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Saturday, December 20, 2014

White House Says Courts have NO Power to Review Obama’s Decision-Making

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oped: Oh really??? so SCOTUS is Barry Barack Obama calling your bluff stating you have no power...you are irrelevant in the three checks and balances written in the US Constitution Bill of Rights? 

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Never before in the history of our nation have we been in the severe constitutional crisis as we face today. Thanks to liberal public education and even more liberal mainstream media, few Americans are aware of it or if they are they just don’t care. 

Over the past six years, Obama has repeatedly taken it upon himself to decide what laws he would enforce and what ones he doesn’t want enforced. The first ones that come to mind are the Defense of Marriage Act and immigration laws.
Then there are other laws that Obama decided to alter and change on his own. This would include immigration laws and the Affordable Care Act to name just a few.

The drafters of the US Constitution purposefully wrote it to keep law making powers out of the hands of the President. Those powers were reserved for Congress who was supposed to do the will of the people, but we know that doesn’t happen anymore either.
The drafters of the US Constitution also established a federal judiciary to help protect the Constitution. Their duties were to make sure that no American citizens violated the Constitution, Bill of Rights or federal laws. They were also charged with making sure that the other two branches of the federal government, legislative and executive, operate within the confines of the Constitution and federal laws.
However, the White House is now saying that Barack Obama is not only above the law, above the Constitution, above Congress and now above the federal courts.

Judge Arthur J. Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania heard a case involving the delayed deportation of an illegal immigrant. In his ruling, Schwab stated that Obama has some discretion in how to enforce laws, which I strongly disagree with. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives enforcement discretion to anyone, especially the occupant of the White House. 

Schwab went on to say:
“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore is unconstitutional.”
His ruling, although made in a single case, could be used as a precedent to argue against Obama’s memo that led DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to delay the deportation of up to 20 million illegal aliens.
However, what I found alarming in this case was that attorney’s for the Obama administration argued that judges have no power to review a president’s decision-making. If judges don’t have the power to review a president’s decisions and he has some discretion in how to enforce laws and he is allowed to make law without Congress; then that equates to a dictatorship and America is once again ruled by a greedy self-serving tyrant like we were over 240 years ago. Perhaps it’s time for another revolution to take our country back and re-establish a true constitutional government.

Eric Holder Decides Employers Can't Discriminate Against Transgendered

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On Thursday, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new interpretation of the Civil Rights Act meant to prevent employers from discriminating against people who claim the status of a transgendered person.
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Holder announced in a memo that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to the transgendered.
“This important shift will ensure that the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are extended to those who suffer discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status,” Holder said in the announcement. “This will help to foster fair and consistent treatment for all claimants. And it reaffirms the Justice Department’s commitment to protecting the civil rights of all Americans.”
The new interpretation of the law is aimed at giving the DOJ greater freedom in prosecuting people, businesses, and even government entities accused of discrimination. 

Funny Brokeback America with Eric Holder and Barack Obama

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Friday, December 19, 2014

MORE PUSSIFICATION VIA HOLLYWOOD: Paramount Bans ‘Team America: World Police’ From Theaters

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Team America was set to play in cinemas in place of the Kim Jong-un assassination movie, ‘The Interview’. The movie company refuses to say why they pulled it. Of course, we think they’re ridiculous.
After Sony yanked North Korean satire ‘The Interview’ from theaters, several small houses announced plans to show ‘Team America’ – another film featuring a North Korean leader – in an attempt to spite the hermit regime.
However, Paramount Pictures has now put the kibosh on the screenings – sending out messages barring the cinemas from showing the movie. 
One of the theaters, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema said; ‘Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.’
Paramount however has yet to make any comment on their decision to not allow cinemas to show the film.
While ‘The Interview’ shows currently leader Kim Jong-un being assassinated in a gory fashion, ‘Team America: World Police’ depicts a marionette version of his father, Kim Jong-il.
In 2004’s ‘Team America,’ Kim Jong-il is impaled on a spike and then revealed to be an alien.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson, Texas, on Thursday advertised the December 27 showing of ‘Team America’ as a show of support for freedom.
Read more: Daily Mail


JESSICA CHAMBERS: Teen Murdered Immediately After Local Blacks Called For Rape & Burning Of White Women

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by Donald Joy  
The truth about murder and race in Mississippi may prove reducible to black and white after all, as with fifty years ago in the infamous “Mississippi Burning” case.  Breaking, bombshell social media evidence in the Jessica Chambers case suggests the dynamic is reversed, but similar.
In trying to follow and sort out the details surrounding the grisly immolation death of the white former cheerleader two weeks ago, one encounters a cast of very shady characters a country mile long and wide, with the sordid backstory of small-town police corruption in Panola County, and a troubled family tale, all of it murky and convoluted almost beyond belief. 

Nailing the actual guilty party, however, could turn out to be not all that complicated.  That’s because some black terrorists in the victim’s immediate circle have left a rather obvious trail of specific, racially-oriented murder threats.
One week before, and on just the day before Jessica Chambers was carjacked and burned to death, certain blacks among her intimate circle and acquaintance were involved in Facebook exchanges wherein calls for the rape and burnings of white women and children, especially the families of white police officers, were posted.  
Although not a police officer himself, Jessica Chambers’ father is an employee of the Panola County sheriff’s department, in the vehicle maintenance section.
You’ll need to grab a cup of coffee or an energy drink to slurp on, while you try to get a grip on what follows.
In the first Facebook comment in question, on November 30th, a woman using the name “Teapooh Itiswatitis Latrice” reacts to a fake news story carrying the headline “Cop Shoots 1Yr Old Black Baby After Mistaking Pacifier For Gun.”

“Teapooh,” apparently not being very bright, looks to have shared the story without realizing it was actually absurd satire, typical of incendiary internet hoax sites.  In sharing the bogus article, “Teapooh” typed the comment, “Somebody need to rape all his kids in front of him then sit(sic) the house on fire an watch them burn….i bet he was a white man SAD”
She shared it via the Facebook timeline of a woman named Sandy Rudd (now please bear with me for a minute while I outline some crucial connections before giving you the rest of the specific, criminal threat).
Sandy Rudd is the aunt of Bryan Rudd, Jessica’s abusive, criminal ex-boyfriend and local gang member.  Sandy, who gave the false name of  “Cassandra Market” to a reporter in an interview, is herself alleged to be a member of at least one notorious criminal gang —  she denies it, even though at least one picture of her has surfaced showing her making gang signs in a group picture with others, all of them defiantly throwing gang signs.
Sandy Rudd acknowledges that she is the one at the gas station who asked Jessica Chambers for a cigarette, when Jessica is seen on the store surveillance video walking over to someone who is off-camera.

Jessica lived with Bryan Rudd and his mother, Theresa Rudd Fleming, for two years in the period leading up to her murder, before a brief stay in a Christian-run rehab/shelter for troubled women.  Bryan Rudd has since moved away, to Iowa.
Now get this:  “Teapooh” is, according to the “hacktivists” who have accessed various social media accounts of the people involved, actually Teanna Rudd, the wife or live-in girlfriend of a man named Brejuan Buyers.
Brejuan Buyers is the man seen on the gas station’s surveillance video with the gas can in the hours just prior to Jessica being burned over 98% of her body.  He rode with Sandy Rudd in her car to the gas station, on that same night the murder victim is seen at the store — while he is filling the gas can at the pump — only 90 minutes before she is found burned.
“Teapooh” made more than just that one murderous comment on Facebook.  On the day before Jessica’s murder, on December 5th,she shared a video via someone posting as “Derrick Jaxn” (Jessica’s last word, uttered to a first responder, is reported to have been “Eric” or “Derrick”).  The post was accompanied by her comment, “Somebody needs to rape all they(sic) kids in front of them then set them on fire there(sic) learn then white bitches need to be dead” 


The clock is ticking, and the FBI was brought in to work on the case as of a few days ago.  Many persons of interest have been interviewed, and no arrests have been made.
Brejuan Buyers, the gangsta “gas can man,” can also be seen in two homemade videos here and here, getting high and hurling angry obscenities at whoever watches.
Incidentally, just because whichever authority initially declares some person to have been interviewed and “cleared” doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t be implicated later on, upon further investigation/developments.
Gas station “owner” Ali Alsanai, about whom I’ve previously written, has now been said by the local District Attorney to be not officially suspected of any direct involvement in the case.  However he remains a very suspicious figure in all of this, to those who pay close attention to his story’s inconsistencies, his body language, outward displays, mannerisms, and deceptive speech patterns (for one thing, honest people don’t constantly use the phrase “to be honest with you” when answering questions).  In spite of his openly flashy gangsta-jihad persona, he’s definitely covering up some kind of illegal activity in and/or around the store.
In one interview, Alsanai blatantly and very casually contradicts himself on timeline details, and says that pictures of himself posing with powerful guns are “photoshopped.”

At the 11:48 mark of that same interview video, the reporter asks him about the small bags being dealt out to people from inside and in front of the store by a black woman (seen carrying and handing out the packets on the CCTV recording on the night of the murder).  Alsanai has claimed that the bags contain “chicken” — some say “chicken” is street slang for methamphetamine or cocaine.  Yet when the interviewer brings them up as supposedly being “chicken,” Alsanai completely blows the straight face he’d been making an attempt to maintain, and starts laughing, obviously breaking up at how preposterous a lie he is telling.
Just prior to her demise, Jessica Chambers is reported by numerous sources as having been trying to leave the gang and move on with her life, and had been telling people she was planning to write a book about having survived the gang lifestyle.   She is also reported to have been in an altercation with someone at the same gas station a week before her murder.
Many blacks and even some whites on social media are accusing Jessica’s father of her murder, for no other reason than her having intimate relationships with dangerous and abusive black men.

After police officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo were recently exonerated by grand juries in the deaths of black criminals Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and when George Zimmerman was acquitted last year in the Trayvon Martin case, blacks rioted, looted, burned, and murdered random whites, just as they did after the initial acquittals of the white cops in the Rodney King case in 1992.  It’s plain to every honest person that blacks wantonly and savagely attack and murder whites all the time throughout the country, often for no reason at all except the thrill of racially-motivated malicious mayhem.  Particularly, we have just seen and heard Michael Brown’s mother’s boyfriend, repeat felon Louis Head, violently screaming “burn this bitch down!!!” over and over again, accompanied by blacks rampaging, burning, looting, and attacking — sometimes fatally, with hammers or other deadly means — random, innocent whites in St. Louis and elsewhere.
Speaking of Louises, Farrakhan just recently stood before a crowd of cheering blacks at a prominent Maryland college and renewed his nationwide public exhortations for blacks to mass-murder whites, whenever and wherever.

In philosophy and problem solving, there’s the principle of reasoning known as Occam’s (or Okham’s) Razor, which goes like this:  Among multiple alternative explanations, all of which require various assumptions in order to arrive at possible solutions, often the simplest and most plainest answer — involving the least number of assumptions — turns out to be the right one.
So, we have local black gang associates posting terror threats on social media — threats of murder, by burning, directed at the women and children family members of white police employees — immediately before the murder, by burning, of the white teenage daughter of a local police department employee.  Plus, the killing took place only minutes after the victim was seen on video at the same location as the husband or boyfriend of the person who posted the threats, as he was filling a handheld can with gasoline.
The entire case could simply be one more incident in the modern, one-sided race war of black on white; a war which is never talked about in the mainstream media.  Or, it could be more complicated than just black and white.

The evidence so far suggests that, despite the murkiness of elements and complicated roster of suspicious players, the truth in Courtland, Mississppi might come with the simplest and most obvious explanation.
Expect things to blow wide open very soon.  The blogosphere’s best and the brightest are all over this caper like George Zimmerman on a Chipotle burrito bowl.
#JusticeforJessica


 

14 Year Old Defends Grandmother – Blows Intruder Away

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Two brothers attempted to break in a home in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon, but one of them got more than he bargained for as he was shot and killed by a 14-year-old, who was protecting his grandmother.   

The incident occurred near the Charlotte/ Mint Hill border.
Brothers Isai Delcid, 18, and Carlos Delcid, 22, attempted a break into the house through the back window, when the younger Delcid was shot and killed by Geroge Wyant's fourteen-year-old grandson. 

But, I'm happy the way it turned out. Because my wife is getting over an illness," Wyant said.
Wyant said the men parked their car in his driveway and came right up the steps to the back of his house. The men then attempted to get in a back window and that's when they were confronted by Wyant's grandson, who told the men, "Stop, I have a gun."
Delcid wouldn't heed the teens warning and broke through the glass and that's when Wyant's grandson fired three shots from his Glock 380.
At least one of the bullets struck Delcid, while it was apparent that another hit the wood railing of the porch.
Though Delcid's brother fled from the scene, leaving the car and his younger brother behind, police were able to apprehend him shortly after.

Wyant believes that the two brothers were after his wife's prescription medication. His wife had been getting over a recent illness and Wyant believes that Carlos Delcid targeted his home after doing some duct work in his attic. Following the duct work, Wyant and his wife discovered that all her medicine, which was in the couple's bathroom was gone, apparently stolen by Delcid.
WSOC reports on how the system failed in this incident as Delcid was not only out on bond with a charge of breaking and entering, but also was wearing an electronic monitor when he attempted to break in the Wyant's home.
Police had used fingerprints to identify Delcid as the suspect in a second break-in at the home in October.

Prosecutors later dismissed the charge, but were going ahead with a case charging Delcid in a break in just 12 days later. Delcid was out on bond and wearing an electronic monitor when police said he and his brother tried to break into the Wyants' home again. 


Mr. Wyant is grateful for his grandson, whom he said was merely defending his grandmother. The fourteen year old had been taken out by his grandfather to the shooting range to be taught how to use a gun. Yet, even grandpa was surprised at the teens' quick actions and contemplated the "what ifs" of not getting the gun and training the boy.
"What would have happened if he didn't have it, if I didn't go out and get it?" Wyant asked.
The fourteen-year-old has been living with his grandparents since the murder of his father in 2008 outside his Mint Hill automotive shop. In 2011, the fourteen-year-old's older brother took two loaded handguns on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus in an attempt to hijack it, but eventually surrendered to police peacefully.

While things have been difficult for the young boy, losing his father and his elder brother committing the crime that he did, he seems to have done the right thing in this incident.
This is another positive gun story that the main stream media and the Obama administration will not highlight because it does not fit their agenda to advance more gun confiscation legislation that is illegal under our Constitution.
I recently reported on the fact that for the first time in two decades more Americans support gun owner rights than more control of arms by government tyrants. Also, I reported on the fact that the FBI has seen a significant increase in gun sales this past Black Friday. More guns, with trained, responsible owners, lead to less crime.
Even in the case of this fourteen-year-old, it becomes apparent that when there is love and attention given to young people and they are trained properly in the use of guns, they are not only safe, but they are effective in stopping crime. Well done young man, well done!
Protect the 2nd Amendment!

Liberals Will Get Us All Killed

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The news from Sydney, Australia was of another incident in which a lone Islamic fascist took civilians hostage to fulfill a demented notion of a “holy war” on non-believers. After a siege by police two of the hostages he had taken were dead along with the gunman.

These attacks are becoming more frequent, referred to as “lone wolf” events, but in a larger context, they represent an effort by al Qaeda and the Islamic State, ISIS, to recruit individuals to wage a war of terror everywhere.
Looking back over the year, in May Mehdi Nemmouche who had returned to France after fighting for ISIS, entered the Jewish museum in Brussels and killed four people. In October Martin Couture Rouleau ran down two Canadian soldiers in Quebec, killing one of them. The same month, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed a soldier at the Canadian parliament in Ottawa. Also in October, Zale Thompson attacked four New York police officers with an axe, injuring two in an incident that was deemed to be an Islamist attack.
In the wake of these attacks police everywhere are grappling with what they can do to anticipate and respond. In the attacks that have occurred, the perpetrators were all known to law enforcement authorities for their extremist views. In September, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI put out a joint intelligence bulletin that the Islamic State has the capacity to mount attacks on U.S. targets overseas with little or no warning. Presumably the warning also included domestic attacks as well.

At a time when the threat is real and growing, there are forces in America that have deliberately sought to undermine public support and trust in the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, both on the front line of defense against the Islamist menace. The release of a report by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senate Intelligence Committee chair, was widely denounced for its evident failure to interview those named as engaging in “torture” to deter further attacks. This 20-20 hindsight and reinterpretation of events is an offense on many levels.
One has to ask why it is always liberals who are unable to acknowledge an actual threat and defame those charged with preventing them. It is as if they live in a parallel universe, a make-believe world where our enemies do not exist.
This is the mindset that led the President to remove our troops from Iraq, creating a vacuum that ISIS filled. He is now lowering our role in Afghanistan and the news of the day is a barbaric attack by the Taliban in Pakistan that has killed 130, mostly school children. Can liberals grasp the barbarity of the Islamist enemies of our nation and the whole of humanity?

Most serious, though, are the negotiations with Iran, led by the Obama administration, that are sure to permit a leading sponsor of terrorism to acquire its own nuclear weapons.
This is why many cringed when the anticipated Democratic Party candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, a former Secretary of State, recently touted an approach she calls “smart power,” urging America to use “every possible tool and partner” to advance peace. This, she said, includes “leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”
This is the classic liberal excuse and attitude for not taking our enemies seriously when they say they want to destroy America. There isn’t a single justification for empathizing with people who want to kill you!

I frankly find the outcry against the nation’s police corps curious and outrageous. In the Ferguson incident, it was a case of self-defense that got Michael Brown killed. In Staten Island, it was the unanticipated death of Erik Garner who had resisted arrest and had a long record of similar offenses. The police did not set out to kill him, but a combination of his ill health and the takedown triggered his death.
The response of the communist Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was not to defend his police force, but to join in the condemnation. Around the nation thousands marched, repeating the lies about Brown’s innocence and the claims about Garner’s death. The marches, held in a number of U.S. cities, were organized by groups with an agenda and it was aimed at undermining public support and trust in our police corps.
Remember, too, liberals are also opposed to the Second Amendment which empowers Americans to “keep and bear arms.” There is no way to misinterpret or not understand the limit this puts on government from the federal to the local level. Even so, the calls for such limits are constant.

Reportedly, “according to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey – the leading source of international public information about firearms – the U.S. has the best-armed civilian population in the world, with an estimated 270 million total guns. That’s an average of 89 firearms for every 100 residents.” Liberals translate this as an invitation to mass murder in the streets and homes of America, but the reality is that gun ownership prevents criminal mayhem and protects lives. In states that permit concealed carry, the crime rate is less than in those that do not.
Liberals, though, would have you fear your local police force and those agencies that are tasked with protecting the nation, the CIA and the NSA. And, yes, the FBI too.
If not resisted, liberals would cause us all to be killed by our nation’s very real foreign enemies and the domestic perpetrators and criminals who prey on our society.  Next time you see a police man or woman, take a moment to tell them how much you appreciate their service.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Have a very Merry Green Obama Christmas Y'all

Yes indeed we have green peace, green energy, Green food, a Green Grinch POTUS who is giving us Green Healthcare also known as Soylent Green! "In the years 2009- 2022... People are still the same. They'll do anything to get what they need"

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MERRY RED Neck CHRISTMAS  Y'all we are as of today 6 days out of Twelve days to Christmas...enjoy another broke ass Christmas under the Green Grinch Obama administration! I'm pretty sure Obama and company will have a very ritzi Holiday season  courtesy of taxpayer Royal Welfare!

Enjoy...:) Oh well being a Red Neck ain't all that bad...got's lotsa family love, beer and spam:)


Both Parties Fear the Tea Party

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Once we return power to where it belongs, we won’t have to worry about what the establishment fears.
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There’s no question that there is a deep fear of the Tea Party, in both parties. The Democrat Party’s afraid of ‘em; the Republican Party’s afraid of them, maybe for different reasons, party to party. But one thing I don’t think they accurately know, I think they think they do, but I don’t think they’re even close to understanding the anger that they are creating. If they think that they’re succeeding in dispiriting the Tea Party, that’s what they’re wrong about, and they will learn it at some point down the line. 


The money people have always had power. That’s indisputable. But here’s something maybe you can help me with since you’re a party official. I always thought that the Republicans wanted to get away from this idea that they are the party of the rich. I thought that was a negative that they wanted to get rid of. And yet here’s The Politico: “Money Men Cheer Bush News.” I mean, all the news about the Republican nominee is how happy the donor class is. I’m sorry; the donor class is rich Wall Street guys, rich hedge funders, rich this, rich that, and I thought the Republican Party wanted to get rid of that image.
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LEAKED: Kim Jong-Un Death Scene From ‘The Interview’

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See it here. This is what is causing all the uproar.
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The scene from The Interview in which North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is killed has leaked online.
The film, which stars Seth Rogan and James Franco, was pulled by Sony after the studio received threats of violence from North Korean hackers.
The hacking group, Guardians of Peace, have been leaking sensitive data, including salaries and industry emails, after stealing 100 terabytes of data from the studio.
In the scene, Kim Jong-un, played by American actor Randall Park, is shown dying in an explosion after a missile hits the helicopter the leader is hanging on to. In the background, a slowed-down version of Katy Perry’s hit song Firework plays. 


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Obamacare Shutting Down Free Healthcare Clinics for US Citizens

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Usually when I hear any reference to free healthcare it’s associated with illegal aliens mooching off the welfare of American taxpayers. The free healthcare they get is not from free health clinics but from regular hospitals and urgent care centers.
In some parts of the southwest, small hospitals and urgent care centers have had to close their doors because of the amount of free medical care they were forced to provide to illegals. I have friends in Arizona who have told me of some places in the southern part of the state that no longer have any local emergency facilities, forcing US citizens to travel further to larger cities to get urgent care. The delay in treatment for things like heart attacks, strokes and auto accidents can mean the difference between life and death.

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However, in a few areas of our nation, there have been clinics that have been providing free healthcare to US citizens as well as illegals. These clinics have been a godsend for many lower income Americans, but that godsend may not last much longer.
A few of these free clinics have closed their doors due to the fact many of the people they served were able to sign up for Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion. With most of their clientele now having coverage the need for free medical care no longer was necessary.
Even more free healthcare clinics are having to close their doors due to Obamacare. The closings are not due to tyrannical regulations as you may first think, but to a lack of donations. When Obamacare was first implemented, the government kept telling everyone that they were required by the socialist law to obtain health insurance. Many of the donors that supported the free clinics assumed that everyone would get coverage so their checkbooks closed up and put away. With donations drying up, free clinics could no longer afford to operate and had no choice but to close their doors. 
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One of the free health clinics that closed was the Community Health Mission in Savannah, Georgia. With people still waiting to be treated, the clinic was forced to shut their doors. Board member Colin McRae explained:
"As soon as there was the perception of universal healthcare, the likelihood of receiving donations goes down."
Statistics have shown that more people are now uninsured than when Obamacare first went into effect. Of the 6 to 8 million people who signed up, a large percentage of them previously had coverage and were either looking for better policies or had their old one’s cancelled. 
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Obamacare has raised the cost of healthcare and reduced the quality and access to physicians, specialists and hospitals. More Americans need access to free healthcare clinics than ever before, but thanks to the false perceptions of Obamacare and the lies told by Obama and Pelosi, fewer Americans will have that access. 

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United we stand...against @USChamber waterboy @JebBush

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Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce water boy

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Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce waterboy Creators Syndicate
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Allow me to unite America’s Left, Right, and Center in just three words:
No, Jeb, No!
Former GOP Florida governor Jeb Bush made the obvious official this week when he announced on Facebook and Twitter that he’s “actively exploring” a 2016 White House run.
Of course he’s running. That’s what inveterate politicians do.
Well, I hate to break it to Jeb, Inc. There’s no popular groundswell for Bush Part III. None, zip, nada. Independents, progressives, and conservatives are all weary of the entrenched bipartisan dynasties that rule Washington and ruin America. Only in the hallowed bubble of D.C. and New York City elites does a Jeb Bush presidential bid make any sense.
Jeb’s indulgent (and ultimately doomed) enterprise has three privileged constituencies: Big Business, Big Government, and Big Media. This iron triumvirate explains how the failed campaigns of so-called “pragmatic,” “thoughtful,” and “moooooderate” liberal Republican candidates such as John McCain, Jon Huntsman, and Bob Dole ever got off the ground. The “Reasonable Republican,” anointed and enabled by the statist Big Three, serves as a useful tool for bashing conservatives and marginalizing conservatism.
For Republicans who argue that Jeb is the most “electable” choice, I ask: What planet are you on? After two disastrous terms of Barack Obama’s Hope and Change Theater, the last thing the Republican Party needs is an establishment poster child for Washington business as usual. I mean, really? A third Bush who’s been working for his dad, his dad’s friends, or the government since 1980?
A Beltway-ensconced scion so chummy with the Clinton family that he awarded close family friend – and potential 2016 nemesis — Hillary a “Liberty Medal” last year as chairman of the National Constitution Center?

That’s the GOP donor bigwigs’ “fresh idea” for “American Renewal?”
To blunt criticism from the grass-roots base on the Right, Jeb’s cheerleaders at the Wall Street Journal cite his “conservative” gubernatorial record of cutting taxes and privatizing jobs. So we’re supposed to swoon when a GOP governor acts like he’s supposed to act on standard, bread-and-butter GOP issues? Whoop-de-doo.
One thing Jeb’s promoters won’t be emphasizing: Over the course of his eight years in the Florida governor’s mansion, government spending skyrocketed. The libertarian Cato Institute notes that Florida general fund spending “increased from $18.0 billion to $28.2 billion during those eight years, or 57 percent” and that “[t]otal state spending increased from $45.6 billion to $66.1 billion, or 45 percent.”
Like big-spending father, like big-spending big brother, like big-spending second son and lil’ brother.
I have another interpretation of Bush’s “conservative” Florida years: It’s called biding his time. Yes, Jeb put in his obligatorily GOP service on taxes and the Second Amendment. Not because he was wedded to deep-rooted principles, mind you. But because the “conservative” façade will come in handy during the primaries when he has to defend radical, divisive positions on his two defining national policy issues: Education and immigration.

Jeb Bush’s agenda is neither Left nor Right. His agenda is the agenda of the D.C. headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Remember: The chamber is a politically entrenched synod of bipartisan special interests. As I’ve said before, these fat cats do not represent the best interests of American entrepreneurs, American workers, American parents and students, or Americans of any race, class or age who believe in low taxes and limited government.
The chamber’s business is the big business of the Beltway, not the business of mainstream America. And so is Jeb Bush’s.
The Chamber supports mass amnesty for cheap, illegal alien workers. Jeb Bush supports mass legalization of cheap, illegal alien workers and accuses those of us who oppose it on constitutional, sovereignty, security, and fairness grounds of lacking “compassion.”
The Chamber supports the top-down, privacy-undermining, local autonomy-sabotaging Common Core racket. Jeb Bush spearheaded and profited from Common Core – and accuses those of us who oppose it of opposing academic excellence for our own children. Jeb’s problem isn’t just Common Core. It’s that he has no core. Instead of retreating from the costly federalized scheme that has alienated teachers, administrators, and parents of all backgrounds, Bush has doubled down with his Fed Ed control freak allies and corporate donors.

The reign of Obama ushered in massive cronyism, corporate favoritism, and Boomtown boondoggles galore. We’ve lived too long already under the boot of arrogant D.C. bureaucrats who’ve exploited their power to serve their friends.
No more business as usual: Stop Jeb Bush.

Justice Scalia Says Constitution Doesn’t Preclude Torture

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Last year the AP’s Mark Sherman wrote that Justice Scalia had used the fictional character of Jack Bauer on Fox’s show 24 to explain why there is more “gray area” surrounding torture than critics of the practice like to admit.
“Are you going to convict Jack Bauer? Say that criminal law is against him? ‘You have the right to a jury trial?’ Is any jury going to convict Jack Bauer? I don’t think so,” Scalia argued at an Ottawa legal conference in 2007. “So the question is really whether we believe in these absolutes. And ought we believe in these absolutes.”
Then in an interview with Radio Television Suisse from this past week, Justice Scalia continued to argue that the case AGAINST torture is not as cut and dry as opponents like to pretend.
“Listen, I think it’s very facile for people to say, ‘Oh, torture is terrible. You posit the situation where a person that you know for sure knows the location of a nuclear bomb that has been planted in Los Angeles and will kill millions of people. You think it’s an easy question? You think it’s clear that you cannot use extreme measures to get that information out of that person?
 Continues on EagleRising

Obama May Be Linked to Jihad Child Massacre in Pakistan

... over top Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud (pictured), to Pakistan
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For months, I have railed against Obama's release of the very worst Islamic terrorists (including many senior commanders) from Gitmo. Obama traded a deserter, a US soldier who went AWOL to join the jihad, for five senior Taliban commanders.  
So it comes as little surprise that it may very well be one of Obama's pardons that led to today's savage slaughter of over 140 children by the Taliban at a school in Pakistan. Correspondents say that the repatriation of a senior Taliban figure is "extremely unusual." Latif Mehsud was second-in-command to the former Pakistan Taliban chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike last year. The same group that attacked the school today.
Peshawar school attack: Taliban 'burn teacher alive in front of pupils and behead children'

Death toll has risen to 'more than 130′ as terrorists disguised as soldiers commit savage massacre.

"Many of the soldiers and officers fighting the Taliban have their children in this school so this is an attempt to demoralise the military" (more here).

SEE Video: http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/12/obama-may-linked-jihad-child-massacre-pakistan/

The Viral Buzz has this:
Obama May Be Linked to Massacre in Pakistan (Video)
Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today's massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.
Senior TTP commander Latif Mehsud (pictured above) was handed over to Pakistani authorities according to the source there. This was not the first time Obama has handed over Taliban leaders to Pakistan authorities who then have released them into the main populace. It is not without merit to wonder if today's attack has any relation to his being set free.
Nearly a year ago John Kerry was hailing this particular terrorist arrest by the US and now we see he has been let go. How long must we watch American leadership aid and abet the enemies of our people and way of life?


"Obama Releases 2nd in Command of Pakistani Taliban," Daniel Greenfield, Front Page Magazine December 7, 2014
American soldiers died to bring down the Taliban and their sacrifice is rewarded by Obama in this way.
United States officials handed over three Pakistani prisoners to Islamabad on Sunday, one of whom is a senior Taliban commander long sought after by the Pakistani government, security officials said.
Though the US did not identify the detainees, Pakistani sources say the Taliban commander is Latif Mehsud (pictured above), former number two commander in the Pakistani Taliban and close aid of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike last year.
"TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan) senior commander Latif Mehsud who was arrested was handed over to Pakistani authorities along with his guards," one Pakistani security official said. "They reached Islamabad."

Obama did this before, and Pakistan freed the Taliban leaders turned over to them. The Taliban movement was a creature of Pakistan. The Afghan authorities meanwhile had claimed that Latif was their man. So on the plus side the US did not them him over to the Afghans.
Last year Kerry was claiming that Latif's capture was a major victory. Now he's effectively being released.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lady Gaga… Really? Really?!?!

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Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” is no match for Senator Coburn’s Tax Decoder.
In a 312 page report, Senator Coburn exposes $900 billion of giveaways throughout the current tax code.  Yes, you read that right. $900 billion.
Everything from people writing off their gambling losses, to celebrities profiting big time off their “charities,” all thanks to the many breaks and loopholes.
Take Lady Gaga for example. She has a charity called the Born This Way Foundation. According to the website… “The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.”
So, in 2012, how much money did they raise in order to create those “safe communities”?
$2.6 million.

And how much of that $2.6 million did they actually give away towards that?
$5 thousand. Yes, you read that right. $5 thousand.
Ouch. Have fun explaining that to your “little monsters,” Lady Gaga. [Like 2.5+ M went to Mommas salary for running the charity?] 
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This doesn’t just show the hypocrisy that comes out of Hollywood, but also the urgent need to reevaluate our flawed tax code. As if the IRS scandal wasn’t bad enough, Coburn’s report should be something everybody (hopefully) can agree is a symptom of a big problem. Flat Tax, Fair Tax, and 9-9-9 are all replacement options worth looking into.

VIDEO: “Al Sharpton, Just Please, Please, Shut The F*** Up!”

Al Sharpton: yay or nay?
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Ban Al Sharpton, he’s an embarrassment to the entire human race not just the black race.
  “He’s like Ranch dressing on a Big Mac.” 

” Al Sharpton, I will not even call you a reverend, I’ve seen the video of you in a hotel room with a coke dealer. You are the biggest con artist, you do not represent me in any way shape or form in any fashion at all in anything. He is the worst, just ban him.
“He does not speak for the black people, he does not speak for anyone, he speaks for himself.”
Watch The Entire Rant:  

DUH: SEAL Who Killed OBL, ‘If You Can Walk Away As Soon As it Ends, It’s Not Torture’

Robert J. O'Neill confirmed to the Washington Post on Thursday that he ... Robert O'Neill in uniform. (Courtesy of CRC Public Relations).
That makes sense.
ROB O’NEILL: If you can walk away from it as soon as it ends, it’s not torture. These are just techniques that can be used to find the truth find them in a lie and then exploit it.
SEAN: Rob I know that a lot of my friends that have become Navy SEALs and trained military people they themselves went through many of these techniques that were used on people like Zubaydah and KSM. Did you have to go through any of that in your training?
Read more: Fox Nation

Sandy Hook Caused A Media Fire Storm, Slaughtering 100 Kids By Taliban, Eh…Not So Much

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by Pauline Wolak 
Sandy Hook caused a literal media firestorm.
Stations clamored for information.
They raced the competition.
So much so, in fact, that an innocent man was initially identified as the shooter. There were immediate calls for strict gun laws.
The NRA was publicly blamed for the deaths.
So tell me, media, where the Hell are you today? What’s more important? Your cooking segments and award show highlights? Or the senseless murders of more than 100 children in Pakistan today?
That number will likely rise.
The enemy is clearly identified.

A school, the site of an ongoing act of war.
But please, tell me how to make cocktails for my Christmas dinner party.
 

NO, GOD. PLEASE…NO: Jeb Bush, ‘I Have Decided to Explore The Possibility of Running for President’

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Oy Vey. #thisiswhywelose
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor whose father and brother have both occupied the White House, announced Tuesday he is considering running for president in 2016.
Bush said on his Facebook page that after talking it over with his family during Thanksgiving, he has decided to formally explore a run.
“As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States,” he wrote. “In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation.”
Bush said the purpose of his political action committee would be to “support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.”
Read more: The Blaze

Monday, December 15, 2014

Is Speaker Boehner a compromised man?


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Like so many that enter the halls of Washington, they either go into office compromised or they end up being compromised. Rep. John Boehner(R-OH) is such a man, but it didn't take this election to demonstrate that. This writer has known for several years that Boehner is a compromised man and this latest round concerning the $1 trillion cromnibus bill further underscores just how much he has been compromised.

Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report tweeted this out on Friday:
Boehner's drinking has been well known, and seemed most apparent during his scandalous actions at the Republican National Convention in 2012 when the establishment Republicans sought to change the rules illegally by denying the voice of the voters at the convention. He has also been rumored to have been involved in several adulteries, including one with an intern.

Consider that Drudge is the man who broke the infamous Clinton/Lewinsky scandal and reported on the "stained blue dress" before anyone, and that was back before the internet was really cool.
Yet, the question remains, is Boehner a compromised man? Is there actual dirt on Boehner and who has it?
First, let me say that there is no reason for any Democrat or establishment Republican to release anything on Boehner, even if they have it. He's been playing WWE right alongside his supposed opposition. The thing is, those of us who know the game have called this stuff all along.

Drudge is right, Barack Obama got everything he wanted and more in the passing of the bill advanced by Boehner and the House leadership. Sorry for those of you who voted him back into office thinking it would actually change anything. You can't say you weren't warned though.
Anyone willing to look objectively can simply follow the record of John Boehner with regards to what he says and what he does. As I've said before, his rhetoric might sound good, but it's what he does, or in some cases doesn't do, that matters. And for those of us in the Tea Party, well Boehner and establishment Republicans are not our friends. They are our enemies.

Consider the government shutdown last year. Shortly after we entered that little dance, I said they would succumb to the demands of Obama and company within the two week period when there would actually be a shutdown, not the vacation that non-essential federal employees were given. Sure enough, that's exactly what took place.
We know that the entire fiscal cliff deal was also giving Obama exactly what he wanted and Obamacare continued to receive full funding. However, Boehner played his part, didn't he? He also caved on the debt ceiling. And remember those pay cuts that were promised by Boehner and House leadership over the budget? We never saw them. In the end, Boehner was re-elected as Speaker of the House and the American taxpayer continued to get screwed by the establishment Republicans and Democrats.

The question now is about Matt Drudge's comment about the NSA having dirt on Boehner. I don't know if they do or they don't, but I know this: The man's record speaks for itself and so far that record indicates that he is compromised, and a compromised man cannot be trusted to do what is right. We can't trust his words or his actions. Therefore, we can't trust him.
John Boehner has made it known that he isn't fit to lead because it will just make his job harder. So why do Republicans continue to put him in the chair with the gavel? One would hope they have learned their lesson, but I'm guessing that many of them are just fine voting him back into that position because many of them are compromised as well.
 

BLACK SHERIFF TO OBAMA: ‘You Built This Racial Divide’

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oped: Yes indeed Sheriff Clarke is 100% correct...and while we are at it remove Speaker Boehner and Mitch McConnell from GOP leadership positions when the new congress convenes in Jan. they are also part of the problemo...enablers of Obama/ Eric Holder et al!  
SEE: http://sharlaslabyrinth.blogspot.com/2014/12/its-time-to-kill-lame-duck.html 

http://sharlaslabyrinth.blogspot.com/2014/12/traitor-john-benedict-arnold-boehner.html 

http://sharlaslabyrinth.blogspot.com/2014/12/after-day-of-drama-senate-passes-11.html 


This guy knows what he is talking about. Check it out…
Appearing on FOX News’ “The Kelly File” with Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Sheriff Clarke responded to a new FOX News poll that indicated that 19 percent of Americans think race relations have improved under the Obama Regime, while a whopping 62 percent say they’ve worsened (17% say “no difference”), saying that Obama has benefited from a “divide and conquer strategy” that has been “destructive for America.”
“He built this racial divide,” Sheriff Clarke told Kelly. “It was a wound that had been healing for a number of years, a number of decades…and he reopened it with his divisive politics,” Clarke asserted.
Read more: TPNN

It’s Time To Kill The ‘Lame Duck’


by:Derek Hunter 

Just two days before this year’s election, when it was clear there would be a Republican wave, the New York Times ran an op-ed that called for the abolition of midterm elections.
Written by a college professor and one of his students, the piece was couched as being in favor of democracy because midterms have notoriously low voter turnout. But the real reason the pair opposed midterms is because Republicans had done well in 2010 and were poised to do better in 2014.

It was typical progressive pap, pre-electoral sour grapes, not a serious proposal. But I have a proposal that is both serious and that advances the tenets of our representative republic – abolishing lame-duck sessions of Congress.
Though they may not seem like it sometimes, politicians are human. As humans, they are susceptible to the complete range of human emotions and foibles, including spite. Governance by spite is a threat to our ever-fragile republic.
From a practical standpoint, why should people whom voters unambiguously said they no longer wish to have represent them have two full months to do just that in every conceivable and legally binding way?
A constitutional amendment mandating that Congress end its session a week or a month before a federal election would help avoid the mess we’ve seen this week and eliminate massive omnibus spending bills larded with payoff pork.

Currently, Congress is supposed to complete the budget for the following fiscal year by the end of September, but that has happened only twice in the last 20-plus years. Since Congress didn’t do its duty this year, we have what we had this week: a massive bill no one read, stuffed with who knows what, that Congress pretty much has to pass.
But more importantly, it was voted on by many people voters threw out of office.
An incumbent losing on Election Day is the ultimate vote of “no confidence” from constituents. Its’ the electorate saying “We don’t like what you’ve done and do not want you voting on our behalf any longer.” Yet every member of the House and Senate who lost, either in their primary or the general election, did just that.
By constitutionally mandating a particular Congress end on, say, the first Friday of October in election years, those ugly votes on special interest-laden bills would end. Voters would have a more complete picture of what their particular representative or senator supports, and budgeting would return to regular order.
This would present other issues with which an amendment would have to deal; namely presidential abuse of power.

If we were guaranteed not to have narcissists more interested in their agenda, politics or their legacy, the honor system would suffice. Obviously we do not have such a guarantee. As such, some of the powers of the Executive Branch would have to be curtailed during this period as well.
No recess appointments would be allowed in the period, nor any pardons, new regulations or executive orders of any kind. Outgoing presidents, or those running for re-election, would be judged on what they did in the entirety of their term, for all intents and purposes. This would help keep the executive in check and stop Marc Rich-type pardons for sale. If a president “sold” or “bartered” a pardon at the end of his term, voters would have the opportunity to take out their anger on his party.
The way it stands now, politicians with “no skin in the game” have no constraints on their actions. There will always be Elizabeth Warrens in government—radical ideologues who voters of certain states would return even if they held a press conference while throwing live puppies into a woodchipper. But they are the exception, not the rule. For every Bernie Sanders, there are dozens of Eric Cantors. And there would be fewer of the former, more of the latter, should this idea come to pass.

Certain exceptions must be made for emergency scenarios, but those scenarios must be explicitly spelled out. War, and little else – perhaps a waiver should a supermajority of both houses of Congress and the president deem something urgent enough.
This would eliminate not only what we saw this week on the budget, but it would also eliminate the spiteful actions of Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-ISIS, toward the CIA. She didn’t pull her “recruitment for Islamo-fascists” anti-military, pro-progressive base stunt if she or her colleagues were soon to face voters. With no lame-duck session, Feinstein can’t run to the floor of the Senate and marinate herself in the absolute immunity she enjoys there with no reckoning or voter repercussions.

There’s not much I like in the British parliamentary system, but it does get a couple of things right. One is the question period, when prime ministers must answer to any members of Parliament who want to challenge them on anything. The other is their transition time. When a prime ministers’ party loses, the PM has 24 hours to vacate 10 Downing Street. One day and power is transferred. The will of the people reflected in one rotation of the Earth.
Such a quick turnaround isn’t possible or advisable here; there are virtues to a transition period. But a 2-month free hand so outgoing occupants can impose their rejected or term-limited will is equally ill-advised. As is a 2-month opportunity to act against the expressed will of the voters.
This isn’t unprecedented. Unless it fell on a Sunday, the inauguration of the president was held on March 4 for more than a century, as it was for Congress.

Congress, constitutionally, was required to have a lame-duck session, at least for one day. Article 1, Section 4, Clause 2 of the Constitution reads, “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.” The 20th Amendment changed inaugurations from Jan. 20 for the president and Jan. 3 for Congress.
By amending the Constitution to reflect the reality that a vindictive and/or vanquished Congress or single member, or an outgoing president, could, after the voters have spoken, be free to enact anything against the will of the American people is, quite frankly, un-American. A carefully worded amendment, including necessary and very specific exceptions, would guard against this prospect in the future and force Congress to act in daylight so voters have the opportunity to hold them to account.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We are becoming a country of whimps...Torture?

Funny memes – [All these years of special forces training]
Let's define the meaning of torture or to be more accurate...the place where the separation of men from boys takes place...where one is pushed beyond there proverbial/perceived place of comfort...torture per se is not torture but a place where a separation defines who and what we are ie: enhanced physical training or interrogation of ones soul and being!

Looking back to my High School years forward through life...trying out for the football team could be defined as torture under todays standards....verbal abuse,hard work,humiliation...blood,sweat and tears I survived as did many who wanted the proverbial lettermens sweater...fwd to Military training...hell even basic training could be considered torture I suppose...verbal abuse,humiliation,starvation,extreme physical demands,sleep deprevation...why you ask...? well to push one beyond there proverbial/perceived abilities...this continued through advanced training and got harder...not even going to state what Special Op's soldiers must endure during training{but they do have to suffer all that the CIA could throw out to captured non combatants ..hello!) ...it is meant to weed out the weak! and by know means intended to actually physically harm anyone but to weed out those who are not physically up to the demands...they can quit at anytime! If they really~ really want the Green Beret or Seal Badge they won't give up...#Period ... some make it some don't!
PLA special forces soldiers at 'Hunter' training camp Top 10 Things to Know Prior to Army Special Forces Training
army-rangers-8.jpg The training is designed to improve the soldiers' anti-terrorism ...

Military Units Whose Training Would Traumatize Rambo
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No pain no gain...just a fact Jack!

Now let's look at the CIA advanced interrogation techniques ..they are not designed to kill...but  just to push the interrogated to the breaking point...they are supervised by a attending physician to make sure no actual physical harm is administered.

I for one am so tired of elected officials from congress up through the ranks ending as POTUS/CIC  who never served in the military,law enforcement and most likely never earned a lettermans sweater (quitters) trying to tell the world how bad we are as a nation! IMHO they are cowards,weak and should never ever be allowed to run a country...I am a firm believer that our country should stay the course and make sure anyone who is elected as POTUS/CIC actually served in the military as George Washington did and set the example! This also applies to anyone who serves in high ranking administrative/supervisory  positions in government!

After day of drama, Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill for Obama's signature

Photo - Matt Drudge of the influential Drudge Report news aggregation site expressed discontent over a federal spending bill that passed with votes from both Republicans and Democrats in the House. (AP Photos)
oped: Golly gee Mr Wizard...Drudge was right...maybe sumpin' to do with a lil payolla and Barry boinking John on the back nine...dunno could be! At any rate the new congress needs to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House when they convene in Jan he is a spoiled dove!

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The Senate late Saturday voted to pass a $1.1 trillion spending package, clearing the measure for the President Obama’s signature.
The final 56-40 vote marked the end of days of drama in both chambers surrounding passage of the spending bill, although there was never a real threat of a government shutdown because both parties readily passed measures to keep the government open until Dec. 17.
A group of conservatives and liberals united to vote against legislation, but were opposed to it for different reasons, stemming from the president's recent executive action on immigration to a provision in the bill that makes it easier for banks to engage in risky trading programs.
The bill would fund the government through Sept. 2015, with the exception of the Homeland Security Department, which would be funded until Feb. 27. Obama said he plans to sign it.
Saturday’s vote took place after a day of political infighting on and off the Senate floor, most of it swirling around Sen. Ted Cruz.


The Senate convened for an unusual weekend session after the Texas Republican and Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Friday objected to adjourning because they could not secure an immediate vote that would declare unconstitutional Obama’s Nov. 20 directive to allow up to five million illegal immigrants to obtain work permits and federal government benefits.
The move, led by Cruz, angered not only Democrats, but fellow Republicans.
The GOP leadership, according to some aides, say Cruz “misplayed” his hand and gave Democrats an entire weekend to force votes on 24 of Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominations.


The Cruz maneuver also distracted from Democratic infighting. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., had been railing against the spending bill, demanding that it be stripped of a provision that would roll back a key banking reform. She was critical of her own party for agreeing to allow the provision in the bill in the first place.
But on Saturday, Warren was suddenly silent, and gave up on her demand for a vote on an amendment to strip the banking reform rollback from the bill, which she voted against.
Democrats thanked Cruz for the distraction.
“A few days ago I was petrified of the dem on dem violence i was witnessing, but thanks to senator cruz that is all ancient history,” Democratic strategist Jim Manley, a former top aide to Reid, said on Twitter.


Republican leaders were particularly angry that the Saturday session allowed time to advance nominees they hoped to block, including Obama’s pick for surgeon general, deputy secretary of state, and the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Now, all three of those nominees, Vivek Murthy, Antony Blinken, and Sarah Saldaña, respectively, are on course to be confirmed Monday.
“Because of Sen. Cruz’s actions and Republicans’ inability to stop him, Democrats will end up confirming more nominees by the end of this Congress than we would have been able to otherwise,” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said. “Including several key executive branch nominees and up to 12 of President Obama’s judicial nominees.”
Republicans are set to take over the majority in January and they had gambled Democrats would not want to remain in Washington D.C. long enough to confirm the nominees..
“We were trying to run out the clock on those nominations,” a top GOP aide told the Washington Examiner.


While Republicans say it’s likely that there would not have been enough time to clear all the nominees, if Cruz had agreed to adjourn this weekend, those backing Cruz said Reid would have held those votes next week anyway, particularly the ones to clear Saldaña, Blinken and Murphy.
“The nominees would have come up next week,” an aide to Lee told the Examiner.
Cruz finally got the Senate to vote on a procedural point of order in the legislation, just before final passage of the legislation.
Cruz said he raised the point of order because Obama’s executive action on immigration, which he and other conservatives call a form of amnesty, violates the constitution.
“If you believe President Obama’s amnesty is unconstitutional, vote yes,” Cruz said on the Senate floor. “If you believe President Obama’s amnesty is consistent with the constitution, then vote no.”
Reid said his point of order was “wrong, wrong, wrong,” and that the spending bill, “is not the appropriate place to debate the constitutionality of any executive action.”
Cruz lost on his point of order, but attracted 22 Republicans who voted for it, including Sen. John Thune, of South Dakota, a member of the GOP leadership team, as well as Rand Paul, of Kentucky, Marco Rubio, of Florida, and Rob Portman, of Ohio.


The Senate returns next week to take up unfinished business, including a tax cut package and final confirmation of the judges and executive branch nominations.
This story was first published at 10:18 p.m. and has been updated. 








Matt Drudge says spending bill passed because NSA has 'dirt' on John Boehner








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Matt Drudge of the influential Drudge Report news aggregation site expressed discontent over a federal spending bill that passed with votes from both Republicans and Democrats in the House.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill that runs through September 2015 is now up for a vote in the Democratically-led Senate. Many conservatives, including Drudge, are upset that the bill funds both Obamacare and President Obama's immigration executive orders.
"Obama got EVERYTHING," Drudge tweeted Friday. "NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins."
Despite opposition on the left led by Sen, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and on the right by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., the bill is expected to pass the Senate.