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  • Illegal immigrant children, non-Mexicans surge across border at record rate

    11/22/2015 5:53:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Southwest border has broken open in recent weeks, with non-Mexicans — and illegal immigrant children in particular — crossing at a record rate in October, according to Border Patrol statistics that suggest the administration’s victory lap earlier this year was premature.Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children were caught in October, and nearly 3,000 more had been caught in the first half of November — a record pace for those months — and it signals just how closely smuggling cartels and would-be illegal immigrants themselves are paying attention to lax enforcement in the U.S.Worse yet, the increases are borderwide, with every one...
  • A Major Milestone for President Obama’s Climate Agenda by Valerie Jarrett

    11/21/2015 2:02:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    US State Dept ^ | November 220, 2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Summary: Over 100 cities have pledged to create bold climate action plans as President Obama & Secretary Kerry travel to Paris to negotiate an international climate agreement. In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (“COP”). Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Why are U.S. cities so important...

    11/19/2015 5:36:59 PM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year at a NATO summit, Obama explicitly disavowed the idea of containing ISIS. "You can't contain an organization that is running roughshod through that much territory, causing that much havoc, displacing that many people, killing that many innocents, enslaving that many women," he said. Instead he argued, "The goal has to be to dismantle them." Just before the Paris massacre, Obama shifted back to containment. “From the start, our goal has been first to contain them, and we have contained them,” he said. Pay no attention to what he said last year. There’s a new message now. Last year...
  • Five Of The Paris Attackers Could Have Flown To US Without Restriction

    11/19/2015 3:14:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    U.S. officials say none of the Paris attackers identified so far were on U.S. watch lists, bolstering concerns about limits to U.S. intelligence that could handicap the refugee vetting process.The seven identified attackers were not on U.S. watch lists, multiple U.S. officials told CNN, and five of them apparently could have traveled freely to the United States. Only two of the seven were on French watch lists, and consequently would have been flagged had they attempted to travel to the U.S.The report reinforces concerns the U.S. is unable to properly vet refugees who have applied for resettlement in the states, particularly if...

    11/18/2015 5:52:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-18-2015 | BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents. The sources claimed that...
  • Gallup: 64% Disapproved of Obama’s Handling of ISIS—In Poll Taken Nov. 4-8 Before Paris Attacks

    11/18/2015 4:06:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/18/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-four percent of American adults said they disapprove of the way that President Barack Obama is dealing with the ISIS terrorist group, according to a Gallup poll that was conducted Nov. 4-8.The results of the poll, which was completed five days before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, were cited and linked in a Gallup analysis released Monday.Gallup asked 1,021 people 18 and older living in the United States whether they “approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling” four different policy areas. These included “the economy;” “healthcare policy;” “foreign affairs,” and “the situation involving Islamic militants,...
  • Attkisson: Obama Doesn’t Even READ Reports From Intel Experts On Terrorist Groups

    11/18/2015 4:02:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 11/18/15 | Soopermexican
    Journalist Sharyl Attkisson said today that her sources tell her President Obama keeps his own counsel, and no other, when it comes to terrorist groups, and who or what exactly qualifies as a terrorist. (video at link)“He has made up his mind, I would say closed his mind, they’d say, to their intelligence that they try to bring him about various groups that he does not consider terrorists even if they’re on the U.S. list of designated terrorists. He has his own ideas.”Attkisson says he digs in and does not listen because he thinks he’s right. That’s confidence-inspiring. “He doesn’t...
  • (November 3, 2015) Breaking!They’re heeeeeere! First load of 10,000 Syrian refugees has arrived in

    11/13/2015 8:12:15 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 101 replies
    powdered wig society ^ | November 3, 2015 | Thomas Madison
    Photo, above: Muslim refugees arriving in New Orleans. See any women and children in this group? By Thomas Madison President Barack Hussein promised that he would be sending thousands of Syrian refugees to the US. Well, he is keeping that promise! The first transport of refugees arrived in New Orleans recently and will be resettled in Louisiana and 180 other American communities. See the list below to find a town close to you. So, it costs $16,000 a copy to resettle these Islamists into the United States. What the hell, we can afford it, right? NOT! We are rapidly approaching...
  • Impeach Obama NOW!! Before the Islamofascists attack US again!!

    11/13/2015 7:04:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 190 replies
    November 13, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Obama's wanton lawlessness, criminal incompetence, willful neglect, refusal to enforce the law, refusal to secure the borders, refusal to even recognize the obvious enemy, refusal to take Islamic terrorism seriously, etc, leaves us wide open to terrorist attack. Our borders and nation must be secured! All Islamics here on temporary visas must be rounded up and deported now! Recent Islamic immigrants should be suspect. Obama's treasonous policies are inviting ISIS to attack us!! Don't let it happen again.
  • Jeb Bush’s #JebCanFixIt Fiasco

    11/03/2015 9:48:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/3/15 | Steve Tobak
    When the Jeb Bush for President campaign relaunched with a modified slogan, "Jeb Can Fix It," on Monday morning, the hashtag #JebCanFixIt started immediately trending on Twitter (TWTR) , garnering nearly 30,000 Tweets by the end of the day. Sounds great, right? Not if you're a Bush supporter. The hashtag was instantly hijacked by thousands of trolls with Tweets like this:
  • Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria

    10/23/2015 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS. Allen, who reportedly had clashed with the military over the now-defunct $500 million effort to create an army of Syrian volunteers, was departing after 13 months as special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, another name for the terrorist group.
  • 12 Donald Trump businesses that no longer exist

    07/25/2015 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 85 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | October 10, 2014 | Elena Holodn
    Donald Trump catapulted himself into the spotlight with his gilded real estate ventures and vibrant personality. The latter is what has made his show "The Apprentice" such a huge success. And over the years, he's had an opinion or two about the business world. "In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish," Trump once said. But like any successful business person, Trump has had his share of setbacks. Here, we present to you 12 Trump businesses that went belly up or no longer exist.
  • Fed personnel agency admits history of security problems

    06/16/2015 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 2 replies
    juno-news.com ^ | 6/16/2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    An Office of Personnel Management investigative official said Tuesday the agency entrusted with millions of personnel records has a history of failing to meet basic computer network security requirements.Michael Esser, assistant inspector general for audit, said in testimony prepared for delivery that for years many of the people running the agency's information technology had no IT background.
  • Marilyn Mosby Filed Gag Order Motion IN THE WRONG COURT (Really)

    06/09/2015 10:47:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-9-2015 | CHUCK ROSS
    Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby’s motion for a gag order in the Freddie Gray case was denied Monday because the prosecutor filed paperwork in the wrong court.Mosby’s May 14 motion, filed in Baltimore’s circuit court, was intended to block witnesses, attorneys and police from speaking publicly about the Gray case. Six officers have been indicted on a total of 28 felony charges related to Gray’s April 12 arrest. The 25-year-old Gray died April 19. His death was ruled a homicide.Judge Charles Peters slapped down Mosby’s motion, citing jurisdictional issues, The Baltimore Sun reported. The cases for the six...
  • Report: Chinese hackers stole data from up to 4 million Federal Employees

    06/04/2015 2:48:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 6-4-2015 | Maxwell Tani and AP
    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of an unprecedented data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records. According to the Washington Post, Chinese hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management in December and gained access to personal information of up to 4 million current and former employees. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, says the OPM and the Interior Department were hacked. A second U.S. official who also declined to be identified said the data breach could potentially affect...
  • Investigation: Undercover agents snuck fake explosives, banned weapons past TSA

    06/01/2015 1:21:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2015
    Undercover agents were able to sneak fake explosives and banned weapons through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints, in an investigation that revealed a massive, system-wide security failure at America's airports. The findings were part of a DHS inspector general probe. The report is still classified, but Fox News has confirmed the investigation found security failures at dozens of airports. Homeland Security officials confirmed to Fox News that TSA screeners failed 67 out of 70 tests -- or 96 percent -- carried out by special investigators known as "red teams." In one case, an undercover agent with a fake bomb strapped to...
  • Study: ET not home Where are the aliens?

    05/31/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Despite the relatively new frenzy to find extraterrestrial life in the universe after astronomers discovered water to exist on a number of celestial bodies over the years, research shows that the only place aliens can be found are on bone-chilling late-night documentaries of UFO sightings.According to exhaustive analysis performed by a team of scientists at Penn State University (PSU), absolutely no sign of highly advanced extraterrestrial lifeforms exist in the known universe at least 100,000 galaxies of it, that is. A lonely frontier In their latest virtual expedition through space, scientists have used all of their high-tech gadgetry...
  • Marilyn Mosby to Perform in Baltimore Circus (Not Satire)

    05/28/2015 7:47:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    pjmedia ^ | May 28, 2015 | Debra Heine
    Prosecutor Marilyn Mosbys high-profile prosecution against the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray may have devolved into what could arguably be described as a three-ring circus, but she and her husband, city councilman Nick Mosby, are literally going to be guest ringmasters in a traveling black circus that is visiting Baltimore this weekend. Via The Root: This comes on the heels of Marilyn Mosbys appearance onstage with music legend Prince for his #Rally4Peace concert, which drew criticism a few weeks ago. She is also being accused of bias by pro-law-enforcement critics for her close ties to the...
  • Obamacare advocates seek to fix problem they made worse

    05/26/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2015 | Byron York
    Back in 2009, when Congress was debating the Affordable Care Act, many liberal Democrats felt it did not go far enough that it should be even more sweeping, even more expansive, even more costly. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, one of the Senate's most liberal Democrats and a veteran of many legislative battles, urged his colleagues on the Left to go ahead and pass the bill. "The key to this is that this modest home, we can put additions onto it in the future," Harkin told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in December 2009. "But if we don't have the starter home, we're...
  • The Memory Hole for Those Too Young To Know

    05/08/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 15 replies
    email | 5/8/2015 | Unknown
    Many people who may vote in the democratic primary election, if there is one and the general election in 2016 have no real knowledge of Mrs. Clinton or her accomplishments. As a public service, one should provide some input regarding her triumphs for consideration. When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldnt even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts. Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over...
  • Chilean president asks cabinet to resign

    05/07/2015 12:11:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 7, 2015 | unattributed
    ...Ms Bachelet's son, Sebastian Davalos, was accused by the opposition of using his influence to get a $10m (6.5m) bank loan for his wife. His wife's company used the money to buy plots of land in central Chile which her company then resold for profit. Although Chile's national bank regulator cleared him of any wrongdoing, the issue has become a scandal. Ms Bachelet always maintained she had not been aware of the deal but in a TV interview on Wednesday night she acknowledged she had made "important mistakes" in not returning from holiday or commenting on the case sooner. Correspondents...
  • GOP Senate Finance: At least $5.7B wasted on ObamaCare so far

    03/20/2015 12:24:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee say they have found at least $5.7 billion in wasted ObamaCare spending from the last five years. Panel Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said his staff have tallied the costs of five programs that have failed or "added no value," from the dysfunctional HealthCare.gov website to the national sign-up navigator program. "That is $5.7 billion down the drain," Hatch said during a hearing Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare's passage. The federal government's HealthCare.gov, which broke down in the fall of 2013, has been one of the most criticized components of ObamaCare's rollout....
  • Local man overlooked on Southwest flight to Florida

    03/12/2015 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    WZZM.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Sarah Sell
    A West Michigan man says he was forced to buy a new plane ticket home after the airline told him that he failed to show up for his original flight. He called 13 On Your Side looking for help after Southwest refused to refund his money. "It's terrible. I can't believe the airline didn't know I was in that seat," says Bob Woudstra, of Cutlerville. Woudstra is upset that he was overlooked on his flight to Florida. In February, he paid $616 for a roundtrip ticket from Grand Rapids to Ft Myers. On the 13th, he was dropped off at...
  • The Idiot President

    03/08/2015 9:16:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Barry Shaw
    Im going to tell you the truth, and the thing about the truth is that it sticks in your head forever. This is it the American President is an idiot. In fact, hes a dangerous idiot. Now Ill tell you why; When it comes to fighting the spreading cancer of radical Islamic terror that is choking the whole of the Middle East and much of Africa the American President has said he sees himself as a big town mayor fighting local crime. Thats idiotic!He sees ISIS, Al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other groups as rival gangs as in West Side...
  • DISD [Texas] Student Captures Teachers Profanity-Laced Lecture On Cell Phone

    03/06/2015 11:16:05 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    CBS Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrea Lucia
    While a 12-year-old student recorded with her cell phone, her teacher delivered a nearly 7-minute profanity-laced lecture. (snip) Diana says she took the recording to the principal Tuesday morning, but wasnt satisfied with the reaction. She asked me to delete the video, not to have the video in my phone, not to do anything with it, said Diana. But Diana didnt delete it.
  • Valerie Jarrett Promises To Hurt Israel, Netanyahu WILL PAY A PRICE...

    03/03/2015 3:49:53 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    TEA Party Crusaders ^ | 3/3/15 | Juliette Washington
    ...Over Iran Nukes Speech to Congress Nobody on Obamas staff has the power to speak this viciously and forcefully, to make crystal clear threats like this against a world leader, to the press, other than Valerie Jarrett. Plus, the sense of being so very PERSONALLY offended, so PERSONALLY invested in the President, is only going to come from Valerie Jarrett, we all know that. And lastly, the threatening language, the raging, vindictive arrogance are all Valeries emotional and rhetorical signatures. Take it to the bank that it was her. And it is beyond outrageous that she attacks Netanyahu as if...
  • Kerry: You Have to Understand Terrorists to Defeat Them

    02/20/2015 6:44:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) Declaring that you cannot defeat what you dont understand, Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday suggested some reasons why tens of thousands of young people are flocking to join terrorist groups in the Middle East. Among some of the likely motivations he listed were deprivation, a desire to avenge the death of a loved one, a response to acts of discrimination or repression, the desire to belong to a group, and rebellion against anonymity. Absent from the list was any belief misguided or otherwise that joining a terrorist group was an Islamic duty or demonstration...
  • Obama and cognitive dissonance

    01/26/2015 12:21:44 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It has been argued that Obama's cognitive dissonance is demonstratedby His dealings with Iran and His other disruptive efforts in the MiddleEast. Perhaps the contrary is more accurate. Basis of His foreign policies? An article at Front Page Magazine by Bruce Thorton is titled The Dangers of Obama's cognitive dissonance. It argues that Obama mistakenly believesthat Iran and "we" want many of the same things and that He acts on that belief. The heart of this mistake is the belief that whatever their professed beliefs, all peoples everywhere are just like us and want the same things we want. Since...
  • Hey GREAT JOB accidentally revealing confidential info of ISIS hostage this morning, White House!

    01/25/2015 4:28:13 PM PST · by blueyon · 24 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/25/15 | soopermexican????
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of a previously unidentified hostage being held by ISIS. Watch
  • The CentCom Hacker May Be a British 20-Year-Old

    01/15/2015 7:58:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 01/15/2015 | By Katie Zavadski
    Officials may have tracked down the leader of the group responsible for the not particularly harmful (but quite embarrassing) United States Central Command social media hack Monday, and the culprit may be none other than a 20-year-old Brit named Junaid Hussain. The avowed ISIS supporter who also goes by the moniker "TriCk" is believed to be behind the so-called Cyber Caliphate, which undertook the extremely strenuous task of guessing passwords to accounts CENTCOM wasn't smart enough to protect with two-step verification.The millennial has already served a stint in prison for leaking former British PM Tony Blair's personal information and photos....
  • BREAKING: CENTCOM Twitter Gets Hacked By ISIS During Obama Speech on Cyber Security

    01/12/2015 1:10:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Katie Pavlich
      In the past hour the Twitter account belonging to U.S. Central Command was hacked by someone or a group of individuals claiming to be from ISIS. NBC Nightly News        ✔@NBCNightlyNews Follow JUST IN: U.S. defense official confirms @CENTCOM has been hacked, scrambling to deal with the issue -@JimMiklaszewski 9:54 AM - 12 Jan 2015
  • U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:24:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/12/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Social media accounts for the U.S. militarys Central Command appeared to have been hacked on Monday, with the command posting threatening messages on Twitter and YouTube to American troops. In a statement, the Central Command confirmed that its Twitter account had been compromised and said it is taking appropriate measures to address the matter. The statement did not elaborate on the extent or seriousness of the hack or who may have been responsible. The account was disabled by Twitter around 1:10 p.m. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is examining and investigating the extent of the...
  • U.S. military Twitter feed hacked, apparently by IS sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:12:35 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2014 | No Attribution
    (Reuters) - The Twitter feed for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East was hacked on Monday by people claiming sympathy to the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. U.S. officials said that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account and its YouTube account were suspended after being compromised. Two U.S. defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the hacking was an embarrassment but did not appear to be a security threat. The White House said it was monitoring the extent of the hacking incident.
  • CENTCOM Twitter account hacked by ISIS sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:26:46 AM PST · by eastforker · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/12/2015 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) - The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was suspended Monday after it was hacked by ISIS sympathizers, a defense official told CNN. "We can confirm that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account was compromised earlier today. CENTCOM is taking appropriate measure to address the matter," a defense official told CNN. A series of unusual tweets were published with apparent warnings from ISIS, as well as links, images and Pentagon documents that reveal contact information for members of the military.
  • Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    01/12/2015 10:12:36 AM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 12, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    As President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding national cyber security efforts, hackers claiming to represent the Islamic State (IS) took over the Twitter account of the Pentagon division in charge of the Middle East. Hackers with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, posted links on U.S. Central Commands official Twitter page to what it claimed was confidential data from your mobile devices. ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allahs permission we are in CENTCOM now, said one tweet sent from CENTCOMs account.
  • US Central Command Twitter feed hacked by ISIS supporters

    01/12/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 112 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-12-2014 | Everett Rosenfeld
    The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was apparently hacked on Monday, with pro-ISIS messages plastering the account's profile. The first message was posted at 12:29 p.m. ET, with the words "AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS." and the hashtag "#CyberCaliphate." The profile's image was replaced with a photo that includes the text "i love you isis." Just before 1 p.m. ET profile and banner images were reverted to their default
  • "Isis" Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Page - Posts Strategy Powerpoints, Officer's Info.

    01/12/2015 10:09:42 AM PST · by struggle · 18 replies
    twitter ^ | 1/12/2015 | struggle
    About 30 mins ago, "ISIS" (I highly doubt it's them, but rather some hacker outside working in their interest) hacked and took over the CENTCOM page. The account has just been locked, and just in time for Obama's global security meeting.
  • Whistleblower Alleges Agency Cover-Up Over $300M Boondoggle To Protect Obama Nominee

    12/05/2014 5:32:02 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-5-2014 | Judson Berger
    Judson Berger December 05, 2014 Senior officials at the Social Security Administration (SSA) tried to hide a damning report on a $300 million computer system that lawmakers have called a boondoggle in order to protect President Obamas nominee to lead the agency, a whistleblower claimed in an interview with FoxNews.com. Whistleblower Michael Keegan told FoxNews.com that McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm, issued a draft report in December 2013 saying the agency had spent $288 million over six years for a new computer system processing disability claims that has yet to launch. But Keegan said he was present at a...
  • Congratulations Obama, Holder and assorted race pimps

    11/25/2014 1:34:07 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    You egged them on and you got your riots. Ferguson is burning. And for what purpose?
  • What Time Do the Polls Close? It's Govt., So Don't Ask

    11/03/2014 9:53:30 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    My poor blind wife sits at home awaiting my return from work.I simply want to know if I can get her to the polls in Roseville, California before they close.The first question about voting is, "what time are the polls open?"If this were a business, not only would "what, where, how, why and when" be the first thing a serious venture that isn't "too big to fail" would inform its customers about…If you look on the internet for any business that has to please its customers or else go out of business, you'll see on right Google "open until (8:00...
  • For Man in Ebola Virus Cleanup, a History of Fraud

    11/02/2014 2:45:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 1, 2014 | BENJAMIN MUELLER
    The chief safety officer of the hazardous-materials company that cleaned the apartment of New York Citys first Ebola patient was, in a past career as a mortgage negotiator, accused of fraud in 2009 by the attorney general at the time, Andrew M. Cuomo. In recent days, the safety officer, Sal Pane, has been the public face of the company, Bio-Recovery Corporation, which cleaned both the apartment of the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, as well as a bowling alley that he had visited the night before he was taken to the hospital. .........Mr. Pane said he changed the spelling of his...
  • Obama Went And Appointed An Ebola Czar And Now The Man Is Nowhere To Be Found

    10/29/2014 6:44:46 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-30-2014 | Roberta Rampton
    Roberta Rampton, Reuters October 29, 2014 It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the crisis. Since starting last Wednesday, Klain has been seen only once, in a photo op on his first day, leaving health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health - and...
  • State Department Plans To Bring Foreign Ebola Patients To U.S. (Infected Doctors & Medical Aides)

    10/28/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-28-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Stephen DinanThe Washington TimesOctober 28, 2014 The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise the U.S. will be the worlds medical backstop. Some countries are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed...
  • Ex-Administration Official Sums Up The Obama Administration's Insularity In One Brutal Sentence

    10/28/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 10-27-2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Brett LoGiurato October 28, 2014Politico Magazine editor Michael Hirsh asked on Monday whether the Obama administration was full of a "team of bumblers" on the foreign policy and national security sides. At the heart of the criticism is the charge that the Obama White House is too insular and often doesn't have a strategy. According to House Armed Services Committee staffers who spoke to Hirsh, there is often a lack of coordination among the White House, Capitol Hill, and the Pentagon. And the general feeling is that the administration's National Security Council, which has beefed up to 300 members from...
  • 5 Year Old Under Ebola Evaluation at a New York Hospital

    10/27/2014 12:43:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    WPTV ^ | 10/27/2014 | Ashley Fantz
    (CNN) -- A 5-year-old boy who recently returned from Ebola-stricken West Africa is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center after experiencing a fever, Dr. Ram Raju said on CNN on Monday. Special Section: More Ebola news The boy is undergoing an evaluation, which includes taking a thorough history of the child's recent travel with his family to West Africa and finding out if he's come into contact with people who have Ebola, said Raju, the president of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which oversees Bellevue. CNN's Chris Cuomo asked why the child wasn't simply tested...
  • Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

    10/25/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2014 | Carlo Allegri
    Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday.
  • Petty Government Hacks In Norcross, GA Shake Down Their Screw-Up Victim For $300

    10/22/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    NewsRadio106.7 ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Remember the woman who had her home sold out from underneath her by the inept hacks of Norcross, GA city government? The ones who received tax payments from her for three years, then seized her home without notice and sold it (also without notice) because they claimed they didn't know how to contact her. At her HOME. Where she LIVED? Yesterday city officials denied knowing anything about anything and suggested that, since the home had a new legal owner, there might not be anything they could do...except keep the money from the sale and throw this family out on the...
  • The Incompetence Virus

    10/20/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 10 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 10/20/2014 | David Catron
    The folks at Media Matters for America are angry at the press. In a sublimely ironic post, Eric Boehlert fumes, As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus they're getting a major assist from the news media. Boehlert believes that media coverage of Ebola has abetted the GOPs low designs by creating the unfair impression that the Obama administration is somehow incompetent ... Presumably, this indictment includes notorious right wing rags like the New York Times, which recently published an op-ed by Joe Nocera that points out the obvious: When you...
  • 2001 Holiday Inn Ebola commercial... funny!

    10/18/2014 6:35:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | ~2001 | Holiday Inn Express (2001)
    Funny 2001 TV spot of Ebola researchers who stayed at Holiday In Express...
  • Why Has Ebola Czar Nicole Lurie Been MIA?

    10/16/2014 3:02:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/15/2014 | IBD Staff
    Preparedness: Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A. You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days. Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak. After all, it's right there in her job title.