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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Krugman: Obamacare Becoming ‘Benghazi-Type Affair’ – ‘Nobody Else Cares About’ but GOP (Video)

Krugman: Obamacare Becoming ‘Benghazi-Type Affair’ – ‘Nobody Else Cares About’ but GOP (Video)

Thanksgiving, ten years ago

Ten Thanksgivings Ago... Posted By Blackfive • [November 27, 2013] This is a repost from ten years ago: Below is an email (via military reader "In Media Res") from a Captain in the 501st (a unit that I know well) that was at President Bush's Thanksgiving Dinner. With all the talk of fake turkey and photo ops, maybe you should hear about the President's visit from someone that was actually there: We knew there was a dinner planned with ambassador Bremer and LTG Sanchez. There were 600 seats available and all the units in the division were tasked with filling a few tables. Naturally, the 501st MI battalion got ourtable. Soldiers were grumbling about having to sit through another dog-and-pony show, so we had to pick soldiers to attend. I chose not to go. But, about 1500 the G2, LTC Devan, came up to me and with a smile, asked me to come to dinner with him, to meet him in his office at 1600 and bring a camera. I didn't really care about getting a picture with Sanchez or Bremer, but when the division's senior intelligence officer asks you to go, you go. We were seated in the chow hall, fully decorated for thanksgiving when aaaaallllll kinds of secret service guys showed up. That was my first clue, because Bremer's been here before and his personal security detachment is not that big. Then BG Dempsey got up to speak, and he welcomed ambassador Bremer and LTG Sanchez. Bremer thanked us all and pulled out a piece of paper as if to give a speech. He mentioned that the President had given him this thanksgiving speech to give to the troops. He then paused and said that the senior man present should be the one to give it. He then looked at Sanchez, who just smiled. Bremer then said that we should probably get someone more senior to read the speech. Then, from behind the camouflage netting, the President of the United States came around. The mess hall actually erupted with hollering. Troops bounded to their feet with shocked smiles and just began cheering with all their hearts. The building actually shook. It was just unreal. I was absolutely stunned. Not only for the obvious, but also because I was only two tables away from the podium. There he stood, less than thirty feet away from me! The cheering went on and on and on. Soldiers were hollering, cheering, and a lot of them were crying. There was not a dry eye at my table. When he stepped up to the cheering, I could clearly see tears running down his cheeks. It was the most surreal moment I've had in years. Not since my wedding and Aaron being born. Here was this man, our President, came all the way around the world, spending 17 hours on an airplane and landing in the most dangerous airport in the world, where a plane was shot out of the sky not six days before. Just to spend two hours with his troops. Only to get on a plane and spend another 17 hours flying back. It was a great moment, and I will never forget it. He delivered his speech, which we all loved, when he looked right at me and held his eyes on me. Then he stepped down and was just mobbed by the soldiers. He slowly worked his way all the way around the chow hall and shook every last hand extended. Every soldier who wanted a photo with the President got one. I made my way through the line, got dinner, then wolfed it down as he was still working the room. You could tell he was really enjoying himself. It wasn't just a photo opportunity. This man was actually enjoying himself! He worked his way over the course of about 90 minutes towards my side of the room. Meanwhile, I took the opportunity to shake a few hands. I got a picture with Ambassador Bremer, Talabani (acting Iraqi president) and Achmed Chalabi (another member of the ruling council) and Condaleeza Rice, who was there with him. I felt like I was drunk. He was getting closer to my table so I went back over to my seat. As he passed and posed for photos, he looked my in the eye and "How you doin', captain." I smiled and said "God bless you, sir." To which he responded "I'm proud of what you do, captain." Then moved on. - See more at: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2013/11/ten-thanksgivings-ago.html#sthash.psBXs2Hk.dpuf

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

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Afghan villagers find the bodies of 6 beheaded contractors in restive southern province

By Associated Press, Published: November 17

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan villagers discovered the beheaded bodies of six government contractors Sunday in the country’s restive south, the apparent victims of insurgents who regularly target state projects, officials said.
Meanwhile, the death toll from a suicide car bombing at the site of a key national council in the capital, Kabul, rose to 12, officials said, as NATO said an international service member was killed by a roadside bomb.
Kandahar police spokesman Ahmed Durrani said villagers found the bodies. He said the men were involved in building police compounds and checkpoints in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The Taliban have previously targeted contractors, warning Afghans against working for the government.
The Taliban did, however, take credit for the blast Saturday outside the huge tent where the Loya Jirga consultative forum is to be held later this week in Kabul. Thousands of prominent Afghans are scheduled to meet there to debate a contentious security agreement with the United States.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said three of the 12 dead were members of Afghanistan’s National Security Force, with many of the rest civilians. The Taliban gave the bomber’s name as Saeed Kabuli, but provided few other details.
Hours before the blast, President Hamid Karzai announced that U.S. and Afghan negotiators had completed a final draft of the Bilateral Security Agreement to be presented to the gathering for debate. If approved, it would allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after the final withdrawal of international combat forces in 2014.
Also Sunday, NATO said a service member was killed in the south. It did not announce the nationality of the service member killed, though most troops serving in southern Afghanistan are from Britain and the United States.
So far this year, 139 NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan, according to an Associated Press count. This compares to 394 troops of the NATO-led coalition killed in 2012.
Meanwhile in northern Afghanistan, a suicide bomber attacked the deputy governor of Balkh province. While the official escaped unhurt, one civilian was killed, Balkh police spokesman Sher Jan Durrani said.
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Kathy Gannon is AP Special Regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan and can be followed at www.twitter.com/kathygannon .
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Associated Press writers Rahim Faiez in Kabul and Mirwais Khan in Kandahar, Afghanistan, contributed to this report.

Dem Lapdog Gwen Ifill: Obama’s Apology “So Un-Obamalike” (Video)

Dem Lapdog Gwen Ifill: Obama’s Apology “So Un-Obamalike” (Video)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DHS to Hire "Top Secret" Security Force

DHS to Hire “Top Secret” Domestic Security Force
Posted By yihan On November 5, 2013 @ 12:20 pm In Red Title Front Page,Tile | No Comments
Is the Department of Homeland Security building a mercenary unit?
Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
November 5, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security is to spend $19 million dollars on a private security force in Wisconsin and Minnesota, an armed unit that must have a “Top Secret” security clearance according to an official solicitation.
Image: Department of Homeland Security.
According to a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the Federal Protective Service, a sub-agency of the DHS, intends to hire “armed Protective Security Officer (PSO) services at various locations throughout the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.”
“The project will have a requirement for the contractor to have a Top Secret facility clearance by the start of performance,” states the FPS notice.
Unlike previous solicitations, which normally detail how the guards will be deployed to protect government buildings, the document does not divulge what role the armed security force will undertake.
The fact that the contractors being hired must have a “Top Secret” security clearance clearly suggests that the DHS is not merely seeking to hire armed guards, but Blackwater-style mercenaries who will be engaged in some kind of clandestine activity.
The notion of an armed security force operating domestically under a “Top Secret” designation, something normally reserved for foreign spying and military operations, underscores how the DHS increasingly treats America like some kind of occupied territory.
The hiring of private mercenaries with Top Secret clearances also suggests the DHS may be planning on using the contractors as cutouts who will be involved in a variety of different operations outside the purview of public and Congressional scrutiny.
For some, the idea of an ever-expanding federal government turning to a private security force with a “Top Secret” clearance will stir memories of Barack Obama’s pre-election promise to build “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded (as the US military).”
The DHS’ purchase of over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last 12 months has also prompted concerns that the feds are gearing up for trouble.
As we previously reported, the federal agency has spent large sums of money in recent weeks hiring large numbers of armed guards to protect government buildings, a development some have connected to the likelihood of civil unrest in America which could arise from food shortages linked to welfare cuts.
Fox News’ Neil Cavuto suggested that the Department of Homeland Security’s recent $80 million dollar outlay on armed guards to protect government buildings in upstate New York was related to potential food stamp riots.
The federal agency is also seeking to acquire 723,000 hours of armed guard services to protect government buildings in Arkansas and other areas.
The DHS also recently purchased half a million dollars worth of fully automatic pepper spray launchers and projectiles that are designed to be used during riot control situations.
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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

A New Theory of Liberalism-From Powerline

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2013 BY SCOTT JOHNSON IN LIBERALS
A NEW THEORY OF LIBERALISM
A distinguished writer and friend whom we greatly admire writes with timely thoughts based on painful
experience, submitted for your consideration:
I’m always searching for a whole-field theory of liberalism that reconciles its craziness,
destructiveness and sanctimony. I thought the “liberalism is a mental disorder” meme came close,
but in the end was too easy. It’s like having a madman as a villain in a story–you don’t have to
explain, motivate or justify his behavior. It’s the dif erence between “Friday the 13th” and “Crime
and Punishment.”
A recent sad experience with a friend undergoing rehab has left me with another analogue. I now
think liberalism is an addiction and displays all the behaviors commonly associated with
addictive behavior.
Well, not “liberalism” per se. That policy-agenda is really an elaborate metaphorical delusion built
to camouflage the true drug these poor souls crave so desperately: moral superiority.
It’s as powerful as heroin or cocaine. It supplies a terrific high: all sense of personal failure,
betrayal, guilt, inef ectiveness, irrelevance, of being nothing and nobody, disappears in a flash.
Instead our hero feels extraordinarily good about himself. He is helping. He is compassionate. He
is without sin. He is sensitive, caring, part of the solution and not the problem. He feels handsome,
daring and heroic. He thinks it will get him laid. How could he not love this?
He cannot see the harm he is doing, either at the micro level or at the cataclysmic macro level; he
cannot see how his “generosity” with other people’s money, for example, has devastated the black
community, turned it bitter, hopeless, impulsive, violent and addicted itself to free stuf from the
gub’mint as well as the crutch of “racis” to justify everything.
But you have seen this most explicitly in the last few weeks, as Obamacare, a hopelessly idiotic
delusional program meant to redistribute wealth (in the form of medical care) to the unfortunates
who’ve never paid a tax in their lives, has crashed and burned. As anybody who knows anything
about the addictive state knows, when the addict is threatened with the cut-of of his supply, he
becomes a monster.
I saw this with my friend, who it turned out had been lying to me for years about his addictions.
He loved me; I kept him alive. But he could not help himself from using me and feeding me a
tapestry of lies to keep the money coming. I thought I was “helping,” just as liberals think they are
helping. But I learned, finally, that I was just enabling. This is a lesson liberals will never learn.
As the collapse of Obamacare reveals, they go into reflexive monster mode. Like any addict, they
will lie, cheat, steal, even become violent when their supply is threatened. They have no moral
qualms about betraying their closest friends because the moral part of them is dead. They see
only the end of their high and that becomes the defining issue of their life. They will do anything
to protect it. That is why they are such wily opponents and such aggressive defenders of what the
whole of the rational world now realizes was fabrication, delusion and ultimately fantasy.
So if we look to liberate them from the agony they don’t even know they suf er from, we must look
to the known cures of addiction. Terrible, hard work, draining and demoralizing, but I th

Obama Uses Executive Order to Take Over American Climate Change Policies

Obama Uses Executive Order to Take Over American Climate Change Policies