Saturday, August 23, 2014

And this truth WILL come back to haunt

Facebook is taking this photo down left and right 
but they can't touch it here. The truth was bound to surface sooner or later...and it has.

Imagine if the only thing you were taught by Advanced Placement curriculum about Thomas Jefferson, the author of the single most important document in our country’s history, was that he was a wealthy landowner.
CollegeBoard, the issuer of Advanced Placement Exams has been condemned by the Republic National Committee for their newly revised Advanced Placement U.S.

History exam and framework for “reflect[ing] a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation's history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects."
Some of our most influential historical figures are hardly mentioned, if at all
George Washington is alluded to only once in the framework and it is in reference to his farewell address. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are mentioned only in the “Long Essay Questions” section, where they are listed as examples to illustrate the lack of change in the upper class in the pre-Revolution and post-Revolution world.

College Board gave this example in a practice AP essay given by students:
“[A good essay] might note, for example, that the outcome of the American Revolution saw no broad change in the composition of those who dominated the social, political, and economic structure of the former colonies. Those individuals who were wealthy, powerful, and influential before the event continued to possess wealth, power, and influence later. George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson could serve as examples.”
This new framework shows U.S. history in a negative light. It also has expanded the curriculum from five to 98 pages, allowing teachers less flexibility and making it harder for them to fulfill their state’s social studies standards.

While the new curriculum may be more “left-leaning,” I have had my own experiences with this issue specifically. Having taken AP US History last year, I experienced first-hand College Board curriculum. Even though the new standards had not yet been applied, I still could see how the most admirable aspects of our country’s history were often downplayed. This also could have been due to my very liberal teacher, who once when someone asked “Was Gerald Ford a Republican?” she replied saying, “Yes, wait what did you say?” After the question was repeated, my teacher said “Oh, I thought you asked if he was a bumpkin… although I can’t say that I would have changed my answer.” Or when we were discussing the 2008 election, she said “Oh well I hope none of you would have voted for Sarah Palin!” Don’t get me wrong, she was a great teacher, but the fact that her perspective was so biased, and the fact that I got a 5/5 on the exam, is indicative of how left-leaning the exam has become.

But that’s nothing compared to the new standards. How shameful and absurd that George Washington and the other founding fathers’ unprecedented and truly revolutionary vision is not highlighted.

While I intend to continue my study of US history in college, for many of those who got a high enough score on the exam, they may never have to take a US history class again. This is a concern shared by Jane Robbins, American Principles President, who said:

See video here:
“Those who don’t go on to college to take US history in college, this is it. So, if this is the impression they come away with, I’m afraid that we are creating a cynical generation.”
College Board’s new framework and exam for AP US History are set to be implemented in the fall of 2014.

After decades of paranoid hemming and hawing, last month the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finally approved oil exploration in Federal waters along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.

The announcement is the first real step toward what could be a transformation in coastal states,” says the Associated Press report, “creating thousands of jobs to support a new energy infrastructure. But it dismayed environmentalists and people who owe their livelihoods to fisheries and tourism.”
Alas, this “dismay” afflicts only the greenies from Delaware to Florida. From New Jersey up through New England the greenie hysteria against offshore oil exploration prevailed. This superstition among the local worshippers of Earth Goddess Gaia proved as intractable as the one that once mandated burning witches by New Englanders no less “enlightened.”

“With today’s decision,” whined Claire Douglass, campaign director at the environmental group Oceana, “President Obama is bowing to pressure from Big Oil rather than listening to the thousands of voices calling on him to protect our natural resources and coastal economies.”

Well, allow me to present the call of “thousands of voices” and specifically from “people who owe their livelihoods to fisheries and tourism.” Their call, based on over half a century of experience with offshore oil production (including the ultimate test: the BP Oil Spill!) says: “Drill, Baby, Drill!”

With over 3000 of the 3,700 offshore oil and gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico off her coast, Louisiana provides almost a third of North America's commercial fisheries. As a trivial sideline these oil production platforms also extract 80 percent of the oil and 72 percent of the natural gas produced in the Continental U.S. This “sideline” (as us fanatical fishermen see it) by itself would offset the hardships (in any rational calculation of national priorities) of the relatively few “people who owe their livelihoods to fisheries and tourism.”
But a study by LSU's sea grant college found that majority of Louisiana's offshore fishing trips (among the state’s top tourist attractions) target these structures. Recreational fishing and diving trips to these structures generate an estimated 5,560 full time jobs and $324 million annually for Louisiana.

"Oil platforms as artificial reefs support fish densities 10 to 100 times that of adjacent sand and mud bottom, and almost always exceed fish densities found at both adjacent artificial reefs of other types and natural hard bottom," says a study by Dr Bob Shipp, professor at the Marine Sciences department of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, and currently, the vice-chair of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council.

In fact, the most prolific and diverse marine ecosystem ever recorded by marine scientists was created by offshore oil production. Acting as artificial reefs over the past half century, the teeming fish life, coral colonies, and “bio-diversity,” created by offshore oil platforms is amply documented in several studies commissioned by none other than the U.S. Dept. of the Interior.

The Hamas mortar that killed 4-year-old Daniel Tragerman today was fired from UN school

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

The  IDF is reporting that the Hamas mortar that killed 4-year-old Daniel Tragerman today was fired from near an UNRWA school being used as a shelter in Gaza.

The UN is calling for an investigation into “war crimes”?  Perhaps it is the UN who should be investigated for war crimes.
“4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From UNRWA School in Gaza,” Algemeiner, August 22, 2014
Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in a Gaza mortar attack on Israel late on Friday afternoon as he played in the living room of his family home, local media reported.
The rocket struck a nearby car in the southern Sha’ar Hanegev region critically injuring the boy with shrapnel who later died of his wounds.
According to Israeli security officials cited by Israel’s Ynet News, the projectile was fired from the grounds of a school run by UNRWA in the Shejajiah neighborhood in Gaza City.
Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to perform CPR on the child, but their efforts failed. Five others were lightly wounded in the attack.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted, “Sadly a 4 year old child dies from his wounds after mortar strike in the negev region. Damage caused to buildings and cars in area.”
4-year-old Daniel Turgerman.
Following the tragic event, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with the head of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council Alon Schuster.
“On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I express deep sorrow and send...

Islamic State threatens jihad mass murder attack in Chicago

/ Jihad Watch
IslamicStateUSthreattweet“we are in your state/ we are in your cities / we are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere.” “we are here #america near our #target :) sooooooooooooon.”

The Islamic State is doing all it can to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60). “Photo implies ISIS threat to Chicago,” by Mark Suppelsa,, August 21, 2014 (thanks to Janet):
There is another chilling Chicago connection in the battle between the US. and extreme Islamic militants isil (ISIS).
First there’s the beheading of the journalist who was the Northwestern graduate.
Now WGN Investigates has found an online war of words and disturbing images that includes an implied threat to a Chicago landmark building.
It’s a nasty, sometimes horrible back and forth coming on the heels of U.S. bombing of ISIS forces in Iraq involving Facebook and Twitter pages with titles like, #AMessageFromISIStoUS and vice versa.
Near the top of this tit for tat is the gruesome video and pictures of journalist James Foley’s beheading.
Some Americans posted on the site disgusting photoshopped images Islamic religious leaders having sex with animals and images of U.S. firepower.
They’re reacting to one of the tweets which shows the ISIS flag in front of the White House.
But scroll down a little farther and you see a picture that might look familiar. Not the writing, which appears to be in Arabic, but the building in the background. That’s on Michigan Ave.
307 N. Michigan Ave to be precise. It’s at the corner of Michigan and South Water Street and it’s called the Old Republic Building.
What we found online was stunning. So we brought it to the attention of the building security team. The apparent message in this photo dated June 20th of this summer, is “soldiers of the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon.”
Other tweets show the same two pictures saying “we are in your state/ we are in your cities / we are in your streets.  You are our goals anywhere.”
More tweets say “we are here #america near our #target :) sooooooooooooon.”
No one in security at the Old Republic Building would comment, nor did the secret service, the FBI, or Chicago police.
So we don’t yet know who posted the picture in Chicago or why they chose that location.

Do We Have A Sociopath In The White House?

by   / Personal Liberty Digest

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Things aren’t going so well for America. There was major rioting all week in Ferguson, Missouri. There are still no jobs for middle-class Americans. Our southern border is still under siege. Obamacare is a disaster. Our veterans are dying at the hands of the incompetent VA. ISIS threatens to create a radical Muslim empire in the Middle East. And the world (from Israel to Ukraine to Syria to Iraq) is literally on fire.

Where is our President? On vacation… again. 

This time, even the media are whispering. “Where is Obama? Isn’t his indifference to the problems of America and disconnect from reality, strange?” The simple answer is, “No.” This is how he’s been his entire adult life. It all started at Columbia University.

I believe we have a president who is an arrogant, egomaniacal sociopath.

Here is the definition of a “sociopath” from the Urban Dictionary online:
A person with antisocial personality disorder. Probably the most widely recognized personality disorder. A sociopath is often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about other people. They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for the things that they do. They have a complete disregard for rules and lie constantly. They seldom feel guilt or learn from punishments.
My new book “The Murder of the Middle Class” presents the story in vivid detail. I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Class of 1983. I’ve been trying to tell America about Obama’s “problem” for seven long years now.

By college, a person’s personality, attitude and behavior are fairly well set. That’s why Obama’s Columbia days tell us so much about his behavior as president today. Where was he? Why does virtually no one from Columbia remember the future president of the United States? Why did the future president make an impression on none of his classmates?
Violating Federal Law and Getting Away with It
By: Diane Sori

“None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used to transfer any individual detained at United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the custody or control of the individual’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity except in accordance with section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.” - Rule of law broken by the Obama Administration

Just as we all knew...the Obama White House did indeed violate federal law when they traded...'transferred' they called it...five terrorist leaders for one American traitor without going through Congress first.

In a blatant disregarded for our rule of a law in addition to violating America's longstanding policy of NOT negotiating with terrorists, Barack HUSSEIN Obama took it upon himself to authorize a more than questionable prisoner exchange that cost we...the American taxpayer...almost $1 million. And by his doing so, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO)*...a government watchdog agency...found that he and the Defense Department most certainly did violate the 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, section 8111, by NOT giving Congress the legally required 30-day notice for any all GITMO prisoner transfers. And because the Defense Department also appropriated a tune of $988,400 to carry out the prisoner transfer when NO funds were expressly set aside for that purpose...they also violated the Antideficiency Act...31U.S.C. §1341(a) which prevents unauthorized government expenditures.

And NO matter National Security Advisor Susan Rice's bloviations that, “This was an urgent and acute situation,” her claiming that Bowe Bergdahl’s health and possibly life was in jeopardy if this transfer was NOT immediately done (photos taken at the time of transfer proved this NOT true) was reason enough for this administration to ignore all the mandated legal requirements...basically admitting for all to hear that this administration knowingly, willingly, and deliberately chose to side-stepped the law.

But of course, as expected, Defense Department officials and specifically Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel himself...good little muslim supporter that he is...defended the transfer claiming it was done to reduce the risk to national security, and that the Justice Department...Eric 'Fast and Furious' Holder's Justice Department... determined before the transfer was done that the move was if anything else was expected. And Defense Department officials also told the GAO that since they did NOT believe the failure to give 30-days notice would make it unlawful to approve the prisoner transfer, that this in effect would make the payment itself for the transfer legal.

Saying also that Hagel authorized the transfer based upon a section of the law that allows transfers of GITMO prisoners if said actions are being taken to reduce the risk that they...the five prisoners in question...will re-engage in hostile activity... please pray tell what the risk would there have been to anyone if these five stayed put where they in the high security prison known as GITMO. And other Obama officials chimed in claiming that the law was NOT violated because U.S. diplomats went through a third in arrange and finalize this prisoner exchange.

Semantics...NOTHING but semantics as Obama's minions tried to play a game based upon their own interpretation of the words of law instead of basing their actions upon the law as written. But we all know that America's rule of law means NOTHING to Obama and his ilk NO matter how the laws are written or what said laws legal interpretation might be.

And of course the GAO disagreed...and rightfully so...with the Obama administration's and the Defense Department's interpretation that the law did NOT apply to prisoner exchanges...for this is what the so-called 'transfer' really was. "The 30-day notice would interfere with the Executive's performance of two related functions that the Constitution assigns to the President ," the administration's lawyers wrote in a statement outlining its legal opinion to the GAO's findings. "[So] we believe it is fair to conclude that Congress did not intend that the Administration would be barred from taking the action it did in these circumstances."

Claiming this comes down to a separation of powers issue as laid out in Article II of the US Constitution, which defines the president as "commander in chief" of the armed forces...thus giving Obama the right to direct the US military during wartime...the Defense Department tried to claim that the five-for-one prisoner exchange was a military operation done during wartime, and as such if Obama had to notify Congress about it then that action would have infringed upon his constitutional rights and authority.

But seriously, one cannot pick and chose to accept one part of the Constitution as law while at the same time ignoring other parts of the Constitution that pertain to the actions in question...that is unless one is Barack HUSSEIN Obama who has NO respect for the Constitution at all.

So while the GAO findings do NOT address the actual prisoner exchange itself or whether said exchange in any way affected national security as it only dealt with the use of Defense Department funds to execute the deal without the required 30-day notice...dangerous ramifications for America have now been put in place, and as we all know ramifications can and do have unintended consequences.

Ramifications indeed as this exchange has sent a message to America's enemies that our long-standing policy of NOT negotiating with the enemy is now NO longer worth the paper it's printed on so to least 'selectively' that is as word has it that a ransom demand was made by ISIS in exchange for James Foley's release and the White House turned it down.

So let me get this straight...according to this White House negotiated with terrorists with the currency being five terrorist leaders who will most assuredly kill again for one American traitor is NOT considered negotiating with the enemy, but the mere thought of negotiating a monetary demand for an American life is. Now while I completely and totally agree with NO negotiating with terrorists ever, but how about if 'phony' negotiations had gone on to give us more time to try and rescue Foley and the others kidnapped...guess that possibility NEVER entered Obama's mind now did it...and one has to wonder why.

But when all is said and done Obama's throwing aside our rules of law to trade five terrorists for one American traitor sent a message to the enemy that this most traitorous of administrations will indeed negotiate with long as that trade is advantageous to those out to kill us all...and NO GAO investigation is needed to prove that very fact.

And oh yes, do NOT expect any action to be taken against either Obama or the Defense Department as Obama's buddy...Eric 'Fast and Furious' Holder...still is head of the DOJ and RINO extraordinaire John Boehner is still Speaker of the we know these findings will go nowhere.

Just saying...

* Read the GAO's full report here:

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