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EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups
Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/13 | Michal Conger

Posted on 05/17/2013 10:18:15 PM PDT by Kartographer

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To: john316
[Impeachment] will never happen

I agree, but not because of Biden. Obama won't be impeached because there is no evidence on him personally. No fingerprints on the hoofprints.

PS: Love your tagline!

51 posted on 05/18/2013 4:52:05 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: greeneyes
“ Didn’t you click on the Washington Examiner link? “

The Examiner has vastly improved in content since a few years ago when their bloggers trolled FR for hits but their website still has more pop ups, flashing ads, cookies, spyware and junk than any other site I know. They're the internet equivalent of a traveling carnival side show on the bad side of town.

52 posted on 05/18/2013 4:53:37 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Kartographer

How are we ever going to clean out government agencies ?
They’re infested. Worse than termites...


53 posted on 05/18/2013 4:56:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Kartographer

How about the NRLB (Boeing in South Carolina) or the Interior Dept (drilling leases, Pigford II)? Every arm of the federal government has been turned into a political apparatchik for the tyrant occupying the White House. Do we honestly believe he will leaving quietly when his time is up?


54 posted on 05/18/2013 5:01:24 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Do you think America can last as a ‘somewhat’ free nation until the next election?

Look at all the revelations that are occurring and have occurred: Marco Rubio after cobbling together a plan for immigration that will open the floodgates to penniless dregs of their societies, plans a scheme to require all to carry identity cards....ALL OF US.

Our military, staffed by political officials, have issued a proclamation, endorsed by Barky the Muslim, that they solely will be the power to handle any civil unrest.

Scandal after scandal has been unveiled, debated and then probably kicked under the rug as a lobotomized America forgets and then looks the other way.

We’re going to need more than a drumbeat.


55 posted on 05/18/2013 5:07:16 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Carbonsteel

There is still the sex scandal at DHS, which was revealed before the election, and then little more was heard about. Female harassment and mistreatment of men.


56 posted on 05/18/2013 5:29:28 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Kartographer

More and more, these scandals amount to tyranny. They are all related.


57 posted on 05/18/2013 5:31:50 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Kartographer


58 posted on 05/18/2013 6:06:28 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kartographer

Just one more federal bureaucracy that needs to be dismantled.


59 posted on 05/18/2013 6:08:43 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kartographer

I suspect there are scandals brewing in every corner of the Obama administration. There’s no point in controlling the world’s most powerful government if you can’t use it as a weapon against your enemies.


60 posted on 05/18/2013 6:08:57 AM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: Kartographer

The course is clear...... disregard the EPA

Disregard their regulations, demean their people, overlook their threats

Act as if this was a free country.


61 posted on 05/18/2013 6:21:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Kartographer

Demand forgiveness. Don’t ask permission


62 posted on 05/18/2013 6:22:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

The law is the tool of tyrants

Treacherous tyranny must not be allowed


63 posted on 05/18/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: One Name

EPA = Evil Progressive Asswipes


64 posted on 05/18/2013 6:45:38 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Kartographer
oh wow anther one? how many scandals are there?
65 posted on 05/18/2013 6:47:56 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Kartographer
It's like Rush was saying on his radio program the other day. No-one has to give these government employees 'orders', they're all commies and automatically know what to do.

It looks like the commies now control ever aspect of government.

We Are Doomed (WAD!)

66 posted on 05/18/2013 6:51:34 AM PDT by blam
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To: Kartographer
Just so folks are aware. Here in Houston, The head of the King Street Patriots (Tea Party Group), I think out of the suburb of Kingwood was interviewed on the local radio station.

Very scary what she shared. A chronology of events that transpired over many months. She also (can't remember her name)began or supported a group called, True the Vote.

She and her husband also own a small business. They were subjected to IRS audits, at least two FBI visits, BATF, EPA, OSHA visits in regards to their side business. Not sure the nature of their side business. I caught the last twenty or thirty minutes of the interview with Michael Berry.

What I did catch was STUNNING! Multiple agencies were sicked on them in an effort to stifle their efforts to train folks to monitor polling places on election day.

This goes deep. All I could think.....this IS what tyranny looks like. IRS,FBI,EPA,BATF,OSHA all zero in on the head of a Tea Party group before and during an election cycle.

Time to take our Government back folks...call, write then call again your representatives urging independent investigators to probe this stuff. The more calls, the more pressure, the better the chance Boner will bend to the will of the people.

67 posted on 05/18/2013 7:19:02 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Kartographer

WHY HAS NO ONE BEEN ARRESTED AND LOSING THEIR PENSIONS?

Why has obama not stepped down,? Nixon stepped down and this was no where as bad as what Obama and his Chicago goons have done


68 posted on 05/18/2013 7:19:49 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Kartographer

er could you tell us who they are instead of wanting us to press the link


69 posted on 05/18/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dalereed

agree, I;m not clicking on no link especially Govt to add to their rankings or getting a virus


70 posted on 05/18/2013 7:21:42 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Carbonsteel

this corrupt media are now backing down and hardly reporting it and they are certainly not mentioning and linking Obama in all of this.

I heard one fool state who this as a couple of people in the Govt and there is no way oabma knows what everyone is doing in Govt.
I asked where she gets the info from and she told me NBC.

Of course I had to correct her and told her to stay away from MSNBC, NBC, CNN


71 posted on 05/18/2013 7:24:57 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Proof that you can’t not lead a horse to water this days you have to carry them.

From: Competitive Enterprise Institute home page that has a link in the article.

About CEI
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Our mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.

Unique among free market groups, CEI pursues a full-service approach to advancing public policy. We publish original scholarly studies that make the case for an issue, but our work doesn’t end there. We then take it to the next level by marketing our policy proposals. We craft and deploy media advocacy campaigns around that foundation of solid research in order to reach policy makers, influential opinion leaders, and grassroots activists. CEI policy analysts produce timely commentaries for major news organizations, appear on television and radio, and reach out to beat reporters covering our issues.

We also build coalitions, joining with allies to advance specific issues at the state, national, and international levels. When appropriate, we pursue our pro-freedom advocacy in court. We have brought lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of dubious statutes, interstate agreements, and onerous regulations, and we have sued government agencies to force the disclosure of public information.

Founded in 1984, CEI has grown into an effective advocate for freedom on a wide range of critical policy issues, including energy, environment, business and finance, technology, telecommunications, and food and drug regulation.


72 posted on 05/18/2013 7:30:45 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The best way to get rid of termites is destroy the structure they have invaded. Making sure they don’t return requires deadly pesticides.


73 posted on 05/18/2013 7:43:05 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Kartographer

Wow, you’re much more accommodating than I would have been.


74 posted on 05/18/2013 7:50:15 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Kartographer

bttt


75 posted on 05/18/2013 7:52:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Revolting cat!

You have no idea how much I am becoming sorry I posted this story. The error was un-intentional as I originally from the story on the Tucson newspaper which when I went to post it I found out couldn’t be because of copyright, so I thought the story was of such importance I would search for it somewhere else which lead me to the Washington Examiner, which tile was to big. Then I have had numerous complaints by FReepers who expect me to do their research for them and complaints about how the story was written even though I didn’t right it.

My apologies. I think I’ll ask the mods to delete the whole post and thread as it seems its post offends far to many FReepers and I really don’t need the grief.


76 posted on 05/18/2013 7:53:18 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Roos_Girl

Don’t I know it. See post #76.


77 posted on 05/18/2013 7:56:09 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Hah, I’ve had someone complain that I didn’t use all XX number of words that are allowed in an excerpt. I’ve got some names for those and these kind of people, but being a lady, I’ll reserve them. :) I appreciate you posting the info.


78 posted on 05/18/2013 8:03:49 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: manc; dalereed

Did it occur to you to simply look up CEI? It’s about a two second search on almost any search engine?


79 posted on 05/18/2013 8:06:29 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Well I have figured out how we’re going to get rid of the deficit. Eliminate the EPA, IRS, Obamacare and Department of Education and this country would right itself in no time.


80 posted on 05/18/2013 8:12:42 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Kartographer

This has been going on for thirty years.


81 posted on 05/18/2013 8:14:44 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: One Name

What the he!! was Nixon’s deal with starting the EPA????


82 posted on 05/18/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: laplata

We are all so excited about these nitemares for the One..everybody relax and enjoy the Schadenfreude!


83 posted on 05/18/2013 8:48:12 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Kartographer

no way would I do it!

People that abbreviate shit should be shot!


84 posted on 05/18/2013 8:48:31 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea; One Name
“F_ck them and feed them fishheads.”
Thanks! now I got this crazy song in my head!
85 posted on 05/18/2013 8:49:52 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Kartographer

usually when a thread is posted there is enough info on the introduction


86 posted on 05/18/2013 9:00:07 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
It's in the first paragraph of the article:

Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90 percent of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
87 posted on 05/18/2013 9:07:16 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

We are all so excited about these nitemares for the One..everybody relax and enjoy the Schadenfreude!


You’re exactly right.


88 posted on 05/18/2013 9:12:57 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: tomkat

[[Making cryptography a prerequisite isn’t helping your cause.]

nor is positing informal rants by myself on an itnernet forum- I’m just here to rant- not to be slave to spell checkers- I realize my posts suck- please feel free to ignore htem- what I say informally on an internet forum doesn’t amount to a pisshole in the snow really- I make far too many spellign mistakes to take hte time to go over my psots- as I’m pressed for time when I’m posting- I used to be very good at spelling, and even editor of my school newspaper back before spell checkers werre avasilable (the spell checker was the dioctionary) but as health issues became more evident, and spellign mistakes more frequent, I got overwhelmed by the mistakes, and just quit corerwectign htem-

Many greatm idns were notoriously bad spellers who’s editors had a tough time correcting- Not that I’m a gret mind, just sayin-


89 posted on 05/18/2013 9:37:57 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Kartographer
Bttt.

5.56mm

90 posted on 05/18/2013 9:39:16 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: HomeAtLast

[[There’s a consistent modus operandi in every case. Obama doesn’t run anything, so there are no dots that will ever connect to him.]]

Agtreed- Which is why I think there ism ore to connect our dearl eader to benghazi than there is for irs and epa UNLESS some folsk i nthsoe organizatiosn who wILL be thrown under the bus coem clean and become whistle blowers (but it woudl take icnredible courage o ntheir part- riskign hteir lives even)

There are a coupel of smokign guns in the Benghazi tragedy, but like you say- our dear leader was pretty careful abotu distancing hismelf fro mthe dirty work in the irs and epa and AP attack but he got careless on benghazi showign America just how incompetent he is and how little he really cares abotu ANYONE other than himself- The fact that he went to bed to prepare for a fundraqiser for HIMSELF the next day whiel 4 Americans spent hours in terror fightign for theirl ives ‘should be’ enough to get him impeached (provided the damn msm do their actual jobs for once) sand in my opinion is the angle we shoudl be pushign right now without any other distractions-

the other issues are important, but again, they don’t rise to hte level of showign his incompetence and his care less attitude and depraved indifference to human life when it coems to others


91 posted on 05/18/2013 9:44:23 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Kartographer

[[My apologies. I think I’ll ask the mods to delete the whole post and thread as it seems its post offends far to many FReepers and I really don’t need the grief.]]

Pffff- it’s a good htread- the basic premise is sound- the EPA is attackign conservatives and givign liberals breaks- same as the IRS was doing- peopel need to be aware of this- I don’t get bogged down in thigns ther than the main issue- which is that our govenrment is tyranically attackign conservatives-

My psots were not that these issues shoudln’t be discussed, but my premise is that in my opinion the msot important issue at hand in regards directly connecting dear leader to scandal is the benghazi tragedy—\\

The IRS and EPA issue is important i nregards to how it directly affects citizens-

Sorry if my posts seemd liek I was sayign not to post such articles-


92 posted on 05/18/2013 9:51:39 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

Sorry CS, I didn’t realize it might’ve been a health issue.
You have my apology .. and don’t stop posting, as you often have good things to say.


93 posted on 05/18/2013 10:28:56 AM PDT by tomkat (solve for x: Baraq = islamite .. islam = enemy ... Baraq = x)
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To: tomkat

i wasn’t upset at al, i know my psots are terrible to read- and i do sympathise with htose hwo accidently run across one of my hyroglyphic-like posts- I was just givign hte reasons why I don’t take hte itme to correct htem anylonger- no worries


94 posted on 05/18/2013 11:04:31 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: napscoordinator

I was a teenager at the time; but in the post-hippy days there was some increasing awareness of pollution issues; many legit.

I remember the haze and funk around the stockyards in KC. Cities back east and out west had permanent smog hazes in their basins. A river somewhere up east caught on fire...

But as usual, the federal solution over-corrected and in 40 years has become an overreaching, business stifling monster infested by progressives with an agenda to reduce US commerce to zilch and put us all on 10-speed bikes or electric cars in high-tech green slavery.

Did Nixon do it to divert attention, or was he being bipartisan and global (He opened China)? Not sure, but the EPA of today is an albatross around our necks.


95 posted on 05/21/2013 7:25:53 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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