Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Benghazi Report

***Notice we had to go to a British newspaper to get this news.

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn't 'switched sides in the War on Terror' and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.
'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline.
She blamed the Obama administration for failing to stop half of a $1 billion United Arab Emirates arms shipment from reaching al-Qaeda-linked militants.
Believe me, you won't see anything like this over here, except maybe on Fox News. Our "news" media will cover Obama's worthless skinny butt no matter what.

***Democrat running for governor in New Mexico has Weather Underground ties. Hey, that's a resume enhancement in the Democrat party.

This is another story you won't see widely publicized, for obvious reasons.

The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through December 2012.
George's report said the bonus program doesn't violate federal regulations, but it's inconsistent with the IRS mission to enforce tax laws.
"These awards are designed to recognize and reward IRS employees for a job well done, and that is appropriate, because the IRS should encourage good performance," George said. "However, while not prohibited, providing awards to employees who have been disciplined for failing to pay federal taxes appears to create a conflict with the IRS's charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax administration."

 If IRS employees and most of Obama's cabinet do not have to pay their taxes, why do we?

                              Best Buds

***Those tolerant atheists are at it again: Atheists win prayer battle against California city council. 

Atheists who complained about pre-meeting prayers conducted by members of the Pismo Beach City Council in California can now claim a win.
Council members say they’re going to stop saying prayers at public meetings and that the volunteer chaplain will no longer be invited to give the opening invocations, The Blaze reported. They’ve also agreed to pay a symbolic settlement of $1 to each of the the two plaintiffs — and another $47,500 to cover the two plaintiffs’ legal fees.
The council members announced their decision on the heels of complaints filed by the out-of-state Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is headquartered in Wisconsin, and by the more local Atheists United San Luis Obispo. Their allegations: Both prayer and chaplain — who was an unpaid volunteer — violate the California Constitution and the state’s civil rights laws, The Blaze reported.
So now the Rev. Paul Jones has been given the boot, along with the prayer practice.
 Stuff like this doesn't really make me angry, it makes me very sad.

***Texas second-grader says teacher took away Bible during reading time. How long are we going to allow them to take away our rights?

The family of a second-grade student at a Texas elementary school says their daughter's teacher took her Bible away during a "read to myself" session.
The Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal group specializing in religious liberty cases, says the family reached out for assistance after a teacher at Hamilton Elementary in Cypress allegedly told the girl not to bring the Bible back to school again.
The teacher reportedly said the Bible is inappropriate reading material.

No doubt something sexually explicit would have been just fine.


Ron, an eighty five year old man, was sitting on the couch with his wife, Maisie, when she said to him, 'Why don't you come sit close to me like you used to.' So he did.
After a moment Maisie said, 'Why don't you put your arm around me like you used to.'
Ron put his arm around Maisie and held her tight. Then she said, 'Why don't you nibble on my ear like you used to.'
Ron got up and left the room.
'Where are you going?' Maisie called out.
'To get my teeth,' Ron replied.

***Michigan man receives bionic eye. 

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.
"It's awesome. It's exciting -- seeing something new every day," Pontz said during a recent appointment at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. The 55-year-old former competitive weightlifter and factory worker is one of four people in the U.S. to receive an artificial retina since the Food and Drug Administration signed off on its use last year.


*** Yup.

***If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~~ Anne Bradstreet

***Have a great day!

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