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  • US government 'Robbed' JPMorgan, Payback for CEO's Criticism of Obama

    10/21/2013 9:57:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/21/2013
    Sunday's New York Post page one headline about JPMorgan's fine screamed "Uncle Scam" with the sub headline "U.S. Robs Bank of $13B." Wall Street went into a tizzy this weekend with the news that one of the nation's biggest banks agreed to fork over to the federal government $13 billion in fines related to its mortgage securities business. The Post quoted bank analyst Dick Bove of Rafferty Capital as saying the deal "is a basic and fundamental attack on capitalism." "It is possible that the government is taking away the property of the JPMorgan shareholders without the shareholders having committed...
  • Feds Blocking Road to Open-Air Flight 93 Memorial

    10/14/2013 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 12:12 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Americans who want to honor and reflect upon the memory of the crew and passengers who perished aboard United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 will find that the federal government has blocked the road four miles down from the open-air memorial near Shanksville, Pa. photographed the spot of the road closure this past weekend. The steel barrier blocking vehicles from passing says: “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed.” …
  • Park Rangers Refuse Truckload of Porta Potties for WW II Veterans

    10/09/2013 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 206 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 9,2013 | Jim Hoft
    A semi carrying porta potties pulled up yesterday beside the WW II Memorial in Washington D.C.. The porta potties were donated by private citezens to help out the visiting veterans since the facilities are closed. However, the park rangers turned the truck away and they were not allowed to unload. Michele Tennery witnessed this event and was astonished that the rangers could be so heartless in their treatment of the veterans. Michele added, “The photos show the attempted delivery of Port-A-Johns by Don’s Johns. The NPS Ranger would not allow the Port-A-Johns to be left at the WWII Memorial site...
  • EBT system down for some parts of US, CNY apparently not affected

    10/12/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT · by workerbee · 48 replies
    CNYCentral ^ | 10/12/13 | Laura Hand
    Some grocery and food shoppers who were trying to used government benefit cards to pay got a rude awakening on Saturday morning: their EBT cards were not working. A check here in Central New York, however, showed that grocery chains were apparently unaffected. We are being told that a technical services vendor (Xerox) had a power outage which did affect being able to pay with a benefits card in several states. As of early Saturday afternoon, the debit system was back up and the SNAP program was being rebooted, with expectations that all services would be back up shortly.
  • Bridge Cards reportedly not working - EBT Food stamps system experiencing glitches

    10/12/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | 10-12-2013 | Joanne Marie Hoopes
    Bridge Cards reportedly not working EBT Food stamps system experiencing glitches in Michigan, other states Joanne Marie Hoopes Oct 12 2013 01:54:13 PM EDT DETROIT - The Local 4 newsroom has been flooded with calls and emails from people reporting problems with their Michigan EBT Food stamp card. Viewers say they attempted to use their Bridge Card but the system is not working and they are left unable to purchase groceries. Local 4 contacted the Michigan Department of Human Services; a spokesperson says the issue with client cards is not on the DHS end. The spokesperson says the issues are...
  • Food stamp debit cards not working in many states(Interesting pic at link;)

    10/12/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 100 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/12/2013 | Associated Press
    People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.Ohio's cash and food assistance card payment systems went down at 11 a.m., said Benjamin Johnson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's cash system has been fixed, however its electronic benefits transfer card system is still down. All states that use Xerox systems are affected...

    10/12/2013 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 226 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 12, 2013 3:51pm | by Dave Urbanski
    (TheBlaze/AP) — Major problems were reported Saturday all across America with the Electronic Benefits Transfer System, as consumers were stuck with no way to pay at registers, notes WBZ-TV in Boston. WBZ reported that a computer-system upgrade was to blame, while the Associated Press reports that a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards while shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn’t access their benefits.
  • 93 House members charge Park Service is 'making up' rules to shut memorials

    10/10/2013 6:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-10-2013 | Paul Bedard
    The National Park Service’s closure of the World War II and other memorials violates rules requiring them to stay open, 93 House members charge in a letter to the agency. Led by Michigan Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga, they claim that Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis is simply making up closure rules to punish the public during the government shut down and they question the costs of the random closures in Washington where not all memorials are being closed. "The National Park Service continues to act in an arbitrary and punitive manner to exclude veterans from memorials built in their honor...
  • Obama Orders Federal Workers To “Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can”

    10/10/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT · by Maurice Tift · 55 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | October 10, 2013 | The Doc
      Why would the president of the United States try to purposely hurt the American people? Well, in 2013 this is done in order to score political points and force the opposition in to doing what you want them to do. A few days ago, an angry Park Service ranger publicly admitted that he and his fellow rangers have been ordered to “make life as difficult for people as we can” during this government shutdown. That Park Service ranger would never have received such an order unless it came from the very top. Apparently the Obama administration plans to cause as...
  • 'All about power and leverage' -- feds shut down major roadway, block access to graveyard

    10/10/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-7-2013 | Todd Starnes
    Folks who live in the Great Smoky Mountains have just about reached their breaking point with the federal government. “It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.” Nearly a third of Blount County is inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So when the federal government shut down the park, it also shut down one of the area’s...
  • Fisher House offers to pick up slack for death benefits for fallen troops' families

    10/09/2013 11:28:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    cnn ^ | October 8th, 2013 | Jake Tapper
    Fisher House Foundation has stepped in and offered an advance grant to families of the fallen during the government shutdown, “to ensure there is no funding gap during the most difficult of times, with the understanding that reimbursements would be made at an appropriate time.” The Pentagon has said it cannot pay death benefits to families of troops killed in Afghanistan. ... Fisher House is a charity established to help troops and families in need.
  • America, Your Vacation Wonderland! (Mark Steyn)

    10/09/2013 10:53:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 9, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    On his radio show yesterday, our pal Michael Graham spoke to one of the tourists held under house arrest (or hotel arrest) by the National Park Service geyser stasi at Yellowstone Park. Here’s part of the interview: There was a large group of Asians there. Not many spoke English… They said, ‘Are we under arrest?’ I mean, they were fearful. I mean, it looked like we were inside a prison. There were two large guards doing a walk up and down in front of the doors, so people felt like they were in prison. And the Australians said that would...
  • Shame on You, President Obama

    10/09/2013 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Thomas_More_Law · 15 replies
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | 10-9-13 | Thomas More Law Center
    In one of the most despicable and immoral acts of any president in the history of the United States, President Obama, the Commander in Chief, is playing politics over the dead bodies of American soldiers killed in action during the government shutdown. These soldiers were killed following his orders. Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, “I cannot conceive of any other president in our history doing what Obama is doing in this situation. As Commander in Chief, he signed the orders sending these young men into harm’s way. They died following his orders....
  • Runner fined $100 at Valley Forge amid shutdown

    10/08/2013 8:21:47 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 62 replies ^ | 10/8/2013 | The Associated Press
    <p>VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) - A marathoner says he was fined $100 for running in Valley Forge National Historical Park during the government shutdown.</p> <p>John Bell, 56, said he parked his car on Sunday in a remote parking lot, not one blocked by a barrier. Bell, of Chadds Ford, said two rangers were waiting with their car lights flashing when he returned.</p>
  • Shutdown outrage: Military death benefits denied to families of fallen troops

    10/08/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/8/13 | c chumley
    At least five families of U.S. military members killed during in Afghanistan over the weekend were given a double-whammy by federal officials: Not only have your loved ones died, but due to the government shutdown, you won’t receive a death benefit. The benefit is $100,000 and is wired to family members of the killed military member within 36 hours of the death. The so-called “death gratuity” is aimed at paying for funeral costs and to help with those living expenses normally covered by the soldier’s paycheck. They serve as a transition pay benefit until the military’s survivor benefits begin. The...
  • Government to Shut Down 22 Privately Operated Campsites in N.H. (federal land)

    10/07/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/13 | Katherine Connell
    As Columbus Day weekend approaches and New England fall foliage reaches its peak, the U.S. Forest Service has decreed that 22 privately run campgrounds in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest will have to close because of the government shutdown. According to the Union Leader, while the campsites are situated on federally owned land, they are entirely run by a private company, which has a contract to operate the sites and which pays the federal government a cut of the fees it collects. That means the closure will not only prevent thousands of campers from using the facilities, it will...
  • When the Bleeding Heart Becomes the Iron Fist

    10/07/2013 5:37:01 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 5 October 2013 | Dave Carter
    Whatever the perceived shortcomings of Ted Cruz and his hardy band of stalwarts, they've performed a remarkable public service by highlighting the fate that awaits all who rub wrongly the translucently thin skin of King Barack the Petulant. The Spartans may have had their shields, Native Americans their tomahawks and arrows, the Samurai may have wielded his sword with all the deadly grace of a tiger in mid-attack, but pound for pound, nothing comes close to the audacious stupidity of "Barrycades" and people in pointy little Smokey the Bear hats, poised to protect America's monuments from law-abiding citizens Welcome to...
  • Obama: Shutdown for thee, but not for me

    10/07/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/7/13 | Thomas Lifson
    "It is now quite clear that President Obama is managing the shutdown of 17% of the government to inflict pain, while sparing himself and his family any discomfort. Although his media lickspittles will not publicize the worst abuses, social media offers us the chance to spread the word of his peculiar priorities. Today, we learn that the Amber Alert website, which helps rescue kidnapped children, has been taken down "due to the lapse in federal funding."
  • Lawmakers probe reports of property owners kicked off federal land amid partial shutdown

    10/07/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7. 2013 | Judson Berger
    Republican lawmakers plan to investigate mounting reports that federal officials are kicking families out of their homes and shuttering private businesses because they sit on federal parkland -- describing the spectacle as an over-the-top response to the partial government shutdown. "We are receiving a lot of reports" of businesses being shut down, said Mallory Micetich, spokeswoman for Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee. snip Republican lawmakers plan to investigate mounting reports that federal officials are kicking families out of their homes and shuttering private businesses because they sit on federal parkland -- describing the spectacle as an over-the-top response...
  • #SpiteHouse: President Stompy Foot sparks new name for White House

    10/06/2013 11:38:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy staff
    October 6, 2013 #SpiteHouse: President Stompy Foot sparks new name for White House [Photoshops] by Twitchy Staff Dead-on. As Twitchy reported, citizens can see 2014 from the petulant president’s Barry-cades. His vindictive and teen drama queen behavior has inspired a Barry-cades definition at Urban Dictionary.Twitter users have had it with the president’s spiteful snit fits.