Friday, March 27, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: Obama, Kerry Cave to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together

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Nation

U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together: Adam Kredo
Iran allowed to run nuke centrifuges at impregnable underground bunker: AP
Senate Votes 100-0 on Obama's Iran Deal if it Fails: Niels Lesniewski

Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?: Jonah Goldberg
“We’re in a g****mn free fall here”: former Obama ambassador to Iraq : Sooper
Mark Levin: Obama the greatest threat to the Jews since 1930: Scoop

Lawsuit: Clintons are guilty of racketeering, influence peddling: Sam Rolley
Did Hillary Run Her Own Intelligence Operation?: Steven Ahle
Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran': Daniel Halper

Ted Cruz, Previous Experience, and Predictors of Success: RS
Scott Walker Flip Flops on Immigration Stance?: Aaron Gardner
Kansas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk: Bob Owens

Economy

Feds Gone Wild! …Yes, I mean sex parties and whatnot: Moe Lane
Senate Puts Obamacare Subsidies on Chopping Block During Vote-a-Rama: Hannah Hess
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Twitter Faceflop: MB

Scandal Central

Pentagon Exposes 20 Years of Data on Israel's Nuclear Program: TR
Business dealings of Hillary Clinton's brother raise new questions: Fox
BOMBSHELL: Security Expert Claims Obama KNEW Of Bergdahl Desertion: WJ

Climate & Energy

Love It: Ted Cruz Calls Climate Change Fanatics The “Flat-Earthers”: WZ
Climate FAIL: Gallup poll shows global warming concerns dead last: WUWT
FEMA to Deny States Disaster Funding If They Don’t Embrace Global Warming: Cassy Fiano

Media

Feds have paid Politico nearly $1 Million for subscriptions: LI
ABC, NBC Skip Report Detailing DEA Sex Parties Paid for by Drug Cartels: Curtis Houck
The Insane Defense of the Bergdahl Swap: Leon Wolf

Just Murder, Not a ‘Hate Crime’: R.S. McCain
Ted Cruz On CBS Handles Gotcha “Obamacare” Question Smoothly: Treehouse
Gun Lovers: Please Shop at Kroger: Clash

Political Correctness Is Devouring Itself: Nick Cohen
Latest Obama Interviewer Had Sex with a Japanese Doll for a News Story: Barbara Boland
He asked for it: Josh Earnest solicits #AskPressSec questions; Citizens deliver: Twitchy`

World

‘That’s fantastic': As Middle East Implodes, Obama Heads to Florida for Golf Vacation: JWF
Yemen: Another Obama Middle East failure: Hayom
Egypt cuts electric power to Gaza for non-payment of bills: Hayom

Gee, do you think this is relevant? Germanwings co-pilot a 'recent convert to Islam'?: Matzav
Co-Pilot of Germanwings Airbus Was Muslim Convert: Hero of Islamic State’?: GWP
New Eyewitness Details Appear in Nemtsov Investigation; Bloggers Skeptical: Interpreter

Yemen Falls Apart: Michael J. Totten
A Tale of Two Yemens: VodkaPundit
Iran Stalls U.N. Probe Into Its Atomic Past: WSJ`

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Dashcams reveal horrors of teens texting and driving: Alex Heath, Cult of Mac
Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live-streaming, is now available: Verge
Neuroscientists Discover ESP — But Is That A Good Thing?: SingularityHub

Cornucopia

He Saved a Billion Lives: Don Surber
BREAKING: Hillary Email Scandal, Key Document Surfaces in New York: Pundit Pete
“Butt How Can It Be Like That?”: MOTUS``

Image: Senate Democrat Leader Reid announces retirement
Sponsored by: Isn't it time for a conservative candidate? Ted Cruz 2016: Official Site

QOTD: "What I would say going forward to Hillary is tell your brother to bug out and to find other ways to make a living other than appearing to trade off your name." --Doug Schoen, Democratic political strategist

Thursday, March 26, 2015

LOVELY: The Clinton Global Influence-Peddling Racket Initiative Received Cash from... Iranian Front Group

Why not? It's the Clintons!

Daniel Halper reports that Hill and Bill have received significant "contributions" from a front group for Iran's Mullahs and their terror proxies:

As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation.

The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported in 2003.

In a court document, the head of the NYPD intelligence division stated that the Alavi Foundation is ‘totally controlled by the government of Iran’ and ‘funds a variety of anti-American causes’ with ties to Hezbollah and Hamas.

In 2009, U.S. attorney Preet Bharara stated that the Alavi Foundation is a "front for the government of Iran... [its] affairs have been directed by various Iranian officials, including Iranian ambassadors at the United Nations, in violation of a series of U.S. laws."

But, remember, it's the Clintons. Laws don't apply to them. They only apply to us.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

SMART POWER: Saudis Launch Military Campaign in Yemen as Proxy War Against Iran Unfolds

By The Tower

A coalition of Gulf states, led by Saudi Arabia, launched airstrikes against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen early today, The Washington Post reports:

The strikes were a startling turn of events that came as the Houthis, in control of Yemen’s capital for months, barreled south toward the coastal city of Aden, seizing an air base along the way that was evacuated by U.S. Special Operations forces­ last week.

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who had taken refuge in Aden after fleeing Sanaa, the capital, was said to have escaped. His whereabouts were unknown.

The military operation was announced Wednesday evening in Washington by Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir, who said it would last until Yemen’s “legitimate government” was restored.

So far, no military actions beyond airstrikes have been reported. While the Saudis have an estimated 100,000 ground forces deployed at the border, the Post points out “any ground intervention would require a long and difficult trip through the heart of Houthi-held territory to reach Aden.”

According to the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network, all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) except for Oman have deployed jets in support of the Saudi operation, called Decisive Storm. Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and Pakistan have also have sent ships and planes to assist in the attacks on the Iranian-backed rebels.

Al-Arabiya also reports:

Larwyn's Linx: Obama's temper tantrum continues - exposes Israel's nuke program

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Nation

Obama's temper tantrum continues - exposes Israel's nuke program: Matzav
Why Trading Five Terrorists for Deserter Bergdahl Matters: Erick Erickson
Shrieking Marie Harf: Soldiers are lying about Bowe Bergdahl: iOTWreport

Did you know Obama just took new executive action on immigration?: Byron York
Iran Threatens Missile Attacks While Obama Administration Negotiates: Sara Noble
The House of Democrats: Stephen Green

The Secret Life of Barack Obama: Ben Shapiro
Pro-Amnesty Democrat Shouted Off Stage by American Patriots at USC: GWP
Drunk John Boehner Jokes About “NAACP” March Madness: GotNews

Jeb Bush adviser vows ‘death to the Zionist Entity’: RS
Scott Walker: If Elected I Would Toss Out Obama's Iran Deal On Day One: Lid
Cruz, Paul, and Rubio — Time to Lead: Erick Erickson

The Surrender Caucus Set to Kill the Sequester: Leon Wolf
I guess that experiment was a failure: DTG
Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero: Victor Davis Hanson

Scandal Central

Michelle Obama Has Cost Taxpayers Over $44.4 Million in ‘Vacation’ Travel: RWN
8 Public Figures Who Are Probably Regretting Cheering Bergdahl’s Release: IJR
Deserter Bergdahl Describes Brutal Conditions of His 5-Year Captivity: Luis Martinez, ABC

Climate & Energy

When It Comes To “Climate Change”, We Must Follow The Road Called Hope Or Something: Cove
Institute of Physics Accused of Corruption as Climate Change '97 Percent Consensus' Claim Debunked: Breitbart
Latest Warmist Freakout: Hotcoldwetdry Slowing Gulf Stream: Cove

Media

Democrat Democrat Says Many Women Are "Totally and Completely Thrilled" to Have an Abortion: MenRec
Lara Logan: An Icon Of Heroism Fighting The Left: HayRide
MSNBC Apologizes For Comment That Country Music Promotes The Killing Of Muslims: DownTrend

Hey, Pretty Boy: Do You Actually Know What's In The News?: Ann Coulter
New York Times worried about Bergdahl getting a job: FAM
Associated Press: It’s “Not So Clear” That Israel Is A Democratic State: WZ

World

The Muslim World War Has Begun: Sooper
Iranian-Backed Rebels Seize Secret Files About U.S. Counter-Terrorism Operations In Yemen: WZ
Iranian Ship Unloads 185 Tons of Weapons, Military Equipment for Houthis in Yemen: WFB

Radical Islam’s War against the Past: David Solway
Look the Other Way, You Racist!: GoV
Obama’s Evil Revenge On Netanyahu Continues: Shoebat

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Using 19th Century Technology to Time Travel to the Stars: Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today
The dawn of DUNE: Symmetry Magazine
Electric Car Powered by Salt Water: 920 hp, 373 Miles/Tank: AetherForce

Cornucopia

As Always, Life Imitates Arthur C. Clarke: Ed Driscoll
Did The Wig Hats Do Her In, Or Did the Florist Run Off With Them?: MOTUS
A better 2016 agenda: Cal Thomas

Image: Did The Wig Hats Do Her In, Or Did the Florist Run Off With Them?
Sponsored by: Isn't it time for a conservative candidate? Ted Cruz 2016: Official Site

QOTD: "According to Brown, several Somali men were recently apprehended crossing the border into Arizona. When ICE officials came to pick up the illegals they told the rancher that the aliens were Mexican. The rancher argued that of course the men were obviously from Somalia. That’s when ICE told the rancher that they were ordered to report all illegals as either from Central America or Mexico – including these men from Somalia. It’s the latest trick by the Obama administration to deceive the American public on the calamity at the border." --Jim Hoft

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREAT NEWS: New Ford car automatically obeys speed limits

A computer in charge of your vehicle: what could possibly go wrong?

Ford says it has the answer for speed demons who can't keep their gas pedals off the metal: A car that reads speed limit signs and automatically slows down.

Ford says that the newest edition of its S-Max car has "a new technology that scans traffic signs and adjusts the throttle to help drivers stay within legal speed limits and avoid fines."

...The technology seems to be a step in the direction of the driverless car, also known as an autonomous car. While these cars have yet to hit the market, Audi unveiled one last year that reached 140 miles per hour with no driver at the wheel.

Google and Nokia have also been experimenting with driverless cars. Google's electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder started rolling through London last month at a not-so-brisk 12 miles per hour, and the company plans to expand tests later this week.

All the way back in 2012, I wrote that Americans should be very leery of self-driving cars. My rationale was simple and completely relevant today.

• How long until these cars (and therefore all of us) are tracked in real-time by the government?

• How long until government mandates the use of self-driving cars, under the aegis of safety, fuel efficiency, traffic control or heaven knows what?

• And how long until the government determines where you are permitted to go and when you will go there, like an ant-colony form of mass transit?

Knowing the power-hungry band of thieves and worse we currently employ in Washington, the answer to each of these questions is most assuredly: not long.

Self-driving cars are not bad ideas per se. But when government gets involved, you can be sure they will be used as tools to control citizens. For that is precisely what this enormous, bankrupt, doddering leviathan of a federal government always does.

It never scales back. It never "right-sizes". It never strips away laws or sheds outdated regulations.

Write it down. Put it in the time capsule.

Self-driving cars ride on the road to tyranny.


Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News.

WHITE HOUSE: Yemen a success story for Obama foreign policy even as country falls to rebels

Some days you can't tell whether The Onion has hacked a news site.

A White House spokesman said American efforts in Yemen are a "template that has succeeded," even as President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was forced to flee the country by boat.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday said that the U.S. still had Yemeni extremists in its crosshairs.

...Earnest told reporters that U.S. officials were not aware of Hadi's destination but insisted that American officials still had a level of control over the chaotic situation.

"We have the ability to continue to apply pressure on the extremists," Earnest told reporters. "They are still in the crosshairs of U.S. security forces."

Yes, the "extremists" (misunderstanderers of Islam, no doubt) are "in the crosshairs" even though U.S. Special Forces evacuated the country just a few days ago.

You simply must listen to Earnest explain that Yemen is a success story.

Or perhaps this is just another psychological ploy by the smartest President ever, whose stated strategy is "leading with his from behind".

Update: Can you say "World War III"? "Saudis Prepare to Deploy in Yemen for Iran Showdown".


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

BERGDAHL CHARGED WITH DESERTION: Remember these famous figures who once lauded Bergdahl?

By Joseph Perticone

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was officially charged with desertion on Wednesday. In light of that charge, these politicians, journalists and political personalities might want to consider walking back some of the statements listed below.

The White House:

Vice President Joe Biden:

33 Almost Unbelievable World Facts

By Michael Snyder

Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States? Did you know that Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury? Did you know that if you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet that you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans? Did you know that by the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television? There are some things that are great about the United States, and there are definitely some things that are not so great. Once upon a time we were the most loved and most respected nation on the entire planet, but those days are long gone. We have wrecked our economy, we have lost our values and we have fumbled away our future. But if you look close enough, you can still see many of the things that once made this country a shining beacon to the rest of the world. This article includes some weird facts, some fun facts, but also some very troubling facts. It has been said that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and hopefully as people enjoy reading the fun facts in this article they will also take note of the more serious facts. If we are ever going to change course as a nation, we need to come to grips with just how far we have fallen. The following are 33 strange facts about America that most Americans would be shocked to learn…

#1 The amount of cement that China used from 2011 to 2013 was greater than the total amount of cement that the United States used during the entire 20th century.

#2 In more than half of all U.S. states, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.

#3 It costs the U.S. government 1.8 cents to mint a penny and 9.4 cents to mint a nickel.

TESTIMONY: Obama's Executive Amnesties Violate Federal Law AND The Constitution

By Kris Kobach

The Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing yesterday on the implications of Texas v. United States - the case 26 governors and attorneys general brought against President Obama’s executive amnesties. Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State and former immigration advisor to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, cited three reasons why the executive amnesties are unlawful: “(1) the executive actions do not comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA); (2) even if they did comply with the APA, they would still be in direct violation of substantive provisions of federal law; and (3) even if they did not violate federal law, they would still be unconstitutional.”

Below are excerpts from his testimony.

On APA Non-Compliance:

“The APA requires that agencies implementing federal statutes in whole or in part do so through rulemaking… An administrative action that establishes criteria for exception from removal from the United States and defines a class with affirmative eligibility for benefits is quintessentially a “rule” under the APA… DHS has set out in [directives] a determination of future rights, privileges, and benefits. In so doing, the Administration has attempted to bury, outside of the APA, rulemaking decisions that have the ‘inherently arbitrary nature of unpublished ad hoc determinations.’… A central facet of the APA is the exposure of a proposed rule to public comment and criticism…By attempting to make this policy change through executive fiat, DHS avoided this public scrutiny and plainly violated the terms of the APA.”

On Violations of Federal Law:

“In 1996…(f)rustrated with executive non-enforcement of federal immigration laws, Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA)…Congress inserted several interlocking provisions…to require removal when immigration officers encounter illegal aliens…8 U.S.C. § 1225(a)(1) requires that “an alien present in the United States who has not been admitted…shall be deemed for purposes of this chapter an applicant for admission.” This designation triggers 8 U.S.C. § 1225(a)(3), which requires that all applicants for admission “shall be inspected by immigration officers.” This in turn triggers 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(2)(A), which mandates that “if the examining immigration officer determines that an alien seeking admission is not clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted, the alien shall be detained for a proceeding under section 1229a of this title.” The proceedings under 8 U.S.C. § 1229a are removal proceedings in United States Immigration Courts.

“The DACA and DAPA Directives order the ICE officers to violate these provisions of federal law by declining to place certain aliens into removal proceedings, when federal law clearly requires them to place such aliens into removal proceedings...

TED CRUZ: We Have a Problem

By Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)


My fellow conservative,

There is a problem in Washington, DC, and the problem is bigger than the debt.

It is even bigger than Obamacare.

It is bigger than any single issue.

The problem is that politicians from both parties have stopped listening to the American people. And they’re getting away with it.

This, more than anything else, is why I officially declared my candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States earlier this week.

It is reasonable to expect differences of opinion on issues and policy.

But with $18 trillion in debt and a President who views the Constitution as an inconvenient speed bump along the path to “transforming America,” millions of Americans are demanding accountability, responsibility, and—above all—truth.

That is my pledge. It is my commitment to you.

And I expect you to hold me accountable.

Together, we can and will reignite the promise of America.

I need your help to share our vision of a federal government that respects—not tramples—the Constitution.

So in addition to holding me accountable, I'm asking you for two more things. First, make a contribution -- any contribution you can -- to support our campaign. Second, if you haven't already, click here to pledge your support for our grassroots army and sign up to volunteer today.

Together, we will turn the page and reignite the promise of America!

For liberty,



Ted Cruz

Larwyn's Linx: Obama vows death to the Zionist Entity

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Nation

Obama vows death to the Zionist Entity: RS
Washington, D.C., comics: Dr. Ignoro vs. Bibi: Jonah Goldberg
Obama’s Israel Tantrum: WSJ

The NAACP’s Fomenters of Fear: Michelle Malkin
Obama Claims Islam Part Of Founding; What the Founders Really Said: FedPapers
"Whites Only" Stickers: Didn't See That Coming: Protein Wisdom

The Luxury of Self-Defense: Mike McDaniel
Democracy in America: Roger Stockton
Cotton Calls for Lifting Spending Caps on Defense Later This Year: WFB

The Democrats' Deep Bench: JWF
Obama, Hillary Clinton hold another secret meeting: Ben Wolfgang
Sen. Dan Coats (R, Indiana) to retire at end of term.: Moe Lane

Economy

France Declares War on Radical Islam: Gatestone
FEMA becomes the thought police: RS
Feds Spend $150K On “Mindful Eating Intervention” For Third Graders: WFB

Scandal Central

Clinton Nemesis Ramps Up Effort to Get State Dept. to Spill on Hillary’s Tenure: NRO
States should defy unlawful EPA carbon dioxide rules: Steve Goreham
Report: McAuliffe Asked For And Got Favors At Homeland Security: WaPo

Media

Mark Levin Blasts Fox News for Attacking Ted Cruz: Do They Want Jeb?: Tatler
Stanley Kurtz to Mark Levin: It should be NO SURPRISE that Obama is so critical of Israel: Scoop
Obama the Light-Worker: Thoughts from 2008: David Mills

When Will MSM Admit Its Role in Advancing the Racialist ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Lie?: Jack Dunphy
A Cautionary Tale: The Story Behind My Twitter Rant: Rick Wilson
Reporters Give Hillary Standing Ovation At Event After She Takes No Questions: Breitbart

World

Obama has a sad; accuses Israel of spying on Iran negotiations: RS
Iran’s Nuclear Agency Rebuffs IAEA Demand for Snap Inspections: Tower
RESET: Moscow seeks removal of U.S. missiles from Europe: UPI

Obama Snubs Nato Chief as Crisis Rages: Josh Rogin
Russian Tu-22 bomber scares NATO air defenses flying supersonic over Baltic for first time: Aviationist
4 US A-10 attack jets arrive in Poland: Aviationist

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Military’s Robotic Ghost Ship Passes Critical Test: Patrick Tucker
Earth has a layer no one knew about: Mary Beth Griggs
The most beautiful animal you’ve never seen: Deep Sea News

Cornucopia

The Best Place To Live In The United States? Here Are 9 Maps To Consider: Michael Snyder
Nick Searcy to Direct ‘Gosnell’ Movie: PW
NFL rookie’s decision to retire another sign football is doomed: John Kass

Image: Yemen rebels seize air base evacuated by U.S. troops last week
Sponsored by: Isn't it time for a conservative candidate? Ted Cruz 2016: Official Site

QOTD: "It turns out that the person who has been posting “whites only” stickers around Austin, Texas is actually a liberal “social justice warrior” looking to bring attention to the racism of whites.

For days no one knew who had posted them and why could only be speculated.

The answer has been solved today: the stickers were posted by Austin lawyer Adam Reposa who did it to point out the “gentrification” of Austin and the displacement of minorities." --Pundit Press