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Reader Selected News For Week Oct 19 – Oct 25

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Oct 19 – Oct 25”

  1. Noyzmakr says:

    Despite CBS News… from a heroic Sharyl Attkisson:

    Deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexico police linked to “grenade-walking” scandal
    October 17, 2013 By Sharyl Attkisson

    Video of Report 3min

    CBS News has learned of a shocking link between a deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexican police last week and a controversial case in the U.S. The link is one of the grenades used in the violent fight, which killed three policemen and four cartel members and was captured on video by residents in the area.

    According to a Justice Department “Significant Incident Report” filed Tuesday and obtained by CBS News, evidence connects one of the grenades to Jean Baptiste Kingery, an alleged firearms trafficker U.S. officials allowed to operate for years without arresting despite significant evidence that he was moving massive amounts of grenade parts and ammunition to Mexico’s ruthless drug cartels.

    Go and watch the video of this whole story at the CBS site (linked above). It’s infuriating!

    Sharyl Attkisson deserves a medal pinned to her chest, but knowing this regime, she’ll probably be found with some other kind of metal in her chest.

    How many innocent people’s deaths are Nerobama, Holder and Janet Incompentano responsible for in just 4.5 years? When will they be held responsible? To date, no one has been made to answer in any forum for this regime’s many lawless acts.

    Where is the pushback? Why isn’t the new conservative media or at least Fox News down in Mexico interviewing these policemen’s families and showing the misery caused by Obama’s actions? Why aren’t they getting reactions from the Mexican people as to what they think of all their fellow citizens being murdered by guns and grenades that Obama allowed drug cartels to smuggle into their country. Damn, this isn’t rocket surgery!

    All I hear is talk, talk, talk…blah, blah, blah……whilst these murderers live the high life!

    Sometimes I think the people ho claim to be on our side are either spies for the liberals, just comfortable in their cushy jobs and don’t want to rock the boat or just don’t want to win because they don’t want the responsibility of leading. UUURRRRGGGGG!!!!!!

    I may just stop paying attention to it all and live a life of lower blood pressure and ignorant bliss. matbe the low information crowd knows something we don’t. ;0)

  2. Noyzmakr says:

    Here we go again, and just like last time the NAALCP and the media are lying about the case.

    From WND:

    North Carolina case eerily reminds of Trayvon
    White officer charged for fatal shooting of black man

    In an eerie reminder of the 2012 Trayvon Martin case in Florida, North Carolina authorities last month rushed to charge a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed young black man acting threateningly.

    But evidence suggests as in the Martin case, authorities may have overcharged the shooter, who claims self defense.

    Also mirroring the Martin case, authorities came under intense pressure from civil rights groups to make an arrest. In this case, the shooter, officer Randall Kerrick, was jailed within hours of the Sept. 14 death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell in Charlotte, N.C.

    But now, legal experts agree the swiftly filed voluntary manslaughter charges against the officer ultimately won’t hold up against mounting evidence supporting self defense; and an expected reduction in charges, or eventual acquittal, may only reignite racial tensions.

    Please go read the entire story. There’s dash-cam video this time. This drug crazed former football player is Holder, the media and the race=baiters latest effort at trying to start a race war in this country. I wonder if he ever had any concussions?

    • canary says:

      The article failed to note the absolutely terrified 9/11 caller happened to be black too. I listened to it several times. She was terrified and said he even went to the back of her house. He was so drunk he had crashed his car prior to going to her house. And he kept walking towards the police refusing to halt. Sad, but race has nothing to do with it. Police are more likely to shoot, because their job is more dangerous than ever.

  3. canary says:

    Obama offering Iran Billions of dollars in spite of Iran’s investing more in nuclear material

    Obama was charmed during meeting with Iran’s new murderous leader, ignoring his increase of executions of Christians and Muslims. Has Obama ignored the new Iranian leader is more radical Muslim than Ahmadman who was disposed of for being to moderate.

    From the ever liberal New York Times

    NYT: White House Weighs Easing Iran Sanctions’ Bite With Slow Release of Assets

    But Mr. Netanyahu has fervently pressed the case in recent weeks that there should be no premature easing of the economic pressure on Iran, arguing that it would be a “historic mistake” to do so when the sanctions are so close to achieving their goal.

    Doing this even before the Iranians have promised anything, or done anything, seems to me to be very problematic American overzealousness.”

    He added, “Israel doesn’t like it, but it doesn’t seem that anyone is listening to us.”


    Recently, Russia announced selling more nuclear enrichment material to Iran, so it is more bizarre to make this move. They can remove the sanctions and then Iran can buy lot’s more nuclear material.

  4. captstubby says:

    ‘Best and brightest’ techies drafted to fix Obamacare computer glitches
    Republican lawmakers are demanding that HHS Secretary Sebelius tell them how and why the Obamacare rollout got bogged down with computer problems. HHS says it’s getting expert help.
    The White House reported this weekend that about 19 million people have visited HealthCare.gov and 476,000 individuals have applied online for health insurance.
    But officials have yet to say how many people have actually bought a policy. In any case, it’s a long way from the 7 million people the administration wants to see enrolled for health insurance through online exchanges during the six-month sign-up period.
    Computer “glitches” seem massive. USA TODAY reports that “the federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system.”
    Obama, presumably, has been asking sharp questions of his staff.

    maybe The One will throw his Almighty Hands in the air and Proclam;
    “must I do everything Myself?”

    so the Democrat /Realworld translation is;
    To put “lipstick on a pig”
    a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      Where is Henry Chao hiding? He’s the HHS official in charge of technology for the nerobamaCare. That SOB and Sebelius need to tarred and feathered for wasting over a half billion dollars. Their property should be confiscated, sold and the money distributed to taxpayers.

    • Astravogel says:

      Drudge Report today (21 October) has a recommendation from
      Consumer Reports magazine: Avoid the on-line version of the
      ACA for several months.They usually have good advice.

  5. captstubby says:

    Robert Kennedy stole JFK’s brain after assassination, new book claims
    The brother of John F. Kennedy may have stolen the late president’s brain from the National Archives, a new book claims.
    “Not all the evidence from the assassination is at the National Archives. One unique, macabre item from the collection is missing — President Kennedy’s brain,” James Swanson writes in “End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” the New York Post reported
    “In October 1966, it was discovered that the brain, the tissue slides and other autopsy materials were missing — and they have never been seen since,” Swanson told the New York Post.
    Some claim that the brain was stolen to hide the fact that John F. Kennedy was shot from the front instead of the official version of events — that is was from behind.
    According to the New York Post, Swanson claims Robert Kennedy stole the brain not to conceal evidence of a conspiracy, but maybe to hide the extent of the president’s illnesses or the number of medications he was taking.

    its a good thing I’m not the sick kind of Bastard to post something like;
    This is what they were doing all the time in the old &W Universal Monster movies,
    where the Mad scientist was always trying to swap out The Monsters brain.
    in this case, Bobby planned on transplanting into future presidents .
    but as always, The Democrat Monster escapes and terrorizes the Country.

    “No, it’s pronounced “eye-gor.”

  6. canary says:

    Word “Nightmare” preceded this headline on obamacare. Obama got Jan 1st deadline wrong in speech to DC Washington College students. Entire irony and satire at link below

    CNN Money.com: Top 4 Obamacare Complaints

    By Tami Luhby – Oct 21 2013

    The debut of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges has been anything but smooth.

    And once they manage to get in, many aren’t so happy with what they’re finding.

    Complaint #1: I can’t log in

    While the site no longer leaves applicants hanging with a hold screen, many are still receiving error messages when they try to log in.

    Both the federal and state exchanges have been working to address the problems.
    Maryland, for instance, took down its state-run exchange for the last two weekends to make some upgrades.

    The exchanges still have some time to fix the bugs. Folks have until Dec. 15 to sign up for coverage that begins January 1.

    Complaint #2: My info’s not right

    Some forms are missing full names or numbers.

    Others contain duplicates, with the same person signing up for different plans.

    Scott & White Health Plan has called the handful of people who signed up for the Texas insurer’s plans through the federal exchange because their forms are missing data or contain dates that don’t make sense.

    But he’s concerned about what will happen when the flow picks up.

    The administration says it is working with insurers to address problems as they come up.

    “Our technical experts are working very aggressively to fix this well before December 15,” Peters said.

    Complaint #3: The costs are too high

    Some people trolling for insurance on the exchanges are questioning why Obamacare is called the “Affordable” Care Act.

    Many who were uninsured before are feeling forced to buy pricey insurance they don’t want.

    Others who had bare-bones individual plans are seeing the premium prices soar because the Obamacare plans are more comprehensive.

    One North Carolina reader was upset to learn her current $267 a month plan was being canceled and the cheapest option on the exchange would cost her family $750 a month.

    “Obamacare is a nightmare for my family,” she wrote.

    Others were surprised to see how high the deductibles and out-of-pocket costs were in some plans.

    Deductibles for bronze plans, which carry the cheapest monthly charges, can run $5,000 to $6,000.

    “This is like a catastrophic plan, said Deb Hornbacher of Colorado.

    Complaint #4: My employer is raising my premiums because of Obamacare

    Several readers with employer-sponsored insurance say their premiums are going up for 2014, and blaming Obamacare.

    Companies are also changing their plans because of Obamacare.

    UPS for instance is ending coverage for spouses with access to policies elsewhere, while Trader Joe’s and Home Depot are shifting their part-time workers to the exchanges.

    But Obamacare, which is imposing new fees on companies and insurers starting in 2014, is not the driving factor, experts say.
    Health care costs are rising because the economy is improving so people are going to the doctor more.


    Not sure who the experts are that say the economy is improving.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      “Health care costs are rising because the economy is improving so people are going to the doctor more.”

      That’s the biggest lie I’ve read today, and that’s saying something since president Ears gave a speech today. If the economy was improving, wouldn’t people be happier, thus less depressed and paralyzed with little imagined aches and pains?

      I’m with you canary, I wish they would name these experts, but it’s not advantageous to name imaginary characters when people can look them up to see if they exist.

      Poor CNN, they just can’t help themselves. Even when they attempt to do real, actual news reporting of the facts, they always have to bow to their masters at the DNC.

    • canary says:

      Good Point. If more people are going to the doctor it’s to get things done before next year when they will see their deductibles double.

      The biggest lie today is Obama saying health care site is working great. He figures the greatest population of America will believe him, and the only ones that will know he’s lying is the dumb people who thought they’d get health care for the price of cable or their cell phone bills.

      Doctor’s, medical procedures, prescriptions, have sky rocketed and so has gas.

  7. captstubby says:

    “There’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.”
    William James

    “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
    Vladimir Lenin

  8. canary says:

    Kenyan security forces who stormed mall on video looting and stealing items from stores.

    The Telegraph: CCTV shows Kenyan soldiers looting Nairobi mall

    New CCTV footage appears to show Kenyan soldiers looting Nairobi’s Westgate mall during a four-day stand-off with al-Shabaab gunmen.

    20 Oct 2013

    New closed circuit television video from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi has emerged, which appears to show Kenyan security forces taking items from a shop inside the mall.

    The CCTV footage, even appears to show soldiers walking around with carrier bags filled with goods.

    Government officials have denied looting took place during the four day seige, in which Somali extremist group al-Shabaab killed 67 people.

    Shop owners at Westgate Mall who returned to their shops after the attack said they found displays ransacked and valuables stolen.

    entire and video

    Let’s hope they don’t get their hands cut off.

  9. Rusty Shackleford says:

    24 year-old Danvers H.S. (Massachusetts) teacher found murdered, 14 year-old student in custody


    Colleen Ritzer, 24, of Andover, was killed and an unnamed 14-year-old is being held on murder charges.

    By John Castelluccio and Chris Helms

    DANVERS, Mass. — A 14-year-old is charged with the murder of a Danvers High School math teacher.

    The body of Colleen Ritzer, 24, of Andover, was found in the woods behind Danvers High School last night, according to District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

    A 14-year-old is being held awaiting arraignment on murder charges.

    Here’s the 14 year-old: http://danvers.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/missing-danvers-teen-found-safely


    Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson, are you on your private jets, moving at .8 Mach to get to Danvers for this heinous, racist act?


    Why not?


    • Petronius says:

      Eve Carson, Anne Pressley, Channon Christian, Heather Muller, Ann Walenta, Laura Dickinson, Emily Haddock, Beverly Hope Melton, Brianne Ginty, Wendy Fisher, Lauren Burke, Jennifer Ross, Kristen Warneke, Julie Love, Pam Gentry, Sandra Rogers, Lena Triano, Bonita King, Carissa Horton, Tracey McBride, Ann Harrison, Ashley Neeves, Pam Kinamore, Gina Wilson Green, Charlotte Pace, Chelsea Porter, Eugenia Calle, Brittny Watts, Lauren Garcia, Ashley King, Sabina Rose O’Donnell, Sharlotte McGill, Shannon Collins, Nancy Harris, Jacqueline Gardner, Martha Jones, Elizabeth Hucheson, Lily Burk, Jacqueline Wisniewski, Aysha Dawn Ring, Nicola Furlong, Christina Edkins, Brenna Machus, Adiele and Marley Galbraith.

      And now add Colleen Ritzer.

  10. BillK says:

    It isn’t just the US media; from The Australian, note “ABC” here is Australian Broadcasting Company:

    No illegal arrivals on ABC despite minister’s line

    By Ben Packham

    THE ABC has banned its journalists from using the term “illegal arrivals”, while acknowledging Scott Morrison’s preferred term for asylum-seekers who arrive by boat is factually correct.

    In an email to all staff yesterday, the ABC’s head of editorial policy Alan Sunderland said the Immigration Minister’s decision to use the term raised the question of whether the ABC would change its own language. “The short answer is no,” he said.

    Mr Morrison recently ordered his department to use the term “illegal arrival” when referring to asylum-seekers who arrived by boat. But Mr Sunderland said the term “asylum-seeker” would continue to be used by the taxpayer-funded broadcaster, as it is by The Australian.

    He referred staff to the ABC’s style guide, which notes that “under international law anyone can apply for asylum”.

    The guide also bans the term “boatpeople”, “unlawful asylum seeker” and “illegal refugees”.

    While rejecting the now official terminology, Mr Sunderland endorsed Mr Morrison’s use.

    “It is worth examining the minister’s words a little more closely, though, to understand the precise point he is making,” he said. “In September, ABC Fact Check pointed out that references to ‘illegal entry’ and ‘illegal arrival’ are not wrong. In essence, ‘illegal’ can be used to refer to a mode of entry to a country, and either ‘illegal’ or ‘irregular’ is often used in official documentation here and overseas.

    But that does not mean the person is ‘illegal’.

    Mr Morrison refused to comment yesterday on the ABC’s editorial directive. But he defended his own language, saying he was “calling a spade a spade”.

    He said the term “illegal arrival” was based on the language used in the UN Convention on Refugees.

    “I’m not going to make any apologies for not using politically correct language to describe something that I’m trying to stop,” Mr Morrison said.

    “Let me be clear. I’m trying to stop people illegally entering Australia by boat. That’s our objective. …


    The Aussie left has learned well from their comrades here.

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