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