Saturday, October 31, 2015

Open enrollment in the Obamacare-created federal Health Insurance Exchange is scheduled to begin on November 1, and many consumers returning to the exchange or signing up for the first time are in for a rude awakening. Millions of Americans’ health insurance premiums are expected to rise and hundreds of thousands more could find themselves without any health insurance subsidies at all in 2016.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, federal officials said on October 26 the average price of “silver plan” health insurance offerings, a middle-tier insurance option in the exchange that’s used as a “key metric for premiums around the country,” is expected to increase by 7.5 percent across the 36 states that rely on the federal exchange.

The Journal also reports that the majority of enrollees in the exchange will have to endure higher prices: “And 60% of enrollees – across 30 of the largest markets in the U.S. – will see the average rate for that benchmark plan rise by 6.3%, according to a Health and Human Services report on premium data that hasn’t yet been made fully public.”

In addition to higher health insurance costs, hundreds of thousands of Americans could lose their health insurance subsidies in 2016, which will likely lead to gigantic – possibly even insurmountable – added costs.

Under federal law, any individual who fails to file a tax return for the previous tax year will risk losing 100 percent of federal subsidies received to help offset health insurance costs. According to The New York Times, “In July, the Internal Revenue Service said 710,000 people who had received subsidies under the Affordable Care Act had not filed tax returns and had not requested more time to do so.”
When the United Nation’s conference on global warming begins in Paris come December, American Action Forum has a friendly reminder: we already regulate greenhouse gases and the Obama administration’s regulatory cost in fighting so-called climate change could cost us $45 billion annually:
…[R]egulators have already imposed $26 billion in annual costs to limit GHGs and have proposed an additional $1.7 billion. However, to meet President Obama’s climate goals the nation will have to spend up to $45 billion more each year by 2025. 
What are the benefits of these investments? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates, previous actions will avert a combined 0.0573 degrees Celsius of warming. Meeting the president’s 2025 goals could add reductions up to 0.125 degree Celsius. In other words, full achievement of the president’s climate goals will cost more than $73 billion in annual burdens to alleviate less than two-tenths of one degree of warming.
See video 'Big Cost, Little Benefit: The UN Paris Climate Deal' here:

Of course, the president’s Clean Power Plan is factored into all of this, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Already we have studies showing that it will disproportionately impact fixed-income seniors, and most of rural America. Moreover, everyone knows it will increase energy costs. Secretary of State John Kerry is working to make sure the U.S. leaves Paris with something that isn’t a treaty since there’s a slim chance of getting it through a Republican Congress. The administration’s Clean Power Plan already has over half the states opposing it. Both Democratic and Republican attorneys general have joined a lawsuit against the president’s agenda. As of now, states have until September 6, 2016 to submit their blueprints that balances their energy needs with CPP’s goals. Those who fail to submit one will have a federal plan imposed until a state-centered strategy is drafted. Like Obamacare, we have another serious policy fight ahead, one that isn’t being discussed much on the 2016 campaign trail.

Donald Trump defends burqas and niqabs
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Donald Trump defends burqas and niqabs
“Then I saw women interviewed. They said, ‘We want to wear it. We’ve worn them for a thousand years. Why would anyone tell us not to?’ They want to! What the hell are we getting involved for? In fact, it’s easier. You don’t have to put on makeup.” Yes, the burqa, the niqab and even […]
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Obama cancels oil and natural-gas lease sales in the Arctic, cedes Arctic to Putin
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

This story is related to this eye-opening piece about how Moscow is using Obama’s disastrous post-American foreign policy to batter American credibility abroad. Obama has presided over a decline in American power and prestige that could not have been anything but deliberate. I warned that this was coming in my book about Obama, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America: Obama subscribes to the far-left idea that the problem with the world is America as a superpower, and that if America were weakened politically, militarily, and economically, the world would be at peace. He has pursued that vision throughout his presidency. We will be paying for it for generations to come.

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TODAY, Saturday, October 31st on RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on CPR Worldwide Media from 11am to 1pm EST, Craig Andresen and Diane Sori will discuss how Obama's inactions have allowed Putin to gain a foothold in the Middle East, a debate recap, and Craig at his snarkiest best.

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Friday, October 30, 2015


Tomorrow, Saturday, October 31st on RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on CPR Worldwide Media from 11am to 1pm EST, Craig Andresen and Diane Sori will discuss how Obama's inactions have allowed Putin to gain a foothold in the Middle East, a debate recap, and Craig at his snarkiest best.

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In Wednesday night's CNBC Republican debate, Marco Rubio found the thus-far mysterious and elusive juju that only Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been able to tap into in a primary dominated by otherwise utterly unexplainable forces.

How, for example, have Trump and Carson been able to rise through the polls while offering little substance and making dozens of controversial statements that would be disqualifying for any other candidate?

While many have insisted it's merely the fact that they aren't politicians, I think it goes deeper than that, and Rubio is perhaps the first so-called "establishment" candidate to figure it out: Voters want to see you win.

And did he ever. On Wednesday night he proved that no matter the attack, he's not only ready for it, but he's going to win the point.

In nearly every volley, either with the debate moderators or the other candidates, he owned the moment.

On questions about his finances, he pounced, calling the allegations discredited and turning them into an opportunity to talk about his utterly relatable life. In response to a question about his Senate voting record while running for president, he parried an attack from the Sun Sentinel, a major Florida newspaper, which in a scathing editorial had told him either to do his job "or resign it." Rubio pointed out that his roll call attendance was better than that of Sens. John Kerry and Barack Obama when they were running for president, concluding, "This is another example of the double standard that exists in this country between mainstream media and the conservative movement."
CBS Anchor to Rubio: What Do You Mean Hillary 'Lied' About Benghazi?  
Guy Benson / Townhall Tipsheet
Marco Rubio embarked on something of a post-debate victory tour today, visiting six national morning shows to reflect on last night's proceedings. One of his stops was CBS This Morning, where puzzled host Charlie Rose pressed Rubio about what he meant when he said that last week's Benghazi hearings proved that Hillary Clinton had lied.  The Florida Senator basically reiterated his explanation from last night (via the Weekly Standard): 
See video here:

Rose counters with Clinton talking points, muddying the waters by blaming confusing and conflicting intelligence offered by the CIA -- but as they say, that dog don't hunt:
Stephen Hayes @stephenfhayes
Ex-DepCIA dir: WH blamed: "Benghazi attack on the video which is not something CIA did in its talking points or in its classified analysis"

Bernie Sanders denounces “Islamophobia,” Hamas-linked terror org CAIR thrilled
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Bernie Sanders denounces “Islamophobia,” Hamas-linked terror org CAIR thrilled
A Muslim student, Remaz Abdelgader, said to Sanders: “Being an American is such a strong part of my identity, but I want to create a change in this society. I’m so tired of listening to this rhetoric saying I can’t be president one day, that I should not be in office. It makes me so […]
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AWOL: Thousands More Muslim “Migrants” “Mysteriously Disappear”

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Earlier this week, I reported that refugee camps had begun to report that Muslims were disappearing — running off.  Nobody knows where to.

It’s spreading — to other camps. It’s become an epidemic. 7,000 migrants have left the Brandenburg shelters. Where are they going? Who is sheltering these illegals, many with ties to ISIS?

I have seen the future, brother, it is murder.

Die Welt is reporting this.
Thousands of refugees leave accommodation on their own
“They are simply not there anymore” – daily many refugees disappear from the first reception facilities without giving notice. This is a serious problem for the authorities.
Thousands of refugees leave accommodation on their own
As Obama Retreats Putin Advances
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on

“They have not been degraded, they have regenerated themselves.”
- Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Afghan national security advisor, referring to al-Qaida, ISIS, and Taliban fighters who are growing in numbers

Remember when earlier this month Vladimir Putin called the situation in Afghanistan “close to critical” and called on ex-Soviet nations to be prepared to act together to repel a possible attack by ISIS...well NO matter how you feel about Russia in general and Putin in thing cannot be denied...Russian intelligence is usually spot on. And according to Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), coupled with Russian intelligence reports now surfacing, thousands of heavily armed ISIS fighters have joined forces with factions of the Taliban who have split with their leadership, and are massing along Afghanistan's northern border to NOT only create havoc throughout the Central Asian region, but to prepare for a possible invasion, if you will, of those neighboring countries.

And now with ISIS and other terrorist groups continuing to induct many young men worldwide into their ranks...young men from more than 100 countries who comprise 40% of ISIS' forces...with 20,000 to 30,000 of them fighting alongside ISIS and the anything but 'moderate' rebels against government forces in both Syria and Iraq...these young men (and a smattering of young women) are actively spreading the ISIS extremist ideology as they create combat operation cells that are ready to stage terror and subversive acts while continuing to create an ever-expanding network of training camps in Syria, Iraq, and other neighboring countries. And they're doing this while millions of too mostly strong young men...continue to flood into Europe creating an invasion of sorts in their own right.

“The international community has now hit a new geopolitical challenge, an international criminal group in the name of the Islamic State. This project, which grew out of the ‘Arab Spring,’ has gained momentum thanks to the double standards of certain world regional powers by using ‘a terrorist battering ram’ to reach their own strategic goals in Asia and Africa,” said Bortnikov when speaking at a meeting of special services from the Commonwealth of Independent States and reported by the RIA news agency.

Using the words 'Islamic State' NOT ISIL as this administration so loves to do in their giving a wink and a nod to the Levant...Bortnikov places this unfolding nightmare...including the birth of ISIS itself...directly at the feet of Barack HUSSEIN Obama...the man who is to blame for the Arab Spring (a wave of anti-government protests leading to political fragmentation with longtime mostly secular rulers being forced from power in a number of countries...countries like Egypt, Libya, and Yemen) turning into a nightmare of an Arab Winter.

Remember, ISIS has stated many times that their goal is to take over the world and implement sharia law, and that goal has NOT only started but has succeeded in some of the countries of the Middle East where ISIS has now successfully become entrenched. And thanks to the 'leading from behind' policies of Barack HUSSEIN Obama we have watched in horror as country after county comes under the control of 7th century savages with 21st weapons...and some of those weapons were given to them by our very own traitor-in-chief.

And it's Putin's Russia being the one to inflict damage to ISIS in Syria as Russia's air force does what we should have done...bomb and keep bombing the anything but 'moderate' rebels who are indeed ISIS in disguise. And unlike Obama, who refuses to acknowledge or even speak of the threat ISIS poses to our beloved America, Vladimir Putin has spoken time and again about the threat ISIS poses to Russia being the main reason behind his decision to launch air strikes on both ISIS itself and their butchers-in-arms...the anything but 'moderate' Syrian rebels.

So as ISIS...whose reach has expanded beyond the Middle East having 'active cells' in India, Pakistan and poised to try and enter the former Soviet states of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan via largely unsecured borders...their job has been made somewhat easier because right after the recent earthquake the now ISIS affiliated Taliban seized the Darqand District of Takhar affording them a major presence along Tajikistan's border. And aiding them in that quest were ISIS aligned fighters from the North Caucasus...followers of Salafism, a radical branch of Sunni islam. And these young men, young men who fought alongside ISIS fighters in Syria, have now returned home ripe with battlefield experience along with their own self-proclaimed goal of carving out an independent state governed by sharia law.

Now hoping to increase their ever-growing monetary coffers...thanks in part to the oil fields now under their control...ISIS and their tentacles plan to secure control of those countries to use as drug trafficking routes to take raw opium from Afghanistan to be sold as heroin on the streets of Russia and Europe...a cash cow whose pit is basically bottomless...a cash cow of NOTHING but death.

And being added into this smoldering mix is Syria's President Bashar al-Assad...himself NO angel per se...but who is (rightfully) blaming some regional and Western countries (like France and the U.S.) for their 'political cover' in supporting the true terrorist groups operating in his country... terrorist groups including the supposed 'moderate' rebels like Daesh Takfiri and the Free Syrian Army...and it's these rebels who were gassing the government forces NOT the other way around.

Blaming the suffering of the Syrian people on terrorism...including the 250,000 deaths to date...along with the corresponding damage inflicted on the country’s infrastructure and people, and with what al-Assad feels are “unjust” economic sanctions...the U.S. under Obama's stewardship still supports, finances, and praises, the very people causing this carnage. But then again what would you expect from the man whose Arab Spring is the root cause of all that is sadly unfolding today. Remember, that while some of these dictators were brutal in their own right, their governments were more secular in nature thus affording them the ability to control the islamists amongst them.

"By helping Syria we are protecting our country," said Moscow-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, in reference to the 'political cover' being afforded these terrorists. And one case in point comes in the guise of Russia's opposition to an upcoming United Nations resolution on the Syrian government's use of 'barrel-bombs.' And why the opposition, it's because this resolution is simply NOTHING but a veiled attempt to place all blame on al-Assad's government for the killings of Syrians along with its 'supposedly' being the main reason behind Syria's ongoing refugee problem.

Being sponsored by France, Britain, and Spain because they feel barrel-bomb use could jeopardize the upcoming international talks on how to restore peace to the “conflict-wracked” country...Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, went so far as to say that, “it (barrel-bombs) kills so many people, it terrorizes so many people and it's one of the causes of the flood of refugees and migrants out of Syria," apparently forgetting the killings...the beheadings...the burnings alive...the rapes...the slaughter of thousands all in the name of allah...all in the name of islam...done by their supported side and sadly NOT seeming to matter one bit.

Also add into this harbinger of all-out global war ISIS fighters in Afghanistan...specifically the 'Islamic State in Khorasan Province'...who recently issued a call for all muslims, especially Palestinians, to “take up arms” against Jews and Christians and “fight them in whatever way we can”...Sura 9:5 coming to fruition.

Delivered in the Pashto language on its website...and YES...ISIS does indeed have a website...they're flexing their muscle in Afghanistan NO matter that Afghan officials have continuously warned of an increased ISIS presence in Afghanistan and of their threat to Central Asia...while General John F. Campbell, the commander of the NATO Forces in Afghanistan, earlier this month told U.S. senators that ISIS wants to turn the Nangarhar provence into its operational headquarters...and 'We the People' heard NOT a thing about this...but thankfully we're now hearing it from Vladimir Putin's FSB operatives.

And even though Red Army troops withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989, northern Afghanistan and countries allied to Russia are currently under threat by ISIS and the Taliban as well, and to that affect Afghan's President Ashraf Ghani has asked Vladimir Putin to help them in their fight against this very growing threat...asked Putin for help as in artillery, small arms, and Mi-35 helicopter gunships...knowing well that Barack HUSSEIN Obama will be NO help to them at all.

And what is Obama doing while all this is going on...he's sending John 'Swiftboat' Kerry to all five central Asian republics affected to 'discuss' security issues. And the outcome of that discussion will most likely be that they, like Israel, will be sold out to his brethren as well, as Vladimir Putin continues to rebuild the Russian Empire by helping to save one country at a time.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Heritage Report: US Military 'Ill-Equipped' to Handle Simultaneous Conflicts


In a sobering assessment of America's military, a new report finds the nation's armed forces ready and able to handle "a single major regional conflict" but "ill-equipped" to handle two such campaigns.

The Heritage Foundation's 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength gives mixed grades to each of the armed services, finding the Army "weak" – a downgrade from last year's "marginal" rating – because of a "drop in capacity," and the other units all "marginal."
For example, the report finds, the Navy is "just able to meet operational requirements," the Air Force is suffering from "degradation in capability and readiness" and the Marine Corps is hampered by aging equipment and "troubled replacement programs."

"Overall, the Index concludes that the current U.S. military force is capable of meeting the demands of a single major regional conflict while also attending to various presence and engagement activities but that it would be very hard-pressed to do more and certainly would be ill-equipped to handle two nearly simultaneous major regional contingencies," the summary states.

The Daily Caller notes the standard for readiness has traditionally been deployment in two arenas, although the Department of Defense modified that standard in 2014, counting a win in one major theater – and the ability to fend off an attacker in another – as readiness.

The annual Index also gave Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan-based terrorism and China "high-threats" grades.
"As a whole, the global operating environment currently rates a score of 'favorable,' meaning that the United States should be able to project military power anywhere in the world as necessary to defend its interests without substantial opposition or high levels of risk," the report asserts.
I mean this sincerely. Just shut the hell up. Give it a rest already. We are the United States of America, the greatest, most prosperous, freest, strongest nation in the history of the planet, and all we seem to do is whine. Knock it off.

Whining is the new bipartisan common ground. Hillary Clinton whines that she’s the victim of sexism, Donald Trump whines that he’s the victim of bad polling. No one who doesn’t already care intently cares at all.

That’s what it’s really about. Whining isn’t to change minds or draw in new support or sympathy; it’s to maintain and distract.

Donald Trump doesn’t want his supporters to recognize he’s been dining out on polls for months and is now losing in some. His poll inevitability was the only thing that made him inevitable. So now polls are wrong and unfair.

Meanwhile, when he’s not embracing liberal policies on the campaign trail, he’s still spewing platitudes. He’s displayed the depth of a mud puddle in August heat, and his support is drying up. If he’d stop whining and start working, he’d be a much better candidate.

Hillary Clinton is a different story. She’s not fighting to stop a slide; she’s going in for the kill. After having lied her way through a debate and congressional testimony, the media has declared her as having the best week since the invention of the Julian calendar. Still, she whines about being the victim of sexism.
Pamela Geller: As Jihad Advances, Huffington Post Still Pushing Muslim Victimhood Myth

By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Pamela Geller: As Jihad Advances, Huffington Post Still Pushing Muslim Victimhood Myth
And they will keep pushing it right up until the moment that the jihadis are at their door. “As Jihad Advances, Huffington Post Still Pushing Muslim Victimhood Myth,” by Pamela Geller, Breitbart, October 26, 2015: As presidential candidates are finding it tougher than ever before to ignore the reality of the global jihad, the Huffington […]
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Walmart Caves to Muslim Pressure, Pulls Pro-Israel Costume

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Walmart caved to Muslim Jew-hatred and pulled the pro-Israel costume I wrote about yesterday. Please sign this petition. We must stop submitting to Islamic hatred and bigotry.
Cultural jihad.

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Walmart Axes Pro-Israel Halloween Costume Under Pressure From Activist Groups
Pro-Israel group calls for retailer to reverse decision
By Adam Kredo, WFB,  October 28, 2015
Six-thousand people have joined a social media campaign opposing Walmart after it pulled a pro-Israel Halloween costume from its website following pressure from activists.
Walmart removed a children’s costume depicting an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldier from its website late on Thursday due to pressure from...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


TODAY, Wednesday, October 28th on RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on CPR Worldwide Media from 2 to 4pm EST, Craig Andresen and Diane Sori will discuss Obama's importing of jihadis into our country, how Hillary became her own worst enemy, and a preview of tonight's GOP debate.

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When it comes to immigration policy, Hillary Clinton's had more career costume changes than her new BFF Katy Perry.
This week, Clinton donned her militant, pro-illegal immigration mask and vowed to out-executive amnesty her old pals at the White House. "I will go as far as I can, even beyond President Obama," she bragged, "to make sure law-abiding, decent, hard-working people in this country are not ripped away from their families."

The millions of "law-abiding" people she's talking about legalizing, of course, are law-breaking border crossers, visa overstayers, document fraudsters and deportation fugitives who chose on their own to rip their families apart.

But hey, let's not get bogged down in small details.

As her more "progressive" 2016 challengers breathe down her neck, the perpetually transmogrifying Clinton has done everything but change her name to "Hilaria" and don an "Aztlan Nation" T-shirt to lock up the Latino vote.

During one of her umpteenth campaign reboots this summer, she hired a 26-year-old illegal immigrant "DREAMer" named Lorella Praeli to conduct "outreach to the Latino community." She trumpeted her "comprehensive immigration reform" plan before the ethnic radicals of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race.") And she crusaded last week for opening up Obamacare exchanges (which continue to crumble across the country under the weight of skyrocketing costs) to untold legions of immigrants here illegally.
Just four days after the Department of Justice announced it would not pursue criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner for improperly targeting conservative groups, House Republicans have introduced a resolution to impeach current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

In the resolution, which was introduced late Tuesday by House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and 18 other Republican Committee members, Koskinen is being accused of failing to provide evidence in response to subpoena over the targeting scandal, violating the public trust and of lying under oath. From the resolution:
Specifically, Commissioner Koskinen violated the public trust in the following ways:

-Failed to comply with a subpoena resulting in destruction of key evidence. Commissioner Koskinen failed to locate and preserve IRS records in accordance with a congressional subpoena and an internal preservation order. The IRS erased 422 backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 of Lois Lerner’s emails – key pieces of evidence that were destroyed on Koskinen’s watch.  
-Failed to testify truthfully and provided false and misleading information. Commissioner Koskinen testified the IRS turned over all emails relevant to the congressional investigation, including all of Ms. Lerner’s emails. When the agency determined Ms. Lerner’s emails were missing, Commissioner Koskinen testified the emails were unrecoverable. These statements were false. 
-Failed to notify Congress that key evidence was missing. The IRS knew Lois Lerner’s emails were missing in February 2014. In fact, they were not missing; the IRS destroyed the emails on March 4, 2014. The IRS did not notify Congress the emails were missing until June 2014 – four months later, and well after the White House and the Treasury Department were notified.