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Hillary Clinton’s Tangled Web of Lies

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

This is article 7 of 7 in the topic Clintons

By: Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media

While some liberal commentators may continue to dismiss the coverage of Emailgate as “nonsense,” and a “fake scandal,” the fact remains that Hillary Clinton’s ongoing lies regarding her exclusive use of private email while serving as Secretary of State constitute just more of a long trail of deceptions reaching back to her youth. In 2008 Accuracy in Media published a column by the now-deceased Jerome Zeifman, the Democratic Party’s general counsel for the Watergate investigation. I had several conversations with him in his final years.

Zeifman was openly critical of Mrs. Clinton. Having worked with her during the formative years of her career, he had tremendous insight into her early character, which continues today. “Eventually, because of a number of her unethical practices I decided that I could not recommend her for any subsequent position of public or private trust,” he commented for AIM in 2008.

Some have said that Zeifman “fired” Mrs. Clinton; but she was let go as one of a number of staff no longer needed. But as Zeifman said back in 1998, “If I had the power to fire her, I would have fired her.”

Mrs. Clinton’s unethical practices during the Watergate investigation included “erroneous legal opinions,” “efforts to deny Nixon representation by counsel,” and a general “unwillingness to investigate Nixon,” according to Zeifman.

The Democratic strategy of the time was to “keep Nixon in office ‘twisting in the wind’ for as long as possible” so that Republicans could not reclaim legitimacy, and so that a Democrat could gain the presidency, he wrote. Such cold political calculations ignored the damage that President Nixon was doing to the country in favor of acquiring political power.

“According to her boss, Democrat Jerry Zeifman, Hillary met with Teddy Kennedy’s chief political strategist—a violation of House rules,” Ben Shapiro recently wrote for Front Page Magazine. “She then manipulated the system to avoid investigating Nixon, hoping he’d stick around long enough to sink Republican election chances in 1976, letting her boy Teddy into the White House.”

Yet Mrs. Clinton is involved with The Clinton Foundation, and likes to present herself as an idealist. For example, her most recent press conference to address concerns about Emailgate was held in the United Nations building right after she finished a speech on women’s rights.

Back in 2008 Ron Rosenbaum of Slate Magazine called this ongoing dichotomy “Hillary I vs. Hillary II.” The first Hillary is an “idealistic believer in helping and healing children,” he writes. The second is a Machiavellian, which Rosenbaum cast as an “idealistic Machiavellianism, the use of complex tactical manipulation to achieve noble idealistic goals.”

Which is why up to $16 million in taxpayer funds will have been sent to the Clintons by Election Day of 2016, with some of it allocated to the “salaries and benefits of staff at his family’s foundation,” according to Politico on March 12. “But scrutiny of the act—and of the vast financial empire built by the Clintons—is poised to intensify as questions mount about the family’s commingling of personal, political, government and foundation business,” it reports.

Like so many in the media, in 2008 Rosenbaum refused to accept the rotten core—that Mrs. Clinton might have actually been cynical and politically calculating at such an early age.

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Do You have Hope?

by Dr. Robert Owens on Saturday, January 17th, 2015

This is article 105 of 105 in the topic Preserving America

Marching out of Yorktown to surrender the British Army played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.” As I drive to Meg Lo Mart to make my latest deposit of monopoly money in a Chinese savings account all I can do is mumble the final tag-line of the Wicked Witch of the West, “What a world? What a world?”

There is a massive unspoken problem in America today, floating like the iceberg in front of the Titanic waiting to sink the unsinkable ship. Founded by revolutionaries crying “No taxation without representation!” the Republic these revolutionaries devised has devolved into a society where more than 40% of the people pay no Federal Income Tax and the number of people receiving government benefits is even higher. What incentive would these non-paying receivers have to reign in an overbearing and intrusive government? This unseen and unspoken problem is a cancer in the body politic.

Self-serving professional politicians buy votes by exempting non-productive people from personal financial responsibility while providing ever-expanding benefits at the expense of the productive. This is not the right versus left, conservative versus liberal, democrat versus republican he-said-she-said endless debate that devours the chatocracy of cable’s wall-to-wall talking-heads. This is not an academic exercise that pointy-headed political science and history majors with dueling pocket protectors debate for hours in their mother’s basement as they post their latest scoop on their samizdat blogs. If it is not any of these things what is it? It is a dagger pointing directly at the heart of our civilization.

Western Civilization awoke from the slumber of the Dark Ages enlightened and empowered by a belief, based in the Judeo-Christian tradition that humanity has an innate right to be free and a natural right to excel. Rights and freedoms are given by God not bestowed at the whim of some Legend-in-his-own-mind Leader. This civilization gathered steam in Europe exploding upon the world stage through an energetic period of exploration.

In America after a revolution fought by farmers and merchants against the greatest empire of the day the Founders, dared to declare “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” After centuries of government thugs standing on the windpipe of everyday people these self-sacrificing giants observed that in a civilized world government was not imposed by the strong upon the weak it was instead built upon a social contract between the governed and those entrusted with the privilege to govern when they said, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Today this bold and unique experiment in freedom is being devoured from within and challenged from without. Those who believe the collective should reign over the individual, those who believe in the suffocating sameness of socialism over the rough-and-tumble of capitalism have worked for generations building a culture of dependency which has tempered the steel will of the pioneers into the sloppy demands of the couch-potato slacker waiting for someone to find their remote as they guzzle some refreshments and wait for the game as bread and circuses take the place of innovation and accomplishment.

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Dear Congressman John Boehner

by American Grams on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

This is article 133 of 135 in the topic US Congress

This letter to Speaker John Boehner was shared on Facebook. It sums up the way many patriots are feeling about congress.

For those of you on my friends list that either choose not to engage in politics, not to pay attention to those in power, or just simply don’t agree with me, please ignore the following. I do not want to offend anybody except the corrupted politicians in Washington DC, of which, I believe are offensive to this country.

If you are still reading, then please take the time to read what I have written to the the Speaker of the House, Congressman John Boehner. If you agree with me, please consider sending a copy of this, or you have my permission to edit this as you so choose and send your own version to the Speaker of the House. His address, web link, and phone number is included.

Speaker of the House Jan 1, 2015
H-232 the Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0600
Fax: (202) 225-5117
http://www.speaker.gov/contact/

Speaker Boehner,

First, I’ll wish you a Happy New Year. Much work needs to be done and now that Republicans are the majority in both Houses of Congress, you have no excuse. Even though I do not live in your Congressional District, as Speaker of the House, you are my Constitutional Representative, and I have legitimate expectations.

The results of the 2014 mid-term elections are a step in the right direction but not because Republican’s are now in power. To the contrary, it is because the Democrats are no longer in power. There is a big difference, and if Republican’s fail to properly “Support and Defend the US Constitution”, and properly, exercise your lawful authority, then you will also find yourselves removed from power in 2016.

At present, it appears you are failing the American People. President Obama continues his lawless actions in large part, because you and the Congress refuse to exercise your Constitutional Authority. Your OATH OF OFFICE, “to Support and Defend the US Constitution from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC”, is expected and demanded by the American People. What will it take for you to actually stand up to this lawlessness and represent the American People? If we are a nation of laws then enforce them. If not, you are not worthy of your lawful Constitutional Authority and do not serve the good of the nation. Represent us or resign.

I liken Republican’s to the baseball player who steps to the plate and wants so badly to score, he only swings for the fence, not having the understanding that he has to hit the ball first, and safely make it to first base. A base hit here is necessary for the team (America) and your strikeouts are hurting our efforts to win. In fact, it appears, based upon your actions, most of you are playing for the other team.

The president knowingly and willingly violates our laws and you have done nothing but file a lawsuit. Excuse me; you have also funded his unlawful amnesty for the next three months. While that may seem politically correct to you, it is a joke to the American People and the world.

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December 31, 1912

by Daniel Greenfield on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

This is article 146 of 147 in the topic History

(The posting of this article has become an annual tradition of historical proportion at this blog.)

The next year  sweeps around the earth like the hand of a clock, from Australia to Europe and across the great stretch of the Atlantic it rides the darkness to America. And then around and around again, each passing day marking another sweep of the hours.

In Times Square crowds of tourists gather in clumps behind police barricades, clutching their corporate swag beneath video billboards shifting and humming in the cool air. And the same scene repeats in other squares and other places even if it doesn’t feel like there is a great deal to celebrate.

While the year makes its first pass around the world, let us leave it behind, open a door in time and step back to another year, a century past.

December 31, 1912.

The crowds are just as large, though the men wear hats. The word gay is employed with no touch of irony. Liquor is harder to come by because the end of the year, one hundred and two years ago, has fallen on a Sunday.

There are more dances and fewer corporate brands. Horns are blown, and the occasional revolver fired into the air, a sight unimaginable in the controlled celebrations of today’s urban metropolis.

The Hotel Workers Union strike fizzled out on Broadway though a volley of bricks was hurled at the Hotel Astor during the celebrations. New York’s finest spent the evening outside the Rockefeller mansion waiting to subpoena the tycoon in the money trust investigation. And the Postmaster General inaugurated the new parcel service by shipping a silver loving cup from Washington to New York.

On Ellis Island, Castro, a bitter enemy of the United States, and the former president of Venezuela, had been arrested for trying to sneak into the country while the customs officers had their guard down. Gazing at the Statue of Liberty, Castro denied that he was a revolutionary and bitterly urged the American masses to rise up and tear down the statue in the name of freedom.

Times Square has far fewer billboards and no videos, but it does have the giant Horn and Hardart Automat which opened just that year, where food comes from banks of vending machines giving celebrating crowds a view of the amazing world of tomorrow for the world of 1912 is after all like our own. We can open a door into the past, but we cannot escape the present.

The Presidential election of 1912, like that of 2012, ended in disaster. Both Taft and Roosevelt lost and Woodrow Wilson won. In the White House, President Taft met with cabinet members and diplomats for a final reception.

Woodrow Wilson, who would lead America into a bloody and senseless war, subvert its Constitution, and begin the process of making global government and statism into the national religion of his party, was optimistic about the new year. “Thirteen is my lucky number,” he said. “It is curious how the number 13 has figured in my life and never with bad fortune.”

Americans today face the lightbulb ban.

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2014 Quote of the Year

by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This is article 700 of 701 in the topic Healthcare

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NOBODY WOULD DO THAT!

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Monday, December 22nd, 2014

This is article 470 of 472 in the topic Government Corruption

22 December 2014: I remember one time when I was telling my friend Judy something that one of the globalist elites had said, that openly showed what they intended to do. Her reply was, “He can’t mean that. Nobody would do that.”  Well, that is probably what people who read “Mein Kampf” before World War II said about what Hitler said. But he did mean it. And he did do it.

Back in the early sixties, I knew a nice family with teenagers. A girl named Sarah attended an integrated high school in a large American city in the east. She had befriended some black students there. By all accounts, they were all friends and got along well with each other. One day a car pulled up next to her. It was filled with the young black men she befriended. One of the young men stuck his head out of the window and asked in a friendly tone, “Hey, Sarah, do you want to go for a ride?” Having some time to spare, she said, “sure” and got into the car. Then she asked them, “Where are we going?” And they gave the name of a park along a river that is fairly untraveled. During that time, you rarely see people there. Usually just a few hikers, or somebody who got out of their car to look at the river and the pretty scenery a while.

After they were well on their way to the park, they told her that when they got there, they were going to rape her. They were laughing and smiling when they said it, so Sarah thought it was all a big joke, and she laughed along with them. But when they got to that park, they gang raped her.

When Sarah’s mother took those boys to court for raping her daughter, their attorney made Sarah look like a whore, because she got into that car, and she had been laughing along with those boys. Her mother told me that the court case did as much damage to her as the rape did.

When those boys said that, Sarah was probably thinking, “They can’t mean that. Nobody would do that. And these are my friends.” Plus they were smiling and laughing and acting friendly.

But they did mean it. And they did it. And they boasted about it ahead of time. And they were laughing about it.

That reminds me of what the elites are doing to us, “the great unwashed,” right now. They are telling us what they are going to do. They have no conscience, and they can smile and look right in our face while they say it. They are doing it to us. They will do the rest of it to us. And they are laughing at us.

They are boasting about it while they are doing it, and before they do even worse things. Just like those boys did to Sarah.

By Maria Kneas, author of Prepare for Persecution

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Helter Skelter amid a perfect storm

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Sunday, December 21st, 2014

This is article 471 of 472 in the topic Government Corruption

“Look out… Helter Skelter… She’s coming down fast… Yes she is.”

21 December 2014:  Two police officers were executed in New York City by a lone gunman on Saturday who was reportedly exacting revenge for the deaths of two black men by police, one from Ferguson and the other from Staten Island. The bold execution of two uniformed officers sitting in a police car in broad daylight, in a city that has one of the most oppressive gun control laws in the nation, is destined to quickly become one of a series of seminal events in our nation’s history.

This is not a column, however, about the two police officers executed in cold blood, nor is about the deaths of the two black men during (or consequential to) their encounters with white police officers. It is about something much bigger and much more nefarious in its origins. Most people are just not thinking big enough or refusing to see how the citizens of our nation have been, and continue to be psychologically manipulated and carefully programmed into a planned state of chaos, followed by order through more centralized oppression. Americans are about to be caught in a perfect storm created by the global power brokers. The formation of this man-made storm began long ago.

Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer

For those too young to remember, Helter Skelter was a song made famous by The Beatles on their “White Album,” but infamous by the murders perpetuated Manson family. The words Helter Skelter were written in the blood of one of the victims of the brutal homicides that gripped Los Angeles and the nation in August, 1969. The song, particularly in the mind of Charles Manson and his entranced followers, referred to an apocalyptic race war between blacks and whites in the United States.

Most Americans believed, and continue to believe that Manson and his followers were merely insane, and his cult persona was the artifact of a hippie generation of drug-addled degenerates. After all, it was much easier to accept that such horror was nothing more than a “one off” and the cause celeb for the highly promoted yet totally ineffective “war on drugs” initiative. Anyone suggesting that a deeper plot existed was relegated to a “time out” on the grassy knoll with other conspiracy wing nuts.

For anyone with a comprehensive understanding of the rogue intelligence aspects of the Marxist-controlled origins of the Haight-Ashbury movements and the activities of Laurel Canyon during that same era, we knew the events we are presently witnessing would someday arrive. Although it’s taken over four decades of the Marxist-Progressives to keep the embers of the psychotropic experiments aglow, they were always burning beneath the surface and being exploited at every turn by useful idiots embedded in and facilitated by the programmed mass-media.

Today, few have any understanding whatsoever of the “Grand Game” of the globalists. They fail to understand how the seemingly disparate pieces of the big picture puzzle fit together and are falling into place.

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Forum: How Do You feel About The ‘Cromnibus’ Spending Bill? What Does it Signify Politically?

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton on Monday, December 15th, 2014

This is article 527 of 529 in the topic Government Spending

The Watcher’s Council

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: How Do You feel About The ‘Cromnibus’ Spending Bill? What Does it Signify Politically?

The Independent Sentinel: I will take the last part of the question first. It signifies that the Republicans aren’t willing to accept the results of the last election. It’s a Boehner sell-out.

I don’t want to say too much until I see what the new congress does. If they do nothing, it’s time for a third party. They’re trying to shove Jeb Bush on us and have decided that he, Romney and Christie are our only presidential choices for 2016.

The bill funds the unconstitutional amnesty, Obamacare, EPA regulations, abortions, et cetera. The bargaining chip is the DHS. What are they going to do? Tell Barack Obama no amnesty or they will stop funding the Border Patrol?

The Noisy Room: Richard A. Viguerie is absolutely right when he calls most of the Republican leadership “boneless wonders.” And as Senator Rand Paul correctly labeled the CRomnibus, it is an “abomination of a bill,” and it passed narrowly thanks to the betrayal of John Boehner. Boehner lied himself silly as he did exactly what I predicted he would do… he claimed that the Republicans didn’t dare shut down the government and had to pass the CRomnibus to find out what was in it, a la Pelosi. He also claimed the good in the bill, outweighed the bad. So many lies in such a short time. He went all the way with Obama, knowing that the President would kick him out of bed in the morning. Conservatives were Grubered by Boehner and the other Progressive RINOs who wanted everything they passed – they also gave Obama ALL he asked for and oh, so much more.

Every Republican who voted for the CRomnibus must be targeted in primaries and gotten rid of. They are cancerous to the Republic – they are Progressives on the Right side of the aisle and are every bit as much a danger to our country as the Progressive Liberals are. Every one of these Republicans owns this. They weren’t ‘forced’ into anything… they chose this because of money and power. It’s as simple as that.

The implications basically include that unless there is a thunderous turn around, the Republican Party is done. A third party will rise over this betrayal. Conservatives have had enough of the lying RINOs and being manipulated. My hope is that Sarah Palin will run in 2016 with Ted Cruz at her side, or Ted Cruz and Mike Lee or Allen West. It is the only chance left for the Republican Party as it now stands.

One last minute rider in particular – a provision that would effectively raise the amount that high net-worth donors can contribute to political party committees from $97,250 to $777,600, was an egregious slap in the face to the Tea Party and conservatives. It basically ensures that fat cats are the only ones who can afford to run and it is a blatant attempt to shut out Tea Party candidates.

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The New Congress Must Save the USA from the EPA

by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

This is article 80 of 80 in the topic EPA
EPA headquarters in Washington, DC
By Alan Caruba
When the Republican Party takes over majority control of Congress in January, it will face a number of battles that must be fought with the Obama administration ranging from its amnesty intentions to the repeal of ObamaCare, but high among the battles is the need to rein in the metastasizing power of the Environmental Protection Agency.
In many ways, it is the most essential battle because it involves the provision of sufficient electrical energy to the nation to keep its lights on. EPA “interpretations” of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts have become an outrageous usurpation of power that the Constitution says belongs exclusively to the Congress.
As a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, a free market think tank, I recall how in 2012 its president, Joe Bast, submitted 16,000 signed petitions to Congress calling on it to “rein in the EPA.” At the time he noted that “Today’s EPA spends billions of dollars (approximately $9 billion in 2012) imposing senseless regulations. Compliance with its unnecessary rules costs hundreds of billions of dollars more.”
Heartland’s Science Director, Dr. Jay Lehr, said “EPA’s budget could safely be cut by 80 percent or more without endangering the environment or human health. Most of what EPA does today could be done better by state government agencies, many of which didn’t exist or had much less expertise back in 1970 when EPA was created.”
The EPA has declared virtually everything a pollutant including the carbon dioxide (CO2) that 320 million Americans exhale with every breath. It has pursued President Obama’s “war on coal” for six years with a disastrous effect on coal miners, those who work for coal-fired plants that produce electricity, and on consumers who are seeing their energy bills soar.
As Edwin D. Hill, the president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, noted in August, “The EPA’s plan, according to its own estimates, will require closing coal-fired plants over the next five years that generate between 41 and 49 gigawatts (49,000 megawatts) of electricity” and its plan would “result in the loss of some 52,000 permanent direct jobs in utilities, mining and rail, and at least another 100,000 jobs in related industries. High skill, middle-class jobs would be lost, falling heavily in rural communities that have few comparable employment opportunities.”
“The United States cannot lose more than 100 gigawatts of power in five years without severely compromising the reliability and safety of the electrical grid,” warned Hill.
In October the Institute for Energy Research criticized the EPA’s war on coal based on its Mercury and Air Toxics Rule and its Cross State Air Pollution Rule, noting that 72.7 gigawatts of electrical generating capacity have already, or are scheduled to retire. “That’s enough to reliably power 44.7 million homes, or every home in every state west of the Mississippi river, excluding Texas.” How widespread are the closures? There are now 37 states with projected power plant closures, up from 30 in 2011. The five hardest hit states are Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, and Georgia.
If a foreign nation had attacked the U.S.

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When CPS Kidnaps Children for Money

by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

This is article 4 of 4 in the topic Child Protective Services

“If I have it my way, you’ll never see your mommy and daddy again.” These cruel words were reportedly uttered to eight-year-old Jaxon Adams by a Missouri doctor working closely with Child Protective Services. While we don’t know if this statement will prove prophetic, the fact is that some children will never see their parents again — or, at least, not for a very long time — because of CPS.

And it has been alleged that many of these youngsters are essentially kidnapped — for money.

The New American reported Thursday on the plight of Cleave and Erica May Rengo, a young Washington State couple whose three children were, many say, seized from them unjustly. And far from being alone, the Rengos have now joined a legion of parents whose kids have been abducted by the state.

But these are all abused children, correct? Virtually always. There is a question, however, as to who their abusers are. Is it the parents?

Or the state?

Or both?

This clearly varies on a case by case basis, but there is one constant of which many are unaware:

Every time CPS seizes a child, it gets money from the federal government.

Lots of money.

And critics have warned that this has a corruptive effect. As New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola wrote in 2011:

[D]id you know that the money funneled to states and child protective services actually encourages them to accuse you of child abuse and even murder, and to take your children, even if you’re not guilty, and even though they have absolutely no proof that you harmed your child?

Horrendous as it sounds, it’s true: child abuse has become a business — an industry of sorts — that actually pays states to legally abduct your children and put them up for adoption!

Mercola then quotes a source informing about a California politician who pledged to expose this practice:

“Most people are not aware of how much profit many of these services provide the county,” John Van Doorn told a San Diego newspaper. “These profits are hard to ignore and even more difficult to pass up.”

Counties can bring in thousands of dollars in excess revenue for each child in foster care, Van Doorn said — which means they have more incentive to remove children from their families than to keep families intact. “As such … our county government is a major factor in the dismantling of families and/or destruction of children’s lives,” he said.

No one has to tell this to Michael Minkoff, a father who alleges that his children were unjustly taken by CPS. Likening many American local governments to the Chinese regime — which has been accused of stealing children to profit from selling them for adoption — he levels a serious charge: CPS standards for seizing children aren’t just governed by whether they’re abused, but also whether they’re “marketable.” He writes:

While we were in LA fighting to get our children back, a little black boy was beaten to death by his step-father. Neighbors had called CPS six times over the course of a few months. No one ever showed up.

Do you know how many calls it took for someone to show up and take our beautiful white baby twin girls? One call.

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