Wednesday, October 01, 2014

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: What the Second Confirmed Case of Ebola in the U.S. Means

By Michael Snyder

The day that many of us hoped would never arrive is here. Ebola has come to America. Air travel between the United States and the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone should have been totally shut down except for absolutely essential personnel but it wasn't. And now our nation may end up paying a great price as a result. On Tuesday, the CDC announced that there is a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas. We know that this individual is a male and that he traveled by air from Liberia to Texas on September 19th. At that time, he was not exhibiting any symptoms. It is being reported that he started developing symptoms on September 24th and that he sought out treatment two days later. Incredibly, he was turned away and sent home. Then on September 28th he went to a hospital again and this time he was admitted for treatment. That means that he could have potentially been spreading Ebola to others for at least four full days before finally getting treated at a hospital. Now he is in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The CDC says that "there is no doubt that we will stop it here" and is promising that "it will not spread widely in this country". The CDC better be right on both counts.

TRIVIAL PURSUIT FOR LEFTISTS: Didja Know Global Warming Causes Shifts in the Earth's Gravity AND Islamist Terror Attacks?

By Investor's Business Daily

Climate Change: A startling claim has been made by the European Space Agency. It says that loss of ice in the West Antarctic has caused a shift in Earth's gravity. So are polar bears about to drown or fly off into space?

To the list of things caused by global warming, including rising seas, fiercer and more frequent storms, forest fires and widespread disease, we can now add a weakening of gravity due to melting ice.

Based on measurements from a European Space Agency's satellite, researchers have said that so much ice loss has occurred in West Antarctica that there's been a decline in Earth's gravitational pull in the region.

Although the researchers assure us the gravity's loss from November 2009 to June 2012 is too small to actually cause things to levitate into space, it's cited as one more example of the impact of so-called man-made global warming.

Climate-change zealots seem obsessed with the West Antarctic ice sheet, which holds less than 10% of the continent's ice . The 2004 science fiction movie "The Day After Tomorrow" opened with a portion of the sheet shearing off as a prelude to planetary doom.

But on Sept. 25, 2013, the Washington Post reported that Antarctic sea ice had grown to a record extent for the second straight year — some 19.51 million square kilometers. In June of this year, the Post noted a possible new record ice extent is "part of a puzzling 33-year trend in increasing sea ice around Antarctica."

DISCOVERED: President Obama's Secret Strategy Playbook!

By Nuking Politics

Confronted now with the undeniable fact that his response to ISIS actions is doomed, Mr. Obama chooses, once again, to blame others. This time it's the intelligence community, whose daily briefings haven't explained the problem adequately, you see. The problem with this is that over the last 6 years, Mr. Obama has declined to attend nearly 60% of these briefings, being engaged in more pressing matters such as partisan politics and golf.

These briefings have provided a consistently accurate assessment of the situation in the Middle East, and of terrorist activity throughout the world. This information would have been used by a Commander In Chief worthy of the title to guide his decision process. Mr. Obama displays an unsettling lack of concern for the threat posed by Islamic extremists to this country. Instead, what passes for planning is guided by political expedience. "Al Qaeda is on the run"…"ISIS is a JV team"..These are not indicators that inform policy making, these are slogans intended to prevent his "base" from waking up.

In Mr. Obama's mind, reality is a cruel beast that he can safely ignore as long as liberals are willing to blindly go along with it. If he spent half as much time trying to do the right thing as he spends making excuses and blaming others…but, no. He's gotten past liberals for six years doing it this way, so why change now?

Death by Political Correctness

By Lawrence Sellin

Barack Obama said "ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing if innocents."

That definition includes: al- Qa'ida, Abu Sayyaf, Gama'a al-Islamiyya, Hamas, Hizballah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e Tayyiba, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Asbat al-Ansar, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Jemaah Islamiya, Ansar al-Islam, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, al-Shabaab, al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula, Boko Haram, al-Nusrah Front, Ansar al-Shari'a in Benghazi, Ansar al-Shari'a in Darnah, Ansar al-Shari'a in Tunisia - Well, you get the idea.

As noted recently by Diana West, Americans continue to be perplexed as to how the Obama Administration and the media keep repeating the politically correct propaganda that Islam has nothing to do with jihad. Such widespread, politics- and mass-media-driven brainwashing is not new.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama Has Missed 60% Of His Daily Intelligence Briefings

Send us tips! Bloggers: install a Larwyn's Linx widget. Get real-time news, 24/7, at BadBlue.


Obama Has Missed 60% Of His Daily Intelligence Briefings: S&L
Our Lying President and His Lying Press Secretary: Peter Wehner
Armed contractor with criminal record was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta: Stripes

Under the ACA, the Doctor Won’t See You Now: AmInt
Who Gets Priority Care Under The Obamacare Medicaid Expansion?: TR
Noticed that the GOP has given up battling against Obamacare?: Erick Erickson

Obama's Mixed Messages on War: Jonah Goldberg
Obama's Narcissism a Threat to National Security: David Limbaugh
Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich?: Mona Charen

Tea Party revolt imperils Kansas: Alexandra Jaffe
Surprise: After Waves of Illegal Aliene, Tuberculosis Hits El Paso: Katie Pavlich
CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed In US, In Dallas Hospital: ZH


Even More IRS Employees Caught Stealing Taxpayers' Identities: J.D. Tuccille
Stage Production for 18-Minute Obama Speech Cost $94,360: Elizabeth Harrington
Pentagon Wastes More Than $100M On Unnecessary Vehicles a Year: WFB

Scandal Central

Roland Burris (D) tried to cash in* while still a US Senator.: Moe Lane
Court: Obama Admin Can’t Hide Investigation into Former White House Adviser: WFB
Saying ‘no’ to undocumented kids lands town in hot water: Kathryn Watson


GRILLED: Bret Baier Calls Out Landrieu On Abortion, Illegal Private Flights: HayRide
Obama and The Bell Curve: Steve Sailer
Of Course: Newsweek Clowns Link Ebola and So-Called ‘Climate Change’: JWF

Reporter Barred From Reporting at Michelle Event: Keith Koffler
Federal Judge Rules Residents Of Detroit Must (Gasp!) Pay Their Water Bills...: WZ
Author Stephen King: ‘Under Circumstances Obama has done Terrific Job”: MRC


Allen West rips Obama for blaming intelligence on his leadership failure: Scoop
'ISIS and Hamas -- branches of the same poisonous tree': Hayom
Watch ISIS compound wiped out by F-15E Strike Eagle's SNIPER advanced targeting pod: Aviationist

Coming to America: MOTUS
ISLAM IN THE NFL: CHIEFS Safety Penalized For Muslim Prayer In End Zone: Clash
Turkey? Antisemitic? Who, Me?: Burak Bekdil

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Solving the offline issue with low-code tools: Guy Wright
There’s Really No Way To Screen for Ebola at Airports: DefenseOne


Aaron Rodgers Says that He Does Pre-Snap Smoking Gesture in Tribute to Jay Cutler: Big Lead
"It's a Fake Poop!": Road and Track
Royals complete thrilling comeback to defeat A’s in the American League Wild Card Game: Drew Silva

Image: Tea Party revolt imperils Kansas
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Please Help Conservative Blogger-Journalist Mandy Nagy at GoFundMe

QOTD: "...Obama's admission on "60 Minutes" was delightful. From the Man Who Said "There is no military solution in Iraq and there never was” came this: "That's why it's so important for us to recognize part of the solution here is gonna be military. We just have to push them back, and shrink their space, and go after their command and control, and their capacity, and their weapons, and their fueling, and cut off their financing, and work to eliminate the flow of foreign fighters."

In other words, do exactly what George Walker Bush did." --Don Surber

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Desperately Seeking a Weaker United States

By Alan Caruba

The news that the U.S. Air Force, joined at long last by some of the Arab nations most threatened by the Islamic State (ISIS), began bombing their headquarters and military sites in Syria was long overdue, but welcome. It took time because Obama had originally dismissed ISIS as a threat.

It no doubt took time to get Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia to team with the U.S., but missing from the action is Turkey that borders Syria and Egypt. Turkey has become increasingly Islamist, but appears determined to stay out of the war with ISIS. By initially refusing to provide arms to Egypt, Obama drove it into the waiting arms of the Soviet Union, but has since reversed its policy and is seeking to woe Egypt back as an ally.

In a September 23rd column, Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal opined that “…every President gets things wrong. Mr. Obama is not exceptional in those respects. Where he stands apart is in his combination of ideological rigidity and fathomless ignorance. What does the President know? The simple answer, and maybe the truest, is: not a lot.”

Obama’s combination of ideology and ignorance is analyzed in an extraordinary book by Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan, “The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America’s Crisis of Leadership.” It provides a fact-filled look at his failure to provide leadership to a nation that other nations have looked to for leadership and protection since the end of World War II.

Indeed, in addition to the ISIS videos of Americans and others being beheaded, it has taken the outspoken criticism of retired U.S. generals to mobilize public opinion to support a return to the battlefield. It is a battlefield that Obama has fled at every opportunity, pulling out all of our troops from Iraq and planning to do the same in Afghanistan.

YEEHAW: BadBlue Adds Sports Channel

Well, this is good news.

You can check it out here.

The U.S. Government Is Borrowing About 8 Trillion Dollars A Year

By Michael Snyder

I know that headline sounds completely outrageous. But it is actually true. The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that prove this. When discussing the national debt, most people tend to only focus on the amount that it increases each 12 months. And as I wrote about recently, the U.S. national debt has increased by more than a trillion dollars in fiscal year 2014. But that does not count the huge amounts of U.S. Treasury securities that the federal government must redeem each year. When these debt instruments hit their maturity date, the U.S. government must pay them off. This is done by borrowing more money to pay off the previous debts. In fiscal year 2013, redemptions of U.S. Treasury securities totaled $7,546,726,000,000 and new debt totaling $8,323,949,000,000 was issued. The final numbers for fiscal year 2014 are likely to be significantly higher than that.

So why does so much government debt come due each year?

Well, in recent years government officials figured out that they could save a lot of money on interest payments by borrowing over shorter time frames. For example, it costs the government far more to borrow money for 10 years than it does for 1 year. So a strategy was hatched to borrow money for very short periods of time and to keep "rolling it over" again and again and again.

COMMANDO VS. COMMUNITY ORGANIZER: Netanyahu Slams "Brazen Lies" Told by Obama and Abbas

By Anne Bayefsky

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose not to let President Obama's bold allegation that Israelis were not interested in peace go unanswered in his speech Monday at the UN. "Brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country" is how Netanyahu described the remarks of previous speakers, when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly.

Just five days earlier, President Obama had made a shocking assertion in his role as president while speaking on the world stage. He claimed that there were "too many Israelis ready to abandon the hard work of peace." Obama scolded: "that's something worthy of reflection within Israel."

Not only did President Obama not include Palestinians in this demeaning and defamatory slur, he proceeded to equate "rockets fired at innocent Israelis" with "Palestinian children taken from us in Gaza." Not "taken from us" by Hamas who used them as human fodder in their attempted annihilation of Israel. But apparently "taken from us" by those Israelis not interested in peace.

No Israeli Prime Minister could allow such an attack to go unanswered. And so Netanyahu began his remarks by daring President Obama to distinguish between his battle against ISIS and Israel's battle with Hamas.

Larwyn's Linx: President Obama’s Asinine Abdication of Responsibility on Iraq

Send us tips! Bloggers: install a Larwyn's Linx widget. Get real-time news, 24/7, at BadBlue.


President Obama’s Asinine Abdication of Responsibility on Iraq: Leon Wolf
How Often Has Obama Missed His Daily Presidential Briefing?: RWN
Motto of the Obama Administration: A Nation of Cowards: Deborah C. Tyler

Voters Still Vote ‘No’ on Obamacare: Rasmussen
Defense Leaders Warn of Tomahawk Missile Shortage: Adam Kredo
Marie Harf: ISIS Surprised Everyone, Even Itself: Surge

Ted Cruz Prepares Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign: Tim Alberta
Bleeding Kansas: Rich Baehr
Early voting in Ohio blocked: Lyle Denniston


Inside the plot against the middle class: Kyle Smith
Obama: US better off but people aren't 'feeling it': Rick Moran
Thanks to Obamacare, Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront: CNN

Scandal Central

5 Acts of Islamic Terror the US Government Won't Call Islamic Terror: GayPatriot
Democratic CT State Rep. Arrested On 19 Voting Fraud Charges: Instapundit
NPS’ sneak-attack entrance fee hikes betray larger problem: DTG

Climate & Energy

New paper: Influence of solar cycles on climate change during the Maunder Minimum: WUWT
NY Times: To Solve Climate Change, The Economy Must Change: RWN
Huh. Those With Strongest Belief In “Science” Least Likely To Take Action On “Climate Change”: Cove


Sharpton Confronted Over FBI “Snitching” at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference: RebelPundit
Dispatches From the Reality-Based Community: Ed Driscoll
Illinois CCW works: Attempted carjacking thwarted in Chi-town: GSL

Lena Dunham message aimed at the key “stupid women” demographic: RS
Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue: John Hawkins
Case Closed: FBI Says 9mm Is The Best Pistol Round: Patriot Outdoor

Essential Feminist Quotes: ‘Lesbianism and Feminism Have Been Coterminous’: R.S. McCain
Obama realizes he was all wrong: Don Surber
MSNBC Harris-Perry cruises down that river in Egypt: ProWis


ISIS Advances Just Outside Baghdad as Obama Blames Everyone Else for Underestimating Them: JWF
A Nigerian Prince Called Islam: Daniel Greenfield
Stunning Drone Clip Reveals Massive Size Of Hong Kong Protest: ZH

After Oklahoma Beheading and ISIS Threats, Firing Range Becomes First To Exclude Muslims: Bob Owens
Obama's Double Standard: Civilian Casualties: Matzav
Insider: Obama has had accurate intelligence about ISIS since BEFORE the 2012 election: Daily Mail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Wristbands to track Florida students’ weight, activity: EAG
Texas patient being evaluated for possible Ebola infection: Twitchy
Nine Best Practices for DevOps Teams: CIO Insight


Senate Sponsor Exposes The Real Reason For The Fed: Tyler Durden
Monday: We Try To Get To The Root Of The Problem: MOTUS
NBA veteran Reggie Miller turns to Twitter to find missing niece: Twitchy

Image: Defense Leaders Warn of Tomahawk Missile Shortage
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Stop the Obamacare Six!

QOTD: "President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday.

'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings.

...But 'it's true,' he said, 'that the [intelligence] community was sending pretty specific intel up to us ... We were seeing specific threat assessments and many of them have panned out exactly as we were told they would.'" --David Martosko

Monday, September 29, 2014

ACORN PART DEUX: Obamacare Navigator With History of "Breathtaking" Fraud Gets Millions From You

By Chris Butler

NASHVILLE — The federal government is giving an Obamacare insurance navigator Seedco, which has a reported history of fraud, $1.4 million to operate in Tennessee this fiscal year

Last year, Seedco received $1.2 million for the same services in Tennessee.

As reported, the federal government sued Seedco on the grounds it faked at least 1,400 of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract with New York City.

Seedco, according to National Review, had to settle that lawsuit.

Meanwhile, state Comptroller Justin Wilson reported last year certain Memphis residents participating in the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families program falsified paperwork and wrongly received almost $30,000 in taxpayer money through a Seedco subcontractor.

Alicia Hartinger, spokeswoman for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the navigator program, said Friday the $1.4 million is for a 12-month cycle.

Seedco, Hartinger added, had to compete for the money against other potential navigators, although she didn’t say how many.

Hartinger downplayed concerns about Seedco’s past problems.

RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE? 25 Rules of Disinformation

Spotted at Cryptome, see if any of these ring a bell with our beloved Golfer-in-Chief.

These rules are generally used more directly by those at the leadership, key players, or planning level of the criminal conspiracy or conspiracy to cover up.

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don't discuss it -- especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it's not reported, it didn't happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.

2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the 'How dare you!' gambit.

3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method which works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such 'arguable rumors'. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a 'wild rumor' from a 'bunch of kids on the Internet' which can have no basis in fact.

4. Use a straw man. Find or create a seeming element of your opponent's argument which you can easily knock down to make yourself look good and the opponent to look bad. Either make up an issue you may safely imply exists based on your interpretation of the opponent/opponent arguments/situation, or select the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Amplify their significance and destroy them in a way which appears to debunk all the charges, real and fabricated alike, while actually avoiding discussion of the real issues.

WHAT THE MEDIA WON'T TELL YOU: Oklahoma Jihadist Beheader Stopped by... One Good Guy With a Gun

By Investor's Business Daily

War On Terror: The Islamic State's call for "lone wolf" attacks on Western infidels might have met its match in the Second Amendment, as an armed man saves lives by shooting a jihadist wannabe bent on heeding that call.

Vaughan Foods employee Traci Johnson is alive today because the business she works for is not a gun-free zone at a time when the Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one in Moore, Okla., where co-worker Colleen Hufford was stabbed and beheaded.

The alleged attacker, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, was stopped as he was stabbing and preparing to behead Johnson by Mark Vaughan, the food distributor's chief operating officer. Vaughn, who is also a reserve county deputy, drew the gun he was carrying and stopped Nolen, police say, before he could claim more victims.

"This was not going to stop if he (Vaughan) did not stop it," Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told the media.

Some will claim this is more "workplace violence" — a phrase used by the Obama administration to describe the carnage left by Maj. Nidal Hassan at Ft. Hood — the work of a disgruntled ex-employee with no significance beyond that.

But the similarities are eerie and may indicate the shape of a new threat we face.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama: the CIA assured me they were JVs!

Send us tips! Bloggers: install a Larwyn's Linx widget. Get real-time news, 24/7, at BadBlue.


Obama: the CIA assured me they were JVs!: Power Line
The Moral Failures of Eric Holder: Victor Davis Hanson
Boehner Confident GOP Will Back Immigration Overhaul: Steven Dennis

Democrats Think We are Stupid: Ed Lasky
New 'Conservative Review' Mega-Scorecard for Congress: Breitbart
3-3 is Threeper Day: Celebrate It: Christian Mercenary

Americans Concerned about Declining Influence of Religion: Star Parker
OBAMA: “Wherever I See Folks, They Always Say… You’re So Great”: GWP
Group touts 4,000 abortions in 1 year with Hillary Clinton's support: NewsOK

Introducing The Senate Breakers Report: Dan McLaughlin
DNC Losing Women in Droves: Gina Loudon
Did U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan skip ISIS briefings to raise money?: Pete Kaliner


With Black Unemployment At 13% Obama Urges Blacks To Vote Democrat: WZ
The CBO Sez: Obama’s Employment Situation Stinks : Bystanders
From Paul Ryan to Marco Rubio, Republicans are for wealth redistribution: Fortune

Scandal Central

Nearly 7 MILLION Multiple Voters in 28 States, Report Finds: ProgsToday
Americans forced out of US military; illegal aliens allowed to enlist: RS
DOJ orders Ferguson police to stop wearing pro-Darren Wilson gear: Scoop


Sharyl Attkisson Blasts Media’s Fast And Furious Coverage: “We Should All Be Embarrassed”: Surge
ABC, NBC Gush Over Clinton Baby: ‘Almost Like The British Royal Family’: CNS
Zakaria: CNN’s Mixed Messages…: ICN

‘I, me, my': Ron Fournier ‘transcribes’ President Obama’s ’60 Minutes’ interview: Twitchy
‘What is he smoking?': POTUS: We’re much better off, people just don’t ‘feel it’: Twitchy
Out and In: Instapundit

With election day 2014 rapidly approaching, low information voters must be reminded: Obiter Dictum
‘We need a new constitution': Donna Brazile, Salon slammed for plan to save us from ‘loudmouths’: Twitchy
WaPo might be insinuating Obama’s strategy won’t work: Joe Cunningham


"The Khorosan Group": a fictitious name the White House invented to deceive: Andrew C. McCarthy
Who’s up for a human rights lecture about Ferguson from Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei?: Doug Powers
By Pounding on Hong Kong, Xi is Losing Taiwan: AmInt

Second Oklahoma Muslim Threatens to Behead Coworker; Claims He Represents ISIS: Federalist
"There's two sides to every story" - Beheader's Mom speaks out: TR
My Business is a Muslim Free Zone: Jan Morgan

The World Will Never Sing ‘Kumbaya’: Jen Kuznicki
The President’s Make-Believe World: Andrew Klavan
More on Turkish Support for ISIS: Daniel Pipes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Under Rainier’s crater, a natural laboratory like no other: Sandi Doughton
Looking good – this LED research could improve display clarity by 400%: Jonathan Feist
3D Printing Goes Prime Time: Samuel Greengard


Alton Nolen: religious black man gunned down by white racist: Cube
The “Weak” In Review: All The News That Was or Might Have Been: MOTUS
George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin’s Stunt Queen Wedding Extravaganza Continues!: dListed

Image: Under Rainier’s crater, a natural laboratory like no other
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Stop the Obamacare Six!

QOTD: "The president has been telling us for years that he handled al-Qaeda by killing bin Laden. He has been telling us for weeks that the Islamic State — an al-Qaeda renegade that will soon reconcile with the mother ship for the greater good of unity in the anti-American jihad — is a regional nuisance that posed no threat to the United States. In recent days, however, reality intruded on this fiction. Suddenly, tens of thousands of terrorists, armed to the teeth, were demolishing American-trained armies, beheading American journalists, and threatening American targets.

Obama is not the manner of man who can say, “I was wrong: It turns out that al-Qaeda is actually on the rise, its Islamic State faction is overwhelming the region, and American interests — perhaps even American territory — are profoundly threatened.” So instead . . . you got “the Khorosan Group.”" --Andrew C. McCarthy