Obama warns Americans about too much patriotism, and Donald Trump – on July 4 weekend

A reminder that among our blessings to be thankful for this Independence Day, the good riddance to our former President who we finally retired. So while many are wringing their hands about tweeting by our Donald, recall what a truly “malignant” force Obama was, who never missed an opportunity of dissing us and our Country.

 

While most Americans are gathering with family and community this weekend to celebrate the most exceptional country in the history of the world, Mr. Hope and Change is halfway around the world talking doom and gloom — and criticizing his successor.

Barack Obama visited Indonesia this weekend, and in a series of appearances, attacked love of country and the policies of Donald Trump.

The Guardian reports:

The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups”, in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.

“It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads. At an inflection point,” Obama said, telling a Jakarta crowd stories of how much the capital had improved since he lived there as a child.

But he said that increased prosperity had been accompanied by new global problems, adding that as the world confronts issues ranging from inequality to terrorism, some countries – both developed and less developed – had adopted a more aggressive and isolationist stance.

 More at  The American Mirror

Obama slashes mortgage insurance premiums for subprime borrowers

With just ten days to go, Obama adds a little time bomb into the housing market. It’s as if we have learned nothing about the housing bubble and subprime borrowers. In case anyone may have forgotten what this election was about and why we may have dodged a bullet, I give you this story.

subprimeWhat do you do when a quick rise in mortgage rates suddenly threatens to tame home buying demand from subprime borrowers who, despite the lessons from the past, are still purchasing homes, en masse, with only 3.5% down payments and just enough monthly cash flow to cover mortgage payments?  Well, if you’re the Obama administration then you simply socialize the problem and force those higher mortgage costs on taxpayers.  Anything less would just be a hateful attempt to deny minority and low-income citizens their “right” to home ownership.

And while the Obama administration isn’t directly passing out tax dollars to subprime borrowers to make their monthly mortgage payments, its recent decision to lower the FHA’s annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.25% is essentially the same thing since tax payers are still on the hook for the same risk but receiving lower premiums in return.  Per Bloomberg:

The FHA doesn’t make mortgages. It sells insurance, paid by borrowers, on loans protecting investors in case of default. The program allows borrowers to get a mortgage with a down payment of as little as 3.5 percent and a credit score of as low as 580, on a scale of 300 to 850. That makes it one of the most forgiving mortgage programs and popular among first-time home buyers.

Some in the real-estate industry have been calling for another fee cut and heralded Monday’s move.

“Dropping mortgage insurance premiums today will mean a whole lot more responsible borrowers are suddenly eligible to purchase a home through FHA,” William Brown, president of the National Association of Realtors, said in a statement.

The FHA last cut premiums two years ago. That cut, which came as rates dropped and lowered the annual fee for most borrowers to 0.85 percent from 1.35 percent, led to a wave of refinances.

More at Zero Hedge

Obama eyes taking control of the Arctic, adding to Monuments Act

In a well thought out piece, we learn that Obama has eyes on the Arctic. Of course, to remove any opportunity for oil and gas exploration and adding to the larder of government controlled land and water. In the last year alone added 750,000 acres. All under the Monuments Act. The result? No turning back. Of course he will do this and much more. Here tis;

In September President Obama created the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, roping off around 5,000 square miles in waters near the coast of Cape Cod. The month before, he designated over 440,000 square miles in the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii.

Now, as the president begins his lame duck stint, environmental groups are pressuring him to turn his focus to Arctic waters, with the goal of permanently banning oil and gas development in the region. And that prospect has become even more likely following last week’s election result and the advent of a Trump Administration, which has pledged to provide industry with greater access.

President Obama‘s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act is already unmatched. In an effort to secure his environmental legacy, his administration has created or enlarged 26 national monuments since 2011, including 14 in just the past year and a half, collectively totaling more than 750,000 square miles.

Any national monument designation is effectively final. That means portions of America’s Arctic Ocean bestowed with monument status would be removed from oil and gas development forever, even if a later administration, with the benefit of hindsight, wanted to reverse the order.

If environmental groups are successful in banning offshore oil and gas development, it will have dire and lasting consequences. More at Washington Examiner

Obama gobbles up 400,000 square miles for the government 

President Obama, with the stroke of a pen, created the world’s largest ocean reserve on Friday off Hawaii, 400,000 square miles, days after designating a massive federal monument in Maine – moves that have angered local lawmakers who accuse the president of disregarding the impact on residents.

I just got done posting on August 22, 2016 Obama and the Greenies seeking massive land grab in Utah

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Obama Designates National Monument in Maine, to Dismay of Some New York Times3 days ago

Mr. Obama designated more than 87,500 acres of rugged terrain

It became by far the largest region of federal parkland in Maine, surpassing the 48,900-acre Acadia National Park on the coast

Hawaii

Obama used a presidential proclamation to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by over 400,000 square miles. The preserve now stretches 582,578 square miles, the world’s largest marine protected area. .

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Previous posts of land grabs that may be of interest:

Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ UPDATE .Then we have President Obama designates five new national monuments add Obama Stretches ‘Antiquities Act’ to Include Three New National .

I will give you this one  With 3 California Sites, Obama Nearly Doubles Public Land and we have 

The government already owns two-thirds of the 13 Western states. This doesn’t include State and Local government ownership.

Obama planning ‘covert’ cyber attack on Russia and Putin’s response

So the U.S. is planning a “covert” cyber attack on Russia. Now that is a real knee slapper. First we are on the meme that all of Clinton’s Email problems are because Russia leaked them. It’s not content don’t you know? And better, the “Covert” attack. Now that really is a hoot. I give you the response of Putin. I will also give you two sites that you can watch in real-time the “covertness.” It is interactive so enjoy:

Kaspersky’s interactive cyber threat map 

Norse Attack Map

The US is reportedly considering a plan to retaliate against Russia for its role in alleged cyber attacks that have plagued the Democratic Party, NBC News reported on Friday.

Officials with the CIA say the Obama administration requested options for a “clandestine” cyber attack designed to “embarrass” the Kremlin, according to sources cited by NBC News.

The move comes after the US formally accused Russia last week of employing cyber attack in order to interfere with the presidential election.

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Obama to gobble up 5000 Square miles of ocean, bans commercial fishing

Obama has been making massive land grabs and now he moves on to the waterways. No doubt putting many fishermen out of work as well as all the support industries by banning commercial fishing which has made New England famous.

The designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument marks the 27th time Obama has acted to create or expand a national monument. He has done so unilaterally, using the authorities granted under the Antiquities Act.

“But there’s also going to be some other very significant things that aren’t really quantifiable in dollars, like new marine protected areas, like bans on plastic bags..

(CNSNews.com) – The State Department is hosting a two-day conference on the world’s oceans, beginning today, and it’s expected to produce a raft of announcements and initiatives, including new marine protected areas — one off the coast of New England — as well as a ban on single-use plastic bags.

Ahead of the conference, press reports said President Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England.

The White House said the designation will lead to a ban on commercial fishing — an industry that made New England famous…

More at CNS News

Earlier I posted Obama gobbles up 400,000 square miles for the government Then we have a posting on August 22, 2016 Obama and the Greenies seeking massive land grab in Utah

President Obama, with the stroke of a pen, created the world’s largest ocean reserve on Friday off Hawaii, 400,000 square miles, days after designating a massive federal monument in Maine – moves that have angered local lawmakers who accuse the president of disregarding the impact on residents.

Try this one out:

Obama Designates National Monument in Maine, to Dismay of SomeNew York Times3 days ago

Mr. Obama designated more than 87,500 acres of rugged terrain

It became by far the largest region of federal parkland in Maine, surpassing the 48,900-acre Acadia National Park on the coast

Just a few of the land grabs… and he says he is far from done.

Obama moves up moment of silence at Pentagon to accommodate himself

No doubt the golf course was calling. Our king apparently became impatient. Says all we need to know. It would have been nice for the families to have the moment at the time of the attack, but he comes first. Here tis;

A moment of silence remembering the September 11 victims at a Pentagon memorial service began early in order to accommodate a restless President Obama, a Department of Defense official told The Daily Caller.

A source close to the situation told TheDC that Obama arrived early to the memorial service — which took place at the Pentagon — and wanted to get things started early.

A Department of Defense official confirmed that the moment of silence was moved up a few minutes and that Obama was the one who made the decision, saying the president “moved early.”

The moment of silence was originally slotted to take place at 9:37 AM — the time at which the Pentagon was attacked on September 11 — but ended up taking place a few minutes early.

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Obama tells Laos that U.S. citizens are lazier than citizens of other nations

So Obama gets to take a whack at us on foreign soil for perhaps the last time. Lazy? Speak about yourself. But that is your projection. Can you imagine any other leader going on foreign soil and dissing his/her citizens? Yet the comment never made a ruffle of news now did it?

President Obama twice on Wednesday suggested to a foreign audience that Americans are in some ways lazier than citizens of other nations.

Speaking at a town hall meeting at Souphanouvong University in Laos, Obama said that Americans can be lazy when it comes to protecting the environment as well as when learning about other cultures.

“Usually, if you see the environment destroyed, it’s not because that’s necessary for development,” Obama said, according to a transcript provided by USA Today reporter Gregory Korte. “It’s usually because we are being lazy, and we’re not being as creative as we could be about how to do it in the smarter, sustainable way.”

Obama has acknowledged in the past that he, too, can be lazy at times.
“There is a deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there’s a laziness in me,” Obama told Barbara Walters during a December 2011 interview

It starts at 20:30 — his disrespect for us.

Published on Sep 7, 2016

The President will hold a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at the Souphanouvong University Auditorium in Luang Prabang, Laos.

H/T: The Daily Caller

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