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Obama’s “Phony” Scandals

By Rock Peters

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“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing, and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Barack Obama said in a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. on July 24, 2013.

“If four Americans get killed, it’s not OPTIMAL.”–Obama’s calloused, abnormally detached, and incredibly narcissistic response to Comedy Central’s John Stewart’s question about the changing story of the Benghazi attack.

Does Obama think that the Muslim terrorist attack on our consulate in Libya on 9/11/2012 didn’t really happen and that four Americans (Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith, and Ty Woods) weren’t actually murdered?

The Obama Laundry List of Phony Scandals

 

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement, and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.

2. Benghazi: This is actually three treasonous scandals into one:

a) The failure of the administration to protect the Benghazi mission.

b) The Obama administration changed the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video.

c) The intense stonewalling, complete shutdown, and absolute refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack.

d) Breaking 200 plus years of honorable American military tradition to never leave any solider behind.

3. Spying on the the AP: The Justice Department stole a plethora of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.

4. James Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.

5. The Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when, in fact, he personally signed the affidavit that alleged Fox News reporter James Rosen was a potential criminal.

6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” debacle: Allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes (including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.)

7. Holder Perjury II: During congressional hearings held on May 3, 2011, Congressman Darrell Issa asked AG Eric Holder when he first knew about the “Fast and Furious” gun walking scheme. Eric Holder replied under oath: “I am not sure about the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” Holder flat out lied to Congress under oath;”Project Gun Runner” (Fast and Furious) was launched by Obama with Holder’s full knowledge on March 24, 2009. Holder is guilty of perjury and should be arrested.

8. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius runs an extortion racket: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for ObamaCare.

9. The Pigford scandal: A U.S. Agriculture Department effort that began as an …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

The Governor Of New Jersey Is A Traitor

By Allan Erickson

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If it is true that conservatives (i.e. patriots) must unify to defeat Obot forces arrayed to destroy America, then the governor of New Jersey is a sellout at best, a traitor more likely.  Defenders of liberty, which depends upon America’s founding principles, ought to be outraged.

Gov. Chris Christie, the latest Democrat in Lincoln clothing, last week called Sen. Rand Paul’s thinking on national security and civil rights “dangerous.”  He condemned Paul and others for engaging in “esoteric, intellectual debates” critical of government surveillance and the war on terrorism.

In doing so, Christie continues his tradition of holding hands with Obama and schmoozing for position in view of 2016.  If debating security versus liberty and working to strike the appropriate balance is a heady discussion confined to a small group with special knowledge (the definition of “esoteric”), then Christie must believe that most Americans are too dumb and too uninformed to participate; and Sen. Paul’s efforts to enlighten The People amounts to a misguided and dangerous endeavor.   This makes Christie an arrogant elitist.  No wonder his finds Obama kindred.

Strange to learn the governor sides with Obama against efforts to preserve liberty and in favor of policies that shred the Constitution, as if The People are accessories.  Why? Christie makes the age-old mistake: he trusts human nature.  He believes if government is given enormous power, it will use that power to protect us, not turn on us.  History contradicts this illusion time and again, and the Founders made clear.  This is precisely why the core of Americanism is limited government: a central government restrained by the rule of law, the consent of the governed, and three co-equal branches checking and balancing the power of each branch.  Sen. Paul understands human nature and the core of Americanism.

Sen. Paul took to the floor of the Senate not long ago, filibustering for 13 hours, challenging Obama on the use of drones, and forcing the president to issue a statement promising not to kill Americans with drones on American soil.  Killing Americans overseas is something Obama reserves as a presidential prerogative.  Indeed, Obama has been responsible for killing civilians overseas using drones, many hundreds, perhaps thousands of men, women, and children.  But you’ll never hear about that on MSNBC or from the press office of the New Jersey governor.

Sen. Paul has also challenged the Obama/Christie idea that the federal government has a right to spy on citizens.  He has simply called for review and appropriate adjustments to accomplish the dual purposes of protecting American liberty and providing for national defense.  Overreach by the NSA and other agencies under the control of a man like Obama are sufficient reasons for alarm, and significant majorities agree with Sen. Paul and others who work to strike the right balance.

Christie appears only interested in working to promote his political career, even if it means attacking those he should be working with in the interest of saving the country.  Instead, he appears at the GOP nominating convention to egotistically engage self-promotion …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

Wisconsin Capitol Protest Leads To Two Dozen Arrests As Police Crack Down On Anti-GOP Demonstration

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Police made numerous arrests inside the Wisconsin’s Capitol building on Wednesday, more than two years after tens of thousands of Wisconsinites filled the rotunda in Madison to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) budget reforms.

The Associated Press reported that Capitol Police arrested “about two dozen people” who were in the building to take part in a weekly tradition called the Solidarity Singalong, an anti-Republican display that began during the 2011 budget protests.

The arrests mark the first time Capitol Police have clamped down on protesters since William Conley, the same federal judge who recently blocked a controversial state anti-abortion law, ruled that larger groups of protesters would need a permit to gather.

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Weekly Wrap Up: “Live from the White House”

By Courtney Corbisiero

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Two Presidents in the White House: Former President George H.W. Bush joined President Obama at the White House on Monday to honor the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award winners. This award recognizes Americans that serve their communities in unique ways. At the event, President Obama announced his plan to continue President Bush’s legacy: a new Presidential Memorandum on expanding national service. The President’s initiative will help Americans become more engaged in service by tapping the full resources of the federal government.

Immigration Reform: Spanish-language television anchors from around the country were offered a unique opportunity on Tuesday – the chance to visit the White House with behind-the-scenes access and interview President Obama. After attending briefings surrounding issues important to Latinos, the reporters spoke with President Obama about the importance of comprehensive immigration reform. “Immigration is always difficult – it always has been in this country,” said President Obama. “But what’s also been true is that this is the thing that separated America from every other country on Earth. It’s part of what makes us special, and we have to continue that tradition by passing comprehensive immigration reform.”

Protecting Americans: After blocking a vote on his nomination for two years, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday. President Obama spoke from the East Room on Wednesday about the significance of Cordray’s role – one that looks out for the financial interests of every day Americans. The President noted the accomplishments already made by the CFPB and said that with a leader in place, the Bureau would be well equipped to continue protecting consumers.

“Today, if you want to take out a mortgage or a student loan or a payday loan, or you’ve got a credit reporting agency or debt collector who’s causing you problems — maybe they're not playing by the rules, maybe they're taking advantage of you — you have somewhere to go. The CFPB has already addressed more than 175,000 complaints from all across the nation, giving people an advocate who is working with them when they're dealing with these financial institutions that may not always be thinking about consumers first.”

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The Christian Heritage of American Higher Education – Lost or Reborn?

Several Christian college leaders agreed with a recent op-ed by Arizona Christian University’s president that reminded readers about the Christian heritage of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the United States, which were founded as Christian seminaries, but have since lost their faith tradition. …read more

Source: The Christian Post

Lima: Where the pallbearers are black

Elegant in tuxedos and white gloves, the six black pallbearers silently and gracefully remove the mahogany coffin bearing a Lima tire magnate from his mansion. They slide it into the Cadillac hearse that will parade Jorge Reyna’s body through the Chorrillos district where he was once mayor.

The pallbearers are in the job precisely because of the color of their skin, a phenomenon unique to this South American capital that was the regional seat of Spain’s colonial empire for more than three centuries. In fact, prominent citizens such as Reyna, a widely respected, charitable man of indigenous origin who died at age 82, request black pallbearers for their funerals.

“He planned his funeral and wanted it to be elegant,” said Reyna’s widow, Clarisa Velarde.

Blacks routinely bear the caskets of ex-presidents, mining magnates and bankers to their tombs in Lima. The peculiar tradition exists neither in provincial Peruvian cities nor in other Latin American countries with significant black populations such as Brazil, Panama and Colombia.

It is not a profession chosen by Lima’s blacks but is rather thrust upon them by a lack of opportunity, say Afro-Peruvian scholars. And racism remains so deeply ingrained in Peru that many don’t consider the practice discriminatory.

“Beyond the question of racism or prejudice, I think it is simply a question of employment,” said Jose Campos, a leading Peruvian black studies scholar and vice rector of the National Education University.

For 61-year-old Armando Arguedas, who like his fellow pallbearers never finished elementary school, it’s simply a job.

“Some people are friendly,” he said of those who employ him. “Some don’t even say thank you.”

Black pallbearers were even used for the recent funeral of the wife of former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar.

“We were never treated better,” said Arguedas. “The family members thanked us and paid us triple.”

Blacks are all but absent from Peru’s business and political elite and although slavery was abolished in 1854, only 2 percent of Peru’s blacks go to college. Afro-Peruvians are consigned largely to manual labor including as field hands in sugar cane plantations along the nation’s Pacific coast.

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Rhode Island governor vetoes 'Choose Life' license plates

Democratic Gov. Lincoln Chafee, citing a tradition of separating church and state, on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have authorized the issuance of license plates that say “Choose Life” to raise money for a Christian crisis pregnancy center that opposes abortion.

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China shuts museum with 'fake' exhibits: reports

Chinese authorities have closed a museum which contained scores of fake exhibits, including a vase decorated with cartoon characters billed as a Qing dynasty artefact, state-run media reported Tuesday.

The facility, built in northern China’s Hebei province at a cost of 540 million yuan ($88 million), has “no qualification to be a museum as its collections are fake”, a local official told the Global Times newspaper.

It had been closed, the paper said, while its founders have been placed “under investigation” after local residents accused them of wasting money.

Pictures posted by the state-run China Radio International (CRI) showed a vase decorated with bright green cartoon animals, including a creature resembling a laughing squid, which the museum displayed as a Qing dynasty relic.

Several items lining the museum’s 12 exhibition halls were supposedly signed by the Yellow Emperor, who according to tradition reigned in the 27th century BC, the Shanghai Daily reported.

But the signatures used the simplified Chinese characters brought in by the Communist Party after it took over in 1949, it pointed out.

The museum’s owner, top local Communist Party official Wang Zongquan, developed a reputation for agreeing to “buy everything brought to him”, the Global Times quoted a resident as saying.

Locals living near the museum in Erpu village told the Beijing News that Wang bought more than 40,000 fake exhibits at prices ranging from 100 yuan to 2,000 yuan.

They accused him of misusing village resources by funnelling money from land sales into building the ill-fated museum, which took up a four-hectare site.

China’s antiques market is said to be rife with fakes, and the country has come under fire from multinational companies for its freewheeling attitude to copyright enforcement.

“Similar fake museums are found in many places in China in search of monetary gain,” CRI quoted Chinese antiques expert Ma Weidu as saying.

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Israel rejects Polish ban on kosher slaughter

Israel said Monday a Polish ban on the ritual slaughter of livestock for food is “unacceptable” and a “blow” to Jewish tradition, calling on the parliament to review its decision.

The foreign ministry also summoned Poland’s ambassador Jacek Chodorowicz to express its discontent, an Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“Israel is disappointed in the decision of the Polish parliament to forbid an important religious ritual which has been common practice among millions of Jews since ancient times,” the ministry said in a statement.

The slaughter of animals for food — a ritual among Jewish and Muslim communities — has been banned in Poland since January 1 after a constitutional court ruled it was incompatible with animal rights law.

The government had sought to overturn the ban and sent a bill to parliament to that effect, but it was struck down on Friday in a move that angered the Jewish community, farmers and companies that export kosher meat to Israel and halal meat to Muslim countries.

The Israeli foreign ministry said the decision by the Polish parliament “to reject kosher slaughter in Poland is totally unacceptable.

“We call on the Polish parliament to review its decision and we expect the relevant parties to find a way to prevent this brazen blow to the religious tradition of the Jewish people.”

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Israel angered by Polish ban on Jewish slaughter

Israel is condemning a recent decision by the Polish parliament to forbid the traditional Jewish slaughter that makes meat kosher.

The Foreign Ministry says Israel is disappointed with the decision to “forbid an important religious ritual which has been common practice among millions of Jews since ancient times.”

In the statement Monday, Israel said it was “totally unacceptable” and a blow to restoring Jewish life in Poland after World War II, when most Polish Jews were killed.

The Polish parliament’s lower house last week upheld a ban on the religious slaughter of animals. Rights groups say the practices cause unnecessary suffering because the livestock aren’t stunned before being killed.

Israel called on Poland to review the decision, calling it a “brazen blow to the religious tradition of the Jewish people.”

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Turkish court hears coup plot trial appeals

An appeals court in Turkey is hearing arguments in the case of more than 300 military officers — including the former air force and navy chiefs — convicted of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-based government in 2003.

The officers were convicted in September in a historic case that has helped curtailed the military’s hold on politics. The officers received prison sentences ranging between six and 20 years.

Lawyers on Monday began presenting their appeals arguments. The hearings are expected to last for days.

The trial has been hailed as a break with a tradition of military impunity and a move toward greater democracy. But it has also been marred by judicial flaws, including allegation of fabricated evidence. Critics say the trial is a ploy to intimidate secular opponents.

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'Vampire' Graves Unearthed in Poland

By Kate Seamons

No word on whether they kept garlic or a crucifix nearby as they dug, but Polish archaeologists say they’ve unearthed four “vampire” skeletons. The remains were found with the head placed between their legs; folk tradition held that this burial arrangement would ensure that a possible bloodsucker couldn’t find his… …read more

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4,500 Chinese leave Ghana after illegal mining crackdown

More than 4,500 Chinese have left Ghana since a crackdown on illegal mining began in June, with the illicit industry having drawn scores of Chinese to the west African nation, an official said Friday.

“The Chinese (arrested)… as at 3rd July from 1st June is 571,” Ghana Immigration Services spokesman Francis Palmdeti said.

That number includes those who were arrested and others who voluntarily turned themselves in to immigration authorities in Ghana, a major gold producer.

A total of 4,592 Chinese, including those arrested, have departed the country since the government sent a task force of police, military and immigration officials to Ghana’s gold mining regions, he said.

The task force is aimed at rooting out illegal small-scale miners blamed for ruining the environment.

Officials first announced in early June that about 100 Chinese had been arrested on charges of illegal mining, and the number has grown since then. Many Chinese miners have agreed to leave voluntarily.

Small-scale mining is illegal for foreigners to engage in, but many Chinese had flocked to Ghana to mine gold and were arrested when the task force began its work in June.

Many of the Chinese came from Shanglin county in China’s Guangxi province, which also has a tradition of gold mining.

Palmdeti said most of the Chinese who departed weren’t arrested, but instead left after the task force began raiding mining claims.

“We believe a significant number of them were engaged in galamsey,” Palmdeti said, using a local term for illegal mining. “In the space of one month having such a single nationality leave is unusual.”

The task force also arrested Niger citizens, Russians and Nigerians as part of its work. Palmdeti said Ghanaians who are mining without following the law will also be arrested.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s Ghanaians or foreigners. Once your actions are injurious to the environment you will be stopped,” he said.

Ghana is the continent’s second-largest gold producer after South Africa.

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New York Times Shake-Up: Sam Sifton Out As National Editor

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Sam Sifton will leave his job as the national editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson said on Friday.

She announced this change, along with a string of others, in a memo to staff. Sifton will leave his post to “create an immersive digital magazine experience,” and Alison Mitchell will ascend to the post. “National Editor is the job she was born to do,” Abramson wrote.

She described what Sifton has been tasked with lea as “a lean back read that will include new, multimedia narratives in the tradition of Snow Fall… as well as some of the best reads published during the previous week.” Snow Fall, an interactive package, garnered praise for the newspaper last year.

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Houzz Tour: Historical Details Charm in a Lakeside Michigan Home (12 photos)

A couple who had fond memories of vacationing around Michigan’s Pentwater Lake as kids built this house to pass the tradition on to their sons. They can walk down to their dock, hop on their boat and be on Lake Michigan in minutes. “This lake has direct access to Lake Michigan but offers the shelter…

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And We're Off: Heading To The Kentucky Derby

By Alex Skjong, Contributor

Known as one of the premier sporting events of the year, the Kentucky Derby is ripe with tradition, prestige and, of course, mint juleps. The actual race may only last two minutes, but the legendary equine event is about much more than Thoroughbreds sprinting around the track at Churchill Downs (though that is the primary focus). With happenings all week long, there’s a lot to see and do in Louisville during the first week of May. And while the jockeys and stallions alike are prepping for the sound of the bugle on May 4, our Startle.com team has the race-day information you need to know to make your Derby day worthy of a wreath of roses.

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestravelguide/2013/04/22/and-were-off-heading-to-the-kentucky-derby/