Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In God, Only Some Trust

 

At Brock's PATCON, I was once again blessed to see my friend Dr. "Point man" Dan.  If you ever get a chance to hear this man speak, please do so.  If you ever get to meet him on a personal level, even better.  In his topics Natural Law remains anchored in my brain.  The basis of what this country was founded on.  The moral thread that has woven this Christian nation together.  The Ten Commandments is essentially that basis of Natural Law.  Your preliminary moral compass.  A compass to follow and uphold.

If you deem yourself a Christian you realize that every day we are under spiritual attack.  Seems trivial at times, but God will chase you and God will prevail if you let him.  I heard a little story once that reminds me a little about what I will be eventually sharing with you.

Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

Via Stu

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That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript:

HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?

DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.

HH: Wait a minute, this is news to me.

DN: The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives.

HH: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

DN: So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know…

HH: Wow.

More @ Hot Air

IRS Acting Commissioner Has Resigned

 

He's FOS, as guaranteed, this was initiated from the top.  Anyone who believes otherwise, is either brain-dead or is a true, dedicated Marxist, as is Hussein.

resident Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the acting commissioner of the IRS has been asked to resign and has done so over the tax-collecting agency's recent admission that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny. After reviewing the inspector general's report on Tuesday, Obama called the actions by Internal Revenue Service agents "inexcusable."

"The good news is, it's fixable," he said. "I'll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again."

"Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it," Obama said in a four-minute address from the East Room of the White House.

Obama said such actions would not be tolerated in any agency, "but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives."

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was tasked with finding out who the responsible parties are, Obama said, and on Wednesday he asked for and accepted the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller.

 More @ Newsmax

The Murder of David Sal Silva

Via WRSA


David Silva 

VERBATIM

A mob of nine men beat David Sal Silva, 33, to death in Bakersfield, California, last week. They hogtied him, bashed his head with batons, picked him up and then dropped him at least twice as he screamed and pleaded for his life. They committed this crime openly – I would say in broad daylight, except that it was around midnight. Nonetheless, they slaughtered Mr. Silva on a fairly busy road, across the street from a hospital and in view of the neighborhood’s residents and passers-by.

Indeed, so blatant were they that said passers-by videotaped the atrocity from beginning to end on their cell phones. Which the thugs or their accomplices then stole, menacing and intimidating the witnesses.

Where are the cops in all this? Protecting their own: the nine killers are sheriffs from Kern County. When a guard at the hospital called to report a “possibly intoxicated” man in the area, they descended to exterminate him. Their excuse is the usual: resisting arrest. But the onlookers vehemently deny that. One named Sulina Quair called to report the crime and courageously told a dispatcher in the sheriff’s office, “…These cops have no reason to do this to this man." She repeatedly stressed in her comments (listen to them here by scrolling to the bottom of the article) that the attack was unprovoked murder.

The victim’s screams awakened Ruben Ceballos. "When I got outside,” says Mr. Ceballos, “I saw two officers beating a man with batons and they were hitting his head so every time they would swing, I could hear the blows to his head.”

Indeed, “Multiple witnesses have said deputies repeatedly beat and struck Silva with batons even as he begged them to stop.”

Our heroic Sulina Quair made the mistake of confessing to the sheriff’s office, “I got it all on video camera and I'm sending it to the news.” That catapulted deputies on a wild scramble to steal not only Ms. Quair’s phone but her boyfriend’s as well. In fact, when these incredibly brave patriots refused to hand over their property, the cops held them against their will in their homes for 10 hours, in direct violation of California’s law, until a search warrant arrived. "They were tired, scared, with a 9-year-old child there who was terrified," according to their attorney.

As always, the sheriff's office is "investigating" itself so it can whitewash its depredations while assuring the serfs that all is well in the police-state. Meanwhile, as Mr. Silva's family grieves and the traumatized witnesses tremble, the cops request "patience" so they have plenty of time to erase the cell-phone's footage and otherwise destroy evidence.

Says Ms. Sulina, “I have been crying a lot and [Mr. Silva's] voice just plays over and over in my head … I sit there and I can still hear him choking in his own blood, trying to gasp for air.”

Mr. Silva leaves behind heartbroken parents who, two days after the murder, had still not figured out how to tell their four grandchildren that their father will never again hug them, and a younger brother, Chris, who cried, “"My brother spent the last eight minutes of his life pleading, begging for his life.”
How many more serfs must tragically, agonizingly die before we abolish police departments?

(Thanks to Jay Stephenson for alerting me to this story.)

Unimaginable Destruction If Israel Did Attack Iran with Nuclear Weapons

Via WRSA

 

 An Israeli attack on the Iranian capital of Tehran using five 500-kiloton weapons would kill seven million people -- 86% of the population -- according to a new study.

In those first minutes, they’ll be stunned.  Eyes fixed in a thousand-yard stare, nerve endings numbed.  They’ll just stand there.  Soon, you’ll notice that they are holding their arms out at a 45-degree angle.  Your eyes will be drawn to their hands and you’ll think you mind is playing tricks.  

But it won’t be.  Their fingers will start to resemble stalactites, seeming to melt toward the ground.  

And it won’t be long until the screaming begins.  Shrieking.  Moaning.  Tens of thousands of victims at once.  They’ll be standing amid a sea of shattered concrete and glass, a wasteland punctuated by the shells of buildings, orphaned walls, stairways leading nowhere.

This could be Tehran, or what’s left of it, just after an Israeli nuclear strike.

Iranian cities -- owing to geography, climate, building construction, and population densities -- are particularly vulnerable to nuclear attack, according to a new study, “Nuclear War Between Israel and Iran: Lethality Beyond the Pale,” published in the journal Conflict & Health by researchers from the University of Georgia and Harvard University. It is the first publicly released scientific assessment of what a nuclear attack in the Middle East might actually mean for people in the region. 

Its scenarios are staggering.  An Israeli attack on the Iranian capital of Tehran using five 500-kiloton weapons would, the study estimates, kill seven million people -- 86% of the population -- and leave close to 800,000 wounded.  A strike with five 250-kiloton weapons would kill an estimated 5.6 million and injure 1.6 million, according to predictions made using an advanced software package designed to calculate mass casualties from a nuclear detonation.

More @ Alter Net

NC: Ammunition Manufacturer to Create 150 Jobs in Robeson County

Via Michael

 Cape Fear Arsenal, a maker of ammunition, will locate in this building on Starlight Drive that was originally home to Outer Banks.

Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Cape Fear Arsenal Inc. will locate a new manufacturing facility in Robeson County.  The company plans to create 150 jobs and invest more than $15.2 million over the next three years in Lumberton.

“Our state has a strong manufacturing legacy,” said Governor McCrory. “This new facility advances that legacy with an innovative process that will result in much-needed, well-paying jobs for workers in Robeson County.”

Cape Fear Arsenal is a privately-held corporation focusing on providing high quality ammunition products in the Southeast U.S. Its products will be primarily sold to law enforcement.  The company also anticipates bidding on contracts for the military and state agencies.

“Cape Fear Arsenal’s decision to locate this facility in Robeson County is a big win for the region and state,” said Sharon Decker, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce. “Our commitment to spurring economic growth continues to bring good-paying, high-skilled jobs for North Carolina families.”

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $41,559, plus benefits. The Robeson County average annual wage is $26,832.

Kern County Sheriff's Office, comments on........

 They need some more.

Language!

Via comment by Anonymous on Police Beat a Father To Death While He Begs For Help..........


  • Randy Lucas
    YOUR DEPARTMENT IS A BUNCH OF RAPISTS AND MURDERERS
    11 · 27 minutes ago
  • Tammy Watson Cecil
    I agree with EVERYTHING these people say. Only corrupt, evil, greedy, SICK pigs do this kind of shit. I have never before said anything disrespectful to the cops...ever. This is bullshit! I have seen with my own eyes what cops do. It is not good.
    28 minutes ago
  • Randy Lucas
    just so you pieces of shit know you can still recover deleted files from a phone fucking morons, you give the phones to the fbi lol bad move it let you know now those cops will not get off of this we are getting sick and tired of cops killing people, what do you think we will just lie down and let this go?NO FUCKING WAY . THOSE COPS ARE MURDERERS JUST LIKE THE PIECE OF SHIT COPS THAT KILLED Kelly Thomas THEY ARE ALL CHARGED WITH MURDER AND SO WILL THESE COPS AND JUST KNOW WE ARE AWARE OF THIS NOW FUCK YOU PIGS
    1 · 59 minutes ago
  • Robert Swartzwelder
    You lost the videos? Big surprise there, you ignorant fucks! Rot in hell motherfuckers.
    about an hour ago

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Benghazi

Via Ninety Miles From Tyranny

 

Latin Without Cicero

For many, Mexico remains a land of Pedro sleeping away his days leaning against an adobe hut, sombrero pulled low over his face, with a burro drowsing nearby. Apparently this is actually belived. An American woman of immoderate idiocy once asked me by email whether Mexico had paved roads.Such folk seem to have in mind, if mind they have, the Mexico of the age of Pancho Villa. As best I can tell, they have no ideas at all of the rest of Latin America. 

 
For the record, a paved road in Mexico. The Baluarte Bridge, between Sinaloa and Durango. It is used exclusively for burro traffic.

FBI to probe fatal beating by Kern County deputies

 

The FBI launched an investigation Tuesday into the death of a man who was beaten by authorities amid questions over whether officials tampered with cellphone videos confiscated from witnesses.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said he asked the FBI to get involved after learning that one of two phones seized from witnesses had no footage on it.

Two witnesses told The Times that they watched the videos on each of the phones last week in the wake of David Silva's death. The case is generating widespread attention because several witnesses have come forward to say deputies ruthlessly beat Silva with batons on the head, even after he was motionless on the ground.

"Our credibility is at stake here," Youngblood said in an interview. He did not dispute the witnesses' accounts about the videos but said he would not draw any conclusions until the investigations were complete.

The phones were flown to the FBI's Sacramento office Tuesday for analysis.

More @ LA Times

NC: B Corporation: (“B”) ENDING BUSINESS IN THE LEGISLATURE


 

Below is a letter to the Editor that I just sent to our local paper.  If any of my readers are in North Carolina, please take this information and contact your State Representatives and Senators.

To all of my business friends in Gaston County, you are about to be squashed by the General Assembly in Raleigh if you don’t step up and stop them.

There is a legislation making the rounds in the committees that sets up C Corporations and S Corporations for a big fall.  The legislation is enacting something called the “B Corporation.”  This is a supposedly “new” corporate designation that sets up a “different” model for doing business.  Why do we need that?  We don’t.  But “B Corporation” has deep pockets and expensive lobbyists who are selling this to our legislature with all sorts of cool sounding propaganda; like giving out tax breaks for “B Corporations” who use low flow toilets, or hire enough diverse minorities, or upfit their buildings to be “green,” or sell “green” products, or …just about anything that the B Corporation folks think satisfies their own agenda or criteria.

The “B Corporation” website states the idea is to give companies a “new” way of capitalizing on doing “social good,” such as Social Justice and Environmental Justice.  We already have environmental laws, social programs, and a legal structure that is supposed to provide for equal protection.  The “B Corporation” would create yet another system of regulations affecting whether or not your company is allowed to operate on a capitalist model of profit making.  According to “B Corporation,” the profit motive is greed, therefore, you must conduct your business for “the social and environmental good.”  According to “B Corporation,” doing business as a capitalist provides NO social or environmental good.”  How do you like that, Mr. or Ms. Businessperson? Your business is just not measuring up!  Nope.  You just aren’t “good” enough.

NC: Abortion Center Shut Down

IRS Requested Reading Materials – Tea Party Organizer Sent The Constitution

 

For anyone who doubts what Tea Party Patriots stand for take the case of 68-year-old Marion Bower of Ohio. Bower dealt with the frustration of a two year long process to get tax-exempt status for her group “American Patriots against Government Excess.”  She stated, “We thought it would be a simple process. It was not a simple process,” in an interview with ABC News.

When asked for books and other reading materials, she sent the IRS a copy of a Cleon Skousen book entitled “The Five Thousand Year Leap” and a copy of The Constitution. That a girl Marion!

Kern County deputies involved in fatal beating are back at work

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Six Kern County sheriff's deputies and a sergeant, who last week were involved in a violent confrontation with a man who was struck numerous times with batons before he died, have returned to their regular jobs, officials said Tuesday.

David Sal Silva, 33, a father of four, was pronounced dead  Wednesday less than an hour after eyewitnesses reported seeing several deputies repeatedly strike the man in the head with batons as he lay on the pavement.

Deputies had responded to a report of an intoxicated man. In addition to the deputies and sergeant, two California Highway Patrol officers were involved in the incident.

Raymond Pruitt, a Kern County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said the deputies and the sergeant present during the fatal incident last week "have been released to full duty."

The department has identified those involved as deputies Ryan Greer, Tanner Miller, Jeffrey Kelly, Luis Almanza, Brian Brock, David Stephens and Sgt. Douglas Sword.

Public Education and the Spirit of Christianity

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Moses Waddel’s school at Lillington, South Carolina “was a simple frontier academy of the period which taught grammar, syntax, antiques of Greece and Rome, geography of the ancients, Greek and Latin.  Waddel’s graduates included many governors and future statesmen to include John C. Calhoun, William H. Crawford, Hugh S. Legare, A.B. Longstreet, James L.  Petigru, George Crawford, Preston Brooks, Thomas W. Cobb, Pierce M. Butler, and George R. Gilmer.  It was later said of Waddel’s reason for taking the presidency of the University of Georgia was first to “raise the University and give it a respectability and usefulness in the State; and second, to communicate to public education the spirit of Christianity.”
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Public Education and the Spirit of Christianity:

“In an article printed in the Atlantic Monthly, November, 1929, Count Hermann Keyserling expressed the belief that the South is the only section of America where a real culture can be produced. Only in this region have complete individuals lived.  Here and only here can a uniqueness, an individuality which leads to a development of complete souls, flourish. 

Writing in a similar vein John Crowe Ransom, a Nashville poet, says, “The South is unique on this continent for having founded and defended a culture which was according to European principles of culture; and the European principles had better look to the South if they are to be perpetuated in this country.” 

The same point of view characterizes a symposium entitled “I’ll Take My Stand, by Twelve Southerners,” which has lately been published by Harpers. In the field of education these thinkers criticize our public schools, and desire a return to the ante-bellum system of formal training. Indeed, a great glorification of the academy, which was the most characteristic school of the pre-war South, is presented. With the lapse of the educational system of the Colonial Period…

“the South found a means of transmitting to its own people the essential of a good classical education, by the growth of an institution that never, to the same degree, affected the North. This institution was the academy.  It was by its means and operation that the older Southern life and culture became what it was, and remained until the catastrophe of 1861-5…..The academies solved the problem of the gap between the mere acquisition of mere knowledge and the “acquisition of power for independent work” by putting the pupils into direct contact, not with undisputed masses of information and up-to-date apparatus, but with such teachers as could be found.

Their object was to teach nothing that the teacher himself had not mastered, and could not convey to his pupils. Their training was therefore classical and humanistic, rather than scientific and technical – as most of the available teachers were products of the older European and American schools.”

In America the academy was a “product of the frontier period of national development and the laisse faire theory of government.” Frequently it was motivated by “denominational interest and sectarian pride.”  In the South the academies were of two types, the modest local institution which was sometimes called the “old field school,” and the more pretentious, more permanent school with a wider patronage. While fees were commonly charged, the academies were democratic in character, and usually the idea of individual development was dominant. Generally speaking the schools served the educational needs of the entire community.”

(Moses Waddel and the Lillington Academy, Ralph M. Lyon, North Carolina Historical Review, Volume VIII, Number 1, January, 1931, pp. 284-285)

Amnesty Bill is a Massive Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

Via Mike

 

By Alan Caruba printed in Tribune Papers (North Carolina), May 9, 2013

Native-born and naturalized Americans who are currently seeking work are already competing with illegal immigrants—a term that the Associated Press says it will no longer use—or standing in line behind them as they sign up for all manner of welfare benefits. The official estimate of the number of illegal aliens—oops, undocumented aliens—in the nation is estimated to be eleven million, but if the “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill becomes law, it will act as a magnet to attract millions more.

As Roy Beck, the founder and president of NumbersUSA, points out, “If Congress passes the Senate Gang of Eight bill, it would be like re-creating ALL of the Top 20 cities in the United States, filling them entirely with foreign citizens and giving them lifetime work permits to compete with America’s struggling workers—in just ten years’ time.”

NumbersUSA analysts spent two weeks reading the 844-page bill, concluding that 33 million lifetime work permits would be given to foreign citizens in the first decade if the bill passes. A revised bill has 867 pages and, according to a Daily Caller article, “contains 999 references to waivers, exemptions, and political discretion”, more even than Obamacare.

That’s a lot of competition for jobs and it will hit those graduating from high school and college the hardest. Right now, the youth unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds is 11.7% and, among them, the African-American cohort’s rate it 20.1% and Hispanics’ rate is 12.6%. An additional 1.7 million young adults are not counted as “unemployed” because they are not in the labor force, meaning that they have given up looking for work due to lack of jobs. Do we really want to add millions of formerly illegal immigrants to the work force at this time?

The Center for Immigration Studies also analyzed the Gang of Eight amnesty bill and discovered that it is essentially a Get Out of Jail card:

The report, by Ronald Mortensen, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, shows that the token penalties, when they do exist, are not commensurate with the employment-related felonies committed by the majority of illegal aliens, nor are they commensurate with the benefits received by illegal aliens.

Just as unfortunate is the fact that millions of victims of these crimes are ignored while the amnestied illegals are rewarded and even benefit from the so-called penalties, as the monies actually go into a fund that provides services to the very people who paid the "penalties".

“Illegal aliens will be rewarded for breaking laws for which American citizens are routinely punished," said Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies. "For example, an American citizen would face a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 for using a fraudulent Social Security card, but under this bill the illegal alien would face a $1,000 penalty covering all his many offenses, a penalty which in many cases will be waived. Then, they would be issued a new Social Security number without any past bad credit or arrest records.”

View the full report at:
http://cis.org/immigration-reform-amnesty-illegal-aliens-and-their-employers

Dr. Mortensen discovered the following amnesties for illegal aliens and their employers:


Amnesty for the estimated 75 percent of illegal aliens committing Social Security fraud.

Amnesty from returning to home countries for 10 years before adjusting status.

Amnesty for illegal aliens committing Identity theft.

Amnesty for illegal aliens by officially authorizing them to continue committing identity theft by using fraudulently obtained Social Security numbers belonging to American citizens.

Amnesty for illegal aliens who have committed perjury on I-9 forms.

De-Facto amnesty from the token $1,000 penalty, since it effectively pre-pays services provided to illegal aliens.

Amnesty from existing exclusion, deportation, and removal orders:

While illegal aliens would be granted amnesty for crimes they have committed, government employees who discover Social Security fraud, identity theft, or perjury on I-9 forms while reviewing applications for provisional status would be prohibited from notifying victims, law enforcement, etc. with a threat of a $10,000 penalty. This is 10 times more than the $1,000 penalty paid by an illegal alien who has committed felony identity theft.

Amnesty for employers found to have employed illegal aliens or who are currently employing illegal aliens. Moreover, employers may continue to employ illegal aliens, accept fraudulent Social Security numbers, and renew falsified I-9 forms for those who apply for provisional status.

Amnesty for employers who did not withhold and/or submit payroll taxes for individuals illegally in the United States.

Amnesty for employers who violated labor laws by paying unfair wages, who failed to pay wages, etc.

Amnesty for employers who facilitated Social Security fraud and identity theft by providing or accepting false Social Security numbers.

While employers would be held harmless, government employees who find that employers violated the law while reviewing applications for temporary status would be prohibited from notifying the appropriate law enforcement authorities. If government employees do report tax or labor violations, they could face a fine of $10,000.

Thanks to the passage of Obamacare, the amnesty bill would increase the cost of the nationalized health care system. Betsy McCaughey, the lieutenant governor of New York from 1995 to 1998, in an April 29 letter in The Wall Street Journal, warned that “One looming cost is health care. Under the Obama health law, starting January 1, 2014 legal immigrants will be eligible for subsidized private health plans on the exchanges as soon as they arrive in the U.S.”

“The Senate Gang of Eight’s proposed bill will add $100 billion to the cost of Obamacare’s subsidies over the next decade by doubling the number of legal immigrants entering the country with green cards.” Ms. McCaughey noted that, in 2012, 484,072 immigrants entered that way. “The Gang of Eight plan will push it to about one million. About half of those green card holders will be eligible for the maximum assistance with premiums, subsidies and copays, totaling $9,000 per person, and more than 80% will qualify for at least some taxpayer-funded Obamacare subsidy.”

Little known or reported is the fact that the Schumer-Rubio bill includes two “slush funds” amounting to $150 million that would be used to fund groups like La Raza and the American Immigration Lawyers Association with taxpayer money.

The prevailing wisdom is that the amnesty bill will create more Democrat than Republican voters and that is precisely its purpose. Its victims will be every native-born and naturalized citizen paying taxes and trying to cope with a healthcare system that will be on life-support soon enough.

The proposed bill is a massive multi-million fraud. If it passes and is signed into law, the further destruction of America will be accelerated

Obama classmate audited 2 years ago now 'vindicated'

 

As Attorney General Eric Holder orders an investigation of the Internal Revenue Service after a top official admitted targeting conservative groups with extra scrutiny, an outspoken critic of Obama who claimed more than half a year ago that the administration was using the IRS to punish him is feeling vindicated.

“I feel like a million bucks. I feel absolutely vindicated. I knew this was going on,” Wayne Allyn Root told WND.

Root, the Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate in 2008 who has claimed Obama was strangely unknown to him and his fellow Columbia University classmates, recounted his story to WND last October of becoming the target of unusual audits, beginning in January 2011, despite a “spotless” 30-year tax record.

He charged in October that the order to audit him came from Obama himself, and he is even more convinced now.

“I believe this is not rogue agents, who would be risking their pension and careers,” he said.
In October, Root said the order to audit him “must have come from the highest levels of government.”

“Obama is using the power of the IRS and other government agencies to punish his political opposition and intimidate and silence his critics,” Root charged at the time.

More @ WND

USA Today: IRS approved liberal groups while Tea Party in limbo


In February 2010, the Champaign Tea Party in Illinois received approval of its tax-exempt status from the IRS in 90 days, no questions asked.

That was the month before the Internal Revenue Service started singling out Tea Party groups for special treatment. There wouldn't be another Tea Party application approved for 27 months.

In that time, the IRS approved perhaps dozens of applications from similar liberal and progressive groups, a USA TODAY review of IRS data shows.

As applications from conservative groups sat in limbo, groups with liberal-sounding names had their applications approved in as little as nine months. With names including words like "Progress" or "Progressive," the liberal groups applied for the same tax status and were engaged in the same kinds of activities as the conservative groups. They included:

ABC: Scandal Creep

 gty internal revenue service building irs thg 130515 wblog The Note: Scandal Creep

NOTABLES
  • ‘A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE’: Ineffective management at the Internal Revenue Service led to certain groups being singled out for more than 18 months based on their names or mission statements, according to a Treasury Inspector General report, ABC’s ABBY PHILLIP notes. IRS officials told IG investigators that their actions were not influenced by any outside officials or agencies. The use of inappropriate criteria to screen applicants resulted in significant delays for groups applying for tax exempt status, and also allowed unnecessary requests for information, the report found. “Criteria for selecting applications for the team of specialists should focus on the activities of the organizations and whether they fulfill the requirements of the law,” the IG report found. “Using the names or policy positions of organizations is not an appropriate basis for identifying applications for review by the team of specialists.” In addition, the report stated, “[T]he criteria developed showed a lack of knowledge in the Determinations Unit of what activities are allowed by I.R.C. § 501(c)(3) and I.R.C. § 501(c)(4) organizations.” http://abcn.ws/14nggMw ABC’s PIERRE THOMAS reported for “Good Morning America” on the FBI’s full-scale investigation of the IRS: http://abcn.ws/181ePoW
  • IRS PUSHES BACK: The IRS said in a statement that it “welcomes” the report and “agrees that aspects of the original approach for handling the influx of tax-exempt applications were inappropriate, but it is important to clarify a few points.” “Inappropriate shortcuts” were used to identify groups that might be engaged in political activity, the IRS statement admitted, but said most of the groups would likely have been examined the same way regardless of whether those “shortcuts” were used to identify them. “It is also important to understand that the group of centralized cases included organizations of all political views,” the IRS statement said.
  • WHITE HOUSE WEIGHS IN: “The report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable,” President Obama said in a statement last night. “The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS.  The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity.  This report shows that some of its employees failed that test.”
  • ‘A CULTURE OF ROTTENNESS’: In an interview with ABC’s JEFF ZELENY, Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La.,  the Ways and Means subcommittee chairman who is leading the first IRS Congressional hearing Friday commented on the Inspector General’s report. “At the very least it’s ineffective management,” Boustany said. “An egregious abuse has occurred…. we’re going to get to bottom of this.” He added, “This looks like a blatant abuse of power on the part of the IRS and suggests a culture of rottenness.”

THE ROUNDTABLE

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Video Shows California Police Break Into Private Home, Attack Homeowner Filming

Via jadinardo


 A new video shows police from Cotati, California forcing their way into a home after a supposed domestic violence call and, after breaking down the homeowners door without a warrant, tazing the person filming their tyranny.

In the video the person filming reacts to one of the officers saying they are going to kick the door in by reciting sections of the 4th Amendment and making it clear that no violence had gone on at their house.

When asked by the officers why he refused to allow 4 heavily armed men invade his house, the person filming replied:

"Because we don't live in a police state, sir. Martial law has not been established in this country."

Royal Danish Navy Frogmen

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Royal Danish Navy Frogmen Corps

Gun porn

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 Colt 1851 Navy Avenging Angel Belly Gun


  
Marlin 5510 "Super Goose", 10 gauge

Interior Department Spends $472,150 to Train Fish to ‘Recognize and Avoid Predators’

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Britain Fishy Dating Tricks 
 Couldn't make this stuff up.

The Department of Interior is providing $472,150 grant funding to increase the survival of two endangered fish species by “training” them to “recognize and avoid predators.”
 
“The objective of the proposed project is to determine if training increases Bonytail and Razorback Sucker survival when exposed to predators,” the grant abstract states. “This proposal builds upon the 2012 Bureau of Reclamation assistance agreement with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) tasked with investigating the potential for training Bonytail and Razorback Suckers to recognize and avoid predators.

“One of the early conclusions of the prior work is that the schooling behavior of Bonytail may allow untrained fish to show improved survival because they recognize predator avoidance behaviors exhibited by trained individuals,” the abstract states.

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Recall of Anti-Second Amendment Colorado Senate President John Morse Gets Real Traction

 

Basic Freedom Defense Fund (BFDF) A Colorado grassroots group is heading the recall of State Senate President John Morse (D) Colorado Springs, for his “…aggressive attacks and for actively leading legislating against the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights”–Anthony Garcia, BFDF spokesman. (www.bfdf.org)

According to Garcia–”Personnel working for BFDF to help collect signatures for Senator Morse’s recall were the subject of known erroneous radio attack ads for the Morse political machine headed by Ed Hall, Chairman of the Denver Democrats and the filing agent for a recently established Morse anti-recall group called “A Whole Lot of People for John Morse.”

Hall is known for referring to Colorado’s second-largest city, Colorado Springs, as a “…right-wing, religious whack-job stronghold.” on his Democratic Party website biography.*

Thousands of concerned and outraged Colorado registered voters in Morse’s district have already signed petitions to get the recall of Morse on the next ballot. BFDF staffers expect to gather far more signatures for Morse’s recall than are necessary.

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Backfire: ABC, CNN, NBC Call for White House to Release Benghazi Emails

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 Miracles never cease.

***UPDATE: NBC's senior White House correspondent joined the chorus Wednesday. On his MSNBC show, "The Daily Rundown," Chuck Todd looked into the camera and said, "Attention White House: Release all the emails." The headline has been updated to add NBC.

Assuming they are the ones who leaked to CNN an email written by Ben Rhoades (a Deputy National Security Advisor close to the President), the White House might have been too clever by half Tuesday. An act that was obviously meant to pour water on the Benghazi fire started by an ABC News report, has only ended up being gasoline. Now both CNN and ABC have joined conservative media in calling for the White House to release all the emails surrounding the editing of the CIA talking points.

Friday, in a bombshell report that blew the long-simmering Libya scandal wide open and right into the arms of the mainstream media, ABC's Jonathan Karl reported that an email written by Rhoades specifically mentioned the State Department's concerns about the CIA talking points. Here is how Karl transcribed the Rhoades' email:

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IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

 

Via comment by Anonymous on Liberal Group ProPublica Says IRS Leaked Documents To Them

The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.

According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.

   "This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents," the complaint reads. "No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records," it continued.

Orrin Hatch: Acting IRS Chief Misled Me on Targeting Tea Party Groups

 

Sen. Orrin Hatch declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller "basically misled me and purposefully did so" when he told legislators three times last year that tea party groups were not being targeted by the agency.

"He purposely misled me because he knew better," the Utah Republican told Newsmax on Tuesday. "That bothers me quite a bit.

"One reason they're apologizing right now is they know the investigative arm is about to take them to task -- and there are whistleblowers, too, who know that this has been wrong," Hatch said.

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Manchin ‘very hopeful’ about gun control

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“There’s a lot going on and people have to have trust in their government, that’s really what counts,” Manchin said.

Are you insane? 
( He defeated my fellow military school class officer, Alan Mollohan)
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told The Hill in an interview on Tuesday that he remains “very hopeful” that the Senate will reconsider and pass a bipartisan bill on background checks that failed to get the 60 votes it needed to move forward earlier this year.  

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Soldier Gets Rare Double-Arm Transplant

Via Cousin Colby

Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco plays catch with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the quadruple amputee is rehabilitating his two newly transplanted arms. Megan McCloskey/Stars and Stripes

Perched on a therapy table at Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the few quadruple amputees from the Iraq War reached up over his head with both hands and launched a pink ball to the Marine Corps commandant.

Five months ago, Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco’s arms belonged to someone else.

Marrocco, who was blown up in 2009, is the first soldier to receive a double arm transplant -- and just the seventh successful recipient in the United States.

Marrocco didn’t have any physical sensation of the plastic ball in his hands, but he managed a pretty good zip as he played catch with Gen. James Amos on Wednesday.

“Mentally, they’re all mine,” Marrocco said about his new limbs. “Physically, I can’t feel them.”
Doctors estimate it could be two years before he gets feeling all the way down to his finger tips, as nerve tissue regenerates about an inch a month.

In December, a 16-surgeon team at Hopkins attached two cadaver arms to Marrocco in a 13-hour operation that started at 1 a.m. His remaining nerves, muscles, bones, blood vessels and tendons in his upper arms were intricately connected to the donor arms, and eventually, as the nerves come to life down the arm, the limbs will move like they were his own -- albeit less than 100 percent functional.

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