Monday, February 10, 2014

Attorney Testifies: IRS Scandal “Investigation” is a Sham, It Doesn’t Exist (VIDEO)

Attorney Testifies: IRS Scandal “Investigation” is a Sham, It Doesn’t Exist (VIDEO)

Attorney Cleta Mitchell recently confirmed what we all knew: the White House’s “investigation” of the IRS scandal is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
For starters, Obama appointed a woman who happens to be one of his more generous donors to his past campaigns. He completely ignored the calls to have her removed due to the obvious conflict of interest. It was later (supposedly) “found” that there is “nothing illegal” about the White House using the IRS to attack the president’s political opponents. Obama appeared on national television several days later in an interview with Bill O’Reily; he “assured” the nation that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the investigation… before the investigation has even been concluded — something for which Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and others have blasted the administration.
In her testimony, Mitchell said, “The IRS scandal is not over. It is continuing to this day. And the Department of Justice investigation is a sham. It is a nonexistent investigation.” 
You can watch the video here:
WND reports:
Attorney Cleta Mitchell, who represents many tea-party groups, blasted President Obama’s claim on Sunday that there is no IRS scandal, and his insistence that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
“The IRS scandal is not just a bone-headed bunch of bureaucrats in some remote office, contrary to what the president of the United States told the American people,” she said.
Addressing the House Government Reform and Oversight committee, Mitchell explained the IRS targeting of conservative groups was politically motivated because the direction came from “political elites in Washington — not in Cincinnati, but Washington.”
The attorney said she knew as far back as October of 2011 that the targeting was being guided by Washington, because when she contacted the Cincinnati IRS agent assigned to one of her clients and offered to try to help smooth the application process, she said she was told, “Oh, there’s a task force in Washington; we can’t do anything until we hear back from Washington.”
Mitchell said the IRS, under Obama, took what had been for decades a process of reviewing applications for exempt status that 4(01) or 501(c)(4) organization that could be expected to take three to four weeks and “converted that process into one that took three to four years, and in some cases is still not over.”
The time to have a special, independent investigation of the IRS scandal is long overdue. At the peak of the scandal (read: after falsely denying knowing anything about it), President Obama promised to get to the bottom of it and hold those responsible accountable. “Americans have a right to be angry about it,” he said. “And I’m angry about it.”
Obama claimed this was all just “a phony scandal;” the only thing “phony” thing here is the so-called investigation of it.
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Another Military Dismissal

Another Military Dismissal

by: Thomas Jefferson
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Another Military Dismissal
Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism. He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the Joint Forces Staff College.
The course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism”,which was suggested and approved by the Joint Forces Staff College, caught the attention of several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of him. They collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the Pro-Islamic Obama Administration was all too happy to assist.
The letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and Dooley received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which he had aced for the past 5 years). He was relieved of teaching duties, and his career has been red-flagged “He had a brilliant career ahead of him. Now, he has been flagged.”
Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center “All US military Combatant Commands, Services, the National Guard Bureau, and Joint Chiefs are under Dempsey’s Muslim Brotherhood-dictated order to ensure that henceforth, no US military course will ever again teach truth about Islam that the jihadist enemy finds offensive, or just too informative.”
Former CIA agent Claire M. Lopez (about Lt. Col. Dooley)…” The Obama Administration has demonstrated lightning speed to dismiss military brass that does not conform to it’s agenda, and not surprisingly, nobody is speaking up for Lt. Col. Dooley.
Col. Dooley has now been added to the 9 generals the Obama administration has summarily dismissed for no other reason than they are great American military citizens.”
IT’S A SAD DAY FOR THIS COUNTRY WHEN GOOD LOYAL MEN LIKE THIS GET THROWN UNDER THE BUS BECAUSE NOBODY HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP!
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RED ALERT! CHINESE NUCLEAR ARMED SUBS SET TO ATTACK U.S.A.!

RED ALERT! CHINESE NUCLEAR ARMED SUBS SET TO ATTACK U.S.A.!

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NEW CHINESE SUBMARINE PUTS HAWAII AND ALASKA WITHIN NUKE RANGE!

The Chinese are preparing to deploy submarines armed with nuclear missiles that will patrol the northern Pacific Ocean and come within range of at least two US states, according to a new report from the US Navy.

The US Naval Institute (USNI) reported that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has tapped the Jin-class nuclear ballistic submarines to begin patrols in 2014. The subs will carry intercontinental range missiles that are thought to have a range of no less than 14,000 kilometers (8,699 miles) and can deliver a single or multiple warheads.
“With a range in excess of 4,000 [nautical miles], the JL-2 submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM), will enable the JIN to strike Hawaii, Alaska and possibly western portions of CONUS from East Asian waters,” Office of Naval Intelligence Officer Jesse Karotkin wrote in his testimony last month to the US China Economic Security Review Commission.
The new Jin-class Type 094 submarines are a technological marvel when compared to the Type 092 class that the PLAN has traditionally relied upon. Weighing 11,000 tons when fully submerged, the Navy sees this development as proof that the Chinese “want to get more on par with Western countries.”
“The three JIN [ballistic missile submarines] currently in service would be insufficient to maintain a constant at-sea presence for extended periods of time, but if the PLA Navy builds five units as some sources suggest, a continuous peacetime presence may become a viable option for the PLAN,” Karotkin noted.
Karotkin explained in his report that a number of factors have forced China to modernize its Navy, which now has more than 60 submarines, 55 medium and large amphibious ships, roughly 77 principal surface ships, and nearly 100 other small craft.
“At the dawn of the 21st Century, the People’s Liberation Army Navy remained a largely littoral force. Though China’s maritime interests were rapidly changing, the vast majority of its naval platforms offered very limited capability and endurance, particularly in blue water. Over the past 15 years the PLAN has carried out an ambitious modernization effort, resulting in a more technologically advanced and flexible force,” he wrote, as quoted by USNI.org.
“This transformation is evident not only in the PLAN’s gulf of Aden counter-piracy presence, which is now in its sixth year, but also in the navy’s more advanced regional operations and exercises. In contrast to its narrow focus a decade ago, the PLAN is evolving to meet a wide range of missions including conflict with Taiwan, enforcement of maritime claims, protection of economic interests, as well as counter-piracy and humanitarian missions.”
China also proved it has updated other military forces last month when, according to the Pentagon, the PLAN flight-tested a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of penetrating any existing defense system with nuclear warheads. The weapon is one that experts have hailed as a game-changer for its ability to hit a target with a nuclear warhead before defense systems can react.
The Pentagon confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that the test flight had taken place but offered no further explanation. The US is the only country in the world known to have such a weapon in its arsenal.
“We routinely monitor foreign defense activities and we are aware of the test,” a spokesman said.
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anian Warships Move To American Maritime Borders For First Time

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Bearing a message of peace and benevolence (right…), Iran says their warships are now headed towards US maritime borders and in fact, have already entered the Atlantic Ocean via the waters near South Africa. Time to break out the welcome baskets – the Iranians are coming.
The fleet, which consists of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying supply ship, shoved off last month from the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. The ships are carrying some 30 navy academy cadets, supposedly for training, along with their regular crews. Instead of a three hour cruise, these sailors are on a three-month mission. This move is in response to the US naval deployments near its own coastlines. Emboldened by a weak US President and a weakened super power in general, the Iranians are poking the badger with no expectation of the Americans defending themselves. Why should they worry? It’s nukes and EMPs away and the most Obama would do is hit the golf course one more time.
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is basically thumbing his Islamic nose at the US:
Fars first reported on an Iranian Navy fleet of warships making its way across the Atlantic Ocean in January 2014. At the time, they reported that the ships would sail for at least three months.
Hours earlier, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the United States would overthrow the Iranian government if it could, adding Washington had a “controlling and meddlesome” attitude towards the Islamic Republic, Iranian media reported.
In a speech to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Khamenei, the most powerful figure in Iran, added that officials seeking to revive the economy should not rely on an eventual lifting of sanctions but rather on homegrown innovation.
“American officials publicly say they do not seek regime change in Iran. That’s a lie. They wouldn’t hesitate a moment if they could do it,” he was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.
Khamenei made no mention of talks between Iran and world powers intended to settle a decade-old dispute about the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
But he reiterated that in dealing with “enemies,” Iran should be prepared to change tactics but not compromise on its main principles.
“The solution to our economic problems is not looking out and having the sanctions lifted,” he added. “My advice to our officials, as ever, is to rely on infinite indigenous potentials.”
He added: “Our [hostile] stance toward the United States is due to its controlling and meddlesome attitude.”
Khamenei’s comments about hostility reflect his long-standing animosity towards the United States, seen as the arch-enemy by Iranian authorities. The US and Iran have had no official ties since 1980 after Iranian students occupied the US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 diplomats hostage in protest against Washington’s admission of the former Shah after he was toppled by the Islamic Revolution.
But Khamenei has given his guarded support to the nuclear negotiations being led by the new reformist government of President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
No wonder Obama trusts them and defends the theocratic thugs so aggressively. I mean, they would never attack the infidels. Right. They hate us, just as Obama hates us. Both would revel in the fall of America and in having death rain down on the Great and Little Satans. They’re working on that and we are holding the door for murderous lunatics. Who needs suicide bombers when you have a complicit, treacherous President at the helm? You say potato, I say terrorist.
But, wait for it… It gets even better! Iranian TV just aired a simulated bombing of Tel Aviv and a US aircraft carrier. But give ‘em nukes baby! A clip shows simulated strikes on Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ben Gurion Airport, the Dimona nuclear reactor and the USS Abraham Lincoln in retaliation for a hypothetical attack against Iran. I say, grant their wish posthaste.
In the computerized video, Iran uses drones and missiles on the Great and Little Satans. They also hit American targets in the Persian Gulf.
The Iranians are sneering at us and calling us fools and liars:
The clip was broadcast amid a clear escalation of anti-American rhetoric and even action by Iran: On Saturday, an Iranian admiral announced that Iran had despatched warships to the North Atlantic, while Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced the Americans as liars who, while professing to be friends of Iran, would bring down his regime if they could. He also said it was “amusing” that the US thought Iran would reduce its “defensive capabilities.”
The film, entitled “The Nightmare of Vultures,” opens with Supreme Leader Khamenei addressing military academy graduates in 2011, warning: “Anybody who thinks of attacking the Islamic Republic of Iran should be prepared to receive strong slaps and iron fists from the Armed Forces.”
“And America, its regional puppets and its guard dog – the Zionist regime – should know that the response of the Iranian nation to any kind of aggression, attacks or even threats will be a response that will make them collapse from within,” the film shows him saying.
Set to dramatic music, the video shows Iranian drones and missiles carrying out strikes against Tel Aviv’s Kikar Hamedina square, the Azrieli Towers skyscrapers, and the IDF’s Kirya central command complex, as well as Ben Gurion International Airport, Haifa’s Technion, several army and air force bases, and the nuclear reactor in Dimona.
The strike on the Israel’s central command building is shown taking place while former prime minister Ehud Olmert and former defense minister Amir Peretz — who served in that capacity during the 2006 Second Lebanon War — are inside convening a meeting.
The clips of drone strikes on Israel are interspersed with shots of Israeli emergency personnel evacuating injured Israeli civilians and soldiers while air raid sirens wail.
A barrage of missiles brings down Tel Aviv’s skyscrapers in a final blow.
Afterwards, Iranian drones and missiles are shown attacking the American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on its way through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf. Iranian drones are shown downing several American aircraft before sinking the US capital ship. Zooming out to a map of the Middle East marked with US military bases, Iranian missiles are then shown striking American military targets across the Persian Gulf.
Still think they want nuclear capabilities for peaceful purposes? Obama has guaranteed war, which he wanted all along and his sycophants like Kerry have attended their master’s wishes willingly and with gusto. This dance just picked up the pace and is sure to be an American barn burner. Honey… the Iranians are here! And they come bearing apocalyptic gifts.

Pentagon wants to fit soldiers with a little black box brain implant

Science! By Feb. 10, 2014 9:30 am
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Black box recorders are a common feature in aircraft. They sit there keeping track of everything that is happening. Then, if something goes wrong the information can be reviewed to piece together exactly what happened and form a view of the events that may otherwise have been lost.
Now the Pentagon is attempting to develop a similar system for use in humans, and in particular soldiers who have suffered brain damage. If they could be fitted with a black box in their brain, then it may be possible to trigger memories surrounding a traumatic event and overcome memory loss quickly and easily.
As you’d expect, DARPA has been tasked with looking into this area through its Defense Sciences department. We still know very little about how our memory works, but progress is being made through brain stimulation devices such as that developed by Medtronic for helping people with Parkinson’s disease.
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The solution DARPA and the Pentagon wants developed takes the form of an implantable device that can both record and stimulate brain activity. Anyone submitting a proposal for such a device needs to detail every step of how it would work, including the surgical procedure to attach it, power requirements once fitted, and how much space it would take up and how much it would weigh.
It’s common to see memory loss in someone suffering brain damage, but they can also forget their personal details and skills, such as remembering their own name, who their family is, and even how to drive. As well as stimulating the brain to recover recent memories, it is hoped the implant would be able to recall common information and therefore help them remember who they are.
Creating such an implant will take a long time to perfect simply because we still know so little about how the human brain works. But such research is important well beyond use in soldiers, and could become a key “upgrade” for humans in the coming decades.
As to what such an implant would look like, the images included here show an existing brain implant developed by the University of Utah. It’s main purpose is to deliver signals from an external source directly into the brain for interpretation. Obviously DARPA’s implant will be much more complex, but will ultimately end up taking a similar form.

Islamists pick launch pad for attack on Israel

Islamists pick launch pad for attack on Israel
Militants settling into urban areas of Lebanon, including Beirut
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WASHINGTON – A ruthless al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militant group is settling into Lebanon and is building a stronghold there so that it can launch attacks into Israel and parts of Europe, regional sources are warning.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which had its roots with al-Qaida, has moved into Lebanon to take advantage of the Sunni-Shiite sectarian differences. It is establishing itself in urban areas, including the country’s capital, Beirut, sources confirm.

ISIL’s actions come in response to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah’s support of fighters on behalf of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which also is receiving direct military assistance from Iran.

The jihadist fighters are Sunni while Hezbollah, al-Assad and Iran are Shia. Al-Assad is Alawite, an offshoot of Shite Islam.

Al-Assad is fighting in a civil war which has been ongoing for three years against a Syrian opposition comprised mainly of al-Qaida and various affiliated Islamist groups.

Analysts see the Syrian civil war as a proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia, which is the leader of Sunni Islam, and Iran.

While ISIL has begun to spread not only across Syria and into Lebanon, it is launching attacks into the western Sunni Anbar province of Iraq.

Ironically, ISIL is not on the best of terms with al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has refused to listen to al-Zawahiri who has disavowed the group and one of its affiliates.

The reason for this is that al-Baghdadi refuses to follow al-Zawahiri’s orders, is making his own claims on power and refuses to recognize the legitimacy of other Islamist militant groups.

In fact, ISIL has been attacking other Islamist groups which resent ISIL’s harsh rule through a strict form of Shariah law.

Nevertheless, identification of ISIS’ spread into Lebanon was made known in a five-minute recording by Abu Sayyaf al-Ansari, who has sworn allegiance to al-Baghdadi.

In the recording, which was in Arabic, al-Ansari called on all Sunnis in Lebanon to abandon the Lebanese “crusader” army, given that it has the backing of Hezbollah.

“We pledge allegiance to the prince of the believers, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi…and we ask him to guide us past the obstacles, and make us your spearhead in crushing your enemy, and not a single man among us will hold back in helping you,” al-Ansari said.

In his recording, al-Ansari said that by taking root in Lebanon, ISIL would use it as a gateway to strike Israel.

Not only would he back al-Baghdadi, al-Ansari said that “we will be their gate to Lebanon and the Kingdom of Jerusalem,” referring to Israel.

Saudi Arabia is known to be providing financial and logistical backing of various Islamist militant groups fighting in Syria, including Sunni militants in the North Caucasus, such as Chechnya, who are fighting against the Russian security services.

There has emerged an unwritten alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia due to their common opposition toward Iran. Until recently, there never has been an al-Qaida attack inside Israel, a development which analysts say shows Saudi control over Sunni Islamist militants.

While Israel in late January claimed to have foiled an al-Qaida plot to attack the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, the target wasn’t against any Israeli sites.

ISIL’s announcement of targeting Israel could portend a further break from al-Qaida central and any understanding al-Zawahiri may have with the Saudis not to launch attacks either in the Saudi kingdom or in Israel.

ISIL in early January took credit for the deadly car bombing in Beirut in the Dahiyeh area, known to be a stronghold of Hezbollah.

In a statement at the time, ISIL said that it had penetrated the “security system of the Party of Satan (Hezbollah)…and crush its strongholds…in a first small payment from the heavy account that is awaiting those wicked criminals.”

The most recent blast in January killed four people and wounded 77 others, since it was detonated while moving in a residential area.

ISIL has had to rely to moving car suicide bombings since Hezbollah has tightened security significantly in Dahiyeh as a result of previous bombings by al-Nusra, which works with ISIL.

Hezbollah has chained off parking in front of stores which are interspersed in residential areas. At nights, the streets are deserted out of fear for more bombings. During the day, residents find it almost impossible to park and do shopping, creating additional tension on businesses and the economy in the area.

ISIL has made it known that all areas where Hezbollah operates will be “legitimate targets” and has instructed Sunnis to stay out of those areas. Al-Nusra has made similar statements of targeting in the area.

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Leading Virginia Imam Calls On Muslims In US To Wage Jihad

Leading Virginia Imam Calls On Muslims In US To Wage Jihad



Apr 23, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Excerpted from The Daily Caller: The controversial imam of a prominent mosque in Arlington, Va., has urged immigrant Muslims in the United States to wage war for Islam.
“The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists?” Shaker Elsayed told a crowd of Ethiopian Muslims during a lecture at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.
“Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a terrorist because you are a Muslim.”
“Well, give them a run for their money. Make it worth it. Make this title worth it, and be a good Muslim,” said the Cairo-born Muslim.
“Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line. … They are the first in the community-service line. They are the first in jihad line,” he declared to applause.
At the end of the imam’s incendiary speech, a representative of the Ethiopian group walked to the podium and declared the speech was not calling for jihad.
“Just a disclaimer,” the emcee said. “Imam Shakir, he’s not advocating for armed struggle in Ethiopia. He’s just simply giving us a lesson. We’ll just continue with our non-violent struggle until these guys who are in prison [in Ethiopia] who did not bow down for this repressive government … are free.”
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, the press secretary for the imam’s Dar al-Hijrah mosque, did not respond to messages from The Daily Caller.
“If Dar al-Hijrah were like most American religious institutions it would fire Elsayed, but it’s not like most religious institutions,” John Rossomando, a researcher at the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
“The mosque operates as a front for Hamas … [and] has the distinction of being connected with more terror plots than just about any other mosque in America,” he said in a statement to TheDC.
Ethiopia is a majority-Christian country and has defended itself from encroaching Muslims armies for more than 1,000 years. Currently, Muslims in Ethiopia’s Ogaden region complain that the central government has not given them autonomy.
“Ethiopian muslims are protesting against perceived government interference in their activities … [and] observers fear the latest move by the government would spark protests by muslims in the Horn of Africa country,” said a website run by Badr Ethiopia, an Ethiopian Muslim group.
The group cites the controversial Council on American Islamic Relations as an affiliate.
Elsayed’s comments add to his history of controversial statements that match orthodox Islam, but which clash with American culture.
In 1990, for example, The New York Times quoted him saying that the murder of a radical Jewish nationalist in New York was legal under Muslim law.
The murder of rabbi Meir Kahane “was not a violation, in the sense that Kahane adopted a position against all Arabs and Muslims,” said Elsayed, according to the Times.
According to numerous Islamic leaders, Islamic law endorses the use of war to expand the rule of Islam. The law, dubbed Shariah, also endorses the killing of Islam’s critics, including poets Christian preachers, and it allows only grudging recognition of non-Islamic governments.
For orthodox Muslims, civilian law is subordinate to Islamic requirements.
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China Buys Walmart, Will Rebrand As GreatWallmart


China Buys Walmart, Will Rebrand As GreatWallmart

By SHARIAH LAW
China Buys Walmart, Will Rebrand As GreatWallmart
In a move that took both Wall Street, and Main Street USA, by surprise, the world’s largest nation has announced the acquisition of the world’s largest retailer.   The Beijing-based People’s Republic of China will acquire the Bentonville Arkansas-based Wal-Mart in straight swap of US Federal debt for the retailer’s outstanding stock.   The transaction is expected to close immediately, and will result in the renaming of all 8,500 Wal-Mart stores as “Great Wall Mart”, and the rebranding of the retailer’s  Sam’s Club outlets as “Mao’s Club.”
“It’s long been time for China to take its rightful place on the world stage of mass-market retailing hegemony”, said Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who will take on the additional title of CEO/Party Chief of the combined operations.   “We intend follow in the spiritual footsteps of our visionary forefathers, Sam Walton and Mao Tse-tung”, said Mr. Wen, in a live broadcast from the company’s new headquarters in the Shenzhen.   “Sam gave us ‘Low Prices’, and Mao introduced the concept of ‘Dījià lèsèràng qúnzhòng mǎnyì,” (低价垃圾让群众满意)which, translated literally, means ‘cheap crap to keep the masses happy.’”
Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration,  the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke explained that “The deal had been a long time in coming.   We’d been desperate to find a way to reduce the US debt held by China.  We offered them GM (General Motors), but they said ‘No deal.’  We offered them Goldman Sachs and General Electric, but they refused to go into business with what they described as a ‘criminal organizations.’  We even offered them Mt. Rushmore, Disneyland the New York Mets – in return for a future draft consideration – but they weren’t interested. “
“We think it’s a win-win for both our employee associates, and our  shoppers,” explained the former Wal-Mart CEO, Bill Simon, from an undisclosed location in China.  “Our employees will go through a short re-education process, and our shoppers will be exposed to a whole new range of fantastic low-priced Chinese products,” including the legendary ‘Tiananmen Squares’ chocolate-flavored dog-byproduct extrusion snacks, the popular ‘Mela-Milk’ simulated dairy beverage, (‘Now with added Melamine’), and the  ever-popular ‘Gong the Falun’ Chinese board game that allows players to simulate censorship, torture, no-public-trial executions, and indiscriminate religious persecution, all in the privacy of their own home.   “We expect it to find a wide audience in America.  Particularly in the Tea Party States.  It’s the fun way to denounce your entire extended family.”
Additionally, both Mr. Simon and Mr. Wen sought to assure customers that Great Wall Mart will continue to offer the “extraordinary values” that both China and Wal-Mart are known for, albeit with a far-eastern twist.  “We’ll still have latest in movies, music, and fashion.  Fully 100% of our CD’s, DVD’s, and Blue-Rays will be counterfeit.   And there’s no place else in the world that you’re going to be able to buy a genuine, Chinese-made Louis Vuitton bag for only $19.95.  Even Louis Vuitton can’t turn ‘em out that cheaply.”
According to a high-ranking  member of the Obama administration who declined to be identified, the deal is not as one-sided as it seems.  “We received several important concessions,”  the official explained, “particularly in the area of technology that can be used to promote a more harmonious society.   Specifically, we expect to use their ‘Great Firewall’ software to protect Americans from disreputable sources of internet misinformation in the upcoming election,  and they’ve agreed to incorporate a “GOP Chip” into every television set, to provide the same protection American TV viewers.
When asked about the wisdom of this, the Obama administration official commented, “Who the hell cares?  Wal-Mart shoppers weren’t voting for us anyway.”

Blankfein Says China’s Expansion to Have ‘Huge Consequences’

Blankfein Says China’s Expansion to Have ‘Huge Consequences’

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
“We’d be making a mistake if we overfunded it, put too many people, too much... Read More
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein said China’s economic growth will have “huge consequences” for global expansion prospects.
“The China growth story is going to be the story of the next 30-40 years,” Blankfein said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s John Dawson from Hong Kong while attending the Goldman Sachs Global Macro conference. “We really need that growth in China to occur.”
Blankfein said Goldman Sachs, which became the first Wall Street firm to start underwriting securities in China after winning a license in 2004, will be judicious in investing more in the nation. The New York-based bank also has private-equity, asset management and institutional brokerage businesses in the world’s second-largest economy.
“We’d be making a mistake if we overfunded it, put too many people, too much investment,” Blankfein said today. “We want to keep growing our business commensurate with opportunities set in China.”
The firm was the top adviser in helping Chinese companies sell shares overseas last year, data compiled by Bloomberg show, and ranked second in advising on China domestic equity and equity-linked offerings through its joint venture.
China’s economy grew 7.7 percent in 2013, the same rate as in 2012. Expansion is forecast to be 7.4 percent this year, the weakest pace since 1990, based on the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey.
To contact the reporters on this story: Chitra Somayaji in Hong Kong at csomayaji@bloomberg.net; Russell Ward in Tokyo at rward16@bloomberg.net
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chitra Somayaji at csomayaji@bloomberg.net

Snatched in 60 seconds: Amazing surveillance footage shows how US special forces took only ONE minute to grab terror suspect from outside his home in Libya

Snatched in 60 seconds: Amazing surveillance footage shows how US special forces took only ONE minute to grab terror suspect from outside his home in Libya

  • Surveillance footage shows Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, better known as Anas al-Libi being grabbed from outside his Tripoli, Libya, home on October 5
  • Al-Libi, 49, was taken by Delta Force soldiers in a raid planned in co-operation with the CIA, FBI and the Libyan government
  • The raid has been described as precise as brain surgery and takes one minute
  • Al-Libi was transported to New York City where he is awaiting trial for his part in the 1998 bombings of the US Embassy's in Kenya and Tanzania
  • More than 200 people died in the attacks
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Dramatic surveillance footage shows the moment when US Delta Force special forces surgically extracted al-Qaeda terrorist Anas al-Libi from outside his home in Libya on October 5.
The early morning raid, which has been described as akin to 'brain surgery-level of precision', took the eight-man team exactly 60-seconds to ambush the terror suspect inside his car in Tripoli and then bundle him into their own white van.
Al-Libi, 49, who is suspected of masterminding the 1998 bombings of the US Embassy's in Kenya and Tanzania was rushed away from his home to the USS San Antonio in the Mediterranean to be questioned by the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group before being taken to New York City.
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Rush: In this screen grab from the surveillance video obtained by The Washington post two men can be seen exiting the white van that has pulled up alongside the dark car of Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, better known as Anas al-Libi
Rush: In this screen grab from the surveillance video obtained by The Washington post two men can be seen exiting the white van that has pulled up alongside the dark car of Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, better known as Anas al-Libi

The rare glimpse of covert operations, which was obtained by The Washington Post, unfolds just like a scene from a Tom Clancy novel and begins with al-Libi's dark car coming around the corner to park outside his Tripoli home.
From behind his car a white van rushes to pull up alongside and men rush out brandishing weapons pointing them at al-Libi's car.
There then appears to be a brief scuffle which ends with al-Libi being yanked from his vehicle and bundled into the van.
No shots appear to be fired and once the terror suspect is inside the white van, the doors close on both his dark car and the Delta Force vehicle - at which point both drive off - presumably with a Delta Force soldier at the wheel of al-Libi's car.
Another white car, which had been providing back-up at the end of the street behind the extraction then zooms away too.
Captured: Anas al-Libi, a suspected terrorist, is shown in this photo released by the FBI October 10, 2001 in Washington, D.C.  Al-Libi is now in custody in New York City waiting trial for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of the US Embassy's in Tanzania and Kenya
Captured: Anas al-Libi, a suspected terrorist, is shown in this photo released by the FBI October 10, 2001 in Washington, D.C. Al-Libi is now in custody in New York City waiting trial for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of the US Embassy's in Tanzania and Kenya

The entire operation takes 60 seconds and one former Army special operations soldier told ABC News that having observed the video it was like watching 'brain surgery-level of prescision.'
Indeed, in the immediate aftermath of the cars speeding away, bemused residents of al-Libi's home can be seen rushing out onto the roof of the house to see what the commotion was all about.
After his interrogation by the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, al-Libi was then brought to New York to face terrorism-related charges for the bombings of the US Embassy's in Kenya and Tanzania.
He has pleaded not guilty and al-Libi's attorney, Bernard Kleinman, told The Washington Post his client never swore allegiance to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and was not involved in the embassy attacks.
'My client is innocent of any and all actions that either directly or indirectly resulted in the bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in August 1998,' Kleinman said according to The Washington Post.
'His trial will prove this beyond any doubt whatsoever.'
Terror:  US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright looks 18 August at damage from a bomb at the US embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where 10 people were killed and 72 injured when the device detonated on August 7, 1998
Terror: US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright looks 18 August at damage from a bomb at the US embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where 10 people were killed and 72 injured when the device detonated on August 7, 1998

The raid was the result of 13-years of planning by the CIA, FBI and the US Army's Delta Force as they hunted the man accused of being responsible for the deaths of more than 200 people in East Africa at the end of the 1990s.
 
He is awaiting trial in New York, held in the special housing unit of a jail across from the federal courthouse.
In his defense, al-Libi has reminded the courts that he offered assistance in the 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi, after he moved back to Libya when Iran asked him and his family to leave in 2010 without explanation.
Devastation: Construction workers prepare to fence off damaged shops and offices 17 August at the scene of a bomb blast that killed 247 people in Nairobi on August 7 in 1998
Devastation: Construction workers prepare to fence off damaged shops and offices 17 August at the scene of a bomb blast that killed 247 people in Nairobi on August 7 in 1998

However, US officials have said that they were concerned at his presence in Libya following the removal of Gaddafi and believed he was a serious threat to the American embassy in Tripoli.
They added that official permission was sought from Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to conduct the raid which was granted.
However, the Libyan government is now paying for al-Libi's defense according to State Department sources.

Why Does The IRS Partner With The Far Left Urban Institute?

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A reader alerted me to this curious arrangement between the IRS and the far left Urban Institute. On the IRS website page Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations — Form 990-N (e-Postcard) users are directed to file an “e-postcard” with the IRS through its “trusted partner” the Urban Institute.
Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.
If you do not file your e-Postcard on time, the IRS will send you a reminder notice. There is no penalty assessment for late filing the e-Postcard, but an organization that fails to file required e-Postcards (or information returns – Forms 990 or 990-EZ) for three consecutive years willautomatically lose its tax-exempt status. The revocation of the organization’s tax-exempt status will not take place until the filing due date of the third year. Watch the IRS YouTube presentation.
Due Date of the e-Postcard
The e-Postcard is due every year by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of your tax year. For example, if your tax year ended on December 31, the e-Postcard is due May 15 of the following year. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. You cannot file the e-Postcard until after your tax year ends.
How to File Use this link to file the e-Postcard. If you have trouble accessing the system using that link, you may be able to access the filing site directly by typing or pasting the following address into your Internet browser: http://epostcard.form990.org. When you access the system, you will leave the IRS site and file the e-Postcard with the IRS through our trusted partner, Urban Institute. The form must be completed and filed electronically. There is no paper form.
Here’s the screen shot.
IRS 990 e postcard
Is the IRS partnership with the Urban Institute something new? This is curious considering how the IRS has been harassing these tax exempt groups, I wonder if they’re getting any help from their “trusted partners” at the Urban Institute which is funded in part by George Soros.
H/T to reader Physics Nut.


Source: http://lonelyconservative.com/2014/02/why-does-the-irs-partner-with-the-far-left-urban-institute/
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Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations — Form 990-N (e-Postcard)

Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.
If you do not file your e-Postcard on time, the IRS will send you a reminder notice. There is no penalty assessment for late filing the e-Postcard, but an organization that fails to file required e-Postcards (or information returns – Forms 990 or 990-EZ) for three consecutive years will automatically lose its tax-exempt status. The revocation of the organization’s tax-exempt status will not take place until the filing due date of the third year. Watch the IRS YouTube presentation.
Due Date of the e-Postcard
The e-Postcard is due every year by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of your tax year. For example, if your tax year ended on December 31, the e-Postcard is due May 15 of the following year. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. You cannot file the e-Postcard until after your tax year ends.

How to File

Use this link to file the e-Postcard. If you have trouble accessing the system using that link, you may be able to access the filing site directly by typing or pasting the following address into your Internet browser: http://epostcard.form990.org. When you access the system, you will leave the IRS site and file the e-Postcard with the IRS through our trusted partner, Urban Institute. The form must be completed and filed electronically. There is no paper form.
Information You Will Need to File the e-Postcard
The e-Postcard is easy to complete. All you need is eight items of basic information about your organization.
Who Must File
Most small tax-exempt organizations with gross receipts that are normally $50,000 or less must file the e-Postcard. Exceptions to this requirement include:
To search for organizations that have filed an e-Postcard and to view their filings, see Exempt Organizations Select Check. You can also download the entire database of e-Postcard filings on that site.

Additional Information
  • Frequently Asked Questions - e-Postcard
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Automatic Revocation for Not Filing Annual Return or Notice
  • Final regulations (July 23, 2009)
  • Educational tools: Help spread the word – Help small tax-exempt organizations stay exempt!
  • EO Update: Subscribe to Exempt Organization’s regular email newsletter that highlights new information posted on the Charities and Non-Profits pages of IRS.gov.
  • Account, tax law, or questions about filing the e-Postcard should be directed to Customer Account Services at 1-877-829-5500. For questions about or problems with the e-Postcard filing system, use the Technical Support link on the filing site.

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