Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HEROES OF BENGHAZI AGREE: House Intel Report a "Pile of Crap"

By Investor's Business Daily

Scandal: The Benghazi annex security team that fought on the building's rooftop to save its lives and those of others begs to differ with the House Intelligence Committee claim that there was no stand-down order.

To say that Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three CIA contractors who on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, battled with terrorists from the roof of the CIA's Benghazi annex building, do not agree with conclusions of the House Intelligence Committee report released Friday is putting it mildly. In a tweet, Paronto called the report "a pile of crap."

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham was equally eloquent during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," agreeing the report was "full of crap."

"I know Benghazi pretty well," he said Sunday. "I don't think that the report is accurate."

Neither do we, for it flies in the face of testimony from the three CIA operators and Gregory Hicks, U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya, who were on the ground in Libya on that fateful night.

The report by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said the committee "found no evidence that there was either a stand-down order or a denial of available air support." Yet Paronto and his teammates who were there tell a quite different story.

OUR BELOVED IRS: Prisoners file $1 billion in bogus tax returns

By M.D. Kittle


Inmates and their accomplices filed $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns in 2012, a six-fold increase from 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service’s auditor.

The audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration discovered the IRS has yet to comply with previous recommendations to shore up fraudulent activities so costly to taxpayers.

“Refund fraud associated with prisoner Social Security Numbers remains a significant problem for tax administration,” the report states. “The number of fraudulent tax returns filed using a prisoner’s Social Security Number that were identified by the IRS increased from more than 37,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2007 to more than 137,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2012.”

The dollar amount involved jumped from $166 million to $1 billion in fraudulent returns to inmates.

TIGTA found the IRS hasn’t yet shared fraudulent prisoner tax return information with federal or state prison officials. The auditor found the required annual prisoner fraud reports to Congress haven’t been delivered in a timely fashion and that reports do not address all aspects of prisoner fraud.

REVCOM.US: The Message is in the Signs

Lee writes:

The message is in the signs, which are basically advertising.

Study the photos of demonstrations in Ferguson, and about Ferguson across the U.S. and it becomes clear who is driving the new civil rights movement.


REVCOM.US is just one of a multitude of alleged players. But then, the question really is: Who’s paying for the signage, and how are the signs being distributed.


The MSM is not asking that question.


Of course not, Lee. The media actively foments violence. It's "newsworthy", after all.


Larwyn's Linx: How Long Must A Long Train Of Abuses Be?

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Nation

How Long Must A Long Train Of Abuses Be?: Camp of the Saints
A Legacy of Liberalism: Thomas Sowell
Exit Hagel: AmInt

Firefighters Getting Shot Putting Out Fires in Ferguson: GotNews
Obama: Anger at Ferguson Decision ‘an Understandable Reaction’: TeaParty
Darren Wilson issues statement: Daily Mail

Bachmann Calls for Showdown With Obama’s RINO Amnesty Enablers: MB
Beware of our Betters: Thomas Sowell
2014 and Republican Morale: Dan McLaughlin

National Guard Assume Command in Ferguson: GotNews
Police Office Shot in St. Louis: WZ
Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision: PoliceOne

Economy

California Teachers Suing Their Union Over Dues, Politics: CI
Bad News Continues to Roll In for Obamacare Nightmare: RWN
Most taxpayers in the ‘Fortunate 400′ are only there for one year: Mark J. Perry

Scandal Central

DHS misplaced 12,000 FOIA requests and forgot they existed: RedAlert
Cruz: All Presidential Nominees Should Be Blocked Until Obama Rescinds His Amnesty: WZ
Obama Administration Isn’t Done With Darren Wilson Yet: Charles Roberts

Media

Obama on Ferguson: ‘Communities of Color Aren’t Just Making These Problems Up’: PJM
10 Of The Most Disturbing Pictures And Videos From The Ferguson Rioting Last Night: RWN
New York Daily News front page: Killer cop goes free: FAM

20 Ways Media Completely Misread Congress’ Weak-Sauce Benghazi Report: Federalist
‘60 Minutes’: Disaster Looms, U.S. Must Raise Taxes by ‘Hundreds of Billions’: MRC
WaPo Policy Editor Feels Need to Fact-Check SNL's 'Executive Action' Comedy Skit: Tom Blumer

MSNBC Anchor Chased Off Air By Gunfire: Breitbart
CNN Sara Sidner hit in head by rock reporting live in Ferguson: FAM
Watch CNN hosts get teargassed after almost being run over by protesters : Scoop

World

New York Times Changes Its Story Deleting The Most Remarkable Thing About Chuck Hagel’s Firing: RS
After Obama Gives Illegals Amnesty, Mexico Wants to Charge US Citizens for Daring to Visit: RWN
Bubonic Plague Kills 40 in Madagascar: Breitbart

Obama Out To Fire Every Honest Man in His Administration: Jawa Report
Hagel Unchained: Departing Defense Secretary Fires Parting Shots in Interview Last Week: Bryan Preston
While We Were Distracted by Hagel Debacle, Iran Nuke Talks Were Punted to Next Summer: Stephen Kruiser

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

How the US patent system is strangling US innovation: James Pethokoukis
Newly Revealed Cyber Espionage Attack 'More Complex' Than Stuxnet, Flame: Dark Reading
Northern Lights Photos: Amazing Aurora Views of 2014: Space

Cornucopia

“We wanted to do something to honor the president...”: Norman Hooben
“New Car Smell” or “Smells BeGone”– Cast Your Vote(s): MOTUS
Investigation: Gruesome text messages reveal events leading up to O.C. woman's killing: OCR

Image: Thugs in Ferguson burn American flags
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QOTD: "Nearly a hundred years of the supposed “legacy of slavery” found most black children being raised in two-parent families in 1960. But thirty years after the liberal welfare state found the great majority of black children being raised by a single parent.

The murder rate among blacks in 1960 was one-half of what it became 20 years later, after a legacy of liberals’ law-enforcement policies. Public-housing projects in the first half of the 20th century were clean, safe places, where people slept outside on hot summer nights, when they were too poor to afford air conditioning. That was before admissions standards for public-housing projects were lowered or abandoned, in the euphoria of liberal non-judgmental notions. And it was before the toxic message of victimhood was spread by liberals." --Thomas Sowell

Monday, November 24, 2014

Yesterday's 60 Minutes Report on America's Infrastructure Was a Complete and Utter Scam

By Jim Quinn

I rarely if ever watch 60 Minutes, as they have been kissing Obama’s ass since before he was elected in 2008. They are part of the left wing media and are now a joke when it comes to investigative journalism. Last night it came on after the football game I was watching and the opening story was about the infrastructure crisis in this country. I thought I’d give it a chance. After five minutes of propaganda, mistruths, false story lines and interviewing an ultimate insider hack lobbyist for corporate America, I turned on a more realistic truth telling show – The Simpsons.

Every time a politician or media pundit opens their mouth about infrastructure you know they are lying. Democrats and Republicans are equally guilty of misleading the public about this issue. They know the sheep aren’t paying attention and will believe their bullshit. The mantra is always the same. We’ve neglected our roads and bridges and now they are dangerous. The Federal government must do something about this crisis. They need more money. Somehow we managed to not spend any money on our highways for the last 30 years. The politicians and the media insist we need a trillion dollar infrastructure plan to save our highways and bridges. Amazingly, these politicians and media outlets are supported by contributions and advertising revenue from the corporations who would benefit from a massive infrastructure bill.

The reason our roads suck isn’t because there isn’t ENOUGH money. It’s because politicians chose other things to spend OUR money on. Here is the deal. The states spend in excess of $200 billion per year on their highways. The Feds spend another $50 billion of your money on roads. Most of these funds are extracted from your pocket through gasoline taxes and tolls at the State and Federal level. How come $250 billion per year isn’t enough? The Keynesian morons like Krugman and Larry Summers are sure a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan paid for with your money will stimulate the economy and save America. If I recall, the $800 billion Obama porkulus infrastructure program was about shovel ready jobs. How did that work out? The fact is the federal government is only responsible for 140 thousand miles of road or 3.4%, largely roads in national parks, military bases and Indian reservations.

Roads are a State and local issue. Local governments are responsible for maintaining and improving 3.17 million miles of road or 77.5% of the total. State highway agencies are responsible for 780 thousand miles of road, or 19.1%.

Obama is not doing enough to wreck the country

By Lawrence Sellin

There are self-appointed mouthpieces for the illegal immigrant community, who have complained that Barack Obama did not go far enough with his executive order delaying deportation of new Democratic voters prior to the next Presidential election.

I agree.

I believe that the economy can potentially absorb five million additional gardeners and nannies. The challenge will be to create a corresponding number of rich young liberals to hire them.

I was relieved to hear that California Governor Edmund Gerald "Jerry" "Moonbeam" Brown, Jr., who has welcomed all five million amnesty recipients to his state, has proposed a new Middle Class tax that will subsidize wealthy left-wing yuppies to bridge the gap between a livable wage for illegal immigrants and that which liberals are willing to pay them. Brown sees this as a first step in his campaign to become the Democratic Party's candidate for President of Mexico in 2016.

Although I was concerned that Republicans might actually do something to block Obama's unprecedented usurpation of power, I was comforted to learn that the party of decalcified spinal columns has already excluded every possible course of action that might thwart additional attempts to undermine the Constitution and delay Obama's nationwide plan to create a North Korean version of Detroit.

While Republicans have the luxury of only needing to lie to conservatives, the Obama Administration and its mainstream media propaganda team have raised lying to an art form not seen since the demise of the Soviet Union.

CONFIRMED: Eric Holder's Rogue DOJ Targeted CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

By Investor's Business Daily

Corruption: Smoking-gun emails show how the administration sought to derail a CBS reporter's investigation of its "gun-waking" operation — a reporter whose computers were mysteriously and mercilessly hacked.

Fast and Furious, along with Benghazi, is one of the two "phony" administration scandals that produced body bags, and former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is responsible for much of the truth-telling about both. That fact is enough to put her high atop the administration's enemies list.

Attkisson, a casualty of liberal media bias, resigned from CBS in March after a series of clashes between her and her bosses over her exposes of administration wrongdoing and its subsequent cover-ups. An email thread obtained by government watchdog Judicial Watch show just how upset Eric Holder's Justice Department and the White House were over Attkisson's reporting and how hard they tried to undermine her.

The email thread's topic was concern over news reports linking Holder directly to the Fast and Furious program that had resulted in the deaths of agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata at the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The killers used weapons funneled south of the border under the administration's program.

Larwyn's Linx: Amnesty for Unamerica

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Nation

Amnesty for Unamerica: Daniel Greenfield
Obama Greeted In Vegas With Chants of 'Worst President Ever': TR
Ted Cruz: Obama ‘counterfeiting immigration papers’: Lucy McCalmont

Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Amnesty: Breitbart
Ted Cruz lays out plan to stop Obama’s illegal executive amnesty: Scoop
Memo From Middle America: VDARE

Explaining Away Obama: Victor Davis Hanson
A Magic Pen and an Empty Suit: Derek Hunter
Texas politicians plotting immigration retaliation against Obama: Post

Private Military Contractors to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson: Vice
Congressional Black Caucus Leader Threatens Ferguson Grand Jury: GotNews
U.S. Prisons Churning Out Thousands Of Radicalized Inmates: Joy Brighton

Economy

Economics Profs Claim 90% Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich: CI
Delta Airlines Supports Obama's Illegal Amnesty: WZ
Flood Of Illegal Aliens Pour Into NYC Public Schools: WZ

Scandal Central

And another thing about that Benghazi report…: Noah Rothman
Homeschooling Parents Pepper-Sprayed and Tasered in Front of Kids: MB
The Motives Behind The November Rogers/Ruppersberger “House Intelligence Panel” Report On Benghazi: Treehouse

Climate & Energy

People Starting To Ask About Motive For Massive IPCC Deception: WUWT
EPA Regulations To Raise Power Costs 37 Percent By 2020: DC
Say, Remember When Warmists Said “Climate Change” Would Reduce Lake Effect Snow?: William Teach

Media

This Means War: RS
The Few, The Proud, The Irregulars: Right Planet
Chuck Todd: Republicans Are Toxic And Confused After Obama’s Exec. Action: MRC

Obama Brazenly Lies, Stirs Up Ferguson, Justifies Violating the Constitution on ABC News: Sara Noble
Could Another President Selectively Enforce Tax Law? Hear How Obama Answered That Question: Blaze
‘You Sold Out Nation’: A Scathing Letter to President Obama: Tea Party

My Open Letter To Officer Darren Wilson: Refuge
Report: Bill Cosby’s Fixer at NBC Comes Forward: Ed Driscoll
Bad News for Hillary: Obama Says 2016 Voters Will Want ‘That New Car Smell’: WFB

World

Israel Threatens to Bomb Iran: Sara Noble
Reports: Top Iranian Negotiator ‘Frequently Shouts’ at Kerry, Western Officials: WFB
SAS quad bike squads kill up to 8 jihadis each day... as allies prepare to wipe IS off the map:

Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums”: LI
Does Russia Think Their New Nuclear Weapons Could Win A War?: James Conca
Russia, China plan war games, arms sales. Could alliance be in the cards?: Fred Weir

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Screw succession: termite queen found to be genetically immortal: Geek
Chip and Quill: How EMV Will Increase Card Fraud in the U.S: Lee Wetherington, BankTech
Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years: Dan Goodin

Cornucopia

Fasten your seatbelts, Canada, and get ready for the battle for America: Calgary Sun
The “Gods” of Winter are Drunk. And Loopy.: MOTUS
The Latest Right Wing News Hate Mail Uncensored: “The Endumbening” (Language Warning): RWN

Image: Missouri grand jury to meet today as protesters await decision
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QOTD: "George W. Bush is blamed by the administration for all its woes and not mentioned for any of its inheritances that proved salutary. The economy is said to be Bush’s fault, without recognition that Bush assumed the presidency during the Clinton recession. Also, Obama did not enter office during the meltdown of September 2008 but over four months later, when the economy was stabilizing; the recession was officially declared over before Obama’s first six months in office.

Nor do we remember that what caused the Wall Street/Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac implosion was not Bush’s policies per se, but rather all sorts of larger forces. Clintontites (was there a Clintonite who did not cash in with a rich brief tenure at federal mortgage agencies?) milked the system under the guise of liberal caring to expand housing; the Congressional Black Caucus damned the auditors of Franklin Raines and equated worries over unqualified subprime mortgages with racism. The deregulation of the mortgage industry was brought on by both parties in the 1990s.

Bush was blamed for Iraq, and he was certainly responsible for invading and, at great cost in blood and treasure, securing Iraq. But Iraq by 2009 was quiet and by 2011, in the words of Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama, stable, secure and likely to be a great achievement. Relations with Russia were already reset by Bush for Putin’s going into Georgia. Obama reset that reset, and so followed Crimea, Ukraine, and what next? Obama took Bush’s green-lighted gas and oil revolution, stopped new fracking on federal lands, iced the Keystone pipeline and then bragged about greater carbon fuel production that came despite not because of his efforts. Same with the war on terror: trash the “Bush-Cheney” protocols, and then either expand or embrace all of them. What works against terrorists Bush had already established, what did not – civil trials for terrorists, swaps like the Bergdahl deal, euphemisms like workplace violence and man-caused disasters — were Obama’s.

But even Obama found that scapegoating Bush grew stale after six years. Now the media’s new phraseology is the “Bush-Obama years,” to suggest that Obama was overwhelmed by the economy, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the partisan culture wars, and thus inevitably would become as unpopular as Bush. This variant is more subtle than Bush Derangement Syndrome in that it both blames Bush for the bad 14 years, and yet suggests there are large cosmic forces that now explain Obama’s own growing unpopularity." --Victor Davis Hanson

Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE MOST SOPHISTICATED CYBER-WEAPON EVER DEVELOPED: New Stuxnet Details Revealed

Stuxnet is the name of the most sophisticated cyber-weapon ever developed. A software package designed to target Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, Stuxnet took control of centrifuges and surreptitiously slowed them down and sped them up to ruin both the centrifuges and the nuclear fuel.

The attack was so sophisticated that experts likened it to an F-35 fighter showing up over a World War I battlefield. Later leaks presumably orchestrated by the Obama administration revealed that Stuxnet was the product of a joint U.S.-Israeli operation initiated under the direction of President George W. Bush.


A new book reveals details about how the Stuxnet application penetrated Iranian enrichment facilities.

Top 5 Whoppers From Obama's Announcement That He's Nullifying U.S. Immigration Law

Daniel Horowitz, writing at Conservative Review, has an entire "Top 10" list. I picked out the five most diabolical fabrications:

Lie #5: Deport Felons: Obama claims he is going to focus on deporting felons. Yet, he has done the opposite. 36,000 convicted criminal aliens were released last year, 80,000 criminal aliens encountered by ICE weren’t even placed into deportation proceedings, 167,000 criminal aliens who were ordered deported are still at large, 341,000 criminal aliens released by ICE without deportation orders are known to be free and at large in the US. Again, this is cessation of deportations for everyone. They are leaving no illegal behind.

Lie #4: Only 5 Million: Make no mistake about it. Obama’s illegal amnesty will not just apply to 5 million individuals. It will apply by default to all 12-20 million illegals in the country as well as the millions more who will now come here to enjoy the permanent cessation of borders and sovereignty. Given the numerous options for people to become eligible for amnesty, ICE and CPB will be restricted from enforcing the law against anyone because each individual has to be afforded the opportunity to present themselves and apply for status. There is no way those who were here for less than 5 years will be deported and there’s no way the new people rushing the border and overstaying their visas will be repatriated.

Lie #3: It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently: Under the royal edict, the work permits can be renewed every three years, and most likely, they will be renewed at the same 99.5% acceptance rate as DACA applications. And once they get Social Security cards, they are going nowhere. So yes, this is permanent. And yes, they will be able to get green cards, which puts them on an automatic path to citizenship: “we are reducing the time that families are separated while obtaining their green cards. Undocumented immigrants who are immediate relatives of lawful permanent residents or sons or daughters of US citizens can apply to get a waiver if a visa is available.”

Lie #2: Illegal Immigrant Crossings are Down: Actually, this is the third straight year that border crossings have gone up, not to mention the entirely new wave from Central America.

Lie #1: Every President has Taken Executive Action on Immigration: No other president has ever issued an amnesty of anywhere near this scope, created it out of thin air, or built it upon a prior executive action instead of a statute. And in the case of President Eisenhower, his executive action was to deport 80,000 illegal immigrants.

There is only one rational response to a tyrannical president.

Shut. It. Down.


Hat tip: Mark Levin.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama’s Amnesty and the Democrats’ War on Black Americans
 

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Nation

Obama’s Amnesty and the Democrats’ War on Black Americans: Lee Cary
White House Chief of Staff Delivers Weekly Message in Spanish: Keith Koffler
Obama Flies Luis Gutierrez on Air Force One for Amnesty Celebration: Breitbart

"Rebellion", Chaos if Republicans Fund Obama Amnesty: Breitbart
Obama Mocks GOP: I Didn't Dissolve Parliament: Breitbart
Obama can’t govern? Who knew?: Niall Ferguson

Obama’s condescending stereotype of Latinos: Rachel Alexander
Obama Weekly Address: “Not How Our Democracy Works”: RWN
Peter Wehner’s Greatest Hit Jobs: Jen Kuznicki

Black Panthers arrested by feds for illegal arms purchases: GWP
“Peaceful Protesters” Plan Bombings, Killings; Holder Protects Them: Sara Noble
Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: ‘We Don’t Give a F--- about Your Laws’: NRO

Economy

The Millions Gruber Got From Taxpayers in One Chart: MB
ISIS Gone Wild Week at College Insurrection: LI
UC tuition to increase to more than $15K by '19 due to Pensions, Salaries: San Diego 6

Scandal Central

HHS contemplating rule allowing them to choose your Obamacare plan for you: Moe Lane
Probably A Coincidence That 30,000 Lois Lerner Emails Were Discovered Right After The Election: DownTrend
HHS calls for slew of Obamacare rule changes: Dan Mangan, CNBC

Climate & Energy

Liberal Hypocrisy Begins With XL: Rick Jensen
Yet Another Hysterical Article Blaming Cold And Snowy Winters On AGW: Cove
EPA punts on renewable fuel mandate decision: Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill

Media

Docs: Adviser Tells Attorney General Holder How to Manipulate Press on Fast & Furious: Attkisson
10 Examples Of The Social Decay That Is Eating Away At America Like Cancer: Michael Snyder
8 Joe Biden Gaffes In Honor Of The Vice President’s Birthday: HayRide

Responding To Obama's Executive Amnesty: Let Obama Give The State Of The Union Somewhere Else: Ace
Bracken Sends: WRSA
Krauthammer: Obama’s Order Makes ‘Chumps’ Of Legal Immigrants: TR

SNL’s Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps: Mediaite
I’ve Been Stupid, but Not THAT Stupid!: Thomas Purcell
Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from cable giant: Watchdog

World

American troops to fight on in Afghanistan: Obama kicks military under the bus: Virginian
Obama's Legacy (and Europe's): Guy Millière
Paralyzed Marine with robotic exoskeleton receives Bronze Star with V: Stripes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Gray Code: DataGenetics
3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything: Jon Fingas
Marketplaces Are Eating Firms: Josh Breinlinger

Cornucopia

The 8 Most Realistic Hollywood Gun Scenes: OutdoorHub
Monitoring Two Dangerous Squirrels, One For Possible Ebola Virus: MOTUS
Got Representation?: DBD

Image: Monitoring Two Dangerous Squirrels, One For Possible Ebola Virus
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QOTD: "Last month, writing in Rolling Stone, [Paul] Krugman insisted that Obama is “one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” Fact-check this: “Most analyses [of the midterms] suggest that control of the Senate is in doubt, with Democrats doing considerably better than they were supposed to. This isn’t what you’d expect to see if a failing president were dragging his party down.”

Er, no. Tuesday’s thrashing of the Dems was exactly “what you’d expect to see if a failing president were dragging his party down.”" --Niall Ferguson