Monday, December 14, 2015

EPA Broke the Law with 'Covert Propaganda', Says GAO

 The Obama administration's abuse of the power of BIG government and using the alphabet agencies to target their opponents is no secret and neither are most of the shenanigans at the EPA.  The EPA's use of secret email accounts and instant messaging to skirt FOIA laws and the collusion with environmental groups are devious enough but an illegal covert propaganda campaign to push the progressive agenda takes abuse of power to a whole new level. Excerpted from TheHill.

EPA broke the law with 'covert propaganda,' says GAO
Congressional auditors say the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke the law on multiple occasions with "covert propoganda" in support of a controversial regulation that gives the agency power over smaller streams of water. 
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said a pair of social media campaigns by the EPA in support of its “waters of the United States” rule broke laws that prohibit federal agencies from promoting or lobbying for their own actions.

GAO faulted the EPA for using Thunderclap, a social media amplification tool, to recruit hundreds of Twitter users to tweet in support of the rule. 
It also said the EPA broke the law with a blog post that linked to two environmental groups’ pages urging readers to contact members of Congress to oppose legislation. 
“We conclude that EPA’s use of Thunderclap constituted covert propaganda, in violation of the publicity or propaganda prohibition,” GAO wrote. 
“We also conclude that EPA hyperlinks to the [Natural Resources Defense Council] and Surfrider Foundation webpages provided in the EPA blog post constitute grassroots lobbying, in violation of the grassroots lobbying prohibition.” 
The GOP said the EPA also violated the law that prohibits spending government resources that have not been appropriated.
gao opinion epa social-media lobbying & propaganda

The Obama administration openly relies on the stupidity of its supporters and is aided by a complicit media to secure the 'legacy' of  their candidate Barack Obama and to further to goals of the left.  Wrongdoings by this administration will never be fully investigated by the partisan hacks at the DOJ and this administration won't be held accountable by almost all of the media.  The 'mainstream media' is in fact a propaganda apparatus of the Democratic Party.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Barack Obama Spins The Non-Binding Paris Climate Pact

Barack Obama and the leftist totalitarian freaks have pushed climate alarmism for years now.  The latest non-binding 'pact' agreed to in Paris was designed to bypass the Senate and establish eco-Marxism as another funding mechanism for the United Nations and global governance.

The carbon cap and trade scam was derailed in Barack Obama's first term by none other than Democrat Senator Harry Reid because he was concerned about the 2010 elections. Even though the Democrats controlled the White House, the House and the Senate, the political winds were shifting in 2010 and global warming legislation would cause an even cooler reception for the Democrats with American voters so the cap and trade sham was scrapped. While domestic green cronyism and pork projects would enrich the Democrat party donors , the party's global ambitions like Agenda 21 would have to wait 5 more years.

Fast forward to 2015 with a Republican controlled House and Senate plus a lame-duck leftist in the White House and the Paris 'pact' is the result.  Barack Obama's signature healthcare plan has failed, his foreign policy flounders and is amateurish at best so his only chance at a 'legacy' now is touting his non-binding climate agreement. The spin is classic Obama. 

After pledging to slow the oceans rising and heal the planet,  we find out that not only is the 'pact' non-binding, but we find out the agreement reaches the HALFWAY goal at BEST.

Countries like China and India aren't going to quit consuming coal or even lower their consumption in the near term. In fact, China has misreported their coal usage and India will consume ever increasing amounts of coal in the future. In fact, the pledges are to slow the increases many years into the future.
China, India and Indonesia now burn 71 percent of the world's newly mined coal according to the World Coal Association, with new European and North American consumption negligible as their countries turn to cleaner energy. 
Other Asian nations are increasingly looking to coal to power their economies too, with Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam opening new plants, pushing the Asia/Pacific region to 80 percent of new coal plants 
"Coal is still the most cost competitive power generation fuel, and in the end that's what matters most for emerging markets," said Frederic Neumann, Co-Head Of Asian Economic Research at HSBC in Hong Kong 
Asia's developed nations, too, are finding it hard to kick the coal habit.
Japan's use has reached a record after shrinking its nuclear industry and it plans to build another 41 new coal-fired units over the next decade. 
Australia's exports of thermal coal rose 5 percent to 205 million tonnes in the last financial year and are to increase by a further 1 million tonnes this year, driven by increased demand from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. 
The rush to burn more coal comes as the world's major economies, including leading emitters China and the United States, have agreed to start cutting greenhouse gases over the next 15 years ahead of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris. 
India has rejected any absolute cuts, arguing that its per capita emissions are far below the world average and that it needs to emit more as it grows to beat poverty.

In a climate-change policy statement released last week, New Delhi promised to slow the rate at which its greenhouse gas emissions rise by a third by 2030.

Magadh mine is the biggest of the many New Delhi will open to hit an annual coal target of 1.5 billion tonnes by 2020, raising its production above the United States but less than half the amount China currently burns. 
Some 20 km from Magadh, along a bumpy track through mud-hut villages, lies a second vast coal pit launched last year. By 2018 another two mines will open nearby - combined, the mines in this one district alone will at peak generate as much coal as Poland, the world's ninth largest producer, delivered last year. 
The United Nations has agreed a goal of keeping warming below a ceiling of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to avoid the worst impact of climate change including more droughts, extinctions, floods and rising seas. 
Sticking to that goal would require world emissions to start falling now and India's to peak within a few years, said Glen Peters at the Oslo-based Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, but India's coal drive makes that near-impossible as its extra emissions outweigh any savings from more solar and wind power. 
Because of its low-quality, twice as much Indian coal is needed to produce the same amount of energy as the best Australian coal. 
If India burns as much coal by 2020 as planned, its emissions could as much as double to 5.2 billion tonnes per annum - about a sixth of all the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere last year - Peters said. 
That would see India follow a similar path to China whose emissions, after growing slowly at the turn of the century, jumped when dozens of new coal power plants came on line. 
"If these coal targets are met, there could be a turn (in India's emissions), with a steep increase. China is starting to stumble; India could replace that," said Peters.

He said India could replace the United States as the world's second largest emitter by 2025. "This is something no one would have expected."
The developing countries need cheap and reliable energy and the non-binding talks of #COP21  in Paris are nothing but hot air. If only there was a machine that could harness Obama's perpetual spin....

What else does the U.N. and the globalists have in store for us?

U.N. Global Goals: The 2030 Agenda

Obama to get ISIS War 'Update' at Pentagon

Barack Obama's foreign policy has been described as willful ignorance at best and the battle against the terrorists called ISIS is just one example. An excerpt from The Hill proves that this president is just going through the political motions as commander in chief to present optics to the public as he winds down his second term in office and the media is all too eager to provide cover for the failure in chief.

Obama to get ISIS war 'update' at Pentagon
President Obama is making a rare trip to the Pentagon on Monday, to meet with his top national security advisers to discuss the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

But don't expect any serious reevaluation of the current strategy against ISIS, the White House said Friday.

"At this point ... it is an update," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

However, the last time the president went to get such an update at the Pentagon in July, it led to adecision to send about 50 U.S. special operations forces into Syria, among other steps to intensify the campaign.

During that meeting, the president "reaffirmed to all of us in the room that he was willing to hear all options of doing more in Iraq and Syria, as long as they would produce strategic success vice just tactical success," a senior defense official told Pentagon reporters during a background briefing on Oct. 30, after the White House announced the new steps.

"We went about taking a very hard look at what was working, what wasn't working, in both Iraq and Syria, and what we thought might help us enhance our campaign," she said.

Other steps included striking different kinds of oil infrastructure used by ISIS to finance its operations, and delivering ammunition to Syrian opposition rebels. The Pentagon announced about a month later that about 200 more special operations forces would deploy to the region to conduct raids in Iraq and Syria.

While the steps were welcomed by critics of the president's strategy, it did not quell calls for him to do more to wipe out the terrorist group.

And the president has been under increasing pressure to do more, especially after terrorist attacks across Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 130, and a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., earlier this month that killed 14.

The White House acknowledged those calls, but said that "those who are most frequent in voicing those calls, do not themselves have alternative solutions that they have put on the table."
Earnest specifically pointed to a tweet by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, which said, "If I'm elected president, we won’t weaken ISIS. We won’t degrade ISIS. We will utterly destroy ISIS."

"Just to cite one example, I know that after the president delivered his address to the nation from the oval office, that — that Senator Cruz, in the thoughtful medium known as Twitter, suggested that if he were president of the United States, he would order the Department of Defense to destroy ISIL," Earnest said, using another acronym for ISIS.  
"This, of course, is the mandate that the president has given for our entire national security team, and all of our allies and partners in the coalition since September of 2014," Earnest said.
Another news article that reads more like propaganda from the demagogue in chief. who spends his time targeting members of the GOP instead of ISIS.  The last sentence in the excerpt proves how dishonest the Obama administration is at every level.  The White House has admitted they can destroy ISIS but they REFUSE to do it. This administration has publicly shifted the strategy from degrading and destroying ISS to one of containment.

The battle with ISIS was always complicated by the fact that this administration helped arm and supply them in their covert war with Assad in Syria and the fact that this administrations reelection narrative hinged on the fact that Al Qaeda and their affiliates were on on run.

As Obama goes to the Pentagon to be briefed with cooked intel to reinforce more of his false narratives and delusional foreign policy. Americans should wonder if Obama was projecting when he called ISIS the jayvee team.

Other blogs:
The Obama Administration's Political Agenda Endangers Our Freedom & Security

U.S. Report Warns of ISIS Creating Fake Passports

Friday, December 11, 2015

U.S. Report Warns of ISIS Creating Fake Passports

The flood of Syrian 'refugees' is best described as a hijrah and the documents used by the jihadis have long been reported to be fake and almost flawless. In September the Daily Mail reported:

With another article in November

Barack Obama, the divider in chief has attacked the opponents of his relocation program for tens of thousands of unvettable Syrian refugees saying his critics are afraid of 'widows and orphans' and more.  After the background of the San Bernardino terrorist and the lack of screening for her visa was revealed. the critics concerns are not only a rational but reality.

ABC News and CNN finally report in December.....

U.S. report warns of ISIS' ability to create fake passports
Washington (CNN)  A new intelligence report shared with law enforcement warns of ISIS' ability to create passports utilizing seized Syrian government assets, according to a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the intelligence report's contents. 
The report warned that, based on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's intelligence sources, ISIS has access to passport printing machines and blank passport books, raising the possibility the documents could be faked, according to the source.

The source noted that, beyond the report, there's concern that this capability coupled with ISIS access to government buildings in Syria that contain valid biographical data and fingerprint info on Syrian citizens give rise to the threat of identity theft. 
State Department spokesman John Kirby said government officials are "mindful" that terrorists could be making false passports. 
"We have been aware of reports, not just in the press, that they may have obtained this capability," he said. "Obviously, it's something that we take seriously. It's obviously something, clearly that we're mindful of."

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Obama Administration's Political Agenda Endangers Our Freedom & Security

Following the Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.  Barack Obama's Attorney General was quoted as saying a few questionable things. The first comment that came to my attention dredged up a few memories from a previous crisis. Crisis, which the administration always viewed as opportunities, hence the catch phrase "opportunities of crisis"   In the case of Attorney General  Loretta Lynch the shootings were a wonderful opportunity for change....

.Loretta Lynch, at a press conference yesterday, termed the San Bernardino shootings a "wonderful opportunity" to change the nature of police work:
We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.
Yes, the wonderful opportunity to push for more useless gun control to divert attention away from the laughable leftist argument that it was 'workplace violence'  and not an Islamic inspired terrorist attack.

In remarks before the Muslim Advocates Dinner Thursday night, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told attendees that the Justice Department will take action against “anti-Muslim rhetoric” and “violent talk.”

Don't worry America, Obama has the ISIS terror contained and the homeland is safe. The real problem in America  is free speech and the real victims of the San Bernardino shooting are Muslims and their children. Yes, those defenseless women and orphans . So damn the free speech provisions of the First Amendment and the right to bear arms in the Second Amendment. Obama has a gun control agenda to push and voting blocs that need pandering.

AG Lynch Tells Muslims To Call Her If Their Children Are ‘Bullied’ in School

 Many clips are available through the links and online, but I have posted AG Lynch's whole speech at the Muslim Advocates Dinner.

This administration has long abused the power of BIG government and 'redirected' or 'repurposed' various agencies to help achieve its political goals. Remember when Obama was using NASA as a Muslim outreach program, got caught, acknowledged it and then denied it ?

The  agenda of the Barack Obama administration is more important than the security and the will of the people. The misuse of every governmental agency in order to achieve his politic ambitions and leftist agenda have made America weaker and left the world a more dangerous place then when he took office. Worst of all, denying the fact that  ISIS is Islamic and insisting it doesn't operate in the United States proves Obama is delusional at best. The fact that the Obama administration failed to properly vet the San Bernardino shooter and  is eager to bring in tens of thousands of unvettable 'refugees or migrants' from Syria and elsewhere while he panders to the material and ideological supporters of our sworn enemy borders on treason.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Former Intel Chief Says Obama's White House Ignored ISIS Warnings Because It Didn't Fit Re-election 'Narrative'

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency states the fact that Obama is to blame for ISIS and his re-election was much more important than peace in the middle east or the security of the Untied States and its allies. Obama's failed Arab spring includes the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya and arming Al Qaeda, ISIS and their affiliates in Syria via the rat line from Benghazi, Libya. This excerpt from CNN's Jake Tapper as follows"
Former intel chief says WH worried over re-elect 'narrative'
Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit its re-election "narrative." 
"I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I'll be very candid with you, they just didn't," retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." 
Flynn, who has been critical of both Obama's and former President George W. Bush's handling of the Iraq War and involvement in the Middle East, said that Obama was served poorly by a small circle of advisers who were worried about his re-election prospects at the time. 
The story they needed to tell, he said, was that pulling troops from Iraq would not leave the region vulnerable to the rise of a radical Islamic group like ISIS. 
"I think the narrative was that al Qaeda was on the run, and (Osama) bin Laden was dead. ... They're dead and these guys are, we've beaten them," Flynn said -- but the problem was that no matter how many terrorist leaders they killed, they "continue to just multiply."

Obama has been criticized by opponents for referring to ISIS as the "JV squad" and apparently underestimating the group's threat. The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating complaints that top intelligence officials manipulated reports to make the threat of ISIS look minimal.

Obama called ISIS the 'jayvee team'....

More on ISIS:
ISIS Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Exposes the Obama Administration's Deceit & Failure

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Syrians: NBC's Chuck Todd Attacks Donald Trump

Sunday morning means it is time to watch Chuck Todd embarrass himself on Meet The Press.  Saying Chuck is biased and a hack is an understatement and today was no exception.  NBC, the same network that was caught "selectively editing" George Zimmerman's 911 call and was the home of the pathological liar Brian Williams as their nightly news anchor, still thinks the public views their news organization as credible. That brings us to the Trump interview this morning. Chick Todd's "fact check" of Donald Trump didn't go so well.

The Obama administration has no intention of telling the truth to the American public or working with a GOP Congress.  The 10,000 figure cited by this administration are just Syrian refugees resettled  under the UNHCR program. More importantly, this administration has lied about immigration, abused its executive powers and knowingly broken the law to further its agenda. The 'Syrian refugee' crisis was Obama's own making, just like the rules he thinks he only has to obey. In fact, Obama's public pledge of 100,000 refugees already exceeds his 2016 estimate of 85,000 he submitted to Congress in October. The change from 70,000 to 100,000 doesn't include even more Syrians? Is the new 'cap' believable?   Since the process of notification requires good faith estimates, the Obama administration is free to abuse this process as well. The report in full

Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2016.

The attack on Trump by the media while giving Obama a free pass for 2 terms is a big reason for Donald Trump's appeal. He fights back.  The fact check by Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell was incomplete and  laughable at best.

The Democrats running for office want 65,000 per year and yet it would be impossible for this administration to be planning for even more or for Donald Trump to have been told about such a plan for 100,000 ?  If that number isn't believable, tell that to the Germans.

Germany now expects 1.5 million refugees in 2015

The attacks on Trump take many forms, but the tweets saying that Donald Trump was using a fake Obama tweet were priceless.

The tweet in question....

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Lives Matter & NAACP Spin Mob Attack on People Filming Protest, Shots Fired

Blacks lives matter and the race hustlers at the NAACP have been caught in another series of lies. Lies which they use to appear relevant and to push false narratives mutually beneficial to the Democratic party going into the 2016 election season. The 'occupation' of the 4th precinct police station in North Minneapolis is an obvious reincarnation of the Occupy Wall Street movement used by the Democrats in the 2012 election and involves a lot of the same players with a slightly new narrative. Class envy makes way for the race hustle.  The Democratic party's coalition of BIG labor and "social justice warriors'  need to keep their hyphenated-American zero information voting base energized and distracted enough to eagerly vote for the old rich white lady Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Black lives matter was born out of a 4 Pinocchio lie based on the "hands up, don't shoot' myth. A myth that the group was never held accountable for spreading that fomented arson and looting in Ferguson. 

Now the shooting of Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis  is being exploited by these race hustlers and proven liars. A brief explanation of the incident is in order.
The shooting happened after police said they were called to north Minneapolis at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday for a report of an assault. When they arrived, the man had returned and was interfering with paramedics who were assisting the victim, police said. Officers tried to calm him, but there was a struggle.

At some point, an officer fired at least once, hitting the man, police said.....
Jamar Clark was interfering with paramedics aiding the victim from a domestic assault he committed. He then proceeded to fight with police and was shot.  Yet the black lives matter and the NAACP spin machine would rather push false narratives and outright lies. The story has grown from an unarmed man handcuffed and shot execution style in the street to peaceful protesters being shot by white supremacists aided by the police.

Asian white supremacists ?  The other lies are easy to debunk as well. Too bad the left-leaning media wasn't interested in the truth either.

Dividing the country by race, religion, gender and income may benefit the Democratic party and their coalition but the lies and the tactics they use must be exposed to show how the Democrats will use any means necessary to achieve their goals and control the narrative. Narratives which are false and amplified by the complicit media. A media which has largely abdicated its responsibility as the fourth estate and is now a danger to the Republic as well.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Barack Obama's ISIS Strategy Devolves

A weekend of spin from the White House on Barack Obama's comments about ISIS being 'contained' have only highlighted Obama's failures in every aspect of foreign policy. The "evolution" of Obama's approach to ISIS, or as he called them the 'jayvee team' are best summarized with these two articles.

First from the The New York Post
And just over a year later from the Daily Beast:

Obama's foreign policy is a product of his amateurism and willful ignorance. His failures are epic and numerous and ISIS is just the latest example. The 'containment' of ISIS is just a strategy to delay addressing the problems that arose from his failed 'arab spring' that included  Libya and his illegal war in Syria to topple Assad.  ISIS will now be the next President's problem as Barack Obama kicks the can of the caliphate down the road to avoid an appearance of losing yet another war in the Mideast and leaving the world a more dangerous and chaotic place compared to when he took office.

Barack Obama, a sophomoric bench-sitter when it comes to foreign policy and can't beat the 'jayvee team' 

Friday, November 13, 2015

China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks

Barack Obama and the climate alarmists switch between 'contribute to' and 'cause' when talking about climate change. Since the climate has always changed, even before mankind contributed to carbon emissions in any measurable way the argument was always suspect.  Add in the fact that global warming morphed into climate change and now is even referred to as climate disruption. The eco-Marxists have used their contempt of capitalism and fossil fuels to fund a new approach of wealth distribution.  Although they have been able to dupe the general public in the West to a large degree, China, the worlds main polluter has outplayed the  Obama administration and the new left once again.   While the west will produce energy at significantly higher costs and cripple its own industries by leftist design, China will exploit cheap energy and the Utopian desires of the 'progressives' to rule the world industrially and militarily.  Excerpted from The NYTimes:

China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks
BEIJING — China, the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases from coal, has been burning up to 17 percent more coal a year than the government previously disclosed, according to newly released data. The finding could complicate the already difficult efforts to limit global warming
Even for a country of China’s size, the scale of the correction is immense. The sharp upward revision in official figures means that China has released much more carbon dioxide — almost a billion more tons a year according to initial calculations — than previously estimated.
The increase alone is greater than the whole German economy emits annually from fossil fuels.
Illustrating the scale of the revision, the new figures add about 600 million tons to China’s coal consumption in 2012 — an amount equivalent to more than 70 percent of the total coal used annually by the United States.

Not only has China not been telling the truth about their emissions but the amount of CO2 actually produced has been significantly higher than estimated and hasn't increased the rate of predicted warming.  Strange indeed. Almost as strange as the history of climate alarmism.

Hillary Clinton's Top Aide Huma Abedin Signed State Dept. Pledge Before Leaving

Hillary Clinton and all those that surround her are dishonest to say the least and the Benghazi debacle and cover-up is a great example.  Huma Abedin, the wife of disgraced Anthony Weiner, is another Clintonista that will help Hillary gain power by any means necessary. The lies told by Hillary Clinton about the attack on the special mission compound in Benghazi and her email server are numerous and those that aided the cover-up include her staff and the press. Deny, delay and dis-inform is what the Democratic party does best.

 The following article is excerpted from TheHIl
Clinton aide Abedin signed State Dept. pledge before leaving
Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin signed a pledge stating that she had given all work-related documents back to the State Department when she left office, despite the fact that some of her emails did not make it back to the government’s hands until years later. 
The Daily Caller on Friday received a copy of the “separation statement” — formally known as an OF-109 form — as result of a lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

As part of the agreement, Abedin promised to “have surrendered to responsible officials all classified or administratively controlled documents and material with which I was charged or which I had in my possession.” 
She also pledged to have given up all documents “containing classified or administratively controlled information” given during the course of her work, as well as “all unclassified documents, and papers relating to the official business of the government acquired” while in office. 
Despite her signature on the form, however, Abedin retained an email address on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Her messages from that server were not handed over to the government until years after she left office in 2013.
In signing the form, Abedin also acknowledged that she could be subject to “criminal penalties” for lying on the document. 
It’s unclear whether Abedin would be subject to prosecution, given the unusual nature of Clinton’s private email setup. Yet the revelations Friday add to days of reports that the FBI has expanded its probe into Clinton’s personal server and whether classified information was mishandled.

Abedin served as deputy chief of staff while Clinton served as the nation’s top diplomat. She is currently the vice chairwoman of Clinton’s Democratic presidential campaign. 
In addition to Abedin’s form, the Daily Caller also revealed an OF-109 form for Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff. However, Mills did not appear to have signed the form.
Earlier this year, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that the department did “not have any record” of Clinton herself signing a document.
Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal - A Timeline of Obstruction 

Hillary Clinton's private email server served many purposes and hiding her communications from FOIA requests was just one of the reasons.  Full control over the evidence turned over was another. More articles on Hillary Clinton and her aides emails.
Judge orders quicker review of emails from Hillary Clinton aide
Judge: State Dept. ‘lackadaisical’ in processing Hillary Clinton files
Judge rules for slow release of Clinton emails

More blogs on Hillary Clinton, Benghazi and her emails.
2nd Review Says Highly Classified/Top Secret Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email

Another article on Hillary Clinton's mishandling of highly classified information.
Hillary Intentionally Originated And Distributed Highly Classified Information

*More blogs about Hillary Clinton's Benghazi lies, cover-up and her email scandal 
Democrats Distract From Hillary Clinton's Email Server Scandal Using Colin Powell
Other blogs of interest in the Hillary Clinton email scandal:
Hillary Clinton's Aide Doesn't Know What 'Wiping' a Server Means Either
Another 57 Clinton Email Threads Contain Classified Foreign Governments' Information
Dozens of Hillary Clinton Emails Were Classified from the Start, U.S. Rules Suggest 
State Dept. Suddenly Discovers Thousands of Emails from Top Clinton Aide
Hillary Clinton Will Turn Over Email Server to Justice Department
Hillary Clinton's Email Server Answers Avoid Key Questions 
Data in Hillary Clinton’s ‘Secret’ Emails Came from 5 Intelligence Agencies 
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction 
Hillary Clinton Denies Being Subpoenaed: Investigators Release Subpoena
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction
@AP 's FOIA Request Shows Extent of Hillary Clinton's Email Coverup 
A blog on the Benghazi - Syria connection
Obama Arms the Syrian Rebels & 'Overlooks' Their Use of Chemical Weapons 
A blog on the first days of media 'coverage'
Obama Media Machine in Full Deflection Mode after Embassy Attacks 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

ObamaCare Insurance Risk Corridor Nearly Depleted, S&P Warns

Obamacare is a failure many times over no matter how the administration and the propaganda machine spins it.  Increased costs, increased emergency room visits, lower enrollment rates than predicted and bankrupt healthcare 'coops' are just a few of the failings of  Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.  Executive action delaying the rest of the roll-out until next year and later will not stop the inevitable failure of Obamacare.  As The Hill reports, Obamacare was sold using many BIG lies as a few more come to light.
A key ObamaCare program intended to cushion health insurers from high costs is facing a massive cash shortage going into 2016, Standard and Poor’s said Thursday. 
Under the so-called “risk corridor” program, the Obama administration charges insurers with more-than-expected profits and redistributes the money to plans with losses.

In the first two years of the healthcare law, more insurers than expected have ended up with balance sheets in the red. As a result, the risk pool now has only about $1 to cover every $10 in claims – an equation that is not likely to improve until the market stabilizes. 
“We estimate that that the 2015 ACA risk corridor will be significantly underfunded, as was the case the previous year,” Standard and Poor’s analyst Deep Banerjee predicted in a report Thursday. 
Banerjee said external funding would likely be needed to add to the funds in 2016, a move that would likely have to be made by Congress. 
Federal health officials had expected a rough few years after new rules that said insurers couldn’t reject customers with pre-existing conditions – adding more risk to the marketplace. 
But the risk pool has been depleted faster than expected as insurers intentionally lowered costs in the early days of the ObamaCare maketable with hopes of reeling in new customers. 
The situation could improve this year, with more insurers raising their premiums, Banerjee said.
The risk pool was designed for insurance companies to offer artificially low premiums to entice customers to their plans and enabled the Democrats to say these rates are proof Obamcare was a good deal. Of course now the premiums are rising many times faster than inflation so what is left? Skyrocketing premiums and more deficit spending by bailing out Obamacare with tax money as the article concludes. Where will the Democrats find the funds for their fiasco? ( Incidentally, Barack Obama is the president that asked for and signed 'pay as you go' ).
“In our view, it looks like appropriations may be the only way to fully fund the risk corridor deficits,” the analysis warned.\
 Obamacare was designed to fail and was based on LIES.. It was always a Trojan Horse for a single payer government controlled healthcare system The Democratic party's zero information voter base was expertly exploited by Obama's apparatchiks and they relied heavily on the stupidity of the Democratic voter and their representatives to get Obamacare passed, just as they will when they push for single payer 'medicare for all' .

BTW, single payer is a failure, just ask Vermont....

Other blogs on Obamacare

MN Individual Healthcare Premiums Increase Up to 49%

Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare

Jonathan Gruber Had Larger Role in ObamaCare Than Previously Known

Nation’s 'Elite' Cancer Hospitals Off-Limits Under Obamacare

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Barack Obama Defends Black Lives Matter

Barack Obama, the divider in chief, is a joker that can only play the race card. His career as a 'community organizer' was just practice for his future in identity politics. His two terms in office have been disastrous domestically and internationally but his divisiveness at home with Al Sharpton as his 'race ambassador' and the Dept. of Justice as his attack dogs that he unleashed on police departments across the country have harmed us all. The racial strife in Ferguson and Baltimore includes arson, looting and   rioting.   Actions and misdeeds that further inspired violence against police across the country.  First, an excerpt from TheHill

Obama defends Black Lives Matter
President Obama on Thursday delivered a vigorous defense of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been criticized by some for its exclusive focus on African-Americans and aggressive tactics. 
The president said Black Lives Matter activists are focusing on problems that exist only in black communities, such as routine police brutality, calling it a “legitimate issue that we’ve got to address.”

The African-American community is not just making this up,” Obama said during a forum on criminal justice reform hosted by The Marshall Project. “It is real, and there is a history behind it and we have to take it seriously.” 
Obama pointed out that many critics were quick to blame the Black Lives Matter movement for fomenting anti-police sentiment. But he said it’s true purpose is to raise concerns about issues related to practices like stop-and-frisk and the use of excessive force.
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Even Obama's DOJ concluded that 'hands up, don't shoot " was a lie that started in Ferguson but that didn't stop the leftist freaks in politics, entertainment and sports from pushing the false narrative about the 'gentle giant'.  The Michael Brown incident proved how invested this administration was in the race hustle and how far it would go to stoke the flames of black racism and hate.

Obama's DOJ and even the left leaning Washington Post called out the Ferguson 4 Pinocchio lie, but that won't stop "black lives matter'  from continuing on peddling more nonsense eagerly backed the the media and supported by the usual suspects on the left.  Now that election 2016 is approaching, the lily white Democratic POTUS candidates must find a way to turn out the black vote and this is just the vehicle.  Black LIES do matter.

Read more about Black Lives Matter, the group founded on the LIE of  "hands up, don't shoot " and find out more about the coalition of the left behind other protests:

20 Year Old Black Male Arrested in Shooting of 2 White Cops in Ferguson

New Evidence in Michael Brown Incident Clears Police

Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down Progressive Bernie Sanders Rally 

Ferguson Protesters Mark Anniversary - Write Officer's Name on Pig's Head

Protesters Face Backlash After I-93 Sit-In

Progressive Protesters - A Coalition of Communists, Anarchists & Race Hustlers 

Baltimore Protest for Freddie Gray - Useful Idiots Riot 

Behind the March - Anti-Police Protests Backed by Communists, Race Hustlers & More

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Voter ID: Hillary Clinton Embarrasses Herself Race-Hustling in Alabama

False narratives and outright lies are the specialty of the Democratic Party aided by the Clinton friendly  media of course. A quick google search of Alabama closing DMVs reveals the usual suspects like HuffPo, TPM, the Daily Kos and MSNBC.   The following story highlights how low Hillary Clinton and her political machine will go to win a nomination or election. Headline and excerpt from TheHill:

Clinton slams Alabama’s ‘discriminatory’ voter law

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday accused Alabama lawmakers of advancing “discriminatory” laws to roll back voting rights, as she looks to shore up support with black voters. 
In her first visit to Alabama as a presidential candidate, Clinton elevated her call for voting rights as she condemned the state’s decision last week to close 31 driver’s license offices. Nearly all of the offices were in predominantly black neighborhoods.

She urged Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Republican-controlled legislature to keep the offices open, and “not just for one day a month."

“Here in Alabama, without the right kind of ID, it’s nearly impossible to vote,” she said as the packed room boomed with applause. 
“It’s hard to believe we are back having this same debate about whether every American gets a chance to vote,” she declared, raising her voice as the cheers grew louder. “This is a blast from the Jim Crow past.” 
Alabama’s decision to shutter driver’s license offices – which the governor said is a result of budget cuts – has drawn attention nationwide because of the state’s strict voter ID law passed last year. 
Democrats have claimed the decision is politically driven because each of the closures takes place in neighborhoods with populations that are at least 75 percent black.
Clinton described the law as "discriminatory and demeaning” – and one which should be repealed.

Those accusations are serious and should be investigated. What do we find? How about checking the math  on the claim about the 31 offices. How misleading or untrue is it?  Considering the fact that 22 out of the 31 part-time offices are in majority white counties seems to contradict that narrative. .

What else is wrong with the left-wing voter suppression conspiracy and false narrative ?  So much more...
The voter suppression MYTH doesn't even survive a SNOPE'S fact check....

The Alabama Secretary of State has Issued his own Statement

After examining the types of I.D. accepted to vote, the locations where an I.D. can be obtained even at no charge including your place of residence,  what is the only conclusion that I can reach?

Hillary Clinton has no problem telling outright lies and pandering to any crowd. The complicity of the media such as MSNBC, the Daily Kos, TPM and the Huffington Post to name a few should be cause for some concern if one values credibility and honesty.  If one doesn't value these traits, then Hillary Clinton is your candidate and  there are plenty of news sources that won't let you or Hillary down throughout the nomination process and through the election.

The facts behind Voter ID

Voter ID - Recommended by the Carter-Ford Commission & Long Overdue

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Clinton Homebrew Email Server was Connected in Ways that Raised Risks of Hacking

Pathological liar and political hack Hillary Clinton's homebrew email server was even less secure than we were led to believe. The Benghazi lies and cover-up just keep on going drip, drip, and 'you've got mail'/

AP Exclusive: Clinton server's software had hacking risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press. 
Clinton's server, which handled her personal and State Department correspondence, appeared to allow users to connect openly over the Internet to control it remotely, according to detailed records compiled in 2012. Experts said the Microsoft remote desktop service wasn't intended for such use without additional protective measures, and was the subject of U.S. government and industry warnings at the time over attacks from even low-skilled intruders
Records show that Clinton additionally operated two more devices on her home network in Chappaqua, New York, that also were directly accessible from the Internet. One contained similar remote-control software that also has suffered from security vulnerabilities, known as Virtual Network Computing, and the other appeared to be configured to run websites
The new details provide the first clues about how Clinton's computer, running Microsoft's server software, was set up and protected when she used it exclusively over four years as secretary of state for all work messages. Clinton's privately paid technology adviser, Bryan Pagliano, has declined to answer questions about his work from congressional investigators, citing the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. 
Some emails on Clinton's server were later deemed top secret, and scores of others included confidential or sensitive information. Clinton has said that her server featured "numerous safeguards," but she has yet to explain how well her system was secured and whether, or how frequently, security updates were applied.

Read more at AP:

Another article on Hillary Clinton's mishandling of highly classified information.
Hillary Intentionally Originated And Distributed Highly Classified Information

Other Blogs:
 2nd Review Says Highly Classified/Top Secret Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email
*More blogs about Hillary Clinton's Benghazi lies, cover-up and her email scandal 
Democrats Distract From Hillary Clinton's Email Server Scandal Using Colin Powell
Hillary Clinton's Aide Doesn't Know What 'Wiping' a Server Means Either
Another 57 Clinton Email Threads Contain Classified Foreign Governments' Information
Dozens of Hillary Clinton Emails Were Classified from the Start, U.S. Rules Suggest 
State Dept. Suddenly Discovers Thousands of Emails from Top Clinton Aide
Hillary Clinton Will Turn Over Email Server to Justice Department
Hillary Clinton's Email Server Answers Avoid Key Questions 
Data in Hillary Clinton’s ‘Secret’ Emails Came from 5 Intelligence Agencies 
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction 
Hillary Clinton Denies Being Subpoenaed: Investigators Release Subpoena
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction
@AP 's FOIA Request Shows Extent of Hillary Clinton's Email Coverup 
A blog on the Benghazi - Syria connection
Obama Arms the Syrian Rebels & 'Overlooks' Their Use of Chemical Weapons 
A blog on the first days of media 'coverage'
Obama Media Machine in Full Deflection Mode after Embassy Attacks 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Drunk Mpls Mother of 3 Fire Victims Not at Home At Time of Midnight Blaze

From the PioneerPress:

Minneapolis mother of 3 fire victims might not have been at home, police say
Police are investigating whether the mother of three children who died in a house fire Oct. 3 in North Minneapolis was at home when the fire broke out, as she told officials on the scene. 
Minneapolis police requested and received a warrant last week to collect the cellphone records of Taneisha Y. Stewart, 26, for the day of the fire. The records were collected as evidence of a potential crime, according to the text of the warrant, which was posted online by Minnesota Public Radio. 
Stewart's three children, ages 6, 5 and 23 months, were killed in the fire that was reported just before midnight Oct. 3. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but investigators said it appeared to have started near an oven that was being used to heat the home because the furnace's gas service hadn't been turned on. 
Stewart told investigators she was asleep on the first floor of the home when the fire started and ran outside to scream for help when she smelled smoke, according to police reports. Heat and smoke prevented her and neighbors from rescuing the children. 
Two of the children were found dead in a first-floor bedroom and the third, found on the second floor, died that night at a hospital. 
Fire investigators who spoke to Stewart at the scene said she did not smell of smoke and showed no signs of having been inside a burning building. She did, however, smell of alcohol.
Police Sgt. Sean McKenna wrote in his warrant request that he does not believe Stewart was in the Penn Avenue North home at the time of the fire. 
"The lack of a competent adult inside the home with three sleeping juveniles under the age of seven is a factor in the deaths of the children," McKenna wrote. 
Minneapolis police received the requested records from Sprint, according to the documents posted by MPR.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MN Individual Healthcare Premiums Increase Up to 49%

Obamacare, even though not fully implemented, is a failure by almost all measures. With high deductibles and skyrocketing premiums the insured still can't afford to use the health policies they were forced to buy.  While subsidies for many policies placated some 'customers', the working people in the state of Minnesota were in for another year of increasing premiums. Excerpted from the StarTribune.

Regulators approve premium jumps averaging as much as 49 percent for some in Minnesota
Much to the dismay of people who buy health insurance on their own, premiums for thousands in Minnesota’s individual market are going way up.
The state Commerce Department said Thursday that rates will increase an average of nearly 50 percent at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota — the largest insurer in the market — and anywhere from 14 percent to 39 percent on average at four other insurers in the state that sell the policies.
The jumps apply only to the state’s individual market, where about 6 percent of state residents, or 300,000 people, currently buy coverage.
Even so, the increases renewed a broader debate about the Affordable Care Act and the state’s MNsure exchange, as consumers started scrambling for ways to deal with the financial pain.
“I can’t take an additional $8,000 automatic increase in medical without doing something about it,” said Cindy Penning, 58, of Wilmont who currently buys individual coverage for her family of five.
Penning echoed the advice offered by state officials on Thursday by saying she would shop for a different insurance policy with more affordable premiums. She will also search out whether the family qualifies for tax credits through MNsure.
Kristi Nelson of Hastings said she will look for ways to handle next year’s increase, too, but said future spikes would prompt her to consider dropping coverage. “You can only afford what you can afford,” Nelson said.
Premium increases announced Thursday were justified by actuarial evidence showing that care costs are exceeding premium revenue, said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman during a news conference near the Capitol. Rothman said insurers pointed to sicker, more costly patients in the individual market, plus rising prices for health care services.
Even so, the increases are “unacceptably high,” Rothman said, adding that he would push for regulatory changes to better spread costs in the future.
The insurance market for people under age 65 who don’t get health insurance from an employer is undergoing fundamental changes with the federal Affordable Care Act.
The health law eliminated pre-existing condition exclusions that insurance companies previously used to control costs in the individual market.
The law also created new online marketplaces like MNsure and extended tax credits to shoppers. It imposed tax penalties on people who lack coverage, and required public notice when health insurers seek rate increases of 10 percent or more.
‘Tied our hands’
This summer, all five companies in Minnesota’s individual market sought increases in excess of 10 percent, including a requested spike of more than 50 percent by Blue Cross. Rothman said his department negotiated slightly lower increases, but said the public nature of the proposals made things more difficult.
“When Blue Cross and Blue Shield filed higher rate increases in the mid-50 percent range, it made all the other insurers want to change and increase their rates, too,” Rothman said. “This effectively tied our hands, in some respects.”
In a statement, Blue Cross said the approved rates for 2016 could “mitigate the impact” of rising medical claims. But the insurer added: “Even with these increases, Blue Cross is likely to experience continued significant financial losses through 2016.”
Read more: Regulators approve premium jumps averaging as much as 49 percent for some in Minnesota

The Democrats relied on the lack of transparency and the stupidity of their voters to pass Obamacare. Will the Democrats and their supporters ever accept blame for this disaster ?

Deception by design.