Watchdog Says EPA Not Vetting Job Candidates

Posted on August 28th, 2015

US EPA LogoEDITOR’S COMMENT: I’m guessing that the EPA’s plan here is to enable them to hire as many environmental zealots and unqualified activists as they can, while the Obama administration is still in charge. Just think of the havoc that these radical fanatics can cause, particularly when the agency’s leadership has been shown to ‘ignore’ some of the existing laws.

By Kathryn Watson

The Environmental Protection Agency will hire up to 800 people by the end of summer, so it might concern taxpayers to know that EPA officials don’t thoroughly vet job candidates.

EPA hiring heads didn’t verify employment history or references of any new employees scrutinized by the EPA Office of Inspector General, according to a report released Monday. IG investigators reviewed 25 new-hire files, “none” of which “contained documentation that prior employment or references were verified,” the IG report said.

Perhaps even more problematic, the IG said, is the EPA’s own human resources bulletin doesn’t require staff to run reference or employment history checks. Read More..

IAEA Says It’s Running Out of Money to Monitor Iran

Posted on August 27th, 2015

WAIMH Red ArrowEDITOR’S COMMENT: Sounds about right! Let’s see. The Security Council of the UN approved the basic agreement, when asked by President Obama, as he went around Congress, but none of these geniuses checked to see if the funding was in place to carry out the vital required inspections and monitoring. Also, why does it always seem that the American taxpayer is saddled with these extra financial burdens. Iran is about to receive the benefit of $159 billion in restricted finds, and no one at the State Department thought to include this financing as part of their negotiations?

By Adelle Nazarian

The world’s nuclear watch dog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says it is strapped for cash and needs at least $10 million to carry out the critical monitoring required of them in the Iranian nuclear deal.

“The Agency has immediate funding needs related to the continuing costs of implementing monitoring and verification under the existing Joint Plan of Action,” Yukiya Amano, director general of the IAEA, said in remarks presented to the agency’s Board of Directors this week.

“These total $800,000 euros per month. The extra-budgetary contributions which we have previously received for this purpose will be exhausted by the end of September,” Amano said.

In response to the IAEA’s financial woes, the United States’ mission in Vienna reportedly said on Tuesday that it would make sure the agency has enough money to report on Iran’s past, present, and future nuclear programs. Read More..

FEATURED ARTICLE: Did a Hacked Hillary Email Set Up the Ambush of Ambassador Christopher Stevens?

Posted on August 25th, 2015

Hillary’s Loose Emails from www.caglecartoons.com # 161399EDITOR’S COMMENT: After assimilating all the public information that is now available, this scenario is very plausible. And, it reminds me of the World War II slogan that reminded everyone that “Loose Lips Might Sink Ships”. In Hillary’s case it would be more appropriate to refer to this as “Loose Emails”. Loose lips sink ships is an American English idiom meaning “beware of unguarded talk”. Note the word “unguarded”!

By Thomas Lifson

Putting together the information now publicly available, the question has to be asked: Did an ISIS hack of Hillary Clinton’s virtually defenseless home brew server set up the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens?

ISIS has proven itself adept enough at information technology that a successful hack of Hillary Clinton’s server at her Chappaqua mansion cannot be ruled out, no matter how many Secret Service members stood guard. Apparently unbeknownst to the former secretary of state who boasted of the server’s security because of the guards outside, it is so easy to hack a garden variety server set up by a mom-and-pop operation that an ISIS (and Russian intelligence and Chinese and Romanian and many other agencies) hack is well within the realm of possibility.

Now consider what the New York Post reported yesterday, six paragraphs into a story. Paul Sperry writes:

US intelligence officials so far have determined that at least four — and as many as 305 — of the more than 30,000 e-mails Clinton and her aides have printed out and turned over to investigators were classified at the time they were written.

They include a 2011 message from Clinton’s top aides that contains military intelligence from United States Africa Command gleaned from satellite images of troop movements in Libya, along with the travel and protection plans for Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was later killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Another staff ­e-mail sent to Clinton in 2012 contained investigative data about Benghazi terrorist suspects wanted by the FBI. Read More..

SHOCK: WaPo Writer: Instead of Reparations, Black Votes Should Count For More Than White Votes

Posted on August 24th, 2015

WAIMH Red ArrowEDITOR’S COMMENT: It is truly amazing to see how absurd some of these progressive leftists can imagine in their utopian world. Frankly, since this idea is so extreme, and would divide America even further, I’m surprised that President Obama and his minions hadn’t already thought of this. Basically, this proposal would ‘solve’ racism by creating MORE racism. Sounds about right!

By Blake Neff

A writer over at The Washington Post has a bold new proposal he believes can heal the American racial divide: empower blacks by making their votes count more than those of other races.

“Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based, systemic reparations,” writes Theodore R. Johnson, a former White House fellow and current Ph.D candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University. “But if a pecuniary answer can’t fix the structural disadvantage — and it can’t — what can?”

The answer, Johnson argues, is simple: weighted voting, where black votes count for more than white ones. Specifically, Johnson suggests giving each black person five-thirds of a vote, to reverse the old three-fifths compromise written into the U.S. Constitution.

As Johnson gleefully notes, counting black votes more than others would significantly alter many elections in the U.S. In the 2012 election, several Southern states with high black populations, such as Mississippi and Georgia, would have swung over to Barack Obama’s column, and their recent Senate races would have been decided in Democrats’ favor as well. Read More..

SHOCK! Iran Will Inspect Its Own Nuclear Site, Of Course

Posted on August 21st, 2015

166810EDITOR’S COMMENT: To compound this absurdity, I would like to add that is was just reported that Iran has now threatened the Chief Inspector of its nuclear facilities with harm. You can read about this as one of Today’s Other Stories That We Are Following, featured below.

By Emily Zanotti

If you thought that the Iran deal couldn’t possibly get any worse for Americans, it’s probably because you were confident that the public deal, released by the Obama Administration last month, gave the outside boundaries of the deal. Perhaps you were confident that the Obama Administration, which has yet to make much headway on its agenda, despite being only a short 18 months from exiting power, would be loathe to get such a bad deal past Congress, or you had a bizarre and unwavering faith in the International community, which while not entirely opposed to wiping Israel off the map, would be concerned that “more valuable” countries (like the ones that produce the majority of our alcoholic beverages) might find themselves on the receiving end of a pretty nasty nuclear accident.

You can now rest easy, comfortable in the knowledge that wallowing in your own oblivion was a nice vacation from reality. Some of the “secret” side deals between the UN and Iran are now coming to light (attendant to the US deals), and while it was bad enough to trust John Kerry to manage the nuclear oversight program, somehow, in reality, the system is actually worse: because Iran has proven its trustworthiness on a number of issues – including, but not limited to, the return of Members Only jacketsit will be allowed to conduct its own nuclear inspections. Read More..

Rattlesnake Logic….WHEN DEALING WITH JIHADISTS

Posted on August 18th, 2015

Waiting for ISIS War Authorization Vote from www.caglecartoons.com # 165779EDITOR’S COMMENT: The following comments have been on the internet for the past year or so, so you may have already seen them. If not, these comments are very timely in this age of Obama/Hillary and Trump! And, I thank a good friend for reminding me of them!

NOTE: You will need to go to READ MORE to learn the Texan’s thoughts on Rattlesnakes!

Keep it simple!

As long as we insist on maintaining the “moral high ground” we will NEVER win the war on terrorism!   We’re in a conflict in which we absolutely INSIST in playing by the rules against a maniacal group who have NO rules! Read More..

Das Klinton Email Schkändal

Posted on August 14th, 2015

Hillary Clinton EthicsEDITOR’S COMMENT:  If you haven’t seen this less than two minute video yet, this is a MUST WATCH video, as it is very timely and relevant!

You might even want to send a copy to your friends and relatives, and even those die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters.

Thanks to Keith Koffler of White House Dossier for featuring this video earlier.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/

Clinton Hands Email Server and Thumb Drive Over To FBI

Posted on August 12th, 2015

Inspecting Hillary emails from www.caglecartoons.com # 166877EDITOR’S COMMENT: IT’S ABOUT TIME! The ordinary citizen would have had the FBI show up at their front door over a year ago to seize her server. And, is it just me, or does it seem rather curious that Hillary just signed a document under penalty of perjury on Monday and almost immediately, the DOJ threatens to seize the server and thumb drives that her attorney had? Is it possible that this timing was executed, so that Hillary Clinton would be painted into a corner, if she continued to lie, now under the threat of committing perjury!

By Blake Neff

Hillary Clinton is giving the FBI her server containing thousands of emails from her time as Secretary of State, her presidential campaign confirmed Tuesday night.

Clinton “directed her team to give her email server that was used during her tenure as (Secretary of State) to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department,” her spokesman, Nick Merrill, told CNN in a statement. “She pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them.”

The decision comes just hours after news emerged that the Intelligence Community Inspector General confirmed Clinton’s email server included at least two emails that contained information classified as “Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information” both before and after Clinton’s tenure. That revelation directly contradicted Clinton’s initial claim that her private email server did not contain any top secret information. Read More..

Kerry: If Congress Rejects Iran Deal Then We’re Screwing The Ayatollah

Posted on August 11th, 2015

WAIMH Red ArrowEDITOR’S COMMENT: So, exactly whose side is John Kerry on? With each passing day, our Secretary of state seems to make remarks that indicate he could care less about our national security, but is vitally concerned about the feelings of our enemies, and their possible future political standing. I knew that he was a terrible negotiator, but didn’t realize that he now was more concerned about how Iran reacts to our discussion of this agreement, than how the American feel. In fact, can you find any quote from John Kerry recently that would reflect the concerns of Congress and the majority of the American people’s opposition to this horrible deal?

By Aaron Goldstein

Get a load of what John Kerry told Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic the other day about how he sees a Congressional rejection of the Iran nuclear deal:

“The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them,” Kerry said. “This”—a congressional rejection—“will be the ultimate screwing.” He went on to argue that “the United States Congress will prove the ayatollah’s suspicion, and there’s no way he’s ever coming back. He will not come back to negotiate. Out of dignity, out of a suspicion that you can’t trust America. America is not going to negotiate in good faith. It didn’t negotiate in good faith now, would be his point.”

Kerry also said that his chief Iranian interlocutor, the foreign minister, Javad Zarif, and Zarif’s boss, the (relatively) reformist president, Hassan Rouhani, would be in “serious trouble” at home if the deal falls through. Read More..

Initial Comments about the First Republican Debate

Posted on August 7th, 2015

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Here is a sampling of some initial comments from various political writers and commentators after the end of the Republican Debate:

Republican Debate Veers between Two Subjects: America and Trump – Washington Post

“Businessman Donald Trump lived up to his sharp-edged reputation during the first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential campaign, sparring with moderators and other candidates as everyone else on a 10-person stage struggled to stand out. Trump became the center of the debate’s attention from the very beginning, when he was the only candidate who refused to forswear the idea of running a third-party campaign against the Republican party, if he could not be its nominee. At times, the other nine candidates on stage debated serious policies—immigration, the nuclear deal with Iran, government surveillance, the future of Social Security. And then, at times, the debate veered to Trump himself: a sharp-edged candidate who can say things that would torpedo anybody else on stage. In one of the non-Trump-related exchanges, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Paul (got into a heated argument about the limits of government surveillance during Thursday night’s first major Republican debates, in an exchange that showcased two competing poles of Republican thought about security and privacy.”
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