Sunday, July 13, 2014

PATRIOT ALERT: UNITED NATIONS HIRING "DISARMAMENT OFFICERS" TO TAKE AMERICAN GUNS

PATRIOT ALERT: UNITED NATIONS HIRING "DISARMAMENT OFFICERS" TO TAKE AMERICAN GUNS

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EMERGENCY BULLETIN: The United Nations, by permission of the Obama Administration, has started a program to disarm Americans. They are actively recruiting foreigners to apply for a position with a duty station of New York to come to America and be the aggressors in disarming Americans.
Don't believe me? Here's the job announcement on the UN website: http://j.mp/1xUx0tn

Remember when Obama/Kerry forced the "small arms treaty" through and signed it without consent of the Senate? (aided and abetted by the traitors at Snopes who propagated the idea that it was harmless). Or you may recall my blog from a few weeks back which exposed UN troop movement in the USA.

It's time to fight back America! We are doomed unless we act now!

Click here for a short video on how to protect yourself against UN aggressors: www.dont-tread.info

LA RAZA SAYS THEY ARE PREPARING TO KILL EVERY AMERICAN

BREAKING: House Passes Trey Gowdy’s Plan to Stop Obama GET THIS PEOPLE IT IS TOO LATE WE HAVE SO MANY TERRORIST IN OUR NATION NOW WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE THANKS FOR NOTHING

BREAKING: House Passes Trey Gowdy’s Plan to Stop Obama

Finally, we’re starting to see Congress get warmed up in enforcing the separation of powers and checks and balances system that our Framers designed.  The House is beginning to push back against Obama’s overreach and refusal to faithfully execute our laws.
Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has been a leader in Congress in going after Obama’s imperial presidency for his unilateral moves and executive tyranny.  He’s sponsored a bill, along with 100+ others, called the ENFORCE the Law Act, which as he explained would authorize Congress to sue Obama over the modification of the laws of Congress and his refusal to enforce those laws which he doesn’t like.
The ENFORCE the Law Act just passed the House of Representatives by a 233 to 81 vote, with 5 Democrats joining Republicans in protesting Obama’s unconstitutional actions.  This is great news.
The Washington Free Beacon writes:
H.R. 4138, sponsored by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), would authorize the House or Senate to sue the executive branch for not enforcing laws and provide an expedited process through federal district courts. The bill is one of several the House GOP is pushing to combat the “imperial presidency.”
Republicans say the legislation is necessary in light of the numerous administrative actions taken by President Barack Obama to change and selectively enforce laws, including immigration, marriage, welfare rules, and his signature legislative achievement, Obamacare.
The administration has unilaterally altered Obamacare at least 20 times. Most recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that millions have been exempted from the individual mandate due to a rule change.
The administration also announced last week that individuals would be able to keep their so-called “substandard” health insurance plans that do not comply with Obamacare until October 2017.
Additionally, Obama unilaterally instituted the Dream Act by creating a deferred action program for young illegal immigrants and changed work requirements in welfare.
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Click here to watch Trey Gowdy’s floor speech on his bill.
We’ve written extensively documenting Obama’s continued unilateral modification of the laws of Congress.  He thinks that he is above the legislative process and can act on his own whenever he thinks it’s necessary.  As even liberals are now admitting, this is causing a constitutional crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen in our lifetimes.
This bill is a great first step to fighting Obama, but what really needs to happen is full impeachment.  Let’s see if we can start a movement to impeach Obama by spreading the word about how the House is taking its first major steps towards ending his monarchical presidency.  Help us do so by sharing this article on Facebook and Twitter.


Obama To Celebrate Ramadan Tomorrow At The White House…

Odds Obama calls Islam a peaceful religion: 99.99% (ZIP)

Pentagon Correspondent for the New York Times Refers to American Citizens as “Children”

Pentagon Correspondent for the New York Times Refers to American Citizens as “Children”


(by MICHAEL KRIEGER | LIBERTY BLITZKRIEG) -- Yesterday afternoon, I happened to read a seemingly innocuous enough article in Time by Justin Lynch titled: Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State. The article covered the usual bases. Such as the fact the Obama Administration is the least transparent ever, how it has attacked whistleblowers and journalists more than all other Presidents combined, and how citizen journalists pose a threat to the corrupt and dying status quo. All things that we already know.
One of the people quoted in the article is Pentagon correspondent for the New York Times, Thom Shanker, who proudly noted “his employer has implemented rigorous standards to balance the security risks of reporting classified information with the public’s right to know.”
While this guy’s assumption that bureaucrats and media personalities posses this divine right to decide what the public “has a right to know,” is extremely disturbing in its own right, what it really masks is a deep seated opinion of his own superiority compared to the unwashed masses. This seems to really come out in the extraordinarily disturbing final paragraph of the article:
The government really needs to get its message out to the American people, and it knows that the best way to do that is by using the American news media, said Shanker. The relationship between the government and the media is like a marriage; it is a dysfunctional marriage to be sure, but we stay together for the kids.
That right there is why this country is in such deep shit. We have mediocre, control-freak bureaucrats in the mainstream media and government who see themselves as our parents. That we are little children who need to be told what to do. Sure, he may try to spin this as if he was talking about their respective employees, but we all know that’s not true. These people must be peacefully removed from all positions of power as soon as possible.

House says “No” to Obama’s request for $3.7 BILLION for border crisis he fomented

House says “No” to Obama’s request for $3.7 BILLION for border crisis he fomented

The GOP-majority U.S. House of Representatives is saying “No” to the POS’s request for $3.7 BILLION to address the “border crisis” of wave after wave of illegals aliens surging across the Mexican border into the United States — a crisis fomented by the POS because he refuses to secure America’s southern border.
The Daily Mail reports that only about 3% of the $3.7 BILLION would actually be used to strengthen border security. The largest part of the $3.7 billion would go to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to care for the “unaccompanied children.” Business Insider has a more detailed outline of how the proposed $3.7 billion would be spent.
The Blaze reports that Friday morning, reporters asked Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky), chairman of the Appropriations Committee that controls spending, whether the House would approve the $3.7 billion spending package as-is. Rogers said no, “It’s too much money. We don’t need it,” and that no final action is likely until after the November midterm elections.
Rep. Hal RogersCongressman Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky)
Rogers spoke shortly after the Congressional Hispanic Caucus convened a news conference to denounce efforts to attach legal changes to the spending measure that would result in returning the children home more quickly to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Those countries account for most of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied “kids” who’ve arrived since October.
Republicans are demanding such changes, but key Senate Democrats are opposed, and members of the all-Democratic Hispanic Caucus added their strong objections Friday that sending the youths home quickly could put them at risk.
Imagine that: Sending the illegal “kids” home “could put them at risk”!!!
Luis GutierrezIllinois Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez draped himself with the banner of children’s “rights,” saying, “It would be unconscionable . . . to vote to undermine the rights of these [illegal alien] children.”
Kevin Appleby, director of migration and refugee policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, piled on, also claiming that sending “the kids” back means “They’ll be sent back to their persecutors with no help whatsoever, and possibly to their deaths.”
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So now those 57,000 “kids” — among whom are torturers and murderers – suddenly have morphed from pathetic “unaccompanied minors” into political refugees fleeing persecution!
Kevin Appleby
Make sure you tell your Congress critters who are running for reelection this November that you want our borders secured, the Invasion of the Illegals stopped, and that you oppose the $3.7 billion boondoggle that the POS is asking for a crisis that he himself has engendered.
~Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn’s article first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.

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Obama's executive order: If a Child 'Confesses' to a Pediatrician that Mommy & Daddy Have a Gun in the House, Feds Can Disarm Parents…

Obama's executive order: If a Child 'Confesses' to a Pediatrician that Mommy & Daddy Have a Gun in the House, Feds Can Disarm Parents…

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(By Michael Connelly, Constitutional Attorney) -- I have written extensively about the horrendous and ongoing efforts by the Veterans Administration to disarm American military veterans by declaring them incompetent to handle their financial affairs due to physical or mental disabilities. Once declared incompetent the veterans are arbitrarily stripped of their Second Amendment right to purchase, own, or possess a firearm.
This is all being done by broadening the definition of mental illness to the point of absurdity. Often with the VA there is no psychiatrist or psychologist involved in the determination of incompetence. Instead, some untrained bureaucrat reviews the file of the veteran and if they find any mention of PTSD or the use of the word depression they seize on that and make the declaration of incompetence. There is no legal adjudication process involved in this; the veterans have no right to due process as required by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. It is tyranny in its purest form.
Unfortunately, what the VA is doing is not new. The use of phony psychiatry has been a weapon of tyranny for decades. In dictatorships like Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Cuba, and China people who opposed the regime would be declared mentally ill and placed in psychiatric hospitals or internment camps. That way no charges had to be filed and no evidence offered that an individual had committed a crime.
For the Nazis it was initially a perfect way to deal with the Jews and other groups that they considered sub human. If you were Jewish you had to mentally defective and therefor you could be put in a hospital and experimented on. It was the beginning of the holocaust. In the Soviet Union anyone who was not a devout supporter of Communism was held in an institution and then often sent on to the Gulag where they could be worked and starved to death.
We have certainly not reached that point in the United States, but we have reached the point where the basic premise is the same. The VA is using declarations of mental illness to disarm veterans and there have been reports of states like California doing the same. If it happening to veterans now how long will it be before it starts happening to other American citizens?
Consider this; soon those stalwarts of integrity who run the IRS will have access to the medical records of every American. They will be able to review them to see if you have ever told a doctor that you were depressed, ever suffered from PTSD after the loss of a loved one or from being in an accident, or even suffered from some minor memory loss. Based on the criteria being used by the VA the IRS could declare you mentally defective and put you on the list of people that can’t legally purchase or own firearms.
You also have to consider the fact that one of the 23 so called executive actions on gun control Obama recently signed called for doctors to ask their patients if they owned a firearm. This is not just directed at psychiatrists, but at all physicians including pediatricians. In other words, if your child confesses that Mommy and Daddy have a gun in the house that could conceivably be considered the actions of mentally defective individuals and you could be disarmed. Once we are disarmed we cease to be citizens and become subjects.

Revealed! Where was Obama During the Benghazi Terrorist Attacks?

Revealed! Where was Obama During the Benghazi Terrorist Attacks?

 
 Former Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor



“DUDE, THIS WAS LIKE TWO YEARS AGO” 

Tommy Vietor, a former Obama regime National Security Council (NSC) spokesman, appeared on Special Report  with Bret Baier on FOX News on Thursday to discuss the doctoring of the Benghazi talking points. 

At one point near the beginning of the interview, Vietor rudely parrots Baier in the background while Baier is asking his question. When Baier says “you,” you can hear Vietor piping in with “me.” 

Then, when Vietor was asked by Baier whether he changed the talking appoints from “attacks” to “demonstrations,” Vietor, sounding like a 13 year-old valley girl, responded that he didn’t remember, because, “Dude, this was like two years ago.” Other than Vietor’s lack of seriousness being representative of how the Obama regime viewed the Benghazi terrorist attacks on 9/11/12, the most interesting revelation was the answer to the question everyone has been curious about, which is, where was Obama during the attacks, which lasted seven hours?

Vietor answers this question, claiming that Obama at no time was in the “Situation Room,” but instead stayed in the White House: 

Bret Baier:  Was the president in the Situation Room? 
Vietor:  No… 
Baier:  Where was the president? 
Vietor:  In the White House. 
Baier:  He wasn’t in the Situation Room?
Vietor:  Uhh. At what point in the evening. He was constantly… It’s well known that when the attack was first briefed to him it was in the Oval Office. And he was updated constantly… 
Baier:  So then when Hillary Clinton talks to him by phone at 10 PM, he’s where? 
Vietor:  I don’t know. I don’t have a tracking device on him in the residence. 
Baier:  But you were in the Situation Room and he wasn’t there. 
Vietor:  Yes.
The Obama regime has previously been largely silent to this question in the past. 
In October of 2012, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer told Judge Jeanine Pirro on FOX News that his sources told him that Obama was, in fact, in the Situation Room during the Benghazi terrorist attacks.

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Widening Caliphate: Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Taliban Declare Support for Islamic State

Widening Caliphate: Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Taliban Declare Support for Islamic State

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Military jihad armies and orgs across the globe continue to coalesce around Islamic State (IS nee ISIS nee ISIL).  The West continues to deny, obfuscate and apologize to this savage movement, and they, in turn, expand, conquer and subsume whole swaths of the Middle East and Africa. While Muslims from the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, China flock to join them.
Boko Haram (whose actual name is Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad) the Taliban, and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM),  al-Qaeda  in Yemen declared itheir support for the Islamic State of Levant (ISIS/ISIL).
This is a growing global army, and it’s just beginning.
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Boko Haram Chief Voices Support for Islamic State’s Baghdadi, al-Qaida
إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
by Naharnet Newsdesk (thanks to Midnight Watcher)
The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants who have taken over large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, in a video obtained by Agence France Presse Sunday.
In the 16-minute video, given to AFP through similar channels as past messages, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau also claims responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up
He also mocks the social media campaign Bring Back Our Girls which emerged to call attention to the plight of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped on April 14 by the Islamists from the remote northeastern town of Chibok.
“We were the ones who detonated the bomb in filthy Abuja,” Shekau said, referring to the attack a popular shopping center that killed at least 22 people.
Later that day, a huge blast rocked the Apapa port district of Lagos, which the authorities blamed on cooking gas explosion, with no casualties.
An AFP investigation has revealed the blast was a deliberate attack involving high explosives.
“A bomb went off in Lagos. I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it,” Shekau says in the video, which shows him flanked by at least ten gunmen in front of two armored personnel carriers and two pickup trucks.
“You said it was a fire incident,” he added. “Well, if you hide it from people you can’t hide it from Allah.”
Near the beginning of the video he calls several of the world’s most prominent Islamist extremists his “brethren.”
“May Allah protect you” he said, listing IS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, al-Qaida head Ayman al-Zawahiri, Taliban leader Mullah Omar and several others.

SAVAGE AUDIO: 'Ethnic replacement' of whites

SAVAGE AUDIO: 'Ethnic replacement' of whites

Michael Savage: "Obama is orchestrating a Malthusian war against European-Americans "
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"Ethnic replacement' of whites

SHARE THIS WITH EVERY GUN OWNER! Here Are the 46 Senators Who Voted to Turn Your 2nd Amendment Rights Over to UN...

SHARE THIS WITH EVERY GUN OWNER! Here Are the 46 Senators Who Voted to Turn Your 2nd Amendment Rights Over to UN...

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eet the 46 United States Senators who were willing to sign over your 2nd amendment rights to the United Nations.
Unreal.
Unreal.
The anti-gun senators are all Democrats or so-called Independents.
Senate Bill 139 passed 53-46. 46 US Senators voted against this: “To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.” Read more via The Gateway Pundit...

Canadian PM says Hamas uses human shields, urges leaders to side with Israel

Canadian PM says Hamas uses human shields, urges leaders to side with Israel

Jul 13, 2014 at 4:12pm Canada, Israel 7 Comments
HarperNetanyahuStephen Harper, leader of the free world. This is the sort of thing that the President of the United States should be saying, and Harper’s saying it only underscores the immensity of Barack Obama’s moral abdication.
“PM accuses Hamas of using human shields, urges world leaders to side with Israel,” Canadian Press, July 13, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
OTTAWA – Terrorists are deliberately placing people in the path of an Israeli offensive aimed at stopping rocket attacks from Gaza, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Harper says there is evidence that Hamas, listed by Canada as a terrorist organization, is using human shields in its attempts to stave off the Israeli offensive.
“The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification,” Harper said in a statement issued Sunday.
“It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region.”
Harper also called on other world leaders to rally behind Israel as it tries to prevent rockets being fired from Gaza into its territory.
Silence, he suggested, would only embolden Israel’s attackers.
“Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions,” Harper said.
“Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.”
Harper’s statements came as Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip.
Israel had earlier warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes as the six-day offensive that has killed more than 160 Palestinians was widened.
The United Nations Security Council and others have called for a ceasefire but the attacks have only escalated as Israel masses tanks and soldiers at Gaza’s borders.
Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets Saturday to include civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties. One strike hit a centre for the disabled, killing two patients and wounding four people. In a second attack, an Israeli warplane flattened the home of Gaza police chief Taysir al-Batsh and damaged a nearby mosque as evening prayers ended, killing at least 18 people. Fifty were wounded, including al-Batsh himself….

JW Beats IRS in Court

JW Beats IRS in Court

JULY 11, 2014
Judicial Watch Wins Major Court Victory Against Obama IRS – Federal Judge Demands Answers!
If there is a case study which perhaps best describes why Judicial Watch is so important and how we are different from any other organization, it is the record of success we have achieved in exposing the Obama Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, in which that powerful federal agency was used to target and harass conservative organizations.
And that success continued this week in federal court, before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who held a hearing about the supposedly missing emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which were the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and a lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. IRS(No. 1:13-cv–1559)).
The emails Judicial Watch has sought since May 2013 cover portions of the same period for which the IRS on June 13, 2014, notified the House Committee on Ways and Means were lost or destroyed. Yet the IRS failed to notify either Judicial Watch or the court concerning the “lost” emails.
You’ll be pleased to know that Judge Sullivan, like Judicial Watch, demanded answers and accountability.  The lawyer for the IRS, Geoffrey Klimas, suggested that it would be “appropriate” to wait until its own investigation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) concluded before Judicial Watch or the court get any answers through discovery.  Judge Sullivan was skeptical (you can review the hearing transcript here):
THE COURT:  More appropriate for whom, though, for the department or the public?  I mean, this is an action filed by an organization that seeks documents under the theory that the public likes to know what its government is doing, so appropriate for whom?  How would delaying discovery assist this plaintiff [Judicial Watch] and the public in learning what happened here?
MR. KLIMAS: I would submit that letting the Inspector General conclude his investigation serves the public interest. The Inspector General is –
THE COURT: First of all, we don’t know who this Inspector General is; secondly, we don’t know whether his or her report is going to be public, right, right?
MR. KLIMAS: That’s correct.
THE COURT: So what’s — so let’s just stop there. Whose interest does that benefit, other than the IRS and not the public?
Judge Sullivan was not persuaded and demanded answers, under oath, from the IRS within 30 days.  Here’s a squib from his court order, which you can read in its entirety here:  “For the reasons stated by the Court on the record during the status hearing on July 10, 2014, Defendant IRS is hereby ORDERED to file a sworn Declaration, by an official with the authority to speak under oath for the Agency, by no later than August 11, 2014.”
As reported by the The National Law Journal, the content of that declaration involves the “Lois Lerner email issue,” with the judge saying he would “leave that category broad.” Judge Sullivan also said the declaration “should also include how the government could recover information contained in the lost emails.”
Judge Sullivan appointed Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records from sources. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery.
Judge Sullivan also authorized Judicial Watch to submit a request for limited discovery into the missing IRS records by September 24.
Folks, this is a huge victory for Judicial Watch and its members and supporters. This extraordinary court ruling is a key step in unraveling the Obama IRS’s ongoing cover-up of its abuses against critics of this administration.
Thanks to our lawsuit, the IRS will be forced provide answers under oath to a federal judge regarding the scandal and cover-up. It is our hope that we can finally get some answers regarding these so-called “lost” emails, which could provide critical information about the Obama IRS effort to suppress conservatives and Tea Party organizations across the land.
Were these emails retained? Were they “lost” forever when Lerner’s hard drive “crashed”? These are the questions at the center of JW’s investigation. And according to new records uncovered by Judicial Watch, we’re not the only investigative agency who asked for them.
On the day of our court hearing, JW released new IRS documents including an email from the TIGTA seeking a missing May 2010 IRS internal email ordering the targeting of Tea Party applications. The TIGTA email also questioned the IRS “retention and backup policy regarding emails.”
In the January 24, 2013, email from Troy Paterson of the TIGTA office to Holly Paz, the former director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements, Paterson wrote:
During a recent briefing, I mentioned that we do not have the original e-mail from May 2010 stating that “Tea Party” applications should be forwarded to a specific group for additional review. After thinking it through, I was wondering about the IRS’s retention or backup policy regarding e-mails. Do you know who I could contact to find out if this e-mail may have been retained?
On January 31, 2013, Paz responded to Paterson apologizing for apparently failing to meet with the TIGTA official and diverting his request for the missing May 2010 email to IRS legal counsel:
I’m sorry we won’t get to see you today. We have reached out to determine the appropriate contact regarding your question below and have been told that, if this data request is part of e-Discovery, the coordination needs to go through Chief Counsel.
What followed TIGTA’s request was a frenzied email exchange between Lerner and Paz that revealed three interesting facts (you can read the emails here): First, Lerner specifically referenced the email sought by TIGTA directing the path of “Tea Party applications,” suggesting it in fact did exist (a fact she later denied to Paterson). Second, the IRS staff was not cooperating with the inspector general. And, third, IRS staff was “freaked out” by the exploding scandal.
This all started in May 2013, when Judicial Watch submitted four separate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for IRS communications concerning the review process for organizations seeking tax exempt status.
One of the FOIA requests specifically sought Lerner’s communications with other IRS employees and with any government or private entity outside the IRS regarding the review and approval process for 501(c)(4) applicants from January 1, 2010, to the present. A second request sought communications for the same timeframe between the IRS and members of Congress and other government agencies, as well as any office of the Executive Branch.
After the IRS failed to provide the information, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit on October 9, 2013. And it was this FOIA lawsuit that ultimately led to the discovery of the “lost” emails disclosed to Congress.
I don’t think it is any stretch to say that our discoveries have broken the IRS scandal wide open, while also helping to achieve a measure of accountability for Lerner, who was held in contempt by Congress and referred to the Justice Department for potential criminal prosecution by the House Ways and Means Committee.
Judicial Watch has forced the release of government records that even Congress could not acquire, including the bombshell discovery that Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice seeking guidance on criminally prosecuting conservative organizations that allegedly “lied” on tax-exempt applications.
JW also uncovered records proving that Lerner unlawfully provided confidential tax information to the Federal Election Commission and forced the release of IRS documents showing, contrary to what President Obama has said, the delay of Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.  (The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations.)
Of course, our efforts to uncover the truth about the Lerner IRS witch-hunt would be a whole lot easier if the Obama administration would simply be forthcoming. But this is clearly too much to ask, which is why a federal judge hauled the IRS into court and ordered them to talk.
And to further confirm that Ms. Lerner and the IRS engaged in a cover-up, Congressman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) investigative committee released the following information on July 9:
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new e-mailsat a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen showing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner leading an IRS effort to hide information from Congressional inquiries.
From the April 9, 2013, email exchange among Lerner, an IRS technology employee (Maria Hooke), and the agency’s Director for Exempt Organizations Exam Unit Manager Nanette Downing who led audits:
I had a question today about OCS [Microsoft Office Communications Server].I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails – sowe need to be cautious about what we say in emails. Someone asked if OCS conversations were also searchable – I don’t know, but told them I would get back to them.  Do you know?
Lerner’s April 2013 e-mail exchanges came just twelve days after the IRS Inspector General shared a draft copy of its targeting audit with the IRS that Lerner would leak at a bar association speech only weeks before the scandal became public.
In e-mails withheld from the Committee until only last week, Lerner was apparently concerned that IRS conversations taking place within the agency’s instant messenger program could end up in the hands of Congress along with requested e-mails. An IRS technology employees responded that “OCS messages are not set to automatically save” but cautioned that “parties involved in an OCS conversation can copy and save the contents of the conversation to an email or file.”  Lerner responded, “Perfect.”
When Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, raised the e-mail to Commissioner Koskinen’s attention, Koskinen said he had never seen the e-mail and was unfamiliar with the OCS communication system.
To be clear, Judicial Watch has yet to receive any texts from this “OCS” system as it should have in our FOIA lawsuit.  You can bet we’ll be raising this issue in federal court as well.
It’s long past time for these games to end. Stay tuned. There is little doubt additional discoveries regarding this scandal and its cover-up are forthcoming. And there is no doubt JW will behind the effort to uncover them.  At this point, our FOIA lawsuit seems the best vehicle to get to the bottom of this IRS scandal.
Border Security Now “Existential” Threat to U.S. Says Marine General, Combat Veteran
How do you know when your border security policy has reached a “Code Red?”
When a decorated and battle-tested Marine General, who led troops in an Iraq combat zone for years, says the situation on the border has become an “existential threat” to the United States. And then he asks for help.
As reported by DefenseOne.com:
A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America, and is looking to Congress for urgent help.
Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, has asked Congress this year for more money, drones and ships for his mission – a request unlikely to be met. Since October, an influx of nearly 100,000 migrants has made the dangerous journey north from Latin America to the United States border. Most are children, and three-quarters of the unaccompanied minors have traveled thousands of miles from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
“In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance,” Kelly told Defense One. “Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.”
Last year, General Kelly said his task force was flat-out unable to respond to 75% of illicit activity occurring on the border. “I simply sit and watch it go by,” said General Kelly, who once led Marines who reduced terrorist activity in Baghdad by 80% over a six month period. What’s happening on the border today, said General Kelly, is a “crime-terror convergence,” a gaping hole in our security that creates opportunities for drug cartels and terrorists and leaves U.S. citizens vulnerable.
This warning is not coming from a man prone to exaggerating threats. This is coming from a man who was once asked by a Los Angeles Times reporter if he ever contemplated defeat in the face of superior forces in Iraq, and replied (as detailed in a speech he gave in 2007):
My response to the reporter was something like: “hell these are Marines. Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima, Baghdad ain’t [expletive].” This same sentiment could, and does, apply to any American serviceman or woman. We who serve, who are sent to fight wars and have nothing whatsoever to do with starting them, have never known defeat on the battlefield. When we have lost, we lost at home, and others declared defeat – not us.
Baghdad “aint [expletive],” General Kelly said. But our border represents an “existential threat.” Could it be any clearer how dangerous the situation has become under the current Commander-in-Chief? That we are, without a doubt, “losing at home?”
President Obama has correctly labeled the situation on the border a humanitarian crisis. It is indeed. As our own Corruption Chronicles blogger pointed out in her most recent installment, “The hordes of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. are bringing serious diseases—including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis—that present a danger to the American public as well as the Border Patrol agents forced to care for the kids…”
But it is much more than a humanitarian concern. This is about crime, terrorism, and disease all wrapped up in one “perfect storm” that appears to be the greatest threat facing our homeland  at the moment, if you believe the combat Marine in charge of fixing the problem. (We are devoting significant resources to the ongoing border crisis, so watch future Weekly Update emails and our website at www.judicialwatch.org for news.)
And the president’s response to this perfect storm is telling. President Obama has requested $3.7 billion in supplemental funding to address the humanitarian issues, with only 5% of the budget allocated to boots on the ground. General Kelly’s request, meanwhile, is “unlikely to be met,” according to Defense One.
Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement on the president’s funding request that seems more accurate with each passing moment – that it is an admission that the influx of illegal alien youths will continue and that the president has “no intention of solving this problem.”
This, of course, raises the question: Why would the president intentionally allow the border crisis to spiral out of control even while admitting the situation has reached a crisis level?
Read on.
Judicial Watch, AEF File Brief Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts to Stop Voter Fraud
Of course one of the many negative down-stream consequences of illegal aliens flooding across the border is the increased possibility of voter fraud.  Obama and his leftist allies are committed to thwarting any effort by states to protect the integrity of the voting process that would prevent illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals from voting.
That’s where we come in. As you know, Judicial Watch has launched a nationwide effort to support election integrity. And that effort continued this week, as we once again joined forces with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amicus curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in support of Arizona’s and Kansas’ efforts to add proof of citizenship requirements to a federal voter registration form.
And who is behind this legal challenge to the common-sense effort to make sure all votes cast are legitimate? A leftist radical special interest group? Well, yes and no. It’s the Federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), run by leftists in the Obama administration, which is appealing a lower court order requiring the EAC to allow the states to add the proof of citizenship requirements.
Before getting to the legal arguments we articulate in our brief, I just want to take a moment to put this legal battle in context (with a little help from the Center for Immigration Studies and its excellent report Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote in the United States? Why Not.).
As CIS points out. Every single state in the United States legally bars non-citizens from voting in national or state elections. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, signed into law by President Clinton, made it a crime for any non-citizen to vote in a federal election.
This is a fact so basic and so well-documented, says CIS, that 94% of fourth graders tested on the question of whether or not non-citizens could vote got the question correct.
So why are leftists inside the Obama administration in the bottom 6% of a fourth grade class? It’s certainly not because they don’t understand the law. They understand it perfectly well. It’s because they don’t agree with the law, want to change it, and know they would not have a snowball’s chance in you-know-where driving that kind of legislation through Congress. So they do what they always do. Ignore the law, go to court, and hope judges allow them to get away with the lawlessness.
By the way, you should know that the campaign to allow non-citizens to vote is a national effort that has already borne fruit. Per CIS: “there are several municipalities in the United States that currently allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Moreover, legislation to allow non-citizens to vote has been introduced in a number of states and localities including Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and New York City.”
Kansas and Arizona, however, were not willing to “play ball” with leftists who boldly court non-citizen voting. And that’s why they (and we) are active in court.
In August 2013, the states of Kansas and Arizona filed a complaint against the EAC asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to force the agency to require proof of citizenship in the state-specific instructions on the National Mail Voter Registration Form (the Federal Form).
And they won – albeit temporarily. On March 19, 2014, the District Court ruled that the EAC must change the federal registration form to allow the states to require documentary proof. The EAC, along with the other interveners, appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and on May 19, the Tenth Circuit stayed the District Court’s order.
In our amicus brief, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that if granted, the appeal “would have a chilling effect on voter confidence in the integrity of elections in Kansas and Arizona, as well as nationwide.” The amicus contends, “The U.S. Election Assistance Commission – apparently uninterested in federal law enforcement – now seeks to prevent states from enforcing their own lawfully enacted statutes designed to ensure that voter-qualification laws are followed.”
Here are our legal arguments per the amicus brief:
  • The NVRA Protects Election Integrity, Which is Necessary for the Nation to Have Confidence in the Legitimacy of its Elected Leaders
The NVRA is not a statute solely focused on ballot access, as the EAC wrongly implies throughout its decision.  Rather, the NVRA reflects a compromise designed both to increase lawful voter registration and to increase the integrity of elections by ensuring that voter rolls are accurate and contain only eligible voters … It is necessary for states to restore the American public’s confidence that elections are honest by enforcing election integrity laws …  A poll from August of 2013 reported that only 39% of Americans believe elections are fair.
  • The EAC’s Decision Ignores the Election Integrity Language and Purpose of the NVRA 
The EAC barely considers the NVRA’s emphasis on election integrity and voter confidence, using the words “integrity” and “confidence” only once each in its entire 46-page opinion … By ignoring the other purposes of the statute, the EAC adopts a lopsided approach that treats disenfranchisement by fraud and the loss of public confidence in elections as irrelevant.
  • Even Low Levels of Noncitizen Registration and Voting Disenfranchise U.S. Voters and Can Alter the Outcome of Elections
According to a report from U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012 there were approximately 22 million noncitizens (both lawfully and unlawfully present) in the U.S. out of a total population of 311 million. This means that roughly 6 percent of the U.S. population lacks citizenship – or about 1 in 17 people. It is well established, moreover, that Arizona has one of the highest non-citizen populations in the United States, and Kansas, in part due to particular industries in the south-western part of the state, also has a sizable noncitizen population. In light of these facts, for the EAC to deem these states’ precautions as “unnecessary” strains the meaning of the word.
Once again, states are being forced to fight the Obama administration in order to insure the integrity of the electoral process. Supreme Court, in its Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona decision, has already ruled that states are free to petition the EAC to add the proof of citizenship requirement. But, as usual, the Obama administration would bully states from protecting election integrity rather than abide by the law. Given the current border crisis, proof of citizenship to vote is an issue that is more relevant than ever.
By way of background, The Allied Educational Foundation is a charitable and educational foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life through education. In furtherance of that goal, the Foundation has engaged in a number of projects which include, but are not limited to, educational and health conferences domestically and abroad. AEF has frequently partnered with Judicial Watch to fight government and judicial corruption.
JW and AEF have always been on the right side of the law when filing these briefs, and many times we’ve been on the right side of a court decision. (See our joint amicus curiae brief over President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board appointments recently ruled unconstitutional as one example.) Let’s hope for the sake of the integrity of our electoral process, we find success once again.
Until next week…

DOJ Admits Fast & Furious Docs Should Be Released Under FOIA After Indefinitely Delaying JW’s Suit

DOJ Admits Fast & Furious Docs Should Be Released Under FOIA After Indefinitely Delaying JW’s Suit

MAY 22, 2014
Can a federal agency trying to cover up wrongdoing lawfully withhold documents under executive privilege—reserved for the president of the United States—when the records don’t even involve the commander-in-chief?
That’s the question being argued before a federal court in Washington D.C. and the ruling could have a widespread impact on how government unscrupulously hides information from the public as well as Congress. The feud involves a congressional committee investigating a disastrous Obama administration experiment that allowed Mexican drug traffickers to obtain U.S.-sold weapons that later ended up in a multitude of crime scenes, including the murder of a Border Patrol agent.
Run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which works under the Department of Justice (DOJ), the secret operation was known as Fast and Furious and it allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons used in violent crimes on both sides of the border. High-ranking officials in the Obama administration, including Attorney General Eric Holder who heads the DOJ, insist they knew nothing about the reckless operation.
Judicial Watch has sued the DOJ for records involving Fast and Furious and has been repeatedly stonewalled by the administration. In fact, last year the DOJ filed a motion to indefinitely delay consideration of JW’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege. A congressional panel investigating the matter, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has also been stonewalled and forced to take legal action.
The House committee duked it out with the DOJ in federal court this month, arguing before a D.C. Circuit judge that executive privilege doesn’t apply in this case because the documents it is seeking don’t even involve communications with the president or the performance of his core constitutional functions. Amusingly, the DOJ attorney representing the agency countered that if the records were requested under FOIA (as Judicial Watch has done), they would most likely be subject to disclosure. However, because Congress requested the records, the DOJ lawyer argued, the standard is somehow different and the information essentially doesn’t have to be handed over.
It’s an insane logic and an obvious stall tactic since the DOJ clearly has no intention of releasing what is most likely very damaging information to anyone, not even Congress, and certainly not to a government watchdog like Judicial Watch. Remember that the agency filed a motion, which JW has appealed, to indefinitely delay even considering our Fast and Furious FOIA request. JW is used to these sorts of stall tactics from the government but this seems to be a new level of stonewalling that could very well be interpreted as a cover-up.
Recently, we saw the success of FOIA vs. Congress involving explosive Benghazi records uncovered by JW. The Obama administration essentially blew Congress off, failing to provide crucial documents about the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Through a FOIA lawsuit, JW was able to obtain the records that show the White House was directly involved in misleading the public about the attack to protect President Obama’s image. The administration specifically withheld the records from Congress, but turned them over the JW because a federal court ordered it. This proves the importance of groups like JW because, let’s face it, when Congress asks any agency for records, it’s political theater with no official system in place to assure the information is handed over.
JW Attorney Michael Bekesha, who’s handling JW’s Fast and Furious lawsuit, was in court during the recent hearing between the DOJ and the House investigative committee. For those who find the lengthy transcript  too boring, here’s a layman’s synopsis from Bekesha: “They basically argued that, in the olden days, when Congress asked for documents and they said ‘no,’ they just went away.” That isn’t happening here.” How convenient that a government agency can swat away a congressional request for documents as if it were an annoying fly.








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  • 2eRep
    It is a hard fight but one well worth it.
  • 1984U
    Don’t “go away” Judicial Watch. Keep the pressure up and do the best you can to get your requested documents before this administration ends. Our (all Americans) faith in government and the Constitution are at stake here. But I preach to the choir.

U.S. Sends Millions to Help Youths in Countries Invading it With Illegal Alien Minors

U.S. Sends Millions to Help Youths in Countries Invading it With Illegal Alien Minors

JUNE 19, 2014
Besides getting slammed with the exorbitant cost of caring for the recent invasion of illegal immigrant minors, U.S. taxpayers are doling out $2.5 million for juvenile justice reform in the Central American countries where they are coming from.
It’s as if the United States is a cash cow for this particular cause. The Obama administration claims that the tens of thousands of minors—officially coined Unaccompanied Alien Children or UAC by the government—are suddenly arriving en mass because they’re fleeing violence in their country. Truth is, the three Central American nations sending the overwhelming chunk of illegal aliens—Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala—have long been renowned as hotbeds of crime that long ago spread north.
The U.S. has been deeply impacted over the years. In fact, the deadliest and most feared street gang in this country, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), was founded in Los Angeles by immigrants who fled El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s. Since then, the MS-13, well known for its violence and brutality, has spread to most major American cities, including the metro D.C. area where federal authorities say gang members operate prostitution rings using girls as young as 12 years old.
In Central America it’s quite common that children join these deadly criminal enterprises at a very young age. The Obama administration is sending money to “promote alternatives to incarceration” and improve prison conditions for those who do end up in jail in Guatemala, El Salvador and/or Panama. “Corrections systems in these countries suffer from acute overcrowding and inefficiencies which contribute to poor conditions and, at worst, active criminal recruiting and leadership of criminal activities from within prisons,” according to the grant announcement posted by the government.
Uncle Sam’s $2.5 million check will, among other things “improve corrections administration and professionalism” in these Central American countries. It will also create opportunities for “re-socialization” of the offenders through community service, paid work or studies to learn a profession or trade and pay for legal representation. The administration justifies the investment by asserting that it will minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States, its citizens and partner nations.
In the meantime, the U.S. continues taking in Central American youths—and in some cases their parents—that have entered the country through the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. One mainstream newspaper reports this week that there’s no end in sight to the onslaught. “They are now arriving at a rate of more than 35,000 a month,” the article says and the number is expected to reach up to 90,000 across the Southwest border by the end of the year. “Once they are processed, the Border Patrol has been flying many families to other states and releasing them en masse at bust stations with notices to appear in immigration courts at their destinations,” according to the article. Could there be a bigger compromise of national security?
Judicial Watch has reported extensively on this scandal and what it’s costing American taxpayers. In fact, JW participated in a White House press call last week where senior administration officials revealed that they were asking Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the “humanitarian crisis.” Art Del Cueto, the president of the Tucson Border Patrol Union, told JW that many of the youths coming in are not little kids, but rather older teens with possible gang affiliations. While they gangbang in the U.S., our government keeps sending money to improve prison conditions for their brethren back home.

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  • George Bingen
    It’s ironic that this article completely ignores the fact that the resettlement policy for UACs was adopted in 2003 and expanded in 2008 before President Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009. This situation appears to be just another Bush mess that the President has inherited from the most inept President of the last 80 years.
  • chylene6599
    The CIA should foot the bill for everything; they are responsible for the destruction through drugs and violence of these nations. And what the hell are they doing releasing these people without a proper period of quarantine or even an examination?? They could be carried dozens of lethal diseases! There’s MARS in CHina, EBOLA in Africa, not to say AIDS, Cholera is going around, leprosy, tuberculosis, bubonic plague, smallpox, malaria–hell, maybe they’ve been deliberately infected. There’s more than one way to get rid of a pesky population that’s getting increasingly restive, perhaps they are thinking.
  • bob570
    We all know full well that little if any of that money will end up being used to help kids in those countries. The peoples the leaders those countries care about are themselves, and their cronies who keep them in power. If that sounds familiar it should.
  • everhen
    Just another of obuma’s schemes to destroy America.
  • Rochelle Renee
    Send these people back to their home countries.

Spain Arrests Freed Gitmo Captive Running Jihadist Recruitment Network

Spain Arrests Freed Gitmo Captive Running Jihadist Recruitment Network

JUNE 20, 2014
In a story unlikely to receive attention from the mainstream media in the United States, a former Guantanamo Bay captive has been arrested in Spain for operating what authorities there say is a sophisticated jihadist recruitment network.
Spanish media is reporting that the one-time Gitmo prisoner is a 46-year-old Moroccan named Lahcen Ikassrien, who heads an Islamic cell that recruits fighters for the Syrian and Iraqi-based terror group known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Ikassrien and seven others were arrested in Madrid recently as part of a dozen raids on terrorism cells in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
The ISIL has received global attention recently for its terrorist activities in Iraq, where the extremist group seized the country’s second-largest city of Mosul. A number of international press reports have revealed that ISIL militants have massacred and captured Iraqi soldiers during the raid. Ikassrien, who spent four years at the U.S. Military prison in southeastern Cuba, recruited and sent jihadists to Iraq via Turkey, according to Spanish authorities cited in the news story.
After leaving Gitmo Ikassrien embarked on a sob tour for the leftist human rights group Amnesty International, mostly offering lectures throughout Spain recounting how he was mistreated by the evil Americans from the time he was arrested in Afghanistan until he was released from Gitmo years later. Here are some tidbits from one of the Spanish-language lectures delivered by Ikassrien; the prisoners at Guantanamo are all “suffering” he says, confirming that “everyone knows that Americans are the biggest assassins and torturers.” He goes into detail about how he was chained and tortured by U.S. forces, that he and his comrades were stripped and left without food and water for lengthy periods at Gitmo.
In the video Ikassrien seems like a regular guy, with short-cropped hair, a neatly trimmed beard and a stylish sweater with a matching scarf. The audience clearly sympathizes with him as he delivers the lecture almost matter-of-factly, in a soft tone sprinkled with smiles. Ikassrien proceeds to trash the United States and mentions, almost enthusiastically, that there could be positive changes under President Obama. How proud the commander-in-chief must be to have this type of endorsement.
The timing of this terrorist’s arrest couldn’t be worse for Obama because he’s in the process of emptying out Gitmo to fulfill a campaign promise of closing the prison. The world’s most dangerous terrorists—including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and USS Cole bomber Bad al-Rahim al-Nassir—remain at the maximum security compound. At its peak the facility had 770 captives and now the number is down to 154 as the president works to empty it out.
Many former Gitmo captives return to terrorist causes after getting released, according to government, press and independent think-tank reports. Judicial Watch, which has traveled to Gitmo multiple times to monitor the terrorists’ Military Commission proceedings, has reported this for years. The Pentagon and various intelligence agencies have also documented that many Gitmo captives rejoin terrorist missions after leaving the military compound.
In a report to Congress a few years ago, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) revealed that of 598 detainees released up to that point, 150 were confirmed or suspected of “reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities after transfer.” In fact, a one-time Gitmo captive became an Al Qaeda chief who masterminded a U.S. Embassy bombing after getting released, according to a mainstream newspaper. His name is Said Ali al-Shihri and after leaving Gitmo he became an Al Qaeda deputy chief in Yemen and he organized a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Yemen’s capital. The former captive was also involved in car bombings outside the American Embassy that killed 16 people. That was about five years ago and the recidivism among former Gitmo captives is still in full force today.
Just a few weeks ago a mainstream newspaper published an alarming story about three hardened Moroccan militants released from Gitmo to the Moroccan government under the assumption that they wouldn’t commit terrorist acts. Instead they wound up leading one of the most violent Islamist groups fighting in Syria’s civil war. Pointing out that this is hardly an isolated case, the article cites recent DNI figures that confirm 29% of 614 detainees released from Gitmo have returned to violence.






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  • mrhuehls
    Spain does not have an ACLU. Spain does have a real hard ass judicial system. Spain also has had the radical Muslims blow up their trains and kill people. Spain is not really keen on radical Muslims and they have been known to decrease that population in a number of highly effective ways.
  • ** Defiant Soul **
    Well…. people have been know to die while in prison. I’m sure there’s ways to have an accident happen.
  • FriscoWalt
    No one with a brain is surprised.
  • foramerica
    These are the kinds of people that Obama is out to help. Amazing.