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Former NSA Chief wants a million bucks a month for advice on cyber attacks. That from the guy who initiated more cyber breaches than anyone ever.

Sounds like the Clintons are pikers.

Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and former commander of U.S. Cyber Command, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C.

Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and former commander of U.S. Cyber Command, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C.

As the four-star general in charge of U.S. digital defenses, Keith Alexander warned repeatedly that the financial industry was among the likely targets of a major attack. Now he’s selling the message directly to the banks.

Joining a crowded field of cyber-consultants, the former National Security Agency chief is pitching his services for as much as $1 million a month. The audience is receptive: Under pressure from regulators, lawmakers and their customers, financial firms are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into barriers against digital assaults.”

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Now I Understand Why Chelsea Clinton Gets $75,000 For A Speech

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And Hill and Billy each get a quarter million. As I said before, we will know when Hillary is running for President because she won’t be able to charge for a campaign speech.

Or will she? In this upside-down Bizzarro world anything is possble now.

From PJ Media:

Say, the Clintons’ ‘Speaking Fees’ Sure Look Like Hefty Foreign Bribes

A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clintongave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton‘s tenure as secretary of state.

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released Wednesday in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case, State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clinton’s proposed speeches did not object to a single one.

State Department legal advisers, serving as “designated agency ethics officials,” approved Bill Clinton’s speeches in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Panama,Turkey, Taiwan, India, the Cayman Islands and other countries.

The memos approving Mr. Clinton’s speeches were routinely copied to Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s senior counsel and chief of staff.”

Hmmm. That’s quite a list of countries. And it happened while she was Secretary of State. What were they paying for? This thing could have legs.


Here is the Judicial Watch Article

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Five Hundred Bucks If You Rat Out Your Neighbor In New York

Just like in the gulag. NY State police and the Department of Homeland Security are behind this. How long until it is in your neighborhood?


Jury Awards POS Jesse Ventura $1.8Million in Defamation Case

Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura

Taya Kyle

Taya Kyle

Dirtbag sued the estate of Navy Seal Chris Kyle who was killed by a former service member he was helping deal with PTSD. Now the court has determined that Kyle’s wife, Taya Kyle, must pay the greasy SOB $1.8 Million.

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.

On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle, regarded as the deadliest military sniper in U.S. history, wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs “deserve to lose a few.”

Ventura testified that Kyle fabricated the passage about punching him. Kyle said in testimony videotaped before his death last year that his story was accurate.”

This is sad. First the woman loses her husband to a killer. Now this.

More at ABC News


More ‘Leading From Behind’


“U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty”

Result? Obama sends Putin a letter.

WASHINGTON — The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.

It is the most serious allegation of an arms control treaty violation that the Obama administration has leveled against Russia and adds another dispute to a relationship already burdened by tensions over the Kremlin’s support for separatists in Ukraine and its decision to grant asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.”

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From the New York Times


The Obama Economic Plan Is Working

As even the New York Times can see, the income levels of Americans has fallen dramatically. President Obama has caused it to happen.


The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less

Economic inequality in the United States has been receiving a lot of attention. But it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting richer. The typical American household has been getting poorer, too.

The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36 percent decline, according to a study financed by the Russell Sage Foundation. Those are the figures for a household at the median point in the wealth distribution — the level at which there are an equal number of households whose worth is higher and lower. But during the same period, the net worth of wealthy households increased substantially.”

As the Times notes near the end of the article,

The reasons for these declines are complex and controversial, but one point seems clear: When only a few people are winning and more than half the population is losing, surely something is amiss.”

That means something is wrong but they don’t want to get into it.


Hamas Wants To Kill This Woman… And She Knows It

She is a 29 year-old Isreali. She lives in a kibbutz in the south of Israel not far from Gaza. In this video she tells what it is like living there. She says the Israeli Defense Force has discovered a tunnel opening right next to their kibbutz and found Gaza fighters coming out of it.

She tells the history of the bombing of southern Israel and she tells about the last two weeks and how it has gotten worse. She claims to be non-political. She says she only wants the rest of the world to know the truth.

If you watch this ten minute video you will know what she and other Israelis are living with.


Obama Now Inventing Reasons To Pull Support From Israel

He is pissed that the Israeli media is dissing John Kerry’s stupid peace proposal. That’s the proposal, you may remember, that gave Hamas everything they wanted and Israel nothing they wanted… the one Israel rejected.

The petulant child is upset that the media there has portrayed the proposal that way even though it’s true.


Obama Administration Enraged About Israeli Criticism Of Kerry

According to President Obama’s deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken, that type of criticism crosses a line.”

Oooh. Another red line.

Israel has no better friend, no stronger defender than John Kerry,” He said the criticism of Kerry was based on “people leaking things that are either misinformed, or attempting to misinform.”

Other officials used even harsher language, saying the attacks on Kerry crossed a line and put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. Those officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter on the record by name.

In trying to implement the cease-fire over the weekend, “U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything,” wrote columnist Ari Shavit in Monday’s Haaretz, Israel’s leading liberal newspaper. “Very senior officials in Jerusalem described the proposal that Kerry put on the table as a ‘strategic terrorist attack’.”

According to the article linked the Palestinian Authority actually agrees with Israel’s assessment of the proposal.

Read more at the Truth Revolt

Update: This is what they were leading up to and inventing justification for. It’s the first step in abandoning support for Israel from the United States.

The United States Lowers Israel’s Diplomatic Shield at the United Nations

Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel’s back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies.

That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued a formal “presidential statement” demanding that Israel and Hamas implement an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire to end fighting that has left more than 1,000 Palestinians and 43 Israelis dead. The Palestinians say they will continue to seek Security Council support for a legally enforceable resolution demanding that Israel halt its military offensive in Gaza.”

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Serial Liar Susan Rice Calls For Immediate Cease-Fire In Gaza

According to Politico President Obama sent his lying lackey Susan Rice out to demand that Israel go for the stupid peace that John Kerry tried to foist on them.

Rice, you may remember, was the UN Ambassador at the time she was sent out to tell the world that the attack on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya was the result of an amateur video about Mohammed that was made in the United States.

From Politico:

It’s the U.S. view, as well, that the death toll and the civilian toll in Gaza is rising in an alarming pace,” Rice continued. “It’s a concern that is grave and deepening on the part of the United States, the American people and the entire international community.”

Rice proceeded to call for “an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire,” echoing what President Barack Obama and his top officials have said in recent days.”

Who would believe anything that comes from this woman? Who would pay any attention to her? Certainly not Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is a practical man with a job to do. He has been burned by these idiots before.


White House Says Israelis Dissed Kerry

Israel’s leaders are not concerned with Secretary of State Kerry’s bruised feelings. They are trying – again – to save their country and its people from annihilation. Kerry, at the direction of the White House, put together a proposal for a peace agreement that gave Hamas everything they wanted and Israel nothing. Israeli leaders rightly rejected the childish proposal unanimously and Israeli media called Kerry and the proposal stupid. They were right.


From the Associated Press:


WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. They also said the personal attacks on Kerry crossed a line and were particularly disappointing at a time of active conflict.

Israeli media commentators have leveled almost nonstop criticism at Kerry in recent days over his attempts to bring Qatar and Turkey — two countries viewed by Israel as strong Hamas supporters — into the cease-fire negotiations. Kerry was also being accused of abandoning some of Israel’s key demands during the negotiations.”

Update: The Prez tells the world where his sentiments lie. Here is a celebration from White website:

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.”


Leftist Peaceniks Protest In Tel Aviv Against Israel. Protest Broken Up By Arrival Of Hamas Rockets

Irony so thick you could cut it with an axe.

Protesters in Tel Aviv call for ‘end to war’

Thousands gather at Rabin Square to call for return to dialog, but disperse early as Gaza rocket-fire resumes

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Several thousand left-wing activists gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday evening, calling for an end to bloodshed in the Gaza Strip and a return to negotiations with the Palestinians.

The demonstrations were cut short when Hamas unilaterally ended a humanitarian truce with Israel and resumed rocket-fire from Gaza.”

More at the Times of Israel


Prager: “Who Won The Vietnam War?

A week or so ago we posted a piece by Bill Whittle here. In it he made the assertion that the United States actually won the war in Vietnam against communist forces but Democrats in Congress gave the country away to North Vietnam a couple years later.

It’s commonly stated by news people and educators that the US lost the war. So it has become understood that we lost. But we didn’t.

Some of our readers saw Whittle’s piece and thanked him for the history lesson. They seemed to be thankful for the information.

Dennis Prager runs what he calls Prager University. He uses it to disseminate truths to counteract the deliberate lies we are being fed. Here he presents the real truth about our winning – and then losing – the war in VietNam in more detail. It’s ugly but true. Democrats reneged on our promises to South Vietnam.

Today they are trying to do the same things to our ally Israel. History repeats. Is there nothing we can do to prevent it this time?



Here is the link

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Erick Erickson Has Come Around

Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson

Erickson is the head of the blog RedState. Ever since Barack Obama was elected in 2008 he has tried to be a ‘Voice of Reason’. When Obama did or said something outrageous he would blame it on something other than malice. He bumbled, he was being incompetent, etc.

Erickson made fun of people who believed the whole thing was an evil plan. He denigrated people like Rush Limbaugh who saw Obama’s strategy from the start. An awful lot of Americans have had this affliction. They thought -or wished – that there was no evil intent in the White House, even though the President told us many times what he wanted to do.

Today Erickson say he has come around. He says in a piece titled, ‘Maliciousness, Not Incompetence’:

In short, Barack Obama blames America first.

The swarms of illegal immigrants across the border is all part of the plan.

Letting tensions between Israel and Hamas flare into a hot war is all part of the plan.

Sending mixed signals to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and others is all part of the plan.

Barack Obama is setting out to remake the world order. That remake is premised on the United States needing to take a back seat or, to put it another way, lead from behind.

How many people in this world will die because Barack Obama played golf while the world burned? How many Americans will eventually lose their lives because Barack Obama chose the rest of the world over his own national interests?

There is grave incompetence in the White House. But there is also a maliciousness that views the very image of the shining city on the hill a jingoist insult to the rest of the world.”

There is more but his essay is not too long. He admits that he was wrong for five or six years. The question now is what will he do about it? People like Erickson have stood by and made excuses while Obama and his staff have made changes to our beautiful country that will never be reversed. We here have seen the truth from the beginning.

A threat is a threat. It does not go away if you hide your head and refuse to address it. It just becomes more dangerous.


Puff Ho: “Researchers Think They Know Why College-Educated People Support The Tea Party”

Really. The Huffington Post tells their readers about a ‘Study’ that was performed by Notre Dame political sociologist Rory McVeigh.

Rory McVeigh

Rory McVeigh

In his own words McVeigh came up with the idea that educated Tea Party members accepted the smaller government ideas because they hadn’t had much experience with poor people. Then he did a ‘Study’ to prove it.

Prior to the study, he posited that the tea party ideology, which advocates for limited government and low government spending, might resonate more among people who don’t interact much with low-income individuals who may benefit from government programs. As it turns out, McVeigh was on to something.

My thinking was that people who are likely to embrace [tea party ideology] are more likely to be people who have had some success and life and limited exposure to those who haven’t enjoyed the same advantages. … Education is such an important predictor of how you end up in life,” said McVeigh over the phone.”

This is what science is now. It’s devoted to proving the investigator’s pre-conceived notions. In this case McVeigh suffers from the same blindness that affects many progressives. First, he can not imagine the Tea Party members being well educated. Second, he discovered that some are plenty well educated. Being confused by that fact he came up with a theory about how that might come to pass. After all, you do have to be stupid to oppose big government and big government spending – right?

Then he gets the funding and does a ‘Study’ that shows his impulse was right. No one else can see the data. They wouldn’t understand it, I suppose. Then he gives a press release about the ‘Study’ and it gets printed in the Puff Ho. That’s all he wanted from the beginning – that and the grant money.


CNN Poll: “Romney Tops Obama…”

“… But loses to Clinton.”


If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.

But a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that if Romney changes his mind and runs again for the White House, Hillary Clinton would best him by double digits in a hypothetical showdown.”

Obama: “I don’t get no respect”.

More here


Yahoo!: “Earth Is On The Cusp Of A Sixth Great Mass Extinction”

Now I know why it’s called Yahoo!.


What purpose does drivel like this serve?

Dead stuff

Dead stuff

Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct, 75% of the planet’s many species went with them. It was the world’s fifth, and most recent, mass extinction event.

Now, according to a July 25 review in the journal Science, the Earth seems to be at the cusp of a sixth mass extinction. Only this time, an asteroid is not to blame. We are.”

Read more if you want here


Israel’s Security Cabinet Rejects US Cease-Fire Proposal – Unanimously

US Secretary of State John Kerry is having some trouble convincing Israeli leaders that they should sacrifice their country and their people so he can save the Hamas terrorists.

Kerry is a worse SecStae than Hillary was.


GAZA CITY — Israel’s Security Cabinet unanimously rejected a cease-fire proposal Friday that called for a week-long truce in the deadly conflict.

The proposal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a temporary pause in fighting to allow Israelis and Palestinians to broker a broader deal. Israeli TV reported the deal was rejected mainly because Israel would have to cut short its effort at destroying Hamas tunnels.”

From USA Today


Illinois’ Credit Rating Now Worst In The Nation

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Those darn Democrats are doing it again.

Gotta hand it to Second City Cop fir the line of the day:

No end in sight:

The outlook for the state of Illinois’ credit rating has turned negative, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services warned today in a report.

The credit rating agency affirmed the state’s worst-in-the-nation A- bond rating, but its outlook, which had been raised to “developing” earlier this year after enactment of pension reforms, went back to negative.

That means that the state’s credit rating could be downgraded within the next two years unless its finances improve, S and P said. A lower credit rating translates into higher borrowing costs.”

Perhaps we should amend that to say “no end in sight that doesn’t mention the word ‘Detroit’. “

WGNTV says:

A warning came Saturday morning from state treasurer Dan Rutherford (R) IL State Treasurer. The Standard and Poor’s downgrade from A to A-minus puts Illinois last on the list– and means a higher cost to borrow money.

On Wednesday, the state will issue $500 million in new bonds to pay for roads and other transportation projects. Rutherford says the credit downgrade will cost taxpayers an additional $95 million in interest.”


Now We Know Why Obama Is Attending So Many Fundraisers

They’re having to discount the admission price – by as much as 80%.

President Obama boards Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport after fundraising stops in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

President Obama boards Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport after fundraising stops in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Democratic donors who were invited to the San Francisco event, at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street, said they had initially been asked to donate as much as $25,000 to sit down with Obama. One who balked at the price said organizers had offered a cut-rate deal of as little as $5,000.”

More at SF Gate

Hat tip to Breitbart


Hear About The Shooting At A Pennsylvania Hospital? Oops! No More story.

The story was big news while it was happening. Potentially more fuel for the anti-gun media.

But what’s this? The shooter was stopped by a CCW holder? A doctor was carrying a gun and shot the perp?

“Bury the story.”


Shooting At Pennsylvania Hospital Leaves One Dead, Two Wounded

PHILADELPHIA, PA– (CNN) — A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday afternoon left a psychiatric caseworker dead and two wounded, including a doctor, local authorities said.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said the shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in a treatment room at Mercy Fitzgerald Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania, according to CNN affiliate KYW-TV.

Whelan said it appears an outpatient psychiatric patient shot and killed the caseworker, and the doctor, who was carrying his own weapon, shot the patient. Authorities said they did not know why the patient opened fire.”

More at CBS12


“Barack Obama’s Obamacare problem, in one tax form line.”

Lane is more optimistic than I. If Obama signs an executive order changing this it will stand even though it’s illegal. Who is going to challenge him?

A big part of his goal is the destruction of the rule of law. All sorts of laws have been broken or ignored. Remember Jon Corzine and MF Global? He took customer’s money out of trust accounts and invested in risky derivatives – and lost it. That was illegal and nothing has been done about it.

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Line 6[1]: it’s official and the federal government has to admit it. The individual mandate is a tax. That means that changing it even by a penny is – no fooling, seriously, this is not something that you can just executive-order away – only possible via an Act of Congress. This will not happen (Obamacare was designed to keep Republicans out of the loop for as long as possible) which means that the current very low penalties for noncompliance are never going to get any higher.”

Moe Lane


This Video Reminds Me Of The Comments Section Of Politico – A Lot

The Chairborne Rangers and Keyboard Commandos there are all tough and vocal when there is a computer screen between them and the one they are insulting. That’s why I seldom read the comments there. Childish is a kind word for them.


NBC Dumping David Gregory From ‘Meet The Press’

Like American auto makers once did, the ‘Big Three’ networks have not, until recently, noticed that they have competitors. Many of those competitors are producing a superior product, too. For a while CNN was the leader in news gathering and reading. Those were the days when Ted Turner had the helm. Turner sold the network and it has been downhill ever since.

For some time now Fox News has been the leader. They have a winning strategy: Hire attractive, smart, hard-working people to collect and read the news. Then direct them to present both sides of an issue.

The ‘Big Three networks have continued with their self-delusion. They were once the biggest and the best. No longer. New management has tended left and hired progressives and tried to sell the leftist line. it’s not working. People in the United States have a healthy distrust of propaganda. It shows up in ratings. Gregory and NBC have had awful ratings. If they replace him with another zealot their ratings will continue to tank.

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David Gregory’s time on ‘Meet the Press’ is almost up

David Gregory’s time is nearly up at “Meet the Press,” sources told Page Six, and he could be replaced as moderator of the nation’s longest-running TV show soon after the November midterm elections.
While NBC News President Deborah Turness has publicly supported the embattled Gregory, there are serious concerns about the losing battle to turn around the show’s sinking ratings.
Viewership is down a whopping 43 percent compared to when Gregory ascended to the moderator’s chair in December 2008, after the death of Tim Russert. The show finished in third place behind CBS’s “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” in the second quarter of 2014.”

Read more at New York Post’s Page Six


Recommended: “Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist”

This is in American Thinker. The writer describes her early years as a leftist. She was far, far left. Then, bit by bit she realized that those around her, other leftists, were unhappy, hate-filled people who strove to destroy things, people, and institutions. Surprisingly, for her, the people she and other leftists hated were builders, not destroyers. That was the beginning of her transformation. It took a while but little by little she made an about-face. She says she voted Republican in the 2012 election.

A high-profile example of leftist invective was delivered by MSNBC’s Martin Bashir in late 2013. Bashir said, on air and in a rehearsed performance, not as part of a moment’s loss of control, something so vile about Sarah Palin that I won’t repeat it here. Extreme as it is, Bashir’s comment is fairly representative of a good percentage of what I read on left-wing websites.

I could say as much about a truly frightening phenomenon, left-wing anti-Semitism, but I’ll leave the topic to others better qualified. I can say that when I first encountered it, at a PLO fundraising party in Marin County, I felt as if I had time-traveled to pre-war Berlin.

I needed to leave the left, I realized, when I decided that I wanted to spend time with people building, cultivating, and establishing, something that they loved.”