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  • IRS Scandal: Oversight from Washington, All Along

    05/22/2013 7:24:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    National review Online ^ | May 21, 2013 | Elias Johnson
    From the outset, Internal Revenue Service lawyers based in Washington, D.C., provided important guidance on the handling of tea-party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, according to both IRS sources and the inspector general’s report released in mid May. Officials in the Technical Unit of the IRS’s Rulings and Agreements office played an integral role in determining how the targeted applications were treated, provided general guidelines to Cincinnati case workers, briefed other agency employees on the status of the special cases, and reviewed all those intrusive requests demanding “more information” from tea-party groups. At times, the Technical Unit lawyers seemed to...
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • The Job Nobody Wants (DNI Blair Bails on Obama; Panetta, Hagel Reject Obama)

    05/26/2010 7:15:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies · 935+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Siohban Gorman
    On paper, it was a promotion. But Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta turned down a White House offer to become the next director of national intelligence anyway. President Barack Obama last week fired his intelligence chief, Dennis Blair, without an immediate successor teed up. People familiar with the matter said the White House had expected Mr. Blair would stick around until a replacement was found. Mr Blair declined. The struggle to find a successor has highlighted the challenges of filling an ill-defined job fraught with political tripwires. Mr. Panetta is one of a number of people who have turned...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Mammoth mystery algorithm on Nasdaq: who and why?

    10/12/2012 10:31:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/12/2012 | Sébastian SEIBT
    A single algorithm which placed and then cancelled orders on the Nasdaq accounted for 4% of all quoted traffic in the US with no clear goal. An investor gives FRANCE 24 his insight into the mystery which has concerned market watchers. A single mammoth mystery algorithm has set alarm bells ringing for market regulators and players, and underlined the market’s vulnerability to technology and the woeful lack of regulation on algorithms. A single algorithm last week placed and cancelled orders on the Nasdaq accounting for 4% of all quoted traffic in the US. Not only this, it also accounted for...
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Libyan Rebel Commander: I Was on the Mavi Marmara

    12/28/2011 3:27:23 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies · 1+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | 12-28-11 | John Rosenthal
    According to the Spanish daily ABC, a Libyan rebel commander who played a key role in overthrowing the rule of Muammar Qaddafi previously participated in the May 2010 attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the Turkish-owned vessel the Mavi Marmara. The operation famously culminated in a deadly clash between Israel Defense Force commandos and “activists” armed with iron rods and knives aboard the ship. The paper’s source for the story is the rebel leader himself: Mahdi al-Harati, the commander of the so-called Tripoli Brigades, which are widely credited with having played a decisive role in the rebel...
  • Obama blows $535 million dollars on a crony capitalist scheme declaring bankruptcy today (updated)

    08/31/2011 1:51:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2011 | Ed Laswky
    NBC is reporting on yet another green scheme going belly-up and this one is a big one. Scott McGrew reports: Solyndra, a major manufacturer of solar technology in Fremont, has shut its doors, according to employees at the campus. "I was told by a security guard to get my [stuff] and leave," one employee said. The company employs a little more than 1,000 employees worldwide, according to its website. Solyndra was touted by the Obama administration as a prime example of how green technology could deliver jobs. The President visited the facility in May of last year and said "it...
  • Justice Dept. cracks down on leaks (selectively ?)

    05/25/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 602+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-25-10 | Josh Gerstein
    The Obama administration’s crackdown on leaks to the press has snared a high-profile conviction of an FBI linguist, who was sentenced to 20 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty to giving classified information to a blogger. The sentence for Shamai Leibowitz is likely to become the longest ever served by a government employee accused of passing national security secrets to a member of the media. His case represents only the third known conviction in U.S. history for a government official or contractor providing classified information to the press. And it reflects a surprising development: President Barack Obama’s Justice Department...
  • President Tells Pope How to Reform Church (No, not that president)

    06/16/2010 10:00:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies · 230+ views
    TFP ^ | 6/10/2010 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    A rather unexpected voice just joined the chorus of the liberal media outcry over sex scandals among some Catholic clergymen: none other than Evo Morales, Bolivia’s socialist and neopagan president. A Neopagan Socialist... Indeed, Mr. Morales, leader of the Movement to Socialism, figured he should teach the Pope how things in the Church ought to be run. For those who may not know, he was inaugurated President of Bolivia in 2006 using indigenous pagan rituals.1 The Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos, of Cochabamba (6/20/2006), described the ceremony: “Evo Morales assumed political power with a spectacular display of religious rituals alluding to...
  • Peru inventor 'whitewashes' peaks to slow glacier melt

    06/28/2010 2:02:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Bayly Turner
    LICAPA, Peru (AFP) – In a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes, men in paint-daubed boilersuits diligently coat a mountain summit with whitewash in an experimental bid to recuperate the country's melting glaciers. It's a bizarre sight at 4,756 metres (15,600 feet) above sea level. The man behind the idea is not a glaciologist but an inventor, Eduardo Gold. His non-governmental organisation Glaciares de Peru was one of 26 winners of the World Bank's "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition in November 2009. Gold has already begun work while he waits for the 200,000-dollar prize money to fund his...
  • Bradley Manning's Life Behind Bars [Sniff, sniff]

    12/19/2010 8:25:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2010 | Denver Nicks
    Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, turns 23 in jail Friday. The Daily Beast’s Denver Nicks, in an exclusive interview with Manning’s attorney, reports on his solitary confinement, what he’s reading (from George W. Bush to Howard Zinn), and his legal strategy. The last time Bradley Manning saw the world outside of a jail, most Americans had never heard of WikiLeaks. On Friday, Manning, the man whose alleged unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents put the website and its controversial leader, Julian Assange, on the map, turns...
  • Erdogan ‘Hates’ Israel in WikiLeaks Posting of U.S.-Turkey Talk

    11/29/2010 5:48:03 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    Buisness Week ^ | 11/29/2010 | Benjamin Harvey
    U.S. and Israeli diplomats agreed that the increasingly strained relationship between Turkey and Israel derives mostly from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hatred of the Jewish state, according to embassy cables posted by WikiLeaks.org. Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Gabby Levy described Erdogan as a “fundamentalist” who “hates us religiously” in a 2009 meeting with U.S. Ambassador James F. Jeffrey in Ankara, according to a cable sent from the U.S. embassy on Oct. 27 that year and released by WikiLeaks. “Our discussions with contacts both inside and outside of the Turkish government on Turkey’s deteriorating relations with Israel tend to confirm...
  • Feds cite link between Mass. detainee and NYC terror suspect

    05/20/2010 2:56:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies · 582+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-20-10 | Richard Weir
    Federal authorities today for the first time asserted a direct link between one of the Pakistani men detained in Massachusetts last week and the alleged Times Square terror bomber. In an immigration court hearing this afternoon, a government witness testified that alleged bomber Faisal Shahzad’s cell number was programmed into Aftab Ali Khan’s phone. The government also contended that Shahzad’s first name was found on an envelope in Khan’s Watertown room. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent also testified that Khan’s wife, U.S. citizen Lila-Charlotte Fatou Sylla of Cambridge, had told ICE that the couple’s marriage was a sham “purely...
  • US couple had terror hit list: court documents

    07/21/2010 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3+ views
    (AFP) via GOOGLE.com ^ | July 21, 2010, 2 hours ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON — A US man has been charged after he compiled a hit list of 15 people he believed had harmed Muslim civilians and deserved to die, court documents showed Wednesday. Paul Rockwood and his wife Nadia were charged with lying to federal investigators about the compilation and content of the list, which Nadia Rockwood delivered to an unnamed individual in April at her husband's request." SNIPPET: "According to plea agreement documents obtained by AFP Wednesday, Paul Rockwood converted to Islam around late 2001 and soon "became a strict adherent to the violent jihad-promoting ideology of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki."...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Oliver North Confirms Big Government report: Mullah Mohammed Omar Captured (My title)

    05/13/2010 2:40:24 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies · 1,305+ views
    Big Government ^ | May 13, 2010 | Oliver North
    "....The two presidents – Karzai and Obama – were on stage together in the East Room of the White House for forty minutes on May 12. They each talked about how they had differed in the past and how committed they are to going forward together. Both leaders expressed great hope in their mutual “quest for peace” and the forthcoming “Peace Jirga” or “reconciliation talks” to be held in Kabul at the end of this month. Neither leader – nor any of the journalists present – mentioned a “cease fire” or the unseen skunk at their picnic: Taliban leader, Mullah...