Tuesday, August 6, 2013

BOMBSHELL REPORT: Valerie Jarrett Gave the Orders on 9/11/2012 and Blocked Rescue in Benghazi

Doug Ross Journal ^ | Doug Ross

Valerie Jarrett, Commander in Chief

Confidential sources close to Conservative Report have confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was the key decision-maker for the administration, the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/2012.

The chronology of the evening of 9/11 are as follows:

At approximately 5 PM Washington time, reports came in through secure-channels that Special Mission Benghazi was under attack. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey summoned the President,and briefed him on the crisis, face to face.
Subsequent to that brief meeting, President Obama proceeded to the White House to dine in his living quarters.
(Excerpt) Read more at directorblue.blogspot.com ...

Congress Exempts Itself From the Law

Creators Syndicate ^ | August 7, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey

Members of Congress are brazenly insisting the laws they pass apply to everyone but themselves.

Republicans and Democrats, who can agree on almost nothing else, are planning to exempt themselves and their staff from Sect. 1312 (d) of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to get their health insurance on the newly created insurance exchanges and pay the same premiums the public will have to pay...
Currently, members of Congress and their staff are covered by plans they chose through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program, with taxpayers picking up 75 percent of the tab. The thinking behind the new requirement is that what's good enough for the public ought to be good enough for Congress.
Sadly, Washington lawmakers don't agree. They claim that despite their generous salaries (members earn $174,000), they can't afford Obamacare premiums. What the government deems "affordable" for the rest of us isn't affordable for them.
For example, in New York City, a family of three with a household income of $80,000 will be required to pay a whopping $12,784 for the second cheapest silver plan with a $3,000 deductible. This family won't be eligible for a tax credit. Washington says $12,784 is "affordable" for them. But not for a member of Congress with more than double that income. Under the scheme the lawmakers are pushing, they would have to pay only $3,193 for the same plan.
Nothing in the Affordable Care Act allows this break for members of Congress and their staff. But for weeks, lawmakers from both parties — who can agree on nothing else — have been conspiring to weasel out of paying what the public has to pay.
(Excerpt) Read more at creators.com ...

If We Probed Benghazi, We Wouldn’t Have to Close Embassies ‘Like Big Cowards’

PJ Tatler ^ | August 6, 2013 | Bridget Johnson

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said that without getting to the bottom of what happened at the Benghazi consulate, the administration feels like it has to close embassies in the face of a threat “like a bunch of cowards.”
“This administration’s idea that you can go give a pretty speech and apologize really well and then everybody will love you, which it has not happened. We’ve lost credibility in Muslim nations under this president,” Gohmert said this morning on Fox.
“If you don’t get to the bottom of why our security was breached in Benghazi, just like we never got to the bottom of why the embassies were bombed under President Clinton, then you have to close your embassies like a bunch of cowards,” he said. …
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Wendy Davis: 'I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case' (LIAR, LIAR)

Texas state senator says women who support limit on late-term abortion 'don't really understand' the issue.

The painstaking effort to recover millions of burned military service records!

Stars & Stripes ^ | August 5, 2013 | Wyatt Olson

Forty years ago this summer, firefighters in St. Louis arrived on the scene of what would become an archive catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history — a disaster that to this day is affecting military veterans and their families.
Minutes after an alarm sounded on July 12, 1973, the firefighters reached the National Personnel Records Center, which held millions of official military files spanning the 20th century. They reached the burning sixth floor, but after a couple of hours had to withdraw because of the flames and heat. The inferno burned out of control for 22 hours, and it took two days before fire officials could even re-enter the building. The smoke was so thick and harsh that residents living in the area had to remain indoors for days. After 4½ days — and millions of gallons of water poured into the building — the fire department declared the fire extinguished.
The calamity ultimately destroyed the records of about 18 million veterans, including roughly 80 percent for Army personnel discharged between 1912 and 1960 and 75 percent of Air Force personnel discharged between 1947 and 1964.
The documents had never been microfilmed, nor did any duplicates exist. No cause of fire was ever determined.
(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...

Wendy Davis: Abortion Is 'Sacred Ground,' Should Have No Restrictions; May Run for Governor!

Christian Post ^ | 08/06/2013 | Napp Nazworth

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who gained national attention after filibustering a ban on abortions at 20-weeks, said that abortion is "sacred ground," and there should be no restrictions at all placed upon it. She also said she is considering running for governor of Texas.
"I'll seek common ground – we all must – but sometimes you have to take a stand on sacred ground," Davis said at a Monday press conference, according to Politico.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has similarly called the right to an abortion "sacred ground."
When asked to name which legal limits on abortion she would support, Davis would not name any.
"You know, the Supreme Court has made that decision," she answered. "And, it's one of the protected liberties under our Constitution, and I respect the constitutional protections that are in place today whether it be for this purpose or whether it be for other protected purposes in the Constitution. I don't think we can pick and choose."
LifeNews.com founder Steven Ertelt noted the irony when Davis said she was speaking out "for those who cannot speak for themselves."
Davis became a national celebrity when she filibustered a bill in the Texas legislature to ban abortions after the fetus is 20-weeks old. She was successful at killing that bill in a special session, but the bill was passed in a second special session and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry.
Though Davis claims to speak for the rights of women, polls show, The Washington Post recently pointed out, that a majority of women, even more than men, support the 20-week ban.
Davis received a flood of media attention after her filibuster. She appeared on a host of national talk shows in which she complained that Republicans pushing for the 20-week ban were only doing so to get national attention. Since that time she has traveled to Washington, D.C., to fund raise and to appear Monday at the National Press Club luncheon.
When asked if she is considering running for governor, Davis answered, "I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices, either my state senate seat or the governor."

The Rabbit Hole

Army Silent on Cost of Helicopter Rides for Accused Fort Hood Shooter

NBC 5 - Dallas'Fort Worth ^ | 8/6/2013

Almost every day, two Army helicopters land at the Bell County Jail to pick up the man known as the “inmate of high value."
Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who's accused of gunning down dozens of fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, is that inmate.
The Army helicopters carry Hasan about 20 miles into Fort Hood so he can work on his legal defense.
Since there is no jail at the Army post, Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange houses Hasan at the Bell County Jail under a special Army contract in a special room the Army equipped to accommodate Hasan’s injuries suffered when he was shot by police officers responding to the attack.
“Every time Mr. Hasan is moved to Fort Hood we incur additional security costs at our facility,” said Lange.
Records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show the Army pays Bell County roughly $15,000 a month to keep Hasan at their jail. Lange said the money does not cover the cost of security for the helicopter rides, which now require the sheriff’s department to go on lockdown twice a day to secure the perimeter.
When the choppers land, Lange said he needs to deploy snipers because Hasan is such a security risk.
Lange estimates the helicopter rides cost his department $800 per landing, twice a day, and Bell County taxpayers are footing the bill.
Lange added that the $1,600 figure didn’t include the cost of the flight crew or fuel.
“I don't have any idea what that would be, but it's astronomical,” Lange said. “We are losing money every day he is in our facility.”
NBC 5 Investigates filed a Freedom of Information Act request in February asking for Army records detailing Hasan's transportation expenses, but nearly six months later the Army has not provided the documents and will not say how much the rides cost or answer any questions about the helicopter rides citing security concerns as the reason.
There's no doubt Hasan is a security risk. Law enforcement officials said there have been threats against Hasan as well as threats made by his supporters. With threats from both sides, it’s easy to wonder why the Army would move him so frequently.
When asked why Hasan is moved so frequently, Lange smiled and said he wasn’t qualified to answer that question. The Army said the jail doesn't have the right facilities for him to prepare his defense, especially now that he's representing himself.
Hasan's trial is set to begin Tuesday after more than three years of delays, including arguments over whether he could grow a beard – which a military judge allowed in spite of military rules.
The sheriff and other local police departments said they were happy to do their part when Hasan was arrested, they just never imagined it would go on this long.
“I don't think anybody had any idea this thing would drag out for three and a half years,” said Gene Ellis, Chief of the Belton Police Department.
Belton’s officers help with security, especially when the choppers can't fly and a motorcade brings Hasan through town.
Ellis said the cost to his department has been significant, but the delays are far worse for the victim's families.
“The inconvenience we have is nothing compared to their frustration levels,” Ellis said.
“It makes no sense to me and I believe most Americans would feel the same way,” said Howard Berry, whose son Staff Sgt. Josh Berry suffered years of post-traumatic stress after surviving the Fort Hood shooting before taking his own life on Feb. 13, 2013.
“He was tormented yeah. That's a good word. He was very tormented. He was just tortured and wherever he went he couldn't find a safe place because the Army was his safe place,” said Berry.
Berry said his son was constantly frustrated by the fact that Hasan had not been put on trial after more than three years of legal delays. Meanwhile the Army declined to call the shooting an act of terrorism denying the victims additional benefits and medals awarded to other soldiers wounded in attacks overseas.
“He felt there were considerations that were being given the shooter that weren't being given the victims and he couldn't understand. He said, ‘When a soldier gets injured on a battlefield, you take care of them,’ and he felt it just wasn't the case,” said Berry.
Other victims told NBC 5 they feel the same way.
“All of the provisions that’s been made for [Hasan], the same courtesy wasn't extended to the victims nor the families of the fallen,” said Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who is blind in one eye after the attack on Fort Hood.
Even members of Congress are frustrated with the toll three years of delays have taken on the families.
“They've had to live day in day out re-living this event and not being able to bring this to closure. So the delay is just really incomprehensible,” said Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
Meanwhile, as NBC 5 Investigates first reported, Hasan continues to receive his full Army salary that totals more than $278,000 over the three years since the shooting.
Records show Bell County must provide a private guard for Hasan at least 12 hours a day.
So far, the cost of jailing him totals nearly $600,000, not including the helicopter rides.
For Howard Berry it's another wound in a painful process as he fights for the recognition he believes his son and the other victims deserve.
“It makes me sick. It makes me ashamed,” said Berry. "I told him [his son] I still had his back and I still do. I still do.”
When the trial starts this week the costs will climb even higher as local police provide security for jurors and witnesses for a trial that could last two or three months.
Meanwhile, in July, three congressmen introduced legislation that would strip Hasan's salary and prevent the Army from paying other soldiers accused of serious crimes.

Pennsylvania Meeting Shooter an Obama Supporter, Left-Winger

Pundit Press ^ | 8/6/2013

Some weird, decidedly left-wing politics were espoused by Ross Township, PA shooter Rockne Newell. Newell killed three before being shot by his own gun. His facebook profile paints the picture of a left-wing ideologue. He ranted about environmental issues an voted
for Barack Obama

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.com ...

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U.S. may be sitting on a gold mine in rare earth elements

Catholic Online ^ | July 22, 2013

Early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea what riches would be found alongside in the piles of dirt and rocks. There's a new rush in the United States to find key components of cell phones, televisions, weapons systems, wind turbines, MRI machines and the regenerative brakes in hybrid cars and old mine tailings. These byproducts could very well contain minerals the periodic table calls rare earth elements.
"Uncle Sam could be sitting on a gold mine," Larry Meinert, director of the mineral resource program for the U.S. Geological Survey says.
Both the USGS and Department of Energy are on a nationwide scramble for deposits of the elements that make magnets lighter, bring balanced hues to fluorescent lighting and color to the touch screens of Smartphones. To do so would break the monopoly the Chinese has one these supplies.
Researchers discovered critical elements could be in plain sight in piles of rubble usually dismissed as worthless junk, in an example of one era's junk becoming this era's treasure.
"Those were almost never analyzed for anything other than what they were mining for," Meinert said. "If they turn out to be valuable that is a win-win on several fronts - getting us off our dependence on China and having a resource we didn't know about."
Fifteen rare earth elements were discovered after the gold rush died down. Demand for these elements only increased over the past 10 years as electronic devices became smaller and more sophisticated.....
(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...

Dempsey’s Bombshell: No US Attack on Iran, Ever (what a turd!)

INN ^ | Tuesday, August 06, 2013 8:32 AM | Mark Langfan

On 19 July 2013, Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered an unclassified letter to Senator Carl Levin concerning the risks of US military intervention in Syria. While the letter is was ostensibly delivered to the Senate, it actually delivered the equivalent to ten American thermonuclear bombs hitting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem simultaneously.

While the letter was supposedly written by Dempsey, it was surely approved and intensely vetted by President Obama himself. So while the letter had Dempsey’s signature, it was Obama’s policy. The Dempsey/Obama letter outlined all the catastrophic effects which would occur if the US militarily intervened in Syria to defeat Assad.

However, Obama’s real addressee was not Sen. Levin, but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Obama’s real message: Bibi, forget about an American attack on Iran.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...

GM offers big price cut on Chevy Volt (the future car for Obama)

  @CRrileyCNN August 6, 2013: 6:32 AM ET

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Chevy has announced a $5,000 price cut on the 2014 Volt.

General Motors announced Tuesday that it will knock $5,000 off the sticker price of a new Chevy Volt, making it the latest electric car to be steeply discounted as automakers battle for buyers.

Customers will be able to get the discount on 2014 Volts, reducing the car's starting price from $40,000 to $35,000. Government tax rebates can bring the price down as low as $27,495, GM says.
Pricing and incentives on electric cars have been getting more aggressive recently as automakers try to improve sales.
GM (GMFortune 500) has already offered steep rebates on the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Volt. In similar fashion, Nissan and Honda have offered aggressive discounts on their Leaf and Fit EV electric cars.
"We have made great strides in reducing costs as we gain experience with electric vehicles and their components," said Don Johnson, a vice president at Chevrolet. "The 2014 Volt will offer the same impressive list of features, but for $5,000 less."
GM CEO: Volt will be profitable
While automakers often lose money on electric cars, they are nevertheless an important part of the business. California -- the largest auto market in the United States -- requires car makers to sell a certain number of plug-in cars if they wish to do business there.
Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, said that GM is likely to follow the price cut with a more aggressive leasing program that will appeal to a wider consumer base.
"Chevrolet has quickly discovered that when price savings at the pump and ultimately value are your key selling points, a $40,000 cost of entry makes for a difficult hurdle to overcome for most budget conscious consumers," Gutierrez said.
Even with the built-in tax breaks for eligible buyers, electric vehicles have struggled to gain market share. No more than a few thousand Volts are sold each month in the U.S., a tiny fraction of overall auto sales.
According to Kelly Blue Book, GM has sold only 11,643 Volts so far this year. In 2012, GM sold 23,461 of the cars.
Nissan's Leaf, which had consistently trailed the Volt in U.S. sales until March this year, has since pulled ahead thanks to the introduction of a $199 a month lease and increased production at its plant in Tennessee. Leaf sales totaled 11,703 through July, according to tracker Autodata.
Limited range is one of the most common consumer complaints when it comes to electric cars. The Volt is a plug-in model that can go about 40 miles on a charge, but also has a gasoline engine to provide power for longer drives.
-- CNNMoney's Chris Isidore contributed reporting. To top of page

U.S. tells citizens in Yemen to leave immediately [Obama said Al Qaeda is on the run!]

Reuters ^ | 8/6/13 | Mohammed Ghobari

The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave immediately and ordered the evacuation of non-essential U.S. government staff because of the threat of terrorist attacks.
The State Department announcement was the latest warning since Washington issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday that prompted the closure of several Western embassies in Yemen and U.S. missions across the Middle East and Africa.
Based on intelligence including intercepted communication between al Qaeda leaders, Washington has warned of possible attacks in the region.
Some officials pinpointed Yemen, home to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the most active affiliates of the network established by Osama bin Laden and where the United States uses drones to hunt militants.
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Jimmy Carter's ghost stalks Obama White House

FOXNews.com ^ | 8/5/2013 | Liz Peek

Vague terrorist threats shutting down nineteen of our embassies, Russian strongman Putin thumbing his nose at President Obama, Iran jerking our chain – the U.S. hasn’t looked this cowardly on the world stage since the Jimmy Carter administration.
Here at home, too, we’ve gone back to the Carter future; unemployment is high, Keynesian economics are all the rage, our professorial president is increasingly whiny and ineffectual; all that’s missing is a cardigan sweater and that infernal violin.
Our recent contre-temps with Russia is a throw-back to the weak-kneed Carter era. President Vladimir Putin has granted temporary asylum to NSA leaker and fugitive Edward Snowden, despite frantic efforts by the White House to take the traitor into custody.
Mr. Obama is said to be livid; after all, he has pursued a chummy relationship with Putin for years.
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