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HILLARY CLINTON MERCHANDISE GOES ON SALE -- COMPLETE WITH UNION BUG REMINDING THEM THEY NEED HILLARY AND THE TAXPAYERS TO BAIL THEM OUT IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Other than being corrupt, incompetent, and a socialist, there is another problem that comes with Hillary Clinton: Rampant socialistic unionism …

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As if the unions do not realize that they have BILLIONS in unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities – especially under declining employment and Obamacare –looming in the near future and which can only be satisfied by tapping the taxpayer’s income and bank accounts.

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Bottom line …

Are the ignorant and apathetic among “We the People” in favor of supporting any candidate that blindly swears allegiance to socialism and unions who have made political corruption a way of life and have nearly bankrupted our cities and states without any corresponding benefits in innovation, productivity, or even mutual benefit?

An example can be found in California Department of Motor Vehicles where a telephone call takes over one-hour on hold and non-personalized license plates take up to three months to ship. All because the public employee unions control California. Think how much better it would be to cut out all the DMV personnel and stockpile standard licenses at an Amazon warehouse, send them the electronic label and dropship to the vehicle owner within days? No muss, no fuss, and at a reasonable expense. Innovation, efficiency, and real dollar savings sacrificed on the alter of unionism.

Hillary is Obama’s Third Term on Steroids! Promising more socialism, zero transparency, and more spying and loss of freedom. And, worst of all, more unionism.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


Progressives not so subtly characterizing Zimmerman as "self-appointed neighborhood vigilante"

This is how the progressive characterize and distort the Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin reporting …

Look at how the progressives insert pejoratives when reporting. The neighborhood is a gated community controlled by a homeowner’s association. As private property, the police do not conduct routine patrols on the property and only appear when summoned. Thus, the HOA has their own neighborhood watch organization – which residents join and must be approved. So it is unlikely that Zimmerman is self-appointed, although he may be characterized as a volunteer. As for being a vigilante, this is a pejorative mischaracterization of all neighborhood watch volunteers. The term “up to no good” is clearly taken out of context – and may accurately describe the actions of a person of suspicious origin, acting suspiciously by cutting between homes and not using established sidewalks. The dispatcher’s comments are not an order as Zimmerman is not a police officer and the dispatcher has no authority to do much more than elicit information and provide suggestions. Therefore, the remote dispatcher has no way of knowing what the on-scene conditions might be or the ability to decide on a course of action.

Defense: Block Zimmerman's Calls

Prosecutors in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial sought on Monday to have the self-appointed neighborhood vigilante’s previous calls to police be admitted into evidence, while the defense has tried to block them as irrelevant to the case at hand. Prosecutors played a tape of a previous call Zimmerman made to a non-emergency number, in which Zimmerman described 17-year-old Trayvon Martin as “up to no good.” Zimmerman offered to follow the teen, although the dispatcher said “You don’t need to do that.” Earlier on Monday, defense attorney Don West said he hoped the jury hadn’t heard of Zimmerman, using a knock-knock joke to illustrate his point. Nobody laughed.

Read it at NBC News

Source: Defense Tries to Block Zimmerman Calls - The Daily Beast

Now read the NBC news story where the words used in the story above do not appear. A deliberate attempt to condition the debate to advance the progressive’s agenda that Zimmerman is guilty of racial profiling and committed a crime. For the record, the progressive article is commentary and not journalistic reporting, so such comments are permissible as opinion, and not necessarily reported fact.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


NSA SCANDAL: EDWARD SNOWDEN PLACES BIGGER TARGET ON HIS BACK

How stupid do you have to be to sign your own death warrant? Suggesting that there are encrypted files that will be useful to the enemies of the United States which will be released upon your death. Giving all of our enemies a chance to obtain valuable intelligence and damage the United States by killing you?

Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him -- Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won’t disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.

 As the U.S. government presses Moscow to extradite former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, America’s most wanted leaker has a plan B. The former NSA systems administrator has already given encoded files containing an archive of the secrets he lifted from his old employer to several people. If anything happens to Snowden, the files will be unlocked.

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who Snowden first contacted in February, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday that Snowden “has taken extreme precautions to make sure many different people around the world have these archives to insure the stories will inevitably be published.” Greenwald added that the people in possession of these files “cannot access them yet because they are highly encrypted and they do not have the passwords.” But, Greenwald said, “if anything happens at all to Edward Snowden, he told me he has arranged for them to get access to the full archives.”

 The fact that Snowden has made digital copies of the documents he accessed while working at the NSA poses a new challenge to the U.S. intelligence community that has scrambled in recent days to recover them and assess the full damage of the breach. Even if U.S. authorities catch up with Snowden and the four classified laptops the Guardian reported he brought with him to Hong Kong the secrets Snowden hopes to expose will still likely be published.

 A former U.S. counterintelligence officer following the Snowden saga closely said his contacts inside the U.S. intelligence community “think Snowden has been planning this for years and has stashed files all over the Internet.” This source added, “At this point there is very little anyone can do about this.”

 The arrangement to entrust encrypted archives of his files with others also sheds light on a cryptic statement Snowden made on June 17 during a live chat with The Guardian. In the online session he said, “All I can say right now is the U.S. government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me. Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped.” Source: Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if “Anything Happens” To Him - The Daily Beast

If you love freedom, why shelter in place in areas controlled by the enemies of the United States?

Snowden flees to Hong Kong, controlled by China, operated by a Communist government known for its intelligence activities in stealing U.S. military and commercial secrets. And, the Snowden apparently visits Russia, operated by a Communist government known for its intelligence activities in stealing U.S. military and commercial secrets.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was still in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, was free to leave and should do so as soon as possible.

Putin told a news conference during a visit to Finland that he hoped the affair would not affect relations with Washington, which wants Russia to send him to the United States, but indicated Moscow would not hand him over.

"We can only hand over foreign citizens to countries with which we have an appropriate international agreement on the extradition of criminals," Putin said, adding that Snowden has committed no crime in Russia.

He dismissed U.S. accusations against Moscow over the case as "ravings and rubbish", saying that Russian security agencies had not worked with Snowden but added that he hoped the affair would not hurt relations with the United States. <Source>

Bottom line …

With all of their snooping abilities, will the NSA now inspect every encrypted file passing over the internet, using Snowden’s security breach as a cause célèbre? Is Snowden a plant, an NSA operative sent to provide disinformation to our enemies or to infect and map their intelligence systems?

One thing is sure, his appears to be confident, well-trained, articulate, and always on-message with no signs of emotion, the nervousness of a person who has just created havoc within his country.

Can’t wait to see how the story unfolds as there still is the possibility that Snowden is actually a whistleblower and pointing out that a bipartisan cabal has been using government offices to manipulate the broader government, the economy, and the citizens of the United States.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE PROGRESSIVES IS ILLUSTRATED IN THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

If you know nothing about the fight between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman in Florida, you have not been paying attention. Today, for all the world to see, with the prosecution squaring off against the defense and delivering their opening statements. The prosecution contends George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin and the defense contends it was self-defense.

There is another factor at play beyond justice – the ugly impact of progressive thought.

It used to be that, here in America, a person was presumed innocent until proven guilty. But, the progressives have subverted that American concept and turned it upside down and inside out in their own Orwellian way. A dark place where up is down, down is up, right is left, left is right, good is evil, and evil is good. Now it is "guilty until proven innocent." Redefining our history, culture, and legal system to pursue their political agenda. An agenda that divides Americans into hyphenated-Americans, each with a grievance that can only be redressed by voting for the progressives.

After listening, watching, and reading the progressive media’s description of the trial opening, I have come to the conclusion that the progressives are invested in George Zimmerman’s guilt, to be exploited as an example of racism for political purposes. How fast they were to rush to a judgement when they thought this was white-on-black crime; something that detracts from the everyday slaughter of minorities in the inner cities. Corrupt progressive self-serving Black Activists jumped on the bandwagon, seeking media attention to advance their personal agendas. Doing their “no justice, no peace” dance for the cameras. You could almost see the disappointment in their eyes when Zimmerman self-identified as an Hispanic, much as the President self-identifies as Black. But, it mattered littleto them – as they believed that this was a clear cut case of racially profiling an innocent young Black.

The progressives did not care that Zimmerman received visible injuries and was afraid for his life when his head was being pounded against the pavement. The progressives did not care that an eyewitness placed Zimmerman (in red) on the ground, being pounded by Martin (in grey). The progressives did not care that Zimmerman did not appoint himself as a police officer wannabe to the neighborhood watch, but was placed in that position by the Homeowner’s Association that controlled the gated community – where police did not routinely patrol because it was private property. They did not care that Trayvon was not registered as a guest – as was normal HOA procedure – so that he would not appear to be a stranger roaming the streets and cutting between homes. In fact, they didn’t care about anything except the opportunity to rile-up their political base.

Bottom line …

The progressives have subverted justice and the concept of being innocent until proven guilty. Even now, the progressives are planning demonstrations – possibly leading to vandalism and violence – if the verdict goes against their interests. I am confident, that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice will be ready to step in and bring a “civil rights” charge if Zimmerman is acquitted. According to the best advice from progressive Rahm Emanuel, can’t let this crisis go to waste. They must push the agenda harder.

No matter how this trial goes, it is not Zimmerman who is on trial. It is the progressives that have turned America upside down with their political correctness, multi-culturalism, and moral equivalency. It is the progressives that need the distraction so people do not realize that more minorities are killed in the inner cities than Iraq and Afghanistan combined. With the progressive-sympathizers in the mainstream media ignoring the carnage unless it involves children and yields a photo-op.

Wake up people. It is the self-serving progressives who are creating divisive racial hatred to pursue their own socialist agenda. How else can you explain the multitude of Black ministers teaching socialist Black Liberation Theology and not marching against the minority gangs that infest their neighborhoods and turn them into a war zone.

You want a freakin’ march – march to stop gang violence that is killing thousands of Trayvon Martins a year. And, let us not forget, Trayvon Martin reveled in the gangsta culture – something the prosecution is desperately trying to hide from the public. The media already knows it and it is primarily why they use a false picture taken years ago in their stories.

America and justice is being screwed by the progressives and now you have a front row seat.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IF JAMES CLAPPER CAN LIE TO CONGRESS WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE, EDWARD SNOWDEN IS A WHISTLEBLOWER!

I have changed my mind about NSA information leaker, Edward Snowden …

While I personally believe that Edward Snowden violated his security clearance and contractual obligation with respect to handling classified material and may have conveyed classified information to our enemies in China, Russia, or elsewhere, I am going to – for the time being – remove him from the “traitor” class and place him in the “whistleblower” class. Primarily because the Congressional oversight of this nation’s intelligence agencies is woefully lacking and that they knowingly permitted James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, to skate on perjury charges for lying to Congress while under oath.

If James Clapper can lie to Congress with impunity, Snowden is a whistleblower.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lying to Congress and the American people on the question: “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” …

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


OBAMA REDEFINES BUSH'S "WAR ON TERROR," IT IS NOW THE "WAR ON EXTREMISM"

It is hard to read, see, or hear the nonsensical words of a corrupt, incompetent President like Barack Obama without realizing that the man is either stupid or willing to lie to the American people with impunity and no fear of the consequences.

Here, in his own words, Obama explains that he is taking sides against extremists – even though both sides of the Syrian civil war are extremists, and when they are not fighting each other, they are fighting the United States and Israel.

Watch how Obama usurps the sworn duty of the United Nations and places the burden on America’s back. Where American blood and treasure, once again, are squandered in the Middle East while fighting for some indefinable national interest.

And, watch how Obama ursurps the sole power of Congress to make war and gets us into another undeclared "conflict."

Obama, in his own words … 

Charlie Rose - June 17, 2013 - Guests: Barack Obama, Colum McCann

CHARLIE ROSE:  Let me turn to Syria.  Define the new policy that you are articulating with respect to Syria and why now? 

BARACK OBAMA:  I’m not sure you can characterize this as a new policy. This is consistent with the policy that I’ve had throughout.  Remember how  this evolved.  The President of Syria, Assad, was presented with peaceful protestors in the wake of the Arab Spring.  He responded with violence and suppression and that has continued to escalate. 

And the United States has humanitarian interests in the region, we’ve seen at least 100,000 people slaughtered inside of Syria, many of them women, children, innocent civilians.  And the United States always has an interest in preventing that kind of bloodshed when possible.

<This is the purview of: first, the Islamic community; and second, the United Nations whose Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260.>

We have a regional interest because we now have, for example, more than 500,000 Syrian refugees in neighboring Jordan.  Jordan is a strong ally of ours.  We do not want to see Jordan destabilized as a consequence of what’s happening in Syria.  We’re also seeing Iraq affected, Lebanon obviously affected.  So we have regional interests.

<Why is the United States responsible for mitigating the effects of Syrian refugees when this is clearly an Islamic issue and the oil-rich states whose duty is to provide for their lesser people under the tenets of Islam?>

And finally we’ve got a direct interest when it comes to chemical weapons.  We’ve got a strong taboo that’s been established in the international community against using weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons.  And what developed over several months was high confidence that the Assad regime had used chemical weapons.  And I had been very clear that if we saw the use of chemical weapons taking place by the regime inside of Syria that that would change my calculus.  And it has. 

<Does anyone remember that George Bush was excoriated because no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq; even though Saddam Hussein did  provably kill 5,000 Kurds with chemical weapons. Again it is not our job to police the world. Where is the United Nations?>

Now, in terms of what my goals are.  The goals are a stable non-sectarian representative Syrian government that is addressing the needs of its people through political processes and peaceful processes.  We’re not taking sides in a religious war between Shia and Sunni.  Really what we’re trying to do is take sides against extremists of all sorts and in favor of people who are in favor of moderation, tolerance, representative government and over the long term stability and prosperity for the people of Syria. 

<President Obama is, once again, lying to the American public. One, there will never be a stable non-sectarian government when it comes to the internal conflict between the majority Sunnis and the minority Shia. We are taking sides – siding with the Sunnis against the minority Alawites. By definition, the participants in any civil war is a war of extremists. There are no moderates when you are forced to choose sides. Moderation and tolerance are not even words familiar to those observing Islam.>
 
And so my goal -- we’ve been supporting an opposition.  We’ve been trying to help the opposition along with our international partners help the opposition become more cohesive.  We’ve been assisting not only the political opposition but also the military opposition so that there is a counterweight that can potentially lead to political negotiations with the evidence of chemical weapons.  What we’ve said is we’re going to ramp up that assistance.  And my hope continues to be, however, that we resolve this through some sort of political transition.

<Has anyone noticed that Assad leads a minority party and tolerated other minorities like the Christians. It was the opposition, the al Qaeda-like jihadists, who are the extremists who are demanding an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law – with little or no tolerance for diversity of thought or religion.>

But what’s been clear is that Assad at this point -- in part because of his support from Iran and from Russia believes that he does not have to engage in a political transition; believes that he can continue to simply violently suppress over half of the population.  And as long as he’s got that mind-set it’s going to be very difficult to resolve the situation there.

<Who is the United States to interfere in a civil war, take sides where both sides are extremists pushing their own ideology. This is clearly a job for the Islamic states and the United Nations. These Islamic states appear to be big on criminalizing “hate speech” against Islam, but refuse to deal with their own conflicts – in essence, hiring America as a mercenary power.>
 
Source: http://www.charlierose.com/download/transcript/12981

Bottom line …

How the hell can we believe that Obama is now going to declare war on Hezbollah as a terrorist organization because they are supported by Iran and that we are entering Syria on the side of the good guys, where there are no terrorists? To believe that extremists are only found on one side in Syria is crazy … but then again Obama, Kerry, and Clinton have no problems lying to the relatively uninformed American people.

Friends of Syria???

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is being kept in power with ongoing help from Iran and its proxy militia in Lebanon, Hezbollah, the US secretary of state John Kerry warned on Saturday 22 June.

Kerry told a conference of the so-called "Friends of Syria" group in Doha, Qatar, that military support from Iran and Hezbollah was escalating the conflict. "The continued bloodshed at the hands of the Assad regime and the increasing involvement of Iran and its proxy Hezbollah threaten the very prospects of a political settlement and of peace," said Kerry.

"The regime's use of chemical weapons crossed President Obama's and other nations' red lines. And we also condemn - all of us - any atrocity or any excess by any extremists or by any oppositionist group that might engage them." <Source>

Follow the money: the campaign contributions, and the special interests who need to keep their tap into America’s treasury alive now that Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down. Truth be told, we will still be involved – replacing our military with so-called civilian contractors, in truth, highly-paid mercenaries who operate with their own rules of engagement.

Follow the political need for a diversion: so President Obama and his fellow travelers are not held accountable for their potentially criminal acts in various scandals. Notably gun running to the Mexican drug cartels in Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservatives who tried to raise money for the republicans and thus subverting a national election, the NSA spying scandal that may have a political component as far as an internal turf war between the CIA on one side and the NSA and FBI on the other (brought down Petraeus as head of the CIA), and the gun-running to al Qaeda terrorists in Syria (something he appears to be trying to legitimize.)

It is time to clean the Washington cesspool in 2014 – removing democrats who have damaged our nation and who threaten to repeat and extend the damage in 2016 with Hillary Clinton. Not that a Jeb Bush presidency would be welcomed by me.

We are screwed if we do not take some form of action and separate the corrupt politicians from their funding and media sources. And, if you believe that any Islamic civil war has moderates, you are as crazy as Obama and his fellow travelers.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


The truth about government waste, fraud, and abuse ... they do not care!

When it comes to government bureaucracy, there appears to be little concern for waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer funds. Corrupt politicians have been promising to curb governmental waste for decades, yet it continues stronger and more virulent than before. Similarly, corrupt politicians have been promising to make the United States energy independent, yet we are even more dependent on foreign oil than ever before.

When is the voter who pays taxes going to realize that the government actually has the means and opportunity to curb much of the waste, fraud, and abuse … but lacks the motivation? One, because it might reduce the amount of money and political power that is associated with the expenditure of large amounts of money to the special interests. And two, it would require someone to speak out about their employer as a much-maligned whistleblower.

The truth is that the government knows where most illegal aliens are, they have their phony tax and social security records that are flagged by the government’s computer systems. But, they chose not to take action.

How can the government explain this …

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Figure 6 provides the most frequently used addresses that were issued tax refunds used on ITIN tax returns in Processing Year 2011.

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Figure 7 provides examples of the most used bank account numbers issued tax refunds on ITIN tax returns in Processing Year 2011.

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Read the heavily redacted audit report here.

"The IRS issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to undocumented aliens to improve nonresident alien compliance with tax laws. This IRS practice seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s (INS) mission to identify undocumented aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry." <Source>

And it is not only the illegal aliens, but some of the most respected people and companies in the country …

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Ugland House is a building located in George Town, Cayman Islands Located on South Church Street, the building is the registered office address for 18,857 entities and has for years been linked to tax avoidance strategies.

Why the banking lobby demanded Congress allow the use of ITINs …

It is a no-brainer, the banking industry is about making money and to them money has no color, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Federal rules demand that a depositor or borrower produce a social security number – and when one is not available, it disadvantages the industry. Thus, the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number that looks like a social security number was born. Sold to Congress and the people as encouraging illegal aliens to pay their fair share of taxes. Unfortunately, the negative consequences also enabled fraud on a massive scale. Detectible fraud if the government cared to pursue the matter.

How does the government explain this?

Massage Therapists, Chiropractors Wrote Drug Prescriptions They Shouldn’t Have—and Medicare Paid

In 2009, massage therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors and other professionals wrote hundreds of thousands of drug prescriptions without the authority to do so.

In some cases these were controlled substances like oxycodone, but Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs, paid for them anyway.

A report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general outlines how, in 2009, Medicare’s prescription-drug benefit paid for prescriptions written by health and health-related professionals who did not have the authority to write them under Medicare’s rules. Prescriptions were written by massage therapists, athletic trainers, dietitians, audiologists, opticians, contractors, home health aides, interpreters, transportation companies, lodging companies, speech-language assistants, music and art therapists, nursing technicians, veterinarians. <Source>

The government has a list of authorized doctors with DEA narcotics license numbers. The pharmacists who filled these prescriptions have access to license numbers. So where are the stories about people going to jail for writing illegal prescriptions and defrauding Medicare?

Bottom line …

We have a corrupt government whose revolving door between industry and government is constantly spinning. How else can you explain that the same people who profited from the near-collapse of the United States economy are the same ones who appear to be profiting from the repair and restoration efforts? Why top government prosecutors are given cushy jobs in top law firms although their credentials and abilities would not command anywhere near their pay levels in an open market. The truth is that it is not what you know, but who you know and can influence in the future that counts. Not that they would openly bribe another individual, but that individual, knowing that their day will come, makes them amenable to finding the loophole, shading the truth, and/or providing a little advance warning about things to come.

We need to reform the tax code and our laws … to eliminate the loopholes, inconsistencies, redundancies, and other arcane loopholes that benefits the professionals, lawyers, accountants, and consultants – and, at the same time disadvantages the citizen, consumer, and taxpayer.

Do you know what this really means?

On page 35, line 24 of the new immigration reform bill …

Notwithstanding paragraph (1), nothing in this subsection shall require the Secretary to install fencing, or infrastructure that directly results from the installation of such fencing, in a particular location along the Southern border, if the Secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain effective control over the Southern border at such location.

The “paragraph (1)” that new waiver refers to is the one that supposedly “requires” the construction of a fence along the border.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a strategy, to be known as the ‘Southern Border Fencing Strategy,’ to identify where 700 miles of fencing (including double-layer fencing), infrastructure, and technology, including at ports of entry, should be deployed along the Southern border,” that paragraph of the bill reads.

This could allow illegal aliens to be granted amnesty, or legalized “Registered Provisional Immigration (RPI)” status, once Secretary Napolitano submits a fencing (and border security) plan to Congress. However, this provision allows Napolitano to decide against building the fence after doing so, with no legal ramifications. <Source>

What it really means is that the government can tell the public and the media one thing, and then ignore it at their will – a will driven by government bureaucrats who see billions in new bureaucracy, special interests who see billions in new contracts, the financial industry seeing billions in new business – AND A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Our government has been subverted and perverted by those who have sold out their constituency, consumers, citizens, and country for a few dollars and political power. Something that must be fixed in 2014 by eliminating corrupt politicians from congress. Starting with the democrats who gave us Obamacare and illegal alien shamnesty. And, those who know that the problems can be solved, but have refused to do so for decades. All to gain or maintain political power and feather their own nests.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


MANY A TRUTH IS SAID IN JEST ... LIBERAL URGES FAIR TREATMENT FOR CAPTURED TALIBAN AND AL QAEDA TERRORISTS

This is too good to avoid passing on as it states a fundamental truth in a humorous manner …

The truth is that while we may support political correctness, multi-culturalism, and moral equivalency, it is based more on our feelings, conditioned by our education and environment, than reality. The truth is that those who are similarly conditioned by their education and environment have equally strong feelings about their beliefs … and because they do not have the sensitivities and filters of a progressive liberal, they might be willing to kill you without a second thought. That’s right, kill you without a second thought merely because you hold those beliefs and have no intrinsic value in their worldview. In fact, their God has told them that it is perfectly fine to kill you and that they will be rewarded for the act in the hereafter. And, should someone kill them before they kill you, they will be similarly rewarded because they died in the cause of jihad, their hold war.

Whereas you may believe that you can change a terrorist’s viewpoint – or even the viewpoint of an ordinary Muslim – the truth is that their education tells them it is their DUTY to kill or enslave you to further their religion, And, make no mistake about it, this is believed by both peasants and the more educated among them. Witness the fact that there are engineers, doctors, and other highly educated people among the terrorists. How many people know that the President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, lived in Southern California and received his PhD from the University of Southern California. Yes, the man who lived among us is promoting jihad in his own land. The organization he represents, the Muslim Brotherhood, has codified their credo. "Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” They have no tolerance for other religions and other common human rights. If you are a woman, you are a form of property like a goat. And, there can be no argument.

Qur'an (4:34) - "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great."

Qur'an (38:44) - "And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath..."  Allah telling Job to beat his wife.

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So, even if you find this phony internet letter funny, consider the more fundamental truth it provides  … 

A Canadian female libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the Canadian government, complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. She demanded a response to her letter correspondence.

She received back the following reply:

National Defense Headquarters
M Gen George R. Pearkes Bldg.,15 NT
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa , ON K1A 0K2
Canada

Dear Concerned Citizen,

Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound concern of treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian Forces who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities.

Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were heard loudly and clearly here in Ottawa . You will be pleased to learn, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself, we are creating a new department here at the Department of National Defense, to be called ‘Libertarians Accept Responsibility for Killers' program, or L.A.R.K. for short.

In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to divert one terrorist and place him in your personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence in Toronto next Monday.

Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint!

It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers. We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommended in your letter. Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his ‘attitudinal problem’ will help him overcome these character flaws.

Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling. Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group. Please advise any Jewish friends, neighbors or relatives about your house guest, as he might get agitated or even violent, but we are sure you can reason with him. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except sexually) since he views females as a subhuman form of property thereby having no rights, including refusal of his sexual demands. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will "recommend" as more appropriate attire.

I'm sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time. Just remember that it is all part of 'respecting his culture and religious beliefs' as described in your letter.

Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job and care for our fellow man. You take good care of Ahmed and remember we'll be watching.

Good luck and God bless you,

Cordially,

Gordon O'Connor
Minister of National Defense

Bottom line …

Unfortunately, liberals are all about feelings … their feelings, as they deny reality. A deadly reality that would allow them to urge that law-abiding Americans be disarmed for the good of all, when anyone can plainly see that this would empower those who break the law, the crazies and the criminals, and create a larger pool of victims.

If you are a liberal, perhaps saying something politically correct makes you feel good and noble about yourself, but if it gets your neighbor killed because of your stupidity, then you are part of the evil and wickedness in the world. And, that is the reality of your sad, sorry life that must depend on living in a fantasy world.

If you are a conservative, remember this when you vote in 2014 against all of the progressives in Congress.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


"HISTORIC" HOO-HAH GOT US A CORRUPT BLACK INCOMPETENT SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT -- DO WE WANT TO REPEAT THAT "HISTORIC" MISTAKE?

Has America and Americans sunk so low as to accept another corrupt, incompetent socialist democrat for president because she is a woman?

Clinton: Female president would send right signal

Hillary Rodham Clinton mused aloud about the significance of America electing its first female president. Left unsaid: whether she might try again to be the one.

In a video of a private Clinton speech posted to YouTube on Friday, Clinton told a Canadian audience that she hoped the U.S. would elect a woman to the White House because it would send "exactly the right historical signal" to men, women and children. She said women in politics need to "dare to compete" and the nation needs to "take that leap of faith."

"Let me say this, hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime," Clinton said at a women's conference in Toronto on Thursday night. "And whether it's next time or the next time after that, it really depends on women stepping up and subjecting themselves to the political process, which is very difficult." The former secretary of state told the cheering audience that she would "certainly vote for the right woman to be president."  Source: News from The Associated Press

Bottom line …

Americans took the election of Barack Obama, as a leap of faith. Ignoring his lack of experience, truthfulness, and dubious associations with terrorists, to elect a man who turned out to be an empty suit. Disengaged, campaigning rather than governing, lazy, incompetent, and lying to the American people. All because he is black and his election would be historic.

So why would we repeat this failed experiment by electing a person with a pattern of corruption, lying to American, and incompetence in pursuing foreign policy. With a personal connection with an Arab said to have a connection to the Muslim Brotherhood and a husband who received a waiver from having to report his financial activities.

Based on what the democrats have done to our country, we should purge them all from elected positions and the bureaucracy that they used to abuse Americans.

-- steve

HC-1


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


FORGET THE SMILING FACES: YOUR BANK DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU!

Unless you are a “significant” customer, your bank doesn’t give a rat’s ass about you …

  1. Smiling bank employees on the front end are not the snarling bank employees you will meet when things go south.
  2. The cooperation and understanding you will receive from your bank is directly proportional to your business value.
  3. Banks are fond of claiming that technology cuts costs, dreams up ways to get you to use technology – and then plans to charge you for the convenience.
  4. The bank does not need your money as long as they can borrow funds at extremely low interest rates and keep rolling those loans over; especially when those loans can be secured with dodgy paper like mortgage-backed securities that are held on their books at artificially high prices.
  5. Most interest rates do not cover inflation – and the true cost of living, so your bank deposits are losing value relative to other investments.

So why am I not surprised …

Banks Turn to Fees to Make Mobile Pay

Yet evidence is starting to mount that retail banking fees, so unpopular in areas like checking accounts, may be palatable for mobile banking services. U.S. Bank has been charging 50 cents per mobile check deposit since 2010 and the bank has said its adoption numbers are strong.

Regions Bank, a $120 billion-asset bank based in Birmingham, Ala., is gradually monetizing many of its mobile banking services. Like U.S. Bank, Regions charges for remote deposit capture. "It's a clear value-added service," says Stephen Lamar, senior vice president of e-business product and channel management. "Most of our product roadmap for mobile is monetized, and will continue to be. We're getting quickly to the point where it's not just a lower-cost channel, but a channel we're looking to make overall profitable," Lamar says.

Regions lets its prepaid customers load funds onto their cards through the mobile channel, by selecting from a range of funds availability options. The funds can be available immediately for $5, overnight for $3, or after the standard processing time for 50 cents. The immediate-availability option is provided through a branch check-cashing relationship Regions has with Chexar.

"As a bank we've been focusing on our underbanked customers — we focus on check cashing and prepaid cards," Lamar says. Regulations require that such customers have immediate access to their funds; they can't overdraw. "So while these prepaid customers are getting instant access, why wouldn't our typical deposit account customer like that option also?" Read more at: Banks Turn to Fees to Make Mobile Pay - American Banker Article

Bottom line …

Money is a commodity and access to money depends on your credit rating. Protect your credit rating and shop for the best terms and conditions. Money has no loyalty and neither should you.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS