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Clinton´s Angry Outburst On
Benghazi Was Meant To
Deceive—Not Enlighten

Investor´s Business Daily, by Thomas Sowell

Original Article

Posted By:pineledger, 1/29/2013 4:37:58 AM

An old-time trial lawyer once said, "When your case is weak, shout louder!" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shouted louder when asked about the Obama administration´s story last fall that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. ambassador´s quarters in Benghazi, Libya, was due to an anti-Islamic video that someone in the United States had put on the Internet, and thereby provoked a protest that escalated into violence. She shouted: "We had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they´d go kill some Americans?

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Pssssst, PIAPS, they were not "guys." They were Al Qaeda.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DW626, 1/29/2013 5:06:33 AM     (No. 9145582)

For me the most pertinent question for this poor excuse of a SoS, is: "if you are responsible as you have stated madam secretary, what exactly are you responsible for?"

Btw, I couldn´t get the link to work, perhaps this will:
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-on-the-right/012813-642206-clinton-testimony-failed-to-address-continued-attacks-by-al-qaida.htm

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sewa, 1/29/2013 5:07:12 AM     (No. 9145583)

I couldn´t bring this article up, but did find it elsewhere. Thomas Sowell brings up a terrific point - when someone is trying to argue a point by using a loud, angry voice, the person is not speaking the truth. This is how Africans determine a case in a palaver in the center of their village - the person who remains calm while presenting his/her case is the truth speaker. The loud, angry speaker is wrong, knows he/she is wrong, but nonetheless is attempting to win in this manner. Case closed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 1/29/2013 5:10:11 AM     (No. 9145587)

When corrupt Democrats lie, the MSM applauds.
When the MSM applauds corruption, the GOP does absolutely nothing.
Hence, our predicament.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lydwho, 1/29/2013 5:34:06 AM     (No. 9145595)

Hey, it worked!!! She got away with it and that´s just what she wanted to do!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LComStaff, 1/29/2013 5:44:16 AM     (No. 9145604)

Staff added correct link. Please proof read posts before submitting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 1/29/2013 6:44:11 AM     (No. 9145653)

What difference does it make?
A huge difference. I want to know what Amb Stevens was doing at a mission in Benghazi instead of being in the Tripoli embassy. I want to know what was in those 2 warehouses that was looted.
I am certain that they were running guns and military weapons to the Syrians, and that AQ attacked them and stole their stash.
What matters, Hillary, is that you are covering up an illegal gunrunning effort being conducted by Obama on Libyan soil.
This makes Iran-Contra look like a junior varsity operation.
The "difference" was not having this leak out just before the election

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/29/2013 6:45:49 AM     (No. 9145655)

All those investigative committee hearings are worthless. If the Republicans truly wish to get to the truth, they should forego the lengthy lead-in and get right to the question/s they have to ask. The speech prior to each question is just for the folks back home.

Note to Prancing and Preening Senators: We, the folks back home, are not impressed when you allow a proven liar to slip away without so much as a tiny nick after you have wasted your alloted time admiring yourselves!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: knarfski, 1/29/2013 6:57:20 AM     (No. 9145667)

Hillary is "known for her well-knownness." Her accomplishments are not outstanding (Brit Hume), unless one counts miles traveled and time on TV.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: philemon1967, 1/29/2013 7:05:13 AM     (No. 9145678)

Hillary Clinton will NOT escape. Man´s justice can be blind but divine justice is not. While we may not see her pay for her Benghazi decisions that led to 4 murders in her lifetime, she will still have to answer for the lives lost under her watch to their Maker. She has blood on her hands which will never wash away as long as she & this administration refuse to acknowledge their respective parts in this debacle.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Really?, 1/29/2013 7:58:00 AM     (No. 9145770)

I am surprised that no-one in the Press is drawing a comparison to "Zero Dark Thirty" when discussing this.

Why did the maker of the supposed "offensive film" get thrown in jail, while the movie about the assassination of Bin Laden heads toward box office records and a possible Academy Award ?

Talk about something that might stir people up....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/29/2013 7:58:59 AM     (No. 9145773)

I thought it interesting that Hilzilla referred to Benghazi as a ´consulate.´ According to articles I read, it was merely a rented house or estate which is why it didn´t have all the security measures installed. I also read in the same article that the ´safe room´ where some of them went before they crawled out the window was actually a holding cell. The cartoon on the first page today is sooooo true!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: privateer, 1/29/2013 8:05:28 AM     (No. 9145782)

The Queen of Lies played the Repubcapons like a Stradavarius.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/29/2013 8:08:59 AM     (No. 9145786)

The thirty some that escaped know what was really going on. They need to be routed out next and interrogated. One is laid up in a German hospital. Demand an interview and names of the others.

This thing is far more sinister than the lying fool in a green dress. It goes right up to the WH and the poseur slumped back with his feet on Lincoln´s desk.

In legal circles it´s called "accessory to murder."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/29/2013 8:19:04 AM     (No. 9145806)

She pulled it off. She had four months to prepare. The low information people don´t care. What difference does it make, right?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/29/2013 8:33:38 AM     (No. 9145847)

I believe they will get away with the carefully crafted deception they created. People died "over there", the public just doesn´t care. The terrorists rightly took this Country´s measure, we no longer have the guts and focus to maintain a long term offensive against terrorism. We are comfy in our sheltered lives. Sad that the ambassador was killed and all that, what´s for dinner tonight? Most don´t care. Sure if you poll them they will say it´s bad and probably a terrorist attack but then they forget about it. Nothing happens when people forget about things.

Clinton acted as a blustering bully and a weeping emotional woman, effective emotional tools that deflect a rational discussion of the issues. Standard progressive tools used to drive emotional decisions instead of rational ones. BO won that way. The Country falls for it. Benghazi is over and done. No one cares.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 1/29/2013 8:37:13 AM     (No. 9145857)

Can´t help contrasting the media´s treatment of Madam Cyclops and Sarah Palin. They are helping the former get ready for her run. This babe will be waddling around the White House before you know it. Disheartening.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 1/29/2013 8:39:25 AM     (No. 9145861)

I’ve often wondered whether Hillary acquired her morals and character traits from Bill or if it was the other way around. Whichever, I continue to perceive the two of them as The Bonnie and Clyde of the Public Sector.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 1/29/2013 8:41:50 AM     (No. 9145871)

Hillary was in Operation Obfuscation mode. As usual.

Lying liars lie. And when the lies are too obvious, they fake indignation.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/29/2013 8:59:07 AM     (No. 9145933)

The phony video story is so clumsy it catches all the attention, and takes attention away from the real story, which is the secret CIA operation at the annex, and Ambassador Stephens meeting with the Turkish emissary arranging the gun running operation. That was the big secret that required Obama and HRC to order no rescue and let the men die rather than expose the operation with a high profile military rescue operation.

The administration is quite happy to egg on its face for the clumsy video story. That may be embarrassing, but the alternative story would be devestating.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/29/2013 9:02:30 AM     (No. 9145945)

Yep, it´s all an act to deceive and put off detractors...or those seeking the real truth.

It matters Hitlery because you and Obie lied and people died!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/29/2013 9:06:54 AM     (No. 9145962)

We better get some better liars in office.

When even casual observers can tell our politicians are lying the whole system is going to collapse because apparently we can´t handle the truth.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nekochan, 1/29/2013 9:09:07 AM     (No. 9145971)

Yeah, but if you wear a pond-green outfit, and slouch in your chair, you´re going to look like a big fat frog. How smart is that huh?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Kristen, 1/29/2013 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9146006)

Hillary the fake is adored by MSM. She has accomplished nothing positive.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bugboy, 1/29/2013 9:26:00 AM     (No. 9146028)

Clinton´s Angry Outburst On Benghazi Was Meant To
Deceive—Not Enlighten


Wow! Ya think!

How about some better journalist who stop stating the obvious. Or has the population become that stupid?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/29/2013 9:34:49 AM     (No. 9146054)

You are right No. 14. The answer lies with the 30 who escaped and have been hidden from us. I heard the much criticized Lindsey Graham say this very thing on Jay Sekulow´s program. He said no one will break silence on this.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/29/2013 9:37:17 AM     (No. 9146059)

Thomas Sowell is not just "some journalist". He´s one of the most brilliant conservative writers alive today and we here at Lucianne take heed of every word he writes. Oh, that he had been our first black president!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/29/2013 9:39:33 AM     (No. 9146065)

Not to get personal, but unfortunately for Mrs. Clinton, her outside is matching up to her inside and it is not a pleasant picture. Someone needs to tell her that being unkempt does not enhance her intellect. It just says she is lazy and lacks personal pride in her appearance. Nevertheless, with the bloviating and weak questioning by the Republicans she managed to walk away set for a 2016 run. Way to go guys. Once again, you failed to take advantage of an opportunity to get answers for the families of those four dead Americans. Abject failure on your parts.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/29/2013 9:51:37 AM     (No. 9146097)

Yes, the shouting and tears is all a smoke screen. The louder a person gets the less likely anyone is going to pursue the point. She then quietly went into another room and laughed her head off, as she got by with all the drama.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: M2, 1/29/2013 10:16:00 AM     (No. 9146173)

Once the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi is seen for what it was — a highly coordinated and highly successful operation by terrorists who were said to have been vanquished — that calls into question the Obama administration´s Middle East foreign policy.

In my opinion, our foreign policy is exceedingly Muslim-friendly to the point of decreasing America´s national security. It seems clear that this Administration is preparing to soften any and all restrictions on Sharia Law in our Courts, in our schools and in the workplace.

I firmly believe that Obama, not a Christian as he claims, is a Muslim who will facilitate a Muslim America with himself at the helm, helped along by his complete refusal to punish terrorists or to deter Iran´s nuclear program.

In short, he is setting America up to be a Muslim nation, which is why he won´t call them terrorists and is so friendly and slavering toward them.

He hates America. He really does hate us.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/29/2013 10:17:09 AM     (No. 9146179)

The most foolish part of her answer was if the attack was because of fellows out walking that night deciding to kill some Americans, Senator Johnson should,have interrupted her right then and asked who has ever suggested such a possibility? That would have stopped Madame´s adolescent tirade. Why does the GOP always play defense?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/29/2013 10:37:49 AM     (No. 9146228)

Hillary flubbed her screen test. Her outburst was rehearsed and rehearsed to appear to be from the heart but in the end it was not believable. Notice that she was constantly glancing down at her talking points through her goggles during the entire outburst. Hillary, don´t call us, we´ll call you.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/29/2013 10:40:20 AM     (No. 9146232)

Mrs Clinton is being intervieweed on Fox Cable News tonight by Greta V>S> . THIS is Greta´s opportunity to stand out as a REAL JOURNALIST and to ask the toughest possible questions and forget the kissy=kissy garbage. Make the questions so hard that Mrs Clinton will take a hike off the set and forget her 2016 plans. Don´t ask if she READ the cables from Libya, ask if she was aware of the situation that had been ongoing for a year. Ask if she watched the massacre in real time
and subsequently twisted the truth. Ask about the gun running to terrorists. Ask if in fact the consulate was an FBI safe-house. and so forth. If she cannot answer the questions, she has no right to ANY official office, because she is either incompetent or unable to manage a high position in the Government, or a liar ( in my opinion ). Congress asked her virtually NOTHING. Greta can do the job if she is willing to. maybe she will win a broadcasting prize ?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/29/2013 10:47:04 AM     (No. 9146247)

If Hillary is going to run for Prez in 2016, there sure is a lot of work to do on her physically. She needs a new hairdo, lose about 100 lbs and reduce her thighs - she must have enough money for cosmetic surgery. I´m pretty sure the glasses will come off or new contact lenses will be invented for her.

It is shocking how her appearance has degraded since leaving the WH. At least while she was in the Senate, her hair style was professional looking. Now she just looks unkempt - what´s with the long, stringy hair? Maddy Half-bright actually improved her appearance as SOS. If Maddy could do it, surely Hil could, since she had a lot of Hollywood connections when Bill was in the WH.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Grampy, 1/29/2013 10:49:15 AM     (No. 9146253)

"Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks; guilt does." Whittaker Chambers

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Reply 35 - Posted by: caddyjak, 1/29/2013 11:05:56 AM     (No. 9146287)

Here is what I don´t understand. Stevens was a well-known homosexual. Muslims like nothing better than decapitating homosexuals. Knowing this, why in the hxll would Hillary send him to a muslim country?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Nan, 1/29/2013 11:06:03 AM     (No. 9146288)

Nothing surprises me about anything a Clinton does.

I have come to the conclusion that the glasses (please feel sorry for me, I hit my head, she was wearing were a prop in the play she was putting on for the Congress and MSM.

Her shouting ´what difference does it make´ strengthened that conclusion for me.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Arby, 1/29/2013 11:08:31 AM     (No. 9146299)

With the media solidly behind her for 2016 and their heart´s darling, Obama, behind her now--there´s no way that the sheeple will see through her lies and chicanery. They haven´t yet. Why will they start now? They see her pose as ´feisty´.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/29/2013 11:18:46 AM     (No. 9146325)

Congratulations to Lucianne for aggregating this newest Tom Sowell writing. Usually the quiet and pure ideological leader in the free market of ideas, today, Tom blasts out at our lying leadership, The Hoaxters, the people that would lie to us to protect their powerful political careers and would totally abandon their duties to protect the nation. Tom Sowell has always written about the good things found in a free market
Today, he shouts out the bad things about our lying leadership. America needs every good citizen to speak up. Now is the time.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/29/2013 11:24:11 AM     (No. 9146341)

continued.....Now is the time for all good citiszens to speak up.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bav2, 1/29/2013 12:37:29 PM     (No. 9146523)

She never mentioned the Video nor did anyone ask her about. She is a lying woman and very cunning. It was a lovefest for Madame Hillary! Rand Paul was the only one there with guts to tell her he would have relieved her of duties The Republicans are Wimps and she seems to be off the hook. Case Closed

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Reply 41 - Posted by: lana720, 1/29/2013 12:49:51 PM     (No. 9146552)

Bingo, #6, BINGO! All about guns.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/29/2013 12:57:21 PM     (No. 9146569)

Good one #13! The QUEEN OF LIES! That trumps Cankles and Hildebeast. So now who is the bigger liar, her, or her pasty philandering bubba?

Speaking of liars, paging Susan Rice, paging Barry Hussein, paging Eric Holder, paging Joe Biden, paging Bill Clinton, Paging Hillary Clinton, paging Jay Carney, paging Tim Geithner, paging Chuck Schumer, paging Barney Frank, Paging Valerie Jarrett, to the White Courtesy Deceivers/ Liars Phone!

We oughtta be ashamed of these people and MORE ashamed of the ass-press rump-swab lap dog enemedia for carrying their lies to us like fresh garbage every damn day...I am so sick of these liars I could go skeet shooting!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Kurto, 1/29/2013 1:44:58 PM     (No. 9146682)

Her faux-anger was an obviously contrived tactic intended to control the discussion. Like EVERYTHING else she has tried as SOS, it failed.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/29/2013 2:02:19 PM     (No. 9146735)

Don´t you know you´re not supposed to hit the girl? Even if the girl is Medusa?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 1/29/2013 2:50:34 PM     (No. 9146848)

Consider how the PIAPS looks now and imagine what she´ll look like in four years if she decides to run for President!

(unless she gets some work done between now and then)

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Reply 46 - Posted by: geminale, 1/29/2013 3:50:33 PM     (No. 9146946)

The more I see and hear, the more convinced I am that they are all a bunch of liars, all covering up for each other. The Borgias could not be more corrupt than those that work inside our highest levels of government.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Dante, 1/29/2013 4:39:55 PM     (No. 9147054)

She is filth personified and her act is pathetic.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/29/2013 4:54:32 PM     (No. 9147069)

Just for starters, if the American deaths in Benghazi had been the result of "some guys out for a walk one night who decided they´d go kill some Americans", it is doubtful the "guys" would have attacked with the same weaponry, that it would have taken hours, and that events and circumstances would have been such that a target would have been "painted" for help that never came because of the actions and inactions of their own government which ultimately resulted in unnecessary loss of American life.

The ending result of an attack by "some guys out for a walk" would likely have been far different, causing fewer questions, and the administration would have been just lying through their teeth and making up stories about domestic things, as usual.

We wouldn´t have had an asinine story about a YouTube video causing a riot, that resulted in an innocent man spending time in jail as part of an elaborate government cover-up of what really happened in Benghazi.

And, we wouldn´t have had a ludicrous charade of a hearing on the matter that turned into a praise fest for a representative of an administration that should have its hide nailed to the wall instead.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 1/29/2013 5:21:32 PM     (No. 9147093)

You know, I´m beginning to dislike Hildebeest.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/29/2013 6:25:18 PM     (No. 9147191)

The thirty peole who escaped to Germany - who are they? Were they CIA agents? One is forced to think that they must have been playing some kind of cloak and dagger role for them to remain so totally anonymous

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Reply 51 - Posted by: larryp, 1/29/2013 6:33:40 PM     (No. 9147203)

I do think that the drone operators should e subpoened and I heard on KFI, a 50,000 watt radio station from so calif, that those types of Drones can be armed.
Were they armed and did anyone order the shots?
also the family member of one of the 4 that were killed told a reporter that ´we don´t even know how he was killed.´ and the reporter said, can´t an autopsy be done?
She said he was cremated so no.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: get er done, 1/29/2013 8:55:25 PM     (No. 9147355)

Hillary Clinton´s outburst should be preserved on film for replay in the 2014 and 2016 election ads as an example of how the left cares about our military, our citizens and America.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: knarfski, 1/30/2013 5:06:06 AM     (No. 9147756)

#53: Also an example of how ego-defense and politics override moral reasoning?

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Posted By: pineledger- 2/5/2014 4:02:05 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry must be really desperate to win the Nobel Peace Prize. So much so, he seems willing to continually force the state of Israel into untenable positions that put its security at risk. On this very topic last month, Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon said Kerry "came here very determined and operates based upon an unfathomable obsession and Messianic feeling . . . "Throughout the recent months, there is no negotiation between us and the Palestinians, but rather between us and the Americans. The only thing that can ´save´ us is that John Kerry will

Holder Shakes Down ´Racist´
Banks For Nearly $1 Bil
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 1/16/2014 6:58:11 AM     Post Reply
War On Banks: Attorney General Eric Holder has opened up a new front against car lenders and has forged an alliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to frame them for racism, too. We don´t use the term "frame" capriciously, certainly not like Holder uses the charge of racism. His department and the president´s new consumer credit watchdog agency, CFPB, have announced a new settlement with Ally Bank for nearly $100 million. It´s the largest fair lending deal against the auto industry and the third-largest ever to resolve charges of lending discrimination. Throw in four new mortgage-lender settlements over equally

New Mortgage Rules
Another Empty Obama Promise
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 1/14/2014 7:36:40 AM     Post Reply
Misregulation: The president´s new consumer credit czar is doing a victory lap in the media over new mortgage rules, which go into effect this week. He claims they´ll stop another crisis. What a screaming joke. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray chirped during an interview on the "Daily Show With Jon Stewart" that the new rules are a "big change from the status quo" and will take mortgage banking back to the days of prudent lending. (Snip) Despite all the hype of tightening underwriting, CFPB´s celebrated new mortgage rules in fact require no minimum down payment or credit score

Fannie and Freddie´s New
Boss Could Reshape
Mortgage Finance
Businessweek.com, by Jodie Shenn and Clea Benson    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 1/11/2014 9:16:49 AM     Post Reply
Mel Watt hadn’t even been sworn in as the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency when at 9 p.m. on the Friday before Christmas he e-mailed reporters from his personal account saying he would put on hold planned increases in fees Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) charge for insuring mortgage securities. With a three-sentence message, he signaled a break from his predecessor and hinted at how he’ll shape the future of the two firms that guarantee about 60 percent of new U.S. mortgages. (Snip)Watt “is really a bit of an enigma,” says Mortgage Bankers Association President David

New Affordable Care US
health plans will exclude
top hospitals
Financial Times, by Stephanie Kirchgaessener    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 12/9/2013 8:05:49 AM     Post Reply
Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres. Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country. High quality global

Birds Will Attack
Amazon´s Delivery Drones
Slate, by Nicholas Lund    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 12/6/2013 2:24:55 PM     Post Reply
Konstantin Kakaes had a lot of good evidence to work with for his article debunking the promise of Amazon’s drone deliveries. The FAA doesn’t allow autonomous flight. Drones are too small and unreliable. They’ll cost Amazon a fortune to maintain and oversee. Kakaes had so many facts in his favor, but he left out a big one: Birds are going to hate these drones.(Snip)The difference for Amazon’s drones is that the birds will be chasing them. Unseen to us, the skies are checkered with fiercely defended bird territories. Open-country raptors—hawks, eagles, kites, harriers, etc.—don’t take kindly to interlopers on their

Why Kanye West Is
Not in Fashion in
the World of Style
Wall Street Journal, by Christina Binkley    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 11/28/2013 6:23:43 AM     Post Reply
In a major rant at radio host Sway Calloway this week Kanye West went full tilt against the fashion establishment that is preventing him from unleashing his artistry-in-apparel on the world: “I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google. Now, who’s going to be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more? Or do you want to marginalize me til I’m out of my moment?” Dear Kanye Warhol-Shakespeare-Disney-Google-West, So you want to be a fashion designer! You actually did launch a



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Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2014 6:48:31 AM     Post Reply
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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it


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