Only now — five years into his presidency — are we seeing some cracks in the protective shield surrounding President Obama, and then only after the abuse of reporters’ privacy has been threatened. Mainstream journalists have not scrutinized his controversial policies, nor have they held him accountable for questionable actions that have caused outrage among fair-minded critics and produced irreparable harm to the nation.
Some facts are irrefutable, but the president has, by and large, deflected all blame and few in the media have dared question his policies and actions. Investor’s Business Daily reports that we are becoming a welfare state. The Census Department reported this week that almost half (49 percent) of Americans (151 million) are on federal aid. The U.S. has spent nearly $4 trillion ($3.7) on welfare over the past five years — that is five times greater than the money spent on transportation, education, and NASA, combined. Further, more than 70 percent of all federal spending goes to assistance programs, and the Congressional Budget Office projects that welfare spending will rise 80 percent over the next decade.
NoisyRoom.net Cross-Posted at Right Wing News
What? You didn’t see this coming? The all powerful, ever expanding government is not so subtly easing the US towards a new religion that worships the state (big government), slyly replacing individualist religions with one sanctioned and approved by the powers that be — the change agents of collectivism and Marxism. Now where have I heard of this before? Oh, I remember!
3-year-old Saudi girl gang-raped
• Girl still in intensive care unit
Several men abducted a three-year-old Saudi girl and took turns in raping her before dumping the child near a hospital in a serious condition.
Disclosing the crime on Monday, police said they had arrested three suspects and two women and that more could be arrested in connection with the rape.
Doctors at the hospital in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah said the child was found crying and in serious condition in front of the hospital on Ramadan 13, adding that she is still in the intensive care unit struggling for her life.
“She has been raped violently by some men. She was found crying of excruciating pain as her body was full of bruises and her sensitive parts were ruptured,” hospital manager Mohammed Ali said, quoted by the Saudi Arabic language daily Okaz.
“These are human wolves and worse than animals.” …
(Excerpt) Read more at emirates247.com …
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Cross-Posted at Right Wing News
There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Here’s one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck.
Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined and then shipped back to the US. Not only will ammo now be even harder to come by, the demand and the process of supply will cause the price to skyrocket even more. And ponder this… there is an excellent chance that Obama will rig the market to where all ammo has to be purchased from a government entity instituting de facto ammo registration. So much for the Second Amendment. There has not been a peep about this in the major news outlets and it is done. With the US no longer producing lead, all supplies will now have to come from China, Australia or Peru, with the overwhelming emphasis on China. More redistribution of wealth; more economic and liberty crippling of the US on tap.
This article is written as a follow up to an article I recently wrote called “The Thinning of the Military Herd?” A reader of that article brought it to my attention that there had also been a number of other firings in the military under Obama.
I began conducting researching on these firings and came across an article in a military publication, Stars and Stripes, which also confirmed the dismissals. The publication reported that in 2012, the U.S. Navy dismissed approximately twenty-five Commanders and Captains for a variety of reasons.
Whenever, there is a massive firing, whether in the military or otherwise, the first inclination is to assume that there is something not quite right or irregular about these terminations. Suspicions are raised and in the case of the military, firings have been rumored to be about Obama’s attempt to weaken the military or retain only those military members who would be willing to fire upon American citizens should an order be given to do so.
What I discovered, however, about the grounds for these firings appears at first glance to have merit. If these allegations are true as listed below then they may have been nothing more than routine and necessary terminations.
By: Victor Davis Hanson (National Review)
We are currently learning whether the United States really needs a president. Barack Obama has become a mere figurehead, who gives speeches few listen to any more, issues threats that scare fewer, and makes promises that almost no one believes he will keep. Yet America continues on, despite the fact that the foreign and domestic policies of Barack Obama are unraveling, in a manner unusual even for star-crossed presidential second terms.
President Obama loves taking credit for saving the American auto industry and this week a federal audit reveals that the rescue effort has fleeced U.S. taxpayers out of an astounding $9.7 billion.