News of Import 6-15-2013
Enrolling uninsured in Obamacare will be a challenge to say nothing of the expense to the taxpayers
When the federal agencies (e.g., NSA, IRS) are used for political purposes, we have one of the more serious attacks on the citizens of the United States of America.
AWESOME - I had to share some humor on the NSA situation.
Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam by Reason TV
A few thoughts to mention: Though convicts don’t get special protections under the nation’s civil rights laws, the federal government is spending taxpayer dollars suing two large companies that run criminal background checks on job applicants because they disproportionately exclude blacks from hire.
Feds Sue Over Criminal Checks Eliminating Too Many Blacks
In a market economy, a scarce commodity increases in value and price.
Forget Gold, .22 Ammo up More than 400%
Secure Reagan.com email service sees bump in privacy-conscious subscribers after NSA news (I highly recommend this service.)
If you got the time give this video a watch, I thought this was a good video by a former Lt Colonel in the Air Force and he makes several good points.
"Obama's Prime Directive" by Nutnfancy
A friendly reminder to the Obama administration about the federal law about arming terrorist groups:
18 USCS § 2339B Providing material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations
(a) Prohibited activities.
(1) Unlawful conduct. Whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
At least one Syrian rebel group, Jabhat al-Nusra, is already designated as a foreign terrorist organization. In addition, many of the rebel fighters are linked to Al-Qaeda, and Sunni clerics are openly calling for "jihad," and rebel groups have been linked to numerous atrocities, as have forces aligned with the odious Assad regime.
US to Supply Syria Rebels With Training and Small Arms
White House announces it will not send troops into Syria, deploys them to the border
Syria: Obama-backed jihadists massacre Christian village population
I Supported military action in Iraq and Afghanistan at least until the rules of engagement were changed by the current WH occupant which has led to a dramatic spike in US Forces dead and wounded. Now I say let God sort it out and Gov. Palin just said the same thing which I enthusiastically concur.
Gov. Palin on Syria: 'Let Allah Sort It Out'
FULL SPEECH: Sarah Palin at Faith and Freedom Coalition’s 2013 Road to Majority Conference
Governor Brewer has gone Rogue on Arizona and the Republican Party!
She has in essence pulled an Executive Order to override the will of the people when it comes to Medicaid Expansion!
Joint Statement by Senate President Biggs and House Speaker Tobin:
"This evening, Governor Brewer summoned legislators to convene a special session to address the FY14 budget and Medicaid expansion. The special session was called without any consultation with Senate or House leadership, and was designed to commence at the precise moment it was conveyed. We are disappointed and stunned that the Governor and her staff would resort to such an unnecessary, impulsive and unprecedented tactic.
Since the beginning of the session, Senate and House leadership have made the budgetary process a top priority. Additionally, the debate regarding the full implementation of Obamacare in Arizona was already fully under way. In fact, these two specific items have not only consistently been a top legislative focus, but the other essential bills of the legislature have also been moving through our respective chambers. Instead of allowing the process to proceed in an orderly manner, the Governor made the impetuous decision to intercede and collude with the democrat minority in order to force an expedited vote on her sole legislative priority of Obamacare.
We are frustrated and bewildered by her overt hostility and disregard for the budgetary process which was already well under way. The blatant disrespect and reckless practices exhibited by this Executive are less than what was expected of her and more than should be tolerated.
One of the Bills Gov. Brewer Vetoed Thursday included Senate Bill 1178, a measure that sought to allow people to sue over potential violations of religious freedom.
Her response for the action was; "It is disappointing I must demonstrate the moratorium was not an idle threat," Brewer wrote in all five veto letters addressed to Biggs. "I respectfully ask that legislators join me to resolve our budgetary and health care challenges. Once these primary issues are behind us, I am happy to once again consider unrelated legislation."
Yet the governor put her moratorium in place more than two weeks ago, Rep Biggs said Thursday before the vetoes that neither the governor nor anyone on her staff has told him not to send bills.
"In fact, just a few years ago they sued us saying that they wanted us to send bills," Senate President Biggs said. "So we apparently, according to the Arizona Supreme Court, have a constitutional obligation to send these up."
The Senate passed a budget last week, but Brewer said this week the moratorium would not be lifted until the House took action. House Speaker Andy Tobin opposes Brewer's plan to expand Medicaid to 300,000 more poor Arizonans.
Why one of Obama’s most visible foes became his biggest ally in Obamacare
Amnesty. It would unfairly reward illegal immigrants by granting them legal residence. But beyond the political bickering is a simple truth: if passed by Congress, amnesty would cost hard working American taxpayers more than five trillion dollars.
Congress should keep the promises they made when they granted amnesty "for only this one time" in 1986.
Enforce our existing laws by imposing stiff fines on those who hire illegal immigrants.
Secure our borders - It is a top priority for Americans.
Bachmann Tells Levin: If Amnesty Passes 'No Republican Will Ever Get Elected President Again'
Sessions: Immigration Bill 'Bait And Switch'
Are Republicans More Ethical than Democrats?
News of Import 6-15-2013
Voters nationwide believe it is likely the NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% consider it unlikely and 14% are not sure.
Lead Story: U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms (Shocking to have Bloomberg as a lead story)
Former senior NSA official: Maybe only 30 or 40 agency officials had access to that FISA order that leaked
US allies “stunned” at scope of NSA surveillance
The All-Seeing State
Massive Government Surveillance Program Exposed, All Americans Affected
Shep Smith and Judge Napolitano Explode Over Massive Scale of NSA Surveillance: ‘Under This Logic, They Can Do Anything!’ (Video)
REPORT: Verizon Built Fiber-Optic Line Linked Directly To U.S. Govt (Video)
Technology giants Facebook and Microsoft said Friday night that they have received thousands of requests from U.S. government agencies to turn over user data in the just last six months of 2012.
Facebook, Microsoft release information on government data requests
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of The IRS, The NSA and Comprehensive Amnesty Reform All Tie Together In a Very Nasty Way.
Keeping You Down Is Way More Important Than Keeping You Safe
Mark Klein was an AT&T technician for 22 years. He has said the NSA Has Access to Everything
NSA Whistleblower Unveils New Details on Cyberwar with China: We’ve Been Hacking Them for Years
Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio claimed that Denver-based Qwest was denied lucrative NSA contracts he believed to be worth $50-$100 million, after Nacchio refused to involve Qwest in a secret NSA program that he thought would be illegal.
Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program
Privacy concerns over $100 million student database funded by Gates Foundation
Redistributing Wealth: Stealing under the Guise of Law
The Treasury Department’s release of $100 million from the Hardest Hit Fund last week amounts to a federal bailout of five Michigan cities without congressional oversight or approval.
Backdoor Bailouts Begin
State Department Hired Agents with Criminal Records
More State Department Cover-up: Shooting of Two Pregnant Women and Two Men
Foreign Relations chair Rep. Royce demands answers from Kerry on State Dept. obstruction of investigations
CBS News: State Department covered up misconduct, interfered with IG probes
IRS Audited Some Churches For 'Being Political' While Others Were Encouraged To Be So
Dodd-Frank banking reforms imposed very costly regulations on mortgage and commercial lending. Regional banks, which have solid knowledge of smaller businesses, could not bear these costs and sold out to large Wall Street institutions. Now a handful of money center banks control more than half the deposits and lendable money.
Banks Cooking Up Another Financial Crisis
Mexican Cartel Assassin Confirmed Killed 11 on U.S. Soil, Confessed to More
Gun Confiscation in Colorado
Armed IRS agents seized tens of millions of medical records from private insurance companies (Video)
Courage: 70 House Republicans to push back against immigration bill (Audio)
End of News of Import 6-15-2013