their health care plans/doctors, which was a fat lie. In his speech, he made promises to fix the failing website. The remainder of his speech focused on urging Congress to focus on infrastructure progress.

“I know if there’s one thing that members of Congress from both parties want, it’s smart infrastructure projects that create good jobs in their districts,” he said.

This just goes to show that POTUS can’t own up to his mistakes, and even when someone like Jindal brings it up, he still waves it away with lies and broken promises. Not surprising of course, but equally maddening.

Nice save Mr. President. But it’s apparent you’re still not listening to us.

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THE WEEKLY STANDARD by DANIEL HALPER


“FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence,” the subject of the announcement reads.

“Today, the Obama administration announced two new common-sense executive actions to keep the most dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands and ban almost all re-imports of military surplus firearms to private entities. These executive actions build on the 23 executive actions that the Vice President recommended as part of the comprehensive gun violence reduction plan and the President unveiled on January 16, 2013,” reads the White House’s announcement.

Even as Congress fails to act on common-sense proposals, like expanding criminal background checks and making gun trafficking a federal crime, the President and Vice President remain committed to using all the tools in their power to make progress toward reducing gun violence.

Building on the 23 Executive Actions the President and Vice President Unveiled Last January

·         Last December, the President asked the Vice President to develop a series of recommendations to reduce gun violence. On January 16, 2013, they released these proposals, including 23 executive actions. With the first Senate confirmation of an ATF Director on July 31, 2013, the Administration has completed or made significant progress on 22 of the 23 executive actions. The new executive actions unveiled today build on this successful effort.

Closing a Loophole to Keep Some of the Most Dangerous Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

·         Current law places special restrictions on many of the most dangerous weapons, such as machine guns and short-barreled shotguns.  These weapons must be registered, and in order to lawfully possess them, a prospective buyer must undergo a fingerprint-based background check.

·         However, felons, domestic abusers, and others prohibited from having guns can easily evade the required background check and gain access to machine guns or other particularly dangerous weapons by registering the weapon to a trust or corporation.  At present, when the weapon is registered to a trust or corporation, no background check is run.  ATF reports that last year alone, it received more than 39,000 requests for transfers of these restricted firearms to trusts or corporations.

·         Today, ATF is issuing a new proposed regulation to close this loophole.  The proposed rule requires individuals associated with trusts or corporations that acquire these types of weapons to undergo background checks, just as these individuals would if the weapons were registered to them individually.  By closing this loophole, the regulation will ensure that machine guns and other particularly dangerous weapons do not end up in the wrong hands.

Keeping Surplus Military Weapons Off Our Streets

·         When the United States provides military firearms to its allies, either as direct commercial sales or through the foreign military sales or military assistance programs, those firearms may not be imported back into the United States without U.S. government approval.  Since 2005, the U.S. Government has authorized requests to reimport more than 250,000 of these firearms.

·         Today, the Administration is announcing a new policy of denying requests to bring military-grade firearms back into the United States to private entities, with only a few exceptions such as for museums.  This new policy will help keep military-grade firearms off our streets.

 

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FREEDOM WORKS PLEA FOR SUPPORT OF ANTI-CARBON TAX by MATT KIBBE


Dear FreedomWorks member,

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative and urge him or her to support the resolution, H.Con.Res. 24, by Rep. Steve Scalise, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be harmful to the U.S. economy.

The carbon tax is essentially a tax on all emissions from burning fossil fuels – which provide over 80 percent of our nation’s energy.  Taxing carbon emissions will necessarily cause the cost of our nation’s most plentiful energy source to increase sharply, placing addition burdens upon both individual Americans and our economy at large. Even some proponents of carbon tax schemes admit that their plans will cost thousands of jobs in the energy sector.

Increasing the cost of energy is one of the most devastating blows that can be dealt to a struggling economy, because doing so increases the costs of all goods through increased transportation costs and overhead.  Also, higher energy costs are inherently regressive, taking a far greater portion of income from the poor.

In addition, a carbon tax would add a massive, brand new revenue source for the federal government, which would inevitably be spent to continue the growth of the leviathan state.

Thus, I urge you to contact your Representative and urge him or her to reject a carbon tax by supporting Rep. Scalise’s resolution.

Sincerely,

Matt Kibbe
President and CEO
FreedomWorks

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SOHEREANDNOW: LOCAL POLICE THE NEW MILITARY by JUST ME


National Security Objectives

What Are Those Objectives and Who is “We?”

by Just Me

October 11, 2013

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.  We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” –Senator Barack Obama, July 2, 2008

The tactical forces teams, of State and local police departments, have been armed and uniformed identically, and cannot be State-identified according to their uniforms or badges.  These newly combined police officers are now obama’s “civilian national security force.”  They are armed and outfitted military-style, and they will shoot Americans down, where the real military soldiers may not be willing.  Recall the leaked questionnaire given to, and filled out, by military troops and brass, all the way to the top, which asked the question, “If ordered to, will you fire on American citizens?”  Those top brass who answered “no” are being weeded out of their career service via forced retirement, or are being ‘fired’ by the only person with the authority to do so.  That is the White House dictator, barack hussein obama.

During a recent flight, a passenger witnessed, as did many passengers, what is called “dry runs”.  Dry runs aboard airplanes are the exercises Middle Eastern men and women are acting out during a flight.  The presumed goal is to determine how many behaviors will go unnoticed and/or unchallenged by air marshals and passengers so that a “perfect” plan can be devised for another air attack on US soil.  On September 2, 2013, flight 1880 took off from Reagan International Airport en route to Washington, DC, a number of Arab males rummaged through overhead compartments, one ran down the aisle and locked himself inside the bathroom for some time, and they behaved in other threatening ways–not without notice, but without acknowledgement or support from this Administration or the particular airline.  Were it not for the passenger’s report, none of this may have come to light.  Although a pilots organization has reported these incidents during flights, along with witness air marshals, they have been ridiculed and labeled liars.  Without protection and support from the appropriate federal security agencies, terrorist attacks are coming, and it is only a matter of time.  The turn of events that will follow another successful terrorist attack, with a high death count, is inevitable, as well.

Once the impending air attack(s) are implemented, bho will declare a State of Emergency–“Never let a crisis go to waste.”–and Martial Law will become the law of the land, replacing obamacare.  The sad thing is that many Americans will accept that marshal law is the only recourse to secure the country, and they will likely feel grateful to the president for his “protection.”  They will never believe that the Administration knew of and expected this “crisis” for some time, yet he did nothing to stop it.  Furthermore, those same individuals will never accept that their president has, in the past, manufactured several crises in order to manipulate the economy and the people, that he will continue to do so until his agenda is completely implemented, and that he is collaborating with airlines, among others, to debunk airline pilots who report the terrorist dry runs (drs) during flights.

The goal to dismantle Capitalism, America, and liberty has been an active effort for more than 100 years, and every time the United  States government is lead by Progressives, another chunk of America, as we knew her, is gone.  We never, ever regain the loss.  Americans cannot afford to continue sitting back and hoping that others will deal with the situation.  And Americans must act, as of yesterday, to turn this tide that will drown us all.

We live in a time of actual, real-life conspiracies; political, ideological, and financial.  Paranoid is no longer an accurate description for one who is smart enough to figure out the minds and hearts of con artists who, by the way, exist even in high political office.  There are those of us, who’ve lived through, and beyond, Nazi Germany and other Marxist/Communist nations, and who have learned from experiences what evil looks like, and we recognize it in 2013.  We recognize the path evil takes, the manipulations evil implements, and we can identify the perpetrators of evil in the same way.  For those who remain unconvinced by experience, take, for instance, a time before the first Atomic explosion in a US desert.  No one, including the atomic scientists, knew the full consequences of the destructive forces that, when unleashed, would continue to kill, maim, or alter living organisms for generations.  Now, after the experimental bomb detonation, followed by its use on two Japanese cities during WWII, most people recognize atomic power for what it is and can describe it to those too young to have the memory.  Yet, no one, ignorant of this subject thinks to mock those experienced individual’s who can predict the outcome should an identical atomic bomb be detonated.  The point is that, just because a scenario feels, or seems to be unlikely, outrageous, or absurd, does not make it so!

Lackadaisical attitudes and ignorance are the principal characteristics a dictator depends upon to covertly, or overtly, usurp a nation.  The average person simply does not see it coming because the average individual doesn’t want to see an upsetting reality, much less take a stand against it.  Human beings, for the most part, prefer to deny, deny, deny rather than accept the possibility that many conspiracy scenarios are based on fact and not imagination.  Why do most people, when confronted with a dark possibility, demean and ridicule the messenger?  Why is the message so often met with anger rather than simple dismissal if not believed?   If the warning message is put forth from an honest perspective and garnered from an honest investigation, why then, does society publicly impugn, not only the message, but the messenger?  This senseless reaction is the real absurdity, and it is extremely unfortunate.

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THE BLAZE by JASON HOWERTON


(Why is there no across the board media coverage on this??  JM)

 

Why Are Truckers Threatening to ‘Shut Down Washington, D.C.’ for Three Days Straight?

A group of truckers is reportedly planning to shut Washington, D.C. down for three days straight starting on Oct. 11 to protest the “corruption against the Constitution.”

The “Truckers To Shut Down America” Facebook page has more than 16,000 likes, though it is unclear how many truckers actually intend on taking part in the disruptive protest.

Truckers Threatening to Shut Down Washington, D.C. for Three Days in Protest

(Facebook)

“The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers!” the group’s description reads.

In a YouTube video uploaded by user “Kevin Allan” and linked on the “Truckers To Shut Down America” Facebook page, the event is labeled as a general “strike” by the American people against the federal government and its “bulls**t.”

The narrator in the video says he has received word from others that “truckers are organizing and are going to shut down D.C.” Watch the video below (Warning: Some strong language):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P4hzre3rjoQ

It is too early to tell if the “strike” will be successful, but “shutting down” the nation’s capitol would certainly have a huge impact whether you agree or disagree with the tactic.

The Facebook page provides some additional information on the motive behind the action, which ranges from Obamacare to the IRS scandal to Benghazi:

My fellow patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion [sic] a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions.

It does not matter if a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We the People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner [sic] put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.

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THE BLAZE by DAVE URBANSKI


 

 
 
 

 

Looks Like the ‘Million Muslim March’ May Only Attract a Few Hundred Participants

 

It looks as though the controversial “Million Muslim March” set for the September 11 anniversary in Washington, D.C. may fall well short of a crowd numbering in the seven figure range.

Even the Huffington Post has all but written it off: “‘Million Muslim March’ Shaping Up To Be More Like A Few Hundred People Walking Down The Street.”

Turns out a memo delivered to tenants of a downtown D.C. office building said to expect “somewhere in the hundreds, not thousands, of participants,” according to police estimates, the Weekly Standard reports.

The rally also has been renamed “Million American March Against Fear” and is set to commence at noon Wednesday.

Will the Million Muslim March Attract Only a Few Hundred Participants?

(Credit: March Against Fear site)

The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) which organized the rally is led by M.D. Rabbi Alam, a 9/11 truther who has propagated anti-Semitic causes related to the terrorist attacks 12 years ago.

In addition, the Huffington Post notes, the DC Area 9/11 Truth Movement and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth Movement are currently listed as partners of the event — all of which, in addition to the chosen date of the march, has reportedly upset many observers.

Organizers have defended the timing, however, noting that “Muslim[s] and Non Muslim[s] alike were traumatized” on Sept. 11, 2001. AMPAC adds that the march is about civil rights, indefinite detention and countering inaccurate depictions of Islam and Muslims.

(H/T: HuffPo)

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THE BLAZE by JASON HOWERTON


Nun in Syria Claims She Has ‘Evidence’ Proving Video Footage of Chemical Attack Was Fabricated

A nun in Qara, Syria, claims she has “evidence” proving video footage of the deadly chemical attack in Syria was fabricated. Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib, mother superior of St. James Monastery, told Russia Today that she plans to submit her findings to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

Before we go any further, it must be noted that RT is widely considered to be the media mouthpiece of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime. Given the political differences in the Syria conflict between the U.S. and Russia, as well as the numerous conspiracy theories surrounding the chemical attack, it’s hard to know what to discount and what to take seriously.

Yet, here we have an unlikely story that may get some attention in the news – but can anyone really trust Russia Today? Assuming the outlet didn’t alter the nun’s quotes in any way, let’s start by examining exactly what she told RT.

Nun in Syria Claims Video Footage of Chemical Attack Is Fake

Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib (Russia Today)

Mother Agnes, a catholic nun who has lived in Syria for 20 years, says she has “carefully studied the footage” of the chemical attack in Syria and plans to “present a written analysis on it a bit later.” She claims the “whole affair was a frame-up” and “prepared in advance with the goal of framing the Syrian government as the perpetrator.”

Here’s what she considers to be “key evidence” in her research:

The key evidence is that Reuters made these files public at 6.05 in the morning. The chemical attack is said to have been launched between 3 and 5 o’clock in the morning in Guta. How is it even possible to collect a dozen different pieces of footage, get more than 200 kids and 300 young people together in one place, give them first aid and interview them on camera, and all that in less than three hours? Is that realistic at all? As someone who works in the news industry, you know how long all of it would take.

The bodies of children and teenagers we see in that footage – who were they? What happened to them? Were they killed for real? And how could that happen ahead of the gas attack? Or, if they were not killed, where did they come from? Where are their parents? How come we don’t see any female bodies among all those supposedly dead children?

I am not saying that no chemical agent was used in the area – it certainly was. But I insist that the footage that is now being peddled as evidence had been fabricated in advance. I have studied it meticulously, and I will submit my report to the UN Human Rights Commission based in Geneva.

Not exactly bombshell “evidence” — though she claims there will be more facts included in her UN report.

Later in the interview, Mother Agnes praised Russia, China and India for standing against intervention in Syria. She also said “the international community and Syria’s friends should join forces and say: Enough!”

“Everyone has spoken their mind, but the US prefers to turn a deaf ear,” she added. “The world public opinion has turned against the US. It’s the first time in history that America is alone. They are claiming that they are backed by ten countries. But I insist they aren’t, because the people of these countries disagree with their governments. Even the American people disagree with their government.”

Nun in Syria Claims Video Footage of Chemical Attack Is Fake

FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, Syrian rebels attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan near Idlib, Syria.Credit: AP

Responding to her critics who are trying to “discredit” her, the nun admitted there is a book “coming out soon in France that labels me as a criminal who kills people.” It is an allegation that she denies.

Earlier on Friday, TheBlaze reported on claims that the Syrian government has dispatched reinforcements to a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus where rebels have clashed with regime troops this week.

In that report, a nun also spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity and discussed the persecution Christians are facing in the war-torn nation. It is perhaps noteworthy that some Christians apparently feel that life under the Assad regime is more favorable than a takeover by the Islamist rebels.

Syria chemical attack: the intelligence dossiers

The US, Britain and France are in broad agreement that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in an attack near Damascus last month. Syria has blamed rebels for the attack, and Russia says it has ‘a good degree of confidence’ that it was an ‘opposition provocation’ – although neither Moscow nor Damascus have publicly produced any evidence to support their claims. This is how the western countries’ separate intelligence reports compare:

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MY TWO SENSE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND A DEMOCRACY by JUST ME


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND A DEMOCRACY

by JUST ME

September 5, 2013

It’s unfortunate that many Americans do not know their nation’s history, their Founding Documents, or the extent of their intrinsic rights.  Many, if not most, people believe America is a Democracy and know nothing about our Constitutional Republic form of government.  The differences may be subtle, but the consequences are major. 

The United States Constitution, given to us by the Founders, was intended to be a contract between the Founders and We, the People.  It is NOT, and never has been an agreement between that Document and the ruling elite, the federal government.  Nowhere, within the Constitution, is the word “democracy” used, yet even those who should know better continue to mistakenly refer to our form of government as a Democracy.  Is that purposeful and to some nefarious end?  Who knows, but I suspect that those who should know better, do know better!  The Founders understood that Democracy is a dangerous form of government in that it grants the balance of power to the central government and not to the People.  By design, a Democracy is open to unbridled corruption, oppression of the people, and it is always the stepping-off point to socialism, communism, or any other kind of “ism” there is.  The fact that there is so little outrage over such widespread government corruption reflects that when a people see themselves without options, they accept what they otherwise would not tolerate. 

Our Founders gave us a set of principles, guidelines, and responsibilities by which we are to live if we wish to remain free. Those principles give full authority to We, the People and none to the government to the extent it has become today.  Our US Constitution tells Americans that it is our duty to remove and replace those representatives who do not stand for the principles and guidelines the Founders provided.   Furthermore, We, the People, are held accountable for the well-being of our own freedom, and we are the watchdogs and caretakers of freedom’s future.  Not only are we responsible for the freedom of future generations, we owe a great deal to all those who have given their lives in the fight  for liberty then and now.  President Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, said; “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. . . (and) to the unfinished work which they who . . . gave the last full measure of devotion .  . . we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  

Lincoln pointed out a truism that is timeless.  Americans have, and will continue to give, their lives in the name of freedom.  When Americans turn a blind eye to that truth, when they disregard the fact that freedom has a cost, and when they mock respect for US soldiers, past and present, they are, at the same time, spitting on the graves of those who gave their lives for the freedom all enjoy today!

The Founders also gave us a process by which to add, remove, or change Amendments, within the Constitution, when and if the People ever see fit.  That process was not given to the government, and the government is not legally entitled to circumvent the Constitution whenever it pleases.  They gave us three branches of government to act as checks and balances so that one branch does not become more powerful than the others.   Today, the Executive Branch operates, on its own, regardless of the principles and guidelines the Founders gave us and which were and are meant to hold the leaders accountable.  Just remember that it is the People who have the authority, as well as the responsibility to throw off tyranny and oppression.  This Administration will not stop of its own volition until it has complete control and has achieved the “fundamental transformation of America.” 

In essence, the United States Constitution, is being shredded by this Administration’s illegal Executive Orders, the removal of America’s right to due process, and the extermination of American citizens without proof of guilt.  None of these action are about national security.  It is about national control.

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TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK by MATTHEW BURKE (MY TWO SENSE: Not only is Joe Biden a dimwit, he is a liar, competing with Obama for first place, and a hypocrite. What’s worse is that Biden, Obama, and the gang don’t care one iota what Americans know or think. It’s like an Abbot and Costello bit; “We know they lie–they know that we know they lie–we know that they know that we know that they lie–and they know that we know that they know that we know that they lie, and they don’t care. So much for ten-fingered, Joe, and his lying-ass promises. JM)


Breaking: Joe Biden Calls for Impeachment if President Takes ‘Nation to War Without Congressional Approval’

Posted 08.29.13 by Matthew Burke, TPNN News Editor

JoeBidenHandsUp

JOE BIDEN:  Ladies and Gentlemen, I drafted an outline of what I think the Constitutional limits have on the war clause. I went to five leading scholars, constitutional scholars, and they drafted a treatise for me that’s being distributed to every senator. And I want to make it clear, and I made it clear to the president, that if he takes this nation to war…without congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him. And that’s a fact!

WATCH BELOW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sM2kdfu1g1U

GOTCHA! Both the above video, and Biden’s quote are 100% accurate, with the exception of replacing the word “Iran” with “…,” which would be replaced with “Syria,” if Biden had a conscience.  The year was 2007, and Buffoon Biden was playing hardball with then Republican President George Bush over the invented belief that Bush would use the military to attack Iran without congressional approval, which is required by the U.S. Constitution. Biden was right!

Well, that was then, and this is now, and the U.S. Constitution doesn’t mean the same thing that it formerly did prior to the christening of dear leader. The War Powers Act has been redefined, and Biden’s been completely silent on the issue, as far as I can tell. Marxist globalist Obama seeks his approval from the corrupt, America-hating UN, while giving Congress, the Constitution, and the American people the middle finger.

 

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BREITBART by JOHN NOLTE


Killer, Leakers, and Racists: Who’s Screening Government Employees?


In a shockingly short period of time, the American people have learned about four massive failures in our government’s ability to treat a red flag like a red flag and screen out troubled individuals before they are given extraordinary access to the most sensitive areas of American national security: Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, and the military.

Let’s just start with admitted mass murderer, Nidal Hassan, who made it to the rank of Major in the United States Army while throwing up more red flags than a referee at an Oakland Raiders game. Hasan wasn’t just a Major; he was an Army psychiatrist charged with helping others heal their mental wounds at Walter Reed.

This, despite reports that Hasan was “very vocal about being a Muslim first and holding Shari’a law above the Constitution,” and spoke openly about how the war on terror was a war against Islam:

This officer says he was so surprised when Hasan gave a talk about “the war on terror being a war on Islam” that he asked the lieutenant colonel running the course what Hasan’s presentation had to do with health care. “I raised my hand and asked, ‘Why are you letting this go on — this has nothing to do with environmental health.’ The course director said, ‘I’m just going to let him go.’ ” The topic of Hasan’s presentation, the officer says, had been approved in advance by the lieutenant colonel.

Hasan was also able to get away with exchanging 18 emails with Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al Qaeda cleric. Those emails included Hasan’s plan to commit mass murder, on which he would follow through in November of 2009.

While screaming Allah Akbar, Hasan murdered thirteen and injured thirty during a spree shooting at the Fort Hood military base.

Just as frightening but, thankfully, nowhere near as successful (yet) is Ayo Kimathi, a government employee tasked with buying guns and ammunition for the Department of Homeland Security.

It should come as no surprise that it was not the federal government that discovered how Kimathi spends his spare time. Using a website (that was approved by a DHS that obviously never bothered to look into what it was approving), Kimathi plans and advocates for a coming race war.

Kimathi’s site calls President Obama a “treasonous mulatto scum dweller,” and an enemy of the black supremacist movement, along with Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, and Condoleezza Rice. The site says, “warfare is eminent, and in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our christian hearts can possibly count.” Kimathi also says that whites are attempting to “homosexualize” black men to somehow make them weaker, and therefore easier pickings for racism. He also offers helpful hints on how “Black women in the world [can] understand what she needs to do to keep a strong Black man happy.”

As of this writing, there has been no announcement from DHS regarding Kimathi being fired.

Then we have our famous leakers, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.

Manning, who was just convicted of espionage and sentenced to 35 years for setting a new record for the largest amount of restricted documents ever leaked to the public, is a troubled young man who now wants to become a troubled young woman.

Years before Manning was arrested for espionage, the warning signs were enough that he was nearly discharged from the military … before being promoted from Private First Class to Specialist and deployed to Iraq as a Security Analyst:

He enlisted in October 2007 and was sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for basic training, but in just over a month he was moved to a discharge unit and on the verge of expulsion.

One man who befriended Manning in the unit, but who wishes to remain anonymous, explained what being in the discharge unit meant. “He was not bouncing back. He’s going home. You don’t just accidentally end up in a discharge unit one day. You just have somebody one day saying, ‘You know what, he is no good – let’s get him out of here’. There are a lot of steps to go to before you even hit a discharge unit.” …

Despite the concerns of his immediate superiors, Manning was “recycled” instead of being discharged. The war in Iraq was in its fourth year and the army was short of recruits.

In August 2008, after training as an intelligence analyst, he was stationed at Fort Drum in upstate New York while he awaited deployment to Iraq. Here he was considered a “liability” by superior officers.

While it is true that Edward Snowden worked for contractors, that is hardly an excuse for our government not to be overbearing in its oversight of to whom contractors like Booz Allen Hamilton give access to our most sensitive security secrets:

Beginning in 2002, an 18-year-old Snowden was an active member of the website Ars Technica, where he boasted of his sexual prowess and the joys of postcoital doughnuts. He even doled out advice on how to become a successful high school dropout just like him.

He also maintained a profile on a Japanese anime company run by friends, where he showed the early seeds of strong opinions regarding rights to privacy and government surveillance of online activity. …

But amid all the swagger were signs of an activist in the making.

“It really concerns me how little this sort of corporate behavior bothers those outside of technology circles,” he wrote in 2010. “Society really seems to have developed an unquestioning obedience towards spooky types.”

In 2010,  Snowden had already worked for the NSA, CIA, and was at the time either working for or about to work for Dell or Booz Allen.

In 2011, Snowden passed a background check, despite the fact that

Hiring screeners at Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for the National Security Agency, found possible discrepancies in a resume submitted by Edward Snowden, but the company still employed him, a source with detailed knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Thirteen dead, thirty wounded, a flood of national security secrets leaked (and still coming out), and a recruiter and promoter of a race war — all on the government payroll, all throwing up red flags, and despite that — all placed in highly sensitive positions that we used to believe were only reserved for buttoned-down Jack Ryan types.

When one Bradley Manning slips through, that kind of thing unfortunately happens. But we have had four in just a few years.

Manning, Snowden, Nasan, and Kimathi are not the disease; they are the symptom of a federal government’s inexcusable and fatal incompetence.

 

Follow  John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC

 

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BREITBART by JOHN NOLTE (MY TWO SENSE: Where would we be without the information Edward Snowden provided to Americans? JM)


Killer, Leakers, and Racists: Who’s Screening Government Employees?

 


 

In a shockingly short period of time, the American people have learned about four massive failures in our government’s ability to treat a red flag like a red flag and screen out troubled individuals before they are given extraordinary access to the most sensitive areas of American national security: Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, and the military.

Let’s just start with admitted mass murderer, Nidal Hassan, who made it to the rank of Major in the United States Army while throwing up more red flags than a referee at an Oakland Raiders game. Hasan wasn’t just a Major; he was an Army psychiatrist charged with helping others heal their mental wounds at Walter Reed.

This, despite reports that Hasan was “very vocal about being a Muslim first and holding Shari’a law above the Constitution,” and spoke openly about how the war on terror was a war against Islam:

This officer says he was so surprised when Hasan gave a talk about “the war on terror being a war on Islam” that he asked the lieutenant colonel running the course what Hasan’s presentation had to do with health care. “I raised my hand and asked, ‘Why are you letting this go on — this has nothing to do with environmental health.’ The course director said, ‘I’m just going to let him go.’ ” The topic of Hasan’s presentation, the officer says, had been approved in advance by the lieutenant colonel.

Hasan was also able to get away with exchanging 18 emails with Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al Qaeda cleric. Those emails included Hasan’s plan to commit mass murder, on which he would follow through in November of 2009.

While screaming Allah Akbar, Hasan murdered thirteen and injured thirty during a spree shooting at the Fort Hood military base.

Just as frightening but, thankfully, nowhere near as successful (yet) is Ayo Kimathi, a government employee tasked with buying guns and ammunition for the Department of Homeland Security.

It should come as no surprise that it was not the federal government that discovered how Kimathi spends his spare time. Using a website (that was approved by a DHS that obviously never bothered to look into what it was approving), Kimathi plans and advocates for a coming race war.

Kimathi’s site calls President Obama a “treasonous mulatto scum dweller,” and an enemy of the black supremacist movement, along with Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, and Condoleezza Rice. The site says, “warfare is eminent, and in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our christian hearts can possibly count.” Kimathi also says that whites are attempting to “homosexualize” black men to somehow make them weaker, and therefore easier pickings for racism. He also offers helpful hints on how “Black women in the world [can] understand what she needs to do to keep a strong Black man happy.”

As of this writing, there has been no announcement from DHS regarding Kimathi being fired.

Then we have our famous leakers, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.

Manning, who was just convicted of espionage and sentenced to 35 years for setting a new record for the largest amount of restricted documents ever leaked to the public, is a troubled young man who now wants to become a troubled young woman.

Years before Manning was arrested for espionage, the warning signs were enough that he was nearly discharged from the military … before being promoted from Private First Class to Specialist and deployed to Iraq as a Security Analyst:

He enlisted in October 2007 and was sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for basic training, but in just over a month he was moved to a discharge unit and on the verge of expulsion.

One man who befriended Manning in the unit, but who wishes to remain anonymous, explained what being in the discharge unit meant. “He was not bouncing back. He’s going home. You don’t just accidentally end up in a discharge unit one day. You just have somebody one day saying, ‘You know what, he is no good – let’s get him out of here’. There are a lot of steps to go to before you even hit a discharge unit.” …

Despite the concerns of his immediate superiors, Manning was “recycled” instead of being discharged. The war in Iraq was in its fourth year and the army was short of recruits.

In August 2008, after training as an intelligence analyst, he was stationed at Fort Drum in upstate New York while he awaited deployment to Iraq. Here he was considered a “liability” by superior officers.

While it is true that Edward Snowden worked for contractors, that is hardly an excuse for our government not to be overbearing in its oversight of to whom contractors like Booz Allen Hamilton give access to our most sensitive security secrets:

Beginning in 2002, an 18-year-old Snowden was an active member of the website Ars Technica, where he boasted of his sexual prowess and the joys of postcoital doughnuts. He even doled out advice on how to become a successful high school dropout just like him.

He also maintained a profile on a Japanese anime company run by friends, where he showed the early seeds of strong opinions regarding rights to privacy and government surveillance of online activity. …

But amid all the swagger were signs of an activist in the making.

“It really concerns me how little this sort of corporate behavior bothers those outside of technology circles,” he wrote in 2010. “Society really seems to have developed an unquestioning obedience towards spooky types.”

In 2010,  Snowden had already worked for the NSA, CIA, and was at the time either working for or about to work for Dell or Booz Allen.

In 2011, Snowden passed a background check, despite the fact that

Hiring screeners at Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for the National Security Agency, found possible discrepancies in a resume submitted by Edward Snowden, but the company still employed him, a source with detailed knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Thirteen dead, thirty wounded, a flood of national security secrets leaked (and still coming out), and a recruiter and promoter of a race war — all on the government payroll, all throwing up red flags, and despite that — all placed in highly sensitive positions that we used to believe were only reserved for buttoned-down Jack Ryan types.

When one Bradley Manning slips through, that kind of thing unfortunately happens. But we have had four in just a few years.

Manning, Snowden, Nasan, and Kimathi are not the disease; they are the symptom of a federal government’s inexcusable and fatal incompetence.

 

Follow  John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC

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MY TWO SENSE: Gun Control vs. The People by JUST ME


TYRANNY OF OUR NATION

August 22, 2013  11:35

Gun Rights vs. Victim Rights–The gun control debate has been going on since the beginning of time and all over the world.  Those countries in which gun control laws exist and keep guns out of the hands of citizens, are the same countries with oppressive governments.  Oppression can be said to be in the eye of the beholder, or the one being oppressed, however, in this case, gun removal/confiscation from citizens, necessarily requires that government oppress the Constitutional rights of gun owners, American citizens. 

While Americans are protected under the Second Amendment, government is not Constitutionally allowed to “infringe” upon gun ownership.  The word “infringe” means to create laws, or regulations, or otherwise impose restrictions upon the freedom of Americans to own gun(s).  Because we live in a civilized society, although how civilized is not clear, we must have some laws and regulations which offer guidelines and boundaries of such ownership.  Just as in the case of ownership of other personal property, we have commonsense responsibilities  and duties with which to comply so that we may have streets, utilities, and other things we’ve come to view as “necessities” of life.  Remember, that although we may determine those things necessities of life, they are not Constitutional ‘rights,’ they are not laid out within our Constitution, and the average individual must work in order to pay for the use of such things.  Those who can’t, or won’t, are generously given entitlements to those things that others pay for.  (That, in itself, is a form of redistribution of wealth, although that’s another subject!)

Please, bear with me.  The United States Constitution provides Americans with certain ‘natural rights’ which means, by virtue of being a human, by being a natural member of mankind, we are born with certain inalienable rights that are not granted by government but rather are intrinsic to human beings, the stewards of the rest of the living world.  One of the intrinsic rights we human beings have is two-fold; one, the right to defend our life and property without government infringing upon that right, and second, because our freedom is a facet of our personal property, we have a duty to protect it, not only for the present and for ourselves but also for future generations.  A people cannot protect themselves, their property, or the future of freedom without the tools to do so–guns.  No other defense weapon, for private ownership, has ever been invented that does a better job!  Imagine you are at home, you in one room of your home, and your partner in another room.  Someone breaks into your home.  Your loved one and you are separated, you in one room, your loved one in another.   The intruder has a gun held to your loved one’s head and on his knees.  Now, imagine your only defensive weapon is a baseball bat, crowbar, or other some such weapon that you could use, but it is no match for the weapon in the intruder’s hand.  What will you do?  You will wish you had a comparable fighting chance at survival for you and the person you love.  Now, imagine that an Administration, in the distant future, if you like, has designs on turning your beloved freedom into slavery, serfdom, or other indentured servitude.  This has happened before in every past and current dictator-ruled, nation.  First, the guns are always confiscated from the citizenry.  After that, everything is downhill going.  Now, you may be willing to allow such a takeover of your liberties, but there are a multitude of those who will not give up quietly.  And whether, or not, you realize it, those people in the past, who were just as unwilling to accept servitude, are the people to which we owe our  gratitude for the freedom we have today–freedom we are losing quickly today. 

When we allow some to dictate to the rest what rights they may or may not keep, we are oppressing.  The Founders provided a process for which we may make changes to our Constitution if, and when we feel the need.  That is the appropriate way to make this kind of change.  The debate we are having in this country over gun control is not about saving lives, and it is not about safety.  If it were, then as I described above, it would only be a matter of time before all other areas of our lives would be dictated to for the sake of safety.  Even our Founders knew that to exchange freedom for a degree of security is a very, very bad and dangerous thing for a free country. 

Gun control, even minimal infringement, is not, and never has been about safety or saving lives.  It is about controlling the people.  And it comes with a very big caveat!  When people willingly hand over the Constitutional liberty to own guns, they do so with the same consequences for the future—a future in which leaders/rulers with designs on ruling with an iron, dictatorial fist is easily done!  A current Administration without such designs does not secure the future.  It is the people, and the people only, who maintain, or give away their freedom. History shows us, government takeovers always begin with gun confiscation!  Armed revolution is rarely the case, and a successful usurpation of government  happens without the peoples’ notice.  A nudge here–a nudge there–and before the people know it, a free country is under the thumb of a dictator.  Why risk the only last line of resistance a people have against tyranny?  Why risk life and limb and that of loved ones when actual safety can be in one’s own hands if one chooses it?

Our Founders wrote about duty to defend the Constitution they gave us.  They wrote about our duty to place in office those that would not infringe upon any of our natural,  inalienable rights.  They placed upon us, the people, the burden to remain watchful over our natural rights, and over those we choose to represent us.  We lost sight of that job, and when we did, we lost our American history to the extent that we no longer know the difference between a natural right and an entitlement–between a Republic, which the US has always been, and a Democracy–between a negative right and a positive one.  Because we are Americans, born here, or immigrated here and taken on American citizenship, we are assigned to protect that freedom from an oppressive government. 

What will it take to stop any and all violence against life?  Although a very small percentage of gun deaths are by the mentally ill, most of the mass shootings are perpetrated by mentally ill individuals.  America has a dim view of anyone with a mental issues, and sadly, no amount of political correctness has made a dent in our preconceived notions about the “crazy!”  We do not understand the definition of mental illness.  We don’t know that one issue is different from another.  We don’t know that the vast majority, likely in the upper ninety percentile, of those suffering from mental health issues are not more dangerous than anybody else.  And when there is danger to life, it is to that of the sufferer and not another.  We all could be better informed about the myriad facets of mental health, but I don’t see that in my life time.  Again, the mentally ill are not the typical killer, and murder happens due to many, many variables leading up to a specific moment-the moment one chooses to act in such a way that it either injures or kills another human being.  There are as many reasons to kill as there are tools with which to do it.  Thus, the fact that we live and are in this current place on the evolutionary path, are the reasons that some kill, but most do not.  Killing is simply a fact of our life at present.

As Americans, we all must also think about the future consequences of our present actions, for the sake of those in the future.  We must realize that guns DO NOT kill–people kill using guns, cars, blunt objects, sharp objects, poisons, and on and on.  A killer will kill regardless of tool. Criminals will have guns regardless of the law. They always have and they always will.  They do not go through the legal process as do low-abiding citizens.  As for accidental deaths by guns, they are a matter of life’s tragedies, as are accidental deaths by drowning, crashes, falling, overdosing, poison, and on and on.  So, if the real goal is to cut down on death, then we will eventually have to remove everything that could possibly cause death.   You may think this argument ridiculous, but history and science makes it clear to us that, given the opportunity and the means, man will always go toward the darker side of a choice.  That, too, is human nature.  The saying goes, a camel’s nose under the tent, is as good as a camel inside the tent!

Why must we concern ourselves about a remote possibility that a dictator will rule America one day?  Because, as I said above, it’s human nature, and man is insatiable.  Given wealth, he strives for more wealth, and then all wealth.  Given power, he strives for more power, and then all power.  And given control, man ultimately strives for total control!  Easily done when there is no resistance.

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WND by JEROME CORSI


WND EXCLUSIVE

Communists in Congress? Just count ’em

Book names names, details strategies to ‘transform’ U.S.

Published: 16 hours ago

author-image Jerome R. Corsi About

Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., is a WND senior staff reporter. He has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command.” Corsi’s latest book is the forthcoming “What Went Wrong?: The Inside Story of the GOP Debacle of 2012 … And How It Can Be Avoided Next Time.”
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NEW YORK – New Zealander Trevor Loudon has just published an encyclopedic new 689-page volume, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” to accompany his 668-page 2011 book, “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.”

In both volumes, Loudon has proved himself to be among the foremost experts in the world investigating and reporting the penetration of communists, socialists and the current group of “progressives” affiliated with Democratic Party politics who portray themselves as liberals.

In his 2011 book, Loudon presented documented evidence that Barack Obama’s rise in politics was not an accident, but a conscious, decade-long effort by the radical left to promote a candidate with African roots. Obama, he said, was packaged as an engaging and seemingly harmless Trojan Horse radical, sent to Chicago to refine his skills running for office as a Democratic Party politician.

It is impossible to read “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within” without being convinced that Obama’s education in communist ideology stretches from the extracurricular education he received from Communist Party mentor Frank Marshall Davis in Honolulu to his recruitment as a New Party candidate in Chicago, with strong ties to the Democratic Socialists of America.

Loudon continues naming names in his current volume, “The Enemies Within,” which documents how extensively communists, socialists and progressives have penetrated the U.S. Congress, running on the Democratic Party ticket.

The goal of these radicals in Congress, Loudon demonstrates, is the same goal Obama announced when running for president in 2008, to transform the United States from the constitutional republic established by its Founding Fathers into a radical socialist state. The aim is to be achieved through passing extensive social welfare legislation designed to bankrupt a government adhering to concepts of private property and private enterprise.

In an insightful essay on the Democratic Socialists of America, Loudon emphasizes the impact on U.S. radicals of the late Italian Communist Party theoretician Antonio Gramsci, whose writings from prison declared that the “working class revolution” is a dead end, arguing instead that communism can best be achieved “by infiltrating civil society – political parties, churches, labor unions, universities, the media, community groups, etc., to turn them into revolutionary vehicles.”

Similarly, Loudon documents how the Communist Party of the USA itself has adopted a stealth plan to achieve revolutionary goals by decisions made in the 1970s to infiltrate and manipulate the Democratic Party. The plan is to form alliances with the radical elements in organized labor in conjunction with radicals in the African-American community and the feminist movement to establish a progressive coalition on the left that could dominate the national political agenda for decades to come.

His essay on the Institute for Policy Studies provides extensive evidence that the IPS, operating today with the distinction of being oldest – founded in 1963 – and most influential of the far left “think tanks” in Washington, D.C., “works closely with several U.S. Marxist groups, but is particularly close to the Democratic Socialists of America.”

The congressional profiles of current members of Congress provides extensive evidence of radical leftist ties in the backgrounds of top Democratic Party legislators, including Democratic Party Sens. Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Barbara Mikulski, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Debbie Stabenow, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Patty Murray and Tammy Baldwin.

In the House of Representatives, Loudon profiles the radical left background of Democratic Party Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Louis Gutierrez, John Conyers, Charles Rangel, Marcy Kaptur, Peter DeFazio, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jim McDermott and dozens more.

Loudon’s profiles of the radical lawmakers is extensively footnoted, complete with photos, news clips, website screen captures and quotations from published sources that leave no doubt as to the authenticity and accuracy of his allegations.

In documenting the success with which the radical left has captured the politically correct core of Democratic Party politics since the 1970s and the end of the Vietnam War, Loudon joins bestselling author Paul Kengor, who published in 2010 “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Conservatives for a Century,” followed in 2012 by “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.”

What authors Loudon and Kengor show is that communism in America did not die with the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is alive and well, with ties that run deep today with Barack Obama in the White House and the radical leftist Democrats serving in the halls of Congress.

Loudon will be in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club Aug. 20 to participate in the all day conference “The Crisis in American Journalism and the Conservative Response,” hosted by the public policy group America’s Survival Inc.

Joining Loudon, who is listed on the program to speak about his book “The Enemies Within,” will be Kengor, presenting his new book, “All the Dupes Fit to Print: Journalists Who Have Served as Tools of Communist Propaganda.”

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THE DAILY CALLER by NRA-ILA (MY TWO SENSE: Piers, like many Progressives, lie to support their unsupportable claims because they believe they are outsmarting the rest of us and that they are so important no one would dare question their word. Does everyone know that old Piers was editor of a scandal sheet? What does that tell us about his use of hyperboles so freely? JM)


Gun lies: Piers Morgan tells a whopper

By NRA-ILA

If you have the misfortune to be familiar with Piers Morgan, the British former tabloid “reporter” and “talent judge” known on this side of the Atlantic as CNN’s most overbearing gun control proselytizer, you won’t be surprised at what he did on Tuesday.

It began during an interview with military history expert A.W.R. Hawkins, as Morgan pushed his theory that more gun ownership leads to more crime. Hawkins disagreed, noting that Virginia had recently experienced a significant increase in gun ownership, followed by a significant decrease in violent crime.

The insufferable Morgan then counter-claimed that, according to the FBI, no less, Virginia had the highest murder rate in the United States in 2009. Morgan’s statement would have been true only if 25 states had seceded in 2008, however, and according to the FBI’s 2009 crime report, there were still 50 states in 2009 and Virginia ranked 26thamong them in murder, with a rate 12 percent lower than the national rate.

Virginia’s more recent figures are even more impressive. According to the FBI’s 2011 crime report, from 2010 to 2011 Virginia’s murder rate dropped 20 percent, to 29th in the nation, 21 percent below the national rate. As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last year, “Gun-related violent crime in Virginia has dropped steadily over the past six years as the sale of firearms has soared to a new record. . . . The total number of firearms purchased in Virginia increased 73 percent from 2006 to 2011. . . . But the total number of gun-related violent crimes fell 24 percent over that period.”

You would think Morgan had a better handle on the question of rankings, considering that he ranks far down the list among cable news shows, behind Hannity, O’Reilly and a host of other programs.

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