Story of the Week: Baltimore Is a Democrat Problem, Not America’s Problem – Breitbart While Obama is blaming Republicans for the Baltimore riots, let’s look at the real reasons. “Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem. Like many failed cities.. Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor… Liberalism and all the toxic government dependence and cronyism and union corruption and failed schools that comes along with it, has run amok in Baltimore for a half-century, and that is Baltimore’s problem. It is the free people of Baltimore who elect and then re-elect those who institute policies that have so spectacularly failed that once-great city.”
Holder’s Legacy Of Politicization “Holder only fed these pathologies by ginning up racism in Sanford, Fla., and Ferguson, Mo. He knew better. He was agitating, whipping up the mob to get out the black vote ahead of the 2012 and 2014 elections.”Mr. Holder was not beyond using scare tactics against minorities to win re-election,” ex-Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams said. In fact, his “job was to scare and mobilize minorities…”Holder also stacked his department with fellow activists, pushing out career lawyers “to fill the rank-and-file with leftist lawyers,” Adams said.The supposedly apolitical attorney general rejected his own inspector general’s recommendation against hiring lawyers from left-wing civil rights groups…”
Florida’s budget stalemate: A look at what’s happening Why Against Medicaid Expansion? “The governor and House Republicans say Medicaid is a broken program that does not improve health outcomes. They also are worried that the federal government won’t make good on its promise to pay the cost of expanding Medicaid, leaving the state on the hook for billions of dollars. The federal government has said it will never pay less than 90 percent of the bill. What has the Senate Proposed? Gardiner and Senate leaders have proposed expanding the state’s Medicaid program this year, but they want to use the federal money to pay for a program where 800,000 Floridians would receive private insurance. Recipients would have to work and attend school, and pay a small monthly premium.”
In 1 in 5 Families in U.S., No One Works “In 19.9 percent of American families in 2014, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), no one in the family worked. A family, as defined by the BLS, is a “group of two or more persons residing together who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. In 2014, there were 80,889,000 families in the United States, and in 16,057,000 of those families, or 19.9 percent, no one had a job…The BLS has been tracking data on employment in families since 1995. That year, the percent of families in which no one had a job was 18.8 percent. The percentage hit an all-time high of 20.2 percent in 2011. It held steady at 20 percent in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, it declined to 19.9 percent.”
MEMO: 353,000 REFUGEES ON FOOD STAMPS, 55,000 RECEIVING SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME Guess where are tax dollars are going!! How long will this drain on taxpayer dollars be sustainable? “In Fiscal Year 2013, there were about 353,000 refugees on SNAP. As of December 2014, 55,000 refugees, asylees, and other similar populations receiving payments from SSI, the memo reveals. CRS provided a table looking at welfare use among all refugees who had arrived within the past five years. In 2013, 56 percent were receiving Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance, 47.1 percent were on “any type of cash assistance,” 74.2 percent were on food stamps, and 22.8 percent were in public housing. Additionally, just 10.7 percent were receiving medical coverage through an employer and 20.2 percent had had no medical coverage in the past year.”
Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures Maybe the entire truth on global warming fraud will be exposed!! “My cue for those pieces was the evidence multiplying from across the world that something very odd has been going on with those official surface temperature records, all of which ultimately rely on data compiled by NOAA’s GHCN. Careful analysts have come up with hundreds of examples of how the original data recorded by 3,000-odd weather stations has been “adjusted”, to exaggerate the degree to which the Earth has actually been warming…So strong is the evidence that all this calls for proper investigation .. The Global Warming Policy Foundation has enlisted an international team of five distinguished scientists to carry out a full inquiry into just how far these manipulations of the data may have distorted our picture of what is really happening to global temperatures.”
‘Must Buy the Land,’ My Foot! Classic Bait and Switch | Sunshine State News Excellent argument about the real intention of Amendment 1 and why it was not all about buying land!!
Welcome to Python National Park, President Obama | Sunshine State News “The pythons are an exotic species that have flourished in the park, in fact taken over the park. In many ways, it’s their park now. As a result, the Everglades is in the throes of its own “silent spring” — a quiet death we apparently can’t hear above the din of political wrangling over Lake Okeechobee water and now climate change. The big snakes have decimated wildlife in the park. All wildlife. Many of the creatures dying off are threatened and endangered species.” Obama must allow a rule change that would allow a Burmese python eradication program to begin immediately in Everglades National Park. Otherwise, the pythons will continue eating and eradicating the wildlife.
Transportation at a crossroads “In 2010, the transportation plan included a major rail proposal. It passed in Tampa but failed because of opposition in the unincorporated county. This time, there will be greater focus on county needs and on quick, economical ways of improving traffic, such as synchronizing lights. Improving transit options still must be a priority. But it is unlikely rail will be the centerpiece. The initial focus is more likely to be on bus rapid transit and other economical means to serve people who don’t want to be dependent on a car. Using CSX lines or modern streetcars may prove to be more effective and smarter economical strategies than a new rail line. We still believe rail should be part of the community’s future, but citizens have shown their wariness. Better to start with a less ambitious plan and build support.” Sounds Reasonable!
Analysis: A new redline on Iran? Interesting!! “Until recently, the Israeli diplomatic and covert operations were directed against Tehran’s nuclear program. It seems that despite the Israeli rhetoric .., the government and the security establishments have come to terms with the likelihood that a nuclear deal between Iran and the int’l community is a fait accompli… Now Israel prepares for the day after for the new reality that Iran is emerging as a regional power spreading its influence. To slow down Tehran’s regional aspirations, Israel needs to join forces with other concerned parties such as Saudi Arabia, the Gulf emirates and Egypt…the cooperation and coordination in the Riyadh-Cairo- Jerusalem axis have improved in the last year. However, Israel’s major concern is the growing influence of Iran over Hezbollah. On this front, Israel acts alone.”
Alienating Russia: How Washington’s Middle East Policy May Suffer | RealClearDefense Must Read! “U.S. and European leaders need to view their policy toward Russia in a global context,..That means setting priorities and sometimes sacrificing less important objectives. It is unrealistic for Western officials to believe that they can adopt hostile measures in response to the Ukraine quarrel and related matters without paying a geopolitical price in the Middle East and other regions where the Kremlin is a relevant player. Foreign policy is not a charitable enterprise, and the Russians have little reason at the moment to back the agenda of the Western powers in the Middle East, unless Moscow receives some tangible benefits in return.. The Middle East is likely to be a prominent arena for such blowback, unless the Western governments modify their overall policy toward Moscow.”
Latin American Herald Tribune – Fidel “Betrayed” Che, “Abandoned” Him in Bolivia, Cuban Journalist Says Interesting history! Fidel apparently turned his back on his friend Che!! Honor among thieves maybe, but certainly not among terrorists!! “To understand why Castro withdrew his support from Guevara, the author takes the reader back to what he considers a turning point in the relationship between them, the 1965 Afro-Asian Conference in Algiers. Guevara’s address to the assembly meant “a break up with the Soviet Union that harmed Che’s relationship with Fidel,” the author said. Guevara criticized Moscow, accusing the USSR, without mentioning it by name, of being “accomplices of U.S. imperialist exploitation,” just when the Cuban leader was about to conclude agreements on military cooperation with the Kremlin.”
The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent On Charity In 2013 More LIES!! “In a tweet posted last week, the Clinton Foundation claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures went “directly to [the foundation’s] life-changing work.”There’s only one problem: that claim is demonstrably false. And it is false not according to some partisan spin on the numbers, but because the organization’s own tax filings contradict the claim. In order for the 88 percent claim to be even remotely close to the truth, the words “directly” and “life-changing” have to mean something other than “directly” and “life-changing.” For example, the Clinton Foundation spent nearly $8.5 million–10 percent of all 2013 expenditures–on travel. Do plane tickets and hotel accommodations directly change lives? Nearly $4.8 million–5.6 percent of all expenditures–was spent on office supplies…”
Articles: The Clintons’ Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle “Clintons’ most egregious adventure in mining skulduggery climaxed nearly twenty years ago ..when then President Bill Clinton unilaterally transformed a 1.7-million-acre slice of southern Utah into a new national monument.” This article explains why!! The Riadys had bailed Clinton out as governor when he mismanaged Arkansas’s Teacher’s Retirement Fund. They had rescued him with cash twice on the 1992 campaign trail. They had seemingly bought off Clinton aide Webster Hubbell before he had to seek a deal with Whitewater prosecutors. Soon enough, Clinton would reciprocate…”In a stroke of the pen, Clinton had handed the Riadys a monopoly on the world’s supply of low-sulfur coal. One does not need to be a conspiracy theorist to connect the dots between Utah and Indonesia. The FBI had made the connection as well.”
Did Bill and Hillary Clintons’ greed threaten America’s national security? Must Read! “..the Clinton Foundation story dwarfs all previous Clinton scandals…the Uranium One and Pinchuk contributions could make this story significantly worse since they suggest the Clintons were prepared to enrich themselves even at the cost of endangering U.S. national security. The Clinton Foundation scandal requires congressional hearings and an investigation by the Justice Department. Congress must demand answers as to what foreign contributors bought with their millions of dollars in contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Congress also must investigate how U.S. national security may have been harmed by increasing Russia’s control of the global uranium supply and whether the failure to sanction Interpipe weakened U.S. leverage to stop the Iranian nuclear weapons program.”