Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMORAL DECEPTION: The Democrats' "Voting Rights" Fraud

By Hans von Spakovsky and Peter McGinley

Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights cases—and as former Voting Section lawyer Christian Adams points out, only 13 were related to protecting minority voting rights. And, with respect to some of the cases in which the department has been involved, it lost spectacularly—such as its false claim that South Carolina’s voter ID law was discriminatory.

Perhaps President Obama misspoke when he overstated the number of voting rights cases by more than 60—or perhaps he was misinformed by his Attorney General, Eric Holder. In fact, the ever-criticized Bush administration had a much better enforcement record with much higher case numbers than the Obama administration, as was outlined in a report released by the Justice Department’s Inspector General in March 2013. President Obama also made no mention of his administration’s unjustified dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party—that would, after all, not fit the narrative he is trying to propagate. Regardless, President Obama’s exaggerated claims come as no surprise, especially given the setting of this particular speech.

Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference in New York City, where Bertha Lewis, the former CEO of ACORN, an organization convicted of numerous voter registration frauds, participated in a panel discussion earlier in the week, was the perfect arena for the President’s inaccurate claims. In her remarks, Lewis declared that there is a “great fear” of what she called the “darker…new majority” that she says wields power in America. She went on to say that supporters of voter ID laws are attempting to implement a “South African apartheid-type thing where the masters of the universe still rule.” She is apparently unaware that Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former president, supported voter ID laws or that South Africa today has much stricter ID requirements than any state in America.

More than 60,000 software engineers join lawsuit against Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe

Guest post by David North

"Silicon Valley Treats American Workers Like H-1Bs"

That should have been the New York Times headline for today's article about how the major IT employers have been sued "on claims of conspiring to keep their employees down".

Instead, the Times headline predicted the outcome of a class action suit by U.S. workers against Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe with these words: "In Silicon Valley Thriller, a Settlement May Preclude the Finale".

The story was about a case brought against the big firms by 64,613 (presumably mostly citizen) software engineers for, again to quote the paper, "agreeing not to solicit one another's employees in a scheme developed and enforced by [the late] Steven P. Jobs of Apple."

The software giants, which trumpet the sacredness of markets in other arenas, apparently do not like to deal with the forces of a free labor market, in which there is open bidding for the most talented workers.

This should not be news to immigration watchers, as the firms have long used the H-1B program to keep wages down and to discourage competitive bidding for the services of the usually Indian or Chinese software programmers. But this time those tactics, the plaintiffs say, are being used on American workers.

CLOWARD-PIVEN: 18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels

Guest post by Michael Snyder

Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million? In other words, the number of people that are taking money out of the system is far greater than the number of people that are putting money into the system. And did you know that nearly 70 percent of all of the money that the federal government spends goes toward entitlement and welfare programs? When it comes to the transfer of wealth, nobody does it on a grander scale than the U.S. government. Most of what the government does involves taking money from some people and giving it to other people. In fact, at this point that is the primary function of the federal government.

Just check out the chart below. It comes from the Heritage Foundation, and it shows that 69 percent of all federal money is spent either on entitlements or on welfare programs…

So when people tell you that the main reason why we are being taxed into oblivion is so that we can “build roads” and provide “public services”, they are lying to you. The main reason why the government taxes you so much is so that they can take your money and give it to someone else.

We have become a nation that is completely and totally addicted to government money. The following are 18 stats that prove that government dependence has reached epidemic levels…

#1 According to an analysis of U.S. government numbers conducted by Terrence P. Jeffrey, there are 86 million full-time private sector workers in the United States paying taxes to support the government, and nearly 148 million Americans that are receiving benefits from the government each month. How long can such a lopsided system possibly continue?

#2 Ten years ago, the number of women in the U.S. that had jobs outnumbered the number of women in the U.S. on food stamps by more than a 2 to 1 margin. But now the number of women in the U.S. on food stamps actually exceeds the number of women that have jobs.

#3 The U.S. government has spent an astounding 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs over the past five years.

Larwyn's Linx: The American Axis of Despotism

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The American Axis of Despotism: Camp o' the Saints
The ‘We Do What We Want, Bleep You’ Administration: Tom Blumer
Race War to Victory!: Erick Erickson

Obama sends strongest signal yet he expects to lose Senate: Bryan Preston
RINO Choice, Jeb Bush, on Board of Pro-Obamacare Company: Marooned
Feds Threaten to Steal Texas Land… Texas Responds: ConTrib

Sharia in America: Democrats, Muslims seek to criminalize free speech : Geller
Attkisson reveals how Media Matters conspires with mainstream media: LI
NBC could've saved the money and asked Michelle Malkin: Michelle Malkin

Economy

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban: WSJ
You are Safe Now: Real Revo
Chicago School System Promoting Food Stamps: LoneCon

Wash. State threatens to send Obamacare costs through the roof: Moe Lane
Wage Discrimination: Walter Williams
8 Million Guinea Pigs: Dick Morris

Scandal Central

Obamacare strips Stage-4 Cancer patient of coverage AND doctors: Poor Richard
‘Pardon power’: Obama and Holder at it again!: BPR
Well, this seems fair: IRS workers who didn't pay taxes got bonuses: USA Today

Climate & Energy

EPA chief's Earth Week: crop-dusting CO2 in desperate effort to save us from global warming: Michelle Malkin
Exploit the Earth or Die!: ObjStd
U.S. CO2 Emissions at Lowest Level in 20 Years, Thanks to Fracking: CNS

Media

The Systematic Errors In Thomas Piketty's New Book: Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Al Jazeera America lays off dozens, disbands sports as advertisers flee: Creeping
GRAPHIC: HOW THE OBAMACARE FIASCO BECAME LAW: TAB

When Your Enemy Is in the Process of Destroying Himself, Stay Out of His Way: Popehat
Confirmed: Obama the most divisive president in U.S. history: ConTrib
Hillary White Power Clinton: Oliver Willis (2008)

Hillary Clinton Will Be Old by 2016: Erick Erickson
AWESOME MUST SEE “War on Women” ad from a Republican in Michigan: Scoop
Bill Moyers, Paul Krugman Use Dumbass Piketty to Attack America's 'Ugliness' & 'Racism': AmPower

World

WaPo: Obama ‘Dithers,’ Ignores His Own Warnings, May Doom Ukraine: Noah Rothman
Russia Baits US with Nuclear Armed Jets: Trevor Loudon
Was 2013 sniper attack on CA power grid preparation for an act of war?: Allen West

While Defunding U.S. Military, Obama Budget Proposes Massive Buildup of U.N. Military: NewAm
Michigan: Muslim women wear gloves to avoid shaking hands with infidel men: Creeping
Not News: Islamic “Morality Squads” Confiscate Easter Eggs From Students. News: In The UK: WZ

Switching Sides in the War on Terror: Geller
State Department clears Egypt to receive some military aid, including helicopters: Fox
Surprise: Obama administration horrible at tranparency of WMD proliferation: NTI

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Developers: Heartbleed-Affected OpenSSL Code Is Beyond Repair: Gizmodo
The OnePlus One smartphone is a denim-clad $299 Cyanogen monster: Verge
Watch Where 26 Asteroids Recently Slammed Into Earth: Gizmodo

Cornucopia

Laudable Racism: Fred on Everything
Spring Spheres 2014: That’s How We Roll!!!: MOTUS
GRAPHIC: HOW THE OBAMACARE FIASCO BECAME LAW: TAB

Image: 1920 construction of Lincoln Memorial
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QOTD: "No aspect of this administration’s performance exemplifies its “bleep you” approach more than Obamacare.

Even in 2008, Team Obama instinctively knew that the American people would never accept the kind of state-dictated healthcare regime it wished to impose. Thus, the collection of guarantees they knew would not and could not be honored were born: “If you like your healthcare plan, doctor, medical provider, and prescription drug regimen, you can keep them, period.” False, false, false, and false — and delivered unilaterally with deductibles and out-of-pocket costs which would cause many workers in the public sector and at large private firms to begin planning their exit strategies. Too bad, so sad, suckers." --Tom Blumer

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Waving Surrender in the War on Poverty

Via @RealJamesWoods, who is not our summer intern.


Anyone, whether Democrat, Republican or In-between, with an interest in the "War on Poverty", should read this illustrated tale.


EXPERTS: U.S. Woefully Unprepared for EMP-based Blackout

Guest post by Josh Peterson

The catastrophic effects of an electromagnetic pulse-caused blackout could be preventable, but experts warn the civilian world is still not ready.


THEY’RE TESTING: The government testing electromagnetic pulses uses a simulator hanging over an airborne command post.
Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards, said the technology to avoid disaster from electromagnetic pulses exists, and upgrading the nation’s electrical grid is financially viable.

“The problem is not the technology,” Pry said. “We know how to protect against it. It’s not the money, it doesn’t cost that much. The problem is the politics. It always seems to be the politics that gets in the way.”

He said the more officials plan, the lower the estimated cost gets.

“If you do a smart plan — the Congressional EMP Commission estimated that you could protect the whole country for about $2 billion,” Pry told Watchdog.org. “That’s what we give away in foreign aid to Pakistan every year.”

In the first few minutes of an EMP, nearly half a million people would die. That’s the worst-case scenario that author William R. Forstchen estimated in 2011 would be the result of an EMP on the electric grid — whether by an act of God, or a nuclear missile detonating in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Presidential Gong Show!

For some reason, I just remembered the end of the O'Reilly interview of President Obama during, of all things, the Superbowl.


Now, please revisit the 2008 video clip and tell me that isn't ominous.


Via: our must-follow, year-around summer intern, @BiffSpackle.

EARTH DAY 1970: The 7 Dumbest Predictions Made by the Radical Left Environmental Nutjobs

With all due respect, of course.

Over at Ricochet, Jon Gabriel offers a Baker's Dozen, but my top handful are as follows:

  • “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald
  • “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”New York Times editorial
  • “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
  • “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.”Life magazine
  • “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
  • “[One] theory assumes that the earth’s cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun’s heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.”Newsweek magazine
  • “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” — Kenneth Watt
Read the whole thing and try not to chortle at their idiocy.  And hypocrisy.  With all due respect, of course.


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Larwyn's Linx: Everything You Hate About D.C. Is in the Podesta Divorce

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Everything You Hate About D.C. Is in the Podesta Divorce: Myra Adams
Georgia Numbers Show Obama’s ’8 Million Enrollee’ Claim Is A Fraud: HayRide
Rep. Gowdy Wants Subpoenas for Hillary Clinton: Capitalism

But Seriously, Just How Slow-Witted is John Boehner?: AT
Memo to: Republican Candidates, Answer War on Women: Mona Charen
The Bundy Paradigm: Rutherford Institute

The Emotions of Socialism: Gates of Vienna
Obamacare could destroy us: Eagle Rising
Saying Obamacare Debate is Over Won’t Save Democrats: David Limbaugh

Hate Speech Bill Could Give Stasi-Like Power to the FCC: Sara Noble
Bloomberg’s New Gun-Grabber Group Markets Home Invasions: Bryan Preston
Your “moderate,” “mainstreet” Republicans: Protein Wisdom

Economy

The High Cost of Liberalism: Thomas Sowell
Whoops! Half of Georgia’s Insurance Enrollees Haven’t Paid Yet.: NRO
BLM eyes 90,000 acres of Texas land: Breitbart

Scandal Central

The Black Book of Tom Steyer: WFB
The Oligarchs: Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law gets $737M of taxpayers’ money to build solar plant: Knight
BREAKING: Top Dem Wendy Davis Being Investigated by the FBI: ConTrib

Climate & Energy

Shocker! Corn Based Biofuels Worse For Environment Than Gasoline: LoneCon
Happy Earth Day!: Mark Steyn
Global Cooling Denier Fiona Stanley Says Warming Skepticism Is Like “Child Abuse”: Cove

Media

Attkisson: Gee, CBS always liked stories 'perceived to be negative to the Bush administration': AmPower
From the Dept of deadpan: Who’d have thunk it?: Protein Wisdom
How One Brave Woman and Her Group of Patriots Took a Corrupt Border Sheriff Down: Tatler

For any 9/11 troofers out there: Not a Sheep
Knives vs. Guns: Deadly Distance: Mike McDaniel
More Media Matters mistakes on gun-free zones: John Lott

Some questions don’t make sense in a free society: Joe Huffman
EveryFAIL: When Parody Perfectly Mimics Reality: Bob Owens
Oh Look, an Obama Staff Democrat Who Thinks a Bloodthirsty Communist Dictatorship is Cute!: IMAO

World

A good day to talk about professional Armies in 4th Gen warfare...: Random
China seizes Japanese ship in dispute dating to 1930s: Stripes
As Army shrinks, young officers are being pushed out: Stripes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Google boffins beat own Captchas: Register
LG’s G Watch: water and dust resistant, and sport an ‘always-on’ display: NextWeb
Heartbleed and Heartache in FOSS Town: Linux Insider

Cornucopia

'WE didn't need to fill in paperwork last time I landed in Normandy': D-Day veteran: Daily Mail
Obama as a Literary Conceit: MOTUS
Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston: Buckeye Firearms

Image: 'WE didn't need to fill in paperwork last time I landed in Normandy': D-Day veteran
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QOTD: "Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience and are left to the common refuge, which God hath provided for all men, against force and violence." --John Locke

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Smart Cars

A needless tragedy in North Carolina as a woman involved in a single-car crash perished when her "Smart" Car repeatedly rolled over.

A Charlotte woman died Thursday when her 2013 Smart Car ran off N.C. 130 in Robeson County and flipped over, the Highway Patrol said.

The wreck happened at 11:41 a.m. about 6 miles west of Fairmont near Stuarts Mill Road, according to a report filed by Trooper M.J. Connor.

[The female driver] was traveling east on N.C. 130 when the car entered a curve and ran off the right side of the road, the report said.

The car, a convertible, hit a highway sign, rolled over and landed on its top... [the driver], who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, the report said.

These tiny demi-cars are dangerous simply because they do not possess the size or weight to survive serious impacts with conventional vehicles.

They are the product of government intervention, beginning in 1975, when Congress first authorized CAFE standards ostensibly to "save fuel."

As Deroy Murdock observes, "In a crash, most drivers would trade lower MPG for protective layers of thick steel."

Team Obama is fueling [$3,000] anticipated price hikes [per car] by boosting CAFE standards from 35.5 miles per gallon in 2016 to 54.5 MPG by 2025.

The laws of physics are stubbornly impervious to Obama’s green slogans, no matter how abrasively he shouts them. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded in 2007 that “None of the 15 vehicles with the lowest driver death rates is a small model. In contrast, 11 of the 16 vehicles with the highest death rates are mini or small models.”

J.R. Dunn lays out the casualties of the green death merchants.

According to the Brookings Institution, a 500-lb weight reduction of the average car increased annual highway fatalities by 2,200-3,900 and serious injuries by 11,000 to 19,500 per year. USA Today found that 7,700 deaths occurred for every mile per gallon gained in fuel economy standards. Smaller cars accounted for up to 12,144 deaths in 1997, 37% of all vehicle fatalities for that year.

How many deaths have resulted? Depending on which study you choose, the total ranges from 41,600 to 124,800. To that figure we can add between 352,000 and 624,000 people suffering serious injuries, including being crippled for life. In the past thirty years, fuel standards have become one of the major causes of death and misery in the United States — and one almost completely attributable to human stupidity and shortsightedness.

When it comes to exploiting a tragedy to push gun control, the progressives screech, "It's worth it, if we can only save one child!"

How about saving the thousands of men, women and children each year, sentenced to death or horrific injury by insane, useless standards mandated by the government?


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As Prez Urges Lemmings in Congress to Defend Obamacare, Dem Rep. Warns Worst is "About to Hit the Fan"

Gee, I didn't see this on the front page of The New York Times (although, to be fair, I never read the Times, but there you go).
With everyone from Democratic officeholders to a cohort of political bloggers urging, imploring, virtually begging Democratic candidates and incumbents to embrace the Affordable Care Act ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, it seems that only the pollsters are warning that they do so at their own political peril. 

“In terms of Obamacare, don’t defend it,” the respected Democratic pollster Celinda Lake urged in March following the release of her own extensive polling on the issue for George Washington University’s respected Battleground Poll. “Say it was flawed from the beginning, and we’re going to fix it.”
Of course, one powerful figure not running for office is urging the Democrat lemmings in Congress to run right off the cliff.  After all, it's all about him and his legacy, don'tcha know?
There’s just one problem with that strategy: it serves as an implicit rebuke of the 111th Congress, the Democratic Party’s leadership in the legislature, and President Barack Obama.
Perhaps this is why Democrats are busy convincing their colleagues to ignore Lake’s warnings. “I think Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of [the ACA],” Obama… strongly advised the members of his party seeking office at a Thursday press conference...
...But those Democrats who are not defending controversial votes they may have taken regarding the ACA, or who are not beholden to the president who is desperate to avoid one last rebuke from the electorate, are warning of a far bleaker future for Democrats with the Obamacare millstone around their necks.
Millstone. I like that.
Speaking to Boston Herald Radio last week, the only member of Massachusetts’ all-Democrat congressional delegation to vote against the 2010 health care reform law, Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), warned that the Obamacare — well, you know — is about to “hit the fan.”
“There are parts of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, that were postponed because they are unpalatable,” Lynch observed. “As these provisions come into effect, the administration thus far is saying, ‘Gee, we really can’t handle this right now so we’re going to delay it.’”
“These obligations keep piling up,” he continued. “Any individual with an individual healthcare plan that exceeds $10,200 is in a Cadillac plan situation. They’re going to have to pay — that employer, if they provide that, and many do today let alone in 2018 — will have to pay a 40 percent tax on the amount over the ... the maximum established under the Affordable Care Act.”
That is a huge tax. It’s the first time in this country’s history that we have actually taxed health care,” Lynch said. “We used to treat it like food, that people would die without it. Well, we’re in a new day now.”
...“We will lose seats in the House,” the Bay State congressman confessed when pressed on the likely political impact of the ACA. “I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from the more experienced pollsters down there. And I think we may lose the Senate.”
Lynch warns that the really diabolical and damaging aspects of Obamacare have yet to kick in.  And, when they do, he says, the fit is going to hit the shan.
...Many analysts believe that the flood of cancelled individual insurance plans that characterized the law’s early implementation period was merely a prelude to when (or, as former White House Press Sec. Robert Gibbs said, if) the ACA’s employer mandate is enacted.
...The stakes surrounding the Affordable Care Act are high. So high, in fact, that it serves some of the president’s allies more to insist that the debate over the success of the ACA is “over.” It would seem that no matter how many supportive blog posts are published, candid statements like those made by Lynch and others indicate that Obamacare will persist as a political problem for Democratic political aspirants and incumbents.
I also have the distinct feeling that the closer to the midterms we get, the more pain will be felt by the American people.  Millions will have lost their plans, their doctors, and even their jobs, thanks to this disastrous and unconstitutional SCOAMF.

And does Obama care?  Of course not.  He wants the lemmings to run right off the cliff.  Because it's all about him and his "legacy". Not the American people. Not about his Congressional allies. No. Him and him alone.


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Larwyn's Linx: "They know we're coming" -- The Feds Invade Las Vegas

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Nation

"They know we're coming" -- The Feds Invade Las Vegas: SSI
‘Domestic Terrorists’ Rally at Nevada Ranch: GWP
For what does our Republic stand?: Allen West

Forget ‘You Can Keep Your Doctor’: Try Finding One First: Rick Moran
Demographics Isn't Destiny: Kevin D. Williamson
As Goes North Carolina: Fred Barnes

Cliven Bundy and The Rural Way: Victor Davis Hanson
Martin Armstrong: "Do The Feds Really Own The Land In Nevada?": ZH
The Misguided Resurgence of Marxist Collectivism: AmPower

Barack Obama and the politics of lies: WashExam
Gabriel Razzano: ‘Ineligible’ in NY, and Fighting Back: David Codrea
Obama praises Muslims in Easter message: Pamela Geller

Economy

The Mirage of Integration: R.S. McCain
When Chicago spent its pension money on the mayor's pet projects : Ben Joravsky
Everything We Are Told About Deflation Is A Lie: Tim Price

Scandal Central

Top Socialist Economist Says He’s Been Working With Democrats, Obama “For A Long Time”: GWP
Under The Radar: Democratic Effort To Rig The Electoral College: WZ
Rep. Terry: GM Will ‘Use Bankruptcy to Escape Liability’ in Recall Probe: FNI

Climate & Energy

Interview: James Delingpole on The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism: Ed Driscoll
100 Million Reasons to Delay the Keystone XL Pipeline: WyBlog
Elements of the Mann-Steyn case: Climate Science, Free Speech and Legal Liability: WUWT

Media

The BBC and the extremist mainstream: Commentator
MSNBC's Harris-Perry Mocks Those Losing Insurance: Dems Should Say 'Just Deal With That': NB
Inane War-on-Women headlines of the day: Ann Althouse

‘My new hero’: Sharyl Attkisson opens up about why she left CBS: Twitchy
The Grievance Industry’s Spawn: RWN
Denver Post Goes to Pot, Skips Easter: Daniel Halper

World

Crying “Fascist” on Ukraine: Andrew Wood
Anti-Zionists want the Israeli people to die: Commentator
Ukraine Synagogue Bombed: Pemela Geller

Obama’s Platform Is Eerily Similar to the Communist Party USA’s: Sara Noble
Pilot's career stalls after criticizing oxygen system: Stripes
Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe? “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”: Mac Slavo

Oregon jihad training camp showed “how to properly slice someone’s throat”: JihadWatch
Revealed: The female tech CEO who brought down Al Qaeda 'hate cleric' Abu Hamza: BCF
Not With a Bang: Sultan Knish

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Israeli scientists make genetic code breakthrough: Hayom
True facts about Ocean Radiation and the Fukushima Disaster: Deep Sea News
OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week: Slashdot

Cornucopia

Video: Priest Sings Hallelujah For Wedding Couple: Nice Deb
This Incredible Animation Was Made By Code That Could Fit on a Floppy: Gizmodo
Drought Reveals Body in Lake Since 1979: Breitbart

Image: Missed him by that much – better luck next time.
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QOTD: "Since it became painfully clear in 2013 that Obama had lied about Obamacare since 2009, it has been increasingly difficult for many Americans to continue accepting at face value his statements on other major public issues. In both the Benghazi and IRS scandals, for example, Obama claimed to have known nothing about them until they were reported in the national media.

But if that were true, why has the president's attorney general and so many other of his most prominent appointees withheld thousands of documents subpoenaed by Congress and requested by journalists under the Freedom of Information Act? Are there passages in those withheld documents that make it clear Obama knew much more than he has admitted?

Such questions go to the heart of the issue of the president's probity. If he lied about keeping health insurance plans and doctors, why should fellow citizens believe his claim that nothing else could have been done to save four Americans in Benghazi, or that there isn't "a smidgen of corruption" at the IRS? That is Obama's legacy and his burden." --Washington Examiner