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-Lurid Crime Tales-
No Word From Kerry on State Dep't Sexual Misconduct and Coverup Claims
[CNSNEWS] Amid continuing fallout over allegations that senior State Department officials tried to stop investigations into personnel misconduct, Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
kept a low profile Tuesday, making no public comment on the controversy.

Kerry abruptly postponed a visit to the Middle East this week to take part in White House talks on the Syria crisis, and on Wednesday he is due to meet with British Foreign Secretary William Hague, with Syria topping the agenda.

He had no public engagements on Tuesday although -- in an event closed to the press -- he did swear in the new ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones.
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another liar, like Obama.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/13/2013 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  "I wasn't Secretary when this happened. Ask Hilary. At this point, what does it matter?"
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/13/2013 9:04 Comments || Top||

#3  It was a mistake, it was regrettable, we learn from our mistakes, now f*** off and die, the man needs time with his family.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/13/2013 12:42 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Slick tells Champ: Override public opposition to Syrian intervention
[Breitbart] Massive public diversion needed. Wag the dog coming soon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/13/2013 16:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under:


Fifth Column
IRS agents training with AR-15s
Posted by: Frozen Al || 06/13/2013 13:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [446 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...With the exception of the FBI, the US Marshals' Service, and the Secret Service, there NOT ONE GOVERNMENT AGENCY OUTSIDE THE MILITARY that requires handling automatic weapons. If the IRS or any other alphabet soup needs firepower THAT heavy, get a warrant and hie their fannies over to the FBI or USM.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/13/2013 20:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Mike agreed, but AR15, semi auto. I know splitting hairs, Sorry, I'm on drugs today,
IRS has no need for any weapons training...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/13/2013 22:51 Comments || Top||


Government
Finally Some Good News About Obumblecare
Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.

The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.

Democratic and Republican leaders are taking the issue seriously, but first they need more specifics from the Office of Personnel Management on how the new rule should take effect — a decision that Capitol Hill sources expect by fall, at the latest. The administration has clammed up in advance of a ruling, sources on both sides of the aisle said.

If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.

The problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy. Sources said several aides have already given lawmakers notice that they’ll be leaving over concerns about Obamacare. Republican and Democratic lawmakers said the chatter about retiring now, to remain on the current health care plan, is constant.

Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat in leadership when the law passed, said he thinks the problem will be resolved.
“If not, I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, ‘Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,’” Larson told POLITICO. “They are federal employees.”

Republicans, never a fan of Democratic health care reform, are more vocal about the potential adverse effects of the provision.

“It’s a reality,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas). “This is the law. … It’s going to hinder our ability with retention of members, it’s going to hinder our ability for members to take care of their families.” He said his fellow lawmakers are having “quiet conversations” about the threat
Posted by: Jay Carney || 06/13/2013 09:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They are actually seeing what is happening to the rest of the US, and they don't like it. Maybe they should have read it before passing it?

Also live with it you fuckers. You forced this abomination on us and you will have to deal with it like the rest of us! Or better yet abolish it!
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/13/2013 12:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Subsidies make things more expensive they never make things more affordable.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/13/2013 13:15 Comments || Top||

#3  A brain drain on Capitol Hill? More like a draining of the swamp.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/13/2013 14:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Of course, Congress can just pass a law exempting themselves and their aides from the law. Problem solved (for them).
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/13/2013 15:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Why is it that Congress never considered that possibility, Rambler?

Maybe they should just pass a law that denies the Prez an exemption. WHo'd pay for O?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2013 18:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Bobby, since none of the Congresscritters who voted for it, actually read it, it is no surprise that they are just discovering this now.

Maybe they can convince Sebelius to give them an exemption, like she's given to a lot of other favored groups.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/13/2013 18:55 Comments || Top||

#7  "If not, I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, 'Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,'" Larson told POLITICO. "They are federal employees."

This is precious - apparently federal employees are more equal than regular employees.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/13/2013 18:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Far more lucrative to be a K Street lobbyist working to manipulate the system they already know is broke when they wrote and passed it. Employment for life program.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/13/2013 20:12 Comments || Top||

#9  "If not, I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, 'Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,'" Larson told POLITICO. "They are federal employees."

(No, he's not related to me.)

Their being Federal workers means they can afford to pay for this crap-sandwich more readily than most Americans.
Posted by: eLarson || 06/13/2013 21:35 Comments || Top||

#10  It is so charming to see the youth of America thinking they can get a better deal in the private sector.
Posted by: rammer || 06/13/2013 21:50 Comments || Top||

#11  Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,'" Larson told POLITICO. "They are federal employees."

Too f@@king bad. It's even worse out here in the private sector, you federal ticks need to face the real world. Maybe you elitist a-holes should have read the bill and actually debated what was in it before you passed it. Time to eat the dogfood you are force feeding to the nation. Good riddance.
Posted by: OldSpook || 06/13/2013 23:40 Comments || Top||


Brennan deputy and place holder resigns from Klingons - PJM
The deputy director of the CIA is leaving the agency and being replaced by a White House lawyer who has never worked at the agency.
Klingon legal counsel not good enough. This place is a faeces sandwich. I was promised a Champ approved legal team.
“As much as I would selfishly like to keep Michael right where he is for as long as possible, he has decided to retire to spend more time with his family and to pursue other professional opportunities,” CIA Director John Brennan said in a statement announcing Michael Morell’s departure. “In many respects, Michael has come to personify the strengths and qualities of this great organization, and it is difficult for me to imagine CIA without Michael’s exceptionally sharp mind, tremendous energy, and absolute dedication to mission. But I am comforted by the fact that Michael will be able to spend more time with his wonderful family.”
Taking disingenuous blathering to new levels. A smallish send off in the Directors dining room please. Cake for no more than 8 to 12, and I'll have a double portion.
Morell has been at the CIA since 1980 and worked his way up the ranks. He was passed over twice by President Obama for the top job despite running the agency for two gap periods between Obama’s three CIA directors.
Here, be sure sign these non-disclosure statements before you leave. We'll be in touch regarding the former employee annuity and mentoring programs.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [436 views] Top|| File under:

#1  AdenoidsOut
I've posted elsewhere that while the inexperienced woman replacing Morrell is of course very, very politically correct and appears to have excellent academic credentials, that it's a very safe bet that she will become just another Porter Goss. That is not a compliment.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/13/2013 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  he has decided to retire to spend more time with his family

A convenient lie.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/13/2013 15:52 Comments || Top||

#3  He's a better liar than Clapper.
Posted by: dk70 the scantily clad || 06/13/2013 21:13 Comments || Top||

#4  What, his family lives under the Obama bus where he just got tossed?
Posted by: OldSpook || 06/13/2013 23:42 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Flashback: Obama, Big Data, and the Campaign That Isn't a Campaign (In the Eyes of the IRS)
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [343 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bottom line of intriguing article:

Was there any overlap at all between the data-mining tools and techniques used by the Obama campaign and the data-mining tools and techniques used by the National Security Agency?

"Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly."
- Jim Clapper
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/13/2013 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  If there is an overlap, and there is no compelling reason to believe otherwise at this time, that is totally inappropriate and most likely illegal.

I see the news media was shocked by the revelation that the IRS has semi-auto AR15s for enforcement. I wouldn't be surprised if they had fully automatic weapons. I know that mothballed M161As full-auto weapons are going to some of the state agencies linked to the Feds agencies.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/13/2013 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  M161A M16A1
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/13/2013 12:32 Comments || Top||

#4  The term interested parties should take a deeper look at is predictive analytics- I think the media narrative on the NSA implies to many non techies that someone is actually physically looking at data points and creating BOLO lists at the IRS, NSA or OFA... What they are really mastering is the management of vastly different data bases.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/01/21/The-Real-Story-Behind-Obamas-Election-Victory.aspx#page1

I have read in multiple articles that the OFA probably has a profile not just on low information voters or donors that support the progressive slide toward utopia or worse. They also may have a profile on each and every voter, soon to vote, illegal immigrant who may be swayed by their point of view.
All without any regulatory oversite that HIPPA or FISA would have regarding handling client privileged information.
My rights were breeched at the moment they profiled me.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 06/13/2013 16:15 Comments || Top||

#5  You've nailed it Capsu78. We've been properly fok'd and I'm not sure we'll be able to recover from it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/13/2013 16:25 Comments || Top||


Leahy introduces same-sex marriage amendment to immigration bill
[THEHILL] Sen. Patrick Leahy
...Democrat Senator-for-Life from Vermont, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, source of more leaks than a plumber could keep up with...
(D-Vt.) introduced a same-sex marriage amendment to the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in the Senate.
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Newly legalized immigrants would be required to marry someone of the same sex? Hm. Might be better than a fence.
Posted by: RandomJD || 06/13/2013 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  He enters the exact same into ANY bill, people are getting tired if him, and will vote him out soon.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/13/2013 1:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Because if there is no way, absolutely no way to screw up the Republic or a bill any worse, they are down for it.

If you can not graft it or half ass it enough, just add fag shit to it and see if it sticks. After all, the world is all about whatever the heck they want this week.

Screw immigrants, Gays want to marry!.
Posted by: Newc || 06/13/2013 2:08 Comments || Top||

#4  1/ Build a border fence
2/ Get the state out of marriage.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/13/2013 9:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Go ahead and load it up with nonsense like this and that'll guarantee that it never passes the House.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/13/2013 11:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Works for me, EU.
Posted by: Barbara || 06/13/2013 13:45 Comments || Top||

#7  pervert
Posted by: Winky Sproing5899 || 06/13/2013 15:08 Comments || Top||

#8  What is with the gov's fascination with bodily orifices? Its acting like the creep-o at the playground.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/13/2013 16:24 Comments || Top||

#9  The common thread is legalizing deviant behavior. Gays are already free to associate and Mexicans already have somewhere to live. Thus, the only purpose of eroding traditional morality and cultural standards is to replace them with rules imposed by the state.
Posted by: RandomJD || 06/13/2013 17:47 Comments || Top||



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Thu 2013-06-13
  60 Boko Haram members killed in Maiduguri
Wed 2013-06-12
  Thousands Throng Istanbul Protest Square
Tue 2013-06-11
  Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead
Mon 2013-06-10
  Syria Islamists Execute Youth in Front of Family
Sun 2013-06-09
  Pak police recovers 15,000 kilos of explosive material
Sat 2013-06-08
  Tunisia Turns Away 8 Gulf Muslim Preachers
Fri 2013-06-07
  Seven killed in suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
Thu 2013-06-06
  Nawaz Sharif elected as Pakistan PM
Wed 2013-06-05
  Locks Cut To Boston Water Supply Aqueduct
Tue 2013-06-04
  Missile Kills 26, including 8 Youths, in Syria Village
Mon 2013-06-03
  Damascus car bombing kills 9 security forces members
Sun 2013-06-02
  Second Muslim Convert Charged with London Soldier Murder
Sat 2013-06-01
  Turkey Finds Sarin Gas In Homes Of Suspected Syrian Islamists
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  Michigan Woman Dies In Syria, Fighting For Rebels
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  Pakistan: Wali ur-Rehman killed by US drone strike

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