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17: Then said I unto them: ‘Ye see the evil case that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire; come and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.’
18: And I told them of the hand of my G-d which was good upon me; as also of the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said: ‘Let us rise up and build.’ So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
19: But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said: ‘What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?’
20: Then answered I them, and said unto them: ‘The G-d of heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build; but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.’
The jailed doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was convicted by a tribal court on bogus charges, according to a classified Pakistani government report.
Portions of the voluminous 357-page Abbottobad Commission Report, which has yet to be made public and were obtained exclusively by Fox News, acknowledge Dr. Shakil Afridi’s conviction last year by a government-sponsored Jirga has undermined Pakistan’s credibility. The report calls for Afridi to be given a new trial.
The report also claims Afridi joined the CIA search for Bin Laden five years ago, while he was staying in the U.S. with a cousin. According to the report, Afridi applied for asylum after a terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Islam, stepped up its operations in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt.
The man put his life on the line for the U.S., and the best the U.S. could do for him is allow him to be imprisoned? Seems our current administration has NO problem granting TERRORISTS (and actually supporting them) asylum, but when it comes to men like Afridi, or the German home schooling family seeking freedom, they can’t be bothered!
Right is wrong. Good is evil.
…about Natural Gas Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing
Lies, Scandals and Theories
by The Bunker
Scandal, scandal, read all about it! Here a scandal, there a scandal everywhere a scandal, scandal. But not one conspiracy theory anywhere; nope, no one wants to be called a conspiracy theorist. In fact, if you were a Tea Party member and asked your Congressman or Senator for help to get the IRS off your back, they called you a conspiracy theorist. You were just a bunch of crazy tin foil hat wearing, nut jobs. The Vice President even got in on the fun when he talked about the, “Black helicopter crowd” during a speech on gun control.
I am a conspiracy theorist and proud of it. I also like to read history and guess what? History is full of conspiracies. Every great battle or war was a conspiracy. Our own Founding Fathers conspired to separate from Britain.
What is a lie? If someone or some persons lie to you, what are they doing? Well, they are hiding the truth for their own benefit. They are misleading you, trying to convince you that what you know is false. They are conspiring against your best interests. It is a conspiracy to keep you confused. If they are successful in this misdirection, you will never know the truth. All you can do is wonder why and form your own theory on why this happening.
These latest scandal’s are all conspiracies. Hillary and the crowd told a whopper of a lie, they exchanged emails and conspired against the people. The IRS sure enough formed a working plan to conspire against the Tea Party. The Justice Department secretly worked behind the scenes in a conspiracy to grab the phone records of AP reporters.
We all know the truth; our government is conspiring against the best interests of the citizens. I’m sure you have all heard of Obamacare.
Over and over again we are slapped in the face with stupid and ridiculous statements about gun control. We understand the truth. They want to confiscate our guns but don’t have the guts to tell us. You see, it’s a conspiracy. There is no theory about it.
Well, ain’t that a pip! Pussified males are more likely to be left wing, Obama voters. Tell me something I didn’t know. Heh.
It looks like Italy has a problem with criminal immigrants, and one group wants to put a stop to it. I can understand their angst. Whether they are illegal invaders, or not, those entering that country want to change it to the country they left. Rather like what is happening here. Of course, here, if you are an illegal, you can get away with all sorts of violent crimes, and be set free to roam the streets to offend again.
Wow. It’s hard to believe, sitting in my comfy recliner, in my centrally heated and a/c’d home, that there are still cultures in this world that believe the killing of children will remove ‘bad luck’.
O…..M…..G!! Seriously?? They burned Barbie on a cross?
So, it’s NOT the Freemasons, it’s the Skull & Bones. Got it!
Now, THAT is just plain WRONG! The whole damn place should be bulldozed!
We’ve Seen the Effect of “Amnesty” Before
Ed Meese – The Foundry
Experts can’t always predict exactly how public policy will affect the nation, despite our best efforts. But when it comes to immigration policy, we have tried many of the types of reforms advocated by today’s Gang of Eight—so we should consider the effects these reforms had in the past.
In the mid-’80s, many Members of Congress advocated amnesty for long-settled illegal immigrants. President Reagan considered it reasonable to adjust the status of what was then a relatively small population, and as his attorney general, I supported his decision.
The path to citizenship was not automatic. Immigrants had to pay application fees, learn to speak English, understand American civics, pass a medical exam, and register for military selective service. Those with convictions for a felony or three misdemeanors were ineligible.
This should sound familiar, as it’s quite close to the path and provisions set forth by the Gang of Eight.
Today they call it a “roadmap to citizenship.” Ronald Reagan called it “amnesty.” And he was right.
The 1986 reform did not solve our immigration problem—in fact, the population of illegal immigrants has nearly quadrupled since that “comprehensive” bill.
Why didn’t it work? Well, one reason is that everything else the 1986 bill promised—from border security to law enforcement—was to come later. It never did. Only amnesty prevailed, and that encouraged more illegal immigration.
Today, we have many of the same needs we did then. We need to work on better securing our border. We need to modernize our legal immigration system, including effective temporary worker programs. And we need strong enforcement of the laws we already have, including those that enforce immigration policies in the workplace.
The Gang of Eight is making promises now. “Border security” is a big promise. But their proposal spends money and grants amnesty without the guarantee that this promise will be kept.
We are having much the same debate and being offered much the same deal in exchange for promises largely dependent on the will of future Congresses and Presidents.
Instead, we should learn from our mistakes.
America welcomes more immigrants than any other country. As Ronald Reagan said:
In this free land a person can realize his dreams—going as far as talent and drive can carry him. In return America asks each of us to do our best, to work hard, to respect the law, to cherish human rights, and to strive for the common good. The immigrants who have so enriched America include people from every race, creed, and ethnic background. Yet all have been drawn here by shared values and a deep love of freedom. Most brought with them few material goods. But with their hearts and minds and toil they have contributed mightily to the building of this great Nation and endowed us with the riches of their achievements. Their spirit continues to nourish our own love of freedom and opportunity.
But in keeping open that door of opportunity, we also must uphold the rule of law and enhance a fair immigration process, as Reagan said, to “humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people: American citizenship.”
The U.S. Attorney General from 1985-1988, Edwin Meese III is Heritage’s Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus.
I’m gonna say…. BOTH!
The White House on Wednesday released 94 pages of emails between top administration and intelligence officials who helped shape the talking points about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that the CIA would provide to policymakers in both the legislative and executive branches.
The documents, first reported by THE WEEKLY STANDARD in articles here and here, directly contradict claims by White House press secretary Jay Carney and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the revisions of those talking points were driven by the intelligence community and show heavy input from top Obama administration officials, particularly those at the State Department.
The emails provide further detail about the rewriting of the talking points during a 24-hour period from midday September 14 to midday September 15. As THE WEEKLY STANDARD previously reported, a briefing from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence shows that the big changes came in three waves – internally at the CIA, after email feedback from top administration officials, and during or after a meeting of high-ranking intelligence and national security officials the following morning.
Read the rest here.
Anyone with half a brain knew that the ‘talking points’ coming out of the White House and the State Department was pure male bovine excrement.
…Uncovers the Ugly Side of Income Taxes
It’s well known how I feel about Obamacare, so I really can’t add anything to what Mr DeMint has said, except this whole fiasco caused by Obama and his minions is nothing but one HUGE lie!
Obamacare Is About Power
Jim DeMint – The Foundry
Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Thursday to repeal all of Obamacare. Given that the House voted to repeal the law last year, some commentators and observers have questioned the need for another repeal vote.
However, the scandals coming to light over the last week perfectly make the case for why Congress must eradicate the law from the statute books.
On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service finally disclosed that it had spent years targeting tea party and other conservative groups, delaying their applications for non-profit status and giving those applications additional scrutiny — solely because of those groups’ political beliefs.
Also on Friday, The Washington Post revealed that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius personally asked health industry groups to contribute to Enroll America, a pro-Obamacare front group working to “educate” the public about the law’s supposed benefits.