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Video shows officer punching woman on LA freeway

July 5, 2014 1 comment

Video shows officer punching woman on LA freewayFox News / AP ^ | July 05, 2014Posted on 7/5/2014, 12:58:43 PM by bamaheadLOS ANGELES –

The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned down woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her, CHP Assistant Chief Chris O’Quinn said at a news conference. O’Quinn said the woman had begun walking off the freeway but returned when the confrontation occurred.

 

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Texas judge temporarily blocks man’s estranged wife from euthanizing him

June 25, 2014 1 comment

Texas judge temporarily blocks man’s estranged wife from euthanizing himLifeSiteNews ^ | 6/25/14 | LifeSiteNewsPosted on 6/25/2014, 11:43:03 AM by wagglebeeBEAUMONT, TX — A Texas judge has bought some time for a man whose estranged wife is attempting to have him removed from life support over the objections of his brother and sister-in-law……

 

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The EPA was destroying computer files way before those hacks at the IRS

June 22, 2014 3 comments

The EPA was destroying computer files way before those hacks at the IRShotair.com ^ | 6/22/2014 | Jazz ShawPosted on 6/22/2014, 9:58:57 AM by rktmanAccording to an Associated Press report, a federal judge has held the EPA in contempt for destroying computer files sought after by a conservative group: Landmark Legal Foundation…U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth had ordered the EPA on Jan. 19, 2001, at the end of the Clinton administration, to preserve all documents relevant to a Freedom of Information Act request by Landmark regarding the federal agency’s contact with outside groups. That same day, EPA Administrator Carol Browner asked a technician to delete her computer files.

 

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Border agents in Texas warned not to talk to media

June 13, 2014 1 comment

Border agents in Texas warned not to talk to media

AP via ABC ^ | June 13, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELLPosted on 6/13/2014, 2:42:36 PM by don-o

An assistant chief patrol agent, Eligio “Lee” Pena, warned more than 3,000 Border Patrol agents that journalists looking for information about what Obama has described as a humanitarian crisis are likely to ask for information and “may try to disguise themselves.”

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The Obama Administration Has Been Quietly Telling Local Police Forces Not to Tell You About This | TheBlaze.com

June 13, 2014 1 comment

WASHINGTON AP —

The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods,

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The Associated Press has learned.Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in routine state public records cases and criminal trials regarding use of the technology. This has resulted in police departments withholding materials or heavily censoring documents in rare instances when they disclose any about the purchase and use of such powerful surveillance equipment.

Federal involvement in local open records proceedings is unusual.

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It comes at a time when President Barack Obama has said he welcomes a debate on government surveillance and called for more transparency about spying in the wake of disclosures about classified federal surveillance programs.

 

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U.S. pushing local cops to stay mum on cellular surveillance

June 13, 2014 1 comment

U.S. pushing local cops to stay mum on cellular surveillanceChicago Sun Times ^ | 5/12/2014Posted on 6/13/2014, 9:06:30 AM by KeyLargoU.S. pushing local cops to stay mum on cellular surveillanceThu, 06/12/2014 Sun-Times wiresWASHINGTON — The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

 

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‘King Coyote’, the Pied Piper of Illegal Immigration

June 9, 2014 3 comments

Barack Obama:‘King Coyote’, the Pied Piper of Illegal Immigration

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Someone is luring thousands of children to come on their own to America where women and children will be welcomed with open arms.

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The alarming estimated 80,000-strong exodus of children traveling without parents or other relatives, puts them at risk from “coyote” smugglers who are bringing Central Americans to the U.S. illegally by telling their relatives that children can take advantage of the program and find work in the United States. CSMonitor, June 8, 2014

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That’s not even to mention the thousands of children at grave risk from the billions of dollars a year human trafficking industry that easily preys on children unaccompanied by adults.At any one time, there are 2 million children being trafficked in the global sex trade. UNICEF.Dreaming of milk and honey in the Land of the Free, the children are shipped to military bases on their hopeful arrival, where they are fed powdered milk from government stores.

 

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The End of Freedom, Privacy and Safety In America | (“Why does the government care about personal sarcasm in social media? The short answer is that they don’t. It does not take a rocket scientist to conclude that this technology has a broad spectrum capability and the appropriately named Secret Service has the capacity to detect much more than personal sarcasm. This looks like a beta test for monitoring…”)Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

June 4, 2014 1 comment

The End of Freedom,

Privacy and Safety In AmericaJune 4, 2014 – Conspiracy, Featured, Main – Tagged: dave hodges, ferpa, gun confiscation, gun registration, NSA, obama claims right to murder U.S. citizens, privacy, the common sense show – 1 comment Dave HodgesJune 4, 2014

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From the moment you leave your home in the morning till the time you return home at night, you are under constant surveillance. And once you return home, your computer, television and smart meter is gathering information on you. Have most of you even considered how far this is going to go? Have you contemplated the future implications of the total loss of freedom, privacy and safety in America?

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No, this is not your typical “The NSA is spying on me from space and reading my every email”. We already know that is happening, however, most of choose to ignore these unwarranted and illegal intrusions into our daily lives by telling ourselves that it is OK because “I have nothing to hide”.What most of us remain in denial about is the fact that by living under the Police State Surveillance Grid, we are allowing unelected bureaucrats working for the elite, to gain the ability to reach into every area of our lives.

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And with regard to the lives of our children, they have grown up in a time in history when they think this is normal and legal.In this article, I have selected few small examples of topical news items which became public on the same day which are representative of how far the average American has slipped into the abyss of total enslavement.

Your Child At SchoolThe unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education has called safeguarding children’s privacy a priority, according to Secretary Anne Duncan as noted in a recent video chat. To put it bluntly, Secretary Duncan is not telling the truth. In my experiences as an educator, I came to respect and fear the law we all refer to as Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA

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which tells educators and administrators that any unwarranted disclosure of student information is a federal offense and one can lose their job for any violations. What most educators do not know is the fact that FERPA gives school districts the right to share student information with private companies “to further educational goals”.

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GUNNY G: DONCHA THINK IF “AMERICANS” WERE SERIOUS ABOUT obama THEY WOULD HAVE CEASED THIS Mr. potus BS LONG AGO!

June 4, 2014 4 comments
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GUNNY G: DONCHA THINK IF “AMERICANS” WERE SERIOUS ABOUT obama THEY WOULD HAVE CEASED THIS Mr. potus BS LONG AGO!

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Psychiatrist Says Pistorius Has Anxiety Disorder | TIME.com

May 12, 2014 2 comments

She testified that Pistorius’ childhood amputation combined with his late mother’s paranoia caused him to have “escalating levels of anxiety

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A psychiatrist called as a defense witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial said Monday that the South African Olympian has an anxiety disorder that affects how he responds to perceived threats.

 

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Kerry: Internet access a ‘fundamental right’

April 28, 2014 2 comments

Kerry: Internet access a ‘fundamental right

Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2014 12:23 PM EDT | Matthew Lee

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 1:16:04 PM by Olog-hai

Secretary of State John Kerry says people around the world have a fundamental right to the Internet. He is denouncing authoritarian governments that place restrictions on web access and social media.

 

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IF YOU THINK YOUR VOTE COUNTS…..

March 16, 2014 1 comment

IF YOU THINK YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ^ | 12 December 2013 | Bev Harris

Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:14:44 PM by drypowder

Bev Harris is an American writer, activist, and founder of Black Box Voting Inc., a national nonpartisan, nonprofit elections watchdog group. She helped popularize the term Black Box Voting, while authoring a book of that title.

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Boston, NYC mayors to skip St. Pat’s parades… “… he’s been trying to broker a deal with the city’s parade organizers to allow a gay veterans group sponsored by MassEquality to march in this year’s parade. He said allowing gay groups to participate…”

February 28, 2014 2 comments

Boston, NYC mayors to skip St. Pat’s parades

Times Herald Record(Middletown, NY) ^ | 2/27/14 | DENISE LAVOIE

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:47:13 PM by Impala64ssa

BOSTON (AP)Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is threatening to boycott the St. Patrick’s Day parade unless organizers allow a group of gay military veterans to march, joining New York’s mayor in protesting parade policies on gay groups.

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Marine Corps Times first casualty in headquarters’ war to ‘professionalize’ | Marine Corps Times | marinecorpstimes.com

February 10, 2014 1 comment

 

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Marines leaf through a copy of Marine Corps Times during some downtime at a patrol base in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The newspaper, which throughout the last year has investigated allegations of wrongdoing involving the service’s top general, has been targeted by Marine Corps headquarters as part of a new initiative to ‘professionalize’ areas where the publication is sold.

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Marines leaf through a copy of Marine Corps Times during some downtime at a patrol base in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

 

 

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The newspaper, which throughout the last year has investigated allegations of wrongdoing involving the service’s top general, has been targeted by Marine Corps headquarters as part of a new initiative to ‘professionalize’ areas where the publication is sold. (Brennan Linsley / The Associated Press)

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Gun Control Ad Starring Gabrielle Giffords to Air Before State of the Union

January 28, 2014 1 comment

Gun Control Ad Starring Gabrielle Giffords to Air Before State of the Union

Breitbart ^ | Jan. 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:11:06 AM by PROCON

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In a commercial set to run just before and after President Obama\’s January 28 State of the Union (SOTU) address, Gabrielle Giffords looks into the camera and says, \”Congress is afraid of the gun lobby.\” According to the Associated Press , Giffords will push background checks as a way to \”make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns.\” She will say, \”9 out of 10 Americans support background checks.\”

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Steve Stockman rips press over MIA claim

January 27, 2014 1 comment

Steve Stockman rips press over MIA claim

politico.com ^ | 1/27/14 | Tal Kopan

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 8:31:08 AM by cotton1706

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Rep. Steve Stockman says he has not been missing in action this month and blasted the media for claiming that no one knew where he was .

The Texas Republican slammed an Associated Press story last week that detailed him missing every vote in Congress since Jan. 9 — 17 in all — and reported that he had been virtually unseen in Texas, where he is mounting a primary campaign from the right against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn.

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In fact, Stockman told Breitbart News, he went on a trip with four other members of Congress to Egypt, Israel, England and Russia.

 

 

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‘I feel my whole body burning,’ says Oklahoma death row inmate during execution

January 10, 2014 2 comments

‘I feel my whole body burning,’ says Oklahoma death row inmate during execution

FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 10, 2014

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 10:39:55 AM by KeyLargo

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‘I feel my whole body burning,’ says Oklahoma death row inmate during execution Published January 10, 2014 Associated Press

A man has been executed by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary almost 20 years after orchestrating the brutal assault and robbery of his co-worker at a Tulsa convenience store.

Michael Lee Wilson, 38, was convicted in the killing of Richard Yost, 30, who aspired to one day manage the Quiktrip store. Wilson, who was convicted of first-degree murder, was the third person executed for the February 25, 1995, crime; the fourth defendant is serving a life term.

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Nukes On the Loose | Alternative…

December 18, 2013 1 comment

(Before It\’s News)

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December 17, 2013

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Have you ever had a day when every successive time the phone rang, you knew it was going to be bad news, and the news progressively got worse as the day went on? I have two such days in a row. When one receives the kind of news that I received yesterday, one has three basic choices: (1) keep it to one’s self and plan accordingly; (2) attempt to warn people so that they can plan accordingly; and, (3) do nothing and hope that others will bring enough attention to the forefront that the coming events will be temporarily forestalled. Option three is the most attractive and least threatening option. However, option number two is the option that I am going to pursue because I do not know how much time we have left until the proverbial poop hits the fan and I want to stress the need to prepare and that the preparations need to begin yesterday.

First, let me say this clearly, if you have a “bug-out place”, preferably outside of the United States, now is the time to go. Several people in the know have already left. On December 12, 2012, while appearing on The Common Sense Show, Jim Marrs revealed on my show that 400-500 bankers had left the country in anticipation of what was coming.

Not quite a year ago, I wrote a story where I detailed the fact that I knew three families of recently retired DHS and FEMA personnel who were moving to locations of like-minded people were located. Extensive preparations had previously been taken for these people to survive a number of anticipated calamities. Among these calamities were a power grid take down resulting in martial law and ‘the complete subjugation of this country’s people and its resources. These people have also made preparations to survive a chemical and biological attack. They acknowledge that they are unable to survive a direct nuclear strike, but that they have made sufficient preparations to survive the aftermath of such a strike. I knew two of the involved families very well. These families relocated to their safety enclaves with a great deal of disruption to their personal lives. I wrote about these events in a two part series, in which part one can be accessed here and part two can be linked to from part one.

Yesterday, I received a call from one these families and I was told that the power grid takedown was……………..EXCERPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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December 6, 2013 1 comment

WARNING: Obama Greatly Expanding The Militarization Of American Police Force (VIDEO) | Obama

November 25, 2013 2 comments

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“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” ~ Barack Hussein Obama

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The US military is handing over leftover equipment from the Iraq conflict to police under a military surplus program. Civil liberties groups have criticized the initiative as unnecessary and a move toward the militarization of American law enforcement.

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Obama can’t get your guns, so he’s going to take away your ammunition

November 14, 2013 1 comment

Obama can\’t get your guns, so he\’s going to take away your ammunition

Flopping Aces ^ | 11-14-13 | DrJohn

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:28:06 AM by Starman417

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Medal of Honor recipient asks to return to duty (Capt. Will Swenson)

October 16, 2013 1 comment

WASHINGTON — The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a rare move by an officer who has lived to wear the military\’s highest award.

 

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Two U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that William D. Swenson has submitted a formal request to the Army and officials are working with him to allow his return.

 

Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in the White House Tuesday afternoon for risking his life to recover bodies and save fellow troops during a lengthy battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border in 2009.

 

 

 

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The Total Collapse… “Martial Law and the Economy: Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?”

October 7, 2013 5 comments

Martial Law and the Economy: Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

 

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Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets.

 

 

 

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Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why?

 

 

 

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Women Protesting Obama Say They Were Attacked on Gwinnett Overpass

October 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Women Protesting Obama Say They Were Attacked on Gwinnett Overpass

 

WMAZ (AP) ^ | 12:10 PM, Oct 2, 2013 | Jake Wade

 

Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 10:44:38 AM by Hoodat

 

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Police near Atlanta are investigating an attack on a group of women as they protested on an interstate overpass and carried signs calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment.

 

 

 

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Snowden tricked NSA and they don’t know how he did it | EUTimes.net

August 27, 2013 1 comment

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While collecting data Edward Snowden was able to evade all safeguards at the NSA, leaving the agency puzzled at how he did it, according to new report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Officials worry that the ease with which he covered his tracks means another breach could happen.Information logs exist to tell the government who tried to view or copy classified information without the proper clearance, but Snowden appears to have bypassed or deleted them, while working as a system administrator with contractor Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

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The revelations come from government officials speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, as they were prevented from publicly disclosing new information about the Snowden case.This is a worrying development for the Obama administration, which has been at pains to prove to the American public that the NSA’s computer system cannot be taken advantage of so easily.

 

 

 

 

 

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What secrets do they hold? researchers demand sealed files about JFK assassination be made public…

August 18, 2013 1 comment

What secrets do they hold? researchers demand sealed files about JFK assassination be made public…

 

Daily Mail ^ | 18 August 2013 | AP and DAILY MAIL REPORTER

 

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–Researchers are most interested in the file on George Joannides, a CIA agent who may have had a connection to Lee Harvey Oswald and acted as a liaison on a later assassination investigation

 

All documents pertaining to the Kennedy assassination are set to be released by 2017

 

Fifty years after the assassination of President John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, researchers are still investigating his mysterious murder.

 

 

 

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There is a “List” and I am on it!

August 17, 2013 4 comments
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There is a “List” and I am on it!

 

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I’ve often heard talk (and participated in it) of the government having a “list” of people they are watching. I believe it’s been going on for longer than I’ve been alive.

 

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I did a search for my Freeper name and found a link that confirms (in my opinion) that I am on this list.

 

 

 

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FEAR OBAMA !!!!! ….. “I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation. It is a fear of the President. A fear that one observer, Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal, calls “the president’s creeping authoritarianism…” “Obama has had four and a half years to pursue his goal of “transforming” America and, along the way, he has continually expressed his disdain for the constraints of the Constitution, his contempt for Congress and the Supreme Court, and, if his recent speeches are any indication, his belief that enough Americans are so dumb they will believe anything he says.”

August 2, 2013 5 comments
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By Alan Caruba Friday, August 2, 2013

 

I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation.

 

It is a fear of the President. A fear that one observer, Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal, calls “the president’s creeping authoritarianism.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama has had four and a half years to pursue his goal of “transforming” America and, along the way, he has continually expressed his disdain for the constraints of the Constitution, his contempt for Congress and the Supreme Court, and, if his recent speeches are any indication, his belief that enough Americans are so dumb they will believe anything he says.

 

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Overall, there is a growing sense of foreboding as four in five Americans are facing some degree of poverty and a small chance of finding work. One can feel the nation slowing down, its momentum sapped, its national sense of optimism being drained.

 

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Driving somewhere? There’s a gov’t record of that…

July 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Driving somewhere? There’s a gov’t record of that

 

AP ^ | July 17, 2013 | ANNE FLAHERTY

 

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:39:27 AM by don-o

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.

 

Using automated scanners, law enforcement agencies across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and movement of every vehicle with a license plate, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. Affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings, the scanners capture images of passing or parked vehicles and note their location, uploading that information into police databases. Departments keep the records for weeks or years, sometimes indefinitely.

 

 

 

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Pentagon Orders Purge of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Files from Data Bank … “The Pentagon spokesperson denied the fact that the removal of these files was to avoid the legal requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. But secretly moving the records allowed the Pentagon to tell The Associated Press that it couldn’t find any documents inside the Defense Department that AP had requested more than two years ago, and could represent a new strategy for the U.S. government to shield even its most sensitive activities from public scrutiny. New York Daily News According to the official statement, the record transfer from the Pentagon to the CIA has nothing to do with…”| Global Research

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A new wave of camouflage is underway at the Pentagon and the CIA. The bin Laden “death files” contained in the Pentagon’s data bank have become the object of controversy.

 

Navy Vice Admiral William McRaven has been entrusted in removing these secret military files concerning the May 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s alleged hideout in Abbotabad, Pakistan from the Pentagon’s data banks.

 

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The files of the bin Laden SEAL operation had to be removed to sustain the Big Lie. Osama was allegedly killed on the orders of the US government, despite ample evidence that he was already dead at the time of the attack:

 

… the US government pulled off one of the most audacious stunts of the 21st century, when on May 2nd 2011 they claimed to have killed Osama bin Laden during a Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

 

 

 

 

 

The contemptuously sloppy story spun by the US government, parroted without question by the controlled corporate media, and obligingly swallowed by a largely gullible Western public, was dubious in the extreme. (Brit Dee, Global Research, May 03, 2012)

 

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How Do You Know When President Obama Is Lying? MSNBC Won’t Tell You [link only]

July 8, 2013 1 comment
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How Do You Know When President Obama Is Lying? MSNBC Won’t Tell You [link only]Huffington Post link only | July 7, 2013 | Jeff CohenPosted on Monday, July 08, 2013 6:07:10 AM by grundlelink only:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-cohen/how-do-you-know-when-pres_b_3558857.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics

 

 

 

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We DO have some problems here… “Obama: If People ‘Can’t Trust’ Government, ‘We’re Going To Have Some Problems Here’ Well, ladies and gentlemen, we DO have some problems here! And the culprits are exactly the ones whom President Obama identified: the executive branch, Congress, and federal judges, or in other words, the federal government in Washington, D.C. As I have said repeatedly, the American people have more to fear from Washington D.C., than they do Tehran, Kabul, Baghdad, or Pyongyang.”

June 14, 2013 1 comment
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Barack Obama addressing a joint session of Congress (State of the Union-like) on the night of February 24, 2009. Standing in front of Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

By Chuck Baldwin

 

Breitbart.com recently carried a report saying, “During his speech in San Jose, California on Friday, President Obama took one question from the press on national security monitoring of Americans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Without any sense of irony whatsoever in the aftermath of the IRS’ targeting of conservatives, the administration’s stonewalling on Benghazi, the Department of Justice’s targeting of reporters, the Department of Health and Human Services’ leveraging of private organizations for Obamacare public relations cash, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s secret email addresses, Obama unloaded this line:

 

“‘If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.'”

 

See the report here:

 

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Obama: If People ‘Can’t Trust’ Government, ‘We’re Going To Have Some Problems Here’

 

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we DO have some problems here! And the culprits are exactly the ones whom President Obama identified: the executive branch, Congress, and federal judges, or in other words, the federal government in Washington, D.C. As I have said repeatedly, the American people have more to fear from Washington D.C., than they do Tehran, Kabul, Baghdad, or Pyongyang.

 

 

 

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The New Preamble for the Age of Obama and Boehner

June 14, 2013 1 comment

The New Preamble for the Age of Obama and Boehner

 

June 13, 2013 | Tom Hoefling

 

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 1:27:15 AM by EternalVigilance

 

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English: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Speaker of the House John Boehner during the debt ceiling increase negotiations. The official White House caption says “President Barack Obama meets with Speaker of the House John Boehner on the patio near the Oval Office, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

“We the Politicians of the Democrat-Republican Party, in Order to destroy the Union, establish Injustice, insure domestic Planned Parenthood Violence, provide for our common national surrender to Islam and Communists, buy votes and control the people through individual Welfare Entitlements, and erase the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity via abortion, the homosexual agenda, and the creation of debt that we cannot possibly repay, do disdain and disestablish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

 

 

 

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Obama Demonstrates the Evil of Big Government… “…the Obama administration come down to one common theme — that the ever-growing size and scope of our federal government gives it enormous power over virtually every aspect of our lives, power that in the wrong hands can be used to reward supporters, exact revenge and punish enemies. “

June 13, 2013 1 comment
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Obama Demonstrates the Evil of Big Government

 

Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Larry Elder

 

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Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:42:00 AM by Kaslin

 

The scandals surrounding the Obama administration come down to one common theme — that the ever-growing size and scope of our federal government gives it enormous power over virtually every aspect of our lives, power that in the wrong hands can be used to reward supporters, exact revenge and punish enemies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In education, health care, transportation, energy, disaster relief, welfare, commerce, work and salary rules, and on and on, the federal government plays an outsized role completely inconsistent with the Founding Fathers’ notion of a limited government that allows maximum personal liberty.

 

 

 

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Obama White House spying on half of America… “Shortly after the Constitutional Convention completed its work in Philadelphia in 1787, legend has it that a vagrant approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him what the Convention produced. He reportedly answered “A republic, Sir, if you can keep it.” Thursday morning we learned that the Republic has been lost. It is now a dictatorship.”… Judge Napolitano…

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“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or Affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, quoted in full above, was written to guarantee what the Framers called “the right to be let alone,” and what we have come to call “the right to privacy.”

The Supreme Court has ruled consistently and repeatedly that its contemporary purposes are to prevent dragnets and fishing expeditions, lest the rights of the innocent be assaulted along with those of the guilty.

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Top Obama appointees using secret email accounts

June 4, 2013 1 comment
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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Obama appointees using secret email accounts

 

AP via Fox ^ | June 4, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 9:20:26 AM by don-o

 

Some of President Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.

 

 

 

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How Extensive is the NSA Domestic Surveillance of U.S. Media? Is it legal?…

June 4, 2013 1 comment

By Marinka Peschmann Tuesday, June 4, 2013

When the Obama administration started to pursue whistleblowers they took it to a whole new level than previous administrations by going aggressively after the journalists—the government watchdogs, and their whistleblowing sources by misusing government agencies.

 

We saw it recently with Attorney General Eric Holders’ Justice Department targeting of FOX News reporter James Rosen and by secretly collecting two months of telephone records from reporters and editors at The Associated Press.

The question that must be asked and answered now is does the National Security Agency (NSA) domestic surveillance program apply to the U.S. citizens in the media as well? The reason this question must be asked is because it appears, my Canada Free Press colleague, private investigator of the Northeast Intelligence Network, journalist, and popular radio show host of the Hagmann & Hagmann report, Doug Hagmann, has apparently been caught up in the NSA’s media dragnet.

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Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

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Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 6:27:18 AM by Kaslin

 

There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News’s James Rosen.

The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law.

The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

 

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WW2 Marine’s diary: A brief look at a brief life

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WW2 Marine’s diary: A brief look at a brief life

San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, May 27, 2013 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 11:09:35 PM by artichokegrower

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.

Davis did get to read the diary — but not until nearly 70 years later, when she saw it in a display case at the National World War II Museum.

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Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?… “Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not…”

May 26, 2013 3 comments

Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?

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U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, of Illinois.

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Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 7:57:16 PM by Sub-Driver

Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?

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**Written by Doug Powers

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not:

“You’ve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel,” Durbin said. “I’m not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in here beyond what we heard when it comes to the Fox case.”

“But here is the bottom line — the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago.”

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Coach is Right « Conservative Blogging from the Coach

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by Jim Emerson, staff writer

 

This week the AP reported the United States government knows who are responsible for the murders of Americans at the U.S. Mission in Benghazi. Despite Mr. Obama’s promise to punish the terrorists he is doing nothing. Talk is cheap.

 

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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The White house resident could easily order armed drones to target these thugs but he doesn’t. This is a feckless President whose inaction can be easily explained by the Limbaugh theorem. (1) If he gave the order to kill the terrorists, Obama would be seen as governing. Should anything go wrong he just might have to accept responsibility. Such a possibility is unacceptable to a spoiled man-child as his ego couldn’t handle it. But if he brings them to civilian courts his hands would be clean of any decisions.

 

 

 

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SHOCKING: OBAMA INTENDS TO COLLAPSE US ECONOMY – Ann Barnhardt – YouTube

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The Media To Barack Obama – Until Death Do Us Part

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The Media To Barack Obama – Until Death Do Us PartPolitical Realities ^ | 05/24/13 | LD JacksonPosted on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:43:57 AM by LD JacksonMay 2, 2007 – Springfield, Illinois – Barack Obama announces his candidacy, to the media and to the country, for President of the United States

 

The media loves Obama

 

 

 

“And that is why, in the shadow of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand together, where common hopes and common dreams still live, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the United States of America.”

 

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The preceding paragraph contains some of the actual words used by Barack Obama to announce he was running for President. Many of us were not surprised, as he had been leading up to the announcement for some time. The following paragraph contains the words of a hypothetical ceremony that must have followed that announcement, between the aspiring candidate and members of the mainstream media.

 

Barack Obama: I, Barack Obama, take thee, the mainstream media, to be my lawful wedded Wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part. The Mainstream Media: I, the mainstream media, take thee, Barack Obama, to be my lawful wedded Husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part.

 

The media loves ObamaThe honeymoon following this ceremony has lasted almost five years and it has been evidenced by a doting wife, the media, as they dutifully followed President Obama, reporting only what he wanted reported and refusing to see what their unfaithful husband was up to. They have woefully bemoaned the fact that Obama has held very few news conferences with them, but of course, he has his reasons.

 

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When Did We Vote to Become Mexico? – Ann Coulter… & “Gov Richard Lamm: HOW TO DESTROY AMERICA !”

May 22, 2013 3 comments

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At first I thought the IRS scandal was leaked to distract from the Benghazi scandal. But that didn’t make sense because the IRS scandal is a more obvious abuse of power than the White House lying about the murder of four Americans in Libya.

Before I had resolved which scandal was distracting from which, we found out the Department of Justice was spying on The Associated Press — not to protect national security, but to prevent the AP from scooping the White House. Then, this week, it broke that the Department of Justice was also spying on Fox News for reasons that remain unexplained.

 

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The Obama Objective: To Control The News… “The Obama political team at the White House has always prided itself on its media savvy. After all, they got a candidate with an otherwise unsalable socialist past elected on a campaign that sold his personality, not his platform.”

May 21, 2013 1 comment

The Obama Objective: To Control The News

Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 20 May 2013 | Editorial

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:13:51 PM by IBD editorial writer

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Barack Obama “Hope” poster, originally by Shepard Fairey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Amendment: For awhile, it looked like the White House wanted just to control “the narrative.” But its seizure of AP phone records and surveillance of Fox employees now show its real aim: to control the news.

The Obama political team at the White House has always prided itself on its media savvy. After all, they got a candidate with an otherwise unsalable socialist past elected on a campaign that sold his personality, not his platform.

They won saintly press coverage, with much blather, mostly from the Washington Post about how Obama was all about “storytelling” and selling a “narrative.”

They also mastered the hard propaganda, creating a Pepsi-Cola-like happy horizons logo to substitute for a platform and market their candidate and even employed pop artist Shepard Fairey to drive the hipsterly message home through his famous portrait.

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The Spectator President Pat Buchanan “The Barack Obama revealed to us in recent days is something rare in our history: a spectator president, clueless about what is going on in his own household, who reacts to revelations like some stunned bystander.”

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The Spectator President

Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2013 | Pat Buchanan

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:43:39 AM by Kaslin

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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No, this is not Watergate or Iran-Contra. Nor is it like the sex scandal that got Bill Clinton impeached.

The AP, IRS and Benghazi matters represent a scandal not of presidential wrongdoing, but of presidential indolence, indifference and incompetence in discharging the duties of chief executive.

The Barack Obama revealed to us in recent days is something rare in our history: a spectator president, clueless about what is going on in his own household, who reacts to revelations like some stunned bystander.

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(GyG: What Folks Are Saying ‘Bout THIS !!!!!) ~ AP boss: Our sources now ‘fear they will be monitored by the government’ (Video)

May 20, 2013 1 comment

AP boss: Our sources now ‘fear they will be monitored by the government’ (Video)

ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/19/13 | David Freddoso

 

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 9:36:00 AM by The Old Hoosier

I mentioned the other day that the Justice Department‘s secretive snooping on AP reporters was not just a personal violation of privacy, but in fact a threat to their ability to do their jobs and a threat to everyone’s ability to report on the Obama administration.

Gary Pruitt, AP’s CEO confirmed on CBS Face the Nation Sunday that in fact, his organization is already finding government sources are more reluctant to talk to them now because of what happened.

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JB Williams — Obama’s Federal Gestapo is Going Down…

May 18, 2013 2 comments

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White House propaganda secretary Jay Carney finally said something that was true, which I can agree with… “This is not a scandal” referring to the IRS gestapo operations run by Obama henchmen.

 

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He’s right, it isn’t a scandal. A scandal is something to read in the supermarket tabloid for entertainment value. No, this is a full-blown conspiracy to use the full weight and power of all federal agencies to go after and destroy all political opponents of “the one” Barack Hussein Obama.No matter who you ask about what in this administration, you get the same answer…. “We know nothing!”

 

 

 

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AN ORWELLIAN TRIFECTA OF OPPRESSION Bob Lonsberry

May 15, 2013 3 comments

AN ORWELLIAN TRIFECTA OF OPPRESSION

boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/15/13 | Bob Lonsberry

 

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:21:36 AM by shortstop

The government lied to us.

The government targeted its political opponents and people who taught about the Constitution.

The government secretly scoured the phone records of America’s biggest news agency.

Is that the change you were hoping for?

Is that the country you want to live in?

Without regard to party or philosophy, this is not acceptable. Put more pointedly, this is not America.

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» Rand Paul: AP Phone Spying Proves Obama is “Drunk on Power” Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

May 14, 2013 2 comments

Senator slams administration on Benghazi, IRS, AP phone tap scandals

 

Paul Joseph Watson

 

Infowars.com

 

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English: United States Senator Rand Paul speaking at the Night of the Rising Stars in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

May 14, 2013

 

Senator Rand Paul responded to the barrage of scandals to hit the Obama administration, from Benghazi, to the IRS targeting conservatives, to the Justice Department spying on Associated Press reporters, by accusing President Obama of being “drunk on power.”

 

Scoffing at an upcoming House Committee on Ways & Means inquiry into how the IRS targeted those who mentioned the Constitution, the bill of rights, or even making “America a better place to live,” Kentucky Senator Paul said he would introduce a resolution today calling for the IRS agents involved to be fired for abusing their power in targeting people for their political activities.

 

“The President says he’s going to do something if they’re guilty, well it sounds like there’s already been an investigation and no one’s been fired,” Paul told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I’m afraid he’s going to do about as much as he did after Benghazi,” he added, noting that those involved in the botched security operation still work for the State Department.

 

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