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Quakertown, PA

#52176 Aug 24, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Marine Corps Colonel: Homeland Security Building “Domestic Army”
Fallujah veteran says government is afraid of its own citizens
August 15, 2013
A former Marine Corps Colonel who was stationed in Fallujah and trained Iraqi soldiers warns that the Department of Homeland Security is working with law enforcement to build a “domestic army,” because the federal government is afraid of its own citizens.
The comments by the Colonel Peter Martino were made during public testimony at a Concord City Council meeting on Tuesday. The meeting concerned a decision on whether to accept a $260,000 Homeland Security grant on behalf of the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit to purchase a BearCat armored vehicle.
The purchase of the vehicle has been surrounded by controversy after the city’s Police Chief wrote in an application filing to the DHS that the vehicle was needed to deal with the “threat” posed by libertarians, sovereign citizen adherents, and Occupy activists in the region.
Referencing signs in the crowd which read “More Mayberry, Less Fallujah,” the Colonel spoke of how he didn’t even have armored vehicles when he was stationed in Fallujah.
and you forgot


"While the sovereign citizens movement has a history of racism and violence, Police Chief John Duval now says that he doesn't actually believe the Free State Project or Occupy New Hampshire are domestic terror threats. "I wish I would have worded things different in retrospect," he says. "I understand why their eyebrows are raised about that." He chalks up the wording to the limitations of writing a detailed proposal in only three pages and says it was meant to refer to the "unpredictable nature of unpredictable people who attach themselves to otherwise lawful situations."

for example


some of the sovereign citizen lunatic ideas


"Duval says his department needs the vehicle to replace a 1981 Air Force Peacekeeper that's fallen into disrepair. Concord's population is just over 40,000, but as a capital city in the state that hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries, Duval doesn't want to rule out the possibility of an attack like the Boston Marathon bombing."

"Kim Murdoch, president of the nonprofit Concord Public Safety Foundation, urged the council to accept the grant.

“The acquisition of this asset will not transform the Concord Police Department into a military organization any more than the surplus Air Force Peacekeeper armored vehicle did a decade ago,” she said.“The Peacekeeper is now 32 years old and in need of replacement.”


so the grant would replace their existing armored vehicle with a new one and libertarians got their panties in a wad based on the wording of the grant application.
they will get over it
Donald Duck

West Mifflin, PA

#52177 Aug 24, 2013
Donald Trump the teabagger with a red skunk on his head:

More more on the tea bagger scum

MICHAEL GORMLEY 3 hours ago .ALBANY, N.Y.(AP)— New York's attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.


Quakertown, PA

#52179 Aug 24, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
American Legion suspects it was targeted by IRS
August 24, 2013
The American Legion is raising concerns about also being a victim of IRS targeting, prompting a Republican senator to demand answers from the agency.
The veterans’ service group says it recently learned about a so-called IRS “audit manual” that requires American Legion posts to keep dates of service and member records or perhaps face a $1,000-a-day fine, according to The Daily Caller.
The concerns follow revelations this spring that the IRS flagged Tea Party groups for additional auditing when they were seeking tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012.
The additional American Legion auditing appears to be the jurisdiction of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division, which oversaw the Tea Party flagging under Director Lois Lerner, who is now on paid administrative leave after invoking her Fifth Amendment rights during a congressional hearing on the issue.
more right wing garbage as membership requirements were put in place 9/1/2005

"A veterans’ post or organization must meet the following requirements to be exempt under IRC §501(c)(19):

It must be organized in the United States or any of its possessions.

At least 75% of the organization's members are present or former members of the United States Armed Forces (veterans);

Of the remaining 25%, substantially all (90%) must be cadets who are students in a college or university R.O.T.C. program or at an Armed Services academy, or spouses, widows, widowers, ancestors, or lineal descendants of veterans or cadets; and

No more than 2.5% of the total membership may consist of individuals who are not veterans, cadets, spouses, widows, widowers, ancestors, or lineal descendants of veterans or cadets."

so if they want the tax exemption they have to show the veterans group is really mainly veterans.
that is the only change from 2005


Quakertown, PA

#52181 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
New Obama policy warns agents not to detain illegal immigrant parents
August 23, 2013
The Obama administration issued a new policy Friday that says immigration agents should try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children. The move adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport.
In a nine-page memo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents should use “prosecutorial discretion” to try to avoid detaining parents and, if parents are detained, agents should make sure they have the ability to visit with their children or participate in family court proceedings.
The move won praise from immigrant-rights groups who said it’s a step toward a less harsh detention policy. But a top Republican blasted the memo as another effort by the Obama administration to circumvent the law.
“President Obama has once again abused his authority and unilaterally refused to enforce our current immigration laws by directing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to stop removing broad categories of unlawful immigrants,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican.


"The indictment reads:

"Soon after `terminating' the unauthorized employees in April 2011, DFC began rehiring many of the same individuals under new identities.

"In many instances, DFC's managers affirmatively assisted the employees in procuring identification documents and other personal identifiers that belonged to third parties (e.g., supplying employees with names, social security cards and numbers, and/or driver's licenses that belonged to others) to facilitate the rehiring "

The indictment details several incidents where managers allegedly helped and/or approved of unauthorized employees using the identities of others to work, sometimes going so far as to procure false identities and create false documents.

In one case, two managers supposedly took a photo of a wannabe worker, "electronically sending the picture to a document vendor."

Shortly afterward, the vendor delivered a fake driver's license and fake Social Security Card to a manager's home. The manager and the worker then traveled to an unnamed "professional employer organization," where federal I-9 forms and other employment forms were filled out under the assumed name."

"Often there is evidence in these local cases pointing to possible culpability on the part of the employer. But Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigators have stated under oath that they do not investigate employers, only the workers, who are arrested whenever Sheriff Joe Arpaio does a worksite raid."

"The MCSO and Danny's Family Car Wash have significant ties. Danny's is a major sponsor of the MCSO Memorial Fund for fallen officers, and has done several charity carwashes for the organization over the years.

The Memorial Fund's website has a gallery of photos featuring Danny's workers, MCSO vehicles, and sheriff's office deputies participating in fundraisers. The site offers a "thank you" to a list of sponsors, with a logo for Danny's prominently displayed."

so the self proclaimed toughest sheriff does not want to investigate employers who break State laws.
particularly ones who run charity carwashes for his buddies.

Quakertown, PA

#52184 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Food stamp black market on the rise: SNAP-for-cash big business
August 19, 2013
The black market for food stamps — where recipients sell the federal vouchers for cash — has grown by 30 percent in recent years, the Agriculture Department said in a just-released study.
The findings were discovered after the feds initiated a “covert investigation” in stores, and compared the time periods of 2006-2008 with 2009-2011. The results: Sales of food stamps for cash have dramatically risen, Fox News reported.
In figures, sales of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program vouchers brought in $858 million in cash in the 2009-2011 period, compared to $330 million in the 2006-2008 time frame.
"Over the weekend, the 2nd most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress – and one of the largest subsidy recipients in Tennessee history – said Washington should not “steal” from taxpayers to support food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)– better known as food stamps.

At an appearance at a Holiday Inn in Memphis, Rep Fincher said:

The role of citizens, of Christians, of humanity is to take care of each other, but not for Washington to steal from those in the country and give to others in the country."

"USDA data collected in EWG’s 2013 farm subsidy database update -- going live tomorrow --shows that Fincher collected a staggering $3.48 million in “our” money from 1999 to 2012. In 2012 alone, the congressman was cut a government check for a $70,000 direct payment. Direct payments are issued automatically, regardless of need, and go predominantly to the largest, most profitable farm operations in the country.

Fincher’s $70,000 farm subsidy haul in 2012 dwarfs the average 2012 SNAP benefit in Tennessee of $1,586.40, and it is nearly double of Tennessee’s median household income. After voting to cut SNAP by more than $20 billion, Fincher joined his colleagues to support a proposal to expand crop insurance subsidies by $9 billion over the next 10 years.

Keep in mind that while SNAP benefits are restricted to families whose income is below specified limits, crop insurance subsidies have no such limitations. Some farmers annually receive more than $1 million each in premium support, and more than 10,000 annually collect more than $100,000 each in insurance subsidies. A typical family getting by on SNAP benefits can scarcely even imagine numbers like that.

When Fincher was running for office in the Tea Party-influenced 2010 election, Fincher told the Memphis Commercial Appeal on June 6, 2010:

Do we need farm program reform? Absolutely.

Now we know what he meant.




number one congressman.

"LaMalfa's family farm received $4.69 million of federal subsidies between 1995 and 2010, according to the Environmental Working Group, an organization that tallies federal farm aid."

"Stiglich said it's hypocritical for a fellow Republican to receive federal farm aid, especially because LaMalfa has billed himself as a leader in the fight against expensive government entitlement programs.

"When it meets his personal interest, it's not a big entitlement," Stiglich said."

when will the right wing demand means testing for farm welfare?

Quakertown, PA

#52186 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Audit finds bloated budget for green jobs training despite lack of open positions
August 03, 2013
A federal audit shows that nearly a half-billion dollars in government funds was spent on training workers for so-called “green jobs.” The only problem is that not enough positions in the growing industry exist.
The findings -- released in a June report by the Government Accountability Office -- showed that only 55 percent of those trained were able to place in a new job, many of which were not technically green jobs. The $501 million in funding came from the 2009 stimulus law. The report also uncovered that the Department of Labor created a framework that led grantees to broadly interpret the program’s definition to include any job “that could be linked, directly or indirectly, to a beneficial outcome” which led to the gap between training programs and available green industry jobs.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/03/au... #
and again you missed

"Sherrill adds that other factors contributed, such as the recession hitting around the same time as the grant program and trainees having to compete with unemployed, skilled tradesmen looking for new work.

The GAO suggests in the report that the Labor Department find ways to improve job training associated with emerging industries like green tech in the future.

Quakertown, PA

#52187 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Audit finds bloated budget for green jobs training despite lack of open positions
August 03, 2013
A federal audit shows that nearly a half-billion dollars in government funds was spent on training workers for so-called “green jobs.” The only problem is that not enough positions in the growing industry exist.
The findings -- released in a June report by the Government Accountability Office -- showed that only 55 percent of those trained were able to place in a new job, many of which were not technically green jobs. The $501 million in funding came from the 2009 stimulus law. The report also uncovered that the Department of Labor created a framework that led grantees to broadly interpret the program’s definition to include any job “that could be linked, directly or indirectly, to a beneficial outcome” which led to the gap between training programs and available green industry jobs.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/03/au... #
added bonus

author of the article.
for what it is worth


"Darren M Meade attempted to extort me in October 2011, his success in persuading Perry Chiaramonte to print fiction as fact is a testament to his criminal abilities to follow through with the threats when I did not pay the monies demanded of me.

Immediately after the defamatory article was published, Perry Chiaramonte was caught in an electronic sting operation communicating with Det. John B. Richter (Star No. 20768), of the Chicago Police Dept. Richter is the brother of Tracey, my ex-wife who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for Murder in the First Degree.(Details in video)"

why does Fox hire such people?
then again Fox often reports fiction as fact.
I Had A Dream

West Mifflin, PA

#52188 Aug 25, 2013
March on Washington: The day that changed history
Readers share their experiences at the March on Washington 50 years ago

FREEdom! FREEdom! FREEdom!

On a humid August day 50 years ago, they all felt a tug to go.

Whether because of disgust over the police treatment of peaceful demonstrators in the South or a sense of moral obligation or civic duty, many left small children with relatives and boarded buses or crammed in cars to head to Washington, D.C., for what would become one of the most important gatherings in history. They didn't know if they'd face violence or arrests on the Washington Mall, but they had to be there. All say the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom touched their lives in a special way and in some cases influenced their careers or actions in years to come.

On Aug. 28, 1963, I marched on Washington responding to Dr. King's call for support of the civil rights movement. I was a 35-year-old minister of the United Church of Christ in East Hartford, Conn., and had met Dr. King the previous spring at a clergy gathering in Hartford.

I knew I had to go to Washington. I found my way to the Washington Monument and fell in line for the march. It was a very warm late summer day as I walked arm-in-arm with a rabbi and a Catholic nun. About halfway along the mall, near the reflecting pool, I heard my name being called from behind. Looking back I saw my cousin John from Ithaca, N.Y., bounding toward me. We embraced enthusiastically.

I asked him what moved him to come. "I had seen enough dogs attacking people and police shooting water cannons in Alabama," he replied.

We stopped for lunch by the reflecting pool. Sharing my "brown bag" with John, we sat on the grass listening to Dr. King's speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps. I saw Dr. King again at the Montgomery airport in Alabama some weeks later.

Our group from Hartford were en route to Selma, Ala., over 100 of us. Dr. King greeted us and thanked us for coming as he left for a speaking engagement.
B Clinton

West Mifflin, PA

#52191 Aug 25, 2013
Obama has never had lower numbers than Bush...LOL

Bush's Final Approval Rating: 22 Percent

President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent.

Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job as president over the last eight years.

Mr. Bush's final approval rating is the lowest final rating for an outgoing president since Gallup began asking about presidential approval more than 70 years ago.

take a peek here:


your turn........LMAO!

Quakertown, PA

#52192 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
DoD Training Manual:‘Extremist’ Founding Fathers ‘Would Not Be Welcome In Today’s Military’
August 24, 2013
Manual lists people concerned with “individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place” as potential extremists
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch recently obtained a Department of Defense training manual which lists people who embrace “individual liberties” and honor “states’ rights,” among other characteristics, as potential “extremists” who are likely to be members of “hate groups.”
Marked “for training purposes only,” the documents, obtained Thursday through a Freedom of Information Act request submitted in April, include PowerPoint slides and lesson plans, among which is a January 2013 Air Force “student guide” distributed by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute simply entitled “Extremism.”...
“Nowadays,” the manual explains,“instead of dressing in sheets or publicly espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
"Though he remained skeptical of some of the most extreme ideas being bandied around, he liked talking to people there about the United Nations, the federal government and possible threats to American liberty."

" He began to sell ATF hats riddled with bullet holes and a flare gun, which, he said, could shoot down an "ATF helicopter."

he " was wearing a T-shirt at that time with a picture of Abraham Lincoln and the motto: sic semper tyrannis ('Thus always to tyrants'), the state motto of Virginia and also the words shouted by John Wilkes Booth after he shot Lincoln.[54] On the back, it had a tree with a picture of three blood droplets and the Thomas Jefferson quote, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

"On April 19, 1995, McVeigh drove the truck to the front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building just as its offices opened for the day. Before arriving, he stopped to light a two minute fuse. At 09:02, a large explosion destroyed the north half of the building. The explosion killed 168 people, including 19 children in the day care center on the second floor, and injured 450 others"


Quakertown, PA

#52193 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Sunday, August 25, 2013
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

"A Fordham University study by Dr. Costas Panagopoulos compared pre-election polling with the results from election day. The study ranked Rasmussen Reports 24th out of 28 polls in accuracy, one slot above Gallup.[51]
An analysis by Nate Silver on FiveThirtyEight, ranked Rasmussen 20th out of 23 pollsters for accuracy in the 2012 elections with an average error of 4.2 points.[52]
After the election, James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "Some conservative media outlets used the Rasmussen polling to prop up a narrative in the final days of the campaign that Romney had momentum and a good chance of winning the White House."

and from

"Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel."


"Scott Rasmussen no longer works for the polling company that he founded, Rasmussen Reports said in a statement on Thursday. No longer content with putting out polls that critics like Nate Silver have analyzed as consistently right-leaning, Scott Rasmussen will move into Republican punditry at his new Rasmussen Media Group. That means that the man whose polls were once used to support conservative punditry will now do the punditry himself."

"Rasmussen has long claimed to be an independent. But he wrote a book on self-governance, popular among conservatives, and was a guest on a cruise sponsored by The National Review. In 2010, Jonathan Chait called Rasmussen "a right-wing celebrity" in The New Republic. FiveThirtyEight blogger and statistics star Nate Silver found Rasmussen's polls erred in favor of Republicans both in 2010 and in the presidential election of 2012"

"Rasmussen's polls were sometimes valuable to conservative pundits, who could point to them as hard evidence that a bit of conventional wisdom favoring liberals was wrong — that, for example, despite most polls to the contrary, Romney was really winning."


so a republican leaning polling site(over several years)
claims to have the pulse of the people by an online survey and landlines with 500 responses.

Lehighton, PA

#52197 Aug 25, 2013
When Bammy leaves the office he has disgraced, we will all be able to say, "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last." LOL
Michelle O

West Mifflin, PA

#52198 Aug 25, 2013
Snuffy wrote:
When Bammy leaves the office he has disgraced, we will all be able to say, "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last." LOL
When Bush left office he had a 22% approval rating !!!!!
The worst in the 70 years when they starting tracking approval ratings.
When you get that low might as well crawl under a rock ! LMAO!

Quakertown, PA

#52199 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Obama's Approval Rating 'Summer Swoon' Strikes Again
“President Barack Obama's job approval rating has shown a pattern of decline over the course of the summer months during his presidency. From June through August, his approval rating shows a noticeable dip each month, resulting in an average approval rating below 46% in August, the worst he has averaged in any month of the year..."
Obama's predecessors in the Oval Office, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, did not suffer the same month-to-month drop in approval rating through the summer months that Obama has.
and as usual you forgot.

"One possibility is the president is a bit less active in the summer months with Congress out of session for most of August and around the summer holidays. And presidents typically go on vacation themselves during the summer. Also, Americans may pay less attention to the news and what the president is doing during the summer and may be somewhat more reluctant to say they approve without that information."

"In fact, for both Bush and Clinton, their lowest approval averages by month were for June, July, and August."

so tis the season not the person.

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#52200 Aug 25, 2013
Hey sniffy, when president Obama leaves office it won't be on tea bag terms, huh racial hating mini dumb ass? President Mrs Clinton is next. She will make tea bags very angry again, but at least Mrs Clinton vis white, dumb ass

Quakertown, PA

#52201 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Obama in August: 47% Approve, 50% Disapprove
Our new Zogby Analytics poll is out and President Barack Obama’s approval ratings are unchanged from the our poll in July . But while the national sample of 937 likely voters shows the same 47% rating, the President’s disapproval rating is now at 50%(3 points worse than last month).
Still, a paltry 33% say that the country is headed in the right direction and the President’s problem is that he only captures the support of 46% of these “right track” voters.
Mr. Obama’s approval is down a few points among Democrats (82%) and down substantially among liberals (74%), Hispanics (65%), and young people (51%). He is now below 50% among both men (48%) and women (46%). His numbers on election day of last year were much better among these groups and others. For example, among African Americans the President’s approval rating is 83%— but he won with 91% support.
The President actually did well last November among independent voters, but today he is garnering only 34% of their support.
and again as usual you miss.

"If this is a “bottoming out” phenomenon , he is not in such bad shape. As I have said numerous times, 47% is nowhere near where very unpopular presidents have been"

"Mr. Obama’s 54% approval is solid. And he remains strong among the formerly conservative voters who are NASCAR fans (55%) and Weekly Wal-Mart Shoppers (51%). He also gets majority support from the Creative Class (52%).

" I think that this Fighting Obama is the one we will see after Labor Day. And that Obama is the one who wins."

Quakertown, PA

#52202 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan
and as usual you missed.

"I'm not opposed to SWAT teams. When used properly -- to defuse an already violent situation, where lives are at risk -- they perform marvelously. I am opposed to using them to raid organic farms in response to nuisance violations, or to storm animal shelters to kill baby deer. Or, more to the point, to serve search warrants on people suspected of consensual drug crimes, the reason for the vast majority of the 100+ SWAT raids conducted each day in America."

so talk to the SWAT team commanders.
and the police chief.

then you have

"Here's Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, explaining how he will instruct his officers to ignore the state's gun laws:

“My message to my troops is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we’ll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it.”

so lets see.


"Inside the white minivan, a 16-year-old boy named Joseph Kane remained in the passenger seat, while his father, Jerry, age 45, stood in front of the police SUV and argued with the officers. There was a tussle, and Jerry Kane pushed Officer Evans into a roadside ditch. The boy quickly emerged from the minivan with a loaded AK-47 and aimed at Evans. The officer put one hand on his pistol, and held the other up to the boy as if to signal "Stop." The boy shot Evans several times and turned his attention to Paudert, who took cover behind the police vehicle.

A package delivery man, exiting the highway at Marker 275, stopped his truck to witness the horrific scene. He called 911, and the alert went out: "Officer down!"

While Paudert was able to fire his pistol seven times, he was outgunned and the police vehicle offered little protection from Joe Kane's assault rifle. The boy chased Paudert around the police SUV, shooting him several times in the back of the head before returning to Evans in the ditch. There, he fired again. The Kanes then rushed to the minivan and pulled away, while Joe continued to shoot at the downed officers.

Another alert went out: "Two officers down!"

According to a preliminary investigation report, Brandon Paudert was struck 11 times and died at the scene; Evans was hit by 14 rounds and died at the hospital."

so if those two fallen officers had seen a gun and
"we’ll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it.”

they would have went home to their families rather than the morgue.


"But based on the available evidence, a reasonable estimate of hard-core sovereign believers today would be 100,000, with another 200,000 just starting out by testing sovereign techniques for resisting everything from speeding tickets to drug charges, for a total of 300,000."

now will all of the 100,000 hard core go to their guns?
probably not.
so a cop car with an assault rifle might not be overkill.
B Clinton

West Mifflin, PA

#52204 Aug 25, 2013
the republicans voted to fund the NSA, including Paul Ryan ( past VP running mate ) and John Boehner ( former speaker of the house ).........why didnt the republicans stick together and vote down the funding for the NSA?
Tea bags are caving in to the power of obama !
total vote 217-205 to fund the NSA..........why didnt the tea baggers stcik together???? HAAAAA!!!!!
Obama rules !

Quakertown, PA

#52205 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
NSA abuses contradict Obama and congressional claims of oversight
August 16, 2013
Since the public learned in June about sweeping National Security Agency programs, government officials from President Obama on down have insisted the nation's surveillance programs are subject to layers of oversight.
"I am comfortable that the program currently is not being abused," Mr. Obama said in a press conference last week, when he announced new efforts at increasing transparency. "Part of the reason they're not abused is because these checks are in place."
However, the latest revelation that the NSA violated privacy rules thousands of times, as documented in an internal report -- an internal report withheld from at least one leader in Congress responsible for oversight -- proves the president and several others in Washington were wrong. The NSA broke privacy rules more than 2,700 times within just one year, according to a May 2012 internal NSA report that was leaked to the Washington Post, along with other secret documents.
partly better.

"documented in an internal report -- an internal report withheld from at least one leader in Congress responsible for oversight"

and probably withheld from anyone outside of the NSA.

but as usual you missed.

"That said, he added, "Congress has not been given enough flak" for failing at its oversight duties.

"The congressional intelligence committees have not provided the oversight they were originally intended to," he said, suggesting that the House and Senate Judiciary Committees launch an investigation or that an independent committee like the 9/11 Commission investigate surveillance activities."

""The FISC is forced to rely upon the accuracy of the information that is provided to the Court," U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, chief of the FISC, said in a written statement to the Post."


"In January 2008, the NSA appeared to have mistakenly collected data on numerous phone calls from the Washington area code 202, thinking they were foreign phone calls from Egypt, whose country code is 20"

so Congress can fix the mess.

Quakertown, PA

#52208 Aug 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Local governments cutting hours over Obamacare costs
August 22
Many cash-strapped cities and counties facing the prospect of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new health-care costs under the Affordable Care Act are opting instead to reduce the number of hours their part-time employees work.
The decisions to cut employee hours come 16 months before employers — including state and local governments — will be required to offer health-care coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours a week. Some local officials said the cuts are happening now either because of labor contracts that must be negotiated in advance, or because the local governments worry that employees who work at least 30 hours in the months leading up to the January 2015 implementation date would need to be included in their health-care plans.
and as usual you missed.

"Other supporters of the law suggested the cuts could actually cost counties and cities more money than if they simply paid for part-time workers’ health-care costs.
“There are some costs of doing business where it really does cost you more money to have multiple people on the job,” said Gary Burtless, a senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution."

"“I don’t think this is going to be a big direct-cost burden for counties and municipalities,” Burtless added."



"They could try to hire more part-time workers and achieve the coverage they need that way, though it's hard to attract people to a 24 hour a week job with no benefits.

"And while some of their drivers are retirees and don't rely on the income, there are some that do. And those drivers might head for greener pastures.

Anna Simo is the Executive Director for the agency.

"There's a lot of competition right now with the oil and gas industry, and they're paying better wages than we are. You know, and now we're cutting the hours," she says.

Another possibility would be to make a small number of workers full time with benefits, but then you have less drivers to work with total."

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