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  • Feds Still Studying Why Majority of Lesbians Are Obese

    08/30/2014 7:59:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/30/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to determine why “nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese,” and why gay males are not. In just two years the project’s budget has nearly doubled, growing from $1.5 million to nearly $3 million today, despite fears that sequestration could jeopardize the project and other NIH funding....
  • With Liberty and iPads For All

    08/20/2014 5:47:04 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 29 replies
    vanity | 8-20-14 | vanity
    All textbooks on iPad at my child's high school, computers for all from K-12 in the school district where I live. This even though most kids already have one and some have more than one computer of their own, the schools private and public have purchased from Apple zillions of MacBook Airs and iPad Airs to bestow upon their students. Students are to use a program called Noteability to write on the screens with the stylus that came with the "device" and use Google connect to send in to their teachers. Did anyone ask the parents for input on any...
  • Financing Terrorism

    07/03/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Cliff May
    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- I pay lots of taxes. Some of my money supports U.S. Special Forces, and that pleases me. I have no problem helping fund the U.S. Park Service or the Centers for Disease Control. I am, however, a tad uneasy about my tax dollars -- and yours --going to support terrorists. You think I’m joking? The U.S. government gives more than $400 million a year to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Last week, the Israeli prime minister’s office presented figures on the PA’s payments to terrorists imprisoned in Israel: In 2011-2012, the PA’s Ministry of Prisoners Affairs transferred...
  • The War on Poverty—$21 Trillion Later

    04/02/2014 8:42:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    canada free press ^ | 4/2/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Fifty years and trillions of dollars after the “War on Poverty” was launched, poor Americans aren’t much better off, according to a study published by Republican reformers in Congress. The War on Poverty has barely made a dent in actual poverty, states the 205-page report unveiled last month by the House Budget Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).
  • Ted Cruz Blocks Senate From Giving $68 Billion As Gift To IMF…… And Guess What Harry Reid Backs Down

    03/26/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    video at link
  • Michelle Obama, Daughters Make Stylish Arrival in China, Promote Family Time

    03/20/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT · by bkopto · 113 replies
    Latino Post ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Yara Simon
    Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, are in China to promote family, a U.S.-China diplomacy, and they are doing it in style. Obama wore a leather-and-suede patchwork Derek Lam dress. She paired it with thigh high boots, and seemed to be dressed for slightly chilly weather. Sasha and Malia were equally as chic. The sisters wore complementary outfits, as they are known to do. Sasha wore a velvet red skirt, a black top and tights. Malia wore a shiny silver pleated skirt and a brown shirt. The Obamas were invited by another stylish lady, Chinese First Lady Peng...
  • Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

    03/18/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 89 replies
    BuzzFeeda ^ | March 18, 2014 | J Lester Feder
    “Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration” on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department. The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American “experts” on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed. Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is “born gay.” “I talked personally to President Museveni just a few...
  • A look at first lady's China itinerary

    03/17/2014 5:52:55 PM PDT · by opentalk · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2014 | staff
    Highlights of first lady Michelle Obama's trip to China with her daughters and mother: THURSDAY: Arrives Beijing. FRIDAY: Joins first lady Peng Liyuan at Beijing Normal School; visits Forbidden City; meets with Peng and joins her for dinner and performance.
  • Michelle Obama plans pricey trip to China as the First Family is criticized for spending..."

    03/03/2014 9:04:31 PM PST · by LucyT · 14 replies
    UK MailOnline ^ | 3 March 2014 | DailyMailReporter
    Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother plan a week-long solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China's first lady and high school and university students - and will likely cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars. The Obamas' trip to Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral cost taxpayers $11 million while the president was only in the country for 13 hours A 2013 trip to Africa for the president cost taxpayers more than $100 million .
  • Obama Will Announce Initiative to Empower Young Black Men [Trayvon Martin Anniversary]

    02/27/2014 2:19:33 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/27/14 | Michael D Shear
    For much of Barack Obama’s presidency, he has sought to avoid being defined by his race or gender, often emphasizing that he is the leader of all Americans. On Thursday, Mr. Obama will use the power of his office to focus on helping young black men succeed. Stymied by Congress on many of the economic policies he considers central to the lives of blacks, Mr. Obama is seeking to prod nonprofit foundations, business groups and civic leaders to provide more opportunities for a struggling part of the American family. His new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is aimed at finding ways...
  • FDA Launches Ad Campaign Telling Kids That ‘Cigarettes Are Bullies’

    02/04/2014 8:50:13 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 2/4/2014 | Penny Starr
    “Cigarettes are bullies. Don’t let tobacco control you.” That’s the message from the Food and Drug Administration’s new anti-smoking campaign, “The Real Cost,” which is aimed at teens and pre-teens. The FDA says its goal is to reduce the number of the number of future smokers, thereby reducing the harmful effects that tobacco use has on “the health of our country.”
  • Obama LEAVES Michelle in Hawaii as 50th 'birthday present' while he returns from two-week vacation

    01/05/2014 12:57:54 PM PST · by matt04 · 60 replies
    Michelle Obama doesn't want jewelry or chocolates for her 50th birthday later this month. She wants to be alone. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Saturday after two weeks of vacationing with his family in Hawaii. He left with daughters Sasha and Malia. Michelle stayed behind. 'As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday,' the White House explained in a statement. The First Lady turns the big 5 - 0 on January 17. The White House did not say how much...
  • Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone

    01/05/2014 6:19:17 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    CBS/Reuters January 5, 2014, 8: 26 AM Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time...
  • TV Shows Will Soon Be Weaving Obamacare Into Plotlines

    11/04/2013 5:36:49 PM PST · by Dysart · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11--4-13
    Young people are key for the Affordable Care Act to work, and as a result of a half-million-dollar grant by the California Endowment, TV shows regularly consumed by these young people will soon be weaving Obamacare into plotlines in order to get more of them enrolled in the health care program.If you’ve ever watched Modern Family or New Girl and thought, “Gee, if only I was learning about the benefits of a complex federal program during this, it would be so much better,” you’re in luck! The 18-month grant, to the Lear Center’s Hollywood Health & Society program, will be...
  • #StopWatchingUS rally against mass surveillance: Live Updates

    10/26/2013 11:57:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 19 replies
    Hundreds are marching on the National Mall in Washington, DC to protest covert NSA surveillance operations on the anniversary of the Patriot Act. The organizers are planning to present Congress with a petition which has acquired over 570,000 signatures. Stop Watching Us is a collective of 100 public advocacy groups, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom Works, as well as individuals like Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose many of the NSAÂ’s surveillance procedures. The rally is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am local time on October...
  • Does Obama Know He's Fighting on Al-Qa'ida's Side?

    08/28/2013 6:13:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    AINA ^ | 27 August 2013
    If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured -- for the very first time in history -- that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa'ida. Quite an alliance! Was it not the Three Musketeers who shouted "All for one and one for all" each time they sought combat? This really should be the new battle cry if -- or when -- the statesmen of the Western world go to war against Bashar al-Assad. The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents...
  • Obama’s not to be trusted on foreign policy

    08/10/2013 5:08:23 PM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 10, 2013 | Janet Daley
    Having declared an end to the War on Terror, the US president no longer has any clear idea of his country's global role The West can no longer rely on American leadership in the world. For the remaining duration of the Obama administration, Washington’s judgment and effectiveness in foreign policy cannot be trusted. It is quite an achievement for the one remaining superpower to appear as ineffectual and wrong-footed as the United States has managed to do in the past week. But there it is. The president’s global strategy in his second term was based on two resounding premises. First,...
  • HUD Proposes Plan to Racially, Economically Integrate Neighborhoods

    08/10/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT · 100 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 9, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    Move would allow Obama administration to institute policies that would better integrate communities The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for. The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments...
  • HUD Proposes Plan to Racially, Economically Integrate Neighborhoods

    08/10/2013 5:20:20 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for. The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments and others who receive agency money with data and a geospatial tool to...
  • Planned Parenthood now under nationwide investigation by GAO, Congressmen announce

    08/05/2013 6:41:09 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Aug 05, 2013 20:05 EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The General Accounting Office (GAO) will investigate every dollar of federal funding going to Planned Parenthood, as well as other organizations that support the liberalization of abortion laws, for potential fraud. The GAO will investigate the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Guttmacher Institute, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), the Population Council, and Advocates for Youth. The “comprehensive” report will list every service performed and every federal dollar allocated, four Congressmen announced on Monday afternoon.
  • [Louisiana] State's first wind farm planned in St. Mary Parish [bird killer]

    07/30/2013 10:30:34 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    KLFY Channel 10 - Lafayette - Louisiana ^ | Updated: Jul 30, 2013 9:15 AM CDT
    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish could be the site of the state's first commercial wind farm of energy-producing turbines under a plan by a Metairie company. The Advocate reports Southern States Renewable Energy is proposing a $40 million project that, under the current plan, would bring eight 498-foot-tall wind turbines to an isolated patch of coastal land near the Port of West St. Mary.
  • The NSA's Surveillance Is Unconstitutional

    07/24/2013 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2013 | Randy Barnett
    Due largely to unauthorized leaks, we now know that the National Security Agency has seized from private companies voluminous data on the phone and Internet usage of all U.S. citizens. We've also learned that the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has approved the constitutionality of these seizures in secret proceedings in which only the government appears, and in opinions kept secret even from the private companies from whom the data are seized. If this weren't disturbing enough, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform, is compiling a massive database of citizens' personal information—including monthly...
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • Michael Bloomberg gun control group site registered to N.Y.C.

    06/24/2013 1:46:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Steve Friess
    The name “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” is well known as Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control arm, which he spends his personal fortune through on ads. Yet the group’s website is registered to, and handled by, official city government servers and staffers. Domain names for MAIG were registered in 2006 by the New York City Department of Information and Technology, and have remained on official city web servers ever since.Yet the group’s “action fund,” through which he has piped at least $14 million of his own money in ads over gun control this year alone, is registered as a 501c4, a nonprofit “social...
  • Obama’s ‘Social Innovation’ Slush Fund: Funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to left-wing groups.

    06/14/2013 8:14:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/14/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    We all know now what the vengeful Obama IRS has been doing to conservative nonprofits the past four years: strangling them in the crib. But do you know how much pampering and largesse far-left welfare-state charities have received while limited-government groups suffered? You don’t know the half of it. Before President Obama took office, I warned that Democrats planned to steer untold amounts of taxpayer dollars to his shady community-organizing pals. The Dems’ 2008 party platform proposed the creation of a “Social Investment Fund Network” to subsidize “social entrepreneurs and leading nonprofit organizations [that] are assisting schools, lifting families out...
  • U.S. Collects Vast Data Trove (Major Phone Companies, Credit Cards, Online Activity)

    06/06/2013 5:53:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 128 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Siobhan Gorman, Evan Perez and Janet Hook
    The National Security Agency's monitoring of Americans includes customer records from the three major phone networks as well as emails and Web searches, and the agency also has cataloged credit-card transactions, said people familiar with the agency's activities. The disclosure this week of an order by a secret U.S. court for Verizon Communications Inc.'s phone records set off the latest public discussion of the program. But people familiar with the NSA's operations said the initiative also encompasses phone-call data from AT&T Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp., records from Internet-service providers and purchase information from credit-card providers. The agency is using...
  • Michelle Obama May Take 'Extended Summer Getaway' With Daughters (new vacation digs)

    05/22/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 3:28 PM, May 22, 2013
    In between all the political brush fires that have engulfed the White House in recent days, President Obama and wife Michelle Obama have still managed time for vacation planning. The nation’s first family is looking to cool their jets this summer at a house in Farm Neck on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Boston Globe. Obama and his family are no stranger to Martha’s Vineyard, having made three previous summer visits to Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark. They skipped going there last summer, and their favorite Blue Heron Farm house might not be available anymore. It was purchased in late...
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept. (Huma Abedin)

    05/16/2013 9:46:34 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a Democrat, prepares for a mayoral run in New York City. Politico...
  • Huma Abedin Allowed To Represent Clients While At State

    05/16/2013 3:47:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/13 4:14 PM EDT
    Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide and the wife of all-but-declared New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — spent her final months at the State Department working as a part-time consultant with the agency who at the same time was allowed to represent outside clients, POLITICO has confirmed. Abedin, a fixture at the Clintons’ side for at least 15 years — from Iowa to Indonesia — shifted to her new role after maternity leave in the early summer of 2012, according to a source familiar with the arrangement. The new status made her a “special government employee,” which was...
  • US Ambassador visits Canadian mosque promising US taxpayer aid

    05/12/2013 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 15 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | Posted on May 11, 2013 | creeping sharia
    Jacobson isn’t running guns to Canadian jihadists yet but he is promising your tax dollars to Muslims. Obama’s Taxation for Islamization wealth transfer plan continues. via SheikYerMami.
  • Smart Meters – Not a Smart Idea Health & Safety Risks of Wireless Utility Meters

    05/07/2013 4:05:52 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Rick Haymow
    There are now 322 million cell phone subscribers in the U.S. and 4 billion worldwide with over 5 million cell towers and antennas scattered across the planet. 20 million Americans currently use wireless laptops, tablets, and routers, and according to the Wireless Association, that number has increased by 50% in just the last two years. Wireless devices emit radio frequency radiation (RFR) that consists of low intensity high frequency radio waves of non-ionizing radiation in the microwave range of approximately 900 MHz to 2.4 GHz. Wireless RFR now permeates most cities and rural areas and is spreading at lightning speed...
  • Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year

    03/22/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 119 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/22/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    The nationwide shortage of ammunition has left many police departments scrambling to get their hands on the necessary rounds - with some even bartering among each other. Meanwhile, Rep. Timothy Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to respond to multiple members of Congress asking why DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds in the past year. Police Chief Cameron Arthur of Jenks, Oklahoma says, "Ammunition and assault weapons in general have skyrocketed...In addition to the fact, not only is it a lot more expensive, but the time to get it could be six months to...
  • Obama admin approves sale of sensitive military technology to China

    01/29/2013 2:00:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    human events ^ | January 29, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    A Chinese company will take charge of sensitive military and battery technology following the Treasury Department’s decision on Tuesday to permit the sale of a U.S. company that was bankrolled with tax dollars to the Shanghai-based Wanxiang firm. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the $256 million sale of A123 Systems’ operation, despite warnings from military insiders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the sale presents a danger to national security. A123 Systems, which went bankrupt despite the Obama administrations’ $249 million in green energy funding to produce advanced lithium ion batteries, controls 91 patents...
  • Michelle's obscene spending of our money

    11/04/2012 9:22:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/4/2012 | George Spelvin
    Michelle Flotus Obama’s obscene White House vacations cost us tax payers a low end estimate of12 million dollars because her 16 documented trips as shown on the latest YouTube video do not include all of our first queen’s trips, only those she took with the girls! Her over the top spending is coming to light thanks to a GLOBE CELEBRITY MAGAZINE special investigation plus a web video detailing wanton waste of our taxpayer dollars as our economy sinks, and we struggle just to pay monthly bills! GLOBE is reporting President Obama “blew up at Michelle” in a fierce WH fight...
  • USDA mum on details USDA-Mexico food stamp partnership, non-citizen participation in welfare

    10/19/2012 10:53:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2012 | Caroline May
    On the same day that Senate Budget Committee Republicans revealed that spending on federal welfare programs constituted the single largest expenditure in the 2011 budget, the Department of Agriculture failed to meet a key deadline to further explain its food stamp partnership with the Mexican government....(SNAP), or food stamps, which recently reached an all-time high enrollment of nearly 47 million participants. Non-citizen participation in SNAP has quadrupled since 2001 and doubled since 2008.
  • Coburn's 'Waste Book' details $19 billion in eye-opening government expenses

    10/16/2012 3:57:09 PM PDT · by LucyT · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2012 | Fox News Staff
    What do robotic squirrels, menus for Martian meals and a musical about climate change have in common? They've all been made possible with taxpayer assistance, according to the latest survey of government waste put out by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Known simply as the Waste Book, the report is a watchlist of eye-opening expenditures, which Coburn blames on a "let them eat caviar" attitude in Washington -- at a time when "23 million of our fellow Americans do not have good jobs," Coburn notes. Coburn, while chiding the agencies that spend this money for their "lack of judgment," said Congress...
  • PBS and Big Bird

    10/11/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT · by greyfox · 6 replies
    Real clear politics ^ | Oct 11/2012 | greyfox
    Dennis Miller joins Bill O'Reilly to lend his perspective on the upcoming Vice Presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden along with comments on the big bird controversy
  • BREAKING! Obama's Ring Inscription: THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH! (video)

    10/10/2012 12:53:40 PM PDT · by all the best · 108 replies
    youtube ^ | October 10, 2012
    Brief(under 3 mins.) video re Obama's ring proclaiming there is no god but you no who. Wore this ring at least since law school and was then put on his finger by his lovely bride.
  • School Pays Contractor $55/hr for Secretary to Open an Envelope

    10/04/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Sometimes private contractors see schools and their multi-million dollar budgets as great sources of potential revenue. And because schools rarely employ people with business sense or experience, they sometimes hire contractors to perform major projects without seeking competitive bids or doing thorough background checks on the companies.Then the cost overrun bills start arriving and more tax dollars than necessary go out the door.In Hillsborough, New Jersey, school board members were recently “shocked” and “insulted” that the district’s architectural contractor recently submitted invoices totaling about $19,000, according to the Hillsborough Beacon.Apparently there was some confusion about what the contactor should charge...
  • Obama to UN: It's Not My Fault Stevens is Dead

    09/25/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Big Peace ^ | September 25, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Passing the buck in dramatic fashion on the world stage, President Barack Obama told the UN General Assembly this morning that the U.S. government was not responsible for the anti-Islam video that he once again blamed for recent attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East. He added that more guards at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi would not have helped save Ambassador Chris Stevens, and that the real problem was "deeper causes" such as religious intolerance. "[I]t will not be enough to put more guards in front of an Embassy; or to put statements of regret, and wait for...
  • Investigation Finds Obama Financing Mosques Worldwide With U.S. Taxpayer Dollars

    09/15/2012 1:52:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Patdollard ^ | 9/14/2012 | Pat Dollard
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas. This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending.Plenty of outrage following the announcement made Thursday afternoon by a government commission that suggested huge cuts to the budget, including eliminating the interest education for home mortgage. This juxtaposed with the United States investing millions to refurbish mosques as a good-will effort in Muslim countries has upset many taxpayer groups.
  • Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz: ‘The U.S. Military Is Spending $20 Million for Firewood’

    09/14/2012 7:58:20 PM PDT · by LucyT · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) revealed that the U.S. military is currently spending about $20 million on firewood. That’s right, firewood. “It mentions in your report that the U.S. military is spending $20 million for firewood. Is there any justification for $20 million in Afghan firewood?” Chaffetz asks John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction. “Mr. Chairman that was one of the more interesting comments my auditor told me is that — you are absolutely correct we are paying…approximately $20 million a year for firewood,” Sopko confirmed. “And when my auditors...
  • Soros-Funded Activist Gave Reagan Portrait The Finger At White House

    06/25/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    CNSnews ^ | June 23, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    Left-wing activists gave a painting of Reagan the finger, but the hand that props them up comes from George Soros. One of the two activists involved is national director of public engagement at Solutions for Progress –funded in part by Soros’s Open Society Institute....Matthew Hart, the national director of public engagement at Solutions for Progress, posted his photo giving Reagan the finger on Facebook with the caption saying, “F*** Reagan,” (without the editing)
  • Obama's spending grows 'exponentially' – in Kenya!

    06/20/2012 6:29:08 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 6/20/2012 | Steve Peacock
    Barack Obama administration spending and projects in Kenya have become so voluminous that the U.S. Agency for International Development must hire more contractors to oversee endeavors other providers already carry out across the African nation.
  • Taxpayer Calculator: Indian reality show, California wine tours backed by USDA funds

    06/18/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 14, 2012 | By John Brandt
    Another MAP recipient, the Cotton Council International, received $20 million in 2011 to produce and promote Let’s Design, an Indian reality television show where contestants make clothing out of cotton. The council has reaped more than $169 million in the last decade.
  • Vets prompt [Gov] Malloy to nix [state funding] project with Communist tie

    06/04/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | June 4, 2012 | Keith M. Phaneuf
    Opposition from state veterans groups prompted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reverse his support Monday for using state funds to repair a New Haven community center that houses a Communist newspaper. Malloy, whose administration has gone back and forth on whether to finance $300,000 in renovations for the New Haven People's Center, issued a brief statement during the State Bond Commission meeting before moving on to the next agenda item without discussion. And one of the two Republican legislators who spearheaded opposition to the funding, Rep. Sean J. Williams of Watertown, said after he would ask the Democratic governor's administration...
  • Michelle Obama and daughters off to Atlantic City for tax payer funded trip to see Beyonce concert

    05/26/2012 2:53:40 PM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | May 26, 2012 | Fireandreamichell
    The Obama’s feel your pain. Really, they do. So much so that Michelle fat cakes Obama is off to Atlanitc City to see a Beyonce concert. Wonder how long it will be before the Obama regime contacts Jake Tapper who tweeted this information to remove it immedality like the papers that published one of the daughter’s trips to Mexico about a months ago. Tapper who many people actually like (I don’t) posted about the news that ABC sources have told him. I’m sure that other than Tapper’s Tweet (if it doesn’t get scrubbed) no other pink slime media outfit will...
  • Michelle Obama's Hospital Colleague Who Offered Rev.Wright Bribe Gets HHS Grant

    05/15/2012 6:12:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    The Lid ^ | May 14, 2012 | The Lid
    Before she became first Lady Michelle Obama was had a $317,000 job as Vice President of the University of Chicago Medical Center. At her job she helped to create a program where the uninsured get sent to a different hospital. Imagine that, while her husband was pushing universal healthcare Michelle was doing her utmost to make sure the poor didn't come to her hospital. It seems as if the FLOTUS got more than a salary for her work denying health care to the poor. According to The Amateur” author Edward Klein, Dr. Eric Whitaker vice president of the University of...
  • USAID Contractor Gets $61 Million to Boost Nigerian Agribusiness

    04/27/2012 9:20:37 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 27, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today revealed it recently awarded a $61 million contract to Chemonics International, Inc., to boost the productivity and product quality of the Nigerian agriculture sector. Chemonics is led by Richard Dreiman, a Harvard University and UC Berkley educated CEO who worked as a privately contracted advisor to USAID/Zaire before coming to the company in 1992. Indeed, the Chemonics executive team is composed of many former USAID officials and independent contractors, including ex-USAID staffers and current Chemonics Senior VPs James Griffin, Stephen Pelliccia, Chris Scott, and Douglas L. Tinsler. Although Chemonics secured the award...
  • Lawmakers aghast over report of lavish conference footed by taxpayers

    04/03/2012 12:48:57 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2012 | FoxNews
    An obscure federal agency may have set a new benchmark for lavish conferences on the taxpayers' dime. Lawmakers are voicing outrage following a government report that found the General Services Administration held a blowout $820,000 conference near Las Vegas which grossly exceeded what the planners were allowed to spend. The employees dropped thousands of dollars on luxury items and convention giveaways -- including more than $6,000 on commemorative coins, $8,000 on a "yearbook," and $3,200 for an in-house mind reader. "It's unbelievable that red flags didn't immediately go up well before this junket," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said. In the...