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Schiff: 2/3 of America to Lose Everything Because of This Crisis


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This is a Reblogged from http://moneymorning.com

Posted by Money Morning Staff Reports

A record breaking stock market is distorting a frightening reality:  The U.S. is being eaten alive by a horrific cancer that will ultimately destroy the economy and impoverish the vast majority of its citizens.

That’s according to Peter Schiff, the best-selling author and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, who delivered his harsh warning to investors in a recent interview on Fox Business.

“I think we are heading for a worse economic crisis than we had in 2007,” Schiff said.  “You’re going to have a collapse in the dollar…a huge spike in interest rates… and our whole economy, which is built on the foundation of cheap money, is going to topple when you pull the rug out from under it.”

Schiff says that, despite “phony” signs of an economic recovery, the cancer destroying America stems from a lethal concoction of our $16 trillion federal debt and the Fed‘s never ending money printing.

Currently, Bernanke and company is buying $1 trillion of Treasury and mortgage bonds a year. That’s about $85 billion per month against a budget deficit that is about the same level.

According to Schiff, these numbers are unsustainable. And the Fed has no credible “exit strategy.”

Eventually interest rates will rise… and when they do, Schiff says, stocks will tank and bonds dip to nothing. Massive new tax hikes will be imposed and programs and entitlements will be cut to the bone.

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 “The crisis is imminent,” Schiff said.  “I don’t think Obama is going to finish his second term without the bottom dropping out. And stock market investors are oblivious to the problems.”

 “We’re broke, Schiff added.  “We owe trillions. Look at our budget deficit; look at the debt to GDP ratio, the unfunded liabilities. If we were in the Eurozone, they would kick us out.”

Schiff points out that the market gains experienced recently, with the Dow first topping 14,000 on its way to setting record highs, are giving investors a false sense of security. 

“It’s not that the stock market is gaining value… it’s that our money is losing value. And so if you have a debased currency… a devalued currency, the price of everything goes up. Stocks are no exception,” he said.

“The Fed knows that the U.S. economy is not recovering,” he noted. “It simply is being kept from collapse by artificially low interest rates and quantitative easing. As that support goes, the economy will implode.”

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A noted economist, Schiff has been a fierce critic of the Fed and its policies for years. And his warnings have proven to be prophetic.

In August 2006, when the Dow was hitting new highs nearly every day, Schiff said in an interview: “The United States is like the Titanic, and I’m here with the lifeboat trying to get people to leave the ship… I see a real financial crisis coming for the United States.”

Just over a year later, the meltdown that became the Great Recession began, just as Schiff predicted.

He also predicted the subprime mortgage bubble burst, nearly a year before the real estate market fully crashed.

His recent warnings, however, have been even more alarming.  Will they also prove to be true?

In his most recent book, “The Real Crash” How to Save Yourself and Your Country“, Schiff writes that
when the “real crash” comes,” it will be worse than the Great Depression.

Unemployment will skyrocket, credit will dry up, and worse, the dollar will collapse completely, “wiping out all savings and sending consumer prices into the stratosphere.”

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Schiff estimates this “cancer” could consume a trillion dollars from consumers this year.

“Today we’re the world’s greatest debtor nation. Companies, homeowners and banks are so highly leveraged, rising interest rates will be devastating.”

According to polls, the average American is indeed sensing danger. A recent survey found that 61% of Americans believe a catastrophe is looming – yet only 15% feel prepared for such a deeply troubling event.

Is Devastation The Ultimate Cure?

Despite its bleak outlook, Schiff’s book has become a real wake-up call for millions of readers.

While Schiff’s predictions can be grim, he also offers step-by-step solutions that average Americans can follow to protect their wealth, investments and savings.

According to Schiff, “the crash and what follows” can be beneficial. But only for those who understand beforehand what is happening and have time to prepare for the devastation.

“All we can do now is prepare for the crash,” Schiff said. “If we brace ourselves properly and control the impact, we will survive it.”

Editor’s Note: This sovereign currency and debt crisis is just a small part of the disease that’s attacking America from within. When interest rates rise – and they will rise soon – it could cost Americans $1 trillion this year. But it doesn’t have to affect you. For a limited time, Money Morning is supplying readers with a free copy of Peter Schiff’s new book “The Real Crash” How to Save Yourself and Your Country.  Learn the steps you can take to prepare your wealth, investments and way of life for this looming catastrophe. Go here to secure a copy.

 

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General Carter Ham…The Man To Take The Obama Regime Down… But Will He?


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This is a Reblogged from http://redflagnews.com 

Posted by Diane Sori, Tea Party Tribune 

 

AP

— Point blank…four-star General Carter Ham answers directly to the President of the United States and NO one else…he does not work for the State Department and did NOT work for then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the fateful night of September 11, 2012.

And today, General Ham testifies before the House Oversight Committee at a ‘closed door’ hearing scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. this morning (too bad the ‘in-the-pocket’ for Obama msm seems to be keeping that hush-hush). As the head of AFRICOM when our Benghazi compound was under attack, General Ham knows exactly what happened, and most importantly, he knows who gave the order to ‘stand down’…the order directly leading to the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Inform Officer Sean Smith, and ex-Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.

And General Ham knows, because while the attack was going on he just ‘happened’ to be in D.C. for meetings, and just ‘happened’ to be in the National Military Command Center, the war operations center in the Pentagon.

General Carter Ham, the man who became a four-star general in August 2008 (under Obama’s watch)…AFRICOM commander forced to retire (just a few years shy of his mandatory retirement date) from a post with a three-year rotation after only serving for one and a half years, and with his replacement put in charge right on the heels of the Benghazi attacks… and replaced with General David Rodriquez (became a four-star general in September of 2011, again on Obama’s watch) who only served in his previous  position (Commanding General of the United States Army Forces Command) for 14 months instead of the usual three year rotation schedule…a bit odd if you ask me as this position is based out of the US, a desk job really, and AFRICOM takes in nations that are at the center of the world’s most dangerous hot spots.

But NO matter as NOTHING can change the fact that to issue an order to ‘stand down’ there’s a certain military protocol that’s followed when an attack like Benghazi occurs…a specific chain of command for allowing special-forces to go in and rescue or aid our people.  And that chain would have started with SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Colonel Gibson who would have first contacted a desk officer, asking for that permission. The desk officer would then have to call Marine Corps Colonel George Bristol, commander of the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara. Then Col. Bristol would have to contact Rear Admiral Brian Losey, then Commander of Special Operations Command Africa, who then would have to contact the aforementioned General Ham, commander of AFRICOM, for the final go order.

This would be the chain of command designated by military protocol…but was this chain of command actually followed…or did Obama make that ‘stand down’ call himself or directly order General Ham to make it after the initial Benghazi briefing, because he knew a rescue team would wanted to be sent in.  And I believe Obama knew that he could NOT let that happen, because Ambassador Stevens could NOT be allowed to survive with the information Obama suspected Stevens had discovered about his guns and weapons running to the al-Qaeda backed Syrian rebels.

Conspiracy theory on my part…NO I don’t think so for the pieces of the Benghazi puzzle are starting to fit together…and fit together for the simple fact that if there was NOTHING to hide why then all the cover-ups…why did Obama continue to lie to the American people for weeks about the true nature of Ambassador Stevens’ murder when NOT even an hour into the attack the CIA identified the attack as a coordinated terrorist effort of al-Qaeda operatives…why the lies…why the subterfuge…and why all of a sudden is scandal after scandal being lobed at Obama…lobed at Obama to divert our attention away from the truth about Benghazi as none of the other scandals can lead to Obama’s downfall…that designation goes to Benghazi alone.

Remember also that whistleblower Greg Hicks testified before the committee that special forces were ready to board a plane in Tripoli, and that even after they got word that Stevens was dead, Hicks said, “The Libyan military agreed to fly their C-130 to Benghazi and carry additional personnel to Benghazi as reinforcements,” including US Special Forces, but that a call came through from Special Operations Command Africa saying, “you can’t go now; you don’t have authority to go now.”  Also, Special Forces in Italy, less than one hour or so away, suited up and ready to go, were told to wait, or got NO orders at all.

And so three more Americans were murdered after Stevens because of that ‘stand down’ order,and like I said there is only one person who can give that order, and that is the President of the United States.  But we must know NOT only who gave that order but the truth of why was such an order given in the first place…why were four Americans left to be slaughtered by islamic terrorists while help was close by for being left to be slaughtered is as much blood on this president’s hands as if he pulled the trigger that slaughtered our people himself.

I think I hit on that answer pretty well (guns and weapons smuggling to Syria), and that answer is indeed grounds for treason to be levied against Barack HUSSEIN Obama NOT only for ‘aiding and abetting the enemy’ but also for dereliction of duty.

America has a long and honorable history of never leaving people behind, and by willfully and knowingly doing so, as Commander-in-Chief of our military, Barack HUSSEIN Obama can be charged with dereliction of duty…a specific offense under United States Code Title 10,892. Article 92, saying that in times of war punishment can include sanctions up to and including the death penalty, and that in and of itself is reason enough for all the lies and cover-ups I would say.

Remember, Obama had plenty of time to call General Ham at AFRICOM…hell, he just had to make a local call to Ham at the Pentagon…and issue the ‘stand down’ order without any witnesses, because for all intents and purposes, after he took the original call from the Department of Defense, Obama was absent when the major part of the attack was going on…claiming he had to get ready for his trip to a Las Vegas fundraiser the next morning, telling his people to ‘handle it’.

But the bottom line remains that General Ham knows the truth about everything that happened that night…but will he talk…will he end an illustrious military career taking the fall for Barack HUSSEIN Obama or will payback be a b*tch for this miserable excuse of a president and those who orbit around him…those who forced this man into retirement to try and silence him.

It can go either way but which way is the million dollar question that hopefully will be answered today…and answered with the groundwork being laid for a charge of treason to be brought against Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Minnesota DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler tweets, deletes "Uncle Thomas” reference to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas


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This is a Reblogged from http://www.startribune.com 

Posted by JENNIFER BROOKS and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER 

 

State Rep. Ryan Winkler apologizes for bashing Clarence Thomas.

DFL state Rep. Ryan Winkler came under withering criticism Tuesday for describing the U.S. Supreme Court’s only black member as “Uncle Thomas.”

Winkler, of Golden Valley, fired off an angry tweet after the high court’s 5-4 decision to void a key portion of the Voting Rights Act: “VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas.”

Challenged by angry conservatives on Twitter, Winkler, a Harvard-educated attorney who has served four terms in the Legislature, initially claimed that he didn’t realize “Uncle Tom” was considered a racial slur.

Where has this guy grow up not a racial slur are you kidding BS

“I didn’t think it was offensive to suggest that Justice Thomas should be even more concerned about racial discrimination than colleagues.” Winkler tweeted at one point. “But if such a suggestion is offensive, I apologize.”

 

Later, he tweeted: “Deleted tweet causing offense regarding Justice Thomas. I apologize for it, but believe VRA decision does abet racism.”

Winkler, who had been considering a bid for secretary of state, has called off his plans. He said it was a decision he made before “Uncle Thomas” started trending on Twitter and making headlines around the country, although not one he had voiced publicly.

“I intended to point out the fact that Justice Thomas had turned his back on African-American civil rights. I did not intend it as a racially derogatory term and I probably reacted too hastily in using a word that is very loaded,” Winkler said.

He said that he thought of the phrase as meaning turncoat. The phrase actually refers to the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 abolitionist novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” It has been used as an insult for at least a century, most often to describe African-Americans deemed too subservient to white authority figures.

“I guess my judgment is way off,” Winkler said.

Asked if he believes his use of the term on social media will hurt his future political career, he said: “I don’t know. I hope people judge people on the merits of what they do in public office and not on the firestorm of a term that is used hastily but with no malintent.”

Winkler soon learned just how offensive the term is to some — including Democratic colleagues.

“I thought it was unfortunate,” said Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Hayden, an African-American DFLer from Minneapolis who earlier had served in the House with Winkler. “I talked to Ryan today and told him as much. I thought it was a poor choice of words and frankly, as leaders and public officials we have to be very careful about what we say. It most certainly comes off as prejudiced and biased and insensitive.” Hayden said he still considers Winkler a friend and a good lawmaker.

Republican Party official Chris Fields condemned Winkler’s remarks “as the secretary of the Minnesota Republican Party, as a black man, as a Minnesotan [and] as a concerned citizen who wants to see good professional discourse in Minnesota politics. … It’s offensive, it’s highly charged and it has no place in Minnesota politics,” said Fields, who lost a congressional race last year to Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.

Winkler’s tweet was quickly picked up by national news outlets. “Democratic Lawmaker Did Not Realize It Would Be Offensive to Call Clarence Thomas ‘Uncle Thomas,’ ” read the headline on New York Magazine’s blog. By 5 p.m. Tuesday, the item had already become part of Winkler’s short Wikipedia biography.

Anger mounts after Facebook’s ‘shadow profiles’ leak in bug


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This is a Reblogged from Reuters 

Posted by Violet Blue 

Summary: Facebook said Friday it fixed a bug that exposed contact info for over six million accounts. The admission revealed its ‘shadow profile’ data collection activities, and users are furious.

Violet Blue

Friday Facebook announced the fix of a bug it said inadvertently exposed the private information ofover six million users when Facebook’s previously unknown shadow profiles accidentally merged with user accounts in data history record requests. 

According to Reuters, the data leak spanned a year beginning in 2012.

facebook shadow profiles

The personal information leaked by the bug is information that had not been given to Facebook by the users – it is data Facebook has been compiling on its users behind closed doors, without their consent.

A growing number of Facebook users are furious and demand to know who saw private information they had expressly not given to Facebook.

Facebook was accidentally combining user’s shadow profiles with their Facebook profiles and spitting the merged information out in one big clump to people they ‘had some connection to’ who downloaded an archive of their account with Facebook’s Download Your Information (DYI) tool.

According to the admissions in its blog, posted late Friday afternoon, Facebook appears to be obtaining users’ offsite email address and phone numbers and attempting to match them to other accounts. It appears that the invisible collected information is then being stored in each user’s ‘shadow profile’ that is somehow attached to accounts.

Users were clearly unaware that offsite data about them was being collected, matched to them, and stored by Facebook.

Looking at comments on Facebook’s blog and community websites such as Hacker News, Facebook users are extremely angry that the phone numbers and email addresses that are not-for-sharing have been gathered and saved (and now accidentally shared) by Facebook.

Facebook stated in its post yesterday that the bug was resolved, but Facebook users are telling a different story today in the comments.

One man commented this afternoon, “I just downloaded the “extended backup” and I’m still viewing emails and phone numbers that are NOT PUBLIC!!!!”

Facebook explained in its post that the bug shared information about a user that had been scraped from a source other than the personal data the user had ever entered into Facebook about themselves.

The action of the bug is that if a user downloaded their own Facebook history, that user would also download email addresses and phone numbers of their friends that other people had in their address books, without their friends ever knowing Facebook had gathered and stored that information.

This data is being gathered by Facebook about individuals through their friends’ information about them – harvested when a user grants Facebook address book or contact list access.

Facebook did not specify which app or contact database tool was utilized when collecting and matching offsite-sourced data about users.

The social network said that it was harvesting and matching the offsite-sourced data to user profiles – creating these shadow profiles – “to better create friend suggestions” for the user.

Facebook users are deftly reading between the lines. One commenter on Hacker News observed wisely,

The blog says the fix was made in the DYI tool. That means they would continue to maintain “shadow profiles”, but would stop letting others know that FB has a shadow profile on you.

Facebook’s post downplays the significance of the data breach by telling users that while six million accounts were exposed, very few people saw the personal phone and email data because it could only be seen when a user downloaded their Facebook history.

The social giant assured users their shadow profiles were shared only with Facebook users they were somehow connected to,

if a person went to download an archive of their Facebook account through our Download Your Information (DYI) tool, they may have been provided with additional email addresses or telephone numbers for their contacts or people with whom they have some connection.

Facebook did not specify in its post what is meant by “somehow connected to” and comment speculation is attempting to fill in the gaps.

According to Reuters, who spoke with a Facebook representative, the data was being exposed in this manner for about a year.

What the revelation means is that Facebook has much more information on us than we know, it may not be accurate, and despite everyone’s best efforts to keep Facebook from knowing our phone numbers or work email address, the social network is getting our not-for-sharing numbers and email addresses anyway by stealing them (albeit through ‘legitimate’ means) from our friends.

The yearlong gap of exposure as described by Reuters creates a scenario of horrifying possibilities for any woman who has begin to experience harassment, abuse or stalking by an ex within the past year. Or, anyone being maliciously stalked and harassed by a tech-savvy aggressor (or a stalker’s Facebook sock puppet) they may have accidentally friended over the past year.

This could be remedied and harm would be greatly reduced if Facebook addressed and answered the growing demands of its users to know who has seen their non-Facebook private data.

What it means for me is that even though I’ve been very careful not to give my phone number to Facebook or the men in my “friends,” the guys I’ve ‘friended’ might have gotten my phone number anyway, regardless of my consent. I did not know they may have been able to get my phone number throughout the course of a year, and now I have no way of finding out who might have gotten my phone number.

I am glad I’ve never used a Facebook app or allowed Facebook access to my contacts in any way whatsoever. (Yay paranoia.) The private numbers and emails of my friends and colleagues should remain exactly that: private.

Facebook has officially stated that it does not know of any malicious use derived from the bug.

This appears to be the first time Facebook has publicly admitted that users’ shadow profiles contain more than native data (such as posts or information you deleted but are retained by Facebook) and also contain data that Facebook has harvested.

Meanwhile, anger continues to rise on the Facebook post, and as of this writing there are no representatives from Facebook in the comments to quell the storm.

ALERT: Chief Judge of the United States District Court for DC gives leave of court to file motions & documents providing undeniable evidence of Obama’s use of a stolen Social Security number…


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This is a Reblogged from http://redflagnews.com

Interesting.

Interesting.

On June 13, 2013, Judge Lamberth Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave leave of court to file 74 pages of motions and exhibits submitted by Attorney Orly Taitz in case 11-cv-402 Taitz v Astrue (Michael Astrue was the Commissioner of the Social Security at the time the case was originally filed, currently it is Carolyn W.Colvin)

This is significant, as the motions attached herein show that Barack Obama is using a stolen Social Security number of Harrison J. Bounel, born in 1890, immigrant from Russia, who is presumed to be deceased.

At the time the case was originally filed and heard, the plaintiffs did not have new information that became available recently. Such information includes recently released census data which shows Harrison J. Bounel being born in 1890, recent disclosure to the public of the 120 year SSA rule, which requires release of  SS-5, Social Security original application of  “extremely aged individuals”, meaning individuals of 120 years old or older without a consent of such individual and without a death certificate or any other proof of death, as well as recent report from Merlins Information Systems showing Barack Obama using both Bounel’s name and Social Security number in connection to his property at 5046 Greenwood in Chicago as late as 2009.

All of this information placed Obama in the corner and with no way out. (not counting his planned trip to Africa, of course).  Holder Department of Justice has until 06.27.2013 to file an opposition on behalf of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, however at this time Social Security Administration cannot provide any justification or opposition. Holder , Obama  and Carolyn W. Colvin, new Commissioner of SSA have to produce the application, which was filed by Harrison J. Bounel and which would be sufficient evidence not only for an impeachment of Obama, but also for criminal prosecution of Obama.

 

See below:

1. a note from Judge Lamberth stating “Let this motion and attached motions and documents be filed, USDJ (U.S. District Judge) Royce C. Lamberth 06.13.2013″

2. filed redacted motions and exhibits

3. unredacted motions and exhibits, as a reference,  which allow the public to see Obama using Bounel’s Social Security number

Attorney Taitz thanks the public for all the support. Attorney Orly Taitz will be demonstrating in front of the U.S. Capitol together with Tea Party Patriots on 06. 19.2013, 12 noon.  Taitz is asking her supporters to join her and oppose new immigration bill, which is nothing but Mega Amnesty, which robs Americans of their jobs and benefits and dumps the cost of trillions of dollars of benefits for those illegals on the shoulders of overburdened middle class. Corrupt members of Congress completely abandoned 90 million Americans who are out of workforce, who stopped looking for jobs, 14 million of Americans on unemployment, 11 million on bogus disability because they cannot find jobs and 9 million who work part time with no benefits because they cannot find full time jobs. US Congress and Federal government have no Constitutional mandate to facilitate an invasion of estimated 42 million of illegals residing in the U.S. today, which will swell to 100 million new immigrants within 10 years, particularly in the time of enormous unemployment. This is not done to help the illegals, this is done to supply more cheap and obedient labor for ruling oligarchy, ruling gang of 100-200 families of billionaires who keep in their little back pocket both the Criminal with stolen forged IDs in the WH and most of the Congress. Most egregious violation on part of Congress, is unwillingness to hold hearings and impeachment of Obama based on his use of forged and stolen IDs. How can U.S. Congress tell U.S. citizens that they should support this new mega amnesty, that the government will check E-Verify of millions of illegals, when members of the U.S. Congress have in front of them Obama’s failed E-Verify and they do nothing, do not hold any hearings on this issue.

After the protest in front of the Capitol, we will continue with the protest in front of the offices of the most corrupt Senators and Congressmen from both parties, who are refusing to address Obama’s failed E-Verify and and who push for Amnesty and promise to check the E-Verify of millions of illegals  : John Boehner (OH), Nancy Pelosi (CA), Harry Reid(NV), John McCain(AZ), Chuck Schumer(NY), Marco Rubio(FL), Dick Durbin(IL), Paul Ryan(WI), Robert Menendez(NJ), Lindsey Graham(SC), Michael Bennett (CO), Jeff Flake (AZ), Kelly Ayotte(NH) and others time permitting. If citizens do not stand up for their rights and justice, U.S. will turn into a one party dictatorial regime similar to Jihadist Iran, Communist Soviet Union or NAZI Germany.

Attachments

SO start the slow melt down Hope it goes to full blown 5 alarm fire!

 

Time to End ‘Government-by-Crisis’


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This is a Reblogged from http://www.americanthinker.com

Posted by Tony Sayegh

Three years and 9,000 pages of legislation later, our economy has yet to see any benefits from the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank). Originally hailed as the answer to our subprime mortgage crisis, Dodd-Frank has not only failed to resolve the issue of “Too Big to Fail” (for which it was originally intended), but also failed to deliver any of the savings claimed for it to consumers. What has this colossal piece of legislation done, you ask? Other than force the community bank and credit union industry into alarming rates of foreclosure, and increase bank fees across the board for consumers, not much.
So how exactly did this massive bill come to be law? Robert Kaiser, a 50-year veteran of the Washington Post, has the answer in his new book: An Act of Congress. The problem, he says, is Washington.
Although some have viewed Kaiser’s reporting as a congratulation to Washington for “doing something,” in fact, Kaiser’s reportage paints a picture of the Dodd-Frank legislation as a prime example of what happens when you mix an economic crisis with political ambition and lobby power: bad policy. The mixture of what he describes as “politics-obsessed mediocrities who know little about the policy they’re purportedly crafting and voting on” along with outcry for action in Washington following the subprime mortgage crisis, created the perfect ground for Dodd-Frank to blossom; an immaculate “policy window” ripe for Congress to seize upon.
Kaiser is also not the first in his field to insinuate such a notion. In 2010, the same year that Dodd-Frank was enacted, Professor Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA School of Law), suggested a similar hypothesis. In his
research he compared Dodd-Frank to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (Sarbanes-Oxley), which was quickly enacted following the IT crisis in 1997. Bainbridge defines both Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes Oxley as “Bubble Acts,” characterized by the following attributes:

(1) enacted in response to a major negative economic event.

(2) It is enacted in a crisis environment.

(3) It is a response to a populist backlash against corporations and/or markets.

(4) It is adopted at the federal rather than state level.

(5) It transfers power from the states to the federal government.

(6) Interest groups that are strong at the federal level but weak at the Delaware [corporation mecca] level support it.

(7) Typically, it is not a novel proposal, but rather a longstanding agenda item of some powerful interest group.

(8) The empirical evidence cited in support of the proposal is, at best, mixed and often shows the proposal to be unwise.

The academic work of Stephen Bainbridge and the compelling new book by Robert Kaiser make an unanswerably strong case for the repeal of Dodd-Frank and a drastic change in Washington’s legislative process away from “not letting a crisis go to waste,” to move toward the deliberative process of what used to be known as “regular order.” Voters, consumers, and the millions of Americans seeking jobs should demand that Washington scrap the massive Dodd-Frank regulatory scheme before it does any more damage to the recovery, and instead focus on the real problems facing American economy.

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Obama’s Bodyguard of Lies


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Posted by Geoffrey P. Hunt

President Obama and his people deserve at least one accolade: they have perfected lying into an art form.

Is anyone in Obama’s closest orbit a truth-teller? 

Jay Carney, press secretary, lied about the Benghazi talking points, the effects of the federal budget sequestration, and Eric Holder;

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, a “congenital liar” according to the late William Safire in a 1996 NY Times column, lied to Congress about her role in the Benghazi security breach, and subsequent cover-up;

Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN,  lied to the American people on five successive TV news-interview shows about a video provoking the Benghazi attacks;   Eric Holder, Attorney General,  lied to Congress and to federal judges about his role and intentions in obtaining the surveillance and wiretapping authorization for journalist James Rosen;

Douglas Schulman, IRS Commissioner,  lied to Congress about the IRS  not targeting opponents and political enemies of the Obama administration;

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, lied to Congress about NSA not eavesdropping and collecting phone records and emails from millions of Americans;

Lisa Jackson , EPA Administrator, used at least one alias to avoid scrutiny by Congress;

Kathleen Sebelius,  Secretary of Heath and Human Services  lied about her secret government email accounts, and lied about her soliciting health insurance companies for illegal fund-raising, (and has lied about nearly every major provision in ObamaCare);

Arnie Duncan Secretary of Education, lied about the federal budget sequestration causing mass layoffs of teachers;

Janet Napolitano Director of Homeland Security and Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation both lied about sequestration causing massive air travel delays;

Nancy Pelosi, previous Speaker of the House, lied about provisions in ObamaCare and about whether she was briefed about water boarding;

Harry Reid, US Senate Majority Leader, lied about deficit reduction provisions embedded in non-existent budget resolutions and about Mitt Romney’s tax returns.

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior and his Energy Czar Carol Browner lied about and used fraudulent claims to impose an offshore drilling ban in the wake of the BP oil spill, then were rebuked by a federal judge.

If others in Obama’s cabinet or inner circle haven’t been caught lying, it may be only because they’ve kept their mouths shut.

Yet none of Obama’s apprentices can match the master. Obama is an incontinent bladder of lies, deceptions, and red herrings gushing virtually non-stop whether in press conferences, campaign speeches, the State of the Union addresses, or remarks to foreign dignitaries.

Stig Severinsen, who holds the world record for holding his breath under water for 22 minutes, couldn’t endure long enough for the time needed to recite all of Obama’s lies. Obama’s catalog of lies is truly astonishing:

Obama’s lying about the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United , about Al Qaeda “on the run,” about “deficits shrinking,” about Republicans initiating sequestration, about the Benghazi attacks incited by a video, about “you can keep your health plan and your doctor,”  about private sales of hand guns, and the latest about “we believe in the free market; we believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations,” is more than political rhetoric or partisan posturing.  Lying is a way of life; truth seems untouchable, toxic, red hot radioactive to Obama and his minions.

Do you remember in 2009 when South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson shouted “You lie!” as Obama declared in a major address to Congress that illegal aliens wouldn’t get government paid health care? When in modern history has a president’s lying provoked such a spontaneous outburst in real time? And barely months into his first term?

Lying has many shades; Obama has perfected the bald-faced type, the most jarring, with a repetition that files down the senses, grinds away at outrage.

Obama isn’t the only occupant of the White House to have incorporated brazen lying into his daily habits. Bill Clinton was an accomplished liar, notably in denial of his own personal transgressions. For Clinton lying to a grand jury was just like any other conversation.  LBJ lied about Vietnam; yet Johnson the ultimate political manipulator knew he had misled the American people thus stood down from re-election.

Harry Truman wasn’t shy about describing Richard Nixon’s body of lies, of which Watergate was the watershed: “Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he’d lie just to keep his hand in.”

No one likes to be called a liar; it is such a crude Saxon label, and so dispositive; dissembler only a slightly more graceful epithet. Instead, being called an artful dodger would be far more becoming; even better to acquire a more sophisticated Latinate derivative, prevaricator.

More elusive variations on the straight-up unadorned and unvarnished lie have now become the norm, from subtle inflections to translucent mutations.  Untruths, partial truths, prevarications, sleights-of-hand, obfuscations, fabrications, distortions, misrepresentations, mistaken attributions, convenient amnesia, and contingent truths, all forms of dishonesty that seem to be accepted political discourse. They all define Obama’s culture of deceit and betrayal of the American people.

I suppose serial lying, the pathological sort, is a form of sustained self-deception and insecurity sometimes accompanied by identity theft and fabrication of one’s resume.  When lying becomes commonplace, truth telling is hard to recognize, and then so exceptional as impossible to be authentic.  And when lying is the norm, greeted not only with impunity, but affection, why tell the truth?

When Obama or any of his minions speak, do you expect impartial information, an honest appraisal, or objective analysis?  No, when Obama speaks, fact-checkers are forced into overdrive.

As lying becomes the default font, the most egregious practitioners collect the highest rewards. To wit: Susan Rice, a spectacular fivefold liar as US Ambassador to the UN, has now been rewarded by the president to be National Security Advisor, for her laying down the scent to divert the beagles and hounds in hot pursuit of the truth about Benghazi. 

One explanation for Obama’s compulsive lying comes from the accounts of military deception in WWII written in 1975 by Anthony Cave Brown about Winston Churchill, who remarked to Stalin at Yalta: “In wartime, truth is so precious, she should be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” Obama, the reparations crusader, sees himself at war.  At war with a litany of oppressors in his own nation who have seized his imagination since he was a small boy.   Yet what core of truth is he protecting? Well, it is the truth about himself and his agenda that dare not be exposed, much less admitted.

Enablers and apologists have enthusiastically embraced Obama’s culture of deceit. Yet when they realize that they too are the enemy, will they discover a bodyguard of lies protects no one?

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One sentence that could keep the House in GOP hands


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Posted by Ed Lasky

 

In all the hubbub of scandals that have been erupting in Obama’s Washington these days a sentence made by Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), one of Obama’s key supporters, has potential to play a key role in keeping the House in Republican hands. No one paid much attention to the words spoken but Republicans should make hay of it as midterms approach.

Cummings was interviewed by Candy Crowley who never lets an opportunity to shield Obama go to waste — as America witnessed during the Presidential campaign debates. The Washington Free Beacon reports:

On Sunday Congressman Elijah Cummings, the most senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said the case of the IRS scandal has been “solved.”

“Based on everything I’ve seen, the case is solved,” said Cummings in response to a question on the topic. “And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on.”

Nothing here, just move on and forget about the scandal.

But, of course, it is not just the IRS scandal that he would deep-six; all scandals or anything that would tarnish Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats would never see the light of day if Cummings had his way.

Now why is this important?

Many Americans may not realize how Congress works.

Here is one important primer point: if one party controls either the House or the Senate, that party controls the agenda for that branch of Congress. This is one reason why politicians who foresee continued minority status for their party often retire: they do not like a feeling of powerlessness.

This is why Harry Reid basically has monopolized power in the Senate and has allowed that body to degenerate into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Team Obama, and why Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama so desperately want the House back in Democratic hands. We saw the consequences of that during the first two years of Obama’s first term: ObamaCare, the stimulus sham, and a parade of other horribles.

Not only will they again run rampant over the American people any hint of scandal or any attempt at scrutiny will not see the light of day or be smothered before they appear on anyone’s radar screen. If it is one thing Obama does not want, it is scrutiny.

How is that majority power manifested?

The party in control appoints the chairmen of these committees.

The chairmen of those committees have great power to decide what those committees do (or fail to do): they  can choose to hold hearings, call witnesses, and issue subpoenas to deal with a variety of topics — including those that may be considered scandals. Or they can just table the issue and forget about it. Bad news would just be kept under wraps-never to see the light of day and sunlight, as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis declared early in the last century, is the best disinfectant.

Cummings serves on the one committee that has been in the forefront in bedeviling the Obama administration since 2010: the House oversight and Government Reform Committee. Under Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) that group has been exposing one scandal after another once it fell into Republican hands after the 2010 midterm elections led to a red tide sweeping through the House.

But here is a hypothetical: what if the Democrats held the House?

Then the chairmanship would most likely be in the hands of the ranking Democrat on that committee — none other than Elijah Cummings. And he already has displayed his approach towards the administration: to protect and to serve. Not coincidentally, he was promoted into that spot over another Democrat in order to run interference for Barack Obama. According to a Washington Post column from 2010, his new position “will enable him to be the Obama administration’s chief defender against an expected onslaught of Republican-led investigations.”  He has done so for the past two years in a variety of ways: giving witnesses a pass or an out, publicly criticizing Issa for engaging in witch hunts and a myriad of other ways meant to minimize the power of the committee.

If he were chairman, the committee would be rendered impotent or become a tool in Obama’s war chest.

Now how can the GOP not mess this prime opportunity up — as they have so often done?

Perhaps by seeking to capitalize on the growing trust problem besetting Obama and by emphasizing how Obama’s lust for power must be checked by Republicans.

Obama has a growing problem among independents and they can be appealed to.  Once again appreciate the genius of our Founding Fathers who saw the wisdom of a people protected from government run amok by a system of checks and balances.

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THE OBAMA CRIME FAMILY


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Exclusive:  says BHO’s team makes mafia look positively civilized


The mafia has nothing on Obama.

Have you seen the headlines? Obama’s IRS is ruthless. They want to know what you say in your Facebook posts, what you are thinking, what you are reading – they even want to know the content of your prayers. Amazing – even the mafia doesn’t ask these kind of personal questions.

Obama’s IRS goes after tea partiers, conservatives and groups that believe in the U.S. Constitution. Even the mafia has more respect for the Constitution than Obama’s government gang.

Obama’s IRS goes after Christian charities, Catholic professors and pro-life groups. They went after Billy Graham? Even the mafia has more respect for the church than the Obama Crime Family.

In one case the IRS offered to “end the pain” if the pro-life group agreed to stop picketing Planned Parenthood clinics. This is a level of extortion even the mafia would be impressed with.

Obama’s IRS released sensitive and confidential tax records of conservative groups to their opposition. They even appear to have released Mitt Romney’s confidential tax records to the Obama campaign. Even the mafia respects a man’s tax returns.

Obama’s IRS also targeted pro-Israel Jewish groups. Are you kidding? Even the greatest gangsters of all-time – Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegal – were always friends of Israel.

Then there’s the way the Obama Crime Family treats the taxpayers. Don Obama and his crew are very much like the mafia – except meaner. You see the mafia almost never goes after “civilians.” They only intimidate, extort and kill other mobsters or “associates” active in the criminal world. If only Obama were that discriminating!

The Obama Crime Family goes after every taxpayer in America. Obama desperately needs your money, and he’ll stop at nothing to confiscate it. Whether it’s raising income taxes, payroll taxes, Obamacare taxes, online sales taxes, taking away exemptions and deductions, he’ll find a new and creative way to extort your money.

As a bonus, since well-off taxpayers write most of the checks for Republican candidates and conservative causes, Don Obama is slowly bankrupting his political opposition. Even the Gambinos never figured out how to use the law to bankrupt the other mafia families.

And then there’s the theft on a massive scale that would make the mafia blush. My new national best-selling book, “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide,” paints a full detailed picture of this slow-motion tragedy. Let me share a few highlights of Don Obama’s larceny in action.

Don Obama targets, hunts, demonizes, intimidates and punishes his best customers (business owners and high-income taxpayers). Even the mafia treats their best customers with respect.

But taxation is only the tip of the iceberg for the Obama Crime Family. They can rob widows and orphans blind without ever touching their bank accounts. The Obama Crime Family’s weapon of choice is the Federal Reserve. If Don Obama can’t get his hands on your money, he merely orders the Fed to print trillions in new dollars. That makes your life savings worthless. It threatens your retirement. It even threatens the financial future of your children and grandchildren (because all that debt needs to be repaid).

When it comes to jobs, Obama is the most prolific killer EVER. There are now 90 million able-bodied, working-age Americans no longer working. That’s almost one third of the country’s population. The workforce participation rate is the lowest since 1979. For men it’s the lowest since 1948. Don Obama has killed so many jobs, he should be on top of the FBI’s “Most Wanted List.”

Don Obama also kills spirit. He overwhelms business owners with so many taxes and regulations, they live in despair and depression. Obama is a ruthless enforcer – he created 6,118 new government regulations in just the first 90 days of 2013. He is snuffing out the economy like a mafia paid hit man.

 It makes you wonder who is paying Obama to cause this kind of damage.

The mafia makes much of their money from the sale of drugs. But Don Obama’s drug of choice is entitlements. He has addicted the whole country to “Obama money.” It’s just not worth it to work anymore. This Obama is very good – even the mafia could never destroy the moral fabric of the whole country.

Then there’s the intimidation against “ratings agencies.” Standard & Poor’s and then Egan-Jones downgraded the debt of America under Obama – for the first time in history. So guess what happened next? They were both indicted by the federal government.

Were these indictments a coincidence? No more than if a business owner stopped paying kickbacks to the mafia and suddenly winds up firebombed. These were messages.

Then there’s Obamacare. The IRS predicts the typical family will soon pay $20,000 per year for health care. Since no one in this Obamageddon economy has $20,000 to spare, Obama will turn us all into wards of the state, dependent on government to pay for our health care. Even the mafia was never this ruthless.

But Don Obama saves his real mafia tactics for the energy industry. He despises oil, coal, nuclear and fracking. A true Marxist, Obama wants energy bills to go through the roof so that we all need government handouts to survive. So he uses every trick in his book to destroy the energy producers – from EPA regulations to executive orders.

Heck, Don Obama is so ruthless, he even bugs his friends in the media. He looks at the emails of the moms and dads of the media. He names journalists as “conspirators” for just doing their jobs.

With the Obama Crime Family breathing down our necks, it’s lucky the honest citizens have the Second Amendment to protect us. Oh, right. Obama wants to disarm us. Even the mafia can’t use the power of government to disarm its victims. Brilliant. This Obama Crime Family is in a league of their own.

My apologies for insulting the Gambinos by comparison.

 


Wayne Allyn Root is a capitalist evangelist, serial entrepreneur and libertarian-conservative media commentator. He is a former Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee. He serves as executive vice chairman of the Conservative Caucus in Washington, D.C. Wayne’s latest book is the No. 1 national best-seller “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive and Prosper During Obamageddon.” Wayne’s twitter: http://twitter.com/WayneRoot.

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Was Navy Seal Team 6 Set Up For Sacrifice?


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“Before there was Benghazi, there was Extortion 17.”  These are the chilling opening words spoken by Billy Vaughn, the broken-hearted father of Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn.  Aaron was one of 17 Navy SEALs, almost 30 American servicemen in total, killed when their antiquated Chinook helicopter was shot down during a raging battle in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.  To have lost their sons in war is tragic enough; but as they discovered the very dubious circumstances surrounding the operation and the subsequent deception and cover-up by the military under the Obama administration, a truly gut-wrenching and highly suspicious picture emerged.  Several families of the fallen, military experts, elected representatives, and concerned others held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on May 9th, 2013.

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, calls Extortion 17 “perhaps the biggest disaster since 9-11 as far as Naval and Special Ops operations.”  Before the dust had even settled on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama and Vice President Biden revealed the classified identities of SEAL Team 6 and other servicemen; and as a result, these men “literally had targets on their backs.”  Three months later, these men and others were sent in on archaic outdated equipment without support and ambushed.

“We demand to know who sent our sons into hostile territory where evidence proves a shoot-down attempt had been in full force for weeks, in less than adequate, antiquated airframes documented to be in very poor condition,” declares Karen Vaughn, Aaron’s mother. “We also demand to know who made the call to mix conventional aircraft and forces with Special Warfare Operations.”

Charles Strange, father of fallen Navy SEAL Michael Strange, says, “Michael knew what he was getting into.  Michael knew what he was fighting for.  Michael knew that someday he might have to give the ultimate sacrifice.  But not like this.  To put my son and the most elite SEAL team in the world in a Chinook helicopter over an active battle that’s going on for three and a half hours?  Unacceptable! Somebody has to answer for this.”

Here are the heart-wrenching details of the labyrinth that is Extortion 17:

  • The servicemen were put in a slow helicopter that is never used for combat operations, built in the early 1960s and last retrofitted in 1985, with no answer as to who made that decision.
  • The helicopters they would normally have used and that they had trained with their entire careers were not available because under Obama, the pace of Special Operations aviation climbed from an average of 56 per month in 2009 to a break-neck 334 per month in 2011.
  • The mission was considered to be so dangerous that the decision had to be made from a commander out of theater.  Yet still it is not known, even after an investigation that yielded a 1200 page report, what commander made the call or why.
  • The Tangeen Valley in Afghanistan was known to be a hotbed of insurgent forces, and U.S. Intelligence knew that there were one hundred or more enemy forces gathering there that night intending to shoot down American forces.  As early as May 11, they knew that SEAL Team 6 was going to be targeted, but did not share this information with the appropriate people.
  • The flight manifest was changed at the last minute, removing seven Afghani security force members who had been slated to fly.  In fact, there is still some uncertainty as to who was on the flight.
  • The men were flown in unescorted and dropped into a battle that had already been going on for over three hours, without any suppressive fire support.
  • Even in the pitch black, General Colt told the families they could see two men on the rooftop.  “They call up the Afghan administration to find out at two o’clock in the morning what these guys are doing on the building,” Charles Strange explains.  “You know what they told them?  ‘They’re hanging crops.’” At 2am on a rooftop?
  • The Chinook was shot down by Afghanis who were waiting for it in the perfect position and at the perfect time to strike when the aircraft was its most vulnerable, during landing.
  • “Perhaps the most disturbing piece of evidence that Billy and I came across in our search for truth was uncovering the fact that the Afghan National Army, the Afghan National Police, and the Afghan Security Ministry have been and still are involved in the planning of every single stage of every single Special Operation that takes place in that country.  And yes, these plans include flight routes and landing zones,” says Karen Vaughn.
  • The “eye-in-the-sky” predator feed over the area was turned off.  It took the military ten minutes to figure out which aircraft had been shot down.
  • American forces were not permitted to take out the attackers.  The families were told that new Rules of Engagement dictated that we couldn’t shoot down any attacker even after being attacked because, as one high-ranking admiral put it to Billy Vaughn, “We want to win their hearts and minds.”  Karen says, “We were recently told by a Special Forces operator that under the current ROE’s if the enemy fires on you, then runs back behind a rock, when he pops his head up from behind the rock you’re not allowed to engage him unless you can verify that he has not laid his gun down.  In other words, you must be fired on twice now or your actions will be questioned by your government when you try to defend yourself or the lives of your teammates.”
  • To add desecration to injury, the standard ramp ceremony at Bagram Air Base was presided over by an imam who gave a prayer damning the fallen to hell before their remains were sent home.  No priest, pastor, or rabbi gave any prayer or said any words.  Klayman says, “The funeral that was held in Kabul where you couldn’t even mention the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ, but yet a Muslim cleric gets up and damns these fallen heroes to hell as infidels.  Unbelievable that our military brass would allow this to happen!”  And whereas it is standard practice that all parents of the fallen are given a transcript from the military of that ceremony, the families of Extortion 17 were not.
  • In classified meetings, elected officials were lied to about Extortion 17 by top military brass.  The families were lied to by these and other military officials.  “When we were first visited by one of the highest level admirals in our nation [Admiral William McCraven] on January 4th…the most shocking thing we experienced is that he lied to us so continuously that if we had not studied our documentation and known the truth he would have made a mockery of everything our sons died to represent.  It got to be actually embarrassing.”
  • The families were told that the chopper’s “black box” was “blown away in the flood” and was supposedly never recovered.  A flood? “In Afghanistan?” Charles Strange asks, exasperated.
  • “They told me my son had to be cremated, everybody had to be cremated,” Charles says, weeping.  “I called the commander: ‘Why did you cremate my son?  My son didn’t want to be cremated!  I’ve got pictures of him.  When I asked for the autopsy report from Dover they sent me a disc with pictures.  He’s sitting there fighting! ‘Everybody was burned beyond recognition.’  No, everybody wasn’t burned beyond recognition!  Another lie!”
  • No Afghani officials were involved in the investigation of the shoot-down, even though they are involved in the planning of every mission and were consulted during the mission.
  • When asked how they assessed the crash, our military revealed that all sorts of support materialized.  They told the families, “We had 30 planes to assess the crash.  We had Black Hawks, we had Pathfinders, we had 140 men go in.”  Yet there had been no air or other support for the men as they flew in.

“As we searched we became tragically aware that perhaps the cruelest, most deceitful acts of this administration have been perpetrated against the very ones fighting and dying to protect and defend it,” Karen says.

Charles recalls the day Obama greeted the families at Dover where the remains of the fallen were brought home.  “He went to give me a hug and I whispered in his ear, ‘Mr. President, is there going to be a congressional inquiry?’ And Mr. President whispered in my ear, he said, ‘Mr. Strange, we’re gonna look into this very, very, very deep.’  Well, I haven’t heard nothing.”  It is now nearly two years since Extortion 17.

Watch the video of the press conference below, and please share it with others. Each unanswered question, each deception that was revealed, and each reckless – if not outright sinister – decision that was uncovered is a stab in the heart for these families.  They deserve answers.

But more, we should take each as a stab to our own hearts and demand those answers as if these sons were our very own.  Indeed, they are America’s brave sons.  If Benghazi and Extortion 17 are any indication, our servicemen today face just as much treachery from the Obama administration and our military under his command as from America’s enemies on the battlefields in faraway countries.  In Benghazi, our personnel’s pleas for support while under attack went deliberately unheeded; and then the truth was and continues to be covered up.  In Extortion 17, our servicemen were sent into a battle not to win, but to be deliberately sacrificed to our enemies.  These words of Karen’s should serve as a dire warning: “The hearts and minds of the enemy are more important to this government than my son’s blood.”

Doug Hamburger, father of fallen SEAL Patrick Hamburger, says, “It’s a shame that we have to ask for a congressional investigation to find out answers…We’re pleading with the American people to put the pressure on your congressmen and senators to make sure that that investigation does get started up and we do get some answers as to what was going on – not so much that we can do anything for our families or our boys.  But we want to make sure that our military is taken care of in the future.  We love our military…We want to make sure that their sons and daughters are protected and allowed to fight at the top of their abilities.”

These are more than just scandals; they are high treason.  Nothing like Benghazi or Extortion 17 has happened in America’s history, military or otherwise; but we’re seeing that atrocities like these are common for the Obama administration.  Treachery doesn’t begin to cover it.  This is a betrayal of the highest order.  It is a betrayal of our brave servicemen who gave everything for America, the very men who killed Osama bin Laden.  It is a betrayal of America’s sons and daughters fighting for her today, and of their families who raised these heroic warriors and who now survive them as parents should never survive their children.

In the words of Billy Vaughn, “We must change the hearts and minds of the leaders in Washington and the high-ups in the military, or we must see that they are removed.  Those responsible must be brought to justice.”

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WELCOME TO ‘1984’ ! TROOPS ‘TARGETED BY NSA FOR ANTI-OBAMA VIEWS’


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Attorney claims visits from FBI, Secret Service about Web postings

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The NSA is systematically monitoring the Internet posts and telephone conversations of U.S. military returning from Afghanistan, according to a civil-liberties attorney.

“The FBI and the Secret Service are showing up to request an interview to question specific Internet posts the veteran has placed on websites such as Facebook,” explained attorney John Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute.

Whitehead said the agencies are looking for “anti-Obama views that can be interpreted to reflect psychological problems of sufficient seriousness to disqualify the veteran from ever owning a firearm.”

Rutherford told WND credible sources within the National Security Agency have told him the NSA is downloading 1 trillion communications on the Internet per month, including posts to various websites, emails, instant message communications and texting messages.

As WND reported last week, Whitehead and the Rutherford Institute in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., are representing Marine veteran Brandon Raub, 27, who was arrested by FBI and Secret Service agents for comments he made on Facebook expressing dissatisfaction with the present direction of the U.S. government.

Whitehead said his office has received numerous calls from U.S. military returning from Afghanistan with reports they are being visited by the FBI and Secret Service to ask questions about their Internet postings.

“We are advising veterans being visited by the FBI or the Secret Service to take the Fifth Amendment rather than answer questions that might end up with a diagnosis of PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, which goes into the veteran’s file and can be used in the future to prevent the veteran from purchasing a firearm,” he said.

Whitehead said that in most of the cases, there isn’t enough information to obtain a search warrant from a judge.

But if the veteran answers questions, he said, the Secret Service or the FBI might get a psychiatrist to visit with the vet for 10 or 15 minutes in the jail cell to acquire enough information to certify in front of a judge that the person should be placed in a civil commitment because of a psychological problem.

In February, Investors.com reported a complaint by Michael Connelly, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation, that veterans have been getting letters from the Veterans Administration informing them they have been declared mentally incompetent.

The vet must provide evidence to the contrary within 60 days. If the vet desires a hearing, he or she must inform the Veterans Administration within 30 days.

According to the provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act any person receiving a determination of incompetency can be prevented from purchasing, receiving, owning, or transporting a firearm or ammunition.

Ronald S. Honberg, director of policy and legal affairs for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, testified before the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 10, 2007, that the term “adjudicated as a mental defective” is both stigmatizing and incompatible with modern terminology used in the diagnosis and treatment of people with a mental illness.

“No state official charged with carrying out the requirements of the Brady bill could possibly know what this means, as it is a term that has been obsolete for close to 40 years,” Honberg explained to Congress. “We have received emails and other communications in the past few weeks from people who are incredulous that such a term would still be used in federal law.”

Whitehead explained the problem is intensifying as an increasing percentage of the U.S. military serving in Afghanistan have become disillusioned with Obama administration policy toward the war.

“I’ve had veterans returning from Afghanistan tell me that they passed by the opium fields and it shocked me that the U.S. government was helping the Afghans plant that stuff,” Whitehead said.

“There’s a lot of corruption in the Afghanistan government, passing around bags of cash to top officials, and our troops are beginning to ask, ‘Why am I here?’

He said of these veterans “enlisted wanting to be a great soldier, but they are coming back disillusioned.”

“I’m getting a lot of reports that soldiers are getting pronounced PSTD and there’s nothing they can do about it,” he said. “Then they come home and the process continues. The NSA is targeting veterans, there’s no doubt about it.”

Whitehead said “the technology is driving the show now” at the NSA, with computer software identifying “problematic phrases” that target a person as a potential troublemaker.

He said that with the NSA is doing a trillion downloads a month, “the surveillance is pervasive.”

“Anything digital is subject to government investigation, typically without the person having any knowledge it is happening,” he said. “If you want to go on Google and be anti-war, you are going to end up in a file and you are going to be subject to further investigation.”

Whitehead warned that the telephone call interviewing him for this article was almost certainly being recorded by the NSA and that the contents would end up in a file both for him and for WND.

“The United States is already in a police state, such that the only question is how we are going to deal with it,” he stressed. “With Bush, the surveillance state was beginning. Under Obama, the NSA has blossomed to a whole new level unimaginable in an era only a few years ago before this computer technology existed.”

Whitehead told WND he was convinced Operation Vigilant Eagle was still in operation targeting military veterans as potentially dangerous “right-wing extremists,” even though the DHS, the Department of Defense and the FBI have dropped since 2009 any specific reference to the programs.

“When the drones get here, another Obama program, the drones are going to be awesome,” he warned.

“The drones will have scanning devices that can fly over your home and grab all the digital data in the place where you live. The drones are going to up the ante, there’s no doubt about it. The only question is whether this is still the United States of America. There’s nowhere to hide anymore.”

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SECRET MAN CAVES FOUND IN GOVERNMENT WAREHOUSE


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Packed with TVs, radios, refrigerators, microwaves, couches

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Where do federal workers and contractors go when they want to get away from it all while still on the job?

How about a myriad of secret man caves?

An internal audit by the Environmental Protection Agency has discovered a warehouse maintained by contractors for the EPA contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches.

According to Government Executive, “EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md. The warehouse – used for inventory storage – is owned by the General Services Administration and leased to the EPA for about $750,000 per year.”

“The warehouse contained multiple unauthorized and hidden personal spaces created by and for the workers that included televisions, refrigerators, radios, microwaves, chairs and couches,” the IG report said. “These spaces contained personal items, including photos, pin ups, calendars, clothing, books, magazines and videos.”

A stop-work order has now been issued to Apex Logistics LLC, the responsible contractor, to prelude the company’s workers from having access to the location.

Apex Logistics has been paid some $5.3 million since May 2007 when the contract was awarded.

EPA has reportedly committed to undergoing an agency-wide review of all warehouse and storage facility operations.

GovernmentExecutive says in addition to the secret rooms, the IG found an incomplete and inaccurate system of keeping records; numerous potential security and safety hazards, including an open box of passports; and “deplorable conditions” such as corrosion, vermin feces and “pervasive” mold.

WHY are passports open? What type of passports? What color of passports? This is BS. AT it’s finest!

EPA acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe wrote the inspector general claiming the agency has taken “immediate, aggressive actions” in response to the discovery.

“The EPA is committed to addressing the previous conditions at the warehouse and implementing institutional protections to ensure those conditions do not recur at this facility or any other used by the agency,” Perciasepe wrote.

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Army Punishes Soldier who Served Chick-fil-A


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Army Punishes Soldier who Served Chick-fil-A

An Army master sergeant was punished after he hosted a promotion party and served Chick-fil-A sandwiches in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

The unidentified soldier was investigated, reprimanded, threatened with judicial action and given a bad efficiency report, according to the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

“They say he is no longer a team player and was not performing up to standards,” Chaplain Alliance Executive Director Ron Crews told Fox News. “This is just one little example of a case of a soldier just wanting to express his views and now he’s been jumped on by the military.”

Army Public Affairs issued the following statement:  ”With respect to the political activities, soldiers are expected to carry out their obligations as citizens in accordance with applicable regulations. The Army cannot comment on ongoing investigations or administrative actions.”

The soldier’s story was included in a letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights documenting concerns about attacks on religious liberty within the Armed Services.

Last summer the soldier had received his promotion to master sergeant. The promotion coincided with a national controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A’s support of traditional marriage. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told a newspaper that he was “guilty as charged” when it came to supporting the biblical definition of marriage. Gay rights advocates were infuriated and some Democratic leaders – most notably the mayor of Boston –  attempted to stop the popular restaurant chain from opening restaurants in their cities.

Crews said the soldier decided to hold a party to celebrate his new position. The invitations read, “In honor of my promotion and in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act, I’m serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at my promotion party.”

After the party, the solider received a letter of reprimand. Crews said at issue was the combination of the sandwiches and the soldier’s support of DOMA (which happens to be the law of the land).

“There was initially some talk of bringing judicial punishment against him,” Crews said. “He had a letter put in his file and an investigation was initiated to see if he had violated any policy.”

The solider reached out to the Chaplain Alliance for help and they put him in touch with an attorney. Crews said nearly one year later – the soldier is still embroiled in a legal battle.

“He was at the pinnacle of his career,” Crews said. “To make that rank means you’ve done very well throughout your career. He wants to finish serving his time honorably.”

Crews said stories like this are becoming commonplace in the military post-repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

“These stories are the ones that have not been told – about some of the more subtle ramifications of the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy,” he said.

One service member received a severe reprimand for expressing his faith’s religious position about homosexuality in a personal religious blog.

A chaplain was relieved of his command over a military chapel because he could not allow same-sex weddings to take place in the chapel.

And a chaplain who asked senior military officers whether religious liberty would be protected in the wake of the repeal of the law against open homosexual behavior in the military was told to “get in line” or resign.

Crews said they are sharing these stories to let other service members know there is a place to get help. He said Chaplain Alliance publishes a religious liberty palm card – explaining constitutionally protected liberties to service members.

“If you believe your religious liberties have been violated, here’s what you can do,” he said. “We will see that you get the help that you need.”

As for the soldier who served the Chick-fil-A sandwiches?

“We’re going to stand with this soldier who did nothing wrong,” “There is nothing wrong in saying he wants to celebrate DOMA – which happens to be federal law.

 

RAND PAUL: ORWELL’S ‘1984’ HAS ARRIVED


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Senator warns of ‘astounding assault on Constitution’ by NSA

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The FBI wants back doors to all communications equipment and software. The NSA is grabbing trillions of phone records of American citizens. And reporters’ research apparently is a subject of interest at the Department of Justice.

All of this and more has triggered a surge of renewed interest in a recent video by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in which he declares that “1984,” the George Orwell novel about ultimate government disinformation, manipulation and control – is here.

Dystopian novels were just that, bad utopias,” he said, “but not practically possible. One could always sigh in relief that such surveillance, such invasion of privacy, was not technologically possible.

“Until now.

“Now we have the technology. Drones that measure less than an inch, weigh less than an ounce and hover noiselessly outside your bedroom window are not a dystopian future but today’s reality,” he said.

“The individual who feared ’1984′ when it was written in 1949 need now shout from the top of his or her lungs, for technology had made the unthinkable, thinkable,” said Paul.

What are the recent developments that prompted the interest?

The National Journal raised questions over confirmation that Verizon, which has more than 100 million Americans as customers, secretly has been handing over documentation of its telephone calls to the National Security Agency.

“Calibrating the appropriate level of outrage will probably occupy us for most of the day,” the report said.

WND reported that the FBI wants changes made in industry requirements so that the agency would possess a back door to all communications software and hardware.

The FBI has complained that its agents cannot always get a court order and obtain access to the communications they want.

And the Department of Justice’s pursuit of telephone records for reports – to the point of alleging that one prominent Fox News reporter possibly engaged in criminal activity – is now just one of the major scandals plaguing the Obama administration.

Paul cited the term “doublethink” from George Orwell’s novel that was so influential that government policies and actions considered oppressively invasive and a violation of rights are called “Orwellian.”

“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation.”

That, Paul notes, was fiction. “It could never happen in America.”

But then he cites his own battle over provisions of the recent National Defense Authorization Act, which would allow indefinite detention of Americans without a trial on the whim of a president.

But another point proposed is one Paul believes even fewer Americans know about: The idea of indefinite detention even after a jury acquits a defendant.

It was late in the evening when the amendment was proposed and a voice vote sought.

A “flicker of rebellion” swept through his thought process, recalls Paul. They “wanted to limit [the right to] trial by jury by voice vote.”

So he questioned it.

“I was accused of obstructing proceedings.”

Other senators counseled him not to worry about – it would all get taken care of. All it did, they said, was confirm what current law already allowed.

He wasn’t reassured.

“If current law allows people to be found innocent by a jury and still be held indefinitely, shouldn’t we do something about it?” he wondered.

So he demanded a recorded vote on the amendment.

With a public record of senators’ votes, the amendment failed.

Regarding the NSA’s access to Verizon customer phone data, Paul said:

The National Security Agency’s seizure and surveillance of virtually all of Verizon’s phone customers is an astounding assault on the Constitution. After revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted political dissidents and the Department of Justice seized reporters’ phone records, it would appear that this administration has now sunk to a new low.

When Sen. Mike Lee and I offered an amendment that would attach Fourth Amendment protections to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act last year, it was defeated, and FISA was passed by an overwhelming majority of the Senate. At the time, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid remarked that FISA was “necessary to protect us from the evil in this world.”

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect us from evil, too, particularly that which always correlates with concentrated government power, and particularly executive power. If the president and Congress would obey the Fourth Amendment we all swore to uphold, this new shocking revelation that the government is now spying on citizens’ phone data en masse would never have happened.

The fight over the NDAA continues, with a number of states taking action to block its controversial sections 1021 and 1022 that allow for indefinite detainment of U.S. citizens without due process.

It has generated opposition ranging from former Al Gore consultant Naomi Wolf to Ronald Reagan Justice Department official Bruce Fein.

Under the law adopted by Democrats, “Journalists aren’t safe. Union leaders aren’t safe. Activists aren’t safe, Liberty is not safe,” said Wolf, an author of half a dozen books.

Among the states opposing it are Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada and Michigan.

Groups including the Tenth Amendment Center, The Bill of Rights Defense Committee, The American Civil Liberties Union and Demand Progress have all been working since early 2012 to oppose the NDAA. And last year, federal District Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled that Section 1021 was facially unconstitutional because it had the potential to violate the First Amendment.

A group of journalists and activists sued President Obama, Leon Panetta and a host of other government officials claiming that they were forced to curtail some of their reporting and activism due to fear of violating the NDAA. Among the individuals were Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges, MIT linguist Noam Chomsky and “Pentagon Papers” activist Daniel Ellsberg.

In the following interview, Hedges explains what has happened in the Hedges vs. Obama NDAA lawsuit to date, the next steps and what he sees in America’s future.

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A campaign also has been announced by PANDA, or People Against the NDAA, to build a backlash against the Washington power grab.

Spokesman Dan Johnson said, “The goal of this operation is to stop the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) in all 50 states across America by Dec. 31st, 2013.”

In her order, Forrest wrote, “The government put forth the qualified position that plaintiffs’ particular activities, as described at the hearing, if described accurately, if they were independent, and without more, would not subject plaintiffs to military detention under Section 1021.”

But she continued, “The government did not – and does not – generally agree or anywhere argue that activities protected by the First Amendment could not subject an individual to indefinite military detention under Section 1021.

“Here, the stakes get no higher: indefinite military detention – potential detention during a war on terrorism that is not expected to end in the foreseeable future, if ever. The Constitution requires specificity – and that specificity is absent from Section 1021,” the judge wrote.

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Hurt her little feelings must not do that to WAAHH ! Michelle Obama confronts protester, threatens to leave fundraiser


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WAAAAAAAH she spoke to me that’s not right

First lady Michelle Obama experienced a rare face-to-face encounter with a protester late Tuesday – approaching the activist and threatening to leave a fundraiser if the person did not stop interrupting her speech.

Obama was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Northwest Washington when Ellen Sturtz, 56, a lesbian activist, interrupted her remarks to demand that President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order.

Obama showed her displeasure – pausing to confront Sturtz eye to eye, according to witnesses.

“One of the things that I don’t do well is this,” she said to applause from most of the guests, according to a White House transcript. “Do you understand?”

Then don’t do these events Moooochele leave it to the big folks!

A pool report from a reporter in the room said Obama “left the lectern and moved over to the protester.” The pool report quoted Obama as saying: “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

God forbid someone actually had the nerve to speak to the queen Oh NO the earth shook and just unsettled her day the attention was aimed at some one else below her some pheasant

Obama’s suggestion that she would leave was not included in the official White House transcript.

The audience responded by asking Obama to remain, according to the pool report, which quoted a woman nearby telling Sturtz, “You need to go.”

Sturtz was escorted out of the room. She said in an interview later she was stunned by Obama’s response.

“She came right down in my face,” Sturtz said. “I was taken aback.”

Sturtz said she told Obama she was happy to take the microphone to plead her case, which, Sturtz said, appeared to fluster the first lady.

“I said I want your husband to sign the executive order,” Sturtz said. “Her husband could sign this order tonight and protect 22 percent of the work force in this country.”

Sturtz said she paid $500 to attend the fundraiser, part of a protest cooked up by the gay rights group GetEqual, which gained notice in Obama’s first term for hectoring him during speeches and demanding more action on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Sturtz, who gave $5,000 to the Democratic Party and Obama’s campaign in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, said she was devoting herself to full-time activism now pressing the White House on the employment discrimination issue.

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GetEQUAL activist Ellen Sturtz heckled Michelle Obama on Tuesday night, demanding that the president sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating in their hiring on the basis of sexual orientation

The proposed executive order that prompted Sturtz’s outburst would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

LGBT activists, many of whom hailed Obama for his vocal support for same-sex marriage rights in the months leading up to his reelection in 2012, have been increasingly dismayed that the White House has not yet acted on the proposed order.

The issue has been building for years, pushed by gay rights advocates who argue that more than 20 percent of the U.S. workforce is employed by federal contractors. Advocates for the executive order have attempted to exert more quiet pressure, highlighting cases of discrimination by some firms and connecting workers to administration officials to make personal appeals.

White House officials have said they back legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but have declined to say whether the executive order is pending.

Metro Weekly, a gay newspaper, reported in 2012 that, as a presidential candidate in 2008, then-Sen. Obama had pledged to a Houston LGBT group that he would support a “formal written policy” of non-discrimination.

GALLERY: Michelle Obama on fashion covers

View Photo Gallery —Michelle Obama is set to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine for the second time. Here’s a look at a few magazines that have turned the first lady into a cover model.

GALLERY: Michelle Obama gardens with children affected by Hurricane Sandy

View Photo Gallery —First lady Michelle Obama was joined by schoolchildren from the storm-ravaged state of New Jersey, as well as students from elsewhere in the country, to harvest the summer crop from the White House Kitchen Garden.

PLEASE IMPEACH HER SMUCK OF A HUSBAND AND GET THEM OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. SO WE DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER ANY MORE FROM THESE PHONIES ANY MORE!

A long-ago war, a missing plane and an enduring mystery


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Local villagers are hired to help at a JPAC dig site near Ta Oy, Laos on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The recovery team is searching for the remains of an American Marine unaccounted for from the Vietnam war. This wreckage is not far from where Spooky 21, an AC-47 gunship crashed during Vietnam. (Khampha Bouaphanh/MCT)

May 25, 2013Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Washington Bureau

TA-OY, Laos — Maj. Derrell Jeffords bounced his roaring Spooky 21 down and off the runway at Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam. It was just before 7:30 a.m., on Christmas Eve 1965. The big camouflaged belly of his twin-prop AC-47 was easily visible against a blue sky as he banked west.

The cargo plane-turned-gunship was on its way to Laos; its mission was top secret.

Jeffords put the South China Sea at his back and the plane lumbered over a landscape mimicking the twists and folds of an unmade bed. The flight plan showed that he and his five-member crew would be returning to base in under six hours. Back in time for a late lunch.

But that was without complications, and this was the Vietnam War.

Just over halfway through what had been up to that point an uneventful flight, at 10:56 a.m., two U.S. planes in the area picked up a UHF radio broadcast:

“Mayday, Spooky 21. Mayday.”

Then the plane disappeared, swallowed up in the dense green foliage of the Southeast Asian jungle.

This is a story of that flight, and the nearly half-century it took to find and bring home its six crew members. Guiding that effort through all those years was the pledge that those who go into battle make to each other: No matter what, we will come back for you. You will not be forgotten. You will not be left behind.

It is also the story of how a six-hour combat mission at a time when America was ramping up its involvement in Vietnam would test the limits of forensic science, and the faith and patience of the grieving sons, daughters, wives and parents of the six lost airmen.

Besides Jeffords, a 40-year-old pilot from Florence, S.C., the Air Force crew was made up of the navigator, Maj. Joseph Christiano, 43, of Rochester, N.Y.; the co-pilot, 1st Lt. Dennis L. Eilers, 27, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and the weapons and ammo gang of Tech Sgt. William K. Colwell, 44, of Glen Cove, N.Y.; Staff Sgt. Arden K. Hassenger, 32, of Lebanon, Ore.; and Tech Sgt. Larry C. Thornton, 33, of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Two months before, 2-year-old Jeffrey Christiano had clung to the frame of his family’s front door, crying, “Daddy don’t go!” as he watched his father walk away.

As the crew members lifted off that morning, their families back home in the states were preparing for their first Christmas without them. They received the news that the plane had vanished that same day. Christmas Eve became one of the hardest days of the year.

This was what those who began the search for Spooky 21 knew: It had been headed for the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and its crew had never been seen again. That was the essence of what was officially labeled case file 0222.

The case file notes that the initial actions included “extensive searches” in the immediate aftermath of the plane’s disappearance, near the “strike location and in a fifty-mile-wide corridor on the route from Da Nang.” But that brief description went on to state, “Subsequent search efforts were terminated on 26 December 1965.”

There was a war on, after all.

Spooky 21’s mission was covert but vital to the war. It was part of a secret combat operation known as Tiger Hound, a search-and-destroy mission aimed at the trail, a series of dirt and stone paths hidden in the Laotian jungle that served as an enemy supply line. It connected the communist North Vietnamese military with its allies in the Viet Cong insurgency hiding in the south.

The winding, narrow, jungle-covered corridor through neighboring Laos enabled the fighters from the north to avoid the South Vietnamese army and its American allies digging in along the demilitarized zone 80 miles north of the airfield in Da Nang. But the trail, named for the North Vietnamese leader, was more like a network of capillaries than a set route. And it was keeping Vietnam from becoming a traditional war, fought along a single front.

“Without the Ho Chi Minh Trail,” said military historian James Willbanks, “the war doesn’t go on.”

The morning it disappeared, Spooky 21 roared west toward Laos, passing peaks crowned by tall trees and valley floors cut by fast rivers, covered in rice paddies or choked with bamboo. Villagers moved up and down the knife-sharp slopes with ease. But the heavy tree cover made it a hell of a place to find and fight an enemy.

The plan was for the crew to find and destroy its target — a way station hidden beneath the thick foliage, typically home to ammunition depots and anti-aircraft batteries. They were expected back at Da Nang about 1:30 p.m.

But on a clear morning, like that Christmas Eve day, gunners hidden beneath the jungle leaves could spot a big fat target like Spooky etched against the blue sky long before the crew could see them.

Most Laotian villagers had fled the region to escape the war. But they weren’t the problem. It was the North Vietnamese moving along the trail, and the Ho Chi Minh Trail had never been busier.

By 1965, the U.S. military resolved to do something about it. Bomb one path and the North Vietnamese army’s Group 559 — a military team strung along the trail like a version of Pony Express way stations, and tasked with keeping it open — simply redirected traffic several hundred yards over to a similarly primitive route while it patched up the first one.

But the trail ran through Laos and Cambodia, and cutting it in half would have meant expanding the Vietnam War into a regional war. Closing it would have required an invading and occupying ground force, a prospect that had little appeal.

The U.S. was stepping on the gas, however, as far as expanding its presence in South Vietnam. The 23,000 troops stationed there in 1964 had risen to 185,000 by the end of 1965, when Spooky 21 left Da Nang. The number would continue to climb until it peaked in 1968 at more than half a million.

But as the number of American troops increased, so did Soviet and Chinese support for the North Vietnamese. The American air campaign wasn’t enough to stop the flow of weapons, ammo — even food — often stacked onto comically overloaded bikes or stuffed into baskets and lashed to donkeys, sometimes even to elephants.

Desperate for a more accurate and lasting way than bombing to hit and continue hitting a target, the old workhorse C-47 cargo plane had been outfitted with three electric miniguns, bolted to the floor and pointed out holes where windows had been.

After a year of tests, the plane was in its first month as a response to the increased activity on the trail. “Spooky” was its call signal, an homage to its ability to break Viet Cong night attacks on American bases.

But among the enemy, its nickname was “Dragon.” Tracer rounds, especially at night, made it look like the propeller-drive plane was spitting fire at the ground.

Jeffords controlled the aim of Spooky’s guns from the pilot’s seat. In the plane’s belly, Hassenger helped make sure the ammo didn’t jam. The only blond in an otherwise brown-haired group of airmen, his was job simple: Once they started raining fire on the enemy, the fire didn’t stop.

Hassenger had volunteered for the job because he thought it was the future. Also, his family could use the combat pay. His wife, Sherrie, said that her husband was a military man and made for his role.

Still, like the rest of his crew, he was new to this war, and he hadn’t volunteered for an easy task. A three-second burst from Spooky could cover a football field-sized area with a bullet every couple of yards. The plane carried a lot of ammo, about 24,000 rounds. But if things got hairy, the guns could burn through that in less than three minutes.

Beyond the challenge, however, was the danger. Spooky was fearsome in fight, but vulnerable. These early missions, like the Christmas Eve 1965 sortie over Laos, were part of the learning curve.

Shortly after takeoff, Christiano — the runt of the crew at 5’6″, but stocky and packing as much weight onto his frame as his taller crewmates — got instructions to redirect to different target coordinates. The original destination had been a patch of jungle about 100 miles straight west. The new one was another patch about 23 miles south of that, still about 100 miles from Da Nang.

Records indicate Spooky 21 turned west toward the target. Jeffords’ airborne chatter during the next couple of hours revealed nothing unusual. Everything appeared to be going according to plan.

But then came the “mayday” call.

For years, only rumor surfaced about the plane or its crew. There were stories that the airmen were alive but captive. Some of the wives, not even certain if they were truly widows, quietly hoped their men had simply been captured, and had carved out new lives half a world away. Sherrie Hassenger figured her Arden would have been an asset in Laos, teaching villagers the finer points of woodworking and furniture making.

The U.S. military dutifully tracked down each rumor but could never substantiate any. Still, the resulting limbo was torture for the families.

By 1982, when Christiano’s son, Jeffrey, was an 18-year-old senior wrestling for his high school team in Rochester, N.Y., the crew had all been declared dead.

At that time, Jeffrey was hoping to get into the U.S. Air Force Academy, to follow in his father’s footsteps. In February of that year, on a date he had long ago circled on his calendar, he was focused on a wrestling match. Win it and he’d qualify for the state championships. He was good, and he had figured he’d be in a position to go for state.

Just as the match started, he quickly glanced up at the stands, as he always did, hoping somehow his dad would be there. He knew it was impossible. Still. …

His mom was in the stands, but she didn’t really get wrestling.

The match didn’t go well. Jeffrey still thinks the referee awarded a few points to his opponent too easily. After he lost, his mother approached him in the hallway.

“Did you win?” she asked, smiling.

Jeffrey loved his mom, but he recalls thinking, “I could really use a dad today.”

He thought about that a lot in those days.

Finally, after years of little progress, a possible break came on Jan. 19, 1993.

A joint U.S.-Lao People’s Democratic Republic team went to a village in Xekong Province, near their target site, spoke to villagers about Spooky 21 and surveyed the ground. Still, the result was the same: no information, no wreckage.

A local village chief also stirred optimism at one point during a search for a different missing crew when he said that a two-propeller plane had gone down 5 to 8 kilometers away, close to the Spooky 21 target area. But a subsequent search found nothing.

Case file 0222 recounts the fruitless chases. It was tucked away in a cabinet at Hawaii’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. Its motto: “Until they’re home.” Like tens of thousands of other files, it outlines how the military hunts down the remains of missing troops. It also included records of the post-disappearance promotions of the crew members, as well as correspondence with surviving family members, like the letters from wives who disagreed with the ruling that their husbands were dead.

Then on Jan. 13, 1995, three decades after the crew disappeared, a Laotian identified only as “Mr. Thongkhoun” in Savannakhet Province, about 70 miles northwest of the previous search, spoke to a different investigating team.

He said that he’d seen a large propeller plane in December 1965 or January 1966 flying low, with heavy smoke pouring out. It hit a large tree and spun into a rice field.

Mr. Thongkhoun didn’t see any parachutes or other aircraft in the area, nor did he hear anyone mention a surviving pilot or crew. But he hadn’t actually poked around where the plane had hit until 10 years later.

His account put Spooky 21 far off course, outside what was thought to be the likely search area. But by expanding the area, records showed that three planes, including Spooky 21, had possibly crashed in that region of Laos, and two had been accounted for.

Mr. Thongkhoun sounded sure of the story. And the plane he described sounded like an AC-47.

The team began to wonder: Could this finally be Spooky 21?

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RUSH: OBAMA APPOINTMENTS A BIG ‘F. YOU’


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Radio powerhouse Rush Limbaugh says President Obama is basically telling Americans “F. You” with his two latest appointments in his administration.

Reports indicate Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will become a national security adviser, and her replacement at the U.N. will be Samantha Power, a foreign-policy expert who is married to Obama’s former regulatory “czar” Cass Sunstein.

“I’m gonna tell you what these two appointments are. They are ‘F. You,’ and he’s saying that to us,” Limbaugh said Wednesday on his national broadcast.

Limbaugh called the situation a Star Wars scene going on right now at the White House.”

“I have no respect for these people at all. None,” he said. “I respect the offices they hold, but to me, these people are just the epitome of danger.”

He continued: “It doesn’t matter who’s in these positions. They’re all him (Obama). Every one of them is as true a believer as Obama is, and that’s why they are there. And it’s been that way since he first started naming people to his regime, naming his czars. And I totally believe that these people have secret email addresses and I totally believe they’re working to undermine the way this country was founded. I’ve no doubt in my mind that’s what they’re doing. They don’t like it. They don’t like the Constitution.”

Susan Rice has come under fire for claiming the Sept. 11, 2012, onslaught at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, was the result of an anti-Islamic online video. The Obama administration has since backed off that claim to note that it was an orchestrated act of terrorism.

“The fact that this woman lied to the country and lied to the Republicans about Benghazi and he promotes her is exactly what he wants,” Limbaugh said.

These people are who they are. My point in all of this, there better be some stand-up push-back to some of this at some point, rather than just expressing outrage.”

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Obama’s SEAL Team 6 Cover-up


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On August 6, 2011, a military helicopter— Extortion 17— carrying thirty-eight men (including twenty-five of the elite SEAL Team 6, five National Guard and Army Reserve, and eight Afghan commandos) was shot down over Taliban-controlled territory in eastern Afghanistan. They had been on a top secret mission to take out a high-value target.

It was the worst loss of life in a single day since the war in Afghanistan began. Per a 1250-page military report, it was simply the result of a “lucky shot” by Taliban soldiers perched on top of a building. Per families of those killed and military experts at a press conference held on May 9, 2013, this is a lie among a host of other lies.

After the families attended a several hour military briefing about this “lucky shot,” describing what happened and why their sons died, they smelled a rat and started digging around.

Billy and Karen Vaughn, parents of Navy SEAL Aaron C. Vaughn, started poking around at the “official” story and found not a rat, but a stinking swamp, a cover-up that went all the way to the top.

When the Vaughns began trying to drain the swamp, they received what the Obama administration is famous for: the shakedown. None other than one of the highest ranking officers in the nation—Admiral William McRaven, commander at U.S. Special Operations Command—paid the Vaughns a little visit, in essence telling them to keep their mouths shut.

What exactly happened on August 6, 2011? What went wrong—or in this case went right that has the Obama administration dispatching high-ranking officers as thugs?

There are two possibilities, according to information revealed at the press conference:

1. The Obama administration sent American soldiers on a suicide mission, or

2. Someone set up our American heroes—that is, had them murdered—that may include the Afghan government—or shockingly may include Barack Hussein Obama himself.

We learned seven major facts at the press conference:

1.  Thirty SEAL Team 6, National Guard, and Army Reserve were packed into a decrepit 1960s era CH-47 helicopter (something, according to military experts, that was unheard of.) Per military experts, special operations were always conducted with the state-of-the-art MH-47 helicopter—the helicopter SEAL Team 6 exclusively trained in. Further, never—ever—were that many special operations personnel packed into a single helicopter. They were always split up into small groups with multiple MH-47s.

2. Although the military could have easily taken out the Taliban positions with a drone strike prior to the operation, as the families were later told, this was not done because there were possible “friendlies” among the Taliban; the United States wanted to “win the minds and hearts of the enemy.”

Billy Vaughn, father of Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn, speaking at the press conference with rage in his voice,blasted this ludicrousness:

Aaron did not become a Navy SEAL Team 6 Gold Squad to win the hearts and minds of the Islamic jihadists. He became a Navy SEAL to fight for this republic and defeat the enemy!

3. Although the military had intel that the Taliban were planning on firing on a helicopter, although an intense battle had been raging for several hours, and although normal protocol mandated that the CH-47 required at least one gunship escort, all normal rules of war were suspended.

But now for the real cover-up by the Obama administration:

4. There were eight nameless Afghan commandos onboard the CH-47. Eight Afghan commandos were loaded onto the CH-47 along with their American counterparts; but at the last minute, they were replaced without changing the manifest. It was as if someone knew they were going on a suicide mission and pulled them out. The official in charge of the investigation (General Jeffrey Colt), in his 1250-page report, did not address this fact and did not even mention it. In fact, it is likely these original Afghan commandos contacted the Taliban, telling them the CH-47 was on its way. It appears the Taliban knew the exact time and route the CH-47 would be using; that the only way the “lucky shot” would have been possible with the helicopter thousands of feet in the air in cover of darkness would have been if the Taliban had been tipped off.

5. Everyone on Extortion 17 was immediately cremated without permission from the families, supposedly because the bodies were so badly burned in the crash. According to Charles Strange, father of Navy SEAL Michael Strange, this need to immediately cremate everyone aboard is a complete lie. Taliban on the ground in fact found the bodies of the crew. The Obama administration cremated everyone in order to cover up something.

6. The CH-47 black box was “lost” according to the military investigation—“washed away by an Afghan flood.” As most know, aircraft black boxes don’t get “lost”; they are virtually indestructible and carry a tracking device that makes them easy to locate. It was “lost” in order to cover up something the Obama administration wants to keep hidden.

7. Probably one of the most shocking revelations in the SEAL Team 6 cover-up, something that was first brought out during the press conference that shows Obama is no Christian but is in fact a closet Muslim, is that Barack Hussein Obama disallowed the name of Jesus to be spoken during the initial military memorial service in Kabul and permitted a radical Islamic iman to curse our dead heroes.

Let every American demand that whatever Barack Obama is hiding, whatever the military brass is hiding, that it be revealed. America must demand that a Congressional investigation drain the swamp of the Obama administration in order to reveal exactly what sickening secret Barack Hussein Obama is covering up. Not next month. Not next week. Not tomorrow. But today.

Demand an investigation, America.

 

U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret


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Posted by Sheera Frenkel| McClatchy Foreign Staff

 

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests.

The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3. As with all Defense Department projects, detailed specifications were made public so that contractors could bid on the $25 million project. The specifications included more than 1,000 pages of details on the facility, ranging from the heating and cooling systems to the thickness of the walls.

“If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility,” said an Israeli military official who commented on the publication of the proposal but declined to be named because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the facility. He declined to say whether plans for the facility have been altered as a result of the disclosure.

“This is more than worrying, it is shocking,” he said.

Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Wesley Miller said he couldn’t comment on the specifics of the Arrow 3 base, but he said the United States routinely published the details of its construction plans on a federal business opportunities website so that contractors could estimate the costs of jobs. He said such postings often might be revised after contracts were approved.

Israeli officials appear to have been well aware of the danger of outsourcing building projects to the United States. In an interview with the Reuters news agency in March, Lt. Col. Peleg Zeevi, the head of the bidding process at Israel’s Defense Ministry, justified Israel’s long history of relying on the United States to help build military installations by saying that Israel needed “a player that has the knowledge, ability and experience.”

“We are aware of the security issues that arise in deals with foreign firms, but because we want real competition and expertise, we will create conditions that will allow and encourage their participation,” Zeevi said.

It appears, however, that Israeli officials were caught by surprise that details of the facility at Tel Shahar, classified so top secret that Israel’s military won’t officially confirm its location between Jerusalem and Ashdod, would be made so public.

Jane’s Defence Weekly first wrote about the bidding documents, citing them in a story in which it recounted details of the Arrow 3, a defense system designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere that’s expected to become operational in 2015.

According to the bid requests, the Arrow 3 system will include six interceptors in vertical launch positions to be placed in the facility, and a gantry crane would need to be erected for further missiles. The structures encasing the interceptor system are to be constructed from high-grade concrete reinforced with steel mesh grids. They’ll have steel blast doors and a system to protect electrical wiring from the pressure created by a launch.

Israeli officials had announced that they were fast-tracking the Arrow 3 system because of their fear that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon.

“We want to reach a situation in which Israel has a ready defense for any threat, present or future,” said Col. Aviram Hasson, the head of the Defense Ministry department that’s charged with developing the system.

The Arrow 3 is capable of intercepting missiles at a range of up to 1,500 miles and can maneuver in midair to chase them. Last February, Israel conducted the first test of the Arrow 3 in space. That test was overseen by the United States.

The new facility won’t be the first military installation the U.S. government has built in Israel. Since 1998, when Israel and the Palestinian Authority signed the Wye River memorandum, the U.S. has constructed about $500 million in military facilities for the Israeli army. In addition to bases in southern Israel, including the Nevatim air base, the U.S. has built command centers, intelligence offices and underground hangars to protect Israel’s jet aircraft.

Last year, U.S. defense contractors began constructing an air force base just outside Tel Aviv – known as the “site 911” – that will cost up to $100 million. Israel’s military hasn’t revealed the purpose of the site, but it’s widely thought that Israel is trying to move some of its military headquarters from high-value real estate in Tel Aviv to the outskirts of the bustling city.

Frenkel is a McClatchy special correspondent. Twitter: @sheeraf

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/06/03/192895/us-publishes-details-of-missile.html#.Ua4KDZxYoZl#storylink=cpy

 

Federal Attorney Warns Negative Posts Against Islam Could Get You Prosecution & Imprisonment


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If you have seen the stories around the globe of how cartoonists, journalists and people simply posting tweets or Facebook posts has gotten them in hot water with Islam and even the government, then you have probably said, “That can’t happen in America,” right? Well hold on to your seat my friend because you are in for a rude awakening.

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Barack Obama’s Attorney for the Eastern district of Tennessee Bill Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division, want Americans to know that if you say something negative towards Islam or Muslims, the Federal government may imprison you. They will be having an event called “Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society” on June 4, the same day Obama is scheduled to sign the United Nations Small Arms Treaty.

The Tullahoma Times reports,

Killian and Moore will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.

“This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian told The News Monday. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”

Killian said the presentation will also focus on Muslim culture and how, that although terrorist acts have been committed by some in the faith, they are no different from those in other religions.

Anyone see this as inflammatory?

Anyone see this as inflammatory?

Killian also wants to portray Oklahoma City Bomber Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols as Christians and then link them to terrorism in the same fashion as Islamic jihadists. Please, the entire Christian community came out against the actions of the OKC bombing and neither of these guys were Christians, nor were they following the teachings of the Bible. The Islamic community has yet to condemn terrorism and the Qur’an clearly teaches them to commit violence (See video above). They hide behind certain words to mask the terrorism they are to engage in via the Qur’an. Instead, the Qur’an teaches them to actively engage in jihad. For a thorough dealing with jihad and its historical meaning and understanding, I highly recommend Lebanon-born Walid Phares’ book Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America. That will help you see clearly that nothing has changed in nearly 1,500 years of Islamic history.

However, the criminal Attorney General Eric Holder seems to be backing Killian and Moore. Judicial Watch reports,

In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights.

The move comes a few years after the administration became the first in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations that the “us versus them” environment created by the U.S. government, law enforcement agents and fellow citizens is unacceptable and inconsistent with what America is all about.

“Muslims and Arab Americans have helped build and strengthen our nation,” Holder said after expressing that he is “grateful” to have Muslims as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and protecting civil rights. He also vowed to strengthen “crucial dialogue” between Muslim and Arab-American communities and law enforcement.

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The DOJ actually became the first to assure Muslims it is dedicated to protecting them. I don’t recall this administration doing the same thing for Christians who are constantly having inflammatory videos and posts put up by Muslims.

Second, Muslims and Arab Americans have “helped build and strengthen our nation”? While I grant there are many Arab Americans who have come here legally, integrated with our society and lived among us and have contributed greatly to the society, I can’t give a full stamp of approval that we have been strengthened by Muslims. In fact, I would say we have been weakened by Muslim influence, specifically I’m talking about those currently in the Obama administration and the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Additionally the Tullahoma Times indicated that the goal is to increase awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles. While I grant that every person who calls themselves a Muslim is not engaged in terrorism, the reality is that because of the teachings of the Qur’an, you cannot trust what they say, but respond to what they do. Virtually all Muslim mosques in America are funded by Saudi Arabia or other Muslim countries. Virtually all of them also, in turn, fund the Islamic Society of North America, which aligns itself with the Brady campaign to attack the Second Amendment. Additionally these Muslim groups are doing just as the Obama DOJ is doing and that is to go after the First Amendment.

Killian said, “We want to inform everybody about what the law is, but more importantly, we want to provide what the law means to Muslims, Hindus and every other religion in the country. It’s why we came here in the first place. In England, they were using Christianity to further their power in government. That’s why the First Amendment is there.”

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So let’s get this straight, the First Amendment is there to protect Islamists in their speech, but not Christians? I see clearly now. Killian clearly doesn’t understand that whole part about “Congress shall make no law” regarding not only the establishment of a religion, but also “impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press” among other things. This means his claim about federal law in this matter is completely unconstitutional and he should be removed from his office.

You’ll recall back in August 2012 that Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ Civil Rights Division Thomas Perez refused to affirm the First Amendment rights of Americans to speak out against other religions. He was questioned four times and all he did was beat around the bush. This is the creeping Sharia that we and many others are warning about.

One wonders just how long it will be until we will be forced to defend our freedom of speech with our freedom to keep and bear arms from Islam and its co-conspirators in government.

Finally, I often hear the famous quotation from Voltaire, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Well, for those posting this claiming that this should be applied to Christians or Jews, I suggest you take a second look and see who is bringing the hammer down now.

Other links that might be helpful alongside this article:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/27/doj-official-refuses-to-denounce-demands-for-saudi-style-blasphemy-law/

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/03/Obama-administration-paves-the-way-for-sharia-law

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/islamic_world_tells_clinton_defamation_of_islam_must_be_prevented_in_america.html

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/frontpagemag-com/islamophobia-thought-crime-of-the-totalitarian-future/

http://www.nationalreview.com/content/obama-vs-first-amendment

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/2614/obama-administration-bans-knowledge-of-islam

UPDATE: WND reports,

The Obama administration, which is launching a series of Muslim Outreach Summits so that Islamists can tell federal officials how they better can serve that community, says it also is holding educational outreaches to let people know that Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal prosecution.

Are they doing this for Christians? I think not. This leads to the question of why the Obama administration thinks it needs to hear from the Muslim community on how it can better serve them, rather than simply follow the law. But the law, at least Constitutional law, is not in this administration’s vocabulary as evidenced by the numerous violations of the Constitution and the various scandals it is embroiled in.

UPDATE: Want to give Mr. Killian an earful? Here’s the contact information for him.

Eastern District of Tennessee
800 Market Street, Suite 211
Knoxville, TN 37902
Knoxville Headquarters Phone: (865)545-4167 or toll free at 1-800-296-3078
Knoxville Headquarters Fax: (865)545-4176
WebPage:
http://www.justice.gov/usao/tne/meetattorney.html

FBI agent Kenneth L. Moore’s contact information:

1501 Dowell Springs Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37909
Phone: (865) 544-0751
Fax: (865) 602-7212
E-mail: knoxville@ic.fbi.gov

Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/06/federal-attorney-warns-negative-posts-against-islam-could-get-you-prosecution-imprisonment/#ixzz2V2LtOoJd

 

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