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I Have A Few Questions, Mr. Obama . . .

By Allan Erickson

Obama Little Man Wasnt There SC I have a few questions, Mr. Obama . . .

. . . since the mainstream media won’t ask.

Questions for the President at his next press conference:

Four dead in Benghazi and many seriously injured under suspicious circumstances, a government cover up, witnesses gagged, questions unanswered, investigations derailed.  That’s not a scandal?

Reporters’ records seized, false allegations leveled by DOJ, reporters threatened, reporters and editors prevented from doing their jobs, cover-ups, government intimidation.  That’s not a scandal?

Guns run to drug cartels in Mexico, hundreds killed with them (including our border agents), no following-up to arrest perpetrators (instead ANOTHER cover-up), allegations that American guns cause Mexican violence, border security virtually ignored, government interference with investigations.  That’s not a scandal?

The EPA used as a legislative arm of the executive branch, installing rules that Congress voted down (a clear violation of the Constitution.)  The EPA also used to persecute political opposition.  Not a scandal?

NSA surveillance you authorized seriously suspected of violating citizen rights, and that’s not a scandal?

Recess appointments and an illegal war in Libya, both impeachable offenses.  Not a scandal?

The IRS used to stomp down conservative groups so they cannot educate and influence citizens about Founding principles that contradict your radicalism.  This is clearly an unconstitutional use of power, amounting to illegal political activity.  That is a phony scandal?

ObamaCare, passed illegally and unethically; called a train wreck by the very man who helped write it and get it through Congress; promises to bankrupt the country; a measure designed to redistribute wealth and not provide care; a series of laws and regulations violating privacy, the doctor-patient relationship, and the sovereignty of the states.  That is not a scandal?

Your records, Mr. President.  You’ve released virtually nothing about your life, your education, your term in the Illinois legislature, nothing.  Now a respected country sheriff and his investigators, along with document experts, insist that the birth certificate you released is a forgery.  This means you are hiding something, that it is likely you are not ‘natural born,’ a requirement in the Constitution for becoming President.  And this is not a scandal, Mr. Obama?

What would qualify as a scandal in your view, Mr. Obama?  Oh.  That’s right. You have already answered that question.  It’s scandalous for citizens to own guns, possess private property, keep the fruits of their labor, determine for themselves what kind of schools they prefer, select their own doctor, speak up about matters of conscience, freely exercise their religion, advocate original founding principles, or worse yet, join the Tea Party.

Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Twelve years ago he started a training and recruitment company. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in California. He is the author of the book “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom.  To contact him, email:  allanlerickson@gmail.com

Mexico Media Roundup: Politics, Economics, and Drugwar Violence

By Nathaniel Parish Flannery, Contributor

July has been an interesting month for Mexico watchers. The country started the month with local elections, captured a major cartel boss, faced a series of tough losses on the futbol pitch, and experienced a series of violent attacks by organized crime groups. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

gyroVoice: Can CMOs Master the Customer Experience for Hispanic Shoppers?

By Paul Dunay, AdVoice

As more and more marketers are discovering, it’s impossible to think about any digital or e-commerce strategy without acknowledging the critical importance of the overall Hispanic population on today’s electronic marketplace. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 17 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, comprising more than 53.4 million, or nearly one in six Americans. What’s more, the Hispanic sector is the fastest-growing ethnic segment in the U.S., accounting for more than half the growth in U.S. population between 2000 and 2010, rising from 35.3 million in 2000 to 50.5 million in 2010. By some estimates, Hispanics will outnumber all other cultural groups in the U.S. by 2050. In fact, there are more Hispanics in the U.S. than in any other country in the world, save for Mexico. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Get Ready, Canada: Saks Fifth Avenue Is Coming Your Way

By Justin Fenner

Saks Fifth Avenue announced Monday that it has agreed to let Hudson’s Bay Company – the Toronto-based firm that owns Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay – buy the company for $2.4 billion. This means one of America’s most famous department-store chains is now owned by a Canadian business, and it also means Saks will soon expand into the Great White North.

The chain’s new owners plan to build Saks Fifth Avenue locations and its Off Fifth outlet stores throughout Canada, according to Dealbook. These stores will join Saks’s other international outposts in Mexico, Dubai, Bahrain, and Kazakhstan.

“We are excited about what this opportunity and being part of a much larger enterprise can mean for the future of the Saks Fifth Avenue brand,” said Saks CEO Steven Sadove in a statement.

Technically, Saks still has a 40-day “go-shop” period, during which it can still entertain other offers before officially becoming part of Hudson’s Bay. Earlier bidders for the retailer included Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, a private equity firm that might have merged Saks with Neiman Marcus, and the Qatar Investment Authority, which owns stakes in Tiffany & Co. and LVMH, among other holdings.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at fashionologie

Scientists find large Gulf dead zone, but smaller than predicted

NOAA-supported scientists found a large Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free or hypoxic “dead” zone, but not as large as had been predicted. Measuring 5,840 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut, the 2013 Gulf dead zone indicates nutrients from the Mississippi River watershed are continuing to affect the nation’s commercial and recreational marine resources in the Gulf. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Carlos Miguel Salazar, Mexico Navy Vice Admiral, Killed In Ambush

By The Huffington Post News Editors

MORELIA, Mexico — Gunmen ambushed and killed one of Mexico’s highest ranking navy officials and the officer escorting him Sunday in the rough western state of Michoacan, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the shooting in an area where a fight between rival drug cartels has caused a new outburst of violence.

The state prosecutors’ office said the attack on Vice Adm. Carlos Miguel Salazar happened on a dirt road near the town of Churintzio. The motive was unclear, but Salazar is the top navy commander in the neighboring Pacific coastal state of Jalisco.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post