Saturday, July 26, 2014

Russia accuses US of lying about Moscow, contributing to Ukraine's turmoil


Russia on Saturday accused the United States of contributing to the Ukraine crisis and suggested that Obama administration “lies” about Moscow’s involvement in the downed Malaysian jetliner led European nations to impose new sanctions.
The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the U.S. is conducting "an unrelenting campaign of slander against Russia, ever more relying on open lies."

The administration has said since the passenger jet carrying 298 people was downed over Ukraine July 17 that it has evidence suggesting Moscow supplied the rocketry and training to the pro-Russian military forces, or separatists, opposed to the Ukraine government and believed to be behind the deadly crash.
Ukraine residents this winter ousted pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovich and in May elected a new, pro-Western president, Petro Poroshenko. Moscow has opposed the political revolution and in March annexed the eastern Ukraine city of Crimea.
The foreign ministry said in a separate statement this weekend that the U.S. continues to push the new government into the “forceful repression” of Ukraine's Russian-speaking population.
“There is one conclusion: The Obama administration has some responsibility both for the internal conflict in Ukraine and its severe consequences,'' the ministry said.
Russia also said the new round of European sanctions, which followed ones issued July 16 by the U.S., endanger the fight against international terrorism.  
The European Union sanctions announced on Friday impose travel bans and asset freezes on 15 people, including the head of Russia's Federal Security Service and the head of the agency's department overseeing international operations and intelligence. Four members of Russia's national security council are also on the list.
The foreign ministry said the sanctions show the EU is taking "a complete turn away from joint work with Russia on international and regional security, including the fight against the spread of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism (and) organized crime."
"We are sure the decisions will be greeted enthusiastically by international terrorists," the ministry said in a statement.
Both statements follow White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest saying that Washington regards Moscow as involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, because it allegedly supplied the missile systems to the rebels and trained them on how to use them.
"We have concluded that [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and the Russians are culpable for this tragedy," Earnest said. 
The foreign ministry complained that such allegations have not been backed up with public evidence and it sneered at Earnest for saying they are backed up claims on social media.
"In other words, the Washington regime is basing its contentions on anti-Russian speculation gathered from the Internet that does not correspond to reality," the ministry said.

Federal judge rules DC ban on gun carry rights unconstitutional By Emily Miller


EMILY MILLER: Federal judge rules DC ban on gun carry rights UNCONSTITUTIONAL

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowing to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists.
Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.”
Click here to read the decision.
“We won,” Alan Gura, the lead attorney for the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News in a phone interview.  “I’m very pleased with the decision that the city can’t forbid the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right."
Gura said he expects the District to appeal this decision but added, “We’ll be happy to keep the fight going.”
The decision leaves no gray area in gun-carrying rights.
Judge Sculin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”
The court ordered the city to now allow residents from the District and other states to carry weapon within its boundaries.
Judge Scullin wrote that the court “enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of [D.C. firearms laws] unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.”
The defendants are the city government and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.
This case has dragged in the courts for five years. Gura has twice asked the federal appeals court to force Judge Scullin to issue a decision. The five plaintiffs filed in 2009, and the case was argued twice, most recently in Oct. 2012.
George Lyon, a D.C. resident and registered gun owner is one of the plaintiffs in Palmer.
“I am gratified that after a long wait our right to protect ourselves and our families has been vindicated,” Lyon, a lawyer, said Saturday.
He urged Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, and the Democrat-controlled City Council to “swiftly enact a concealed carry law that protects the rights of law abiding citizens to protect themselves.”
Gray and D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson did not respond immediately for a request for comment.

Ohio Sheriff Bills Mexico for Illegals in His Jail

FBI Warns Him Mexican Drugs Cartels Will Kill Him

Ohio Sheriff Richard Jones had a unique idea to help with the cost of illegal aliens, who had committed crimes, currently taking up space in his jail. He sent a letter to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto charging him for the cost of each illegal alien housed in his jail. In response to Jones' letter, the federal government sent him a letter stating he had violated "a treaty of like, 1790."

In an appearance on BlazeTV's "Dana," the Butler County Sheriff told Dana Loesch the details. "I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail. They came here illegally. I've not gotten any money from them, but I billed them so much. And, I'll tell you what I got in return, my life was threatened."

Jones said he got a call from the FBI saying there were three sheriffs in the country that were going to be killed by the drug cartels, and he was one of the three.

Not only did Jones write the president of Mexico, he also wrote Obama "asking and pleading with him not to bring these people here to the State of Ohio, and to secure our borders."
According to Sheriff Jones, "We've had horrendous crimes here in this community. We had a senior citizen, an elderly lady, molested by a teenager that came over from Mexico. We had another one molested – an eight year old girl. We've had drugs pouring in, more so than before the government said the borders were sealed. And we're being run over by the drug dealers coming to this community. The violence has increased, and we're a long way from the borders."
Jones indicated that Butler County spends eight to ten million dollars monthly on "free stuff," indicating it as one of the reasons these illegals come here.
Labeling this as a "terrible, terrible tragedy," Jones said, "People's lives are being threatened. It's in the state of Ohio, for crying out loud. We're not in Arizona; we're not in California."
He said the administration is "making it 'too easy'" for those who may wish to harm America to cross the border into the United States.
"They're going to walk in with backpacks. They're going to put some dirty bombs together; they're going to do something really terrible. It's just too easy," Jones said. "We don't know who they are. They don't have vaccinations. Our jails are full. They hit and run. It's totally out of control, and it's gotten worse just in the last twelve months."

Interestingly, the only treaty found signed by the United States in 1790 was the Treaty of New York made between the US and the Creek Indians.
Sheriff Jones detailed the problems in his country occurring because of illegal aliens that have settled in his community. The problems are increased crime rates resulting in increased jail population. This should not surprise anyone since these illegal aliens come from a culture that is crime ridden and criminally based. Because of the "policy" coming out of Washington, the tax-payer is left footing the bill for these criminal illegal aliens to reside in jail. It is likely these criminal illegal aliens were also recipients of social welfare programs funded by more tax-payer dollars.
Sheriff Jones seems to know more about what's going on than this administration. There is only so much money to go around. Without any type of relief on the tax-payer, there will be no funds left to support necessary services, much less any "freebies." Unlike this administration, Jones understands there is no such thing as a money tree

Obama Begging To Be Impeached Saturday, July 26, 2014


Obama wants to push the limits.
Check it out:

Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.”
“For all I know, Obama is preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas.
“He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”
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Accompanied by a WND film crew, Stockman began the evening by stopping at a massive Department of Homeland Security detention facility a mile or two north of the Mexican border, only to be encountered by seven or eight armed Border Patrol agents who approached Stockman and WND for questioning.

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 A story about the gentle arts as opposed to the art

of killing...if such can be called 'art?'

The dictionary defines crazy as mentally deranged, demented, insane, senseless; impractical and totally unsound. The question we ask in this book is- are we an insane and doomed species? That question has tormented those of us who consider such for centuries. The question keeps coming up like the proverbial message in the dark ball that floats into view answering everyman's questions. Looking at the quantity of wealth and intelligence expended in the 'business' of killing compared to those same qualities expended in saving lives and making the world a better place. I mean here in terms of human input, comparing physicians, medical professionals, artists, musicians, builders and designers; those who make our world a better place-  contrasted against those who have dedicated their lives toward designing and, building bombs, tanks, bio-weapons, WMDs including those who dedicate themselves to using these weapons.


If the philosophers can agree that saving lives is a 'moral good' while taking life is not, then the former is a  'good' while the later is clearly a 'bad.'  Perhaps, this is a simple way to define and argue that such as "good" and "bad" actually exist and are not, even in this absurd age of 'political correctness' moral ambivalence and the denial of evil, subject to logical argument and ambiguity? That is, of course, if any two philosophers can agree on anything. The skills and education required in pursuit of saving lives (both animal and human) most certainly exceeds that of those who kill for a living.  That point cannot be argued. (evidence the happy gang of fun guys right)


The money expended on designing, building, testing and using WMD's of all kinds including the vehicles to deliver them may well equal the combined costs of all medical advances.  However, an important distinction needs be pointed out. Orders and funding for killing always originate from Governments while medical advances are mostly the product of private enterprise.



Dear Friend,
Forty-five years after American innovation sent man to the moon, the VA is still processing claims on paper. The Department of Veterans Affairs was created in 1930 and has been reluctant to accept technological and administrative advancements throughout its 84 year history. The result is a backlog that makes the process of seeing a doctor a troublesome or sometimes unnavigable task for our veterans. I am committed to assisting veterans in Southeast and South-Central Missouri who truly deserve a VA that is working for them.
The failings of the antiquated VA have had real and serious consequences for far too long. Wait times of more than three months for the patriots who defend our freedoms is absolutely unacceptable. Once our veterans return home, they should never have to worry about receiving the benefits they have earned. The VA suffers from not only outdated technology, but also burdensome bureaucracy and is overdue for an upgrade.
The men and women who have made sacrifices for our freedoms deserve our immediate action. The House has moved on three key pieces of legislation to deliver relief to our veterans. I cosponsored and voted for H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act and H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act. H.R. 4031 gives the Secretary of the VA the authority to hold executives accountable for their failings. H.R. 4810 provides non-VA medical care to veterans who have experienced unacceptable wait times or have to drive more than 40 miles to a VA medical facility. These bills passed in the House, but are still waiting in conference for Senate approval.
I have also cosponsored H.R. 5131, the Act Now for Veterans Act. H.R. 5131 requires the VA to cover private care for Veterans that have to wait more than 30 days from their requested appointment with a VA provider. Our service members put so much on hold while serving our country. When they return, they shouldn't experience delays. It is important that we recognize unreasonable burdens such as long waits and eliminate these barriers for our veterans.
These bills would make targeted and real changes to the VA system, but they cannot be implemented until they are passed by the Senate and sworn into law. Any institution that has been resistant to improvement for 84 years cannot efficiently or effectively help those who rely on its services. The medical needs of our veterans are urgent, and it is our duty to expedite improvements. Our veterans will always come first and I am committed to ensuring they have access to prompt and reliable healthcare services.
Last weekend I met with the Ozark Border Electric Coop Board in Poplar Bluff. I spoke about my bill, the SCRUB Act, that will put a review process in place for intrusive and burdensome regulations from Washington.
I spoke with friends over the weekend at the Stoddard County Farm Bureau meeting in Dexter. I talked about Right to Farm on the August ballot and my efforts to fight Washington regulations.
Enjoyed visiting with Wayne Gott at the Grand Opening of the new Town and Country Bank in Ava!
Great visit with Christians United for Israel representative Carolyn Lindsley from Yukon, MO! We stand with Israel.
Enjoyed meeting with Roger and Wendy Crome from Farmington representing L.I.F.E. Center for Independent Living!
Great having these FFA members from East Prairie visiting Washington this week!
Jason Smith
Member of Congress

America’s Flight 17 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 - DO YOU REMEMBER ?


The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.

Iron Dome - How ISRAEL intercepts air-to-ground rockets from GAZA STRIP


"Iron Dome", an Anti Missile system, developed by Reffael. This high-technology system can intercepts an enemy missile targeted to hit a civilian city, or any other ground area


 Frank Sinatra sings, but wait for the clowns. And please listen to the last bit by Orson Wells.



Muslim Leaders Declare Aim Of World Domination. Rome, London, Spain, Paris, America, ISIS

Various Islamic leaders, preachers and citizens state their end goal of world domination, through the means of infiltration, immigration and violent jihadist terrorism, in order to subjugate unbelievers and consolidate their power.

Their main targets include the UK (London), North and South America, Italy (Rome), Israel (Jerusalem), France (Paris), Spain (Andalusia) which they will use as outposts for the rest of their attacks against the non muslim world.

Our leaders ignore the threats. It is up to the public to educate ourselves. You will not find these videos on the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera or Russia Today. The mainstream media are paid by Saudi and Emirati oil barons to keep this off of our television screens (e.g ). Our leaders are also complicit in covering up bribery and treachery (e.g ).

The only way the average person on the street can become educated is by researching and finding out the truth for yourself. I would suggest starting with 'Douglas Murray', 'Anne Marie Waters' and 'Mark Steyn' then working your way from there.

Remember, Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Friday, July 25, 2014



IRS to Monitor Sermons as Part of Settlement with Atheists By Tim Brown


The Internal Revenue Service settled a lawsuit brought by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The 2012 lawsuit was settled after the IRS agreed to monitor what is said in houses of worship, something that is a clear violation of the First Amendment, since no law can be written by Congress to this effect. Therefore, the "unconstitutional" IRS has gone way beyond what the federal Constitution allows.
Lifesitenews reports:
The Wisconsin group brought the lawsuit because it said the IRS was ignoring complaints about churches violating their tax-exempt statuses. Specifically, FFRF said many churches promote political issues, legislation, and/or candidates from the pulpit in violation of the 1954 Johnson Amendment, which requires that non-profits not endorse candidates.
According to FFRF, the IRS has not followed a 2009 ruling requiring it to hire someone to keep an eye on church politicking. The IRS says it hasn't ignored the ruling, but merely failed to follow it.
The government has put a moratorium on the IRS' investigations of tax-exempt organizations after the scandal that broke in 2013 over its targeting of pro-life, pro-family, and Tea Party groups. FFRF says that even though the IRS will not enforce the agreement because of the moratorium, they can still bring the lawsuit again if needed after the moratorium is lifted.
"This is a victory, and we're pleased with this development in which the IRS has proved to our satisfaction that it now has in place a protocol to enforce its own anti-electioneering provisions," said FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor in a press release.
"Of course, we have the complication of a moratorium currently in place on any IRS investigations of any tax-exempt entities, church or otherwise, due to the congressional probe of the IRS," she added. "FFRF could refile the suit if anti-electioneering provisions are not enforced in the future against rogue political churches."
The press release went on to state:
The IRS has now resolved the signature authority issue necessary to initiate church examinations. The IRS also has adopted procedures for reviewing, evaluating and determining whether to initiate church investigations. While the IRS retains "prosecutorial" discretion with regard to any individual case, the IRS no longer has a blanket policy or practice of non-enforcement of political activity restrictions as to churches.
In addition to FFRF's lawsuit, IRS enforcement procedures with respect to political activity by tax-exempt organizations have been the subject of intense scrutiny by Congress. As a result, the IRS is reviewing and implementing safeguards to ensure evenhanded enforcement across the board with respect to all tax-exempt organizations.
Until that process is completed, the IRS has suspended all examinations of tax-exempt organizations for alleged political activities. The current suspension, however, is not limited to church tax inquiries.
If you recall there was an outcry for "Pulpit Freedom Suday" back in 2012, as the left didn't mind being political in Black Churches to advance its agenda, but God forbid that Churches that are truly biblical in their worldview speak out against the evils of political parties and issues of the day, something that would have been foreign to our forefathers.
According to FFRF, "Pulpit Freedom Sunday ... has become an annual occasion for churches to violate the law with impunity. The IRS, meanwhile, admittedly was not enforcing the restrictions against churches."

Why Workfare Works Better than Welfare by David L. Goetsch

 by David L. Goetsch

In the run-up to his campaign for a second term, President Clinton was feeling the heat from Newt Gingrich and the Republican majority in Congress. In response to that heat, he ignored the recommendations of his most liberal advisors and went along with a revision to welfare that required a work component. 
This new approach to welfare was quickly dubbed “workfare.” In broad terms it worked like this: to receive any form of welfare stipend, applicants had to perform some type of work. Most of the work was in the form of community service, but the kind of work done was not the issue. The goal of workfare was to break the cycle of welfare so that one generation no longer handed it down to the next as an acceptable way of life—the biggest problem with welfare. The theory behind workfare was that it would: 1) eliminate the mystery and fear of working and show people they could perform in the workplace, 2) open doors to employment for welfare recipients allowing them to take the first step toward becoming self-supporting, 3) allow recipients to develop employability skills and a history of working, and 4) weed out those collecting welfare because they are too lazy to work. Even faster than its strongest proponents thought possible, workfare began to achieve all four of these goals. In addition, workfare had the added benefit of raising the self-esteem of welfare recipients while giving taxpayers some small return on their money. As a result, the number of people on the welfare rolls began to decline sharply.
All of this occurred back when American presidents and members of Congress still believed getting off of welfare was a good thing. Now we have a president and liberal members of Congress who do everything in their power to keep people on welfare and to increase their number—something they have been all too successful at doing. The first thing President Obama did to increase the number of people on welfare was eliminate the work component. By executive fiat he declared that workfare was dead. He saw the work component as an impediment to people signing up for welfare, and that was a problem in his eyes. After all, part of his grand scheme for keeping power in the hands of Democrats is to get as many people as possible addicted to government handouts so they will vote for the party that provides the most handouts. That party, of course, will always be the Democrats.
So this is what welfare has become in America: a way for Democrats to buy votes using the federal treasury to finance their nefarious schemes. Although ill-advised from the outset, welfare was originally viewed—even by Democrats—as a temporary safety net for people living in poverty. However, as handout programs invariably do, it quickly morphed into a way of life—not just for those who could not find employment but also for those who had no desire to work. The unofficial motto of those seeking welfare soon became, “Why should I work when the government will take care of me?”
Not surprisingly, the number of people collecting welfare has increased rapidly under President Obama; a fact that pleased liberals and the government bureaucrats who administered the program. Liberals soon began to view welfare recipients as votes they could depend on and the bureaucrats who administer the various welfare programs began to view them as job security. That left only conservatives and libertarians to worry that welfare was: 1) sapping the federal budget, 2) replacing the work ethic with an entitlement mentality, and 3) encouraging sloth in able-bodied but lazy individuals who were too proud to work but not too proud to accept handouts.
Workfare certainly had its problems, but even at its worst it was better than welfare as it is operated now. In its current state, welfare encourages irresponsibility, entitlement, sloth, and fraud. What is even worse is that these negative characteristics don’t stop with the current generation. Rather, they are passed from one generation to the next and the cycle of welfare is perpetuated. Just as families with parents who are college graduates tend to raise children who, in turn, become college graduates, welfare recipients tend to raise children who, in turn, become welfare recipients. Rarely does the apple fall far from the tree at either end of the socio-economic spectrum. This is why workfare, even at its worst, is still better than welfare at its best.
Workfare tends to reduce the welfare rolls by helping people become self-supporting, self-respecting citizens. It also reduces the rolls by discouraging slothful individuals who apply for assistance because they are too lazy to work. Both of these things are good and desirable, unless, of course, you happen to be a Democrat whose goal is to herd compliant entitlement addicts to the nearest polling place every two years. Democrats like President Obama who purposefully increase the welfare rolls for no other reason than their own job security are unworthy of the offices they hold. They do a disservice to the people who collect welfare and an even bigger disservice to those who pay for it.

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Busted: Obamacare Architect Caught in Epic Lie: LIE-O ,SPEAK-O, TYPE-O, CRAP-O


Busted: Obamacare Architect Caught in Epic Lie, Confirming Opponents' Argument

BY: Guy Benson

When a DC Circuit Court of Appeals panel released its Obamacare-related decision earlier this week, the Left's self-appointed "wonk" class kicked into damage control overdrive. The three-judge panel ruled that the 'Affordable' Care Act's explicit language proscribed the distribution of subsidies to anyone who did not enroll through state-based marketplaces. The fallout of this decision, if it's upheld down the line, is that consumers in the 36 states served by the federal exchange are ineligible to receive taxpayer-supported tax credits to offset the law's high premiums. This outcome would wreak havoc on the law's sustainability. 
 Obamacare's text couldn't be clearer on this particular point, as even the Fourth Circuit Court, which reached the opposite ultimate conclusion, admitted; the limitation in question appears repeatedly in the legislative language. Many Obamacare supporters have insisted that this was an oversight. A drafting error. A typo. And conservatives raising this point are off their rockers, they sneer. One of the most influential players in this dispute is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who is considered by many to be the architect of the law, and who told the New York Times, "I know more about this law than any other economist." He's filed amicus briefs in the relevant cases confirming liberals' assertions that it was never anyone's intention that only state-based exchange enrollees are eligible for taxpayer subsidies. Arguments to the contrary, he's said, are "screwy," "nutty," "stupid," and "desperate." In case he wasn't making himself clear, Gruber appeared on MSNBC this week and said this:

“Literally every single person involved in the crafting of this law has said that it`s a typo, that they had no intention of excluding the 'federal' states.”

Literally. He went on to decry suggestions to the contrary as "criminal." QED, right? Let's go to the video tape. Here's Gruber, who "knows more about this law than any other economist," explaining how the law he helped write and promote in 2012. The clip begins with his recent answer transcribed above, followed by his 2012 analysis:


"If you're a state and you don't set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits." He affirmed conservatives' argument in 2012 by sharing his own expertise about the law as it's written. Then, when his own explanation became politically problematic, he reversed positions, shamelessly arguing that "literally" nobody had ever intended to make the case that he himself had explicitly laid out. Who's the "criminal," again? The Left, gobsmacked by this discovery, cast about for answers, and Gruber gave them one this morning. It was comically pathetic:

I honestly don’t remember why I said that. I was speaking off-the-cuff. It was just a mistake. People make mistakes. Congress made a mistake drafting the law and I made a mistake talking about it...My subsequent statement was just a speak-o—you know, like a typo.

A "speak-o." That's a new one. He was just confused, you guys. He accidentally said the wrong thing. He was "speaking off the cuff." People make mistakes. But do they make "off the cuff speak-o mistakes" repeatedly, and in prepared remarks? Additional audio from a separate 2012 Gruber speech has surfaced:

"Finally, the third risk, and the one folks aren't talking about, which may be most important of all, is the role of the states...Will people understand that gee, if your governor doesn't set up an exchange, you're losing hundreds of millions of dollars of tax credits to be delivered to your citizens."

Not only did he offer this analysis at least twice, he emphasized the subsidy "risk" as an under-reported, highly important point. This man is a liar. And one of his prominent defenders has also admitted on tape that misleading the public about Obamacare's contents is justified in order to "win." Prominent Democrats agreed. For the humiliated Left, Gruber has gone from the gold standard witness on this question to an afterthought. Goalposts, shifted:

Aside from Sen. Max Baucus' remarks and concerns raised by Texas Democrats about their state rejecting the exchange, this is the best answer to that challenge:

Yep. It was in the bill, for which hundreds of Democrats voted. The House version included broader verbiage, but once Scott Brown got elected, Democrats didn't have the votes to revise their legislation. They had to embrace the Senate-passed bill, which specifically barred subsidies for consumers in states that hadn't set up their own marketplaces. One last point: Philip Klein worries that if the court's decision holds, it will create headaches for Republican governors who will come under intense pressure to set up Obamacare exchanges. You're heartlessly taking away people's healthcare! Ramesh Ponnuru isn't so sure that the politics would cut that way. Democrats are solely responsible for the mess they've made, and bitter attempts to blame Republicans for the law's myriad failures have thus far fallen flat.

The CIA’s Global Torture Operations:

After pledging to run the most transparent administration in history, President Obama is blocking the release of RECENT detainee abuse photos.
The Pentagon admits to 34 deaths caused by torture, we have counted over 100. Pentagon admits to holding 8 children ages 12-17 at Gitmo, we count 21.

 Disclosure under Barack Obama, the Most Secretive President in U.S. History

By Joachim Hagopian

Journalist Mai Bei, (Yahoo News) is reminding America of its recent dark past vis-à-vis that longtime rogue agency the CIAs global torture operations during that rogue regime of the Bush administration.
The plot thickens with the Senate Intelligence Committee strongly in favor of declassifying its five years in the making, 6,700 page report bringing to light in graphic criminal detail the plethora of Geneva Convention and international law violations committed by overzealous CIA henchmen in their quest to torture information out of thousands of detainees the world over fighting Americas so called war on terror. Todays article attempts to create high drama Washington-style by hyping up anticipation of an executive-legislative showdown between how much of the CIAs dastardly deeds should be disclosed to the waiting American public.
Pressure is mounting on our current beleaguered president known for his disastrous foreign policy on the heels of the exact same disastrous foreign policy launched by the war criminal neocons before him.As a recent backdrop leading to this latest theatrical release of government-gone-bad is the back and forth sniping charges between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA, both accusing the other of illegal spying.
Committee Chair Diane Feinstein (D-CA) had long been cozy with protecting CIA secrecy and criminality right until she learned that Director John Brennans CIA was busily violating her committees privacy. She had no problem with the American publics privacy constantly violated in act after unconstitutional act or for that matter any world citizens right to life being destroyed in the name of national security. But her ire was hypocritically provoked when the CIA no doubt got up too close and personal on her naked body politic and she did not like it one bit.
Then lest we forget we had President Obama campaigning on the promise once Bush was gone to be the most open, honest and transparent presidency in US history. What does he do? He proceeds to become the most secretive president in US history, racking up more cover-up scandals, more charges of espionage, more press harassment and more denials of Freedom of Information Act requests than all previous presidents combined! A Time Magazine article earlier this year noted:
The administration cited national security concerns a record 8,496 times as an excuse for withholding information from the public, a 57% increase from the year before.Barrack Obama has given a whole new meaning to the expression double-speak, raising it to rarefied heights even his court jesting predecessor filled with his bumbling rendition of boldface lies and deception could never outdo. The man that raised not just Americas hopes but the entire world has the record of a proven imposter and fraudulent traitor to the American people. But then his oligarch puppet masters are not just pulling his strings but all three treasonous branches of government as well. The joke of a corrupt and oligarch owned two party system lining its greedy pockets with the three ring circus of shadowy, shady lobbyists, Congress and think tank provocateurs, slithering amorally in and out of public life all to ensure that their puppet masters are fully obeyed and loyalty to them at all cost is maintained. The ideological dogma-quagmire of Republicans versus Democrats buffoonery is mere slight of hand, carefully orchestrated design. Meanwhile, the cherry picked judicial branch from the Supreme Court on down ensures every key decision pays homage to their masters as well.
So with everything so stacked against the lowly public citizens whose Constitution they lied under oath to protect, every branch of US government holds Americans in bold, in-our-face contempt. Why is there even a question being raised by a mainstream press insider about disclosure of criminal CIA behavior when even a half awake public already knows the score – secrecy in the name of national security rules the world. Theft in the name of national security rules the world. And death and destruction all around the world in the name of American Empire security.
The pretense of intergovernmental conflict over throwing a bone of reality to a truth-starved public is an affront to Americans intelligence. And even more insulting is the implicit reasoning that would have us citizens concluding that just because illicit torture never even worked as far as providing any relevant or useful information that helped the US win its war on terror, the biggest lie is asserting that torture because it was so against the law no longer is even happening just because our President says so.
Then this so called issue of invoking Senate Resolution 400 passed in 1976 creating the Senate Intel Committee has only been feebly threatened in the past to finagle grandstanding leverage against former presidents to nudge them a little closer toward honesty with the public. But not once has this little known provision been formally used and implemented to out a president on any real full and honest disclosure. It afforded the Senate the power to declassify information without the president’s approval. Though the stage is being set to send mainstream media into fulltime speculation spin, with such statements from todays article as:
If the president didn’t object in writing within five days, the full Senate would then weigh the report in closed session and vote on whether to unilaterally declassify it.But of course full declassification is precisely what is always avoided at all cost. Beyond the veneer of superficial appearance, the executive and legislative branches have always covertly worked their shady backroom deals out privately amongst themselves, far removed from the public eye of awareness, much less accountability, and thats of course how it will stay. Again Bais article makes reference that Obama will most likely reveal his heavily censored version of a generalized, ultra-brief summary that the CIA during the neocon regime engaged in some distasteful behaviors, slipping it by Americans busily tanning themselves at the beach this summer. What is most certain is Obamas loyal deference to more secrecy in the name of national security ad nauseum.
And as such, those 6700 pages of colorful twisted accounts of such criminal barbarism as water boarding victims to death by drowning, ripping out their fingernails, electrocuting their gonads, those kind of unsavory details will in good taste be conveniently omitted. One more sure thing prediction to come out of all this when our psychopathic president does finally go through the motions of public disclosure. He will promise (which in double-speak means lie) that no US agency now resorts to such inhumane internationally outlawed practices of torture under his clean-cut watch.
Please Mr. President, spare us, for we know better. You are enshrouded in deceit up to your ears, and so is your entire government enshrouded in deceit as the American public is on to you like never before.
So as the apartheid US Empire allows its apartheid Israeli ally to genocide Palestinians in Gaza while trumping up another false flag with Putin and his east Ukrainian cronies downing that Malaysian flight, we are all reminded of the false flag evoked nearly a year ago when you Mr. President and your three blind henchman Kerry, Hagel and Dempsey fell on your faces trying to convince the world that Syrias Assad launched that gas attack in the Damascus suburb.
We saw through your lies then and will see through them again. You have no credibility left with the American public, much less the world. Your ploy to obediently ignite World War III per oligarch order to get to Iran through Syria on your way past Russia and China is the only thing transparent about your presidency.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled Dont Let The Bastards Getcha Down. It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing.
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