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I spent four years on active duty and eight years in the reserve components (1982-1994) and I never heard of a single male-on-male sexual assault. This ain’t your father’s military.
“The number of reports of sexual assaults among military personnel have actually increased by 129 percent since 2004,” said Center for Military Readiness President Elaine Donnelly, who pointed out the number of formal reports of sexual assault jumped from 1,275 to 2,949 in just eight years.
She told WND when factoring in civilians working for or around the military, the increase in that time is 98 percent.
Women are identified as the attacker in just two percent of all assaults, meaning most men who suffer assault are targeted by other men.
“So we’ve got a male-on-male problem here. The Department of Defense doesn’t want to comment on this. They know that the numbers are there. They say that they care, but all the attention is usually given to the female members of the military who are subjected to sexual assault,” Donnelly said.
At today’s hearings Rep Elijah Cummings d-Maryland) expressed his displeasure at the IRS thugs who targeted conservative groups who were seeking tax-exempt status. If he is taking this position regarding the IRS will it extend to the Justice Department and others that abused their power?
It’s a shocker that any Democrat is taking this position but especially Cummings. He has been a strident supporter of everything Obama. Is that cracking? We’ll see.Share
Bob Parks runs the blog Black and Right. As a certified black man he is in a unique position. He can question the motives of other black people and he can criticize black politicians. Today he asks a couple of good questions but his point is that the actions of the black people who are in power now will make others mistrust the motives of black people in the future.
Can anyone tell me why an administration that goes out of their way to hire whitey-payback engineers will not be cited as an example of how blacks cannot be trusted to run the Executive Branch?
Eric Holder, Lisa Jackson, Van Jones, Susan Rice, Ron Kirk, Danielle Gray, Desiree Rogers, and maybe Deval Patrick…. When the next black liberal rises to the presidential primary echelon, the left will call it racism, but why would America want to ever give the reins of power to blacks with questionable motives ever again. I wouldn’t and I would cite the Obama administration as my prime example.”
This is an attempt at intimidation and nothing else. It’s the same as the New Black Panthers intimidating voters at polling place in Philly … but these were sent by the feds.
Try and digest this. Occupy Wall Street hippies and leftists can riot, break windows, rape and even sometimes kill people. No armed DHS guards were ever sent to their ‘camps’ or protests. Peaceful, but frustrated Americans protest the IRS because of their targeting of conservatives and religious groups. Obama sends in armed guards with the DHS? Does anyone see something wrong here or is it just me?”
DHS armed guards at St. Louis tea party protest:
In Los Angeles DHS put a chopper in the air and told Tea Party protesters they could not be on federal property.
They had to move away from the building.”
Given last week’s revelation that the IRS targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, it’s worth recalling President Obama’s Ohio State University commencement address. The president decried “voices” warning “that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.”
It’s no longer lurking. It’s here.
There is a simple way to restrain the IRS so this type of intrusion doesn’t happen again: get rid of it. That’s what Steve Forbes proposed in his run for president in 1996 and 2000. So did former presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Forbes proposed a flat tax of 17 percent and a simple tax code. Individuals could file their tax returns on a post card.”
Thomas quotes Steve Forbes and Ron Paul. That’s different.
The notion of doing away with the Internal Revenue Service has always been scoffed at and ridiculed. “It’s just not possible,” they say. Now, though, since the Obama administration has taken it to new depths the subject has come up again.
IRS has been too powerful for decades. Few things frightened the average American more than a letter from them – unless it was an audit. The club they wield is an open invitation to misuse. And it has been misused. This is just the latest, and probably the most egregious instance.
This administration, though, has used more than the IRS. They have used the FBI, OSHA, and BATFE as well.
All politicians are subject to misuse of power. The fact that the United States has bureaus and services that are scaring the populace makes them too tempting to misuse on political enemies.Share
The story of Kermit Gosnell killing live babies is not uncommon. On a tip from reader Z here is the story of another abortion hellhole. It is sickening:
The similarities between convicted abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell and Houston-based abortion practitioner Douglas Karpen are striking.
Not only does Karpen kill babies born alive following abortions in a similar procedure that more closely resembles infanticide than abortion, but Karpen also killed a patient in a botched abortion. Gosnell was convicted of murder for severing the necks of just-born babies but he also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar, who died after a botched abortion.
LifeNews exposed Douglas Karpen — who, like the Philadelphia-based abortion practitioner, is also killing babies born alive after botched abortions. Unlike Gosnell, who killed babies by jamming medical scissors into their necks, at his Houston abortion clinic former employees of Karpen testify he goes one shocking step further, he kills the babies with his bare hands by twisting their necks execution style.”
And there is a very disturbing video here that has three of Karpen’s assistants telling about what they saw. What they saw was babies born alive daily.Share
For those of you who live in Arizona. John McCain may be about to change parties.
President Barack Obama has an important new ally as emboldened Republicans work to derail his agenda: John McCain.
The shift is striking: The 2008 rivals never got along throughout Obama’s first term in office. McCain has been Obama’s chief tormentor on issues ranging from the budget to Benghazi, tartly saying in late 2010 that the two men had “no relationship.”
Yet during one of Obama’s toughest times as president, there was McCain, sitting down last week with him in the Oval Office for a private strategy session. At the urging of new White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, who has sought better ties with Republicans, Obama has had more substantive discussions with McCain in the past five months than he did in his first four years in office, according to associates of both men. Suddenly, the two are working together on issues ranging from immigration to the deficit.
Asked when he was next expected to meet with the president, McCain said: “I’d like to be over there every day to give him guidance.”
Not much of a surprise here.
Beretta Leaving Maryland After Gov. Mandates Strict Gun Control Laws
On Friday, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the state’s comprehensive new gun control laws. The new laws, the stated purpose of which is to “save lives,” ban some “assault weapons” (whatever the heck gun grabbers think those imaginary weapons are), limits magazine capacity to ten rounds, and requires mandatory fingerprinting for gun purchase.
For Beretta, the Governor’s signature was the sign it needed that now is the time to move on. The move isn’t just about the symbolism of these ineffectual gun control statutes. It also came about because the legislation would make illegal the company’s ARX 100, which is Beretta’s newly issued civilian version of the ARX-160, a tactical rifle used in Italy.
The magazine size limit also puts Beretta in a legal bind. For several of the guns in its product line, Beretta would no longer be able to stock appropriate, standard capacity magazines. While this wouldn’t necessarily force Beretta to close, it would complicate Beretta’s corporate life to the point of “why bother?”.
Meg Lanker-Simons has been going to University in Wyoming. Not long ago she tried to frame an imaginary conservative for allegedly threatening to ‘Hate Rape’ her. It turned out to be a fake. She posted it herself. Cute kid.
She is an outspoken leftist who writes for, of other places, Think Progress. She has acquired some interesting friends. Here she is with unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers:
Now we find out she threatened a man with a gun:
According to court records, she was charged in November 2005 in District Court with aggravated assault.
Lanker-Simons, then Meghan Michelena, pleaded guilty to the charge in May 2006 as part of a plea agreement, records indicate.
According to an affidavit, the charge stemmed from an incident in which Lanker-Simons walked into an Albany County radio station she’d been fired from with a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun.
She confronted a man who had decided to terminate her, the affidavit reports. The man also told her, the court documents state, that she would not be rehired.
Lanker-Simons “pulled a semi-automatic pistol from her purse, waved the firearm around and pointed (the) firearm at (the man),” according to the affidavit.
The man, according to the affidavit, said he was “in fear for his life.”
The radio station, the affidavit states, was evacuated.
Albany County Sheriff’s Office deputies made contact with Lanker-Simons as she was attempting to leave the area in her vehicle and detained her at gunpoint.
During an interview with deputies, Lanker-Simons “admitted to having (a) gun in (her) purse and pulling it out and waving it around (the) victim,” according to the affidavit.
She was sentenced to six years of probation in July 2006.”
But the best part of the article is the last two lines:
Lanker-Simons, according to UW, participated Saturday in the College of Arts and Sciences’ commencement ceremony.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.”
I’ll bet she will be a great psychologist.Share
I thought rejecting people for jobs based on their sex, race and/or sexual orientation was a bad thing.
A Northwestern University student was rejected for a “diversity and inclusion post” in student government because he is a white, heterosexual male, resulting in a sharp rebuke from the university’s student newspaper.
Northwestern University’s Associated Student Government rejected the nomination of Stephen Piotrkowski for associate vice president of diversity and inclusion last week. The student-run committee “oversees diversity initiatives that stem from the undergraduate student body.”
Piotrkowski’s nomination sparked a heated discussion during an ASG meeting – described by a student reporter as “contentious.”
“This university is not ready, in any capacity, for a heterosexual white male to be in charge in any way of diversity and inclusion,” said Ian Coley, a member of the diversity committee. “I don’t know if any university is.”
Try the reverse where you work. “This company is not ready, in any capacity, for a lesbian black female to be in charge in any way of human resources.” See how that works out for you.Share
Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year’s mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challenging the regulations as unconstitutional.
The lawsuit involves sheriffs from 54 of Colorado’s 64 counties, most representing rural, gun-friendly areas of the state.
The sheriffs say the new state laws violate Second Amendment protections that guarantee the right to keep and bear arms.
Hopefully this will be a setback to the Californication of Colorado.Share
Testing the Obama machine:
Lerner’s admission of IRS’s inappropriate behavior was pre-planned public disclosure
What is going on right now in Washington DC is a test of the Obama machine. That’s what I prefer to call it even though it consists of much more than the Obamas.
The goal all along was to bring the Chicago machine national. Everyone in positions of control in Washington is from the second city. They even had a member of the Daley family in for council for a while.
The national machine had to be structured differently because there are so many concerns there that don’t exist in Chicago. But, the control over the finances, the police, the courts, the media, and the public that has existed in Illinois formed a blueprint for tyranny on a national scale.
After four and a half years time most of the necessary controls are in place. It’s time for a test. How would you accomplish that?
First you have to create a flurry of ‘Scandals’. Then you watch to see how well your machine deals with them. It’s gutsy. If it fails there will be hell to pay. But if it doesn’t fail the controls will be understood to be in place… and permanent. By everyone including your enemies.
“I don’t remember” is a brilliant ploy. Brilliant because it works and everyone knows it’s fake – and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
The Republican leadership is weak. Some, like John Boehner, are worse than weak. They are complicit. This is the perfect time to test the new machine.Share
It’s not the America we celebrate on July 4, that’s for sure. “Drunk on power?” Hell yes. This video is must see.Share
Had to share this:
The, “It’s just not fair”, look on Miller’s face at the end of the clip is telling.Share
Has to be TEA Party, right? Maybe not.
I wonder if Michelle will visit him in the Ada County jail.
BOISE — Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, spoke through an interpreter during his initial appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Boise.
He pleaded not guilty to three terrorism-related charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
Kurbanov worked as a truck driver up until his Thursday arrest, Next up is a detention hearing Tuesday, where prosecutors will seek to hold him in jail until his trial.
He is being represented by a federal public defender. No family members appeared in the courtroom, which was packed with media.
Kurbanov, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex off of Cassia Street and Curtis Road on Thursday morning after two grand juries issued federal indictments as part of an investigation into his activities in Idaho and Utah, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
The Idaho grand jury’s indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment also alleges he possessed an unregistered explosive device.
Kurbanov’s primary language is Uzbek; he also speaks Russian, according to court documents.
The Idaho indictment alleges that between August 2012 and May 2013, Kurbanov knowingly conspired with others to provide support and resources, including computer software and money, to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated terrorist organization.”
The police chief talks like a fourteen year-old girl. Would you trust him to repay?
Proctor Chief Turns to Citizens During Ammo Shortage
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) – A nationwide ammunition shortage has police departments across the country counting their bullets. It’s no different in Proctor, where the Chief says he was told he’d have to wait months, even a year to get more ammo.
With the Proctor Police Department in need of ammunition, the Chief sent out a call asking for help. Who answered? The very people his officers are sworn to protect.
“The citizens were like, ‘If you need something, we got plenty here,’” said Wobig.
A citizen and a Proctor police officer loaned their personal ammunition to the Department, a total of 1,500 rounds. The Chief says others were willing to help too.
“I had several other calls from other citizens that said, ‘Hey, if you need more ammunition we have plenty,’” said Woberg, “I know that if I need ammunition I have citizens out there that will gladly come forward.”
The Chief says he still has ammunition on order and will be repaying the citizens for their contributions when the department is able to.”
Your EPA paid $40,000 in taxpayer dollars for this portrait of Lisa Jackson.
Which direction is that creek running?Share
Men who are strong are more likely to take a right-wing stance, while weaker men support the welfare state, researchers claim.
Their study discovered a link between a man’s upper-body strength and their political views.
Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark collected data on bicep size, socio-economic status and support for economic redistribution from hundreds in America, Argentina and Denmark.
Men who are physically strong – like Arnold Schwarzenegger – are more likely to take a right wing political stance
Tell us something we don’t know.Share
It’s scathing. He undestands the depths of the depravity and he calls them out for it. Here are a few highlights. The rest is here.
Throughout the all-night firefight in Benghazi, Washington’s priority seems to have been to do everything possible to deny that what was actually happening was happening at all. To send “soldiers” on a “mission” to “fight” the “enemy” was at odds with the entire Obama narrative of the “Arab Spring” and the broader post-Bush Muslim world. And so the entire U.S. military was stood down in support of the Commander-in-Chief’s fiction.
Chris Stevens was the poster boy for Obama’s view of the Arab Spring; he agreed with the president on everything that mattered. The only difference is that he wasn’t in Vegas but out there on the front line, where Obama’s delusions meet reality. Stevens believed in those illusions enough to die for them.
Where’s the “partisan politics”? Obama, Clinton, Panetta, Clapper, Rice, and the rest did this to one of their own. And fawning court eunuchs, like the ranking Democrat at the hearings, Elijah Cummings, must surely know that, if they needed, they’d do it to them, too.”