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Old 10-23-2015, 04:17 PM   #196
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Yep...drag out the investigation so long that nobody cares about it anymore, then secretly acquit her.

DOJ Closes Lois Lerner Investigation Without Charges

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Confirming once again that the U.S. has full devolved into banana republic, moments ago CNN reported that the US Department of "Justice" is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Justice Department said in a letter...
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #197
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Yep...another miscreant is about to become the speaker of the house. He's a RINO establishment neocon.

PAUL RYAN HIRES LOBBYIST WHO PUSHED FOR OBAMACARE AND THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AS HIS CHIEF OF STAFF

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Paul Ryan has a terrible record as a Congressman. I can’t for the life of me understand how anyone can support a guy who’s been wrong on so many important issues, such as voting for the Iraq War and the banker bailouts, jus to name a few.

Which is why no one should be surprised that the useless cadre of Republicans in the House of Representatives are about to make him Speaker. The transition from John Boehner should be flawless.

Of course, Mr. Ryan is already showing his true colors, by naming veteran David Hoppe as his Chief of Staff. Mr. Hoppe has been quite busy over the past few years, lobbying for debacles such as Obamacare and Obamatrade (the TPP). This should leave no doubt as to who this guy actually works for (Hint: not the American people)....
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:14 PM   #198
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"Shocking And Incredible": IG Slams DOD For "Having No Knowledge" About $800 Million Program

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By now most have heard of the infamous gas station in Sheberghan, northern Afghanistan which "cost" the U.S. Department of Defense nearly $43 million to "build."As it turns out this was nothing. As the IG notes, somehow the Department of Defense lost all track and knowledge of a "reconstruction" program that amounted to a whopping $800 million..
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:29 AM   #199
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Natural gas, you really cant even make this shit up. Unbelievable....
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:33 PM   #200
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"Barrel Bombs" And Bullshit: The Tangled Threads Of Washington Lies About Syria And Russia

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One way to view Official Washington is to envision a giant bubble that serves as a hothouse for growing genetically modified “group thinks.” Most inhabitants of the bubble praise these creations as glorious and beyond reproach, but a few dissenters note how strange and dangerous these products are. Those critics, however, are then banished from the bubble, leaving behind an evermore concentrated consensus.

This process could be almost comical – as the many armchair warriors repeat What Everyone Knows to Be True as self-justifying proof that more and more wars and confrontations are needed – but the United States is the most powerful nation on earth and its fallacious “group thinks” are spreading a widening arc of chaos and death around the globe.

We even have presidential candidates, especially among the Republicans but including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, competing to out-bellicose each other, treating an invasion of Syria as the least one can do and some even bragging about how they might like to shoot down a few Russian warplanes...
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:06 PM   #201
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Our military is bombing hospitals...this is shameful.

Two US Military Servicemen Claim 'Doctors Without Borders' Hospital Was Intentionally Targeted

[IMG]Over the last month or so, there’s been a bit of a flurry of U.S. military members with conscience coming forward to tell the truth about incidents or practices they deem unethical. For example, just last month, four former drone operators came forward to denounce the program publicly, coupled with a letter addressed to President Obama. As noted in the post, Drone Whistleblower Claim – Pilots Often High on Drugs; Refer to Children as “Fun Size Terrorists”: The killings, part of the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, the veterans added. Drone operators refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” and liken killing them to “cutting the grass before it grows too long,” said one of the operators, Michael Haas, a former senior airman in the Air Force. Haas also described widespread drug and alcohol abuse, further stating that some operators had flown missions while impaired. Haas also described widespread alcohol and drug abuse among drone pilots. Drone operators, he said, would frequently get intoxicated using bath salts and synthetic marijuana to avoid possible drug testing and in an effort to “bend that reality and try to picture yourself not being there.” Haas said that he knew at least a half-dozen people in his unit who were using bath salts and that drug use had “impaired” them during missions. Moving along to today’s piece, two U.S. servicemen have come forward to claim that, as opposed to the Pentagon’s official story, the military intentionally targeted the Afghan Doctors without Borders hospital, in an attack that killed 31 civilians....[/IMG]
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:34 PM   #202
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Totally Corrupt, no accountability

EPA has not punished anyone for toxic spill at Colorado mine
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A short history of Obama administration accountability:

1. No one fired at ATF or the Justice Department over Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal

2. No one fired at IRS, two employees temporarily demoted over targeting scandal

3. Only six managers at the VA fired or allowed to resign over falsifying wait time records

4. No HHS employee fired over Obamacare exchange fiasco

5. No senior officers have been demoted or removed from CENTCOM for "cooking the books" on ISIS intelligence

6.. No EPA employee disciplined for toxic spill at Colorado mine

As for that last scandal, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a congressional committee she never even yelled at anyone at the EPA for allowing millions of gallons of orange waste to flow into the Animas River.

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday she is unaware of anyone being fired, fined or even demoted for the Gold King Mine spill, prompting Republicans to accuse her of taking the EPA off the hook for the toxic blowout.

“So you’re letting the EPA get off scot-free it sounds like. They are not being held accountable,” said Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colorado Republican, at the House Natural Resources Committee hearing.

Republicans took Ms. Jewell to task for the Interior Department’s investigation into the Aug. 5 spill, saying the October report failed to hold anyone responsible for unleashing 3 million gallons of orange, toxic wastewater into the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado.

“You’re directly responsible for this report. The EPA had promised this committee a thorough investigation,” said Rep. Tom McClintock, California Republican. “We have not gotten one. What we have gotten is a complete, deliberate whitewash.”

Mr. Lamborn asked if anyone had been fired or fined after the spill, to which she replied, “Not that I’m aware of.” Asked if she was aware of anyone being demoted, she referred the question to the EPA.

Asked if she had even yelled at anyone, Ms. Jewell responded, “No, I have not yelled at anybody over this.”

Ms. Jewell defended the Interior investigation, saying it was confined to a technical review of the incident to determine its cause, not to assign blame. The report concluded that the EPA team touched off the spill by removing debris without first testing the water level within the mine.

“I think if you review the technical report, it clearly identifies issues where there turned out to be an error in judgment on the part of EPA,” Ms. Jewell said. “That’s hardly not holding them accountable. It is in fact holding them accountable.”

But Republicans said that excuse wouldn’t fly if a private company had been at fault for violating the Clean Water Act with the blowout, instead of the EPA.

“Yeah, it’s unintentional, but there are still consequences here,” said Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona Republican. “I hope you understand the frustration here. The bureaucracy does not take care of itself because it holds nobody accountable.”

Mr. McClintock listed examples of far smaller spills that have met with fines, criminal penalties and even jail time. He cited the 1994 case of an Alaska backhoe operator who accidentally spilled more than 1,000 gallons of heating oil into a river, resulting in a six-month prison sentence for a company official not at the scene.

And that's the bottom line: what's good for the goose should be good for the gander. A private company who caused a spill like the one at King's Mine would have been drawn and quartered by the EPA – officials would have gone to jail, and they would have been forced to pay for the cleanup.

Instead, we get whitewash and cover-up of responsibility. But as shown above, this is standard operating procedure for the Obama administration. The most "transparent" administration in history is a sick joke, as no one anywhere in government ever does anything wrong.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...#ixzz3tymm6BaJ
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:39 PM   #203
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Eyep...total corruption. It's not just the Obama admin though...this crap has been going on for quite some time. Our Fed gov't is bought/paid for. Whomever has the money, gets their way.
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:18 PM   #204
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You Trump lovers will love this. This is the exact kind of BS he's been talking about doing. Paul Ryan is mostly to blame for allowing this...you know, that guy you voted for last election. When are you guys going to learn? Seig Heil.

CISA Is Now The Law: How Congress Quietly Passed The Second Patriot Act

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Back in 2014, civil liberties and privacy advocates were up in arms when the government tried to quietly push through the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, a law which would allow federal agencies - including the NSA - to share cybersecurity, and really any information with private corporations "notwithstanding any other provision of law." The most vocal complaint involved CISA’s information-sharing channel, which was ostensibly created for responding quickly to hacks and breaches, and which provided a loophole in privacy laws that enabled intelligence and law enforcement surveillance without a warrant.

Ironically, in its earlier version, CISA had drawn the opposition of tech firms including Apple, Twitter, Reddit, as well as the Business Software Alliance, the Computer and Communications Industry Association and many others including countless politicians and, most amusingly, the White House itself.

In April, a coalition of 55 civil liberties groups and security experts signed onto an open letter opposing it. In July, the Department of Homeland Security itself warned that the bill could overwhelm the agency with data of “dubious value” at the same time as it “sweep[s] away privacy protections.” Most notably, the biggest aggregator of online private content, Facebook, vehemently opposed the legislation however a month ago it was "surprisingly" revealed that Zuckerberg had been quietly on the side of the NSA all along as we reported in "Facebook Caught Secretly Lobbying For Privacy-Destroying "Cyber-Security" Bill."

Even Snowden chimed in:


Following the blitz response, the push to pass CISA was tabled following a White House threat to veto similar legislation. Then, quietly, CISA reemerged after the same White House mysteriously flip-flopped, expressed its support for precisely the same bill in August.

And then the masks fell off, when it became obvious that not only are corporations eager to pass CISA despite their previous outcry, but that they have both the White House and Congress in their pocket.

As Wired reminds us, when the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 74 to 21 in October, privacy advocates were again "aghast" that the key portions of the law were left intact which they said make it more amenable to surveillance than actual security, claiming that Congress has quietly stripped out "even more of its remaining privacy protections."

"They took a bad bill, and they made it worse," says Robyn Greene, policy counsel for the Open Technology Institute.

But while Congress was preparing a second assault on privacy, it needed a Trojan Horse with which to enact the proposed legislation into law without the public having the ability to reject it.

It found just that by attaching it to the Omnibus $1.1 trillion Spending Bill, which passed the House early this morning, passed the Senate moments ago and will be signed into law by the president in the coming hours...
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:31 PM   #205
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You Trump lovers will love this. This is the exact kind of BS he's been talking about doing. Paul Ryan is mostly to blame for allowing this...you know, that guy you voted for last election. When are you guys going to learn? Seig Heil.

CISA Is Now The Law: How Congress Quietly Passed The Second Patriot Act
Wait, are you not voting for a republican, Rand Paul?
You, of all people, know there is only one party.
Welcome to the downfall!
Keep paying taxes and voting, sooner or later it will go your way right?
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Oh...this is RICH. Our gov't is going to investigate the corruption in Russia.

Washington Unveils Investigation Into "Russian Meddling" In The EU
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:15 PM   #207
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Oh...this is RICH. Our gov't is going to investigate the corruption in Russian.

Washington Unveils Investigation Into "Russian Meddling" In The EU
Well, you've got to admit, they'll know it when they see it, at least.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:35 PM   #208
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Tying It All Together: Rifle Lost During "Fast And Furious" Found In El Chapo's Hideout

How about that gun control???? These politicians are so full of shit. If this interests you, then you should read about how the CIA controls all the drug cartels for their own profit.
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Well, you've got to admit, they'll know it when they see it, at least.
Now that is a funny statement, almost pissed myself
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:42 PM   #210
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Hillary's Response When Asked If She Will Release Her Goldman Sachs Speech Transcripts

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During the lest Democratic debate on January 17, Hillary Clinton made several populist comments that aimed to show she is "one of the people" and that, like all other candidates, she would aggressively pursue not only bank fraud, but would go after bankers themselves. As we tweeted at the time, these were some of her more prominent soundbites:

"no bank should be too big to fail and no individual too powerful to jail"
"I am going to defend president Obama for taking on Wall Street and getting results"
"I go after the big banks, I am the one the hedge funds are up against"
"we are at least having a vigorous debate about reining in Wall Street"

And then there is the reality: as none other than the NYT reported two days ago, Goldman Sachs alone paid Hillary $675,000 for three speeches in three different states...
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