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What Was the Point of
Obama’s NSA Speech?

Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/18/2014 5:21:33 AM

President Obama’s speech on NSA reform had all the hallmarks of his administration—and, not coincidentally, of his hyper-analytical, aloof, and cerebral personality. The endless, quasi-public policy review? Check. Lengthy consultations with a vast variety of experts? Check. (“I’ve listened to foreign partners, privacy advocates, and industry leaders. My administration has spent countless hours considering how to approach intelligence in this era of diffuse threats and technological revolution.”) The rhetorical genuflections to appear fair to both sides. (“Throughout American history, intelligence has helped secure our country and our freedoms…. [But] even the United States proved not to be immune to the abuse

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/18/2014 5:32:48 AM     (No. 9696569)

This is the latest case of Obama not knowing what´s going on under his nose.Nobody even knows the real reason why billions of phone calls, emails etc are being monitored by our newly formed police state. I believe it´s for the sole intention of dossier collections on every single America for greater purposes down the road and there´s no way obama is going to give that up.

I mean if we were seeing huge upticks in arrests for a large assortment of crime,you could say it´s worthwhile but that´s not happening.How come they can´t figure out how a person comes across the border one day and within a short amount of time they´re in Conn.Human transport below the radar should be fairly easy to detect if someone was trying.
The problem is criminals are part of the left´s networks,so they don´t care about it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poobah, 1/18/2014 6:50:53 AM     (No. 9696599)

Does anyone know whether the government´s data sweep includes credit-card transactions? Like from Target?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/18/2014 6:56:04 AM     (No. 9696606)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/18/2014 6:58:44 AM     (No. 9696607)

Actually, Obama´s so called speeches are more like soliloquies. Personal rambling musings not really directed at another listener. They´re offered in a tone that implies that we mortal peasants should be grateful that he even deigns to make such musings audible.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: philsner, 1/18/2014 7:03:31 AM     (No. 9696611)

Remember the Limbaugh theorem. Obama isn´t in office yet and has no knowledge of any of the terrible things happening to the country.
If we elect him he will fix all of it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 1/18/2014 7:12:26 AM     (No. 9696623)

#2 Does anyone know whether the government´s data sweep includes credit-card transactions? Like from Target?

Knowing this government, and especially this administration, I would think the data sweep includes everything. This is 1984.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/18/2014 7:35:21 AM     (No. 9696640)

Anytime Obama mentions Eric Holder in a sentence, you know it is not good for this country. Asking Mr. Holder to investigate or initiate anything is never a good thing. These two men are enemies of the rule of law. They see no wrong in using the full force and power of this government against people. Of course, they are selective in its use. Don´t expect a hard look into anything that exposes their agenda. That won´t happen because they are all about social justice. They set themselves up as the law. If Obama wants to spy on you, he will do it. Who will stop him?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/18/2014 7:47:19 AM     (No. 9696653)

The poor man. So, so, busy.

Between this subject and the IRS investigation, he´s barely go time to shave.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: privateer, 1/18/2014 8:03:03 AM     (No. 9696673)

Loved 3´s version of the collected Wit and Wisdom of Harrison Bounel.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 1/18/2014 8:05:03 AM     (No. 9696675)

#2 - The CFPB is gearing up to do just that.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickeymat, 1/18/2014 8:23:09 AM     (No. 9696689)

I think the point of the speech was "Stop me before I kill again."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/18/2014 8:24:24 AM     (No. 9696692)

I´ll take---"...a tale told by an idiot...full of sound and fury...signifying nothing"---for $500.00, Alex.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/18/2014 8:27:41 AM     (No. 9696694)

Just like in the Cat In The Hat movie, when the goldfish started talking, the cat told the kids "look the fish is talking, but he isn´t really saying anything"!


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Reply 14 - Posted by: walcb, 1/18/2014 8:32:13 AM     (No. 9696695)

The point is to say that he cares. The fact that he may or may not do anything to correct a problem that may or may not exist does not matter to the lemmings. It´s campaign speaking 101.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 1/18/2014 8:42:56 AM     (No. 9696702)

He´s the Oakland of Presidents - there´s no there there.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 1/18/2014 8:44:24 AM     (No. 9696703)

Any good communication or speech can be summarized when it is over.

As with all his other speeches
(ignoring the I´s and me´s) just what exactly he he say? Nothing but blabber.

This "meta data" attempt to trivialize the significance of the monstrous collection of data is stupid. What is the purpose of collecting the data if it can not be tied to a person. Of course it can and computers do it all the time.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: velox, 1/18/2014 8:44:57 AM     (No. 9696705)

Nothing he says means anything.
He says what people want to hear and goes ahead and changes nothing.
He knows the press will never hold him accountable. This follows Alenski to the tee.
He is a fool, but a fool with an agenda. That agenda is not good for American citizens.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2, 1/18/2014 8:51:47 AM     (No. 9696715)

I have a question re:

Obama, thankfully, declined an opportunity...to cripple the NSA’s intelligence collection. Instead he is calling for a series of smaller steps that will merely impede the NSA’s activities a bit...

Why can´t he do the same with Obamacare?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/18/2014 9:12:20 AM     (No. 9696741)

The point? DISTRACTION!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/18/2014 9:12:38 AM     (No. 9696742)

This author is pro NSA and doesn´t understand that the data collection is not aimed at stopping terrorists. The purpose of Obama´s speech is to lie again and pull the wool over our eyes. This is getting harder for him and the speeches are getting longer. His "gift" of being able to lie and convince others what he says is true by the solemn dignified tone is wearing out! That explains theses speeches!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/18/2014 9:13:24 AM     (No. 9696744)

There are many words I have used to describe 0bama on this site. But cerebral is not one of them. We all know the man is a total fraud, a made up facade for breath taking deceit. But one wonders..Can you get where he is and be re-elected to boot if you are that dumb? In a seeming proof of the depravity of our times, it seems he was able to do that precisely because he is otherwise a totally average, mediocre, lazy individual.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/18/2014 9:26:59 AM     (No. 9696767)

Yes, Obama may be a fraud, an idiot, a know-nothing, etc. And while the usual insults are hurled and the man dismissed, our liberties are being eroded by the terrabyte. Of course, there´s no 1984 skullduggery going on, nothing to concern anyone...NSA is manned by patriots and part of DOD - certainly no Big Brother. s/off

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Reply 23 - Posted by: save america, 1/18/2014 9:32:16 AM     (No. 9696770)

Do the morons at the NSA still think the terrorists are using the phone?All they are doing is spying on Americans and building a file on each of us. I am sure the info will never fall into the wrong hands.Right?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/18/2014 9:52:50 AM     (No. 9696812)

A man of action, Obama is not. He gives speeches er... he reads speeches. He was sent out to perform a snow job and he did.

The result will be to tamp down criticism from the left while they analyze each sentence and debate its meaning. In the end, nothing will change.

Obama will still have a treasure trove of data to mine as he sees fit.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/18/2014 9:58:37 AM     (No. 9696820)

The part about friends and neighbors reminds me of George Soros´ youth in Nazi Germany. You all know what friends and neighbors did during that era. George admits he had no problem confiscating the property of friends and neighbors after they were disappeared. He admits he was just a "child". Although many children were soldiers at 16, George Soros was still a "child".

Evil never sleeps or regrets the evil deeds accomplished.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/18/2014 10:54:44 AM     (No. 9696890)

Did anyone count the "I"s, "my"s, "me"s in that speech.

Cerebral? No, his head is elsewhere.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arby, 1/18/2014 10:55:32 AM     (No. 9696893)

I stopped listening to Fauxbama´s speeches years ago. They´re all lies.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Alice, 1/18/2014 11:03:43 AM     (No. 9696919)

My first smile of the day came from thinking, ´´What speech?´´

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lucky4, 1/18/2014 11:18:19 AM     (No. 9696957)

The day he got elected I decided I would never listen to him speak. ( His voice drives me mad). To this day the only time I have heard him speak is if I am trapped somewhere like a salon, and they have something with clips of him they play on the news. If it goes on too long I always ask them to change the channel. I am quite sure I missed zero in life by not listening to his dull droning me me me speeches. And kept my blood pressure down.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 1/18/2014 11:26:21 AM     (No. 9696971)

Re: "Lose the first person pronoun whenever possible."

At least Kings mostly use the Pronoun "We" instead of "I".


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/18/2014 11:41:24 AM     (No. 9696992)

Proof positive again of the Limbaugh Theorem:
First create the crisis, then tell everyone how shocked you are and committed to making it priority #1.

The Dems are getting so much great blackmail information on all Republicans for the future it´s not even funny. Anybody who thinks running a clean campaign in the future as an (R) can forget it. This has always been BHO´s Modus Operandi in his campaigns, to get dirt on his opponents and leak it to the press in the final weeks of the campaign to throw the opponent off balance. He won his seat to the State Senate that way, then to the U.S. Senate.

The Federal Government has beceome a criminal enterprise. Who can bring it to justice?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 1/18/2014 11:49:12 AM     (No. 9697003)

Re: "Lose the first person pronoun whenever possible."

At least Kings mostly use the Pronoun
We" instead of "I".
and
Our for My/Mine.

Etc.



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Reply 33 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/18/2014 11:52:42 AM     (No. 9697010)

Where as the Queen means:"God and I" when she says "We", The Zippmaster means ´Val-Jar-Binks and I´.

This, being too transparent, reverts to the singular.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/18/2014 12:10:33 PM     (No. 9697026)

Rumble hog #32, the theorem you give to Rush´ was taken from Andrew Galambos, astro physicist, who created the Free Enterprise Institute in the early 1960s,
teaching thousands about the science of freedom.

It was Andrew, who had great delight in saying many times, "The politician creates the crisis, then rises to meet the crisis!" Thank you, Andrew!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Flipper3, 1/18/2014 12:17:46 PM     (No. 9697036)

A better question seems to me to be, "What´s the point of Obama?".

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/18/2014 12:23:12 PM     (No. 9697044)

People are amazingly naïve. The continued spouting of the statement "We are not reading your emails or listening to your conversations" is the same as shouting "Squirrel!".

It´s the groupings - associations that are important in mining metadata. Who do you talk with? Who do you email? What web sites do you frequent?

While it is true that this information can be useful to find terrorist networks - the true danger is in changing the definition of what constitutes terrorist networks. Janet Napolitano stated that combat veterans were potentially dangerous. Some DoD training lists Christian organizations such as the AFA ´hate groups´.

The point is that the metadata can be used to identify groups of ´enemies´. What prevents a tyrannical government from changing the definition of an enemy as they see fit?

Josef Stalin´s black van sweeps would have been far more efficient if he´d had the NSA as a resource.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/18/2014 12:41:22 PM     (No. 9697059)

1. To lie to cover his ars...it is NOT working.

2. To convince the LOFO´s he´s in charge...another LIE.

3. To blather so his narcissist ego is stroked.

4. To get in OUR face one more time...

My advice:
SHUT UP!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 1/18/2014 12:52:54 PM     (No. 9697085)

Thanks, Freeloader #12....I smile at a lot of the brilliant L.dot comments but yours was my first laugh-out-loud of the day.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/18/2014 1:06:02 PM     (No. 9697104)

There is no telling what will come out of Obama´s speech as he left a lot of room so that the old intelligence shell game to keep most people confused can be played until Obama´s current term ends. A big clue will come at the end of Obama´s term when Obama will either pardon Snowden or will leave him out there in the cold.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/18/2014 1:13:19 PM     (No. 9697111)

Re #38 (msLiberty 1937)---Your kind remarks are greatly appreciated.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/18/2014 1:22:11 PM     (No. 9697126)

The last paragraph nails what this incompetent boob is up to: ...Obama is tinkering with something that wasn’t broken...

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Reply 42 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 1/18/2014 1:38:16 PM     (No. 9697139)

Well earned, Freeloader....so many of the Bard´s quotes can be worked into comments about today´s sorry state of affairs, can´t they?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 1/18/2014 2:57:03 PM     (No. 9697188)

I knew this was going to be undiluted horse manure when Mobamba started the speech by praising Paul Revere and the boys of the Revolution. He hates the American Revolution, and he despises the Constitution.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/18/2014 3:09:44 PM     (No. 9697204)

He emulates Rush Limbaugh by mentioning patriots of the
American Revolution...

Jealous of the success of "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims"...
seems obvious, doesn´t it... ?

NO-Bomber really wants to be fat, white, and fabulously rich...
and have a mansion next to that of Donald Trump...
in fashionable Palm Beach, Florida.

But he can´t be that... nor have that...
so he´s snarky, mean, and plays games with us.
He likes to go through the motions of publicly lying to us...
justifies his existence so he can go back out to the golf course...
and try out his Reggie Wedgie while avoiding Moochelle.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 1/18/2014 4:22:48 PM     (No. 9697259)

The speech was meaningless.

What would a lefty ´American´ pResident do with our spy network? He would dismantle it so it could not spy on America´s enemies, but still find a way to spy on his ´enemies´ in America, and his ´enemies´ abroad.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: paral04, 1/18/2014 4:30:07 PM     (No. 9697260)

He knows exactly what he is doing. His mission is to destroy this country from within. Set one group on the other, have neighbors distrust each other all while disarming the its citizens and building huge armories of weapons to subdue and enslave the producers in this country.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Libertygal, 1/18/2014 7:08:27 PM     (No. 9697342)

Don´t forget, they have been imaging all snail mail, each and every piece, and saving the pictures, for YEARS.

It isn´t just elctronic stuff.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: oldvlc, 1/18/2014 7:13:48 PM     (No. 9697345)

I cry uncle, if anyone remembers that saying. Indeed I would rather take my chances on another terrorist attack if this is the best our intelligence community can do. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater (a little medieval reference there). Hey. He said NOTHING about stopping the NSA. All doubleplus ungood doublespeak.

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Conakry, Guinea -- It´s hard not to be nervous, standing outside the Ebola isolation wards. The wards are a cluster of unassuming white tents in the middle of a large field, not far from the center of the city. Each is just big enough to hold around 10 cots. Two layers of zippers keep the outside from getting in, and more importantly here -- the opposite. Nobody goes inside the tent without spending 15 minutes putting on isolation gear. The nurse handing over my garb calls it my "space suit." I can´t help but think that going into an Ebola

A Star Player Accused, and
a Flawed Rape Investigation
New York Times, by Walt Bogdanich    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 3:36:33 PM     Post Reply
Tallahassee, Fla. — Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly’s. As she gave her account to the police, several bruises began to appear, indicating recent trauma. Tests would later find semen on her underwear. For nearly a year, the events of that evening remained a well-kept secret until the woman’s allegations burst into the open, roiling the university and threatening a prized asset: Jameis Winston, one of the marquee names of



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million


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