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Reader Selected News For Week May 25 – May 31

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week May 25 – May 31”

  1. canary says:

    Obama’s visit to Tornado torn Oklahoma stirs anger as rescue workers come to halt, and people can’t get food or water. Search halted, and extra road meant left people hungry and thirsty.

    While Hundreds of thousands of people can’t even get to their homes to salvage and dangers of gas leaks, fallen telephones and wires, roads blocked everywhere, resentment grew as more roads were blocked for Obama’s motorcade.


    Obama’ visit to Tornado ravished Oklahoma had very little fan fare.

    FEMA Aid to Oklahoma has been fugal, mostly providing water, and very few meals.

    While no trailers have been provided for over hundreds of thousands, Obama offered Millions in “rebates” for home-owners in the future that want to build 12,000 – 20,000 dollar tiny underground safe shelters for homeowners. Shelters that cost more than travel trailers, U-Hauls or sheds for people to find shelter.

    Obama offered Millions in “rebates for people to build future “shelters” but more than a over 300,000 are homeless and have nothing but the clothes on their back.

    FEMA has provided no trailers.

    Hundred thousands and thousands lost all identification, bank cards, check books, insurance papers, on top of ATM machines and banks destroyed

    Media reports Oklahoma Governor not assured as Governor Chris Christie as to aid now or in the future.

    • canary says:

      I forgot to mention the random U.S.A. flags shown in the wreckage of photos in above post.

      Here is a youtube of one of the smaller tornadoes traveling over a massive cross from church as people watch.
      People following the same small tornado until it drops a house in the road in front of them.\
      Footage showing the news reports semi’s fell off and overpasses and overturned and cement highway literally sucked up by the tornado.

      Maybe if Governor Chris Christie would quit looking for his fleece hood he could help these people since he’s an expert of sticking his nose and mouth up the king’s butt. Oh, that’s right.
      Only NJ, his missing fleece, and trainer is priority these days. Pretty bad when a guy wheres a NJ state pin instead in stead of a US flag pin.

    • GetBackJack says:

      When Empeoro Claudius -Obama came to visit, they forced us to pave all the roads with golden babies and to take three days off from tending our fields at harvest time so we could prepare a proper reception. Then he passed by without so much as waving.

      Rains came while we were absent from the harvest and now our winter food supply is ruined.

      But, we did get to glimpse all his Imperial Guard in their resplendent armor escorting the Emperor, with their shiny weapons and gleaming death rays so we will feed our children through the cold winter months with the glory of our memories of the day we were almost of service to his wonderment. Praise Be.

    • captstubby says:

      What Red All Over? Oklahoma (Reddest State In The Nation
      Tulsa World
      Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 4:59:10 AM
      Mapping the election results county-by-county across America, most states reveal a quilted pattern of red and blue, with a few solid blue patches in the Northeast.
      Only one state turns solid red.
      “Inside the room, the noise was all positive” at the Republican watch party on election night in Oklahoma City, state GOP chairman Gary Jones said Wednesday.
      “Outside of Oklahoma, things were different.”
      Oklahoma was the only place in the whole country where every single county voted for John McCain, making it the reddest of the red states.
      McCain took 65.6 percent of the total vote in Oklahoma — nearly two out of three voters. He even topped 80 percent in several western counties and approached 90 percent across the Panhandle.
      Barack Obama performed best in Muskogee and the surrounding counties but never came within 5 points of a majority.
      “Why are we the most single conservative red state out of 50?” asked Ivan Holmes, the state Democratic Party chairman. “I don’t know. I really don’t know, but we are.”
      Voting patterns prove it, he said, because 30 percent of Oklahoma Democrats vote Republican in almost every election.
      The Democratic Party simply hasn’t done a good job of recruiting candidates that reflect the conservative nature of Oklahoma, Holmes said.
      Tuesday’s election gave the GOP control of the state Senate for the first time in history and added four seats to the party’s majority in the state House.
      Of course, it’s not that Democrats never win in Oklahoma, as evidenced by Democratic Gov. Brad Henry’s presence Tuesday night at Obama’s victory celebration in Chicago.
      But in Oklahoma, Democrats sometimes distance themselves from the national party.
      U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, for example, made headlines in June when he refused to endorse his own party’s presidential nominee because of Obama’s record, which Boren described as “the most liberal in the United States Senate.”
      The only non-Republican in the state’s congressional delegation, Boren later made it clear that he would vote for Obama.
      But in August, he broke party ranks again to criticize a plank in the Democratic platform that called for “standing up to oil companies.”
      Oklahoma’s deep red complexion comes mostly from the state’s religious demographics, said Keith Gaddie, a pollster and professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma.
      Socially conservative evangelicals have a majority.
      “It’s just who we are,” Gaddie said.

      no GOP Quisling Governor here to kiss his a.. in front of cameras.

      no votes here.

  2. canary says:

    After denying Moore Oklahoma a shelter in February only two months prior to massive tornado hit, Obama’s FEMA Director Craig Fugate has done nothing for in days to assist in the massive destruction in the state of Oklahoma.

    Lip service with no financial no direct or concrete aid, FEMA Director has been too busy tweeting worthless tweets on “hurricane season” around the corner. It’s not just that Fugate only has experience in hurricanes, he has been told as Obama has offered; Americans around the country will not let Oklahoma down, and donate to Red Cross which for two decades has a poor record of funds actually being spent on disasters such as 9/11 terrorist attacks on US soil.

    Oklahoma and other heartlands states also hit by these tornadoes have been harmed in the last 4 years by stiff regulations to prevent farming, producing food, and agriculture and doing everything to stop the oil pipeline.

  3. canary says:


    World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Fed

    Conspiracy No Theory – World Bank Insider

    May 27, 2013

    Karen Hudes, left, a 20-year veteran at the World Bank confirms the central banking families own and control the world. She also confirms the bankers are prepared to use martial law to defend their fraudulent monopoly on credit. (The war on terror is of course a pretext.)

    A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve.

    The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview with The New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired.

    Citing an explosive 2011 Swiss study published in the PLOS ONE journal on the “network of global corporate control,” Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes.



    As far as intervening in the gold price, Hudes said it was an effort by the powerful network and its central banks to “hold onto its paper currency” — a suspicion shared by many analysts and even senior government officials.

    Even congressmen and foreign governments have tried to find out if the precious metals were still there, but they met with little success.

    While the media are dominated by the “power grabber” network, Hudes has been working with foreign governments, reporters, U.S. officials, state governments, and a broad coalition of fellow whistleblowers to blow the entire scam wide open. There has been quite a bit of interest, too, particularly among foreign governments and state officials in the United States. ..

    “..We’re going to have a different kind of media if people don’t want to be dominated and controlled, which I don’t think they do.”

    While Hudes sounded upbeat, she recognizes that the world is facing serious danger right now — there are even plans in place to impose martial law in the United States, she said.

    Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is currently based in Europe. He can be reached at anewman@thenewamerican.com

    – See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2013/05/world-bank-whistleblower.html#sthash.CzZaaOv4.dpuf
    Source: http://henrymakow.com/2013/05/world-bank-whistleblower.html

    Media, Gold which recently went down, the federal government presently working on Marshall Law plans, and captured states, and the war on terror? I was recalling the enormous finding
    precious metals, gold, diamonds, copper discovered in Afghanistan and the “other” countries they are making deals.

    But, will gold and diamonds be of any real value. This is the real reason the US government is buying up all the ammo so U.S. citizens can’t find any; the reason the US government wants to rob America of 2nd amendment.

    Amazing that teen found with napalm bombs, among many other type explosives under his floor boards, yet while the government forces a man to take down his instructions on making a gun, nothing is done about sites that show how to make bombs.

  4. canary says:

    Al Qaeda rehab: spa treatments, sex, and family fun time of swimming, soccer, in Saudi Arabia’s rehab

    FoxNews : Al Qaeda rehab includes spa treatments, family fun time in Saudi Arabia

    May 26 2013

    Saudi Arabia is reportedly experimenting with a unique approach to rehabilitating Al Qaeda prisoners, including offering spa treatments, loads of exercise and even conjugal visits to the suspected terrorists.

    Saudi officials told AFP a total of 2,336 Al-Qaeda prisoners have so far graduated from the various rehab programs offered by the Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Care — with a less than 10 percent recidivism rate to radical Islam.

    The cushy and luxurious-sounding Riyadh center — which sounds suspiciously like a desert-centered Club Med — reportedly sprawls over an area equivalent to approximately 10 soccer fields.

    AFP writes that in between such sessions, prisoners may relax at the center’s Olympic-size, indoor swimming pool, go for a turn in one of its saunas, exercise in the gymnasium, or take in a leisurely showing of their favorite shows in the complex’s television hall.

    And good behavior could even earn former militants a two-day break with their wives, AFP reports.

    Another such center has already opened in the port city of Jeddah, according to AFP, and three more such facilities are planned for the north, east and south of the kingdom.

    Indeed, AFP reports that there have already been some high-profile returns of rehab grads to jihad, such as Saeed al-Shehri, who ascended to deputy leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after supposedly undergoing the aforementioned treatments.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/26/al-qaeda-rehab-includes-spa-treatments-family-fun-time-in-saudi-arabia/#ixzz2UWt0lwEI

    “Another such center has already opened in the port city of Jeddah”

    Explains the renewed announcement that Gitmo will close. To think those with pettier crimes
    live in terrible prison conditions in the US, yet the blood thirsty in other countries live like royality

  5. canary says:

    Obama turns back on Oklahoma disaster victims fleecing them to give more financial aid to chum NJ Gov. Chris Christie ( and to help Christie find his fleece: see definition below)

    Christie hires Santa Clause in winter to follow his fleece campaign gimick with stars as Alec Baldwin, rock stars and Snookie.

    AP: Obama and Christie yet again; emphasis on recovery

    By Jim Kuhnhen May 27 2011

    Associated Press/Mel Evans – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center right, poses for a photograph with Paul Tremitiedi, as Santa, of Jersey City, Sunday, May 26, 2013, during a visit to the boardwalk in Asbury …more

    This is a brand-new Jersey Shore. While some recovery is still ongoing from Superstorm Sandy, the Jersey Shore to a very large extent has been cleaned up, rebuilt, reopened and is ready for business. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)View Photo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking to get his groove back — at the beach.

    A post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the New Jersey coast line on Tuesday, gives the president a chance for a three-point play that can move him ahead of the recent controversies that have dogged the White House.

    On Sunday Obama traveled to Oklahoma to view damage from the recent tornado and console victims of the deadly storm.

    For Christie, the president’s appearance is yet another way to showcase his beloved Jersey Shore.

    …and he broke a Guinness World record Friday by cutting a 5.5 mile ceremonial ribbon that symbolically tied together some of the hardest-hit towns by Sandy.

    The state has a $25 million marketing campaign to highlight the shore’s resurgence in time for the summer season.

    Both men will reprise the remarkable bipartisan tableau they offered during Sandy’s immediate aftermath when Obama flew to New Jersey just days before the election to witness the storm’s wreckage. Politically, the visit plays well for both men. .

    “The fact of the matter is, he’s the president of the United States, and he wants to come here and see the people of New Jersey,” Christie said. “I’m the governor. I’ll be here to welcome him.”

    Overall, the storm caused $38 billion in damages in the state, and harmed or wrecked 360,000 homes or apartment units.

    But the coastal recovery is a big potential boon for the state where tourism is a nearly $40 billion industry.

    Indeed, inside the White House, FEMA is perceived as an example of what’s best about government.


    Of course at the end of the campaign commercial Chris Christie finds his fleece. Now Santa Clause in the summer. If you want another celebrity fist knocker vote for Chrisitie

    fleece (fls)
    a. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
    b. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
    2. A soft woolly covering or mass.
    3. Fabric with a soft deep pile.
    tr.v. fleeced, fleec·ing, fleec·es
    1. To defraud of money or property; swindle.
    2. To shear the fleece from.
    3. To cover with or as if with fleece.

  6. Petronius says:

    China’s gain is America’s loss:

    A famous American institution has just been gobbled up by the Chinese.

    Smithfield Foods press release, 29 May 2013

    Shuanghui International and Smithfield Foods Agree to Strategic Combination, Creating a Leading Global Pork Enterprise

    Smithfield Foods of Smithfield, Virginia, the world’s leading pork processor and hog producer, has been bought by a Chinese conglomerate, Shuanghui International.

    Smithfield’s iconic brands include Smithfield, Armour, Eckrich, Gwaltney, John Morrell, and Farmland, among others.

    Smithfield employs 46,000 people in 26 States, Mexico, and ten European countries. It operates the world’s biggest meat-processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina.

    The company was founded in 1936 by the Luter family.

    The acquisition represents a coup for China in capturing a major share of the US meat market.

    The purpose of the acquisition is “to meet growing demand in China for pork by importing high-quality meat products from the United States.”

    Although much of Smithfield’s products will now be exported to China, Smithfield’s brands will continue to be sold in the United States (although American consumers will no doubt see higher prices for pork products in their grocery aisles across-the-board).


    It is a shame that the Nerobama regime regards American businesses as “enemies” who must be “punished.”

    In 2009, the DOJ forced a $900,000 antitrust penalty out of Smithfield. Now as a result of the acquisition by Shuanghui, there will be less competition on US grocery store shelves.

    And no doubt more and more American companies will be forced to close their plants, move operations overseas, or sell out to Chinese and other foreign companies –– companies whose governments actually encourage enterprise and economic growth, and have more regard for the prosperity and well-being of their people.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      This is very alarming and is all over the local news here. There are thousands of people in NC and VA that work for Smithfield Foods. Some local employees, not willing to go on camera, are very worried. Although their new chinese masters say there will be no noticable changes, many are convinced that all their jobs will be moved to China. That includes the farmers growing the pigs.

      On a side note. I once had to drive up to VA to work near the huge Smithfield plant. The drive up to the slaughterhouse was located on, get this, state road 666. No sh#t. Someone at the VA Highway Dept. has a sense of gallows humor. Gave me the willies.


    • Petronius says:

      Noyzmakr, the way things are going, we’ll be a Chinese colony before much longer. We’re losing our country one chunk at a time.

      “That includes the farmers….”

      Smithfield owns 460 hog farms and has some 2,000 more farms under contract. If the acquisition goes through (and it probably will), those farms will be part of the package. They will be owned by the Chinese or working for the Chinese.

      I’m a shareholder in Smithfield and will profit from the sale, but that doesn’t mean I like the deal. Someday China will own all our farms, ranches, and food companies, and we’ll all be working for our Chinese masters to feed the Chinese population.

      The only thing that might stop the deal is if an American company made a better bid. But if that happened the DOJ would probably block it on antitrust grounds. Given a choice between Chinese ownership and American ownership, the regime will always prefer the Chinese. And that’s especially true in the case of Smithfield, because it’s a Southern company.

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