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The Obama Dallas Immigration Visit –
The Curious Case of Obama’s “Faith
Leaders” and Obama’s “Faith-Based Groups”…

Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 7/19/2014 10:51:20 AM

On July 9th 2014 President Obama made a visit to Dallas Texas for two reasons. The first reason was fundraising, the second reason was to meet with Governor Rick Perry and “Faith Leaders” to discuss the border crisis. (Snip)A wider angle of the picture would reveal a more integral player seated at the table. A person mistakenly characterized by the media, but perhaps the most significant benefactor of the entire immigration roundtable.In the lower left of this image you see a man named Kevin Dinnin. Before we get into the curriculum vitae of Mr. Dinnin we first need to set

In this instance his "faith leaders" have no connection to any religion, no churches, no congregations, and are in fact government-funded non-profits. Like ACORN.

Thanks to TCTH, we now know that Kevin Dinnin is the head of BCFS, the non-profit that was handed $190 million in grants to operate facilities for coping with the invading illegal alien "kids". His compensation alone comes in at more than $400K/year.

Read this investigative piece. It´s an expose. It lays out in plain English, and with supporting data and documentation, Obie´s deliberate mendacity in describing what had taken place at this meeting and who was involved.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/19/2014 10:54:05 AM     (No. 9931520)

Here is the previous article on BCFS, posted Thursday:

Soccer Balls, Sanctimony and A
Billion Dollar Group Called “Baptist
Child and Family Services”…


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/19/2014 11:40:03 AM     (No. 9931620)

Do what you can to get this information to your congressmen (House and Senate), because I strongly doubt that they have a clue.

Ignorance is bliss only for a very short time. Inevitably, ineluctably, the Grim Reaper will make his call.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/19/2014 12:03:25 PM     (No. 9931655)

All ACORN - just renamed. These are the "BROWN SHIRTS" who restricted access from viewing at detention centers. They are the ones who threatened nurses, doctors, etc., telling them to keep their mouths shut.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/19/2014 12:09:31 PM     (No. 9931668)

FTA: (And remember, this is OUR money, YOUR money.)

Two days before this meeting with President Obama, on 7/7/14 Mr. Dinnin was given a grant from Health and Human Services in the amount of $190,707,505.

Yes, that is over $190 million dollars just before he met with the President. In 2014 alone BCFS has received almost $270 million.
(Snip for pdf documentation)
These are staggering sums of money to just one of several taxpayer funded groups operating under the guise of “faith based organizations”. The amounts awarded to these “faith based” groups in 2014 far exceeds the money ever given to the fraudulent social assistance group, ACORN. And the 2014 grant amounts are EXPLODING in comparison to 2012 and 2013.

As previously listed here is the 2012 Tax Return for BCFS:
(Snip for pdf documents.)
Catholic Bishops so far in 2014 $27 Million is another albeit smaller example, after receiving almost $70 million in 2012.

But the most staggering figure is what HHS has spent on Unaccompanied Minor Children (under grant code 93676) since the President’s 2012 Deferred action program began:


And we wonder why these so-called "faith-based" organizations are all for this "humanitarian effort"?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MEMcL, 7/19/2014 12:21:09 PM     (No. 9931680)

Please, Web-masters, make this a "Must Read."

What a scam. Slush-fund. What a fraudulent use of taxpayer money. Maybe, this type of con is what all the Czars dream up. This is just hiding in plain sight. If you make a HUGE grant of moneys, it legitimizes the cause, and nobody asks questions. Especially, if it is to a "religious" organization. Who would question their charitable, altruistic motives?

The salary compensations are outrageous for a charitable organization. How much oversight is this organization given? What are the results of all of this money spent? Disgusting!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ramona, 7/19/2014 12:24:53 PM     (No. 9931684)

Read the article. Follow the links. It´s much, much worse than we have thought.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GO3, 7/19/2014 12:37:49 PM     (No. 9931695)

Good article, but nothing new. The American Spectator carried an article in the late 90´s about Catholic Charities and how 50 percent of its revenue was from taxpayer dollars. As usual, zippy is just carrying things to an art form. BTW, where is the separation of church and state crowd on this issue?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bubby, 7/19/2014 12:58:45 PM     (No. 9931714)

FTA "And I indicated in hearing the stories of churches that are prepared to not just make donations but send volunteers to help construct some of these facilities or fix them up, and their willingness to volunteer in providing care and assistance to these children" - President obama

How can obama say such a thing if those in the meeting were not "faith leaders" but heads of Government funded non profits? Because he is a radical, a follower of Alinsky, a Marxist, a liar, he is all that and more but one thing he is not is an American! Should be a must read.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/19/2014 1:04:40 PM     (No. 9931720)

Must Read.
They have nothing to do with FAITH but are ACORN spinoffs.
Why did Perry not expose them?
FTA But the most staggering figure is what HHS has spent on Unaccompanied Minor Children (under grant code 93676) since the President’s 2012 Deferred action program began:
Obama has bee funding these illegals through Ovamcare slush fund and taking money from Americans- especially seniors.
Why did Perry participate in this fraud?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/19/2014 3:16:15 PM     (No. 9931853)

Re #7, deliberately labelling a long investigative article like this one "old news" does a disservice to those who put in the work to put it together and to those who would skip it based upon such a dismissive comment.

There is a LOT in this article that is news. And the LSM won´t be covering it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/20/2014 12:15:37 AM     (No. 9932237)

None of them have churches.

Wave goodbye to your hard earned tax dollars.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: normal user, 7/20/2014 7:17:34 AM     (No. 9932412)

Why didn´t Rick Perry expose them?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: judy, 7/20/2014 7:36:45 AM     (No. 9932423)

I had a feeling Perry was being set up. He should have requested a list of all people at the table before the meeting. I doubt seriously if they would have given it to him. They would have said we´re in the process of compiling a list. Read, send to your congressman & share article with your social media sites. 190 million to a so called faith based mission while our military is receiving pink slips while in combat.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/20/2014 8:13:44 AM     (No. 9932468)

Anyone really surprised? Obama is the king of obfuscation. It is evident that the border crisis has been in the planning for quite some time. Makes you wonder just what other schemes Obama has up his sleeve that we do not know about. It is clear to me Obama is actively working to remake this country in his own image. Would someone please light a fire under the pampered princes in Washington? They seem to be unconcerned or unaware of the destruction this one man has wrought on this country. What is it going to take to make them see the danger and urgency?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/20/2014 8:19:59 AM     (No. 9932472)

Sorry for the second post. I have to sincerely ask, Who approves these huge sums of money that is allotted to these organizations? Is there no oversight?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Avogadra, 7/20/2014 8:31:33 AM     (No. 9932486)

I have a feeling Anita Perry reads Lucianne.com. Mrs. Perry, please let your husband know that Obama´s "Catholic" and "Baptist" groups have nothing to do with churches that use those names. They are as faith-based as Acorn. Don´t let them get away with adopting words like Catholic and Baptist to fool genuine Texas Christians into supporting lies that have nothing to do with the Gospel and everything to do with God-hating progressivism. Please ask Rick to investigate and, if he finds that this article is correct, expose what they are doing in the name of Christ. Thank you.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/20/2014 8:37:28 AM     (No. 9932490)

Any mention of the undocumented Lord Obama´s name connected to: (A) "Faith Leaders" or (B) "Faith-Based Groups" should raise an immediate "red flag"...Anyone, like Lord Obama, who openly advocates unlimited abortions, to include partial birth abortions and infanticide, is pure and simply a barbarian, and cannot be trusted under any circumstance. End of story.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/20/2014 8:44:20 AM     (No. 9932505)

As a longtime donor to Catholic Charities, I was very surprised to read the assertion that it is "a government funded non-profit" that is no different than ACORN!

I visited their website (& encourage you to do the same). It hardly sounds like the same organization described in the article.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/20/2014 8:56:17 AM     (No. 9932521)

Oh dear Lord! What are into now? Can no one be trusted? If there is a crook Obama will find him.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: gone2pot, 7/20/2014 9:05:27 AM     (No. 9932538)

If you think Rick Perry doesn´t know exactly who and what those neo-ACORNsters are, you need to move to Rio Linda. He´s all we have for now but here in Texas, Rick Perry is in the politician biz, not the truth biz. If it doesn´t help Rick, he ain´t doin´ it. FWIW, it´s wonderful that Lucianne has been posting stuff from non-traditional sources like CT.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 7/20/2014 9:59:21 AM     (No. 9932629)

I have been telling this ever since Obama was elected the first time.

Obama is just the front man for the Marxist democrats and Marxist RINO´s.

They use fake front organizations calling them charities, yes everything but what they really are, Marxist communists organizations who are getting and using your tax dollars to fund the destruction of your America from within.

Everyone who voted for Obama is complicit in putting Marxist communists in charge of America´s government. I believe most of them are fellow comrades and the rest are just stupid useful morons, they probably suspected as much but refuse to believe the truth. Stupid means they know better but do it anyway.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/20/2014 10:03:34 AM     (No. 9932634)

Even the real "faith based" organizations dealing with immigration (yes, illegal immigration) get nearly all of their funding from the taxpayers. Here´s an example:

The financial data on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and its immigration/refugee programs is in its own annual report here. And this was for 2012. All of these grants have increased since then.

Scroll down for the financial report:


You will find that of its total revenue of $70,975,237, $65,911,344 came from federal grants and contracts. These are THEIR numbers.

And federal grants ARE us!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/20/2014 10:18:26 AM     (No. 9932644)

If Governor Perry plans to have a Presidential campaign future he had better got out in front of this story pronto.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/20/2014 10:20:56 AM     (No. 9932647)

From the link at #18,

9. Catholic Charities support an active public-private partnership with government at all levels.
The Catholic Church has a long and strong tradition of teaching about the responsibilities of government in promoting the common good and protecting the least among us, and the responsibilities of Catholics as citizens and taxpayers to support those roles and actively participate in civic life.

In light of these teachings, Catholic Charities have sought and accepted partnerships with cities, counties, states, and the federal government in which we receive government funding to provide services to the wider community that we judge to be consistent with our own mission. These payments may take the form of contracts to deliver particular services, such as foster care; voucher payment from individuals paid by government, such as Medicaid; and government funding of construction, such as housing. Government provides funding; we bring additional funding, volunteers, efficiency, values, community credibility, and dedication to the service of local communities and their needy families.

10. Catholic Charities blend advocacy for those in need and public education about social justice with service to individuals, families, and communities in need.

Right now they are neck deep in Obama´s "social justice" illegal immigration program. And being largely funded via federal grants and contracts, aka taxpayer funding via the IRS.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: EQKimball, 7/20/2014 10:54:19 AM     (No. 9932685)

Many of us post under pseudonyms. However, we only express personal opinions. The writer of this story goes by the name of "Sundance." Who is he/she? To be a credible media source, the writer must be identifiable as a person to whom questions may be asked, credentials may be investigated.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/20/2014 11:06:32 AM     (No. 9932701)

I agree, #25, but "Sundance" isn´t alone. We also have Allahpundit.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: susieq1, 7/20/2014 11:11:56 AM     (No. 9932707)

Words convey ideas in the mind. A person seeing "faith" will instantly think religion or Christianity ; therefore, moral and good. That is how so many have been deceived to support different ideas because words carry moral ideas and thoughts. A person should always look at the total picture instead and see what follows these "moral" words. In other words read the fine print. Faith in what??

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Reply 28 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 7/20/2014 11:14:44 AM     (No. 9932710)

Yes, no. 25, it would be nice to have a name behind this article and the site itself. It´s hard to argue with the tremendous investigative resource that this site has developed into, so it´s easy to accept the use of the name Sundance given the thoroughness of the information he/she has accumulated and offered for public consumption. Yet, I agree that names should ultimately be attached, just as Spengler has been identified as David Goldman.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: judy, 7/20/2014 11:16:02 AM     (No. 9932713)

Now is the time for Perry to be a real hero. Palin & Perry the only two republicans who are awake.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: wtm, 7/20/2014 11:20:53 AM     (No. 9932721)

Take illegals in, house them, feed them, give them medical, then have them get drivers licenses, and sign them up to VOTE!

WE know what the end game is!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 7/20/2014 11:35:32 AM     (No. 9932732)

Ldotters: Theconservativetreehouse.com is leading the way on this expose of money funneling, but that´s not all. Please read all of the comments on each of the articles. They are rich with links to when this all started (probably 2012 or earlier) and where exactly these illegals are going to be housed near you. There is also an interactive map with exact locations.

PLEASE contact your congressman and senator and send them these links. Please.

Thank you Lucianne! K

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 7/20/2014 11:46:27 AM     (No. 9932742)

Fascists seek to control religion as well. How better to cow people than to convince them what is being done is in the name of God. Regardless of belief, churches run on money. And once attached to the teat of government, they are reluctant to give up their place, and in fact, become dependant on the largess of The Won or whoever is next to come to power.

It is disgusting, corrupt, and ultimately destructive to religious freedom. When government makes religion an instrument of its bidding, then it is no longer a religion in the sense of its original purpose.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: franq, 7/20/2014 11:53:05 AM     (No. 9932747)

The money, #15? My suspicion is that they just crank up the printing presses. How would we know?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: papasparky, 7/20/2014 11:55:50 AM     (No. 9932750)

A comment concerning the growing size of the fraudulent government grants under the corrupt Obama reign of "hope and change".

As a young man, a lawyer friend and I entered into a sideline business of "flipping" houses, although it wasn´t called that in the 1960´s. The houses we were buying, fixing up, and reselling were in the 10 to 12K range.

One evening, over a beer, he suggested we apply for a bank loan, the size of which caused me to choke on my Budweiser. He wanted us to purchase a commercial building that was in distress.

After I recovered, he said something I´ve remembered ever since:

"You have to get in a line to take a banker to lunch, and buy him a martini, to ask (beg) for a fifty thousand dollar loan."

"If you want fifty million you will have bankers in line to take you to lunch, and buy you all the martinis you can drink."

I don´t know if this concept is in Saul Alinsky´s book, but if it isn´t, it should be!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: congar, 7/20/2014 12:03:56 PM     (No. 9932761)

Another day, another jarring scandal of mendacity and corruption compliments of Captan Zero.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jglas, 7/20/2014 12:48:58 PM     (No. 9932799)

I´m sort of relieved. I was really bummed out by the notion that the government was subsidizing Christian groups that were doing Obama´s dirty work. The religious aspect is clearly just a cover but a really good one. Now I´m worried that when the churches see how much money they can collect for being Obama´s cover, some of them might sanction it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/20/2014 12:52:23 PM     (No. 9932802)

Yes, this is much, much worse than we are being told. It is "asymmetrical warfare". Here´s this, from a former border patrol officer:

"‘Asymmetrical Warfare’: If This Retired Border Patrol Officer Is Half Right, We’re Screwed"


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Reply 38 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 7/20/2014 1:01:50 PM     (No. 9932808)

What will it take short of armed insurrection to put a stop to this?:


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Reply 39 - Posted by: Caveman, 7/20/2014 1:39:36 PM     (No. 9932834)

While not being able to cite any story or publication, I remember George W. Bush pushing some legislation increasing the amount of monies available to charities given by the government for humanitarian purposes. It seems to me that it was at the very end of his term. Maybe around Katrina time? Looks like it was the ground work for all these latest shenanigans. Someone correct me if I am mistaken.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: patpgmr, 7/20/2014 1:52:40 PM     (No. 9932841)

As someone affiliated with The Conservative Tree House, I will address and defend the practice of using pseudonyms. CTH is written and administered by volunteers. We make no money from the blog, except for donations, which are used for research and costs. We have no ad revenue. I don´t handle the money, but I will bet we are in the hole financially. There are costs associated - such as a paid email account, blog fees, software etc. We each chip in to pay these expenses. All of our time, which is considerable, is provided at no charge.

Donations have been used for travel expenses and FOIA requests, which can be quite expensive, depending upon who is supplying the documents requested.

In addition, Sundance (who is not anonymous to his enemies) has been threatened, has had a car set on fire, and another set of tires destroyed. This was all related to the Zimmerman trial last year.

You ask why we all would prefer to remain anonymous? If you knew our names, would it make a difference? The article you are commenting on here is not just opinion. It is documented by tax returns and links to government web sites. The identity of the person writing the article has no bearing whatsoever on the facts presented.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/20/2014 2:04:47 PM     (No. 9932849)

As always, follow the money. It would be interesting to see what this group does with the money, and how much help they give versus donating to various political causes and lining their pockets.

Unfortunately, government today is viewed as a vehicle to make money. Trade donations for legislation that nets the donor(s) millions/billions. As for the price tag of the legislation, that´s what the taxpayer is for. If the legislation curtails freedoms, the legislators do not care. They have been well compensated.

Government is not suppose to work this way.

Btw, lots of ministries are quite liberal thinking the government should spend a bundle to help people. Alot of ministries are over the radio and over the internet, and extend beyond a church, and they do alot to help people in need and partner with other groups that provide the manpower.

Any group working with the Obama gang is likely either corrupt or a dupe, however.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: trapper, 7/20/2014 2:12:19 PM     (No. 9932855)

Amnesty is the litmus test. Any politician who supports ANYTHING other than closing the southern border and commencing to deport 14 million illegal aliens is supporting amnesty. And anyone supporting amnesty should be targeted for defeat in their next election. No exceptions. No excuses. No second chances. No other issues.

Selling America into nonexistence for a price. Now we know why some of these groups support amnesty. They are making BIG money from it. Can´t sift through all the comments. Has anyone taken a close look at Perry´s list of contributors?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/20/2014 4:25:48 PM     (No. 9932970)

If we ever needed proof that non-profit status is a political perk, this is it.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/20/2014 4:28:06 PM     (No. 9932975)

Re #40, thank you. Anyone who really read this article and the previous article linked -plus the one posted here today on where the UACs are being housed and the amounts of the grants to those facilities, knows that these articles are not op-ed pieces.

Rather they are investigative work of the most extensive nature, backed with links and documentation (much of it presented in pdf form so we can be lazy). They are exposes in the truest sense of the word. Sunlight on the most secretive, dangerous administration this country has ever had.

Thanks to Sundance and the rest of the Treepers for their dedication to the cause that we share...

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Reply 45 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/20/2014 4:37:59 PM     (No. 9932986)

Re #25, Sundance and other Treepers regularly turn up on the Comment threads at their website.

We have a president we know nothing about, yet we question someone who writes verifiable investigation and analysis under a pseudonym, which enables them to do that digging in reasonable safety.

I question the questioners motives. Are they idly curious? Are they just making mischief? Or does their questioning the writer´s identity cover their doing no reading nor having to formulate their own reasoned opinions on the subjects and data presented?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 7/20/2014 8:30:36 PM     (No. 9933162)

Again, I blame the House of REPRESENTATIVES for not using their power to control the purse. Shouldn´t they have a standing "corruption committee"?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ok state mom, 7/20/2014 10:28:23 PM     (No. 9933222)

Where´s the Southern Baptist Convention on this issue? Why aren´t they distancing themselves from this? Haven´t heard a word out of them.

Having worked for a catholic hospital I understand that leaders of catholic healthcare are NOT priests nor or they nuns as they once were. They are MBA´s with degrees also in public health/accounting, etc. Catholic healthcare would not exist if it were not for Medicare (govt money). Same as for Baptist healthcare, Methodist healthcare, Presby healthcare.

What I find interesting is - in Oklahoma churches were told to "stand down" when they offered to help in Lawton.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/21/2014 12:04:19 AM     (No. 9933277)

Re #47,

BCFS is not listed as a partner of another state convention in Texas that also cooperates with the SBC -- the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention -- nor is BCFS related to children’s ministries in Maryland and Illinois with similar initials affiliated with their state conventions. (Snip)

The BCFS website, however, makes no reference to its former Baptist name and does not list the Texas convention among a number of partners, mostly federal agencies such as the U.S. Border Patrol.

From an article by the Baptist Press, republished at Townhall:


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Reply 49 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/21/2014 12:07:12 AM     (No. 9933280)

#34, your statement about banks reminded of this one: If you owe the bank $100,000 and can´t pay, you´re in trouble; if you owe the bank $100 million and can´t pay, the bank´s in trouble.

#40, thank you to you, CT, and Sundance for bringing us information we haven´t seen elsewhere.

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/3/2014 4:47:27 PM     Post Reply
Insider: The next 72 hours (up to 10 days) “could” reveal rather astounding connections and revelations about serial rapist and murderer Jesse Matthew. His activities have been confirmed to be far larger than even our initial predictions. The “could” aspect relates to a profoundly unfortunate -AND SEVERE- political element (consideration and risk attached to the case) being discussed behind closed doors. Jesse “LJ” Matthew is connected to rapes and abductions going back to his teen years. Some already released details in public media reports HERE and another HERE bring his victim count to SIX. The search area for

Washington DC and Kentucky Now
Treating West African Patients
With Ebola Symptoms..
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/3/2014 2:32:24 PM     Post Reply
In addition to the Ebola outbreak confirmed in Dallas Texas, health officials in both Kentucky and Washington DC are now reporting they have each isolated patients from West Africa who are exhibiting Ebola Symptoms.WASHINGTON DC - A possible case of Ebola is being investigated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “We’ve admitted a patient in stable condition following travel to Nigeria who is presenting symptoms that could possibly be Ebola,” university spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton told The Hill. She added that the patient has not tested positive. The patient is reportedly under quarantine. (link) Meanwhile In Kentucky - [...]

Helicopter Shot Down By
IS Rocket Launcher
Sky News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/3/2014 1:59:13 PM     Post Reply
Fighters from the Islamic State extremist group have used a rocket launcher to shoot down an Iraqi military helicopter, say officials. The pilot and co-pilot of the Mi-35 aircraft were reportedly killed in the attack which happened between the towns of Beiji and al Senniyah in northern Iraq. The shooting down of the helicopter showed the insurgents´ ability to hit back against air operations by Iraqi authorities and the US-led coalition. The IS jihadists have taken over large parts of western and northern Iraq in recent months after government forces melted away in the onslaught and left behind US-made military

NBC´s Dr. Nancy Snyderman:
´We Present Zero to Minimal Risk´
NBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/2/2014 11:38:12 PM     Post Reply
The freelance NBC News cameraman who was diagnosed in Liberia with the Ebola virus "was taken to the clinic very, very early on," and the other members of his reporting team, including Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, are "very healthy," Snyderman said Thursday night. "We have really worked hard to minimize our risk," Snyderman told MSNBC´s Rachel Maddow, but "obviously, zero risk means never come to Liberia." (Snip) NBC News said it was flying the cameraman, Snyderman and the rest of her crew back to the U.S., where the cameraman will be treated and where the others

Hackers’ Attack on JPMorgan
Chase Affects Millions
New York Times, by Jessica Silver-Greenberg*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/2/2014 9:46:01 PM     Post Reply
Updated, 9:03 p.m. | A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates by the bank and puts the intrusion among the largest ever. The details of the breach — disclosed in a securities filing on Thursday — emerge at a time when consumer confidence in the digital operations of corporate America has already been shaken. Target, Home Depot and a number of other retailers have sustained major data breaches. Last year, the information of 40 million cardholders and 70 million others were compromised at

Bankruptcy Judge in California
Challenges Sanctity of Pensions
New York Times, by Mary Williams Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/2/2014 1:35:34 PM     Post Reply
A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday upended the widely held belief that public workers’ pensions have a special status in California that makes them impossible to cut, further chipping away at the idea that pensions are sacrosanct in a municipal bankruptcy. (Snip) While Detroit’s pension system was a struggling local entity with few friends in the state capital, Calpers is a powerful arm of the state, with statutory powers that include liens allowing it to foreclose on the assets of a city that fails to pay its pension bills.

Deliberate Strategery? Liberia
hopes first documented US case
will “mobilize more global resources”
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/2/2014 11:28:27 AM     Post Reply
Liberian officials said the U.S. case was inevitable and unsurprising. “It means the entire world is not safe,” said Liberian assistant health minister Tolbert Nyenswah in an interview on Wednesday. “It means we should all be making frantic efforts to stop Ebola in West Africa,” he said. Mr. Nyenswah and other Liberians are hoping that the U.S. case will help to mobilize more global resources to fight Ebola in West Africa, where the epidemic originated earlier this year. “It’s a clear indication that Ebola has no boundary,” said Thomas Siakor, a 32-year-old university student and bread vendor in Monrovia. “It can kill

Ebola Trumpets, Border Trumpets,
Healthcare Trumpets, Terrorism Trumpets….
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/2/2014 11:16:31 AM     Post Reply
A 54 year old office worker in Oklahoma had her head ripped from her body – because instead of trumpeted alarms there was discomfort-driven silence. An 18-year-old student in Virginia was abducted, raped and likely killed – because instead of deafening trumpets 2009-2014 there was awkward PC silence. $900+ million has been spent on non-existent Unaccompanied Alien Children – because instead of trumpeted outrage cultural Marxism paralyzed the Hill. The DOJ requested 1.1 million pages of IRS documents to create a target list – because they held no fear of any trumpeter showing up. The worlds most effective -and advanced- fighting force is merely

Secret Service let armed man
with arrest record ride in an
elevator with Obama
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/1/2014 11:09:03 PM     Post Reply
President Obama shared an elevator earlier this month with an armed security contractor who had been arrested before for assault and battery, in the latest report of a serious violation of Secret Service security protocols. (Snip)The Secret Service then ran a criminal check on the man, and discovered his criminal history. A Secret Service official confirmed the incident to the Associated Press but declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation of the event. Despite initial reports that the man had been convicted for assault and battery, a Secret Service official later told Fox News that he was not prosecuted.

New Secret Service Head Joe Clancy
Personally Led Obama Security
NBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/1/2014 5:33:30 PM     Post Reply
Joe Clancy, the man in charge of cleaning up the Secret Service after a series of embarrassing security gaffes, is the ideal person to lead the agency through troubled waters, a former top Obama adviser said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security named Clancy, director of corporate security for Comcast Corp., as interim acting director of the Secret Service after Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday. He retired from the agency in July 2011 after having served as special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division, a role for which he was well-regarded, David Axelrod, one of Obama´s oldest friends and

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Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

The Case for Panic
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Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

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ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 1:46:59 PM     Post Reply
A presidential defeat isn’t an easy thing to bounce back from. And Mitt Romney did it twice. So it was understandable that after he lost the presidential race in 2012, he was adamant about closing the door to the possibility of a third campaign. But recently, speculation is whirling that Romney may not be so adamant anymore. When asked if he was running in a New York Times interview published earlier this week, Romney said : “I have nothing to add to the story. We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” That response, which

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 6:55:38 PM     Post Reply
Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
as abortion rights recede in South

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Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/4/2014 7:48:03 AM     Post Reply
ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 10/3/2014 1:37:53 PM     Post Reply
The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

Obama Mocks Fox News
For Obamacare Reporting

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 5:35:04 PM     Post Reply
Thursday while speaking at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, President Barack Obama giggled and raised his arms as he mocked the Fox News Channel for it´s reporting on ObamaCare. Obama said, "There is a reason fewer Republicans, you hear them running around about ObamaCare, cause while good affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News it turns out its working pretty well in the real world."

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