Sunday, July 27, 2014

Democrat Rep. to Republican Colleagues: ‘You Don’t Have a Right to Know Everything’ Going on in Government



Speaking during a Congressional hearing Friday on the White House decision to ignore a House subpoena of David Simas, Obama’s director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, Norton admonished her Republican colleagues with the following statement: - IJ Review
“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend.

That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government.”
Aside from the fact that this administration promised to be (and claims that it is) the “most transparent administration in history,” Norton is telling the Congressional Oversight Committee – whose very charge is overseeing the Executive Branch of the Federal Government – that it doesn’t have a right to do so....

CNN POLL: Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. - The WEEK

That's just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent. That's an even larger spread than CNN found in November, when a survey had Romney winning a redo 49 percent to 45 percent....

Also in the CNN survey, a record-low 46 percent say Obama "shares [their] values," while only 49 percent say he is "sincere in what he says," also a record-low. - - Jon Terbush

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Hamas Terror Tunnels: What did the UN know and when did they know it?

link - Roger L. Simon/PJMedia

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Plea to America: Melt Congressional Phones, Kill Executive Amnesty...

link - via DRUDGE

Obama Readying 'Very Significant' Executive Action On Immigration - Christian Science Monitor
Unilateral grant of 'work authorization' - TIME
Gutierrez: Amnesty for 5 million - Andrew Johnson/National Review
Sessions: Will 'end immigration enforcement' - Weekly Standard
The Obama administration is preparing to effectively "nullify" the immigration laws of the United States through an executive action, says one Republican senator. As Time reported Thursday, President Obama appears prepared to provide millions of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. work authorization via executive orders:
When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry broad political consequences.

The activists met privately with the President and his aides June 30 at the White House, and say in that meeting Obama suggested he will act before the November midterm elections....
Plea to America: Melt Congressional Phones, Kill Executive Amnesty - BREITBART

Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped.

“The American people have begged and pleaded for years for our laws to be enforced,” Sessions said in his statement. “We have people in our own country living in violence, fear and poverty every single day. They have demanded an immigration policy that puts their jobs, wages and communities first. Every citizen should pick up the phone and ask of their congressional representative: where do you stand?”

Sessions said that it would be wrong for any member of the House or Senate to support any border crisis bill that doesn’t end DACA and block the president from expanding it.

“No Member—House or Senate, Democrat of Republican—should support any bill with respect to the border crisis that does not include language explicitly prohibiting the Administration from taking such action,” Sessions said. “Congress must foreclose any possibility of these unlawful executive actions before congressional funding is granted. This is an essential precondition.”

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The armed women have reportedly detained and whipped individuals for wearing veils that are too thin, wearing hair clips under veils, walking alone and exposing too much of their face

ISIL creates all-female brigade to terrorize women into following Sharia law - Washington Times

New IRS Form Proves President Fibbed About Individual Mandate Tax...

On Thursday the IRS released a slew of draft 2014 tax forms. The new draft Form 1040 shows a new surtax line has been created for the payment of the individual mandate surtax – see line 61 of the 1040

President Obama has repeatedly denied that the surtax is in fact actually a tax. The most prominent example was a heated exchange on ABC’s This Week in Sept. 2009, when George Stephanopoulos confronted Obama with a dictionary...



◼ ANDVIDEO: Obamacare architect admits subsidies limited to state-run exchanges...Democrats try to deny - Reason

Earlier this week, a three-judge panel in the D.C. Circuit Court ruled that, contrary to the Obama administration’s implementation and an Internal Revenue Service rule, Obamacare’s subsidies for private health insurance were limited to state-run health exchanges.

The reasoning for this ruling was simple: That’s what the law says. The section dealing with the creation of state exchanges and the provision of subsidies states, quite clearly, that subsidies are only available in exchanges "established by a State," which the law expressly defines as the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

Obamacare’s defenders have responded by saying that this is obviously ridiculous. It doesn’t make any sense in the larger context of the law, and what’s more, no one who supported the law or voted for it ever talked about this. It’s a theory concocted entirely by the law’s opponents, the health law's backers argue, and never once mentioned by people who crafted or backed the law....

Friday, July 25, 2014

4 Ways the Fourth Amendment Won't Protect You Anymore

At the border, online, at the doctor’s office, you’re no longer protected from unreasonable search and seizures. - Peter Van Buren/Mother Jones

Here's a bit of history from another America: the Bill of Rights was designed to protect the people from their government. If the First Amendment's right to speak out publicly was the people's wall of security, then the Fourth Amendment's right to privacy was its buttress. It was once thought that the government should neither be able to stop citizens from speaking nor peer into their lives. Think of that as the essence of the Constitutional era that ended when those towers came down on September 11, 2001. Consider how privacy worked before 9/11 and how it works now in Post-Constitutional America....

While the NSA's electronic basket of violations of the Fourth Amendment were, pre-Snowden, meant to take place in utter secrecy, here's a violation that sits in broad daylight: since 2002, my doctor can disclose my medical records to the NSA without my permission or knowledge. So can yours.

Congress passed the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) in 1996 "to assure that individuals' health information is properly protected." You likely signed a HIPPA agreement at your doctor's office, granting access to your records. However, Congress quietly amended the HIPPA Act in 2002 to permit disclosure of those records for national security purposes. Specifically, the new version of this "privacy law" states: "We may also disclose your PHI [Personal Health Information] to authorized federal officials as necessary for national security and intelligence activities." The text is embedded deep in your health care provider's documentation. Look for it.

How does this work? We don't know. Do the NSA or other agencies have ongoing access to the medical records of all Americans? Do they have to request specific ones? Do doctors have any choice in whose records to forward under what conditions? No one knows. My HMO, after much transferring of my calls, would ultimately only refer me back to the HIPPA text with a promise that they follow the law.

The Snowden revelations are often dismissed by people who wonder what they have to hide. (Who cares if the NSA sees my cute cat videos?) That's why health-care spying stands out. How much more invasive could it be than for your government to have unfettered access to such a potentially personal and private part of your life—something, by the way, that couldn't have less to do with American "security" or combating terrorism.

Our health-care providers, in direct confrontation with the Fourth Amendment, are now part of the metastasizing national security state. You're right to be afraid, but for goodness sake, don't discuss your fears with your doctor....

In nearly all demographic categories — age, income, education, etc. — more people say they are worse off because of Obamacare than say they are better off.

Survey: Fewer than 1 in 5 better off because of Obamacare; many more worse off - Byron York/Washington Examiner

Israel's U.S. Ambassador appears on CNN - destroys CNN's biased reporting



CNN's rampant, inarguable bias is nothing new....Its roots are far left and, if there's one thing the far left can't stand, it's Israel. - Cain TV

Unfortunately, when your guest is Ron Dermer, that tends to blow up in your face. Dermer is the Israeli ambassador to the United States, and he didn't feel like letting CNN's bias slide during a recent appearance. Instead of doing the usual news-guest dance, he ripped into the network's unwillingness to report the facts.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pope Francis met privately Thursday with Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to renounce her faith, blessing the woman after she was flown to Italy on an Italian government jet.

Some good news for a change... - FOX

Obamacare architect caught LYING about subsidy ‘typo’ on MSNBC

It’s just a typo! Got it? - The Right Scoop

Well that’s not entirely true...

See, these people will lie right to your face and not even blink. And that is evil.

Forecast gives GOP 86 percent chance of taking over senate

link - Human Events

Looks like 2014 is going to be a good year

Now, donor fatigue is plaguing Obama fundraisers

Dem donors demand discount for Obama dinners? - HotAir

President Obama has gone on a three-day fundraising tour in the midst of crisis, which has drawn sharp criticism over White House priorities — especially since the Obamas will take a 15-day vacation in just a couple of weeks, too. The White House ducked the criticism but ended up encouraging even more of it from the press, which itlocked out of the events....

How to Invent a Person Online

Is it possible to be truly anonymous in the digital world? - Curtis Wallen/The Atlantic

...When I got home, 10 bitcoin were there waiting for me in my virtual wallet, stored on an encrypted flash drive. I made the necessary contacts and ordered a counterfeit driver’s license, a student ID, a boating license, car insurance, an American Indian tribal citizenship card, a social security card scan (real social security cards were a bit out of my budget), and a cable bill for proof of residency. The final bill came out to just over 7 bitcoin, roughly $400 at the time.

As I waited for my pile of documents, I began crafting Aaron’s online presence....

For those of us who feel confident that we have nothing to hide, the future of Internet security might not seem like a major concern. But we underestimate the many ways in which our online identities can be manipulated. A recent study used Facebook as a testing ground to determine if the company could influence a user’s emotional disposition by altering the content of her or his News Feed. For a week in January 2012, reseachers subjected 689,003 unknowing users to this psychological experiment, showing happier-than-usual messages to some people and sadder-than-usual messages to others. They concluded that they had “experimental evidence for massive-scale contagion via social networks” because users responded by publishing more positive or negative posts of their own, depending on what they saw in their own feeds....

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ISLAMIC STATE SAYS MANNEQUINS MUST WEAR VEILS, CHRISTIANS MUST CONVERT, FLEE OR DIE



link - BREITBART

ISIS expelled all Christians from the historic city over the weekend after the people were told to convert to Islam, pay a tax, or die. The majority of Christians left with only the clothes on their back, and ISIS marked homes with an “N” for Nazarene. ISIS is also cutting off water supplies to Christian and Kurd communities they do not control.
“This is ethnic cleansing, but nobody is speaking up,” said Yonadam Kanna, Iraq’s most prominent Christian politician. “It is the first time in our history that something like this has happened. Muslims and Christians used to live together.”