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“Sharyl Attkisson: If You Cross Obama Admin They Will Treat You Like “Enemies Of The State””

Not many Americans have the courage of Ms. Atkisson. She has experienced the power and vindictiveness of Chicago-style politics. She is doing what she can to stop the decline into tyranny and reverse it if possible. She needs our support.

Here she is testifying at the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch:

From Real Clear Politics

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Lays Out Biggest Coming Scandal Of 2015: Obamacare Data Mining

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) laid out in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News at the Iowa Freedom Summit the biggest coming scandal of 2015: That the Obama administration is allowing corporations to data mine from healthcare.gov.

“We finally have confirmation—I had anecdotal evidence on that when healthcare.gov started up,” Blackburn said. “They denied, denied, denied. Now we have confirmation that yes, indeed, that what healthcare.gov has done is allowed data mining. What we’re trying to find out now—and we’re investigating—did they make money? Did they sell your data? Who got the money? What pool did that money go to? Did that come back into taxpayer funds? Or, have companies been given free access?”

Blackburn, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said congressional hearings are in the works right now, too. “Absolutely, you’re going to see hearings on this,” she said, “because the federal government first and foremost has to protect your data.”

Read it all in an exclusive from Breitbart

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“Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba”

Bet he gets it, too. Obama will capitulate.

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Cuba’s President Raúl Castro has demanded that the United States return the US base at Guantánamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the US are working toward full diplomatic relations but “if these problems aren’t resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn’t make any sense”.

Read more at the UK Guardian

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Military Pay And Benefits Panel To Recommend Killing 20-Year Retirement

Funny thing about the image below of the men who are making this change. Not one of them is wearing a uniform. That indicates that they are all civilians.

They want to do away with the twenty year retirement option. That will make it even less attractive to join up. Military people work long hours, get mediocre pay and their benefits are being constantly cut, many serve in really hazardous duty, and now there’s this… another progressive attack on our military.

From the Stars and Stripes:

Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will release its long-awaited report Thursday, which will propose fundamental changes to military benefits including ending the 20-year retirement, according to the Military Times, citing sources familiar with the report.

The plan calls for Congress to create a hybrid system of smaller defined-benefit pension along with more cash-based benefits and lump-sum payments. A significant portion of retirement benefits would come in the form of government contributions to 401(k)-style investment accounts, those familiar with the report told Military Times.

In addition to the 401(k) for troops serving less than 20 years, the commission will suggest promising a pension to troops who serve a long-term career, but one that would be more modest than what military retirees receive today, a defense official briefed on the plan told the Times.”

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Obama Sends Campaign Team To Israel To Defeat Netanyahu

A little while back we reported that the White House said Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Spat in our face’ when he accepted an invitation to speak at the House of Representatives without first clearing it with them. Now we know how they intend to retaliate.

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Foreign Funding Bankrolls Anti-Netanyahu Campaign – Flies in 5-Man Obama Team
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 26 January 2015

Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections.

One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including Jeremy Bird, the Obama campaign’s national field director) who will run the campaign out of offices taking up the ground floor of a Tel Aviv office building.

V-2015 is careful not to support a specific party – rather “just not Bibi”. As such, the foreign funds pouring into the campaign are not subject to Israel’s campaign finance laws.”

Read the rest at Truth Revolt

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“Thorner/Ingold: Too Much Internet Time May Disqualify Gun Ownership”

Moonbats will try anything. Here is another try. The American Psychiatric Association and the Obama administration are throwing this against the wall to see if it will stick.

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The Obama administration has a new partner in crime, and it is the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This is consistent with Obama’s perversion of science to promote his social goals. The most notable example is Climate Change. It would seem that men in white coats are more threatening to our liberty than black helicopters (or drones).

The APA created a new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) — published in 2013 — which was recently adopted. DSM-5 is highly controversial and has sparked outrage from the mental health practitioners. Many practitioners point out that the new DSM-5 also makes a pathology out of simple and normal behaviors such as grieving for the loss of a loved one, as the bereavement exclusion was removed in this new version of the manual.”

But what about the internet?

The new DSM-5 has expanded the definition of ODD to include adults who exemplify “paranoid ideation” about the government and frequently express these delusional ideations on the internet. This Oppositional Defiant Disorder as redefined in DSM-5 is now destined to become the newest weapon against political dissent.

As such, the 5th Edition of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual represents a new subjective approach in diagnosing of mental illness in that it promises to end free speech and any form of political dissent. The federal government has already declared anyone who opposes its unconstitutional policies as having “political paranoia,” which is now diagnosed as a type of mental illness. “

This is standard procedure for leftist tyrants. History has shown us that they inevitably label any dissenter as insane and lock them up.

Psychiatric manual DSM-5 targets certain internet users as mentally ill and grounds for gun confiscation. By some vague set of criteria, if someone is judged to spend too much time on the internet they could be judged to be mentally ill and ineligible to own a gun, which amounts to just another backdoor method to disarm citizens who would oppose tyranny being imposed upon America.”

Read it all at Illinois Review

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“Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion”

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On Monday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel, retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer of the London Center for Policy Research revealed to host Bill O’Reilly that sources tell him U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face charges for desertion.

Bergdahl was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until his release in May 2014, which was part of a prisoner exchange for five Taliban members who were being held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

“Bill, the Army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl,” Shaffer said, “Sgt. Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. I have been told and confirmed by two other sources that his attorney was given what we call a charge sheet.”

Read the rest, including video, at Breitbart.

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“They Said Snow!”

Let’s all panic!

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From the Earl of Taint

Grocery stores in New York:

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It all looks like SHTF but it’s not. The snow will stop, the streets will be plowed, and the stores restocked.

At least no one is talking about Obama’s failures.

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Wild Bill On Islam’s March

Not many can see the danger with the clarity that Wild Bill does and even fewer can explain it as plainly.

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“Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won’t make major changes to its system”

The Obama administration still thinks talking with dictators will work. They have learned nothing from their failures.

The dictators, however, have learned a lot from successes in negotiating with Obama. They can get whatever they want.

US Restores Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

HAVANA – The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro’s government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country’s struggling economy.
Following the highest-level open talks in three decades between the two nations, Cuban officials remained firm in rejecting significant reforms pushed by the United States as part of President Barack Obama’s surprise move to re-establish ties and rebuild economic relations with the Communist-led country.
“One can’t think that in order to improve and normalize relations with the U.S., Cuba has to give up the principles it believes in,” Cuba’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs, Josefina Vidal, told The Associated Press after the end of the talks. “Changes in Cuba aren’t negotiable.”

From Yahoo Canada

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Judge Accuses BATF Of ‘Fraud On The Court’

“The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel.”

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ATF Director Jones

Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns sued his former employer:

Dobyns had sued his employer for failure to properly investigate an arson attack that destroyed his home and endangered his family, and for reneging on protection agreements over death threats he received, after the bureau withdrew his cover identity following the Hells Angels case. In September, Senior Judge Francis M. Allegra of the United States Court of Federal Claims awarded Dobyns $173,000 and denied government royalty claims against Dobyns for his book, seemingly providing an end to a prolonged six-year ordeal until the government challenged that ruling in the 11th hour. In a move surprising to many case-watchers, the judge then voided his own judgment, provoking speculation but no answers as to why.

Some of that may be getting clearer with the unsealing of case documents, now available on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. Language used by Judge Allegra in his now-unsealed December 1 opinion does not mince words, and seems damning.

“[T]he court … issued an order voiding the prior judgment based upon indications that the defendant [ATF], through its counsel, had committed fraud on the court,” Allegra wrote.”

Read it here

Further investigation by David Codrea tells us this:

Further detailed allegations, being investigated by this reporter and seemingly corroborated by the unsealed opinion, include Judge Allegra being contacted by Internal Affairs Investigator Christopher Trainor, a key witness in the Dobyns case, concerning his being threatened by a main government witness — one the judge himself had raised perjury questions about — and chillingly,also threatened by lead government attorneys. Trainor had reportedly earlier given the intimidation to ATF, which opened a criminal investigation, and then approached ATF and Department of Justice attorneys, both of whom allegedly refused to report the witness tampering allegations to the judge. It is further alleged Trainor was warned by the DOJ attorney that if he reported the witness to Judge Allegra, his career at ATF would suffer.

The judge then reportedly notified Attorney General Eric Holder, then-Deputy AG and (“Number Two” at Justice) James Cole, and the Office of Inspector General of DOJ attorney fraud against the court, and issued an order barring seven of the attorneys from filing any further legal documents in the Dobyns case. Although no direct connection has been established, it is noted that the timing of the judge’s notification appears contemporaneous with Cole’s resignation and Holder’s announced resignation.”

Hershel Smith believes that this is a bigger scandal than Fast and Furious:

This is a very big deal, and it goes to show the lengths that the government went to cause disrepute on Mr. Dobyns. The Arizona Daily Star reporter that David cited can’t fathom why the justice department would have gone to these lengths in a simple contractual dispute. The answer is that this is more than a simple contractual dispute. This goes to the entire obscene connection of the government with running guns to the Mexican cartels in order to justify more gun control for Americans. They tried to ruin this man’s reputation and destroy his life.

It’s a picture of a failed state, because the government has lost the mandate of heaven. It cannot be entrusted with even the most basic safety, health and welfare of society. The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel.”

Emphasis added.

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Update:

Curiously—and almost certainly not coincidentally—Deputy Attorney General James Cole resigned and Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation at the same time that Judge Allegra alleged that DOJ committed fraud against the court and threatened witnesses. The DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) then refused to investigate the attorneys charged with fraud and the allegations of witness intimidation.

Orders to bury these criminal investigations could only come from the top of the Department of Justice, and it is highly unlikely that such decisions could be made without White House involvement.

At Townhall.com, Katie Pavlich has also printed a lengthy article covering the developing scandal.”

From Bearing Arms

Autostart video below

More below the fold…

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Are Paratroopers ‘Advisers’?

1,000 paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week

Image from Weaselzippers

Image from Weaselzippers

The 82nd Airborne, and more specifically its 3rd Brigade Combat Team, are no strangers to Iraq.
Since 2003, parts of the brigade have deployed in support of U.S. efforts there on at least three occasions.
Now, more than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
About 1,000 paratroopers from the brigade will deploy this week as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission.”

From the Fayetteville Fayobserver

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‘And You Don’t Believe We’re On The Eve Of Destruction’

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From Springer’s Blog

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“NBC’s Engel: King Abdullah ‘Could Not Stand President Obama’”

For the second time ever we hear the stark truth from MSNBC instead of parroting White House talking points.

The king could not stand President Obama because the president was supportive of the Arab spring, because the president did not support Hosni Mubarak in Egypt – in fact turned his back on Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.”

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Read more at White House Dossier

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“Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials say”

He accepted an invitation from House Speaker John Boehner to address the House of Representatives. Boehner did not consult with the White House.

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We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise even us.

“There are things you simply don’t do. He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price,” he said.”

Read more at the Times of Israel

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“Israeli TV shows ‘Iranian missile’ that ‘can reach far beyond Europe’”

The Mullahs may or may not have the bomb but it sure looks like they have the delivery system. One wonders why they erected the missile at a launch site.

Satellite images taken outside Tehran feature first look at long-range missile newly developed by Iran, TV report says

A satellite image shown on Israel's Channel 2 news, January 21, 2015, said to show a new long-range Iranian missile on a launch pad outside Tehran. (Channel 2 screenshot) Read more: Israeli TV shows 'Iranian missile' that 'can reach far beyond Europe'

A satellite image shown on Israel’s Channel 2 news, January 21, 2015, said to show a new long-range Iranian missile on a launch pad outside Tehran. (Channel 2 screenshot)
Read more: Israeli TV shows ‘Iranian missile’ that ‘can reach far beyond Europe’

Iran has built a 27-meter-long missile, capable of delivering a warhead “far beyond Europe,” and placed it on a launch pad at a site close to Tehran, an Israeli television report said Wednesday, showing what it said were the first satellite images of the missile ever seen in the West

It stressed that the missile could be used to launch spacecraft or satellites, but also to carry warheads.

The Channel 2 news report showed satellite imagery documenting what it said was Iran’s “very rapid progress” on long-range missile manufacture.”

Read more at the Times of Israel

And Obama says he is not interested in eliminating Iran’s nuclear program.

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Attorney General Holder Says, “We Need More Riots”

U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

Protesters in Ferguson on Monday. A federal civil rights investigation of the mostly white police department, serving a mainly black community, is underway. Credit Michael B. Thomas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Protesters in Ferguson on Monday.

A federal civil rights investigation of the mostly white police department, serving a mainly black community, is underway. Credit Michael B. Thomas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against the officer, Darren Wilson. But it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation.

A decision by the Justice Department would bring an end to the politically charged investigation of Mr. Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The Missouri authorities concluded their investigation into Mr. Brown’s death in November and also recommended against charges.”

This may,”… bring an end to the politically charged investigation…” but it will just inflame the people who have been inciting the riots, destruction, killing, and other ‘Demonstrations’. Those riots, etc, have been going on all over the country.

If the Obama administration and AG Holder want a violent response from everyday Americans they have to subject us to more violence than we have been seeing. They are not concerned with whether the shooting of Michael Brown was right or wrong. They have created this crisis and will not allow it to go to waste.

Leftist revolutions always start with violence that allows the leaders to consolidate their power.

Read the rest at the New York Times

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US Bribing Iran With $11.9 Billion To Get Them To Attend Nuclear Talks

And the Iranians have told the world that they will never stop their nuclear ambitions.

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The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department.”

OK, but what is the money for?

These cash payments by the United States have been made with no strings attached, prompting concerns that Iran could use the funds to finance its worldwide terror operations, which include the financial backing of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other rogue entities.”

Don’t believe it? Read the rest at the Washington Free Beacon

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“This Map Shows 22 Confirmed Terrorist Training Camps Inside the US… Obama Is Ignoring Them”

We brought this story to you back in August. It was new news then but it didn’t get much coverage nationally. Now we are seeing it crop up and get more notice. This morning I have found two references to it. First is from the Conservative Tribune which has the story with the above headline. They also have the map:

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A new report indicates that the FBI is aware of 22 Islamic “communes” inside the United States. These are allegedly run by a Pakistani group known as Jamaat al-Fuqra, through a more friendly sounding organization called “Muslims of the Americas” (MOA).

It appears that the federal government is well aware of the Islamic compounds but has decided not to do anything about them.”

Also, Former CIA operative Wayne Simmons said there are “at least 19 paramilitary Muslim training facilities in the United States” during an appearance Friday on “Your World With Neil Cavuto.”

More here

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“Is the White House a ‘Sleeper Cell’?”

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Now, that’s a pretty good question. I don’t know why someone hasn’t asked it before now. This is asked by Roger Simon from PJ Media. A portion of his essay:

Senator Dianne Feinstein has just informed us that, yes, there are Islamic terror sleeper cells in our midst in the USA. If that’s true, I wonder why Feinstein wasted so much of her time wounding the CIA during the last weeks of her tenure as Senate Intelligence Committee chair, but never mind. Could there be one of those cells in the White House?”

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“Obama Will Try To Stop ‘Anti-Islam’ Articles”

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This came from White House spokesman Josh Earnest. DaTechGuy correctly calls this effort, “The White House violence incentive system” because it will encourage more violence against Americans. What Earnest said is this:

President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12.

“The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House’s daily briefing.”

Obama has been running cover for jihadis for a long time. He has instructed his staff to refuse to use terms like jihad or Islamic terrorist. Now he has decided to use his bully pulpit to attack media sources who do so. In doing this he has made himself arbiter of the language. He believes he can censor the media. Today it’s anti-Islam articles. Tomorrow it will be articles critical of him or his policies.

By doing this, too, he has made the country less safe. People will not be warned about the dangers of jihad.

Moonbattery compares this action to Germany and World War II:

This announcement was made in support of Obama’s objection to the publication of the tepid Danish cartoons Muslims have decided we should not be allowed to see.

Lest anyone be tempted to take this “moral responsibility” at face value, imagine if during WWII a president with a German background, who constantly praised all things German, and whose name was often confused with Hitler’s even by his supporters, announced he would be “taking the steps that are necessary” to suppress criticism of the Third Reich — for the safety of American soldiers. In those days most people would have recognized treason if it was ground into their faces like Obama has been doing.

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I’d say that is a fair analogy.

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“Obama Declares War On “Extremism” – Are You An “Extremist”?”

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Why, yes you are. And so am I. Zero Hedge has this:

When you use the word “extremist”, you may have in your mind a picture of ISIS fighters or the terrorists from the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

But for elitists such as Barack Obama, the word “extremist” has a much broader meaning. In recent years, it has become a code word for those that do not have an “enlightened” view of the world. If your views on politics, religion or social issues are extremely different from the liberal, progressive views of “the mainstream” (as defined by the mainstream media and by “mainstream” politicians such as Barack Obama), then they consider you to be an extremist.”

So, what are the criteria? For one thing they are definitely not talking about Muslims:

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive.”

If not Islam, what then? They have seventy-two criteria. Here are the first six. Follow the link for the rest.

Well, the truth is that you may be one of them.

I want to share with you a list that I have shared in a couple of previous articles. It is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” or “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents. This list will really give you a good idea of what Barack Obama means when he uses the word “extremist”. Each of these 72 items is linked, so if you would like to go see the original source document for yourself, just click on the link. As you can see, this list potentially includes most of the country…

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”

2. Those that advocate for states’ rights

3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”

4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”

5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”

6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”

Here’s that link again.

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Pentagon Hacked By ISIS

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Their Twitter account and their You Yube channel which have been taken down. Pastebin has the text of the hack:

AMERICAN SOLDIERS,
WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS. #CyberCaliphate

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate under the auspices of ISIS continues its CyberJihad. While the US and its satellites kill our brothers in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan we broke into your networks and personal devices and know everything about you.

You’ll see no mercy infidels. ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now.

We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children.
U.S. soldiers! We’re watching you!

Here’s a part of confidential data from your mobile devices:

http://www.4shared.com/zip/2uJtWwfDba/us_army_files.html

http://www.4shared.com/zip/TskSuCl2ba/war_scenarios.html

http://dfiles.eu/files/njgg7yvbx

http://dfiles.eu/files/usybptc71

There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet! There is no law but Sharia!”

More at the Washington Free Beacon

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There Was A Peace March In Paris Yesterday…

… about a million people attended.


Video clip from here where there are more images.

It was a result of the Islamic attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine office. Leaders from most European countries attended. Even Israel’s Prime minister was there.

No one from the United States showed up. President Obama stayed home and watched football. Those who were there noticed, too. They used Clint Eastwood’s empty chair to represent Obama.

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Americans noticed as well. Author Brad Thor was one of them:

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I am ashamed of our President.

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People In Venezuela Are Learning How Well Government Planning Doesn’t Work

Pictures like this remind me a lot of the pictures that came from the Soviet Union. Venezuelan stores are nicer on the outside but they are still empty. The government makes promises that no one, including the bureaucrats who make them, expect will be kept.

Empty shelves sit in a supermarket in the La Boyera part of eastern Caracas on Jan. 9, 2015.

Empty shelves sit in a supermarket in the La Boyera part of eastern Caracas on Jan. 9, 2015.

Shoppers thronged grocery stores across Caracas today as deepening shortages led the government to put Venezuela’s food distribution under military protection.

Long lines, some stretching for blocks, formed outside grocery stores in the South American country’s capital as residents search for scarce basic items such as detergent and chicken.”

This is what the government has to say:

Government officials met with representatives from supermarket chains today to guarantee supplies, state news agency AVN reported. Interior Minister Carmen Melendez said yesterday that security forces would be sent to food stores and distribution centers to protect shoppers.

“Don’t fall into desperation — we have the capacity and products for everyone, with calmness and patience. The stores are full,” she said on state television.”

So, the government has solved the problem by telling the store management that they Must Guarantee availability of products and by lying about availability. How well will that work? The President tried to reassure the people with this:

President Nicolas Maduro last week vowed to implement an economic “counter-offensive” to steer the country out of recession, including an overhaul of the foreign exchange system. He has yet to provide details. While the main government-controlled exchange sets a rate of 6.3 bolivars per U.S. dollar, the black market rate is as much as 187 per dollar.”

The whole thing sounds just like the failure of every supply line in every country in the world that was ruled by communists.

Ah, but the leftists in this country believe it will be different in the United States because they will have the right people on the jobs. BS. If they make it happen here it will be exactly the same. They will purge anyone who is efficient and promote the apparatchiks.

Read more at Bloomberg

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