Court: Obama Admin Can’t Hide Investigation into Former White House Adviser

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The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday.

A federal judge ruled the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) must disclose to watchdog group Cause of Action whether records of an investigation exist.

Cause of Action filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after TIGTA refused to confirm or deny the existence of the investigation in what is commonly known as a “Glomar response.”

“The court has ruled that the federal government cannot hide behind confidentiality laws to prevent Americans from knowing if our President has gained unauthorized access to their tax information,” Cause of Action executive director Dan Epstein said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a decisive win for all Americans and for government transparency and accountability.”

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CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes

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ROSWELL, GA – CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?

The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming.

On Tuesday, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, a patient in Texas.

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Alysia English is Executive Director of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, the oldest and largest funeral association in Georgia.

Georgia is comprised of 700 funeral homes and 2,000 funeral directors.

CBS46 asked English if Georgians should be alarmed by these guidelines.

“Absolutely not. In fact, if they weren’t hearing about it, they should be a whole lot more concerned,” said English.

She said Georgia has one of the country’s most thorough public health plans. That includes detailed planning for all hazards such as floods and the flu.

“If you were in the middle of a flood or gas leak, that’s not the time to figure out how to turn it off. You want to know all of that in advance. This is no different,” said English.

President Barack Obama addressed the Ebola crisis in a speech he delivered during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.

Three Americans have been treated for Ebola in Atlanta after evacuation from Africa. The most recent patient arrived in Atlanta on Sept. 9.

The two original American patients treated in Atlanta, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, were eventually discharged.

First Case Of Ebola Diagnosed In United States

The man became infected in Liberia and then travelled to Texas, where he remains in strict isolation in hospital.

 

Texas Hospital Patient Confirmed As First Case Of Ebola Diagnosed In US

The Texas hospital where the unnamed patient is being treated

Sky News

The first case of ebola has been diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed.

The patient is a man who became infected in Liberia and flew to Texas, where he is now being treated in hospital, a CDC spokesman said.

He is not a healthcare worker, the spokesman added.

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said earlier it had placed a person in strict isolation based on their “symptoms and recent travel history”.

 

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Death Row Cop Killer to Deliver Goddard College Commencement Speech Sunday

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Mumia Abu Jamal

Gateway Pundit

On December 9, 1981, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Officer Danny Faulkner, a five year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, made a traffic stop at Locust Street near Twelfth Street. The car stopped by Officer Faulkner was being driven by William Cook. After making the stop, Danny called for assistance on his police radio and requested a police wagon to transport a prisoner. Unbeknownst to him, William Cook’s brother, Wesley (aka Mumia Abu-Jamal) was across the street. As Danny attempted to handcuff William Cook, Mumia Abu-Jamal ran from across the street and shot the officer in the back. Danny turned and was able to fire one shot that struck Abu-Jamal in the chest; the wounded officer then fell to the pavement.

Mumia Abu-Jamal stood over the downed officer and shot him four more times at close range, once directly in the face. Mumia Abu-Jamal was found still at the scene of the shooting by officers who arrived there within seconds. The murderer was slumped against the curb in front of his brother’s car. In his possession was a .38 caliber revolver that records showed Mumia had purchased months earlier. The chamber of the gun had five spent cartridges. A cab driver, as well as other pedestrians, had witnessed the brutal slaying and identified Mumia Abu-Jamal as the killer both at the scene and during his trial.

On July 2, 1982, after being tried before a jury of ten whites and two blacks, Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Officer Danny Faulkner. The next day, the jury sentenced him to death after deliberating for two hours. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania heard the defendant’s appeals and upheld the conviction on March 6, 1989.


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On Sunday October 5th, Mumia Abu Jamal will deliver the commencement speech at Goddard College in Vermont. His speech was prerecorded by Prison Radio.
Goddard.edu reported:

Goddard College announced today that Mumia Abu-Jamal, an American prisoner, author, and journalist who received his Bachelor of Arts from Goddard in 1996, was selected by the students of the Undergraduate Program’s Fall 2014 graduating class to be their commencement speaker this Sunday, October 5.

Abu-Jamal was convicted in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. His original death sentence handed down at his trial in 1982 was commuted to life imprisonment without parole in 2011. He was then transferred from death row to the Mahanoy State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Pa., where he resides today.

Abu-Jamal’s commencement remarks were prerecorded by Director of Prison Radio Noelle Hanrahan and will be played alongside a short video created by director and filmmaker Stephen Vittoria, whose documentary “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal” was released in 2012.

Goddard College holds twenty commencement ceremonies each year, allowing for students in each degree program to personalize their graduation experience.

“As a reflection of Goddard’s individualized and transformational educational model, our commencements are intimate affairs where each student serves as her or his own valedictorian, and each class chooses its own speaker,” said Goddard College Interim President Bob Kenny. “Choosing Mumia as their commencement speaker, to me, shows how this newest group of Goddard graduates expresses their freedom to engage and think radically and critically in a world that often sets up barriers to do just that,” he said.

This is insane.
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Mumia Abu-Jamal on death row in the 1990s. He is scheduled to give a recorded commencement speech to students at Goddard College in Vermont this weekend. (APRIL SAUL / File Photograph)
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And, the moral decline of America continues.

Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

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War On Terror: The Islamic State’s call for “lone wolf” attacks on Western infidels might have met its match in the Second Amendment, as an armed man saves lives by shooting a jihadist wannabe bent on heeding that call.

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Vaughan Foods employee Traci Johnson is alive today because the business she works for is not a gun-free zone at a time when the Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one in Moore, Okla., where co-worker Colleen Hufford was stabbed and beheaded.

The alleged attacker, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, was stopped as he was stabbing and preparing to behead Johnson by Mark Vaughan, the food distributor’s chief operating officer. Vaughn, who is also a reserve county deputy, drew the gun he was carrying and stopped Nolen, police say, before he could claim more victims.

“This was not going to stop if he (Vaughan) did not stop it,” Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told the media.

Some will claim this is more “workplace violence” — a phrase used by the Obama administration to describe the carnage left by Maj. Nidal Hassan at Ft. Hood — the work of a disgruntled ex-employee with no significance beyond that.

But the similarities are eerie and may indicate the shape of a new threat we face.

 

Nolen was a recent convert to Islam and while still an employee at Vaughan tried to convert his co-workers, they said. He was convicted in 2011 of multiple felony drug offenses, assault and battery on a police officer and escaping from detention.

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Report circulates that O. J. Simpson has converted to Islam in prison

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Jihad Watch

This story is circulating around today, but not at the major news outlets; it may not be accurate at all and should be treated with reserve. It does exemplify, however, how Islamic proselytizing in prison focuses on people who are angry and feel as if they have been treated unjustly, and channels their anger in a new direction. Whether or not O. J. has converted, prison dawah (Islamic proselytizing) is a disaster waiting to happen, for conversion to Islam doesn’t dissipate the anger of these angry men, but blesses it as righteous. Prison converts to Islam have already been involved in jihad plots, and we are going to see more of this.

“Former American footballer O.J. Simpson set to revert to Islam,” Ummid.com, August 29, 2014:

Lovelock (Nevada): Former American footballer, broadcaster, and movie star O.J Simpson, who is currently locked up in a Nevada prison since 2008 has turned to religion and is embracing Islam with plans to become a Muslim.

The disgraced 67-year-old star has become interested in the religion through his friendship with former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who was imprisoned in the early 1990s and is a devout Muslim.

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Obama would have called the 9-11 attacks “workplace violence”

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Flopping Aces

What does it take before we’re allowed to call domestic Islamic terrorism what it is?

When James Foley was beheaded by a Muslim somewhere in the “Levant” the Obama administration called it a “terrorist attack against our country.” They called it a “barbaric act.”

When a woman is beheaded by a Muslim in Oklahoma the Obama administration calls it “workplace violence.” It seems that the alleged killer, a convert to Islam, was merely carrying out the dictates of the Quran.

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