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Kerry: Turn Over Your
Chemical Weapons Now or Face
… “Unbelievably Small” Consequences

Slate, by Joshua Keating

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Posted By:FlyRight, 9/10/2013 6:46:07 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry’s case for a U.S. strike in Syria seems to rest on two assumptions. One, that it is a crucial test for U.S. national security and the values of the civilized world comparable to the rise of Nazi Germany. Two, that it’s not really a big deal.Over the weekend, Kerry described the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons as “our Munich moment,” telling an audience in France, "This is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter. … This is not the time to send a message where doing nothing is far more risky than

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/10/2013 6:49:59 AM     (No. 9513871)

Kerry is the biggest joke to ever hit the State Department.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/10/2013 6:52:41 AM     (No. 9513879)

When blithering idiots are the norm, disaster follows. And that is exactly what we elected.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Live Free or Die!, 9/10/2013 6:55:40 AM     (No. 9513883)

Doofus.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: radvet1, 9/10/2013 6:56:21 AM     (No. 9513884)

Kerry has spent his life sucking up to peaceniks. He is totally faking everything Obama tells him to say. He has proven he will say anything the higher ups in the Dem party tell him to say but I think he spoke without the puppetmaster the other day.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 9/10/2013 6:58:28 AM     (No. 9513888)

America now has an itsy bitsy teeny weeny presidency.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 9/10/2013 7:00:10 AM     (No. 9513891)

Only from the Unbelievably small minds of this administration...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/10/2013 7:04:02 AM     (No. 9513897)

Obama needed another willing dupe to represent his idiocy to the world. No one is better suited for it than John Kerry - except for maybe Susan Rice. Now if they can just cajole that rascally Assad into giving up Saddam Hussein´s gift of chemical weapons, they can all resume slaughtering each other with conventional weapons and Kerry can go back to attending cocktail parties and pretending to be European.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Historybuff, 9/10/2013 7:17:23 AM     (No. 9513912)

". . . like a monkey with a grenade. . . "

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Qotw, 9/10/2013 7:26:43 AM     (No. 9513921)

Remember Bush´s "Shock and Awe" promise?. Nobody laughed then. Now we have come down to "Unbelievably Small." We are the laughingstock of the world.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 9/10/2013 7:35:03 AM     (No. 9513931)

These incompetent boobs in the White House are going to get even more American citizens killed. It is time for the Joint Chiefs to perform a coup.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/10/2013 7:48:28 AM     (No. 9513955)

Kerry has always had such an exalted opinion of himself (Don´t you know who I am?).

Now the whole world knows exactly who/what he is. Cosmic justice.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/10/2013 7:57:00 AM     (No. 9513971)

A friend exclaimed, "Kerry is acting like an idiot!" I assured her is is not an act.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: mrduc, 9/10/2013 8:03:41 AM     (No. 9513984)

Campaigner 0bama said he wanted to let the UN to make these decisions and that he wanted to lead from behind. Who know he was such a war hawk.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/10/2013 8:09:52 AM     (No. 9513997)

Everyone and everything about this Administration is small except for Michelle´s... oh never mind.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Really?, 9/10/2013 8:17:40 AM     (No. 9514004)

Unbelievably foolish man.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40, 9/10/2013 8:31:02 AM     (No. 9514029)

Talk loudly and cary a twig!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/10/2013 8:37:56 AM     (No. 9514041)

A great "out" for all involved Assad forks over a couple bottles of Clorox and we call it a day. Obama can get his crayons back from Michelle sans red, Assad (not sure I´m allowed to replace the ad with hat) can claim he captured the offending materials from the rebels and Putin can get his Nobel prize and resume his outdoor adventures in various states of undress.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/10/2013 8:42:18 AM     (No. 9514048)

“Say there Stranger, is that an unbelievably, exceptionally, extremely, incredibly, extraordinarily small, tiny, petite, diminutive, miniature, undersized weapon of hardly any at all destruction whatsoever in your pocket, handbag or purse or are you just a wee bit, rather, somewhat, to some extent happy but not overly happy to see me?”

- Johnny Rough-and-Tumble, Yet Always-the-Gentleman Kerry


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Aria, 9/10/2013 9:05:57 AM     (No. 9514090)

Well....not that they intended it to work out this way but zero et al can now claim they got Syria to hand over all the chemical weapons and we didn´t have to fire a single shot.

They will call it a great victory for their diplomacy.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/10/2013 9:06:36 AM     (No. 9514092)

Pathetically, progressives are proud of men like Obama and Kerry who by their dithering amd absurd posturing actually encourage the bad guys of the world. They would much rather this country take a backseat than deal with the evil that is ever present. Putin saw an opportunity to elevate Russia´s status and diminish ours and took it. Obama and Kerry are probably glad the pressure is off of them.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/10/2013 9:09:49 AM     (No. 9514099)

The atomic bomb we dropped on Hiroshima was nicknamed ´´Little Boy´´. I like 1940s sensibilities better than today´s.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/10/2013 9:23:08 AM     (No. 9514127)

Wow. Facing unbelievably small consequences apparently shook Assad to his very core and he has agreed to turn over his chemical weapons. Our Mr Tough Guy just averted WW3 by drawing his red line and then, at the last minute, he saw an opportunity to save the world and co-broker peace. What a crock.
This latest Obamadrama was just another 1 of his drummed up crisis ploys which require immediate action to avoid catastrophic, dire consequences. You know, like we had to pass healthcare before thousands more die, or another QE before our economy collapses or or or or.
And such convenient timing, too! He´s already got airtime, and the world´s attention. Expect another Me-Me-Me Savior-of-the Planet speeches outlining his uncanny diplomatic skills. And, oh. As we head into an election year the Demos can suddenly brag about his strong leadership skills.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mizzmac, 9/10/2013 9:26:54 AM     (No. 9514138)

Now sit back and watch our unbelievably small POTUS try to take a victory lap after being handed his hat by Putin. (I set it up; I told Kerry what to say; I told Vlad to lead from the front...) And the media will nod like bobble heads that Mr. Unbelievably Small deserves the credit he assigns himself.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grateful, 9/10/2013 9:34:29 AM     (No. 9514153)

Each new frame of the Obama foreign policy train wreck video convinces me that J. F´n Kerry was brought on to be SoS to add gravitas to the resume of PIAPS, the former SoS. Can there be any other reason that seems plausible?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/10/2013 9:34:40 AM     (No. 9514154)

Unbelievably small like their brains.
Why didn´t he just say we would launch a firecracker and Roman candle attack?
We have a dangerous, peacenik, low IQ doofus as Sec. of State.
The face of Easter Island has spoken.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/10/2013 9:38:23 AM     (No. 9514156)

Kerry is just Washington DC´s law of natural selection. Peacenik becomes Hawk... I don´t think he´s scaring anyone except his wife who bugged out to Mexico.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 9/10/2013 9:41:22 AM     (No. 9514162)


...And if you don´t comply, we might send Dennis Rodman to visit you.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Hoosier, 9/10/2013 9:45:12 AM     (No. 9514169)

"Kin ah git me a huntin´ license?"

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 9/10/2013 9:58:51 AM     (No. 9514211)

The only reason to appoint Jon Cary as SOS that I can think of is to make Hillary! look good.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/10/2013 10:04:48 AM     (No. 9514223)

Obama says give up the weapons (pull and pray) or you´ll get something unbelievably small (just the tip). Hope and change!

But seriously, will Syria have to pay Russia a restocking fee?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/10/2013 10:05:41 AM     (No. 9514226)

Kerry is just utilizing play-skool speak, so their cartoon-watching anti-war base can understand and be more accepting. Nothing more than a little boo-boo that bactine and a band-aid won´t resolve.

Do something or shut up and sit down Kerry, you loser. BTW you might want to talk to your, ahem, boss from time to time to avoid misspeaking in public. Your plastic surgery didn´t help your looks.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Arby, 9/10/2013 10:13:27 AM     (No. 9514247)

What do the mathematicians say? Kerry is to the PIAPS as Barry is to Jimmuh.

We should call Fauxbama´s the ´race to the bottom´ administration.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/10/2013 10:16:25 AM     (No. 9514255)

I´m surprised you don´t get it.
0 is playing JFK and Putin is playing K in Cuban Missile Crisis Part II! And this will be finessed in the same exact way that the CMC was.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/10/2013 10:22:16 AM     (No. 9514266)

Kerry doth like to orate for sure, hoping for Churchillian strains, no doubt. A Little competitiveness going on there with you know who.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/10/2013 10:29:03 AM     (No. 9514278)

The Middle East respects the strong horse. Looking at us today they see only a talking horse.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/10/2013 10:32:41 AM     (No. 9514287)

Please, John. Go sailing. In the fog. During bad weather. Alone.

Please.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lana720, 9/10/2013 10:43:22 AM     (No. 9514301)

"Unbelievably small," refers to his what?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: PageTurner, 9/10/2013 10:47:53 AM     (No. 9514308)

I´m going to hurl.

It´s come to this.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: little guy, 9/10/2013 11:15:05 AM     (No. 9514353)

Yeah, we´re going to drop marshmallows on Damascus if you don´t stop your bad behavior! Or maybe our white African president could challenge Assad to a three minute pillow fight --- with Putin as a referee making sure there´s no biting or scratching? And Kerry will hold his breath until the end. So there!

Every parent knows you don´t threaten your kids with senseless comments. "If you do that again, I´ll break your neck!" doesn´t scare any teenager. However, "If you don´t clean your room or come home after 11 or even flunk geometry, I´m not giving you any allowance for a month and I´m not driving you to the mall!" is something enforceable and believable. Our girly-man President never learned that as he never had a real playground fight in his life.

Game --- Set _-- Match, Putin.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: owl, 9/10/2013 11:38:29 AM     (No. 9514395)

" Kin ah git me a huntin´ license here ? ". But this latest quote really had me laughing. And the photo that accompanies with him squeezing his fingers. You can´t make this stuff up. Biden may be King, but the whole lot is embarrassing.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/10/2013 12:03:41 PM     (No. 9514424)

Just think. If it weren´t for Ohio, Kerry would have been President in 2004. Another: Bush barely won either of his elections; Barry won both of his elections comfortably in the electoral college. Another one: Barry is at 45% approval now on several polls including Rasmussen. At this time in 2005, the first year of Bush´s second term, Bush slipped below 40 and would continue the slide all the way until the end of his term. The culprit in 2005? Bush´s so-called ´non-response to Katrina.´ This is the American electorate. Screw up in Syria, Benghazi, IRS scandals, NSA eavesdropping- all adds up to 45% approval. Wow-he´s really tanking! s/o For those who think a ´true conservative´ like Ted Cruz could actually win the Presidency with this kind of electorate, do not risk actual money on your predictions.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/10/2013 12:18:21 PM     (No. 9514453)

He was searching for infinitesimally small but his mind went blank. It still is.

The Clintons surrounded themselves with the cast of the Star Wars bar scene. Obama has surrounded himself with peaceniks, commies, Muslims and traitors. Congress doesn´t see this?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/10/2013 2:14:35 PM     (No. 9514635)

Like the guy says, holding up a bag of marshmallows at McCain´s Town Hall Meeting, "this is what I think of Congress".

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Reply 44 - Posted by: fairplay, 9/10/2013 4:17:04 PM     (No. 9514825)

Kerry who doesn´t have much Horse Sense has lost some Horse Face!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: rc1776, 9/10/2013 4:20:42 PM     (No. 9514832)

Lurch, the one with the stealth ketchup yacht, will be teaming up with ole bilous Ø´really the persistent interrupter on the jaun williams book and junk marketing interminable hours.
The content, time and viability of this misadventure will be announced on Al-Jazeera.
Note: Ole lurch served Uncle Ho and Pol Pot along side of Hanoi jane.
Lil´ jØn- jØn mc-cain was there also but how it serviced the Glorious Heroic Leaders (GLH)
is still being researched by huma/hill (H&H).

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Reply 46 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/10/2013 4:32:21 PM     (No. 9514853)

I was so glad to finally get an explanation from Sheila Jackson Lee today on Fox News as to why Democrats (and celebrities) seem to have lost their abhorrence for all things military.
It´s because what happened there was so "heenous"!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/10/2013 6:01:37 PM     (No. 9514936)

Kerry: Here is what we do, Barry. First, let´s go to the Quickie Mart and buy some eggs.

Barry: Eggs? For what?

Kerry: We´re gonna drive by Assad´s house- tonight! At midnight...no, no, they would be expecting something at midnight...uh, 1:25 a.m.

Barry: One:25 Are you nuts, Johnny? You know Moochie won´t let me stay up that late.

Kerry: Ok. Ok. Midight, then. And we drive by, you slouch down in the seat, and we´ll throw the eggs when I slow down...hit his car and his house. It´ll be an awesome- though as I promised, "Unbelievably small" attack.

Barry: Well, I guess so. But, what if Mr. Putin, next door comes out? What if he turns on his porch light?

Kerry: Gawd, Barry- you are such a little wimp. That´s the point of it- it´s scary and that makes it fun. You know, like riding a roller coaster.

Barry: Well, so long as I´m home by 12:30. Moochie won´t mind, too much, I guess. Okay- I´m in.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: rsgonner, 9/10/2013 9:08:47 PM     (No. 9515104)

Rootin´ for Putin....Thank you LameStream and lo info voters. We are committing national suicide.

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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

You´re on the clock:
Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
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Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/21/2014 5:19:02 AM     Post Reply
Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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