In spite of controlling both houses of
Congress and our best effort, the GOP couldn't stop, or defund, or even
slow Obamacare, EO Amnesty, or Net Neutrality. And using the "Nuclear
Option" in the Senate to stop Obama's agenda dead in its tracks just
wouldn't be very sporting. But we fought the good fight and tried. We
did try. We really did.
The Speaker, himself, was so distraught about the turn of those events that he was literally brought to tears, again.
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South Carolina’s Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill to stop efforts to ‘Boycott, Divest and Sanction’ Israel and while the bill makes no mention of Israel directly, it prevents public entities from contracting with businesses engaging in the “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy open trade.”
Who or what is a Special
Forces commando? For once, the mystery surrounding the elite unit of the
Dutch army is replaced by the real story. For the first time we
experience what a real commando sees, does and thinks. During the UN
peacekeeping mission MINUSMA in Mali, one commando kept a video diary.
This commando, who filmed everything from his point of view, gives the
viewer a unique glimpse into the life of a commando on mission in the
eight-part series “Dagboek van Onze Helden – Commando in Mali”.
THE DUTCH MISSION IN MALI
April 2014, the Dutch Special Operations Forces are operating in the
desert of the African country Mali. Mali is likely to be a breeding
ground for terrorist organizations. For this reason, the UN peacekeeping
mission MINSUMA was conceived.
The Dutch Special Operations
forces form the 'eyes and ears' of this mission. The commandos gather
intelligence and investigate where battling parties are located. That is
not without danger. Attacks with homemade bombs, ambushes and raids are
part of the daily threat. With the Dutch findings and intelligence
further operations are considered. This makes the Dutch contribution
very important and unique.
When Neil Armstrong took his small step for man in the lunar dust in
July 1969, Americans saw it as proof there were no Earthly limits.
Nothing then seemed beyond the reach of American power, prestige and
know-how. It took Vietnam to expose the hubris in that sentiment.
The American Century was at its zenith. Unrivaled U.S. wealth and
prosperity, predictable fruits of the postwar Pax Americana, lifted
national influence to new heights globally.
Hollywood, rock music, blue
jeans and hamburgers carried American culture, taste and values to the
far corners of the world.
Yet with images of Apollo 11 fresh on the mind, Vietnam forced
Americans to accept limits to U.S. power and to acknowledge their reach
had exceeded their grasp. With apologies to Robert Browning, that
troublesome realization was not what they believed a heaven was for.
Fifty years later, the Vietnam War remains an enigma. Its legacy distorted by folklore,
myth, political spin, cloudy memories and the perverted history of
feature films and popular fiction. Yet it remains clear the war changed
America in profound ways still not understood.
It changed who we are and how we see ourselves. It fundamentally
revised our view of the world and the world’s view of us. It reshaped
our institutions, particularly the military. It altered not only how we fight wars, but when and why we choose to fight.
has been monitoring progress of investigation into the botched
2009-2013 multi-agency sting operation code-named "Something Bruin".
involved include the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, US
Fish and Wildlife Service and North Carolina and Georgia state wildlife
agencies. The four year, multimillion undercover operation was claimed
necessary to stop "known" bear poaching rings operating in North
Carolina and Georgia.
Victims recount "Gestapo-like" tactics
In February, 2013 dozens of agents in tactical gear carrying automatic weapons raided suspects' homes reportedly seizing everything from firearms, hunting equipment and mounted trophies, to boats, machinery and even toys. Reports are
that these raids were conducted without warrants, homes were
maliciously ransacked, and residents, including children, terrified.
81 people were charged with 980 violations. Ten plead guilty to federal
misdemeanors, possibly under pressure to avoid costs associated with a
jury trial. Only one serious charge, illegally transporting a bear
carcass, has resulted in a conviction, after initial dismissal in
district court. The illegal transport across state lines in question was
apparently done by an undercover agent. The conviction is currently
A three-part media series explaining the case is available on YouTube.
As millions of moms consider digging into pocketbooks for Girl Scout
cookies this year, they may be interested to know about the hiring of
Krista Kokjohn-Poehler in the Girl Scouts executive office in New York
EDITOR’S NOTE: With the hiring of an open
lesbian to set company policy on “girl experience”, the Girl Scouts of
America have sent a very strong message that they fully intend to use
their organization to recruit and indoctrinate for the LGBT. Boycotting
Girl Scout cookies is no longer good enough. Mothers of
America, it’s time pull your daughter out of GSA for good.
Krista Kokjohn-Poehler is an out lesbian married to a woman named
As even a casual guest of Liberty’s Torch can easily
see, I lack all “compassion” for “the poor.” In point of fact, I’m sick
of hearing about them. When someone attempts to rub them in my face, my
immediate response is either “How poor are they, and why?” or
exceedingly profane. I must confess that I find the shocked face that
usually produces somewhat gratifying.
I’ve been acquainted with persons who were really
poor: unable to obtain their next meal without the intervention of
charity, divine providence, or a favorable outcome to a bet. That’s not
what “poor” means in America today. America’s “poor” are the best fed,
best sheltered, and best housed “poor” in the history of Mankind.
Moreover, all the opportunities of American society are open to them, if they can muster the price.
In many (not all) cases, the price is effort, or thrift, or the
sacrifice of one’s indulgences, or all three. Why, then, do they remain
“poor?” Are they not as “free to choose” as you or I?
Citing wasted tax dollars and attacks on the constitutionally
guaranteed liberties of the American people, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.;
shown) introduced a bill to restore U.S. sovereignty and withdraw from
the United Nations. The effort to de-fund and exit the UN comes amid
growing scrutiny of the global organization, often ridiculed as the
“dictators club,” and myriad mega-scandals swirling around it.
However, despite ever-growing support in Congress for restoring U.S.
sovereignty by withdrawing from the UN over the years, the legislation
still faces an uphill battle.
In a statement last week announcing the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015 (H.R. 1205),
Rep. Rogers noted that many of his constituents in East Alabama would
likely agree with his position that U.S. government participation in the
UN should end immediately. “The U.N. continues to prove it’s an
inefficient bureaucracy and a complete waste of American tax dollars,”
the congressman said, echoing widespread concerns about the
international outfit expressed across America and worldwide.
Authorities were in a standoff early Saturday with at least one
gunman in an armored van who fled the scene of a bizarre attack on
Dallas police headquarters with gunfire and planted explosives.
chased the vehicle to a restaurant parking lot in the community of
Hutchins, where it was surrounded and "disabled" with a .50 caliber
rifle, according to Dallas police.
The blue van was parked near a field at the edge of the parking lot, with police cars clustered at a distance behind it.
The Army bioterror defense research facility that has mistakenly sent
live anthrax to dozens of labs in the U.S. and abroad faced potential
sanctions in 2007 for failing to properly kill specimens of the deadly
bacteria – and ignoring test results that indicated their kill process
wasn't effective, USA TODAY has learned.
The lab safety violations
identified eight years ago at the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah
were so serious that federal regulators referred the facility for
further investigation and possible enforcement action, federal lab
regulators said in response to questions from USA TODAY. But no fine was
ever issued and records show the incident was never disclosed in the
annual reports sent to Congress by the program that oversees labs
working with potential bioterror pathogens.