Monday, October 14, 2013

Lots from the weekend

Columbus day is the perfect holiday for liberals. He didn't know where he was going. He didn't know where he was when he got there. He didn't know where he'd been when he got home. And he did it all on borrowed money. ~Bob

Great Column: Goodbye, Columbus, Goodbye America. By Daniel Greenfield

Excerpt: Nations are not destroyed by atomic bombs or economic catastrophes; they are lost when they lose any reason to go on living. When they no longer have enough pride to go on fighting to survive.

Troops carrying off the barricades and marching to the White House today

Damn, I wish I could have been there! --Del

Million Veteran March Defeat Riot Police At White House Protest

Veterans March Barrycades to the White House

Excerpt: A coalition of veterans' groups took to the mall in Washington today to protest the shutdown theater involved in barricading off memorials. The veterans defied the Obama Administration by picking up the barricades and marching them to the White House - unceremoniously depositing the barricades right in front of the White House Lawn.

Veterans Break the Obama Blockade. By Matthew Vadum 

Excerpt: Thousands of World War Two veterans fed up with President Obama’s needlessly cruel closure of national shrines in order to put pressure on his political enemies, yesterday stormed the cordoned-off open-air Washington, D.C., memorial that was created to honor them. ... This was quite unlike the treatment afforded left-wing pro-immigration amnesty protesters whose demonstration on the National Mall last week authorities bent over backwards to accommodate. Police even let the activists erect a stage in the area that was supposed to be off-limits to the general public.

Guest Post: Rules For Radicals Is In Full Bloom

Scary: Mincemeat - Retooled - With a Twist of Life? By Andy Weddington

Excerpt: In short, the corpse of an ordinary British citizen was transformed into a lie.

Federal health exchange sending confusing enrollment information to insurers

Excerpt: The federal health-care exchange that opened a dozen days ago is marred by snags beyond the widely publicized computer gridlock that has thwarted Americans trying to buy a health plan. Even when consumers have been able to sign up, insurers sometimes can’t tell who their new customers are because of a separate set of computer defects. (Well, the only had three years and $640M to get it right. Bound to be a few little bugs. "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you." ~Bob)

Rival al-Qaeda-linked groups fortifying in Syria with mix of pragmatism and militancy

Excerpt: Shortly before its operatives killed 14 Iraqi Shiite children in a school bombing this month, the group once known as al-Qaeda in Iraq sent guerrillas into northern Syrian villages with orders to reopen local Sunni classrooms. In a series of early fall visits, the militants handed out religious textbooks along with backpacks bearing the group’s new name: the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. A four-hour drive to the east, a rival al-Qaeda faction called ­Jabhat al-Nusra was busy setting up a jobs program in Ash-Shaddadi, a desert town it has held since February.

US man who fought with Syrian rebels wanted to join al Qaeda, say authorities

Excerpt: Twenty-four-year-old Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen of Garden Grove, also known as Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, was stopped at a bus station in Santa Ana, Calif. at 7:30 a.m. by members of the Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force and arrested on suspicion of providing material support to al Qaeda.

Iran: Woman who converted to Christianity jailed

Excerpt: A court in Tehran has sentenced to four years in prison an Iranian woman who converted to Christianity, the Iranpressnews website reported on Friday.

Israeli man killed in W.Bank

Excerpt: An Israeli man was killed and a woman injured in an apparent militant attack by Palestinians on their West Bank home, police said early Friday. It was the third violent death of an Israeli in the occupied territory in less than three weeks.

Iran arrests 'network of homosexuals and satanists' at birthday party

Excerpt: The group were picked up from one of the city's ceremony halls, which they had rented for a birthday party. The guards' website said they were dancing as the raid ensued.

Syria rebels executed 67 Alawite villagers: HRW

Excerpt: Rebel groups executed at least 67 civilians and took hostage 200 others from Alawite villages in Syria in August, Human Rights Watch reported Friday, saying this constituted war crimes. The Alawite sect is an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad belongs. (Our moderate allies. ~Bob)

Planning America's Energy Future

Excerpt: The biggest energy challenge facing America is the need to expand, upgrade, modernize and better protect America's electric grid. ... Another vexing issue is "green power." Government policies in this regard are undermining grid reliability and increasing outages because the intermittent nature of green sources of electricity decreases the stability the system needs.

Excerpt: It is widely assumed that a health insurance mandate is necessary in any workable health care system and that it is especially needed if insurance companies are not allowed to price their premiums based on health status, as is the case under the Affordable Care Act. Yet most countries in the world do not have an individual mandate. And I can’t think of a single valid argument for one.

Professionals Abuse Social Security Programs

Excerpt: In 1993, Eric Christopher Conn opened a legal practice in a small trailer in rural Eastern Kentucky. Mr. Conn would go on to build one of the largest and most lucrative disability practices in the nation. A two-year investigation of his actions representing claimants applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits uncovered a raft of improper practices by the Conn law firm to obtain disability benefits, inappropriate collusion between Mr. Conn and a Social Security Administrative Law Judge, and inept agency oversight that enabled the misconduct to continue for years, says a recent report from the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Since at least 2006, Judge David B. Daugherty had a practice of coordinating with Mr. Conn to create what was referred to as a "DB List," which was a list of Mr. Conn's clients that the judge planned to approve for benefits that month. After deciding which claimants would be on the month's DB List, Judge Daugherty personally telephoned Mr. Conn's office, provided the claimant list to one of Mr. Conn's employees, and indicated whether the claimants needed to provide additional medical evidence of a "mental" or "physical" ailment. Within days, Mr. Conn scheduled the listed claimants to see one of the several doctors he paid to provide medical assessments. These doctors almost invariably concluded that the claimant was disabled. In most cases, the doctors simply signed and dated a medical form that had been filled out ahead of time by Mr. Conn's office.

Too many Americans are in homes they can't afford. By Edward Pinto

Excerpt: Recently, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) said it needs $1.7bn to cover losses, the first taxpayer-funded bailout in the organization's 79-year history. To put that in perspective, if FHA were held to the same standards as private mortgage insurers, it would be insolvent to the tune of $25bn. While this is bad news for the taxpayers, FHA has an even more troubling problem. For decades FHA's underwriting practices have put families into homes they can't afford. By financing failure, FHA has made foreclosures commonplace.

Obamacare Is Not a Bailout of State and Local Governments. By Stephen Eide

Excerpt: True to the iron law of journalist math ("one, two, trend"), when Detroit and Chicago announced plans to use Obamacare to eliminate retirees' health coverage, several stories came out predicting that it would be only a matter of time before other governments followed suit.  Conservatives pounced, eager to highlight yet another imperfection in what they view as a hopelessly flawed policy. As if Obamacare's subsidies, new taxes, and regulations weren't bad enough, the law may also bail out spendthrift state and local governments.

Excerpt: I've been saying for years that Barack Hussein Obama has proven to be the most divisive President ever.  His demonization of opponents, his "my way or the highway" relationship with Congress, his circumvention of the Congress and breach of Constitutional law, his tendency to take sides in any Black-White social dispute, his history with the Reverend "God Damn America" Wright, his hate filled Ebonic-laced speeches to the NAACP, and his absolute failure to honor the opinions of those who oppose his philosophies have divided this nation to heights not seen since the Civil War. Now, someone has come along and presented a mathematics model that would seem to support my opinion.

Ridding the Nobel Prizes of Anti-Muslim Bias. By Bruce Bawer 

Excerpt: What to do? Even as the distaste for Jews intensifies around the Western world and more and more members of the international community step up the pressure on Israel to stop being the cause of so much trouble in the otherwise idyllic Middle East, Israeli and Jewish scientists continue to clean up at the Nobel Prizes. It’s nothing less than fascinating, in fact, that notwithstanding the lack of affection for Jews and the Jewish state that is evidenced in the Scandinavian media, Jews (who, after all, represent less than 0.2% of the world population) have managed to accumulate a staggeringly disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes over the decades – making up about 21% of the laureates in chemistry, 26% in physics, 27% in physiology or medicine, and 37% in economics.

Important: Green Britain: Energy Blackouts Imminent. By Enza Ferreri 

Excerpt: The UK is facing its greatest risk of blackouts since 2007/08 in the coming winter. The National Grid, responsible for balancing the country’s supply and demand of energy, last week has given this warning because Britain’s reserves of electricity have halved in 12 months. The UK and the USA are in the same boat here. Both countries have governments that have – or pretend to have — fallen for the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory hook, line, and sinker.

A Lesson on Cuba’s Healthcare for Bill de Blasio. By Humberto Fontova

Excerpt: Does it occur to people nowadays that Stalinist regimes might lie? For a guy who presumes to run New York Bill de Blasio sure seems bereft of one of the natives’ most celebrated attributes: their “street smarts.” Who told de Blasio that Castro’s totalitarian fiefdom has good healthcare? Maybe he saw it on CNN?

Obama's Evasive Letter to Benghazi Victim's Father

Excerpt: On September 11, 2013, Charles Woods appeared on Fox News's Hannity and read aloud four questions about Benghazi from a letter he’d sent to President Obama. Woods, whose son, ex-SEAL Tyrone Woods, was one of four Americans killed in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, added: “What we want are not just answers. We also want the truth.” (The official BS from the Prez himself. --Del)

“This is Not Just Abstract. This is Real.” By Daniel Horowitz

Excerpt: Late Friday afternoon, I received a “pleasant” surprise in the mail.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland informed me that, like tens of millions of Americans, my insurance will be terminated next year due to Obamacare.

Leftist Fanatics Responsible for Government Shutdown

Excerpt: In 2010, a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, without a single Republican vote, passed “ObamaCare” by a margin of 219 to 212. In a staggering act of misfeasance, hardly a single member had read, let alone studied, the 1,900 page law (2,700 pages according to some authorities), which had been dumped into the House only days earlier. The 219 members of that House who voted for ObamaCare were willing to impose massive, and massively expensive, legislation on the American people without any real idea of what they were doing. Had those members been members of the board of directors of a private corporation, their complete and utter lack of due diligence would almost certainly have exposed them to enormous law suits and, quite possibly, criminal penalties. (Sooner or later, someone needs to act on principle...let's hope it's over Obamacare. --Margaret)

Memorials to our fallen should never be closed. By William R. Forstchen

Excerpt: Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a bespectacled college professor turned soldier in the defense of the Union, often returned to Gettysburg, that legendary battlefield where on a grim and terrible July day in 1863, Chamberlain and his regiment, the 20th Maine, held the extreme left flank of the Union army against an attack by near overwhelming odds, launched by equally gallant troops from Alabama. Chamberlain's regiment held the line


Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. --Aesop 

"The Washington Redskins are under a lot of pressure to change their name, because many people find the word "Washington" offensive" --LLW

Forced to wed at 14, woman walks out after years of abuse from violent

Excerpt: A CHILD bride forced to ­illegally wed at 14 has won a disturbing custody fight that shines rare light on arranged unions in suburban Australia. Married off as a schoolgirl to a 21-year-old groom by her Muslim parents, the woman endured years of violence and abuse before walking out with their young daughter.

Excerpt: CNN was typical: “Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn’t.” News flash: it did. On the evening of Feb. 12, 2007, a young Muslim man walked into the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City with a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun and a 38-caliber revolver and opened fire on shoppers, killing five and wounding four others, including a pregnant woman.

Cannabis use and brain structural alterations of the cingulate cortex in early psychosis.

Two small parks and an inn win victories over National Park Service closings. By Mary Katharine Ham

Excerpt: Call it the shutdown of shutdown theater. A couple of small parks have taken to the courts to dispute their bullying at the hands of the National Park Service during the government shutdown. One could argue civil disobedience has been shutting down shutdown theater since it began— in D.C., in the Badlands, in Yellowstone—but at least one of these victories might be able to set a useful legal precedent to prevent at least some of Washington Monument Strategy in the future. It’s a political strategy that should die an ignominious death. It’s the opposite of public service. (It goes to show that fighting back is the right answer to overzealous bureaucrats.  Hopefully when all the dust has cleared on this whole mess, there will be investigations of how the Park Service abused citizens, and steps will be taken to bar this from ever happening again. --Del)

Hunters and Economy Hit: Ban on Traditional Ammunition Becomes Law in California. By Katie Pavlich

Excerpt: California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law late Friday banning the use of traditional ammunition containing lead in the Golden State, making it the first state in the country to do so. (Banning all lead bullets because some people say it causes environmental problems?  (No data whatsoever to support this.)  This will have a tremendous impact on hunting, target shooting, all use of firearms.  I wonder what all the cops in CA will do now.  Or did Jerry Brown give them special permission to keep using good old lead bullets? This is really pretty crazy.  There will be major effects coming along very soon. --Del)

Social Security Increases Are Historically Small This Year

Excerpt: Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 percent, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Excerpt: As I said earlier today in addressing the president’s tanking approval numbers, we did not anticipate how obnoxious and authoritarian Obama and congressional Democrats would be about refusing to negotiate and inflicting gratuitous pain on ordinary Americans — including American war heroes. But that is the natural fallout of statists being forced to defend an indefensible position.  Obama has a long history of reversing himself, of moving 180 degrees from A to B with no discernible shame or ebb of indignation. 

Debt Stalemate Breeds Frustration; US Heads Toward 'Dangerous Moment'

Excerpt: With the U.S. headed toward the "dangerous moment" of default, uncertainty over the government shutdown and debt ceiling continues, after talks to resolve the issues folded Saturday between the Senate's top two leaders. Besides keeping some 350,000 federal workers idle for nearly two weeks(apparently non-essential~JB), the stalemate prompted a GOP prediction that the United States might not make its credit obligations on Thursday. That led president of the World Bank to warn of an international financial "crisis."

Excerpt: It’s made for Hollywood: the story of an average American family man, captain of a cargo ship in dangerous waters, his vessel overtaken by armed Somali pirates demanding ransom, saving his crew by allowing himself to be removed from the boat and taken hostage. All of this is the basis for “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks as the titular, real-life hero. The only problem, say some members of the real Capt. Phillips’ crew, is none of it is true. (This is very interesting, I had no clue that the captain was other than some kind of real American hero.  But when the whole crew rises up in protest, I have to give them some credibility.  And of course for Hollywood to change a story to make it a lot more popular with the people is hardly a surprise. --Del. We were planning to see this movie--but this saved me $20. God, I loath Hollywood, where they will tell any lie to make a buck. ~Bob)

Excerpt: The liberal brown shirts are at it again.  It's not enough that they inflict Obamacare on the majority of us who don't want it.  It's not enough that organized religion is attacked unmercifully on a daily basis, or that we must embrace Black thuggism or be deemed "racist", or be open to gay marriage lest we be labelled homophobic.  No, it is the ever present "creepiness" of how liberal nazi's invade our daily lives, and like a pitbull, refuse to let go of us when we are in their grasps.  

Nigeria: Suicide Bombers Now Package IEDs in School Bags. By Ismail Mudashir

Excerpt: To continuously wreck havoc on citizens during the forthcoming sallah, terrorists are now packaging Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in school bags for suicide bombers, the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano State has raised alarm. The innovation, according to the JTF, was copied from Boston in the United States where two bombers strike, killing three and injuring many during a marathon last April.

Excerpt: A man beat up his wife in Khanewal ostensibly for not offering prayers. Police said the man fled after she fainted. She was taken to the Kabeerwala tehsil headquarters hospital, where doctors said she would likely survive.

New York man charged with aiding Taliban wanted US soldiers 'cut to pieces'

Didn't get the "Islam is a religion of Peace" memo. ~Bob. Excerpt: Prosecutors have charged two New York City men with collecting money and equipment for the Taliban, and said one of the men was so angry about the killing of Osama bin Laden that he wanted to “kill and cut [U.S. soldiers] to pieces.”

Guilty plea for man in FBI-aided bomb plot

Excerpt: In fact, an undercover FBI agent posing as a go-between with the Taliban in Afghanistan had been meeting with Llaneza since Nov. 30 and accompanied him to the bank, FBI Special Agent Christopher Monika wrote in a sworn affidavit. The FBI had built the phony bomb, authorities said. The FBI said Llaneza told the supposed Taliban representative that he wanted the bank bombing to be blamed on anti-U.S. government militias.

Excerpt: Police said 15-year-old resident of Murad Machi village near Machi Goth was shot dead by her brothers Allah Din and Nadir Solangi. The latter was arrested shortly after the killing. Police said the men had suspected her of having an affair with a neighbour.

High School Play Portrays Sex With Goat

Excerpt:  If you were the parent of a high school student and found out that your child was involved with a play at school that uses vulgar sexual expressions and portrays sex with a goat, would you be upset and concerned? (How about if your kid was the goat? ~Bob)

Computer Upgrade Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown on Saturday.

Excerpt: Reports from around the country began pouring in around 9 a.m. on Saturday that customers’ EBT [Food Stamps/Cash] cards were not working in stores. The glitch, however, did not appear to be part of the government shutdown. At 2 p.m., an EBT customer services representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade.

Food Stamp Glitch Leaves Walmart Shelves Bare: ‘Like A Tornado Had Came Through’

Excerpt: Shelves at Walmart stores in Louisiana were cleared in a shopping frenzy over the weekend after a glitch in the Electronic Benefits Transfer system allowed government food stamp recipients to make purchases without spending limits.

Food Stamp shoppers pick Walmart bare after computer glitch gives them UNLIMITED funds. But who will end up footing the bill? By Alexandra Klausner

Excerpt: When [Walmart] employees noticed that cards weren't showing limits, they called the corporate office and were advised to allow shoppers to use the cards anyway. Eager shoppers quickly bought all the stores' meat and decimated their food stock. The lack of card limits was due to a power outage during a routine maintenance test by Xerox, an EBT vendor.

Shelves in two Louisiana Walmarts cleared when Food Stamp recipients THOUGHT they were getting free food. By Bryan Preston

Excerpt: From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn’t press charges if she left the food.Walmart employees could still be seen putting food from the carts away as late as Sunday afternoon.

Boehner Goes Limp. By Guy Somerset

Excerpt: If Republican politicians want to be liked, they need to quit their jobs and work for charities. If they want to govern, they need to begin acting like men. I can think of no significant statesman of the past who wasn’t hated during some part of his tenure.

Col. Allen West Mulls Electoral Run in 2016: "We'll See What Comes Down The Pike." By Alexandra Jaffe

Excerpt: West has also been suggested by some as a potential presidential candidate. Pressed on whether he was leaning toward one office or another, he said he's concerned for his daughters' futures and just wants "to make sure I leave a better America for them than what was left for me." 

London firefighters beg men: Stop putting privates into machines. By Ed Morrissey

Excerpt: The campaign simply urges people in London — especially guys — to exercise more common sense before inserting their manhood into gadgets made for cooking or cleaning. The brigade reports that it responded to 416 stuck-body-part calls in 2010-11, another 441 in 2011-12 and 453 in 2012-13. Among those emergency requests for assistance, 79 people were wearing handcuffs they could not remove.

Flesh-Eating Zombie Drug Hits Midwest (Still Not A Joke) By Dana Liebelson

Excerpt: Last month, krokodil [crocodile], a highly addictive drug that eats through human skin, made its first known appearance in the United States, with two cases reported in Arizona. Now, use of krokodil—which has been nicknamed the "zombie drug"—has spread to the Midwest. The Herald-News reports that five people have been treated for symptoms associated with krokodil use at the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois, which is located about 40 miles from the Windy City.

Allen West on Obama: 'He's a Spoiled Brat.' By Cheryl K. Chumley

Excerpt:"We gave him a state senator position in Chicago, we gave him a U.S. Senate position out of the state of Illinois, unproven, untested, no resume, we gave him the presidency twice." But Mr. Obama isn’t satisfied, Mr. West said. And the result is predictable: It’s what happens when an overindulged child is denied, he said.

Police Video Captures Thug Assaulting Blind Man: The Battle of Germantown is very different today.  By Taleeb Starkes

Excerpt: The victim's handicap was simply blindness, whereas, the Black community's handicap is three fold. We are deaf, dumb, and blind.  In other words, whenever evil manifests, we see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.  

America! Your Vacation Wonderland! By Mark Steyn

Excerpt: Oh, and stay tuned to the end when she recounts how the Park Service, on the two-and-a-half hour bus journey out of the park to Checkpoint Charlie at the Yellowstone Wall, forbade the seniors from using any of the bathroom facilities en route. If you did that to foreigners you’d captured on the battlefield, it would be in breach of the Geneva Conventions. But, if you seize them in an American park, you can do what you want.

Michael Needham: The Strategist Behind the Shutdown: The 31-year-old Stanford grad explains how he outmaneuvered GOP leaders and why he thinks House Republicans can defund Obamacare. By Stephen Moore

Excerpt: 'I really believe we are in a great position right now," says Michael Needham, the 31-year-old president of Heritage Action, the lobbying arm of the nation's largest conservative think tank. By "we" he means the Republican Party and the conservative movement; their "great position" refers to the potential to win the political battle over the government shutdown. Though Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the public face of the high-risk strategy to "defund" ObamaCare, the masterminds behind it are a new generation of young conservatives, chief among them Mr. Needham.

Wyoming "Self-rape" Hoaxer is Going to Law School. By Eric Owens

Excerpt: Before she was charged, Lanker-Simons hit the feminist warpath. “They’re treating this like there’s someone harboring violent sexual fantasies towards fellow students, and has stated a desire to act upon them,” she wrote on her blog. “Now, I know having the fantasies is not a crime—voicing them to threaten and intimidate, well, possibly a different story there."

Park Service Paramilitaries: The government has King John's idea of public lands. By Mark Steyn

Excerpt: If a government shuts down in the forest and nobody hears it, that’s the sound of liberty dying. The so-called shutdown is, as noted last week, mostly baloney: Eighty-three percent of the supposedly defunded government is carrying on as usual, impervious to whatever restraints the people’s representatives might wish to impose, and the 800,000 soi-disant “non-essential” workers have been assured that, as soon as the government is once again lawfully funded, they will be paid in full for all the days they’ve had at home. But the one place where a full-scale shutdown is being enforced is in America’s alleged “National Park Service,” a term of art that covers everything from canyons and glaciers to war memorials and historic taverns. (Here's a nice summary of what has gone on and how important it is.  I am extremely upset that I'm too sick to get up to DC tomorrow, where I would walk past The Wall in total defiance of the Park Rangers/New SS, or possibly get arrested for trying.  This level of idiocy and assumption of powers that don't exist is truly INSANE, and an offence to every American.  Whether GOP, Democrat, Libertarian, or nonpolitical, every one of us has a right to walk past public memorials, most especially the ones paid for by citizens, without a dime from the federal government. I am shocked and saddened that the Park Rangers, or at least a lot of them, have willingly taken on the attitude and actions of a repressive government force.  That is so far from what their job description is that it's mind-blowing they would start acting like the Nazi SS.  Much of what they have done is not just inappropriate, it's illegal, with no foundation in any law. How can this have happened in this nation, founded on the ideal of God-given rights and the rule of law? --Del)

Congress can’t work out differences, but member gym sees no impact from shutdown

Excerpt: The government’s partial shutdown has slashed so many services. But not, it turns out, the tony gyms used by members of Congress. (Check it out.  What a high point of hypocrisy this is.  (Nor did the three golf courses at the nearby Air Force base where Mr. Obama likes to play close. --Del)

Mainstream Media Finally Catches on to Disability Fraud: '60 Minutes' Reports on 'Disability USA.' By Mike Shedlock

Excerpt: One firm has a perfect track record, where every disability case was approved. Coburn selected cases at random and found 25% of the cases were fraudulent and another 20% were "highly questionable". The "system is being gamed pretty big right now", said Coburn.

Dr. Ben Carson: "Obamacare is the Worst Thing that's Happened in this Country Since Slavery." By Leah Barkoukis

Excerpt: “Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of socialism, said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state,” he said. “Some people say, oh come on, you’re being paranoid. Why would you bring up something like that? I would say, ‘if you know anything about history, how could you not bring that up?’”

Warning: Enrolling in Obamacare allows government to link your IP address with your name …social security number, bank accounts and web surfing habits. By Mike Adams

Read this column by Mike Adams carefully.  I find it somewhat scary that the government will do all this with your personal information, and you have total zip to say about it.  And various experts have already said that hacking into the Obamacare system will be child's play for the professionals.  How's that for giving you peace of mind? --Del)

Truckers gearing up for ‘Ride for the Constitution’

Sounds like CBS gets it. But beware. Note that the big media always get it when it is too late to do anything about the problem and only when the public outcry is too great to stifle with their disinformation. Where were they when the first QE happened, money printing that any fool knows will kill an economy and a currency? Where was the story that government unemployment figures were a bald-faced lie, that there were 100 million unemployed, or 40% of the population! That a staggering trillion has been paid out by the government to people out of work and that there is no recovery, just a smokscreen of lies? Where is the truth? Some say the Soviets are the ones telling lies. Not this time. Whatever lies the Russians are telling pale beside the gargantuan whoppers told by a White House resident (please don't juxtapose his name with the P word. It is a sacrilege) who has presented false credentials every step of the way and has never been vetted by anyone, including by the msm who pretend to be getting it. Now that the people are starting to fight back, the msm behave as if they have always been on our side. The NEVER were and never will be. They are agents of disinformation and now are just pretending to get it. This is a little damage control and they are controlled opposition --Don Hank

The Threat We Face

Excerpt:   Below is a speech given by David Horowitz at the Kohler conference of the Bradley Foundation. It has been revised and edited for publication as an article.( This is a very long read, but it holds up to the light the behaviors and agendae of the liberal socialists who are running our country today.   And, we get to recognize that we are at fault for allowing this insanity to happen.  The author is most clearly qualified to speak to this nightmare, having come from it himself. --JB)

Excerpt: In the first seven months of 2013, over 1,000 Swedish women reported being raped by Muslim immigrants. Over 300 of those were under the age of 15. The number of rapes is up 16% compared to 2012 numbers. (Don't go all Islamophobic--it's just their culture. ~Bob)

I've got a brand new leather jacket

Satire. Number one song in England?

Up to 50 UK jihadists may have returned from Syria to the UK to plan jihad terrorist attacks. Jihad Watch

UK: But they were welcomed back; only foes of jihad are kept out. British Home Secretary Theresa May warned of Syrian jihadists returning several days ago. Both she and Dr Sally Leivesley, "security expert," seem to have blandly and complacently accepted that the Muslims who travel from Britain to Syria or Afghanistan and train for jihad simply must be admitted back into Britain.

Dave Ramsey Destroys Obamacare

Excerpt: A few days ago, Mr. Ramsey decided to share his wisdom with people of all political affiliations on how the Obamacare legislation would affect every American, no matter their political beliefs."You’re not exempt from math if you’re a Republican, and you’re not exempt from math if you’re a Democrat. You’re not exempt from math if you’re a liberal, and you’re not exempt from math if you’re a conservative. You still have to do math." ... “Everyone is going to be charged the same. Translation you are going to pay higher premiums to keep the insurance company open, so they don’t go broke (That has been Obama's agenda from the start - put the insurance companies out of business --JB).

Le centre, c'est moi. By Mark Steyn

Excerpt: To reprise and Frenchify what I wrote a few years back: Mme Le Pen’s winning candidate is the “extreme” “far right” “fringe” of French politics, but the parties that got fewer votes from actual French people are somehow ”mainstream” – and always will be, no matter how non-populaire they get. This kind of metropolitan myopia and democratic disdain have helped bring France to this moment.

Neighbors: Cory Booker never lived in Newark

Newark activists say Booker’s fire-rescue story is all wet

Good Analysis: Slashed US Aid to Egypt and the Future of the Bilateral Relations. By Tally Helfont

Excerpt: The long-awaited decision on the fate of US aid to Egypt was finally made on October 9, 2013. In a carefully worded – albeit muddled – message, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced the “recalibration” of US assistance to Egypt, laying out the areas in which the US would and would not continue its partnership. It seems that the President has been unable to ignore domestic pressure to slash the $1.55 billion aid package to Cairo given the Egyptian military leadership’s excessive use of violence and the lack of progress toward civilian governance. However, Washington’s decision is risky, to say the least. US aid to Egypt is an investment in regional stability. It is not charity, nor is it a gift to be hastily withdrawn as soon as the political partners quarrel. Likewise, there is no guarantee that the withdrawal of aid will forestall future atrocities or prevent consolidation of an undemocratic system. In fact, the opposite is more likely.

SD Blizzard kills 75,000+ cattle, media mum

Excerpt: Now why do YOU think the media are uncomfortable with this record blizzard story? Why it demolishes their global warming theory. That's why! They used to say the only safe topic was the weather. Not any more it's not. Record cold and blizzard in the USA, the home of the global warming myth? Keep it under your hat, if you can! --Don Hank

Soldiers Trained To Regard American Family Association As A Hate Group.

Excerpt: Don’t be alarmed that the Obama Regime has been systematically purging the US Armed Forces of Christians who take their faith seriously. No doubt this is just yet another isolated incident: 'Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.'

UK: Free the Greenpeace 30! (And spare us any more whingeing from Damon Alburn, Jude Law, and that bloke out of the Clash] By James Delingpole

Excerpt: [The Russians are] being painted by the BBC as the bad guys for over-reacting by imprisoning supposedly harmless, peace-loving activists as "pirates." But how, exactly, is a country meant to react when one of its most vital industries is threatened with economic sabotage? Russia – unfortunately for the Greenpeace 30 – has yet to fall prey to the kind of intellectual decadence which now afflicts much of the West on green issues.

The truth about Ralph Miliband's legacy and what it should teach the British left. By Ron Radosh

Excerpt: You may not know the name Ralph Miliband, but the late Marxist professor is a household name in the UK. He was the father of Ed Miliband, the Labor Party’s leader and a possible future prime minister. When the conservative Daily Mail ran a story about the father’s influence on his son, the controversy began. It started with an October 1 story by Geoffrey Levy in which the journalist wrote that young Ed wants nothing less than to fulfill his father’s dreams and return England from the legacy left by Margaret Thatcher to a new 21st century socialism:

STOP WATCHING US. October 26, 2013. Anti-Mass Surveillance Rally in Washington, D.C.

On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we're taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us -- and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer. Who we are: is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum.

Cyber Warrior Shortage Hits Anti-Hacker Fightback

Excerpt: As with anything, it really comes down to human capital and there simply isn’t enough of it,” says Chris Finan, White House director for cyber security from 2011-12, who is now a senior fellow at the Truman National Security Project and working for a start-up in Silicon Valley.

Trainwreck: Obamacare Officials Now Resorting to Paper Applications As New Flaws Emerge. By Guy Benson 

Excerpt: Dilemma: There's so much fresh, terrible news about Obamacare to report that I'm not sure how to squeeze it all into a single post without it getting too unwieldy. Solution: Serve up one post about the implementation trainwreck here, followed by a piece on premium shock, layoffs, and other failures tomorrow morning. (The dead trees! The carbon output! The horror! ~Bob)

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