The 9/11 Attacks: An Act of Terrorism or an Act of War?

bunkerville:

Our “friends” the Saudi’s were up to their eyeballs in 9/11? An excellent review of our good friends in the Middle East and the coverup. A report not to be missed.

Originally posted on Asylum Watch:

More than 12 years after the attacks, why would anyone be asking if the attacks were an act of terrorism or an act of war? The answer lays in our government’s penchant for keeping information from the public in the name of national security. Some of us wonder about how often the government uses its power to classify information as top secret to cover up the embarrassment of an agency or of high level individuals inside our government. Parts of the investigation into the Bay of Pigs fiasco are still classified. Much of the investigation into the assassination of President John Kennedy is still classified. And, more than twelve years after the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, much of that investigation is still classified.

After the attacks of 9/11, the public was told that the attacks were perpetrated by a terrorist group known as al Qaeda acting…

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Obamacare: If you like your medications you might not be able to keep them

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Just when we thought it could not get any worse. Forget the expensive cancer drugs. The death panel will decide who and what drugs will be available. Yesterday’s post has a link to how the death panel will decide who lives who dies. One criteria is by lottery. Is that how we want our lives to end?

Originally posted on America's Watchtower:

 As if losing your healthcare coverage and your doctor wasn’t bad enough you may also lose your medications as a direct result of Obamacare according to this story:

Now it’s possible that under Obamacare, some people won’t be able to keep their medications, or at least not afford them, under the complex formulary structure of the plans on the health exchanges and because of the rising costs.

“If you like your medicines, you may not be able to keep them under Obamacare,” health policy analyst Scott Gottlieb wrote in a Forbes column. “Health plans are cheapening their drug formularies – just like they cheapened their networks of doctors. That’s how their paying for the benefits that President Obama promised, everything from free contraception to a leveling of premiums between older (and typically costlier) beneficiaries, and younger consumers.”

The affordability of prescriptions could hinge on whether a consumer is enrolled…

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Senators living like pigs in D.C. style frat house

Tell me this really isn’t so? I thought this must be a joke. A prank. If this is what our congressmen and I mean men are able and willing to live and find no embarrassment about it, there is zero hope. How about the full size Obama dude cutout by Schumer? I have nothing more to say except this is as wacko as it gets. None other than Durbin and Schumer. CNN got quite a story here. Good work Dana Bash.

CNN’s Dana Bash takes an exclusive tour of the Washington townhouse that inspired the Amazon series, “Alpha House.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Remembering those who serve us with honor and dignity, and to fellow patriots. Let this be a blessed day. Thanks to all of our fellow bloggers who have joined us this year, working to assure that future generations can give thanks as well.

A List of Bush Nominees blocked by the Democrats

For anyone who thinks that the GOP was the bad actor regarding approving Obama’s nominees, check out Wikipedia for all of the rest that the Democrats blocked during Bush’s years.

Just the D.C. Court below. Wait until you check out the hundreds others. I caught this late last night on a talkie. According to the program, the D.C. seats have long been empty. But the recent court decisions that struck down the recess labor appointments, the DC circuit court blocked EPA air pollution rules and put a hold on cases related to workers’ rights put this in Obama’s scope.

Of the DC circuit confirmation, Kendall says “There are few things more vital on the president’s second-term agenda.”

“With legislative priorities gridlocked in Congress, the president’s best hope for advancing his agenda is through executive action, and that runs through the D.C. Circuit,” Doug Kendall, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, told the Washington Post Tuesday.

Right now that court is conservative-dominated, with four Republican and three Democratic appointees, and four vacancies -Mother Jones

Blocked nominees by the Democrats.

Ed Secretary Duncan: ‘White suburban moms upset about Common Core’ guess why?

Once again, it is the bitter clinger whites – in this case, women, who want to stop the indoctrination of our children. They are Paranoid, Fringers that are opposed.    Fascinating. Really. Where does this regime find all of these ignorant people. Earlier Duncan said: WaPo:

In June, he told a convention of newspaper editors that Core critics were misinformed at best and laboring under paranoid delusions at worst. Duncan said:

The Common Core has become a rallying cry for fringe groups that claim it is a scheme for the federal government to usurp state and local control of what students learn.

Via WaPo:

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about?

In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core State Standards — which were approved by 45 states and the District of Columbia and are now being implemented across the country (though some states are reconsidering) — Duncan has repeatedly noted that the standards and the standardized testing that goes along with them are more difficult than students in most states have confronted.

The Common Core was designed to elevate teaching and learning. Supporters say it does that; critics say it doesn’t and that some of the standards, especially for young children, are not developmentally appropriate.

In June, he told a convention of newspaper editors that Core critics were misinformed at best and laboring under paranoid delusions at worst. Duncan said:

The Common Core has become a rallying cry for fringe groups that claim it is a scheme for the federal government to usurp state and local control of what students learn. An op-ed in the New York Times called the Common Core “a radical curriculum.” It is neither radical nor a curriculum. … When the critics can’t persuade you that the Common Core is a curriculum, they make even more outlandish claims. They say that the Common Core calls for federal collection of student data. For the record, it doesn’t, we’re not allowed to, and we won’t. And let’s not even get into the really wacky stuff: mind control, robots, and biometric brain mapping.

Keep reading…

Vote tally count debt ceiling budget default bill

Doesn’t this beat all. A poison pill indeed.  Individual Vote tally at end of post

UNREAL: Senate Deal Changes Rules For Future Debt Ceiling Increases, Congress Would Need Two-Thirds Majority To Stop Obama From Raising Borrowing Limit…

UPDATE:

The bill includes extra funds to fix flooded roads in Colorado, a $3 million  appropriation for a civil liberties oversight board and a one-time payment to  the widow of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died over the summer.

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board would get $3.1 million  under  the bill.

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Add this one:McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project…

(We are just finding out what is in the bill since we have to pass it first)

Senate Debt Deal Weakens Congress on Debt Ceiling

Capitol Hill talk regarding the Senate deal apparently includes a provision that would take away the Congress’ power to increase the debt ceiling. According to Politico, it looks like the buzz appears to be true.:

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised. More at  Breitbart

The vote, 81-19, approved an agreement negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It ends a political standoff that shut down federal programs for 16 days and led to the furlough of hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

House Votes

Click on Bill number: H.R. 2775: No Subsidies Without Verification Act (Scroll down at link)

Concurring in the Senate Amendment in the House
House Vote #550
Oct 16, 2013 10:18 p.m.
Passed 285/144

SENATE VOTES

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes    113th Congress –    1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

 Vote Summary Click on bottom line for individual votes below

Question:              On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 2775 As Amended )
Vote Number: 219 Vote Date: October 16, 2013,  07:56 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: H.R. 2775                (No Subsidies Without Verification Act )
Measure Title: An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 81
NAYs 18
Not Voting 1
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

‘Putting on the Ritz’ – are these days over?

Time for a Sunday respite from the news of the day. There was a time when those who aspired to “Putting on the Ritz”  was not considered evil. Capitalism. Free Markets. Now the Ritz folks don’t want us joining them. They would have us forage as “Hunter – Gathers” and return our planet to a primitive state. Except for them. A strange time indeed for us. Anyway, Fred Astaire knew how to do it.  Share your thoughts.

NSA spy center troubled with ‘unknown’ meltdowns

Here is a feel good story for the day. For anyone out there who has not heard of the megalith construction of a building being built to house everything and anything about each and every one of us, the story and an update of the so-called “data center.” Looks like a delay for a year. One can only wonder if the center has not been infiltrated by those who do not want to see it up and running. Included is an interview with William Binney, the original whistle-blower who talked about the spying years ago. If you haven’t caught it, it is well worth taking a look.

A $1.2 billion data center being built in Utah for the National Security Agency to house U.S. intelligence secrets has been plagued by electrical failures, according to an agency official.

The NSA’s spying programs include storing the phone records of millions of Americans as well as the e-mail and Internet activity of suspected foreign terrorists who may communicate with U.S. citizens, according to documents exposed in June by former government contractor Edward Snowden. Ed: Everyone, not just terrorists.

“In an era when our nation and its allies are increasingly dependent on the integrity of information and systems supported, transmitted, or stored in cyberspace, it is essential that space is as resilient and secure as possible,” John Inglis, NSA deputy director, said in the January 2011 statement on the need for the facility.

10 Meltdowns

The causes of the center’s problems, which include 10 electrical meltdowns in the past 13 months, have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of machinery and delayed the its opening by a year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Meltdowns Hobble NSA Data Center

Investigators Stumped by What’s Causing Power Surges That Destroy Equipment

H/T:Bloomberg

The filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans’ personal data.

WildCat – the latest four legged robot

How would you like this bad boy headed your way? The latest in technology. The solders of the future.

Boston Dynamics has just updated its YouTube channel with some new videos. One of them is an update on Atlas. Another is an update on LS3. And the third is this: WildCat, a totally new quadruped robot based on Cheetah, and out of nowhere, there’s this video of it bounding and galloping around outdoors, untethered, at up to 25 km/h (16 mph). Whoa.

The video shows WildCat’s best performance so far. WildCat is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA’s M3 program. For more information about WIldCat visit our website at http://www.BostonDynamics.com.

 

 

 

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