So many articles on the failure of the most cherished proREgressive memes...renewable energy, economy, and the obamunistic love of koranderthalism.
A top Iranian official recently admitted the Islamic Republic aided passage of jihadists behind the 9/11 terror attack on New York City’s World Trade Center.
Mohammad-Javad Larijani, a foreign policy official in Iran’s judiciary, told state-run media on May 30 that al-Qaeda militants were granted free travel through the country and were not required to have their passports stamped.
According to the Daily Caller, Larijani said:
Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence.
The unprecedented interview marks the first time Iran admitted to its role in the attacks.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 terror attack, previously alleged several highjackers transited through the Islamic Republic to Afghanistan because Saudi passports were rarely stamped.
Obama and his puppet master, Jarrett should be tried and hanged for treason for its support for Iran.
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The admission that Iran facilitated 9/11 provides context for Barack Obama’s pandering to America’s most vociferous enemy, which he took to perfidious extremes:
• He threw cold water on an uprising against the regime in 2009, in stark contrast to his avid support for the revolution in Egypt that replaced U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak with our vehement enemy the Muslim Brotherhood.
• He illegally sent the ayatollahs pallets of cash as a reward for kidnapping Americans.
• His nuclear deal with Iran was an abomination that freed up $150 billion for Iran to spend on its terror war against the West.
• He allowed the terror group Hezbollah to smuggle cocaine into the USA at the request of Iran.
• While brazenly lying to the public about it, he tried to get U.S. banks to launder money for Iran in violation of sanctions.
• His administration secretly assured European countries that there would be no consequences if they violated sanctions too.
Robert Spencer is correct when he writes, “In a sane political environment, Barack Obama would be tried for treason.” After all, Iran has been at war with the USA since 1979; this war has claimed numerous American casualties through the years.
Now Iranian officials admit that Iran facilitated 9/11 by assisting al Qaeda:
Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran’s judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran’s state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya. …
The remarks represent the first time senior Iranian officials have publicly admitted to aiding al Qaeda and playing a direct role in facilitating the 9/11 attacks.
The 9/11 Commission had already concluded that Iran helped bring about the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history. Now this has been confirmed, as has Obama’s status as our worst president.
Robert Mueller has had little luck finding collusion with our rival Russia. Maybe Washington should investigate a more serious matter: collusion with our sworn enemy Iran.
When politicians speak of "good paying green energy jobs", they only mean a small handful. It don't take much labor to run a windfarm or solar field.
More jobs equal lower pay to keep the consumer from overpaying for power and less jobs mean more pay for the same reasons. If power cost is too high, we move to lighting via LED's and consume less anyway, which decreases the need for the labor to produce power.
Good paying green energy jobs? That's a farce and someone is watching too much 'Star Trek'...
After being fired by the attorney general in March, a former top FBI official requested records from the bureau citing the federal freedom of information law. However, he was quick to discover that the agency he led for a brief period last year isn’t really that into transparency or the rule of law after all.
Andrew McCabe, who was the acting FBI director following the firing of James Comey last year, filed a lawsuit against the bureau on Tuesday after it failed to produce a slew of records requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FBI and the Justice Department proved less than cooperative.
McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March after stepping down as the FBI’s deputy director in late January. In April, the Justice Department Inspector General’s Office (OIG) concluded that McCabe had violated agency rules by allowing subordinates to share details about an ongoing FBI probe with reporters.
Citing a public-interest exception, McCabe has said he allowed officials to speak with reporters to correct a false narrative being reported to protect the FBI’s institutional reputation. He has denied the allegations contained in the OIG report, claiming he was misunderstood, and later alleged his firing was politically motivated.
In a complaint filed Tuesday with the D.C. District Court, McCabe criticized the FBI over its “continuing pattern and practice of violating the proactive disclosure requirements of FOIA and applicable regulations.” McCabe has sought access to several documents that may be relevant to his own firing, such as internal policies for FBI-media interaction, and argued that some should have been made automatically public years ago.
In regards to FOIA, the FBI is notoriously noncompliant. Often it takes absurd amounts of time to gain access to FBI records, even when their disclosure is clearly of public interest. Several years to process legitimate, non-exempt requests is not uncommon.
That a career FBI official of some 22 years had the occasion to gripe about the bureau’s lack of transparency and disregard for FOIA regulations is priceless—at least, to virtually anyone who’s battled the bureau for access to public records at any point over the past several decades.
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Not so fun when you're on the outside, is it.
“I’m glad Mr. McCabe is recognizing how difficult it is to get records from the FBI under FOIA,” said Adam Marshall, an attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “I hope he has a greater appreciation for the tireless efforts of journalists who face similar difficulties in gathering information to inform the public.”
“I wonder how much the FOIA process would improve,” Marshall added, “if federal employees had to rely on it to get the records they need to do their job.”
McCabe’s aforementioned FOIA requests seek access to a wide range of FBI documents, a majority of them unclassified manuals and policy directives; the FBI Manual of Administrative Operations and Procedures; its media relations policy; and the FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, to name a few.
“I profoundly identify with Mr. McCabe’s frustration and welcome him to the family with open arms,” FOIA attorney Dan Novack told Gizmodo.
In particular, the McCabe complaint argues the FBI has habitually violated FOIA’s subsection (a)(2), which requires federal agencies to continuously and proactively disclose records that should be made available to the public, even before someone asks to see them.
Although it’s debatable whether the FBI ever took heed, federal agencies were at least advised by DOJ in 2009 to “systematically post information online in advance of any public request.” “Providing more information online reduces the need for individualized requests and may help reduce existing backlogs,” the department wrote.
The push to increase the minimum wage for entry level jobs looks to reduce the number of jobs available:
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McDonald's To Begin Equipping Stores with Self-Ordering Kiosks, 1000 Per Quarter, Until All Human Order-Takers Are Replaced by 2020 —Ace of Spades
This doesn't just make economic sense. It makes customer-service sense, too. With the country no longer insisting or even urging a proficiency in English (even among native English speakers), the most frustrating part of any visit to McDonald's is the lengthy back-and-forth with an order-taker trying to get them to understand the words that have come out of your mouth.
It's easy enough just to push buttons. Double quarter pounder with cheese, Hold Pickles, Hold Bun. Not that difficult for customers to figure out. You don't have to be a genius to push big buttons that correspond with the food you want to buy.
A tight labor market (Thanks, Trump!) plus the leftists' demands that even the most menial, unskilled labor positions be paid a minimum of $15 per hour makes this inevitable.
The Fight for $15 has been proclaimed a success everywhere it brought about an increase in the minimum wage but, as almost anyone could have predicted, the end result is going to be more automation and, probably, fewer jobs. I'm saying "probably" fewer jobs because the official word from McDonald’s and other chains is that they aren’t necessarily cutting staff just reassigning them to other jobs in the restaurant. What jobs exactly? That's never been entirely clear. No doubt there will always be one person on hand to take orders but it could come down to just one person there to help people use the kiosks.
As the industry leader, this move is likely to get any competitors who were still on the fence moving in the same direction. Already, Wendy's, Shake Shack, and Subway have suggested they are making similar moves.
I imagine McDonald's will avoid immediate cuts to staff but will let the staffs attrit naturally without hiring replacements for the now-redundant order-takers.
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Comey, who should go right to friggin’ jail, the TOP DAWG INVESTIGATOR in THE UNITED STATES, who claims he didn’t know Weiner was married to Abedin, was using unsecured gmail accounts to conduct government business!!!
If you or I were being investigated by the FBI, they’d know what brand cereal we preferred. But James Comey, who was supposedly investigating Hillary Clinton, didn’t know her top aide was married to a disgraced congressman.
Wow, he really dug deep. And then he says “no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case against Hillary,” leaving off the part “because if the top FBI guy is doing it, it can’t be illegal, can it?”
Truly zeidanic logic ;o)
CFP: Why is no one asking this question?
Are the tens of thousands of National Archives records destroyed by the former Obama administration a cover up for the corruption of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election and removal of every scrap of truth that the RussiaGate investigation is a total fabrication?
How was it even possible for tens of thousands of key records of the Obama administration to go missing from the National Archives?
The United States is a nation not a movie.
But if it were a movie, it would be one we’ve seen before. The records are missing, and although the perps have been identified, they’re getting to skate off, scott free.
National Archivist David Ferriero admits tens of thousands of records have gone missing. Respected founding Times Book publisher Thomas H. Lipscomb reported on the story to RealClearPolitics last Sunday. The mainstream and social media yawned.
Most significantly: Why did no one sound the alarm on the missing records until after the horse was well out of the barn?
Anyone would have to admit the sheer audacity of this grand larceny is breathtaking in scope.
This time the perps didn’t need need paper shredders, tons of trucks or Sandy Berger’s socks.
Here’s how they were able to get away with it.
“The former president, it must be noted, signed a law that put electronic communications under the 1950 Federal Records Act. However, it doesn’t seem that his practice is quite what he preaches. (Western Journal, June 11, 2018)
“Lipscomb wrote that “the accumulation of recent congressional testimony has made it clear that the Obama administration itself engaged in the wholesale destruction and ‘loss’ of tens of thousands of government records covered under the act as well as the intentional evasion of the government records recording system by engaging in private email exchanges.” MORE HERE
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All roads lead to Obama.
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Eight years is a short time for the FBI to go from a respected institution to a partisan arm of the White House, but it happened right under our noses, with the media doing its best to keep us in the dark."
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“Yesterday’s report from the IG also reveals President Obama was one of 13 people who had direct contact with Hillary Clinton on her private email address,” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said Friday. “Back in 2015, the then-president claimed he only learned of the private address when it became known to the public. That apparently was a lie.”
“The most damning revelation, I think you just nailed it, is that Barack Obama receiving emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal, not state.gov account, which she didn’t have,” Bongino said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday.
The White House Communications Agency had to “whitelist” Clinton’s email address, Bongino said, as it is the office responsible for the president’s communications.
“In other words, somebody had to tell WHCA ‘hey, put that personal email address in Barack Obama’s phone,'” Bongino continued. “Who told them?”
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