February 10th, 2015
President Obama’s new border security plan is being expanded to allow illegals in the United States to bring their children, their adult children, their grandchildren and even step-parents into the United States.
“By reclassifying economic migrants as as humanitarian refugees, Obama is opening “a whole new pipeline for legal migration,” said Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch. Once it is established, future officials can expand the program to include more migrants from more countries, she told The Daily Caller.
The initial program was initially announced last November as a fix to the fast-growing wave of “unaccompanied alien children” that were escorted by coyotes to the Texas border in 2014.
The coyotes were working for parents living illegally in the United States. After the kids were delivered to U.S. border agency, U.S. officials completed the contract by delivering the children to their parents.
The program is called the “In-Country Refugee/Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala,” or the “Central American Minors – CAM” program.
The expanded Obama program was announced Feb. 9.....
February 9th, 2015
A mid-level San Francisco water manager is under fire for urinating into a reservoir that’s a source of drinking water for 2.5 million Bay Area customers.
City Hall sources tell us that Martin Sanchez, a $111,000-a-year maintenance planner for the Public Utilities Commission, will probably be suspended without pay for the maximum five days allowed as a result of the Jan. 6 incident at the Priest Reservoir in the Sierra foothills near Sonora.
Priest is one of four holding reservoirs for San Francisco and other Bay Area cities that receive Hetch Hetchy water.
Utilities commission spokesman Tyrone Jue said the 674 million-gallon reservoir had been “completely drained” for maintenance when Sanchez used it as a urinal. Although the urine posed no health danger, Jue said, his action was “not acceptable.”
“The bottom line is — you pee in the wrong place again, and you are toast,” Jue said.
Sanchez did not respond to repeated phone calls seeking comment.
A commission insider sent us a copy of an anonymous complaint to higher-ups alleging that a number of employees had seen Sanchez urinate “several times” in the reservoir — including the day they learned he had passed an interview for a management promotion and that they would soon be reporting to him.
The complaint called on agency brass to do something about Sanchez’s “disgusting and egregious” conduct.
The Priest Reservoir is the last stop before the Moccasin Reservoir, where untreated water from the Sierra is sent by pipeline to the Bay Area. The water is treated with ultraviolet light and chlorine before being delivered to customers.
More from Matier and Ross at SFgate
February 9th, 2015
A newly-hired tech official for former Jeb Bush’s “Right to Rise” political action committee on Monday deleted a series of inflammatory tweets he had written years ago, including several that referred to women as “sluts.”
Ethan Czahor, who co-founded Hipster.com and has been hired as the PAC’s chief technology officer, posted several offensive tweets between 2009 and 2011, BuzzFeed News reported Monday. He removed them at the request of Bush officials.
Several of the tweets referred women as “sluts,” including one that read, “new study confirms old belief: college female art major are sluts, science majors are also sluts but uglier.”
Another said: “most people don’t know that ‘halloween’ is German for ‘night that girls with low self-esteem dress like sluts.’”
Czahor also tweeted about gay men: “when i burp in the gym i feel like it’s my way of saying, ‘sorry guys, but i’m not gay’[.]”
And he had this to say about actress Lindsey Lohan: “i know lindsey lohan is supposed to die soon, but i’d sure like to sleep with her before that happens.”
Bush created the Right to Rise PAC in January after announcing that he is exploring a presidential bid.
A spokesman for Bush told BuzzFeed that the former Florida governor “believes the comments were inappropriate” and that the campaign asked Czahor to delete the posts. Czahor will continue to work for the PAC.
“Ethan is a great talent in the tech world and we are very excited to have him on board,” the spokesman said.
Asked for comment, Czahor referred to a tweet he posted later Monday: “i deleted some old jokes i made years ago that i no longer find funny or appropriate. #learning #maturing.”
(In a campaign for President Ethan, it's naturally assumed that you've 'already' learned & Matured)
More from Politico
February 9th, 2015
By Barry Secrest
In a story reminiscent of the mysterious death of Conservative Journalist Andrew Breitbart, Jim Clifton, who is the CEO of Gallup Polling, partially retracted his recent statements dealing with the imaginary unemployment numbers being reported by the US Government.
The reason for the retraction, according to Clifton, hinged on the fact that he was worried that he "might suddenly disappear" in the absence of modifying his earlier statements, in which he had indicated the following in an interview:
“The number of full-time jobs, and that’s what everybody wants, as a percent of the total population, is the lowest it’s ever been… The other thing that is very misleading about that number is the more people that drop out, the better the number gets. In the recession, we lost 13 million jobs. Only 3 million have come back. You don’t see that in that number. “
The chief of Gallup had in early February written that the US government's employment numbers were a "Big Lie":
"The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.
Right now, we hear much celebrating from the media, the White House, and Wall Street about how unemployment is "down" to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story; the White House wants to score political points, and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market.
None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job -- if you are so hopelessly out of work that you've stopped looking over the past four weeks -- the Department of Labor doesn't count you as unemployed. That's right. While you are as unemployed as one can possibly be, and tragically may never find work again, you are not counted in the figure we see relentlessly in the news -- currently 5.6%. Right now, as many as 30 million Americans are either out of work or severely underemployed. Trust me, the vast majority of them aren't throwing parties to toast "falling" unemployment."
From there it only seemed to get worse.
Several days later the sole witness to Breitbart's collapse went missing.
In another case, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings died in a mysterious accident, where his Mercedes crashed into a tree and exploded in flames. A story from the Huffington Post stated "Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit.
The email was sent around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17. At 4:20 a.m. the following morning, Hastings died when his Mercedes, traveling at high speeds, smashed into a tree and caught on fire. He was 33."
Despite Hastings eerie email, the FBI denied that any investigation was taking place, adding fuel to the conspiratorial fires, and these were not the only mysterious events which have occurred.
So, it would seem that Gallup CEO Jim Clifton's fears may be well founded in the story of his official recant:
(From Newsmax Wires) "The head of the Gallup polling firm recently backpedaled on his claim that the official unemployment rate being trumpeted by the White House, Wall Street, and the media is a "big lie."
Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, recently told CNBC that he was worried he might “suddenly disappear” if he disputed the accuracy of what the U.S. government is reporting as unemployed Americans, Wall Street on Parade reported.
“I think that the number that comes out of BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] and the Department of Labor is very, very accurate. I need to make that very, very clear so that I don’t suddenly disappear. I need to make it home tonight.”
His appearance on CNBC came days after he claimed the official unemployment rate being trumpeted by the White House, Wall Street, and the media was a "big lie." "
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February 9th, 2015
By Barry Secrest
As this website more or less celebrates its 6th year of existence, it would seem that we've come a long, long, way from where we began back in 2009.
The more or less, by the way, refers to the essential reason for this site's having been created back in 2009. A compendium of stories and articles that expose, educate, and increasingly comfort--if not support-- those individuals incessantly convinced that either the world or they themselves are going insane.
The insanity, rather than abating, has in fact intensified.
But, believe us; it's definitely the world, rather than traditional America, as we have noted in case after case after case. Although the media at large seems continually predisposed to your obtaining a 'well-being' prescription so that you might also become one with the collective.
Even as our position has somewhat solidified into the top 15 or so Conservative media weblogs in the world, the stunted pathways of our culture have become more refined. The puzzle we seem to be enduring meanwhile continually resolves into a brace of recognizable patterns. Those patterns --not unlike some macabre etching, rooted in that which disturbs at a glance--then disappears , out of the corner of an eye, but only to eventually become a bizarre if not permanent part of the eye- scape.
In that vein, as in each preceding year, it's time to look back and take note of the posts which were most popular for our readers for 2014. Those stories that could be viewed as something of a precursor as to what we might expect in 2015.
First up, and coming in at a ranking of 15th most popular, was one of my personal favorites, dealing with a phenomenon which has become more & more recognizable. While the Regime in power incessantly de-natures, Many are confused by an often odd mishmash of policy decisions and mandates as propagated by the regime, and then spread across the fruited plane like an unusually pungent compost.
But, there is a methodology to their madness, and we bottled it quite succinctly in this one explanatory article, in particular:
Why is it so important to pursue man-made climate correction, when few can truthfully agree that anthropogenic global warming actually exists? Despite all of the rhetoric, world temperatures have, in fact, gone unchanged for the last 17 years.
So why are the powers that be so cultishly insistent about climate change?
It's all about control.
The Hegelian Dialectic
It's a concept referred to as the "Hegelian Dialectic" and, historically speaking, it's been around for quite some time, now. In 1821, George W. F. Hegel formulated a concept by which a difference between opposing arguments could be mitigated by way of synthesis. It's the particular brand of synthesis that authoritarian governments the world over have utilized in order to achieve ends, more often than not, hardly in concert with those being governed....
Next up, coming at 14th was our redefining of what both Obama and the media might refer to as American government at its finest. Those who will whine, proselytize and complain, on the one hand, while exacerbating the same issue, with the other:
What both the media and the political establishment within the vaunted inner beltway leave out is the fact that the American middle class' glaring loss of wealth is only a very recent development. This, having taken place exclusively since the Progressives came into full and almost complete power over these past six years- and largely as a result of Obama's vacuous leadership.
Under the pseudonym of Left-Wing capitalism, also known as crony capitalism, essentially a porn-like orgy between politicians and ultra-big business, big government Progressives have co-opted mega-business. Eliciting a symbiotic relationship in which each exchange favors for the other and to the exclusion of all else.
Coming in at 13th, this article looks at the why's at the root of the global elites' need to take America down, and rather softly, under Obama's puppet regime:
The question, at this point, which must be asked is that if the US external security threats are so terribly dire that the US Government must even track and eavesdrop upon each and every one of its own citizens, then why is the US military being shrunk to levels not seen in over 70 years?
Meanwhile, nations across the planet have become caught up in a plague of instability with no clear end in sight.
The Ukraine remains under siege as Russia looks to rebuild the old Soviet Empire using Crimea as the cornerstone.
Syria is practically on fire & decimated almost completely while Venezuela, Argentina, Italy, and Thailand are all undergoing mass government failures. Libya, along with Iraq, is on the brink of completely destabilizing, while Iran is speeding its nuclear weapons program along and with the Obama Regime's blessings, from all appearances....
At 12th came a familiar story from the Walking [Leftist] Dead, that being those who think that a gun registration is a must, while a vote registration is anathema, which is nothing if not insanity at apex:
Take the Charlotte Observer's recent editorial concerning NC voter registration law, for instance. Their opinion, essentially mirroring that of most other mainstream media newspapers, while also serving as one of the largest newspapers in the Red State southeast region, despite its overall Leftist views.
The Observer, on the one hand, finds any sort of voter ID or registration law to be a horrid limitation which impinges upon each and every single person's civil right to pursue democracy. However, on the other hand, the Observer will continually proselytize that unlike an individual's right to vote, the right to own a gun should be both hog-tied, impeded, and virtually strangled at every single opportunity and then some. And, often just for good measure.
At 11th, was our alarmed treatise on the frightening proliferation of contagion, the world over:
As we look back on the events of 2014, with the culmination of a large number of historic developments, the significance of this 2014-2015 Blood Moon tetrad has already rapidly come into formidable focus. Historically significant is the fact that two distinct Ebola strains have emerged in Africa, while yet another hemorrhagic fever has begun to claim lives in Uganda, this one is known as the 'Marburg Virus'.
“I looked and a pale-colored horse appeared. Its rider's name was Death, and Hades came close behind him; and authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword or with famine or pestilence or by means of the wild beasts of the earth.”
~Book of Revelation 6: 8
Coming in at 10th, another personal favorite, we marked the point of America's Event Horizon, which may have been given something of a breather as a result of the 2014 elections, this article aptly themed in concert with a popular song from Pink Floyd, explains the gravity of our situation:
In our both divided and damaged America of today, it's as if we have been on a two term mission or perhaps acid-trip--as the case may be--and are only now beginning to re-enter the powerful influences of gravity which comprise essential reality.
This, even as the unrealistic lunacy we have been experiencing on our transformational journey, seems to only now be reaching an apex of such magnitude that even the most ardent of leftist disciples are beginning to show vestiges of doubt.
At 9th, were our observations concerning the well beyond odd disasters associated with (2) Malaysian Air jets, along with an analysis of the staggering odds, at play:
(9) Odd Coincidence? Two Controversial Malaysian Air Disasters Prompt World-Wide Conspiracy Theories
How is it possible that the last two major air disasters involved only one company? With over 1.2 million passenger jet flights over a 120 day period, what are the probabilities involved with (2) major disasters occurring with the same exact carrier? The odds are well beyond staggering, especially when pointing out that each of these statistics double if we take into account air transport carriers and their number of flights.
According to Lee Daniel, co-host of the CR eXtreme radio show, there are no coincidences.
We were ultimately proven well beyond correct, in that the plane was never found, so are you surprised?
Next up was the still infamous 'Debacle in December,' coming in at 8th....highlighting the "Cromnibus Cronies" of the GOP.....