Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Is the Key to the IRS Scandal Hiding in Russia? – Part 1

By Craig Andresen / The National Patriot

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As the IRS targeting scandal continues to unfold or, not unfold due to what I believe to be the willful obstruction of the house Ways and Means committee investigation by the Obama regime, Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice and most importantly, by Lois Lerner herself, the complete lack of credibility surrounding lost evidence is something which only the mainstream media seems able to ignore.

Emails. 2 years worth of lost emails. It’s just too incredible to be believed that a computer hard drive crash, just ten days after first being asked about those emails wiped them out for all time. Further, it is implausible to be asked to believe that six other IRS executives had THEIR hard drives crash in concert with the Lerner hard drive.

In this day and age, when cyber fingerprints can be lifted from even the most savagely destroyed hard drive and information recovered by experts in the private sector not to mention the public sector, such as the FBI, it is beyond even the pale to be told that hard drives from the IRS and top executives at the IRS at that, could not be forensically brought back to life and the data recovered.

When American citizens, fearing that day when the IRS comes knocking are required to have a full seven years of their lives ready to turn over to that very entity of the government, the entity that can ruin their futures, it is incomprehensible that the IRS itself is only required to keep THEIR data for a brief, fleeting six months and even MORE incomprehensible that the IRS would be using easy to destroy TAPE as their back up system.

Furthermore, it absolutely flies in the face of mere coincidence that, given the timing of the supposed hard drive crashes of the very six executives of the IRS AND that of Lois Lerner’s hard drive, just days after first being asked about such a specific time period as 2009-2011 and ONLY that period of emails, from ALL SIX subjects were lost for all time, that the very company contracted to back up and SAVE their emails, SonaSoft, had THEIR contract CANCELLED by the IRS.

To be expected to believe this line of crap is seriously insane.

Those emails exist….

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One might think the websites of various federal agencies tasked with protecting America’s borders would be information resources about how the Obama Administration is handling the now crisis-level situation at the border. Curiously, however, the “newsroom” sections of websites for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Health and Human Services post no information about the Administration’s current policies or plans for dealing with the “surge” of illegal immigrants flooding across our border with Mexico.
The reason for this deafening silence is clear to anyone following the Administration’s confusing and frequently contradictory response: Neither Obama nor Vice President Biden have a firm grasp on the situation. In a press release issued June 5th (and proudly touted on the DHS homepage), Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson exclaimed after a veiled crack at Republicans, “Almost all of us agree that a child who crossed our border illegally with a parent, or in search of a parent or a better life . . . should be treated differently than adult law-breakers.” Two weeks later after the surge accelerated, making the front page of newspapers across the nation, the Administration announced it would start increasing deportations, going against its previous, pro-amnesty messaging. Even this turn-around was wrapped in confusion, when Biden even more recently implied publicly that at least some of the illegals would not be deported.

This Administration points to scapegoats in every direction at every opportunity. The director of White House Domestic Policy Council went so far as to blame “misinformation that is being deliberately planted by criminal organizations” for creating a false perception about amnesty in the U.S. Contrary to all the Administration’s finger-pointing, much of the blame for the current crisis rests squarely within its own ranks.

Years of loose talk about amnesty has precipitated this latest flood of illegal immigrants cascading across our border, and Obama is leaving U.S. citizens to pick up the tab as he scrambles to clean up his mess.

Obama is burning through millions of taxpayer dollars (the true cost will likely not be known for years) with his spit-and-duct-tape “fixes” to the border crisis. Despite knowing for years about the looming crisis, the Feds had only a single detention facility outfitted for families with children. This utter lack of planning has resulted in Uncle Sam daily flying planeloads of illegals across the country to makeshift detention facilities for “processing” in whatever sites authorities are able to outfit for housing them; such as abandoned nursing homes, colleges and even monasteries. They even attempted to use what they thought to be an abandoned hotel in Grand Island, New York, only to find it renovated as an upscale resort, occupied by its lawful, paying guests.

This is Keystone Kops being played out at a dangerous, national scale.

The situation could be considered comical if not for the extremely serious health, economic and security implications of the border overload. The U.S. Border Patrol already was badly outmatched by the sheer volume of illegal immigrants -- including an unprecedented number of unaccompanied babies, toddlers, children and teenagers -- forcing them to play nanny rather than do their jobs, like actually protecting the border.

“Smugglers wait on the southern banks of the Rio Grande as migrant groups as large as 250 wade across at dusk and turn themselves in to the Border Patrol,” reports The Washington Post, talking to Border Patrol union representative Chris Cabrera. “Then groups of single men proceed to cross under cover of darkness, hoping to slip through” with drugs and other illicit contraband.

It is anybody’s guess as to what else “slips through” while our Border Patrol agents change diapers; but it is safe to say, it is nothing good.

For all the “Amnesty Now” hoopla before the situation at the border hit critical mass, Democrats now are oddly silent. That is, when they are not blaming Republicans for a lack of “comprehensive immigration reform,” as if that would help at this point. However, the acrimonious attacks from Democrats -- in lieu of actually taking action to help protect our borders -- is more than simply another attempt to shift blame onto Republicans. Democrats are intentionally trying to create gridlock in Congress.

Contrary to their inflammatory interviews with HuffPo, Slate and other liberal outlets, Democrats love gridlock. Not only do they try to exploit the crisis for political gain in elections and fundraising letters, but gridlock creates a “leadership vacuum” in which Obama then can justify acting on his own without Congress. Based on past lethargy by the Congress, Democrats know that Obama has no hesitancy to defy constitutional boundaries. So long as Democrats can keep Republicans on the ropes in the press and on the floor of Congress, it opens wide a window for Obama to enact his liberal, pro-amnesty agenda without the political liability of having their names recorded in the Congressional Record as supporters of these disastrous policies.

If Republicans truly want to stop Obama, they must refuse to keep playing the Democrats’ game. For example, rather than battling in the press regarding hypotheticals about a comprehensive immigration package, the Republican-controlled House should pass simple, basic measures such as beefing-up border security. The GOP also should immediately employ its one, true “Big Stick” – the power to deny funding for the Administration’s immigration game-playing.

Engaging in such hard-nosed, but necessary actions would throw the ball directly into Senate Majority Leader Reid’s lap, and stop Obama’s “one man immigration show” dead in its tracks. This also would afford the GOP time to develop a longer-term legislative package on the heels of those smaller, but crucial, measures to secure the border.
Imagine how much better off America's veterans would be if the federal government spent more time delivering actual care and less time compiling tyrannical lists. The death-inducing secret waiting lists for patients are just the tip of the iceberg. 
Did you know, for example, that the VA keeps a database on "disgruntled" and "disruptive" vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?

Disabled Air Force veteran and veterans advocate/attorney Benjamin Krause has been raising questions about the system for months and warning his peers. Under the VA policy on "patient record flags" (PRFs), federal bureaucrats can classify vets as "threats" based on assessments of their "difficult," "annoying" and "non-compliant" behavior.

The VA manual says the flags "are used to alert Veterans Health Administration medical staff and employees of patients whose behavior and characteristics may pose a threat either to their safety, the safety of other patients, or compromise the delivery of quality health care."

That last phrase is priceless. Untold numbers of vets are dead, and legions more have languished because of the VA's failure to deliver "quality health care." The Office of Special Counsel just confirmed to President Obama this week that vets across the country were exposed to contaminated drinking water, dirty surgical tools, untrained doctors and neglectful nurses -- and that whistleblowers were retaliated against or ignored.

Yet, the VA's soulless paper-pushers seem more preoccupied with flagging and punishing "disruptive" vets who have dared to complain about their disgraceful treatment and abuse.

Get this: Among examples of patients' behavior referred to the VA's "Disruptive Behavior Committees" (yes, that's what they're called): venting "frustration about VA services and/or wait times, threatening lawsuits or to have people fired, and frequent unwarranted visits to the emergency department or telephone calls to facility staff."

As Krause explains, the Disruptive Behavior Committees are secret panels "that decide whether or not to flag veterans without providing due process first. The veteran then has his or her right of access to care restricted without prior notice."

Veterans need look no further than the IRS witch hunts for reason to fear abuse of this monitoring system. The definition of "disruptive" is completely arbitrary. That's not just my opinion. The VA inspector general concluded last spring that the bureaucracy "does not have a comprehensive definition of what constitutes disruptive behavior."

Krause writes: "While I am sure some veterans need some form of a flag, I am also aware of numerous veterans who were unfairly targeted for a variety of unreasonable reasons." Krause told me this week that "the bean-counters" may have flagged at least one veteran for being "too expensive."

And "trouble-makers" who are educated and know their rights are especially vulnerable. It's absolutely chilling.

"This discussion of patient record flags has me fired up," Krause explained, "because of the clear unconstitutional nature of the program. It reminds me of the old Communist techniques used to keep Soviet citizens in check, since I am aware of more than a few veterans who are flagged merely because of their threat to sue VA."

As one disabled veteran, Lawrence Kelley, told me after he learned of a flag on his record after he became vocal about his veterans rights advocacy: "Once you complain, you are on their hit list forever." VA officials refused to treat him and physically evicted him from a facility. He's now challenging the flag.

This is an "intimidation tactic," pure and simple, Krause warns. And Obama's Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service is now providing muscle to deter sick vets from protesting in front of VA hospitals.

More of your tax-subsidized thugocracy at work.

Clinton Appointed Judge Rules No Fly List Unconstitutional

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

In the blue state of Oregon, Clinton appointee U.S. District Judge Anna Brown ruled that the no-fly list was unconstitutional.

U.S. officials insist that the process used to place individuals on the no-fly list is legal and well-founded, and relies on credible intelligence.

As the global jihad escalates around the world, the question is, who will be getting on our planes now? We’ll soon find out.
“Federal judge rules US no-fly list violates Constitution,”
(Reuters) - The U.S. government’s no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest that decision, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Anna Brown, ruling in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Oregon by 13 Muslim Americans who were branded with the no-fly status, ordered the government to come up with new procedures that allow people on the no-fly list to challenge that designation.
“The court concludes international travel is not a mere convenience or luxury in this modern world. Indeed, for many international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free society,” Brown wrote in her 65-page ruling.
“Accordingly, on this record the court concludes plaintiffs inclusion on the no-fly list constitutes a significant deprivation of their liberty interests in international travel,” Brown said.
The 13 plaintiffs – four of them veterans of the U.S. military – deny they have links to terrorism and say they only learned of their no-fly status when they arrived at an airport and were blocked from boarding a flight.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought suit against the policy in 2010, argues that secrecy surrounding the list and lack of any reasonable opportunity for plaintiffs to fight their placement on it violates their clients’ constitutional rights to due process.
The government contends there is an adequate means of contesting the flight ban and that individuals listed under the policy may ultimately petition a U.S. appeals court directly for relief.
The no-fly list, established in 2003 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, bars those on it from flying within the United States or to and from the country. As of last year, it included some 20,000 people deemed by the FBI as having, or reasonably suspected of having, ties to terrorism, an agency spokesman said at the time. About 500 of them were U.S. citizens.
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Obama’s War On American Coal Reveals Our Manchurian President

by   / Personal Liberty Digest
Obama’s War On American Coal Reveals Our Manchurian President
“This isn’t an election; this is a coup.” — Ben Marco, as portrayed by Denzel Washington, in “The Manchurian Candidate”

President Barack Obama is with one hand kneecapping domestic coal production and with the other hand forming an alliance with Iran, America’s most dangerous adversary in the Mideast and a country that covets nuclear weapons and Mideast domination. Yet Obama and Iran’s Ayatollah are working together in partnership to stabilize the Shiite government of Iraq, which, if they are successful, will secure crude oil from that region and re-establish Tehran’s dominance.

Presidents have been making deals with Mideast dictators for decades, so in itself there may be nothing wrong with Obama’s actions. It seems so clearly wrong that as Obama orders military advisers back into Iraq and prepares airstrikes, his Administration is issuing proclamations against domestic coal producers, which harvest America’s richest energy resource and provide tens of thousands of jobs that are desperately needed.

If one didn’t know better, one might think this is all part of our President’s plan to cripple U.S. energy independence, a plan to leave America in critical need of Mideast influence and crude.

King Coal Cut Down By Obama

Coal provides America with 70 percent of its electricity. You might think that coal would be valued by Obama because it provides so many well-paying jobs and that it would be the natural energy source for electricity to charge electric cars. (What never seems to compute to so many of the idiot Greens is that there has to be a basis for the charge for the electric car and that electricity, like everything else, isn’t free.)

The United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal, with 1,000 years of coal reserves. Coal can generate the power for all things, even the grand ambition of Obama and the Greens for a million electric cars by the end of the decade. But electric cars need to be charged, and the only energy that is readily available is coal.

I recently watched Bill Maher earlier this month after the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency announced what it calls the “Clean Power Program,” as well as new regulations planned against coal generators. Maher’s guest was EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
A Marine left behind   
By: Diane Sori
This serviceman "needs to come home."
- Congressmen Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Matt Salmon (R-Ariz) who visited with Sgt. Andrew Tahmooresi this past weekend

First she's released...then she's rearrested... detained they're calling it...along with her husband and two children at Khartoum's airport.

One day after Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was released on orders of the Sudanese appeals court, the breaks have been put on her leaving the country for a new life here in America, but what I want to know is why this woman did NOT leave Sudan immediately upon her release, and more than that why didn't she leave immediately after her marriage to Daniel her American citizen husband...a naturalized American who returned to Sudan to marry Meriam in a Christian service...why did he leave her behind when he returned to America. She could have come here on a tourist visa after her marriage and applied for a green card yet she did NOT.

And when you really think this through you'll realize there's more to this story than one woman refusing to denounce her Christian know it as well as I do.

And yet for this one woman the world is in an uproar...America is in an uproar...all while one of our own...I repeat one of own and a Christian to boot NOT that his faith should matter...languishes in a Mexican jail for making a wrong turn.

Since March 31st, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi...a veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD...has been in custody of Mexican authorities all because he accidentally drove across the U.S./Mexico border with three LEGALLY purchased firearms and 400 rounds of LEGALLY purchased ammunition.

Claiming to have suffered physical abuse at the hands of his jail guards...physical abuse that includes having guards strip him naked and tying him to a bed, as well as tightening his cuffs until his ankles bled after an escape attempt. Yet, his plight seems to have disappeared from the media radar as all eyes are focusing on a woman who is NOT one of our own.

Now don't get me wrong I am sorry that this woman...this once again being held against her will, but as an American I put our American Marine's predicament before that of a foreigner NO matter that she is woman...NO matter that she is a mother.

And last Thursday when Obama and his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto, spoke on the phone about the crisis along the U.S./Mexico border... spoke at length in an attempt to try and map out a so-called 'regional strategy' to address the surge of unaccompanied children coming from Central America through always this most inept and traitorous of presidents accomplished NOTHING for they still keep coming and coming in droves.

And really what did he expect Nieto to do as these who the left calls 'immigrants'... who I call 'criminals'...are drawn to our country by this administration’s policies... specifically by Obama’s policy of 'deferred action' on deporting children. And Obama saying to Nieto that those...including children...crossing into the U.S. illegally will NOT qualify for legalized status or deferred deportation are just more of his empty words as bleeding heart liberals are all over the TV demanding that we must take care of all children coming here...LEGALLY or NOT...all while these 'criminal' children are being shipped off to Arizona and California to become their problems NOT his.

Oh and by the way, in his conversation with Nieto, Obama did NOT...I repeat NOT... bring up our Marine at all making it obvious to me that this administration...that this more than happy to let Tahmooressi rot in jail forever for this omission was NO accident on his part, but a deliberate calculated move to send the message that he just does NOT care.

But he does care about a Sudanese woman half a world away.

And the response to these newest developments in the Tahmooressi case... including that he now has his third lawyer to date because the first two accomplished NOTHING to help get him free...can best be summed-up by Sarah Palin who echoed the thoughts of many of we patriots and she said it quite well, "We must implore our commander-in-chief to help America’s Marine under his command, and help his family with at least having their questions answered."

Adding that "perhaps if Sgt. Tahmooressi had deserted his post, his mother would get the red carpet treatment at the White House instead of being ignored," I'll go one step further than Sarah and say that if Tahmooressi had his butt in the air facing East he would be home by now. Or if Tahmooressi had been a different color Michelle would be holding up a hash tag sign to bring him home.

So as the man who claims we leave NO American behind motorcades off to yet another golf outing...this time at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia...Sgt. Andrew Thahmooressi has most assuredly been left behind languishing in a Mexican jail as our country's leaders turn their back on him but hey, Meriam Ibrahim's plight is once again all over the news and these same leaders have NO problem speaking up in her defense...speaking up that she be set free.

Something is so wrong with this very wrong indeed.


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