December 14th, 2014
From Refocus Notes on Thursday 12/11/14:
"Indeed, the dossier that Obama most obviously holds over Boehner's head must be pretty impressive, judging by how many times Boehner has come down on the President's side, and against his own party's interest".......
Drudge tweets: Spending bill passed because NSA has 'dirt' on speaker
He drinks a bit.
That is well-chronicled.
The tabloids have splashed headlines about torrid affairs, including one with a lobbyist.
And, of course, he cries in public.
But is there more to the personal story of House Speaker John Boehner that would explain his funding of Obamacare and the president’s executive action providing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in his budget accommodation with Democrats?
Enter the ubiquitous Matt Drudge who tweeted Friday: “Obama got EVERYTHING. NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins.”
Matt Drudge is not some blogger. He’s the man who told the world about the “blue dress” that ultimately got Bill Clinton impeached.
Earlier this year, Boehner hinted about retirement, saying: “Listen, I can’t predict what’s going to happen. I’m going to be 65 years old in November. I never thought I’d live to be 60 so I’m living on borrowed time.”
Some members of his caucus predicted with near-certainty he would not seek to remain as speaker in 2015. In February he bought a condo in Florida, adding to the speculation about leaving office.
But Boehner doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon – not willingly anyway.
More to the point, why is Boehner enabling Obama after Republicans won more seats in the House and took control of the Senate?
Is it blackmail, as Drudge suggests?
December 14th, 2014
What does the Bible say about the Antichrist,the Temple, and Turkey?
"While returning to his land with great riches, his heart shall be moved against the holy covenant; so he shall do damage and return to his own land.
"At the appointed time he shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter. For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage.
"So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
(1 Thessalonians 5:2-3)
The time is running short. The United States of Europe is well on the way to being formed, with calls for much greater fiscal and political unification. We believe that this "Beast from the Middle East" will soon help broker the Israeli-Palestinian "land for peace" treaty, which will begin the dark 7 year period called the Tribulation. We believe that the Rapture will occur before then"......
A supporter holds a copy of the Turkish newspaper Zaman behind a fence as police arrest its editor in chief in Istanbul on Sunday. (Ozan Kose / AFP/Getty Images)
UMAR FAROOQMOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.
A Turkish judge ordered 31 people arrested, including former police officials and journalists linked to Gulen, a former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has sought to extradite him for trying to stage a coup.
Erdogan, who has pursued an Islamist agenda, recently vowed to crack down on Gulen’s followers, saying, “We will bring down this network and bring it to account.”
Gulen has denied the allegations and called for interfaith harmony in Turkey, but also criticized Erdogan’s ruling conservative Justice and Development Party, known by its Turkish abbreviation, AKP.
Sunday’s arrests, carried out in thirteen provinces across the country, came after an anonymous whistle-blower tweeted that Turkish police were expected to target hundreds of people, including journalists. Late Saturday night, hundreds of protesters had gathered at the Istanbul offices of Zaman newspaper, Turkey's largest daily, fearing arrests were imminent. One Zaman journalist had already fled the country; another faced lawsuits from the president’s relatives for critical tweets.
Opposition Targeting by President
In an interview with The Times hours before he was arrested on live television, Zaman's editor in chief, Ekrem Dumanli, said his paper was being targeted because it had helped expose the ruling party's corruption.
There are two kinds of media groups in Turkey now, unfortunately: one directly controlled by the government, by the [AKP] party...and then there are some newspapers, like Zaman, Taraf, and Cumhuriyet, who are not listening to the government, who are doing their job,” he said, “And the government is very angry.”
According to his lawyer, Dumanli is accused of fabricating evidence, forging official documents, and forming a criminal organization.
Zaman has released a number of critical reports based on audio recordings of Erdogan, relatives and top AKP officials that implicate him in a scandal that led three cabinet ministers to resign and to charges being filed against nearly a hundred people.
Shortly after Zaman and other outlets broke the corruption probe news a year ago, the AKP government launched its own probe of judges and police involved in the investigation, firing hundreds.
“Turkish authorities, who have a history of politicized prosecutions against the media, do not tolerate critical reporting,” said Joel Simon, executive director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, “The heavy-handed actions this morning smack of political vengeance.”
Those detained Sunday will be charged with setting up an organization to seize power in Turkey using pressure, slander and threats, the Istanbul prosecutor’s office told state-run Anadolu news agency.
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- Hong Kong protesters seek to archive their art, words for posterity
Special correspondent Farooq reported from Istanbul. Staff writer Hennessy-Fiske reported from Baghdad.
December 13th, 2014
"Under Obama's amnesty plan, businesses may be forced into breaking federal law, based on whether the president does or does not have the legal power to grant amnesty to illegal aliens".....and then there's this particular 'fly in Obama's ointment'
By Larry Klaymen
Freedom Watch’s court hearing on Dec. 22, 2014, in a case styled Arpaio v. Obama (14-cv-1966) before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, could be the only hope to stop Obama’s imperial fiat amnesty to illegal aliens.
Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner are eagerly funding Obamacare and President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty for another year. (See www.freedomwatchusa.org.</a>)
That’s why in the lawsuit we brought for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, we have asked the federal court in Washington, D.C., to block Obama from implementing executive amnesty by issuing a preliminary injunction. The judge has ordered an expedited hearing schedule. In principle, Freedom Watch could actually put a halt to Obama’s amnesty in its tracks before Christmas, but the Honorable Beryl Howell may want to write her decision over the holidays. In any event, we expect a quick ruling.
There are so many reasons why Obama’s executive amnesty will cause immediate harm. Besides the obvious (and important), there are some things you aren’t hearing about. The Obama administration is hiring 1,000 new workers to quickly process applications for amnesty. The new workers in Crystal City, Virginia, clearly won’t have any expertise in immigration. They will just be rubber-stamping every application.
The 5 million illegal aliens slated to receive amnesty will also be granted a work permit, technically called an Employment Authorization Card. The card can be used in most states to receive a driver’s license. Under the “Motor Voter” law, people are encouraged by the government to register to vote while getting a driver’s license. When officials invite them to register to vote, illegal aliens with little understanding may accept the invitation. They could think they wouldn’t be asked to register if they shouldn’t.
Our voting registration system runs mostly on the honor system. Nobody investigates until there is a complaint. Even if due to misunderstanding, we could have millions of illegal aliens actually voting in the 2016 election. The amnesty to illegal aliens could start tilting elections as early as 2015.
Many businesses will face legal jeopardy when they hire employees because of President Obama’s lawlessness. Approximately 5 million new illegal aliens may now be showing up at your business applying for a job holding an “Employment Authorization Card.”
This is a modern work permit. It is the same work permit that legal immigrants get when they come to the country honorably, above board and playing by the rules. So a business will not know if the applicant is legally in the country or not. There is no clue how or why a person got the work permit....
December 13th, 2014
Numerous bakers, and other Christian businesses, are currently under multiple court orders to bake same-sex wedding cakes, perform marriages, or issue same-sex licenses, for gay marriages if requested to do so.
In one case, under a Colorado law in effect in 2012, bakers could have been sent to jail for up to 12 months for refusing to pander to LGBT equality issues. Although the law was later repealed, it is still possible that 'perpetrators' could still be criminally prosecuted.
But, what if the tables are turned, as in the following story?
Will the Justice Department weigh in and force these LGBT bakeries to go pro-traditional marriage against their collective wills?
Don't hold your breath....
By Theodore Shoebat
Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual marriage cakes are persecuted throughout America.
They get sued, they get fined, they get death threats, and they lose their businesses. So we at Shoebat.com called some 13 prominent bakers who are either gay or pro-gay and requested that they make a pro-traditional marriage cake with the words “Gay marriage is wrong” placed on the cake.
Each one denied us service, and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us.
One baker even said that she would make me a cookie with a large phallus on it.
We recorded all of this in a video that will stun the American people as to how militant and intolerant the homosexual agenda is....
December 13th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
As we watch the now well beyond odd Agenda continually unfold in American governance, the pattern is becoming oh-so-familiar to those who watch closely.
Despite the fact that Obama has finally transformed himself from petulant Messiah to incipient Pariah --even within his own party--the ideological agenda items keep coming, along with heavily demigogued solutions as faithfully engineered by those who have uncharacteristically denied their saviour at least three times now, and before the cock has even crowed.
These agenda items which consistently beg to be incepted by the Socialist Left of the US, speaks to a perceived chasm within the Democrat party which may only exist as kabuki theater being trotted about the political stage by the remaining stalwarts, those who yet secretly cherish in their chieftan, what they now lukewarmly deny.
The extreme-left Democrat party angst as hammered-out on the anvil of Obama's hope and change, has been largely exposed to the citizens of America now; indeed, despite the contest being nearly over, the game can still be played into the final quarter, it's the progressive injuries now, that count.
But, what is the all encompassing agenda, and how is it being played?
It begins with a mere spark, an incident which could be anything real or imagined, but which gathers the proletariat's alarmed attention, and ends with the government's well-intentioned solution, which may only appear to alleviate the initial problem. In Hegelian terms, it's a crisis only because those in positions of mass manipulative power, deem the event to be of singular importance and structure enough for an advanced societal solution.
These Hegelian crisis' seem to parade before the American people until one particular event, occurring here or there, gains enough of a movement to become an item which can be manipulatively advanced into a 'strategic solution.'
In each of these instances, those in positions of authority flock towards the event in question much as vultures to a carcass, and pick it over until nothing but the gleaminginly unrecognizable bones of the unfortunate event ultimately remains. From there, the skeletal remains can then be caricatured into virtually any form, albeit rarely the thing it originally was.
One can never quite tell at the next overall agenda item being pursued, by those in power, because most of us simply cannot achieve the necessary altitude to view the entire picture. However, the initial event while often real, forever results in a fix designed to achieve ends not at all in commonality with a truly workable solution.
In essence, the problem could be anything that injures or irritates; a fall on the steps of a home, for instance. While most of us would apply common sense in noting that clumsiness can often cause injury, the Hegelian statists will swing into action to tear the offending steps down --either to build a ramp, or perhaps even tear the entire house down altogether, in the most extreme of instances.
It's what they try to build in its place, which bears watching.
Most of us both know and can see that something is most definitely afoot in the case of America, and yet because we're unaware of the explicit end game, we can't possibly fathom how the pieces and parts of the overall undertaking will somehow flow together.
For example, the plains of Nazca when viewed from exceptional altitudes, will show us a variety of impressively large etchings upon the Earth made thousands of years ago, however, those situated on the flat ground which are part of the etchings couldn't possibly understand the overall picture-- because they're simply to close to effectively view it.
However, once the proper height is attained we can easily see the simple form which the etchings comprise.
This particular paradigm is perhaps the best way to understand the certain commonalties being played by those in penultimate power to achieve ends in which none of us could effectively imagine at, especially while standing at the very heart of the canvas or project.
But, it's more than just the marks being difficult so see, at least from a close-up perspective, that's at work here
It is, additionally, an impressive number of deceptions and illusions enfolded into one another in such a way as we can't see what's at the heart of the overall effort. Here, what's at work could be described as both the US Government and the centralized elitist's Matryoshka-styled efforts to achieve their overall goal or agenda.
Matryoshka, by the way, refers to the old Russian matryoshka or bubushka dolls which many of us have played with at some point in our lives.
The unguessable dolls initially appear as one brightly rendered wooden doll painted to appear as a Russian village woman in traditional 1800's garb. But a removable cap at the base of the doll when opened, reveals yet another doll, slightly different in appearance, fit neatly inside of the initial, larger doll.
As each sequentially smaller doll is opened, yet another smaller doll is revealed, each slightly different than the doll preceding it, until the final doll-- as the base, is revealed--typically an infant or baby at the very core, or for our purposes, the end-game solution wrapped in a number of different guises, at least initially.
Who could've guessed that Obama's fraudulent journey with the Democrats to eventually achieve nationalized mandatory health care, which is already proving to be far more expensive in overall costs than initially sold, was introduced within the argument of healthcare being too expensive and not covering enough Americans?
Why take over America's healthcare? Why not simply expand already exisiting Medic-aid? Lets do both! The Healthcare mandate was never about providing coverage for all , rather, it was about government taking healthcare away from business and individual control and moving it into the government sector for complete and ultimate economic control.
But why, especially when a majority of Americans were well satisfied with their healthcare?
The stimulus, yet another example, was initally designed to stimulate jobs in the wounded US economy, a thing it never did by the way. But, what the stimulus did achieve was actually utilized to add another trillion dollars to the baseline budget for each successive year--the nexus for placing the US at an impossible debt of $ 18 trillion dollars, and all in six years under Obama's control.
Why run up the debt so massively while simultaneously placing America's financial stability in peril?
Illegal aliens, of the terrestrial kind in this case, are also a concurrent major problem with an impossible inflow of millions into the US, which has consistently been outlined by both Obama and the Dems as owing to the need for immigration reform, i.e. amnesty. Rather than fixing the porous border, via a confluence of increased border vigilance, enforcement, and fences, Obama has continually touted the need for reform (read amnesty) while never, ever, addressing the need to physically secure the border.
How can any form of reform help when existing laws aren't being enforced, and the border remains so open that toddlers can easily cross it? A better question might be, why is it so important to move millions of Central Americans northward into North America?
Is it simply about more Liberal voters and cultural dilution, or is there a greater goal?
Climate change, another example, is being prefaced as a crisis greater than both horrendous disease (such as Ebola) and the growing terrorist ISIS threat in the Mideast. This, even while earth's temperatures have not increased in the last twenty years.
So, why the need to create endless new regulations and expensive programs to control a climate which cannot be controlled?.....