BREAKING: Obama Admin Knew Al-Qaeda Was Planning Attack in Benghazi 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE – The Gateway Pundit “The Obama administration knew al-Qaeda was planning an attack in Benghazi to “kill as many Americans as possible” ten days in advance. JW announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages.. revealing that DOD almost immediately reported the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” and had been planned at least 10 days in advance. Rahman is known as the Blind Sheikh, and is serving life in prison for his involvement in the 1993 WTC bombing. The new documents also shows the U.S. gov. was aware of arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria and include an analysis warning of the rise of ISIS and the predicted failure of the Obama policy of regime change.
MORE THAN 347,000 CONVICTED CRIMINAL IMMIGRANTS AT LARGE IN U.S. Why are convicted criminal immigrants with serious crimes like rape, murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault not being deported? ” In 2013 the Obama administration released 36,007 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. Those convictions included 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions, and 1,075 aggravated assault convictions..The convictions included in the 2014 releases included: 86 homicide convictions, 186 kidnapping convictions, 373 sexual assault convictions, 449 commercialized sexual offenses, 1,194 battery convictions, 1,346 domestic violence convictions, and 13,636 DUIs.”
Column: To speak and persuade Rhetoric is an old-fashioned concept, but here’s how it works today. I remember Drew C. ending his docent tour at the Dalí in front of his classmates with a thought about his favorite Dalí painting — that everything in it is in a mathematical balance according to the concept of the golden ratio. He then took a bow to the applause of his classmates and family..For more than 15 years, the Dalí Museum Junior Docent Program has provided preteens with an opportunity to build their self-esteem by learning and speaking about art. Preteens are a group increasingly at risk for diminished self-esteem in our country. Our program was monitored for three years by the Department of Psychiatry of USF. As recently published in the Journal of Art Therapy Association, the study found a significant increase in self-esteem among these students.
Docs Reveal IRS Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opponents More evidence of collusion between IRS, DOJ and FBI against conservative groups!! “Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity.The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress.”
Florida Among Top Five States in Healthiest Fiscal Condition “Florida ranked in the top five for states with low debt and spending, placing behind Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. The study pointed to a strong cash revenue (most of which was generated from Florida’s sales tax) as a strong contributor to the state’s strong cash position. According to the study, Florida’s total taxes, revenues, and expenses as a percentage of total state personal income are relatively low compared to other states, at 4 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent respectively, and account for Florida’s fourth-place ranking in service-level solvency.”
Chinese stock market loses $3.2 trillion, authorities inject cash How will this econ. crisis along with Greece affect world markets???”A stock market crash there has seen $3.2 trillion wiped from the value of Chinese shares in just three weeks, triggering an emergency response from the government and warnings of “monstrous” public disorder.And the effects for Australia could be serious, affecting our key commodity exports and sparking a period of recession-like conditions…In an extraordinary move, the People’s Bank of China has begun lending money to investors to buy shares in the flailing market. The WSJ reports this “liquidity assistance” will be provided to the regulator-owned China Securities Finance Corp, which will lend the money to brokerages, which will in turn lend to investors..signalling serious concern from authorities about the crisis.”
Russia’s ‘superweapon’ can switch off satellites and enemy weapons Russia continues its advance in its military arsenal. Now it has superior technology to switch off our cruise missile’s guidance systems. ‘Russia has claimed to have built a revolutionary new weapon system that can render enemy satellites and weapons useless.Its Russian makers say it is a ‘fundamentally new electronic warfare system’ which can be mounted on ground-based as well as air- and sea-borne carriers.’
The trouble with the ‘dignity’ of same-sex marriage Must Read by Jonathan Turley!! “But Kennedy’s moving language was more than just aspirational thoughts on dignity. He found a right to marriage based not on the status of the couples as homosexuals but rather on the right of everyone to the “dignity” of marriage. The uncertain implications of that right should be a concern not just for conservatives but also for civil libertarians. While Obergefell clearly increases the liberty of a historically oppressed people, the reasoning behind it, if not carefully defined, could prove parasitic or invasive to other rights. Beware the law of unintended constitutional consequences.”
Are We Better Off Now? Excellent Article!! “What stood between this successful Iraq, in which al Qaeda had been destroyed by the Sunnis and Shiites acting together with the Americans, and 2014, when the Islamic State burst over the Syrian border and quickly annexed almost half of that country? The truly destabilizing event—Obama’s decision, argued against by all his advisers, to pull all U.S. troops from Iraq…“We abandoned, destroyed, or turned over our equipment, stores, installations, and bases. We surrendered our most valuable strategic assets, such as control of Iraqi airspace, soon to become the indispensable conduit for Iran to supply and sustain the Assad regime in Syria ..we abandoned the vast intelligence network we had so painstakingly constructed in Anbar province, without which our current patchwork operations there are largely blind.”
Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016 Gee our health care costs are necessarily skyrocketing under Obamacare!! “Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back…Jesse Ellis O’Brien, a health advocate at the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, said: “Rate increases will be bigger in 2016 than they have been for years and years and will have a profound effect on consumers here. Some may start wondering if insurance is affordable or if it’s worth the money.” This is what happens when Gov’t gets involved.
Greece and global debt Greece is collapsing. How soon will other countries follow? “..it’s important to note that Greece’s predicament is shared by many major countries, including the US, Japan, France and other European nations. In reducing their high debt levels they encounter the same stubborn contradiction: The effort to curb debt through higher taxes or lower spending initially weakens economic growth, and weaker growth ..increases the debt…Regardless, today’s debt levels are historically high. In 2014, gross debt as a share of GDP was 132 percent for Italy, 246 percent for Japan, 95 percent for France, and 105 percent for the United States, reports the IMF. Second, economic growth has slowed in many countries. This is important because faster growth — producing more tax revenues — helps countries service their debts. Slower growth does the opposite.”
Obama’s Renewable-Energy Fantasy Must Read! “Recently Bill Gates explained in an interview with the Financial Times why current renewables are dead-end technologies. They are unreliable. Battery storage is inadequate. Wind and solar output depends on the weather. The cost of decarbonization using today’s technology is “beyond astronomical,” Google engineers came to a similar conclusion last year…If Obama gets his way, the U.S. will go down the rocky road traveled by the EU.With an economy nearly five times as large as Germany’s..this suggests the cost of meeting Obama’s pledge is $2 trillion.There are other, indirect costs. Germany is the world’s second largest exporter of merchandise, behind China and ahead of the U.S. But high and rising energy costs are driving German companies to locate new capacity overseas.”
Judge not: GOP blocks dozens of Obama court picks Glad to see the GOP block Obama’s judges!! “The GOP-controlled Senate is on track this year to confirm the fewest judges since 1969, a dramatic escalation of the long-running partisan feud over the ideological makeup of federal courts.The standoff, if it continues through the 2016 elections as expected, could diminish the stamp that President Barack Obama leaves Practically, the makeup of lower-level courts could directly affect a number of Obama’s policies expected to face legal challenges from conservatives. Republicans appear willing to absorb criticism that they’re interfering with the prerogative of a president to pick his nominees in the hopes that the GOP can get its own judges installed in 2017, with one of their own in the White House.”
SHOCKING New Study Reveals Just How Many Muslims Support ISIS (And It’s Frightening) “Yet another poll of “regular” Muslims seems to show that a shockingly high number actually agree with Muslim extremism. This time, a poll finds that a whopping 42 million support the creation of a worldwide caliphate, an Islamic order that would outlaw all other religions.Many non-Muslims console themselves with the assumption that “most Muslims” don’t support extremism or terrorism. But nearly every time a poll is taken, this notion that Muslims stand four square against extremism is shot down.”
President Obama Wants To End Independence Day As We Know It Must Read!! “New ground-level ozone standards being pushed by Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency would result in widespread bans on fireworks shows, backyard grilling and other traditions…Recent studies have shown that the EPA’s new directive would be the most expensive regulation ever enacted, costing the economy $140 billion annually. Even the EPA’s own cost estimates acknowledge the economic hit from the proposed regulation would be well into the tens of billions of dollars a year.If it is allowed to go into effect, the new ozone standard would increase the price of nearly all goods and service sold in the America, costing families hundreds of dollars a year. Despite the damage to the economy and the expense to Americans, stricter ground-level ozone standards would do almost nothing to improve air quality.”