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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, November 15, 2014

100 YEARS AGO: Last Caliph Publicly Calls for War Against Infidels

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"No-go" Zones. Ruled By The Religion of Peace. Places Where Even the Police are Scared to Go.

Because We All Know How Much Police Hate Peace.

From MRC TV 

'Sharia Patrols' Harassing Citizens in London, Belgium, Sweden

By Barbara Boland

“Ultimately I want to see every single woman in this country covered from head-to-toe; I want to see the hand of the thief cut; I want to see adulterers stoned; I want to see Sharia in Europe, and I want to see it in America as well,” says "Sharia Patrol" member Abu Rumaysah in an eye-opening interview with CBS correspondent Clarissa Ward.

The streets of London are an “alternate reality” at night, says CBS correspondent Clarissa Ward: Western women are abused, men who dare to drink alcohol or gamble are harassed by Sharia patrols.

“You may not dress like that in Muslim area!” the Sharia patrols shout, calling a woman in a short skirt “a prostitute.”

“You’re dirty, mate! You’re gay, mate! You need to get out of here,” the patrols shout at another man they call a “fag” and assume is gay.

When Ward interviews Rumaysah, one has a glimpse into the mindset of those enforcing Sharia, and it is frightening:

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Arming rebels in the middle east? THIS TIME there will be no excuses

After 1979, as detailed in George Crile’s, Charlie Wilson’s War, and Steve Coll’s incredible Ghost Wars the USA’s program to defeat the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan involved arming what turned out much later to be the Northern Alliance, lead by Shah Massoud, but Pakistan under Zia ul Haq, for allowing transport of ‘stuff’ also took 50% of CIA ‘aid’, and it went to their creation, the Taliban.
Whether or not we were naive, I cannot tell you. But I PERSONALLY remember a clip I wish I could find, in an interview by Barbara Walters of Zia. He asked POINT BLANK of Ms Walters with a rather self assured smirk - what on earth made her sure that democracy was the final and best form of government for mankind? This was in the 80’s. Did we UNDERSTAND what he was really saying? Zia famously did not drink, etc, and we can all see today his behavior was in line with orthodox and threatening sharia.
This then laid a major part of the foundation for today’s chaos.
Now THIS from the Washington Post.

U.S. weighs expanded CIA training, arming of Syrian allies struggling against Assad

The Obama administration has been weighing plans to escalate the CIA’s role in arming and training fighters in Syria, a move aimed at accelerating covert U.S. support to moderate rebel factions while the Pentagon is preparing to establish its own training bases, U.S. officials said.
The proposed CIA buildup would expand a clandestine mission that has grown substantially over the past year, U.S. officials said. The agency now vets and trains about 400 fighters each month — as many as are expected to be trained by the Pentagon when its program reaches full strength late next year.
The prospect of expanding the CIA program was on the agenda of a meeting of senior national security officials at the White House last week. A White House spokesman declined to comment on the meeting or to address whether officials had reached a decision on the matter.“We need a little more urgency in helping the moderates, and the agency was viewed as the best way to get that going fast,” said a senior U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the Syria debate.
In the last six years one of the VERY few ideas of B Obama I have agreed with is that IF there were a bunch of high school history teachers and pharmacists prepared to destroy Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, ISIS and Assad and then in victorious splendor administer a middle east Bill of Rights they existed only in the mind of delusional people in the CIA and State Dept, whose tortuous logic placed them 5 sd’s from reality.
This REMAINS the fact. Any arms, or training we give will be to Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, and ISIS directly or inadvertently, or to dead or future captured men who will fight with Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, and ISIS.
There are NO MODERATES we can train who have the SLIGHTEST possibility of succeeding (without the USMC, and 3rd and 4th ID’s)
The people of the middle east do NOT WANT moderate govt.
So unless the plan is to install our own gentler and kinder Assad, there is only ONE possible response to the news that such a plan is under consideration or actually being carried out.


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Lawlessness At The Top

Welcome to AmeriKa:

Barack Hussein Obama has a pen and a phone. Furthermore, he knows that he is not going to be impeached. He is ruling with impunity.

WE THE PEOPLE and Barack Hussein Obama don't have the same definition of "the public good," and he really does hold all the cards — never mind the results of the 2014 Elections and the parameters of the United States Constitution.

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The Daily Caller

CNN Warns America: You Are About To Hear The NATIONAL ANTHEM
Posted By Eric Owens On 9:19 AM 11/14/2014

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CNN, which bills itself as “The Most Trusted Name in News,” sure knows how to put a weird damper on a perfectly heartwarming, patriotic and downright tearjerker story during the week of Veterans Day.
The video story is entitled “Sailor mom surprises daughter at school.” It first appeared on CNN on Thursday — on loan from an Indianapolis Fox affiliate.
Prior to CNN’s presentation of the video (just after the mandatory commercial), a warning message appeared for several seconds in bold font atop a two-tone black background.
“Please be advised you are about to hear an excerpt of the national anthem,” the warning declared.
Got that? Brace yourselves, America, because a snippet of the song expressing America’s patriotic soul is about to hit your tender ears.
The video itself includes kids singing and waving American flags. There are old, proud veterans. There are hand over hearts. At the end, there are well-deserved tears. You’ll probably blubber right along with mother and daughter — though CNN provides no crying warning.
The warning was the result of a mistake by an employee, a CNN spokesman told The Daily Caller. It stemmed from the employee’s unfortunate interpretation of a company policy which, respectfully, only allows “The Star-Spangled Banner” to be played in its glorious entirety.
Thus, the warning wasn’t about the substance of the national anthem. It was about the fact that the video contained only part of the song.
“The graphic was included in error and has been removed,” the CNN spokesman said. “The video remains on the site.”
Less than two hours after TheDC contacted CNN, the pre-video warning message about the national anthem snippet had disappeared.


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Ebola Roundup

TwinCitiesDailyPlanet: Video: Rally at Minnesota state capitol urges nurses to file OSHA complaints over Ebola unpreparedness 11/14/2014
CommunityCommon: IRS Announces Tax guidance related to Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone 11/14/2014 3:33PM
Guardian: David Cameron presses for indemnities to speed Ebola vaccinations11/14/2014
CBSDFW: Dallas County Health Monitoring Traveler for Ebola 11/14/2014 4:28PM
EdmontonJournal: Recently appointed top federal doctor supports Ebol visa policyOttawa 11/14/2014 3:19PM
Reuters: Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave
CJAD: Alberta health officer pans quarantines for healthy people from Ebola countries 11/14/2014
WSB-TV Atlanta: Georgia monitoring 100 travelers from West Africa for Ebola symptoms 11/14/2014
WCAX: Emails reveal panic over Vermonter's return from West Africa 11/14/2014 6:16PM

BusinessJournals: New CA Ebola Mandate, inspired by NNU's appeal to Gov. Brown, sets national model for highest protections, say RN's 11/14/2014
KVUE: Pentagon to mobilize reserve soldiers for Ebola duty 11/24/2014
KPHO/CBS5: CDC releases new reports on Ebola cases in Liberia and the US11/14/2014

France24: Two more suspected Ebola deaths in Mali 11/14/2014 BAMAKO (AFP) -
Two people who died after exposure to the body of a Muslim cleric killed by Ebola in Mali were "highly suspected" of having contracted the virus, a government official said Friday.

NBC SanDiego: 10th Ebola patient (Dr. Martin Salia )
headed to US for treatment
MilitaryTimes: Reserve, guard on deck for Ebola deployment 11/14/2014 5:30PMDuring a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on Thursday, Army leadership told family members that the units now in West Africa could stay there up to a year.
MilitaryNews: Leaders not sure if troops on Ebola deployments will receive R&R`11/14/2014


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Ace of Spades:

Oh Boy: In Jon Gruber's Newest (Sixth) Video, He Explains How Obama and Democrats Conspired to Get Rid of Tax Exemptions for All Insurance Plans Without Anyone Noticing

The guy who's been finding these said that the worst was yet to come. I've had my eyes out.

This may be it.
Just to set the table here: It is widely, almost universally, acknowledged that not taxing insurance policies is a bad idea that leads to distortions and inefficiencies (and incidentally is a case of the government picking "winners and losers," and dictating what form employee payments should take).
So as a general matter, I think we'd probably like to get rid of the tax exempt status for health care benefits.
Note that McCain proposed doing just that in the 2008 election. His idea was that we would get rid of this exemption and instead give people an additional tax credit valued at the average cost of health insurance. Thus, people would be held harmless by the change, but we'd get rid of this government-made distortion in how employers pay their employees.
Barack Obama, get this, demagogued that plan and accused McCain of wanting to increase taxes on people.
And meanwhile, he schemed to achieve the same thing, except without that part about giving people an additional tax credit which would offset increased taxes, and, get this, without telling people he was getting rid of the tax exemption.
Once again -- subverting democracy by completely destroying the concept of Consent of the Governed.
What Gruber says Obamacare was meant to do is this: In its first few years, it will impose a massive -- 40% -- tax on "Cadillac plans," thus taxing them at a high rate. Thus getting rid of the exemption for such plans.
Initially, only 8% of plans would be so affected.
But here's the thing: The level at which you will be socked with this 40% tax will only go up, year by year, based upon the slow-moving CPI, rather than the fast-moving rate of medical inflation, which is of course what the yearly adjustment really ought to be pegged to, given that this is a medical expense, and not an ordinary consumer expense.
Net result? As the years pass, more and more health insurance plans will be wacked by the 40% tax, because it will not be adjusted by much each year; and ultimately, virtually all plans will be subject to it.
Thus, the health care plan tax exemption will be repealed. Not in the way McCain proposed -- which included Fair Warning to the voter, as well as a tax-credit offset which would hold taxpayers harmless in the change.
No -- the health care plan tax exemption will be repealed by, get this, stealth and trickery.
And that's coming. The law is already written. Every year, the "Cadillac plan" level will get lower and lower (well, it will go slowly upwards, but the costs of medical treatment will go up faster than it does), and more and more plans -- ordinary, run-of-the-mill plans -- will be deemed "Cadillac plans" and thus taxed at a 40% rate.
And employers will, naturally, stop offering them. They don't want to pay a 40% rate.
And thus, without the public ever agreeing to it, private medical insurance is effectively ended in the United States.
And this was all part of the plan.
Kept secret from you.
"It turns out politically it's really hard to get rid of," Gruber said. "And the only way we could get rid of it was first by mislabeling it, calling it a tax on insurance plans rather than a tax on people when we all know it's a tax on people who hold those insurance plans." (The White House press secretary said at a press briefing in 2010: "I would disagree with your notion that it is a tax on an individual since the proposal is written as a tax on an insurance company that offers a plan.")
The second way was have the tax kick in "late, starting in 2018. But by starting it late, we were able to tie the cap for Cadillac Tax to CPI, not medical inflation," Gruber said. CPI is the consumer price index, which is lower than medical inflation.
Gruber explains that by drafting the bill this way, they were able to pass something that would initially only impact some employer plans though it would eventually hit almost every employer plan. And by that time, those who object to the tax will be obligated to figure out how to come up with the money that repealing the tax will take from the treasury, or risk significantly adding to the national debt.
"What that means is the tax that starts out hitting only 8% of the insurance plans essentially amounts over the next 20 years essentially getting rid of the exclusion for employer sponsored plans," Gruber said. "This was the only political way we were ever going to take on one of the worst public policies in America."
Unions and employers who object in 2018, he noted, "at that point if they want to get rid of it they're going to have to fill a trillion dollar hole in the deficit...It's on the books now."

Incidentally, this will also be a backdoor tax hike on the middle class, even if employers stop providing insurance. Instead, employers will cancel insurance and pay them somewhat increased wages -- but those wages will be taxed, which their health plan benefits had not been.
It's time to repeal this monstrosity cooked up by socialist serial liars.
Huge Update: Where was Barack?
Why, leading the discussions on how to kill the health care plan tax exemption, of course!


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Bill Evans Trio

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Gruber White House Meeting Included CBO Director, Robert Gibbs, Axelrod and Barack Obama

From Gateway Pundit:

Yesterday’s story of Gruber meeting with Obama in the Oval Office to plan the Cadillac Tax lie was found on the PBS website. In that interview, MIT Economist Jonathan Grubergleefully recounts the July 20th meeting where they discussed how to get around the CBO scoring of Obamacare.
“So we had a meeting in the Oval Office with several experts, including myself, on what can we do to get credible savings on cost control that the Congressional Budget Office would recognize and score as savings in this law.

Who else was in that meeting with Gruber and Obama?
According to ABCeveryone.
” In addition to the president and Elmendorf, present in the meeting were White House officials such as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag (a former CBO director himself), National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Christy Romer, senior adviser David Axelrod, and press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Others were there as well, including Department of Health and Human Services adviser Meena Seshamani, Harvard University economist David Cutler and Alice Rivlin of the Brookings Institute, who was founding director of CBO from 1975-1983.”
Gruber was not mentioned by name in the ABC piece, but the White House logs show us that Jonathan Gruber and David Cutler, a Harvard economist, entered the White House at the same time to meet the POTUS in the West Wing.


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Lefties On Gruber: "We Knew Him Before We Didn't Know Him"

From Patterico:

It’s [the Cadillac tax] a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.
Barack Obama’s not a stupid man, okay? He knew when he was running for president that quite frankly the American public doesn’t actually care that much about the uninsured.
The dirty secret in Massachusetts is the feds pay for our bill. In Massachusetts, we had a powerful senator you may know named Ted Kennedy. Ted Kennedy and smart people in Massachusetts basically have figured out a way to rip off the feds for about $400 million a year.
Cue Gruber minimizer Nancy Pelosi!
“I don’t know who he is,” Pelosi said of Jonathan Gruber. “He didn’t help write our bill.”
The greatest mystery of the media coverage of this litigation is why anyone should care what Jon Gruber might have said two years after the ACA was adopted while completely ignoring what the members of Congress who wrote the legislation have said they meant. Jon Gruber did not write the bill; he did not vote on it.
After Mr. Gruber helped the administration put together the basic principles of the proposal, the White House lent him to Capitol Hill to help Congressional staff members draft the specifics of the legislation.
If someone helped write it, and you try to make them sound like their view is just that of any private citizen, then you’re just being deceptive.
And Pelosi? She can’t even claim technical accuracy.
This is who they are and this is what they do. Here’s Sarah Kliff, then and now:
Then: Gruber “pretty much wrote ObamaCare.”

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Why Would Western Country Want To Add More Arabic Culture To Their Mix?

Arabic culture is a complete and relentless failure for 1300+ years.

Why would we want to add more?

But that's the plan:

HoustonChronicle: HISD okays Arabic immersion schools

The Houston school board granted approval Thursday for the district to open one of the nation's first public Arabic immersion elementary schools.

HISD Board of Education approves creation of Arabic Language Immersion Magnet School
The Arabic Language Immersion Magnet School will be located at 812 W ... HISD has a track record for establishing highly successful dual language immersion schools. In addition to two full-campus Spanish language schools,

Houston School districts top 10 languages 
The initiative to increase the number of bilingual students in Texas schools is a slow moving one.

Due to the significant amount of international business in and around Houston, especially in the oil and gas sector, it has become a priority for the workforce to know more than English.

With an eye towards the energy industry, the Houston Independent School District is proposing an Arabic immersion school, which would give children as young at 4 years old the opportunity to learn the language, as detailed in Erica Mellon's report on HoustonChronicle.com.

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country. The gallery above shows the top 10 home languages of HISD students classified as limited-English proficient (or still learning English).
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ISIS and Al Qaeda Have Officially Joined Forces in Syria:
Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington's strategy against the IS group. While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming "moderate" rebel factions to push them back on the ground. 
Those rebels, already considered relatively weak and disorganized, would face far stronger opposition if the two heavy-hitting militant groups now are working together. IS - the group that has seized nearly a third of Syria and Iraq with a campaign of brutality and beheadings this year - and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, known as the Nusra Front, have fought each other bitterly for more than a year to dominate the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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Reuters: Two hurt as man pulls knife at CT Navy base - UPDATED

"Don't Blame Us For This One, Pastorius"

Reuters: Two hurt as man pulls knife at CT Navy base
Two U.S. Navy civilian police officers were injured on Thursday outside a submarine base in Connecticut after a belligerent man pulled a knife near an entrance, military officials said.

The suspect got into a scuffle with an officer and pulled the knife outside the New London naval submarine base in Groton around 7 p.m., base spokesman Chris Zendan said.

Two other officers responded to the incident and one suffered a ricochet injury after a colleague fired his pistol, Zendan said, while another received a minor stab wound to the leg.

Both were treated in a nearby hospital and released later.
MaineNewsOnline has more:
"Zendan said, "The shots were not warning shots. They were fired by a Navy Civilian Police Officer who perceived a threat from a belligerent civilian suspect allegedly brandishing a knife".

Zendan stated that the suspect did not receive any injuries and was immediately taken into custody by Groton police. The suspect will stay under the custody of the Naval Criminal Investigation Service.

Police, navy and FBI officials are investigating the whole incident, he added. He also said that presently they have no clues about the intentions of the suspect.

Groton Town Police Lt. Brian Dawson said that police has shifted the suspect to L+M for observation. Dawson said that any charges against the suspect will be brought by the Naval Criminal Investigative service. The NCIS as of now has not released the name of the suspect.

Dawson said that Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps officers were brought to the scene to determine jurisdiction. They confirmed that the incident happened entirely on the Naval property, he said.

Connecticut State Police has also responded to the incident. It was found that there were numerous police cruisers and officers at the main entrance on Crystal Lake Road off Route 12, near the Nautilus Museum.

Officer.com provides additional details:

"According to the official, the man appeared belligerent and was "speaking nonsense," attempting to walk through a gate meant for vehicles. When an officer tried to steer him toward the pedestrian entrance the man then accosted the officer, brandishing a knife. A third officer discharged a shot, accidentally causing injury to another officer involved in the dispute."

WTNH.com offers the standard information...however the comments are very consistent and interesting:

"Warning shots??? Apparently the Security personnel have not been properly trained. You shoot to stop the action of the perpetrator if justified. You don't shoot warning shots that have the potential of striking responding personnel or innocent bystanders. Poor decision and tactics. Can't wait for the full investigation to be completed and released. Should be interesting." - AC
""two Navy Civilian Police Officers were injured by the ricocheting bullets"

Were they pointing their guns at the ground?" - Lozzie

"I've been in law enforcement for years and have never heard of warning shots being an option. Is this a Navy thing?-yoyokiller"
These are not Rent-A-Cops... They are POST Certified Law Enforcement Members. They just happen to be DOD Navy Civilian Police. Though I agree, they definitely screwed up firing Warning Shots." -ArmyMPVet
"Warning shots are prohibited in 99.9% of all police departments if the squids still allow them they are going to be sued from here to the sky. - Claymore"

More at site

"The shots fired by the security officer ricocheted, hitting one other naval civilian officers and injuring him. A third naval civilian officer was injured with a minor stab wound in the leg. The two injured officers were taken to the hospital and released at 10:30 p.m. The officer who fired the shots was also taken to the hospital, but just for evaluation."
TheDay: Sub base gate closures leads to hevy traffic on Route 12 in Groton 11/1/2014 7:09AM
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Immigration? Veto the pipeline? DEFUND THE WHITE HOUSE BUDGET

No chefs, food, lights, waiters, cleaning staff, state dinners, junkets … no Air Force 1 flying except for Doomsday flights.
Let the first lady cook and clean, or get a job and pay for services.
No private school for the girls.
Pay for the Secret Service, and security AT the White House.
Fund the rest of the govt, make a budget.
Obama can sign it via candlelight.
Create a path that does NOT end in Impeachment, but ignominy.
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U2 frontman Bono's jet door flies off mid-air

Bono Flying Through The Sky After Door Falls Off Lear Jet

Germout Freitag, official at the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation, told ABC News that, “The Learjet lost a door where the luggage was put in.” 
Officials were extremely confused as to why the door flew off, assuming that it was either due to an incorrectly closing or a rupture. 
According to NBC News, there were no injuries among the passengers, but two pieces of luggage were lost. 
The pilots were only aware of the missing door after the plane had landed. 
Considering the fact that the storage bin is located at the back of the plane and disconnected from the pressurized cabin, there was no noticeable damage when the door was detached.

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Sonny Stitt, Howard McGhee,
JJ Johnson, Walter Bishop,
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi calls on Islamist extremists to ‘erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere’

From The National Post:
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi calls on Islamist extremists to ‘erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere’ 
Either the wannabe-Sultan Baghdadi's vulnerability has been exposed by injury or death, or the surviving wounded ego of the dwindling numbers of his ruthless thugs are in revenge mode for yanking/breaking their chain of authority. 
Whatever ruffled the feathers in that coop should be repeated exponentially, non stop to their dead stop. 
In the 17-minute tirade, Baghdadi raged against the American-led international coalition that has come together to dislodge ISIS, which has committed widespread war crimes during its campaign to seize Syria and Iraq. 
Characterizing the multinational force as “Crusaders and Jews,” Baghdadi urged ISIS to “erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere,” and claimed that those who failed to fight for his cause would receive a “painful torment” from God. 
The Iraqi terrorist leader is the head of the “Islamic State” that ISIS has proclaimed in the areas under its control, where it has been executing and expelling religious and ethnic minorities who do not subscribe to its militant ideology. 
Last weekend, Baghdadi’s top aide was killed in an air strike and Iraq officials said the ISIS leader himself had been wounded. 
He made no mention of the incident during his speech and there was no indication when it had been recorded. But it does refer to President Barack Obama’s decision to double the number of U.S. troops deployed in Iraq to 1,500, indicating it was recorded within the past week. 
Partly an attempt to rally his own forces amidst coalition air strikes that have killed hundreds of his fighters, and partly a threat against further intervention, Baghdadi downplayed the anti-ISIS campaign as ineffective and doomed to fail. 
“We see America and its allies stumbling between fear, weakness, inability, and failure. America, Europe, Australia, Canada, their apostate tails and slaves from amongst the rulers of the Muslims’ lands were terrified by the Islamic State,” he said. 
“America and its allies are terrified, weak, and powerless,” he said. “And due to the fear of their allies and their weakness, they are unable to prevent the Muslims from the Khilafah . And due to their fear and weakness, they are unable to send ground forces to fight the mujahedin. And between this fear, weakness, and powerlessness, we see them stumbling in failure.” 
The last major address from ISIS, in September, was made by Baghdadi’s spokesman and similarly called for attacks against countries such as Canada that are part of the international coalition. A month later, two Islamist extremists murdered Canadian Forces members in Quebec and Ottawa.
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“I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill.”

Nancy Pelosi on Jonathan ‘stupidity of the American voters’ Gruber.
Some reactions …

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This week after making clear NOTHING the Republican MAJORITY in both the house and senate did would make any difference to his plans with regard to the millions of illegal immigrants in this nation, thus fulfilling EVERY WARNING ABOUT HIM uttered by what were formerly thought of as paranoid extremists, Mr. Obama, UNPROVOKED announced that if the republican majorities JUST SELECTED by the people, pass a Keystone Pipeline bill which would HELP the increasing DECLINE of fossil fuel prices, thus helping every consumer and every business in the USA,

Why is B Obama SEEKING OUT confrontation with the EQUAL AUTHORITY of the legislative branch of this govt?

WHY is he provoking everyone onto the path of Constitutional crises?

Why now, when Russia is seeking confrontation with us and we decline?

Why now, when China is seeking confrontation with us and we decline?

Why now when ISIS, IRAN and others seek confrontation and we demur?

Why, when B Obama declines confrontation everywhere in the world, does he seek it out with a recently elected Republican majority?

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Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Announces Expansion Of Islamic State’s “Caliphate” To Include Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Algeria

From the Associated Press:
BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the extremist Islamic State group has said it will fight to the last man. 
The comments by the militant group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, came in an audio statement, his first since a U.S.-led alliance began conducting airstrikes targeting the group in Iraq and Syria. 
In the statement, released Thursday on social media networks, he says his fighters “will never leave fighting, even if only one soldier remains.” 
The recording appeared authentic, and his voice appeared to correspond with previous recordings released by the group. 
Al-Baghdadi’s statement came after rumors that he was wounded in an airstrike. It was not clear whether the recording was made before or after the incident.

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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest is IQ al Rassooli.

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Erik Rush is the Journalist who broke the story about Barack Obama's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Rush has been consistently and extremely critical of Barak Obama ever since he came on the scene.

In this piece, Rush explains exactly why it is imperative that a Republican House and Senate dig through all the disgusting details of how the Obama Administration has defrauded and attacked America these past six years.

From Erik Rush:
Despite having the weakest of grasps pertaining to just what it took to build this great nation and what it takes to maintain on so many levels, we know that progressives harbor the summary belief that they ought to run everything.  
I wouldn’t be first person to make the observation that progressives are also narcissistic in the extreme, as well as often being cases of arrested emotional development. 
Case in point: Back in August, atheist scientist Lawrence M. Krauss asserted that religion could be essentially done away with in a generation if we simply changed how children were taught about faith and religious systems is schools. 
For those familiar with the history of communism in America, this is probably old news – but here we are in 2014, with a prominent liberal scientist espousing the same manifesto component grubby East Coast Marxists were committing to coffee shop napkins back in the 1940s – before going on to become school system superintendents. 
“[I]f we can plant the seeds of doubt in our children,” Krauss said, “religion will go away in a generation, or at least largely go away – and that’s what I think we have an obligation to do.” 
And if that doesn’t work, I suppose there’s always gunpoint – the route communist ascendency has always taken in the end. 
So what is Lawrence Krauss’ field of expertise? Religion? Education? Sociology? Psychology? Nope. Theoretical physics. So where does he get off pontificating on religion, education and sociology? 
Well, he’s a progressive, of course – and with a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT, he’s practically a deity. 
It was, of course, an imperative for liberals to convince Americans that they hold the intellectual high ground – meaning that they’re smarter than everyone else – for their designs to be successful. Obviously, we would trust them more if we believed that they knew what they were doing. 
Having relativized morality, they’ve also factored in the curious notion that they occupy the moral high ground. This, as contradictory as it sounds, creates for them the moral imperative to behave amorally in order to achieve said ends. They’ve been called “deranged,” too – and now you understand why. 
The testimony of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber (another MIT professor, by the way) in a recent panel discussion has been getting some press lately. In addition to having articulated that the “stupidity of the American voter” was instrumental in the effort to get Obamacare passed, his oratory was essentially the smoking gun for the administration having lied to the American people to get that blatantly socialist piece of legislation passed.   
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the [individual] mandate as taxes,” Gruber said. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK, so it’s written to do that. … Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.” 
Gruber has since apologized for the indelicacy of his “stupid voters” gaffe, but not for his part in having perpetrated a massive fraud and calculatedly defecated all over the heretofore constitutionally protected rights of the American people. 
What’s particularly disgusting about this is that we have a situation in this country where people in government feel perfectly comfortable lying about a blatant attempt to legislate away Americans’ rights in a wholesale manner, and then admitting to it four years later without fear of being dragged out onto the Capitol Mall and burned in a bonfire with their co-conspirators. 
Many Americans are hopeful for what the new Republican majority in Congress may be able to accomplish toward stifling Obama’s agenda. One thing we need to remember is that in the world of the liberal (progressive-socialist) politician, it is the electorate that is to be blamed, derided, even punished if they don’t see things “the right way.” We’ve already seen this in the rhetoric of some of the losing Democratic candidates and their supporters. 
This has serious potential implications with regard to this president, given his demonstrated deep psychological pathology. In a very real sense, it may be more important now than it was before the election that congressional Republicans sincerely seek the truth in the case of such things as Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal. 
I’ve said that the most significant aspect of the recent midterm election was that it demonstrated the dissatisfaction of the American people. The problem lies in that they’re really not aware of what they’re dissatisfied with, at least not in terms of the root causes and conditions; these lie in the political culture that currently exists, rather than in the Obama administration itself. 
While Obama and his cronies have been very successful at operating outside the realm of believability (in that so many remain unconvinced they’re really out to destroy America as we know it), I think that Americans are far more open to digesting the truth about them now than ever before. 
Investigations into the plethora of scandals in which administration officials have been implicated are a logical first step. This is the real lesson Americans at large need to learn, and would learn given such a scenario: that a system which could propel an utterly insubstantial, 6-foot-3 bowel extrudate with less in the way of accomplishments than most grade schoolers to the highest office in the land is a system that definitely needs a major overhaul.
And with that in mind, here's the truth:


Fraud is a Federal Crime - A Felony.

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Pope calls for seminary training for “constructive dialogue with Muslims…to live a peaceful coexistence with them”

Pope Francis

From Jihad Watch:
In a meeting with African bishops Monday, Pope Francis called for more careful instruction for seminarians on dealing with Muslims. 
“I think it is important that the clergy receive a more structured training in the seminary in order to carry out a constructive dialogue with Muslims, a dialogue ever more necessary to live a peaceful coexistence with them,” he said. 
The Pope noted that Africa presents a special situation for Christians because Islam is “strongly majoritarian” in many places. He added that there are great differences from place to place in the “conditions of reciprocal relations” with Islam. 
The Pope added that if all of us who believe in God want to serve reconciliation, justice, and peace, “we must work together to outlaw all forms of discrimination, intolerance and sectarian fundamentalism.” 
On the Church’s part, he said, she “must constantly bear witness to the love of God, the Creator of all men, making no distinction among religions in her social action.”
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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: Time for House hearings on Jon Gruber’s ObamaCare Remarks --- UPDATED

From the Washington Post:
“We may want to have hearings on this,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an influential voice among GOP hardliners and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in an interview at the Capitol. 
“We shouldn’t be surprised they were misleading us.”… Jordan said House Republicans have been sending each other a blizzard of e-mails and text messages this week, and he expects the interest in “bringing [Gruber] up here to talk” will gain traction as members return to Washington. House Republicans will gather Thursday evening for their first series of votes since the election… 
Elsewhere in the Capitol, House GOP leadership aides expressed new optimism that their desire to target the ACA could get some momentum. While rhetorically committed to full repeal, in order to keep the party’s right flank on board, the party is looking more seriously at undermining specific parts of the law as it navigates divided government next year. 
Those moves could include repealing the medical device tax; watering down a requirement that employers offer full time workers coverage, which takes effect in January; and changing the definition of a full-time worker from someone who works at least 30 hours a week to someone who works at least 40 — all proposals which could win some Democratic support.
Allahpundit comments:
Lots of benefits to doing this. For starters, as noted in the excerpt, it’s a boost to Republicans in chipping off the least popular parts of ObamaCare. If Joe Manchin and the rest of therump Democratic caucus thought it’d be hard to resist voting with the GOP before, imagine how hard it’ll be after a day or two of Jon Gruber’s greatest hits in front of a House committee. Politically, it’s potentially helpful too to Bill Cassidy in knocking off Mary Landrieu in next month’s Louisiana runoff. Obviously the House would need to move quickly if they want Gruber to testify before the state votes, but it’s worth their while in this case. Landrieu was, after all, the 60th vote for ObamaCare, just as all Senate Democrats were. Let’s give Louisianans a snoutful of the contempt they’re held in by Obama and his progressive cronies. In fact, see if you can guess who said this: “The core problem under the damn law is it was put together by a bunch of elitists who don’t fundamentally understand the American people. That’s what the problem is.” Ted Cruz? Nope: Howard Dean. If even Dean-o’s that angry about Gruber’s comments, they’re a potent weapon against Landrieu.
Most importantly, dragging Gruber before Congress to explain how the White House gamed CBO and the public to sell O-Care will also give the GOP a chance to revisit his “speak-o” comments, in which he admitted during the drafting of the law — more than once — that federal subsidies for new ObamaCare enrollees should be limited to consumers using state exchanges, not the federal exchange. That’s the point of contention in the Halbig case that was just accepted for review by the Supreme Court. Since we’re destined to have a left/right war for public opinion over that anyway as oral arguments get closer, with liberals mumbling endlessly that the ambiguous language in the statute was just a “typo,” we might as well start early by calling our star witness — the one and only Jon Gruber. Who knows? Maybe John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy are on the fence about Halbig and sympathetic to the typo argument. Let ol’ piehole set them straight on live television.
If you can believe it, the Daily Caller has a third video of this tool sneering at the ignorance of an electorate that twice elected Obama, this time over O-Care’s “Cadillac tax.” Quote: “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.” The guy who dug it up isn’t a reporter but rather an investment advisorwho does this in his spare time as a public service, knowing that big media isn’t the least bit interested in exposing the ruses used to pass ObamaCare. 


"American voters are too stupid" appears to be a central theme within this administration as witnessed in a few video clips noted below:

Carney says the American people are too stupid to know about the debt ceiling 3 years ago
Obama: American people are too stupid to know that NSA spying is good for you 1 year ago
MSNBC cohost says Americans are too stupid to judge Hillary Conton in polling 3 months ago
Obama: You average people are too stupid to know NSA surveillance is good for you1 year ago
Obama says his woman voters are too "stupid and weak" to fend for themselves 2 years ago
Obama: Americans are too stupid to understand economics 2 years ago
John Kerry says Americans "Have a right to be stupid"
Obama says "You are too small minded to manage your affairs 5 months ago
1/14/11 Obama admin says we're too stupid - America's nightly scoreboard 3 years ago Former NYS Lt Gov Betsy McCaughey talks with David Asman on America's Nightly scoreboard about the Obama Health Law!
That is in addition to Gruber's multiple routine confirmations:
Gruber: Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage
Second Gruber video stating how stupid American voters are
Health Care REform: THe Comic Book, video
DailyCaller: Third video Gruber talks about 'basic exploitation' of voters
The American people, in the main, opposed Obama care. We weren't fooled, Obama care was shoved down our throats against our will.

A Democrat legislative super-majority, procedural skullduggery (deeming the bill "passed" without reconciliation), and a feckless Chief Justice forced the law upon us.

Scott Brown won Kennedy's old Senate seat in deep blue Massachusetts based entirely on his promise to be the vote to stop Obamacare. The aforementioned procedural irregularities prevented that eventuality.

No the people weren't stupid, the people were ignored. The people be damned!

I wish these assholes would quit trying to rewrite recent history.
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