Thursday, 5 March 2015
By Alan Caruba
Six years of a sluggish economy, massive unemployment, declining wealth among the Middle Class, and a disaster called foreign policy will influence 2016 votes along with, of course, whoever the candidates may be.
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From Michael Haltman at 13:53
The Lost Amber Room: Retirees Dig for Nazi-Looted Treasure in Germany
Keurig K-Cup Inventor John Sylvan Doesn't Use Coffee Brewing Pods He Created Because of Expense, Environment
The Chinese economy hasn't looked this bad in 25 years
French unemployment just smashed to a record high
The Bank of England is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office
The Ages of Purim
'The ship, the ship': Another load of Weapons stopped on the way to Cuba
Obama to Adopt the Power for Taxation for Himself
Warplanes hit Tripoli airport before UN talks start
Australia to Send Troops to Iraq
Mumbai British Raj club vows to keep serving steak pies despite Indian state ban on beef
North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive nuclear strike’ over US-South Korea drills
Hate Crimes: US Lynches the Facts
Britain Funding Separateness, Not Integration
Obama’s Iranian-nuclear strategy brings dividend: Rev Guards lead military assault on Tikrit
From Theo Spark at 13:00
Most Transparent Administration Ever Suffers Curious Epidemic of Disappearing Email Systems, Crashed Hard Drives and Lost Backup Tapes
Remember when Barack Obama promised his would be the "most open and transparent administration ever"?
Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Good times, good times.
• Disappearing email systems:
A week before becoming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton set up a private e-mail system that gave her a high level of control over communications, including the ability to erase messages completely, according to security experts who have examined Internet records.
• Crashed Hard Drives:
In one of the new[ly recovered] emails, Lerner apparently wrote, “No one will ever believe that both your hard drive and mine crashed within a week of each other.”
• Lost Backup Tapes:
...hundreds of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s previously “lost” backup tapes have been recovered, which could result in the recovery of a new trove of her emails. IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday that it took investigators just two weeks to recover 424 backup tapes that were previously said to be unretrievable.
• And more!
In a Monday ruling, Judge Royce C. Lamberth, senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, accused the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of lying to the court and displaying “apathy and carelessness” in carrying out the law... Judge Lamberth described the “absurdity” of the way the EPA handled a Freedom of Information Act request from the Landmark Legal Foundation and then the court case stemming from it — including late last week admitting it lied to the court about how it went about searching for documents.
• Oh, wait--there's more!:
Freedom of Information Act requests have been routinely ignored-from the very start of Obama’s reign . An Associated Press report found the Obama administration has grown more secretive over time.
• Gee whillikers, I forgot about this one:
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog offered Congress fresh evidence Tuesday that the Obama administration is failing to meet its promises of transparency, accusing department officials of interfering with his independent investigations into employee wrongdoing.
• But it's not a pattern!. Oh, wait. My bad. It is.
Given the number of IG and investigator vacancies, a suspicious person might think that the Obama administration was trying to hide waste and fraud in the various departments.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
That is, unless you're a progressive, in which case, you'll shriek the words, "But---Bush!" at the top of your lungs while spittle flies out of your mouth.
Hat tip: BadBlue News
From Theo Spark at 11:30
The White House Must Respond to Netanyahu's Important New Proposal
Report: Hillary Clinton's Aides at State Dept. Also Used Private Email
Bad Ideas Breed Bad Foreign Policy
TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation
Hillary Set up Her Own Server in Chappaqua For Secret Emails
Million dollar motor: When an ordinary car is not enough
Obama Admin Is 'Going After' Gun Dealers
Lawyer for Boston Marathon bomb suspect: 'It was him'
Defense Secretary: Mosul Operation Briefing a 'Mistake,' Spilled 'Secrets'
The Hillary Cover-Up and the End of Democracy
Dennis Ross: Obama needs to answer Netanyahu
Bush, Cheney banned from Venezuela
Supreme Court closely divided on Obamacare's future
Nobel Peace Prize Committee OUSTS Chairman Who Crowned Obama With $1.4 Million Award
Canada: 'Spocking' $5 notes not illegal, but illogical
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Attacks Standing of Anti-Obamacare Plaintiffs
U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group Collapses, U.S.-Supplied Weapons End Up in Al-Qaeda Hands. Unexpectedly
Booze, COCAINE Fueled Female Teachers' Beach Sex Romps With Male High Schoolers, Cops Say
Voices: Hillary Clinton may be her own worst enemy
Revealed: Clinton's office was warned over private email use
From Theo Spark at 00:31
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From Theo Spark at 00:19
They’re busting backyard archery in Minnesota, and massage shops in California, but you’ll find the Nanny of the Month in the Big Sky state where one lawmaker got his undies in a bunch over the Bare as You Dare bike ride and decided to crack down on indecent exposure, including yoga pants! (Especially the extra-naughty beige colored ones.)
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Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Think of all the money you paid this year, and have ever paid, in taxes. Now think of all the money all of the people you know have paid and will pay...
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From Alan Caruba at 16:26
A case about four words, with mammoth implications
Exotic dancers claim they were stripped of pay
Experts: U.S. Concessions Handing Iran a Clear Path to Nuclear Bomb
Breasts bared in movie get aide barred from school
Former Ga. Dems head, Grayson attorney pleads guilty to fraud
The 145 Solution - Sapience, not Sentience
The Tikrit Offensive May in Fact Be Bad News for Iraq’s Future
Falling behind in the global arms race
Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine
Russian bombers disrupted planes in Irish airspace
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen: 'I've found wreck of long-lost WWII Japanese battleship'
Russia, Egypt to hold joint naval drill in Mediterranean
"Britain Is the Enemy of Islam"
Is Turkey's Erdoğan in Decline?
From Theo Spark at 13:19
Our sages tell us that Haman hated the Jews so much, his eyes fell dark.
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From now until the general election due in May, every word, action and deed by Cameron will be carefully constructed by his controllers, in tandem with their professional team of PR men, media managers, advertising executives and image consultants, to glean every possible political advantage for their man and their agenda.
Due to a litany of false promises and outright lies over the issues that concern them the most, the British public are finally waking up to the fact that their Prime Minister is nothing more than a media creation who's only skill is delivering PR choreographed public performances in pursuit of a long planned transformational agenda.
Putting some seventy three military personnel into harms way in a vicious civil war involving the Russian hard man, Putin, is not going to affect the outcome one iota, the image this nonsense is intended to create however is highly significant........if the British electorate are fool enough to fall for it that is.
One would think that with ISIS and its affiliates butchering their way across the middle east and Africa manned by thousands of British documented jihadis and with those same battle hardened killers promising to bring their murderous mission to the British mainland, Cameron should have a different set of priorities.
It must be noted that although Putin and his regime are no angels, at time of writing no Russian has bombed a bus or underground train on the London Transport System killing and maiming hundreds of innocent people; no Russian has beheaded a soldier in broad daylight on a London street.
There are no Russian paedophile gangs grooming under age British girls by the tens of thousands then subjecting them to rape and horrific sexual abuse. Russians are not mutilating the genitals of hundreds of young girls every year.
Russian fanatics are not setting up semi-autonomous no-go areas and demanding that the indigenous British people submit to their demands and no Russian gangs are wanting to see their national flag flying high over Buckingham Palace and the Prime Ministers residence at 10 Downing Street.
There are no Russian hate preachers demanding that the British people submit to Russian law.
On the contrary, Cameron welcomes Russian billionaires who appear to be buying up London real estate and businesses including football clubs and newspapers.
The intervention in the Ukrainian civil war is a carefully crafted pre-election publicity stunt designed to deflect attention away from his government's disastrous appeasement of the EU and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in particular. It is also designed to halt the inexorable rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) who oppose the EU agenda.
(There is also a long term project of EU expansion into the former Soviet states, including Ukraine, but this is not Cameron's primary motive for his current behaviour.)
Just to recap briefly: Cameron hails from a wealthy elite who attended Eton college, Great Britain's most exclusive private school and one of its most expensive.
After Eton he spent a gap year indulging in party politics before going up to Oxford University where he was apparently spotted as future leadership material. By who is not immediately clear but from then on his political career was managed down to the minutest detail.
After graduation, armed with the now requisite degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, he took the well trodden path into the incestuous world of party politics as a special adviser to some senior leaders of the day.
Consequently he has no experience whatsoever in the real world outside of party politics; he has no experience or empathy with real people or any clue about their hopes or aspirations. He has no experience in the business world or the world of wealth creation. More importantly to this issue, he has little experience outside the British shores and consequently in foreign affairs.
The ever popular, and accurate, impression of David Cameron as weak, craven and in thrall to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is entirely correct, therefore his controllers needed some high profile action to counter this before it sticks irrevocably.
Bearing in mind that the EU, led by Merkel, were still negotiating a possible deal with Putin over the Ukrainian civil war, the unilateral action announced by Cameron was calculated to achieve three things:
i) to give the impression that he is his own man not beholden to the EU leaders, especially Frau Merkel.
ii) to give the impression that he is unafraid to take tough decisions in order to stand up to the worlds current bogey man, Vladimir Putin.
iii) that he is has the stature required to fill the vacuum left by President Obama as leader of the free world.
The facts speak for themselves, David Cameron is indeed in thrall to Frau Merkel and the other EU leaders and he remains totally committed to the European project. This requires that Great Britain transfer what is left of its sovereignty to Brussels, becoming fully integrated into the post democratic federal superstate currently referred to as the European Union (EU)
On orders of Merkel and the other EU leaders, and despite claiming otherwise, Cameron is absolutely committed to open border mass immigration in order to fundamentally transform Great Britain into a so called 'multi-cultural society' thus ending thousands of years of British history and its unique way of life.
Examples of his subservience abound but his smack down by Merkel over border control remains a classic. Who would have thought that a German Chancellor would tell a British Prime Minister that he will not be allowed to control his own borders as demanded by his own people? Weak and craven doesn't begin to describe David Cameron.
In conclusion it must be noted that with Cameron's election war chest bursting at the seams with EU and hedge fund money, and with the bought-and paid-for MSM, including the BBC, in his pocket, the British electorate can expect many more stunts like this together with an unprecedented campaign of vilification against his opponents including UKIP and its leader Nigel Farage.
From Daniel Thomas at 01:26
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
A Representative in the House used to represent about a tenth of the population they now do. So do they still actually represent our concerns??? Heck no!
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"Arab Joint Force": A Vote of No Confidence in the West
Bentley unveils hot sports car concept
Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'
House Benghazi Committee Busts Hillary Clinton For Using Personal Email To Evade Transparency Requirements
Finding the Great Republican Hope
Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action
Lawyer: Department of Justice Shut Down Search For Lois Lerner's Emails
Susan Rice Tells Israel Lobbyists Their Demands Are 'Unachievable'
Clapper: Pay no attention to those 40 jihadists returning to America from Syria
Petraeus pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in plea agreement over claims he leaked classified info to mistress
Stop the Insanity: BBQ pitmasters told to take down American flags
We are genetically more like our fathers, study finds
Netanyahu: 'Even If Israel Has to Stand Alone, Israel Will Stand'
Officials: DOJ report finds racial bias in Ferguson police
Judge rips EPA for 'offensively unapologetic' handling of conservative group's email request
Obama hit for filling embassies with political allies, highest in 27 years
Long-lost civilization found in rainforest
Obama Dismisses Netanyahu Remarks as “Nothing New”
A scenario Netanyahu hasn’t spelled out: One Iranian nuke could obliterate Israel’s heartland
From Theo Spark at 21:55
No, I do NOT feel "safer" but I surely feel less "free"...and I'd bet Vegas odds that almost everyone living outside the 68-square miles of fantasy land (aka Washington, District of Criminals) does too.
The only real "terrorists" Americans need protection FROM is their own government...
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CJ Pearson became an internet hit after he joined Rudy Giuliani in questioning Obama's love of America. Hear why liberals like Common are seeking revenge against this black conservative prodigy.
From Theo Spark at 21:34
By Alan Caruba
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