Friday, April 3, 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) has pardoned Shaneen Allen, the woman who made the news in 2013 after she was arrested for bringing a gun into New Jersey. Allen was a legal gun owner in Pennsylvania, and had no prior legal record. She was not aware of New Jersey's strict gun control laws until she was arrested following a traffic violation.

Allen was originally going to be sentenced to jail, but was placed into a diversion program following public outcry about the case.

The text of Christie's pardon:

New Jersey's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation.
In the seventh year of Barack Obama's administration, the economy is still getting failing grades that have been the hallmark of his trouble-filled presidency.

While he continues to go about the country telling voters that his policies are working, this week's dreary economic data tell a far different story.

The bleak headlines in the nation's major newspapers tell the story in its bluntest terms.

"Stocks fall on disappointing economic data," said USA Today.

"U.S. stocks fall on weak economic data," blares The Wall Street Journal, with this subhead: "Private payrolls rise less than expected in March, adding to concerns about U.S. growth."

What these stories say is that the economy is growing even more slowly than before; incomes remain largely flat; factories are getting fewer orders than they'd hoped; and many Americans now say they worry about money and are keeping a tighter grip on their wallets.

Meantime, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen made it clear in her news conference last week that she continues to be concerned about the economy's slowdown, and was in no hurry to raise interest rates anytime soon.

Let's take these one at a time.

Our economy grew at little more than 2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's final estimate -- leading many economists to lower their growth estimates for the first quarter of 2015.

Wall Street economists now estimate that "economic output will rise in the first quarter at an annual rate of just over 1 percent," the New York Times reported last week.

Iran runs the table at Lausanne, then brags about US nuke concessions

By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Iran runs the table at Lausanne, then brags about US nuke concessions
The catastrophe of this cannot be overstated. The US and the free world will be paying for this deal for a long time to come.

“Iran Brags About Nuke Concessions,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, April 2, 2015: LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Iran and world powers on Thursday announced that following the latest round of nuclear negotiations, […]

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Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement

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Obama lying? If he’s breathing, he’s lying. If his lips are moving, he’s lying. It’s only news if that fraud tells the truth.
“Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement,” By Adam Kredo, Free Beacon, April 2, 2015
Says White House misleading Congress, American people with fact sheet.
Just hours after the announcement of what the United States characterized as a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the country’s leading negotiator lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released...

Gen. Hayden: Obama's Deal Would Give Iran a Nuke Within a Year
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Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden was among many slamming the Obama administration's framework for a nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, telling Newsmax that it turns Tehran into an "industrial-strength nuclear state" that could have its own weapon within a year.

"It took us 18 months to get to the outline of a framework and now we're going to get to the fine print in what, three months?" asked Hayden, who led both the CIA and the National Security Agency. "That shows you how difficult this is.

"We have just agreed that Iran will be an industrial-strength nuclear state and that it will never be any more than one year away from having a nuclear weapon," he said.

The United States and other world powers reached a framework with Iran on Thursday that seeks to curb Tehran's nuclear program for at least a decade. The plan comes after eight days of marathon talks in Switzerland and is incumbent on a final deal being reached by June 30.

All sanctions against Iran would remain in place pending a final deal. They would only be suspended by the U.S., the United Nations, and the European Union after the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Iran's compliance.

In a Rose Garden speech at the White House, President Barack Obama hailed the outline as "a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives."

He compared it to nuclear arms-control agreements struck by Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan with the Soviet Union that "made our world safer" during the Cold War.

"Today, the United States, together with our allies and partners, has reached an historic understanding with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon," Obama declared.

"The issues at stake here are bigger than politics," he said. "These are matters of war and peace, and they should be evaluated based on the facts."
A Surrender of Epic Proportions

By: Diane Sori and Craig Andresen / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media /

In timing eerily reminiscent of the start of the '67 Yom Kippur War, yesterday, after a one-day extension, as both Passover and Good Friday were mere hours away, suddenly and miraculously a preliminary deal...a ‘framework’ for moving Iran closer to becoming armed with nuclear weapons... has been reached. And it was reached quite coincidentally as most of the deal-contesting P5+1 members had already gone home to their respective countries.

And so it seems that Barack HUSSEIN Obama has gotten his wish of selling out both America and Israel to those wishing to kill us all as both John 'Swiftboat' Kerry and the Obama regime itself further bow down and make concessions to the demands of Iran...demands which should leave nobody wondering just exactly who, in all of this negotiating, has been calling the shots.

NOT quite negotiating puts it mildly as Iran had recently demanded that all sanctions against them be lifted, especially those that had been most effective in crippling their economy and that the near decade of imposed watching over their nuclear program by the IAEA also be eliminated as a term of any ‘deal’ to be reached. Other demands made by the Islamic Republic of Iran have included that they not be forced to send their already refined and stockpiled uranium to Russia for 'safe keeping' if you keep it from being used and incorporated into nuclear weapons.

What should have been a deal breaker...Iran’s statement that “the destruction of Israel is non-negotiable” seems to have been simply and completely ignored by Kerry and the Obama regime.

And all this amounts to a total capitulation and sellout to Iran who has been manipulating these talks from day one. And in a joint Iranian victory statement...issued by both Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini...key parameters to restart the drafting of facts and plans of actions by the June 30, 2015 pre-set deadline were announced. And these parameters include that there will be no fissile material at the underground Fordow facility...a facility which will remain open as a research and nuclear physics lab...and that its spent fuel will be exported. Also, the IAEA will be allowed access to all past and previous nuclear documents, but notice no access to specific key sites was spoken about. And Iran gets their chief demand in that there will now be a total release from banking and oil sanctions by the European Union and the U.S. will stop all applications of our current sanctions and place no new sanctions on Iran, while at the same time the agreement will be endorsed by a U.N. Security Council resolution along with the sanctions being lifted on the front end of the agreement.

And the media continues to play down a detail of utmost importance...and that is while Iran will cutback its installed uranium enrichment centrifuges by 2/3 and will only be allowed to enrich uranium at the Natanz facility... translating into them being allowed to keep operating 6,104 centrifuges...a detail which will still allow a breakout period of under one-year. And adding to this is that Iran will not be required to lockdown or dismantle any of its other existing nuclear facilities and this is key folks...while Iran will not be allowed to enrich uranium at 'advanced' centrifuges for 15 years nothing has been said about their enriching uranium at already in existence not to be dismantled centrifuges.

And these general parameters are but for ten years...while all the parameters are nothing but a surrender by Obama of epic proportions leaving Israel to stand alone against Iran.

And lest we forget that over the past few days, information garnered by Iranian defector Amir Hossein Mottaghi, a media aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, made it clear that Kerry’s role in these negotiations was nothing more than to speak on Iran’s behalf to the rest of the P5+1, leaving one major question looming large...why should Iran be trusted. Iran, after all, says they have no obligation to observe or abide by any deals or treaties struck with infidels but there is more...much more...

Any ‘deal’ with Iran that comes to fruition in June or at any other time for that matter, a ‘deal’ which we all know Iran cannot be trusted to abide by as Iran’s goal is to have nuclear weapons fact...illegal. In 1969, the U.S. along with some 189 other countries, signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty...a treaty which can only be altered by conference of all parties and a treaty to which any and all alterations must be by consent of all...each and every country which signed the original treaty in 1969.

And Iran is one of those original signatories.

Simply by their building centrifuges and beginning the process of refining uranium, Iran has already violated the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to the point where the U.N. has imposed sanctions on them...sanctions which in accordance to this new ‘framework’ will be lifted post-haste right along with all U.S. imposed sanctions.

So how did these negotiations get this far with Iran already in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Simply...the P5+1, under the demands of Iran and the cowering of Kerry and the Obama regime have, it seems, in and of its own accord, amended the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on Iran’s...not any other nation’s...behalf. That is a move that flies directly in the face of the rules of that treaty.

Does the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty allow for a signatory to develop nuclear power programs...yes, but only if the terms of the treaty are met and abided by in that those countries are not allowed to spin uranium for fuel rods and that they must also abide by IAEA restrictions...restrictions which include facility inspections.

Iran has already begun the process of using their centrifuges to refine uranium and facility inspections are still in question.

Obama said yesterday that this 'deal' is not a ‘deal’ between his administration and Iran but between Iran and the world. As Iran has clearly already violated a ‘deal’... the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty between itself and the world...what would lead any entity on earth to believe that Iran would not simply violate this ‘deal’ in exactly the same manner.

As stated above, the Islamic Republic of Iran feels it has no obligation to abide by deals or treaties struck with infidels.

Obama had a far different question that he posed during a press conference regarding the ‘deal’ yesterday...“When you hear the inevitable critics of the deal sound off, ask them a simple question: Do you really think that this verifiable deal if fully implemented, backed by the world’s major powers, is a worse option than the risk of another war in the Middle East?”

Our answer comes in two parts...first...we would refer supporters of this deal to the seventeen U.N. resolutions violated over a twelve-year period by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq which, as we now know all too well led to Iraq’s WMD program... chemical weapons which Bush’s critics claimed never existed but have since turned up in the thousands of tons at an al-Muthra facility in Iraq...chemical weapons now in the hands of ISIS...and second, when you hear Obama and his islamic supporting regime sound off ask them why should we believe them any more than we believe that Iran will abide by any ‘deal’ or its terms.

If Iran violates this ‘deal'...and know they will...the U.N...which is so highly touted by Obama...has a long history of inaction other than to impose yet another resolution. Why would they act differently in this case, especially since Iran has already violated the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has now been rewarded by the U.N. for their efforts...simply they would not.

And while Kerry says that the drafting of a final deal is to start immediately what say Benjamin Netanyahu to this abomination of a 'deal'...Netanyahu said he believes the 'deal,' which still must be finalized in the coming months, will leave too much of Iran's nuclear infrastructure intact.

Saying, "Any deal must significantly roll back Iran's nuclear capabilities and stop its terrorism and aggression," Netanyahu believes that the deal reached will leave Iran just months away from the point where it could make a nuclear bomb. And Netanyahu also pointed to Iran's support for islamic militants across the region and its development of long-range missiles as a cause for great concern.

And while Israel's Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, who oversees the monitoring of Iran's nuclear program, said the deal was "disconnected from the sad reality" of the region, and added that, "Since the declaration is far from being a real agreement, we will continue in our efforts to explain and persuade the world in the hope of preventing a bad agreement, or at least to insert corrections and improvements,” Obama, in a press conference immediately after the deal was announced, crowed about measures aimed at rolling back (but not eliminating) Iran’s nuclear program. And he did so as Iran’s chief negotiator spoke out about the ‘deal’ stating,“None of those measures include closing any of our facilities. We will continue enriching; we will continue research and development. Our heavy water reactor will be modernized and we will continue the Fordow facility. We will have centrifuges installed in Fordow, but not enriching.”

And so the bottom line is this...Obama has not nor is he negotiating any sort of nuclear ‘deal’ with Iran. What he is negotiating is our, and the world's, surrender to the Islamic Republic of Iran...a surrender of epic proportions.