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ALERT: IRS, Lerner and DOJ collaborated to bring false charges/evidence against conservatives

by Sher Zieve on Monday, April 21st, 2014

This is article 294 of 294 in the topic Taxation/IRS

It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the unprecedented corruption, perversions and all around criminal mob behavior inherent within virtually each and every member of the ObamaGov. However, the wholly-owned-by-Obama media will have no difficulty in doping so. Having no ethics, it’s easy. Today, Judicial Watch released information contained within emails from Lerner to the DOPJ and its members responses back to her. To say they are startling and shocking is a huge understatement. They are chilling and – in some circles (probably many Republicans in Congress) – potentially terrifying.

It confirms – with no doubt for anyone who can read and has the IQ to determine that which he or she is reading. First, there’s this gem:

May 8, 2013: Lerner to Flax:

‘I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who “lied” on their 1024s – saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs.

I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS…’ In other words, she’s asking “How can we fake evidence to arrest, prosecute and send conservatives to prison?”

The response is equally telling, with Flax is equally chilling:

May 9, 2013: Flax to Lerner

“I think we should do it – also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?”

Folks, we ARE now living in a Marxist totalitarian State. This only serves to underline that truth!

2Th 2:9 (NKJ) “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.”

JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups:

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The NSA, Glenn Greenwald, and Angela Merkel

by Cliff Kincaid on Monday, April 21st, 2014

This is article 1172 of 1172 in the topic International

Having apparently been assured by the Eric Holder Justice Department that he won’t face espionage charges, unlike his source Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald has returned to the U.S. and is cashing in on his notoriety. His book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, will be released soon, and he will be appearing on May 15 with one of his heroes, Noam Chomsky, a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

However, there is a 10-year statute of limitations, meaning that the administration that follows Obama’s could charge Snowden’s media accomplices with violating the Espionage Act (Section 798).

Greenwald’s friend and mentor, Noam Chomsky, is a major supporter of the Hezbollah terrorist group, and opposed the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Greenwald and Chomsky will be appearing at an event sponsored by Harvard Book Store, which will be held in a Unitarian church in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Greenwald’s publisher, Metropolitan Books, a division of Macmillan, has produced such titles as Kill Anything That Moves, a “startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians,” and socialist Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) A Fighting Chance.

The publisher runs a blog for one of its authors called “The American Empire Project,” designed to expose the “imperial ambitions” of U.S. leaders.

Greenwald, of course, has spoken publicly in favor of “weakening” America, saying that al-Qaeda’s 9/11 terrorist attacks on America were “very minimal in scope compared to the level of deaths that the United States has been bringing to the world for decades—from Vietnam to illegal wars in Central America…”

He described Anwar al-Awlaki, the American al-Qaeda leader killed in a drone strike, merely as “someone who the U.S. government hates because he speaks effectively to the Muslim world about the violence that the United States commits regionally, and the responsibility of Muslims to stand up to that violence.” Al-Awlaki inspired the Fort Hood massacre, in which 13 were killed.

Greenwald’s record also includes collaborating with Leninist groups such as the International Socialist Organization, and Islamist organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood front.

Meanwhile, Greenwald’s new venture, The Intercept, financed by billionaire Iranian-American Pierre Omidyar, is out with another report, once again alleging that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been unfairly targeted by the NSA. What is left unsaid in the piece is why Merkel is an obvious target.

Analyst J.R. Nyquist says Merkel was known to be suspiciously pro-Russian when she ran for high office in Germany but that her political party, the Christian Democrats, nominated her anyway, “and now Germany is more dependent on Russian natural gas than ever before.” Germany’s so-called “unique relationship with Russia” means that the country gets 36 percent of its natural gas imports and 39 percent of its oil imports from Russia.

The increasing dependence on Russia is related to Merkel’s decision, after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, to phase out Germany’s nuclear energy program. Pressure to cancel Germany’s nuclear program had come from the German Green Party.

A prominent member of the German Green Party, Hans-Christian Ströebele, met with Edward Snowden in Moscow and gave him a “whistleblower” award.

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New IRS documents: Lerner colluded with DOJ to prosecute conservative groups

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

This is article 292 of 294 in the topic Taxation/IRS

On Wednesday, the day after what’s commonly called “Tax Day” each April 15, members of the House of Representatives announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released documents that appear to describe a conspiracy by the IRS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to “railroad” conservative organizations that posed a threat to the re-election of President Barack Obama and to his political agenda.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the current chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs released their response to documents they read that were obtained by an Inside-the-Beltway nonpartisan, public-interest group, Judicial Watch, which investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse.

Reps. Issa and Jordan allege that the newly released IRS documents reveal that Lois Lerner, the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office at the time, was in contact with Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department officials regarding possible prosecutions of tax-exempt groups Lerner deemed to be “dangerous” to the Democrats especially the Obama administration.

“The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party targeting and the extent to which supposed apolitical officials took direction from elected Democrats,” Chairman Issa said in a press statement on Wednesday.

“These emails are part of an overwhelming body of evidence that political pressure from prominent Democrats led to the targeting of Americans for their political beliefs,” added Issa.

“Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails,” said Chairman Jordan.

Jordan said in the joint press statement with Issa that:

“Not only do these emails further prove the coordination among the IRS, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Justice Department and committee Democrats to target conservatives, they also show that had our committee not requested the Inspector General’s investigation when we did, Eric Holder’s politicized Justice Department would likely have been leveling trumped up criminal charges against Tea Party groups to intimidate them from exercising their Constitutional rights.”

The internal IRS documents show that Lois Lerner — who repeatedly refused to testify before Congress on two separate occasions by “pleading the Fifth” {Amendment] was communicating with the DOJ regarding the possibility of initiating to criminal prosecutions against certain tax-exempt entities.

The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the IRS. The reason for the lawsuit was the agency’s refusal to respond to four previous FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.

“This is an administration that lied to the American people from the very beginning, when during his presidential campaign in 2008 President [Barack Obama] told voters his would be the most transparent White House in U.S. history,” former police and security investigator, Charles Danzinger, said.

“Unfortunately, I’m not holding my breathe waiting for the Obama sycophants in the mainstream news media to investigate this story. They’ve all but buried the other stories about alleged criminal activity and misconduct in this administration,” Danzinger added.

The newly released IRS documents contain an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T.

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Elijah Cummings, Eric Holder accused of involvement in IRS conspiracy

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, April 13th, 2014

This is article 236 of 236 in the topic Congressional Investigations

Following this week’s hearings regarding the alleged targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, GOP lawmakers are accusing a fellow member of Congress and the nation’s top law enforcement officer of conspiring to help cover up the illegal and politically-motivated activities of the IRS’ Office of Exempt Organizations, according to a number of news reports on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., criticized Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., for having his office communicate with the controversial IRS director Lois Lerner in 2012 in order to pressure her and her minions to target a conservative watchdog group that investigates cases of illegal voting.

Issa, who chairs the committee, told reporters that documents he received from the IRS revealed that Cummings and the IRS allegedly conspired to harass the nonpartisan True the Vote, a group that advocates fair and honest elections and reports on alleged illegal election practices by both Democrats and Republicans.

“The IRS and the Oversight Minority made numerous requests for virtually identical information from True the Vote, raising concerns that the IRS improperly shared protected taxpayer information with Rep. Cummings’ staff,” Issa stated on the Oversight Committee’s website.

Issa accuses Cummings and his House staffers of seeking materials used by the group, a list of the group’s affiliates and information on contributors and supporters of True the Vote.

According to Issa, after Cummings and his staff pressured the IRS to go after True the Vote, the conservative group received an email message to submit information to IRS agents such as registration forms used to enlist volunteers, the group’s protocols for handing out assignments to those volunteers, training documents, and other information that is never asked from left-wing groups.

“Now we see why [Rep. Elijah] Cummings was so shrill and angry during Lois Lerner’s appearance in front of his committee. Cummings should be the one being investigated based on his politicizing the IRS in a conspiracy to silence a vocal organization,” said political strategist Mike Baker.

Meanwhile, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, surprised many of his colleagues and President Barack Obama’s allies in the news media by bluntly lambasting Attorney General Eric Holder during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

Congressman Farenthold said that during his appropriated time he would not question Holder during the hearing because he felt that, since the Holder was held in contempt of Congress, it is inappropriate for the alleged perjurer to appear before a Congressional committee as if there were no problem with his past behavior.

According to his statement, Rep. Farenthold told his fellow committee members: “I don’t think Mr. Holder should be here. He’s in contempt of this body. I’ve called for his resignation, I’ve sponsored articles of impeachment and, this week, I’m going to be introducing legislation that would prevent federal employees who are held in contempt of Congress or who fail to fully comply with a Congressional subpoena from being paid their taxpayer-funded salary.”

The Texas Republican added: “If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail – not sitting here testifying.”

“When you look at the documents and listen to the testimony of Holder, Cummings and Lerner, one cannot help but suspect there is a large-scale, criminal conspiracy afoot, and it needs to be thoroughly investigated perhaps by a special prosecutor,” said former police detective and private security director Michael Snipes.

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Eric Holder’s Latest Attack on Rule of Law Drives Talk of Impeachment!

by John Lillpop on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

This is article 420 of 429 in the topic Government Corruption

In a stunning act of defiance against the rule of law, Attorney General Eric Holder recently addressed a gathering of state attorneys-general and essentially invited the gathered to ignore state laws banning same-sex marriage.

Imagine that. The Attorney General of the United States advising attorneys-general from the states to ignore the law based on his and the President’s political bias and leftist ideology!

And to hell with the rule of law as codified by elected officials of we the people in accordance with Democratic principles!

Has there ever been a more contemptible, out-of-touch person in government, other than The One with the Pen and Phone obsession who views the Congress, the Constitution, and laws he disagrees with as unwelcome intrusions into his personal right to rule by tyrannical fiat?

According to a coalition of black pastors, Holder’s latest outrage is sufficiently untoward as to justify an aggressive plan for impeachment of the AG who already holds the dishonor of being held in contempt of the US House of Representatives.

As reported at the reference in part:

A coalition of black pastors announced on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that they are launching a campaign to gather one million signatures on a petition calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder for violating his oath of office by trying “to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex ‘marriage’ agenda.”

“President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have turned their backs on the values the American people hold dear, values particularly cherished in the black community: values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted, rather than weakened and undermined,” says a statement by the Coalition of African American Pastors that has been posted online with their impeachment petition.

“Our nation calls for the building up of a healthier marriage culture; instead, our elected leaders are bent on destroying marriage, remaking it as a genderless institution and reorienting it to be all about the desires of adults rather than the needs of children,” says the coalition.

“In pursuing this intention, the president and his administration are trampling the rule of law. Attorney General Holder in particular has used the influence of his office and role as the chief law enforcement figure in our nation to try to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex ‘marriage’ agenda,” says the coalition. :Millions of voters in 30 states have voted to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but Attorney General Holder is attempting single-handedly to throw those votes away!

“For abandoning the oath he swore in taking office and his duty to defend the common good, Attorney General Holder should be impeached by Congress,” says the coalition. “CAAP is calling on all men and women of good will to sign the following petition urging Congress to take action against the Attorney General’s lawlessness today!”

The Rev. Bill Owens, founder and president of CAAP, said that political leaders in Washington have not held Holder accountable.”

Holder and Obama generally scream “racist” at those who disagree with their crazy ideas.

This time, the complaints come from African-Americans of faith and morality!

So what is the excuse this time, Eric and Barack?

John W. Lillpop
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Black pastors urge Eric Holder’s impeachment for his ‘lawlessness’

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

This is article 419 of 429 in the topic Government Corruption

A group of African American religious and civil-rights leaders on Tuesday called for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder, himself an African American, for his alleged lawlessness, according to the Beltway news organization The Hill.

The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) claim they are gathering signatures on a petition to impeach Holder for his same-sex marriage crusade when there are no federal laws regarding the legality of marriage being anything but between a man and a woman.

CAAP is joined by other faith-based organizations such as the Family Research Council and Illinois Family e-zine.

“From his imperial throne, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has proclaimed that heretofore state attorneys general need not enforce state laws that define marriage as a sexually complementary union. Holder said that “officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend them,” said political commentator Laurie Higgens of Illinois Family.

“Americans are looking for pastors to defend religious liberty,” Tony Perkins, leader of the Family Research Council (FRC), said at a news conference on Tuesday.

“Religious liberty is our first freedom and it serves as the foundation for all other freedoms. Communities change when pastors speak up. If pastors will speak to the issues from a redemptive heart, we can see this country turn around,” concluded Perkins.

The CAAP’s legal counsel has a list of actions taken and comments made by Holder to help institute same-sex marriage regardless of rulings by the US Supreme Court and a number of states that have won constitutional amendments against gay and lesbian marriages.

“The Attorney General of the United States should be impeached over his repeated lawlessness in attempting to impose same-sex marriage throughout the nation,” Rev. Bill Owens, the group’s founder, said in an email sent to Law Enforcement Examiner.

“It’s one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law, but it’s quite another to take actions that ignore federal law, Supreme Court rulings, and the constitutions of dozens of states that have specifically rejected the redefinition of marriage which the administration is trying to impose,” said the Christian church leader.

And the African American Christian cleric is not only upset with the Attorney General; his disappointment and criticism extends to President Barack Obama, as well.

“As much as President [Barack] Obama and Attorney General Holder would like it to be otherwise, we live in a democracy — with government of, by, and for the people — not a monarchy ruled by a king issuing decrees from on high,” Rev. Owens added in his call for action.

Owens and CAAP point out that in a majority of U.S. states there are constitutional amendments that define marriage as being the joining of one man and one woman in matrimony.

As far as federal law, Section II of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibits the federal government from interfering with states wishing to define marriage, according to the Family Research Counsel (FRC).

In fact, according to Owens, the U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled in 2013 (Windsor v. United States) that the government in Washington, D.C. — including the Justice Department — must adhere to the sovereignty of the individual states to stipulate the definition of marriage.

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Eric Holder: State AGs not obligated to defend laws they disagree with as long as it’s one banning gay marriage

by Doug Powers on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

This is article 417 of 429 in the topic Government Corruption

First, let’s all warm up by reciting the Obama Justice Department’s credo:


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the New York Times that state attorneys general should feel free to claim conscientious objector status from defending laws they don’t agree with. That is, provided the law is one that bans gay marriage in his or her state:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that state attorneys general who believe that laws in their states banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory are not obligated to defend them.

Mr. Holder was careful not to encourage his state counterparts to disavow their own laws, but his position, which he described in an interview with The New York Times, injects the Obama administration into the debate over gay marriage playing out in court cases in many states.

Six state attorneys general – all Democrats – have refused to defend bans on same-sex marriage, prompting criticism from Republicans who say they have a duty to defend their state laws, not just the ones they agree with.

Is anybody else bothered that the U.S. attorney general is singling out which laws state attorneys general should feel free to pick and choose to defend?


It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state counterparts on how and when to refuse to defend state laws. But Mr. Holder said when laws touch on core constitutional issues like equal protection, an attorney general should apply the highest level of scrutiny before reaching a decision on whether to defend it. He said the decision should never be political or based on policy objections.

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by Burt Prelutsky on Friday, February 14th, 2014

by Burt Prelutsky

Eric Holder, whose greatest ambition was clearly to be the worst Attorney General in history, helped solidify his claim on the title by insisting that the Justice Department will not allow profiling on the basis of religion or national origin. I had assumed that was already the policy of an A.G. who is so corrupt, he refuses to prosecute racial hate crimes unless the target of the investigation is a white individual or a Tea Party group.

We’ve been engaged for the past 35 years in an undeclared war with Islam – undeclared by us, that is – but Mr. Holder regards it as rude if we concentrate on the religion or nationality of those sworn to murder us.

Anyone who isn’t worried sick over what Barack Obama and Eric (Mini Me) Holder, are doing to our justice system just hasn’t been paying close attention.

In fact, when you look at the Washington in-crowd that also includes Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Kathleen Sebelius, John Kerry and Zeke Emanuel, you could easily get the idea that when it comes to existential threats to America, Iran ranks no higher than tenth or eleventh.

I was never a partisan of Chris Christie, so it hardly concerns me that his poll numbers are dropping. But even if he hadn’t spent so much of October, 2012, cuddling with Barack Obama, I would have questioned his sanity once I learned, as I recently did, that he has attended 127 Bruce Springsteen concerts. I would expect that sort of thing from a teenager with a very rich, very indulgent, father, not from a grown-up with his eye on the White House. Frankly, I’m surprised that the tabloids haven’t glommed on to this and gone to town with headlines asserting that The Boss Has a Thing for “The Boss.”

Until I read about it in Townhall magazine, I’d been unaware that in 2012, the biographies of nearly all the past presidents were changed on to include something about Obama. So, for instance, Reagan’s bio was expanded to include the claim that Obama has the same tax policy as the fellow who cut the number of tax brackets from 15 down to two.

Knowing what we do of Obama’s boundless audacity, you can’t help wondering about other possible changes. Did Obama help James Madison write the Constitution, insisting to the bitter end that he include something about income inequality? Did he warn Lincoln not to attend Ford’s Theater, explaining that “Our American Cousin” had a deadly third act? Did he counsel FDR not to go to war with Germany and Japan, and, instead, to give peace a chance?

It’s no wonder that Obama will go down in history as last in war, last in peace and last in the hearts of his countrymen.

From 1927 through 1930, the Motion Picture Academy nominated five movies as the best of the year. In 1931, they nominated eight contenders. The next year, they nominated 10. It stayed that way until 1944, when they limited the number to five. Then, a couple of years ago, they changed it back up to 10. It certainly wasn’t because Hollywood had begun turning out great movies. There were two main reasons for the change.

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Obama, Dems and media: no jobs and poverty are good for you!

by Sher Zieve on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This is article 411 of 429 in the topic Government Corruption

While Obama’s personal US Attorney General Eric Holder continues with his latest assault on US States’ laws and Constitutional rights – he’s decided gay marriages must be recognized in all States…regardless of what States’ laws contain – his partner in multiple crimes, Obama and his syndicate, has come up with the new Democrat talking points which extol poverty and lack of work and/or work hours; but, only for the “masses.”

Many Dems (including New York Democrats Sen. Charles Schumer and Minnesota Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison) are spinning Obama’s plan of successfully destroying and eliminating America’s middle class with ObamaCare’s elimination of – per the Obama CBO – at least 2.3 million jobs as a “good” thing. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Schumer said “The single mom, who’s raising three kids (and) has to keep a job because of healthcare, can now spend some time raising those kids. That’s a family value.” Question: Do Schumer’s “family values” extend to said families living in a cardboard box when the money runs out? However, Chuck didn’t bother to say how difficult it will be to raise “those kids” with far less money or no job at all. If few-to-none are working and producing anymore (the program Obama is now implementing), the money dries up for the masses and Obama will have accomplished his goal of making everyone in the country – except the elite – “equally” poor. Rep Ellison simply said: “This is a good thing.”

ObamaCare was and is designed to impoverish everyone, as well as ensuring the end of the middle class…as Obama’s mentor Saul Alinsky wanted and taught. From his beginning tenure as our illegal POTUS, Obama has been working toward killing the middle class in America, in order to ensure that only those he and his political elites choose to become nouveau riche will become so. He is, also, ending any chance of wealth for his opposition. Maybe, in addition, he’s also eliminating any possibility for their long lives?

In his infamous work “Rules for Radicals,” Alinsky wrote of destroying the American middle class “Our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and the way of life of the middle class. They have stigmatized it as materialistic, decadent, bourgeois, degenerate, imperialistic, war-mongering, brutalized and corrupt. They are right; but we must begin from where we are if we are to build power for change, and the power and the people are in the middle class majority.” In the 1970s, Alinsky commented that it would be difficult to coerce and destroy the American middle class as it was “too well-educated” and too wealthy. At that time, the Marxist Democrats were already well underway in their implementation of the dumbing-down of American students in the public (government) school system. Today, we are reaping those seeds that were sown with the lack of any real education and a population that is grossly undereducated; or – with the drop-out rate continuing to grow – not educated at all.

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Maryland Mall Shooter was a Pothead

by Cliff Kincaid on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

This is article 77 of 80 in the topic Drug War

The “sweet” young man who killed two people, and then himself, in a Maryland shopping mall on January 25 was a pothead.

But the police revelation that the killer mentions “using marijuana” in a diary has been played down by the media, which in recent months have seemed almost ecstatic about the legalization of the drug in Colorado. President Obama, a one-time heavy user, recently called the drug safer than alcohol.

The link between marijuana and mental illness, documented in the medical literature, is not a popular subject for journalists who themselves may use pot and be reluctant to tell the truth about high potency marijuana and its powerful, psychoactive component.

Just after the murders, the killer, Darion Aguilar, was described in a Washington Post story as a “good kid” with no criminal record who was perceived as “harmless.” His mother called him a “gentle, sweet kid.”

But now the story has dramatically changed.

“Howard County police said on Twitter that Darion Aguilar wrote of using marijuana, expressed ‘thoughts of wanting to die’ and even said he was ‘ready to die,’” reported The Washington Post. But the marijuana reference was buried in the fifth paragraph, even though it helps explain why a “harmless” young man would turn into a psychotic monster.

The police Twitter account reported that Aguilar, in his writings, “indicates he thought he needed a mental health professional, but never told his family. He also mentions using marijuana.”

In Maryland, where the mall killings took place, the Marijuana Policy Project is pushing legal dope. State Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller has endorsed legalization of marijuana and even remarked about taking a “toke” for a toothache.

Less than a week after Aguilar brought a shotgun into the shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland, state police arrested another doper, George Hong Sik Chin, as he threatened employees at the Tumi luggage store in Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland. “Police searched his truck and found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe, and drug charges were pending,” The Baltimore Sun reported.

Police said he was wearing camouflage, acting disorderly, and threatening to kill employees of the luggage store. Another account said he was “babbling incoherently.”

Nevertheless, the Marijuana Policy Project, which conducts fundraisers at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, posted five billboards surrounding the stadium that hosted the Super Bowl on Sunday, claiming that “marijuana is safer than both alcohol and playing professional football.” This claim echoes statements made by President Obama, a one-time member of the “Choom Gang” in Hawaii, and a heavy user of marijuana.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), during a January 29 Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the Justice Department, questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about Obama’s recent statement to The New Yorker that marijuana isn’t more dangerous than alcohol:

Sessions: …did the President make or conduct any medical or scientific survey before he waltzed into The New Yorker and opined, contrary to the position of attorney generals and presidents universally prior to that? That marijuana is not as I’ve quoted him? Did he study any of this data before he made that statement?

Holder: Well, I don’t know, but I think, as I said…

Sessions: Did he consult with you before he made that statement?

Holder:  No, we didn’t talk about that.

Sessions: Well, what about this study from the American Medical Association, October of 2013?

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