SS Let Obama Ride On Elevator With An Armed Ex-Con

From an apoplectic Washington Post:

Armed contractor with criminal record was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta

By Carol D. Leonnig | September 30, 2014

A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident.

Was he trying to pass himself off as an interpreter for the deaf? If so, then it’s only natural he got a pass.

Obama was not told about the lapse in his security, these people said. The Secret Service director, Julia Pierson, asked a top agency manager to look into the matter but did not refer it to an investigative unit that was created to review violations of protocol and standards, according to two people familiar with the handling of the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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DOD Official: Obama Was Warned Iraqi Army Not Ready

From the Daily Caller:

Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying To America — About Us, And About ISIS

By Joseph Miller | September 30, 2014

(Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning.)

… On Sunday, Obama said the intelligence community had underestimated the rise of ISIS, saying in an interview with CBS, “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.”

But we know that isn’t true, as nearly a dozen administration officials have testified to the threat posed by ISIS publicly over the last year…

To mitigate the fallout, Earnest’s office issued a statement stating that, “…A lot of that [decision-making] was predicated on the will of the Iraqi security forces to fight for their country.” But this was also not true.

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WH Exempts Syria Strikes From Rules Re Civilian Deaths

From Michael Isikoff over at Yahoo News:

White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths

By Michael Isikoff | September 30, 2014

The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

Where is the outrage? What’s next? Is Obama going to start waterboarding prisoners?

A White House statement to Yahoo News confirming the looser policy came in response to questions about reports that as many as a dozen civilians, including women and young children, were killed when a Tomahawk missile struck the village of Kafr Daryan in Syria’s Idlib province on the morning of Sept.

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Iraq Pilots Mistakenly Drop Food, Ammo On ISIS Forces

From NBC News:

Iraq Pilots Mistakenly Gave Food, Ammunition to ISIS Militants

September 30, 2014

Iraqi military pilots mistakenly gave food, water and ammunition to enemy ISIS militants instead of their own soldiers, a senior security official and a brigadier-general told NBC News.

Given all the shifting alliances over there — religious, tribal — can we be sure this was a mistake? Or maybe it was just to make amends for our bombing of food silos in Syria.

The supplies were supposed to help besieged Iraqi army officers and soldiers who had been fighting Islamist extremists for a week in Saglawyah and the village of Al-Sijar in the country’s western province of Anbar.

“Some pilots, instead of dropping these supplies over the area of the Iraqi army, threw it over the area that is controlled by ISIS fighters,” said Hakim Al-Zamili, a lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament..

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CBS Links ‘Climate Change’ To Ebola And Child Paralysis

First there is this from the Denver Post:

Tenth Colorado child showing paralysis, muscle weakening

By Elizabeth Hernandez and Kevin Simpson | September 29, 2014

State health authorities have confirmed a 10th case of paralysis-like symptoms in a Colorado child, an outbreak state and federal officials say might be linked to concurrent viral outbreaks…

At a news conference at the hospital Monday… doctors said it is too soon to know whether the afflicted kids will recover from the paralysis or how long that recovery might take…

Dr. Chris Nyquist, medical director of infection prevention and control at Children’s, said the affected group — kids averaging 8 years old — provides fertile ground for the spread of viruses, especially at this time of year…

You mean at the start of the school year?

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1st Case Of Ebola In US First Sent Home With Antibiotics

From the UK’s Telegraph:

First Ebola victim in America was sent home with antibiotics

By Nick Allen | October 1, 2014

Dallas — The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in America was initially sent home with antibiotics after doctors failed to recognise the symptoms of the deadly disease.

Notice how the rest of the mainstream media have not been reporting this minor detail. After all, we have been told we have nothing to worry with Ebola because the symptoms are so easy to recognize. All you have to do is stay away from people who have it. And yet American doctors didn’t recognize this man’s symptoms, and they sent him home with antibiotics.

A desperate search has now been launched to find other people in Dallas, Texas who the man could have infected.

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IRS Couldn’t Find Taxpayers Who Owed $6.7B In Taxes

From an irony proof Associated Press:

Fed Report: IRS Bungles Hunt for Unpaid Taxes

By ALAN FRAM | September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can’t locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday.

Maybe if they spent a little less time targeting Tea Party supporters and other conservatives and more time tracking down people who owe them taxes, they would have a better record.

The study does not estimate exactly how much money the IRS might collect if its workers were conducting all the research they are supposed to perform to find the taxpayers.

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Fudge To Black Constituents: ‘Stop Your Complaining’

Via the Rebel Pundit blog:

Congresswoman To Black Constituents: “Contain Your Complaining”

September 29, 2014

Washinton [sic], D.C.- During a town hall meeting at the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference (CBC), apparently fed up with complaints, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) had some choice words for constituents.

While touting the CBC as a group who fights for constituents, Fudge spoke bluntly, accusing them of not spending enough time with their local elected officials, and said, “you need to contain your complaining.”

I hope you will spend this much time with your local elected officials. I guarantee you most people in this room have not done that. With your school board, with your city council, and so then you won’t be calling me talking about somebody didn’t come and pick up your trash.

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MD Obama-Phones Up 100X In 3 Yrs, Number Eligible

From the Washington Examiner:

Obamaphone use grew 100-fold in 3 years in Md. to twice the number eligible

By Luke Rosiak | September 29, 2014

Six-hundred-and-forty-five thousand Maryland residents had so-called Obamaphones in 2012 — one hundred times as many people as there were in 2009, and double the number in that state who are supposed to be eligible for the program based on their income…

Officials admitted Maryland’s 10,000 percent increase over three years in a little-noticed hearing before the House’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in April last year.

"By the third quarter of 2012, the number of Lifeline subscribers in Maryland had risen almost 100 fold to 645,000" compared to three years prior, industry consultant Billy Jack Gregg told Congress.

"Moreover, the current number of Lifeline subscribers in Maryland is almost double the number of low income households in the state" who are eligible.

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Unreleased Poll: Democrats Deeply Split On Amnesty

From the Daily Caller:

Unreleased Poll: Democrats’ Deep Split On Amnesty

By Neil Munro | September 29, 2014

Many Democrats and swing-voters strongly oppose President Barack Obama’s immigration policies, according to previously unreleased information from a poll by George Washington University’s Battleground poll.

You can see why that information could not be released. It might undercut the news media’s lie that everyone is crying out for amnesty. Especially Democrats.

The August survey of 1,015 likely voters showed that Obama’s immigration policy faces lopsided opposition, 57 percent to 38 percent. One of the polling firms sent The Daily Caller data showing how many demographic groups strongly opposed or supported Obama’s immigration policies…

The new data showed that 114 “conservative Democrats” split 28 percent strongly against and 23 percent strongly for Obama’s immigration policies.

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CDC: 277 Now Cases Of Mystery EV-D68 In 40 States

From a non-dot connecting USA Today:

CDC: Respiratory illnesses up to 277 confirmed cases in 40 states

By Jolie Lee | September 29, 2014

The number of confirmed cases of an uncommon respiratory illness has increased to 277 in 40 states and the District of Columbia, affecting mostly children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

First identified 50 years ago, Enterovirus 68 or EV-D68 was rarely tested for and only began getting attention last month as hundreds of cases were linked to the virus. "The severity is what triggered our concern," said Mark Pallansch, director of the CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases.

What a coincidence that there would be such an outbreak among children right here at the start of the school year.

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Shocked AP: Schools Scramble With Illiterate Illegals

From a suddenly concerned Associated Press:

Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

By KIMBERLY HEFLING | September 29, 2014

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Unaccompanied minors [sic] who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions.

The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living in limbo…

The students are eager but face barriers.

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Obama Ignoring Hong Kong’s Democracy Protesters

From an unquestioning Reuters:

U.S. takes cautious line in response to Hong Kong protests

By Matt Spetalnick | September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is carefully calibrating its response to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, showing support for peaceful protests while signaling it has little interest in seeing the situation escalate and risk a harsher crackdown by Chinese authorities.

Isn’t it funny how Obama always ignores pro-democracy demonstrators, like those in Iran or those in Russia or Venezuela? And yet he was only to happy to embrace the ‘Arab Spring’ protesters, who were fronting for Islamic extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood.

And closer to home, Obama never held back in his support for Occupy Wall Street, or global warming protesters. Or the professional and freelance race baiting protesters in Ferguson.

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PC Secret Service Has Allowed 1,000+ Security Lapses

From National Review:

GOP Rep: ‘Politically Correct’ Secret Service Has Allowed 1,000 Security Lapses

By Joel Gehrke | September 29, 2014

An internal Secret Service report revealed more than “1,000 security breaches and vulnerabilities,” according to a House investigator who said that a “politically correct” culture is endangering President Obama.

Once again, notice that this kind of information is coming to us from Republican investigators. Not our watchdog news media. (They never investigate Democrats.)

“There are new details that will come out that — you really have to question if security is their number one objective,” Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that is holding a Tuesday hearing on the Secret Service, tells National Review Online.

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WH Intruder Reached Green Room Past (Female) SS

And update on this story from the Washington Post:

White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known

By Carol D. Leonnig | September 29, 2014

The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.

In fact, the intruder overpowered a female Secret Service agent. But somehow the Washington Post couldn’t bring themselves to mention that politically incorrect detail.

An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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