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  • happygambler34 happygambler34 12 hours ago Flag


    I didn't know your were an FBI spokesman!!!!!

  • At least a dozen email accounts handled the “top secret” intelligence that was found on Hillary Clinton’s server and recently deemed too damaging for national security to release, a U.S. government official close to the review told Fox News.

    The official said the accounts include not only Clinton’s but those of top aides – including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines – as well as State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy and others.

    A second source not authorized to speak on the record said the number of accounts involved could be as high as 30 and reflects how the intelligence was broadly shared, replied to, and copied to individuals using the unsecured server.

    The State Department recently confirmed that the messages in question include the most sensitive kind of intelligence. On Jan. 29, Fox News first reported that some emails on Clinton’s server were too damaging to release in any form. The State Department subsequently announced that 22 “top secret” emails were being withheld in full; these were the messages being handled by more than a dozen accounts.

    Kennedy recently told the House Benghazi Select Committee that he knew about Clinton's personal email account from the beginning, but did not understand the "scope," thinking it was for reaching husband Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea -- and not for the exclusive handling of State Department business. Kennedy's testimony appears to conflict with emails released through the Freedom of Information Act that show he routinely sent and received government business from the Clinton account.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 15 hours ago Flag

    This is bad for the American people and the world environment.


  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Feb 6, 2016 2:33 PM Flag

    The U.S. labor force keeps shrinking rapidly. Back in 2007, 66 percent of Americans had a job or were actively seeking work. Today, that number is at 63.2 percent — the lowest level since 1978.

    Over the past three months, the U.S. economy has averaged 148,000 new jobs per month. That's actually a slower pace than the previous six months. Yet the unemployment rate keeps dropping precipitously, reaching 7.3 percent in August — the lowest since December 2008.

    The reason? Between July and August, 312,000 people dropped out of the labor force. But because the official unemployment rate counts only those workers who are actively seeking work, the unemployment rate fell.

    To put this in perspective: If the same percentage of adults were in the workforce today as when Barack Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be 10.8 percent.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Feb 6, 2016 2:23 PM Flag

    What a joke. Most new jobs were part time or underemploument types.
    The middle class has lost ground in past 7 years--

    Year No. of Households Nominal $ Inflation Adjusted $
    2012 122,459,000 $48,874 $51,017
    2011 121,084,000 $47,932 $51,100
    2010 119,927,000 $47,222 $51,892
    2009 117,538,000 $47,690 $53,285
    2008 117,181,000 $48,172 $53,644
    2007 116,783,000 $48,117 $55,627
    2006 116,011,000 $46,164 $54,892
    2005 114,384,000 $44,406 $54,486
    2004 113,343,000 $42,466 $53,891
    2003 112,000,000 $41,533 $54,079
    2002 111,278,000 $40,649 $54,127
    2001 109,297,000 $40,472 $54,766

  • http://www.foxnewsdotcom/opinion/2016/01/29/lawsuit-public-school-forced-my-child-to-convert-to-islam.html?intcmp=hpbt4

    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess the Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. 

    Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood. They accuse La Plata High School in Maryland of subjecting their teenage daughter to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda. And when Mr. Wood complained – the school banned him from campus.

    “Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to disparage her Christian faith by reciting the Shahada, and acknowledging Mohammed as her spiritual leader,” Thomas More president Richard Thompson said.

    The Shahada is the Islamic Creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

  • The Washington Post:  

    The Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers, a Senate investigation has found.
    The Washington Post:  

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, was tasked with pairing unaccompanied, illegal alien children with adult sponsors.    An investigative report found that the agency failed to do proper background checks on these ‘sponsors,’ and often placed the children in homes without first visiting the locations.   As a result, an unknown (or undisclosed) number of children were placed with human traffickers.  Yep – they just handed them over into slavery.

    This is a perfect example of how big government fails every time.  The horrifying thing is that it was at the expense of children.   If the government can’t get it together to vet sponsors and protect illegal alien children, what makes them think they can vet other illegal aliens (i.e. -refugees)?

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    FBI ready to move for Hillary indictment

    by obamabaad Jan 28, 2016 2:42 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 Jan 28, 2016 3:48 PM Flag

    It is the DOJ that indicts

    Loretta E. Lynch will not lift a finger without LOTUS ok......fat chance!!!!l

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Jan 27, 2016 5:42 PM Flag

    Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich continues to pay big
    By Peter Schweizer
    January 17, 2016 | 6:00am

    Fifteen years ago this month, on Jan. 20, 2001, his last day in office, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich. It would become perhaps the most condemned official act of Clinton’s political career. A New York Times editorial called it “a shocking abuse of presidential power.” The usually Clinton-friendly New Republic noted it “is often mentioned as Exhibit A of Clintonian sliminess.”

    Congressman Barney Frank added, “It was a real betrayal by Bill Clinton of all who had been strongly supportive of him to do something this unjustified. It was contemptuous.”

    Marc Rich was wanted for a list of charges going back decades. He had traded illegally with America’s enemies including Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, where he bought about $200 million worth of oil while revolutionaries allied with Khomeini held 53 American hostages in 1979.

    Rich made a large part of his wealth, approximately $2 billion between 1979 and 1994, selling oil to the apartheid regime in South Africa when it faced a UN embargo. He did deals with Khadafy’s Libya, Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, Kim Il Sung’s North Korea, Communist dictatorships in Cuba and the Soviet Union itself. Little surprise that he was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Jan 27, 2016 5:29 PM Flag

    And there is no evidence of that occurring.

    Chicago machine democrat prosecutor David Shippers decided there was.....Read "Sellout"

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Jan 27, 2016 3:34 PM Flag

    There were 4 partners in the whitewater scam....Two(2) went to the BIG HOUSE, and two(2) went to the WHITE HOUSE

    The First Lady and Whitewater: Who's Who
    Friend of Bill Clinton and gubernatorial aide during Clinton's first term, he was a partner with the Clintons in the Whitewater real estate venture and owned the failed Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan. He was convicted last week on federal fraud and conspiracy charges.

    James McDougal's former wife and partner in the Whitewater real estate venture. She was also convicted last week in the Whitewater-related fraud trial.

  • h**p://conservative50DOTcom/alleged-bill-clinton-sexual-assault-survivor-describes-her-encounter/?utm_source=Conservative+50&utm_campaign=b73bcaabee-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_be457ca6cc-b73bcaabee-3090997


    The solar industry seemed to be looking at a bright future in 2016 as Congress renewed an endangered tax break for another five years. Yet, in a troubling sign for a business continuously infused with such government benefits, America’s largest solar contractor may be facing its worst year on record.

    SolarCity, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, is now contending with mass layoffs, plummeting stock and mounting debt. 

    “This is what happens when you have a government that artificially props up a sector with subsidies so it can generate more production than they otherwise would,” said energy analyst Nick Loris, a research fellow with the conservative Heritage Foundation.

    The company’s decision to slash 550 jobs in Nevada was announced in a Jan. 6press release. The company pointedly blamed the Nevada Public Utilities Commission after it cut the rate at which customers could resell energy back to the grid – warning this would “punish existing customers” and cause all solar companies to “lay off thousands of additional Nevadans.”

    The reaction to the rate change, for critics, underscored how fragile the industry is.

    Loris said companies like SolarCity simply depend on these policies. "When taken away, it adversely affects their bottom line and ability to compete with conventional sources,” he said.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Jan 21, 2016 1:40 PM Flag

    Some of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her private server contained information so secret that senior lawmakers who oversee the State Department cannot read them without fulfilling additional security requirements, Fox News has learned.

    The emails in question, as Fox News 1st reported  earlier this week, contained intelligence classified at a level beyond “top secret.” Because of this designation, not all the lawmakers on key committees reviewing the case have high enough clearances.

    A source with knowledge of the intelligence review told Fox News that senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, despite having high-level clearances, are among those not authorized to read the intelligence from so-called “special access programs” without taking additional security steps -- like signing new non-disclosure agreements. 

    These programs are highly restricted to protect intelligence community sources and methods.

    As Fox News previously reported, a Jan. 14 letter from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III to senior lawmakers said an intelligence review identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence from "special access programs" (SAP).  

    That indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails found on her server, and brings even more scrutiny to the Democratic presidential candidate’s handling of the government’s closely held secrets.
    Fox News is told that the reviewers who handled the SAP intelligence identified in Clinton’s emails had to sign additional non-disclosure agreements even though they already have the highest level of clearance -- known as TS/SCI or Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented information. This detail was first reported by NBC News.

    This alone seems to undercut the former secretary of state’s and other officials’ claims that the material is "innocuous."

    In an interview with NPR, Clinton claimed the latest IG finding doesn’t change anything and suggested it was politically motivated.

    “This seems to me to be, you know, another effort to inject this into the campaign, it's another leak,” she said. “I'm just going to leave it up to the professionals at the Justice Department because nothing that this says changes the fact that I never sent or received material marked classified.”

    Despite Clinton's claims, it is the content that is classified; the markings on the documents do not affect that.

    A former Justice Department official said there is another problem -- warnings from State Department IT employees and others that she should be using a government account.

    “If you have a situation where someone was knowingly violating the law and that they knew that what they were doing was prohibited by federal law because other people were saying, you're violating the law, knock it off, and they disregarded that advice and they went ahead, that's a very difficult case to defend,” Thomas Dupree said. 

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Dec 28, 2015 3:08 PM Flag

    Pat Paulson (if he is even alive) should also complain that Hillary ruined his chances.

    And Alfred E Neuman ruined your chances of presenting intelligent discussion.

  • Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb is now considering an independent candidacy that would directly attack Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton for her tenure as secretary of State and her handling of Libya, where an American diplomat was killed in a 2012 terror attack.

    "Clinton should be called to account for her inept leadership that brought about the chaos in Libya," Webb posted on his Facebook page Saturday. “Our next commander in chief must define a strategic vision for the country and accept accountability for past actions.”

    Webb, a Navy secretary in the Reagan administration who became a Democratic Virginia senator, in October dropped out of the 2016 Democrat presidential primary amid low poll numbers and little name recognition.

    He argued upon leaving that Washington Democrats have rigged the party primary season, which includes a limited debate schedule, an argument also made by remaining Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley.

    A Webb spokeswoman recently told CNN that Webb was doing some polling on a potential independent run and would make a decision by New Year’s Day.

    U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the 2012 terror attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

    Recently released emails and other evidence, including Clinton’s own Capitol Hill testimony, show that the Obama administration failed to respond sufficiently to requests from Stevens and others for additional security and failed to tell the public immediately that the attacks were terror related.

    Webb’s social media attack on Clinton also includes the Twitter post Saturday: “Hillary Clinton’s failed vision in Libya & the Arab Spring are foreign policy leadership at its worst.”

    Despite Webb’s popularity among voters for his outspoken, non-establishment persona, he would have difficulty raising the millions and building the infrastructure needed to be competitive as an independent

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Dec 24, 2015 3:44 PM Flag

    the Christians made up the birthdate
    And originated a calender, which is utilized by civilized global occupants...and even you.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Dec 24, 2015 2:39 PM Flag

    Your vitrolic hate speaks for itself. God Bless you and have a Merry CHRISTmas

  • It’s not just the Obama administration that seems confused about Obama’s rhetoric on the state of ISIS and our War on Terror. While many of Obama’s own lackeys have consistently contradicted their President’s own version of what is happening in the Muslim world, now information from ISIS seems to be contradicting President Obama as well. ISIS has just released their latest manifesto, which they’ve called “Black Flags from the Islamic State,” and what it reveals is terrifying. ISIS has plans to spread their particular brand of evil Islamic terror into Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan India.

    This news is particularly worrisome for India, thesecond most populous nation in the world, but is also home to the world’s third largest Muslim population. (India has almost 1.3 Billion people, but almost 140 million of them are Muslim.) If ISIS can succeed in radicalizing a portion of the Indian Muslim population, the already struggling nation could descend into chaos and violence.

    From the Indian Express:

    The Islamic State has vowed to expand its fight to India, citing prophecies that refer to a global war. The threat is made in a new manifesto — Black Flags from the Islamic State — released online on jihadist platforms Tuesday.

    “The Islamic State would now expand beyond Iraq and Syria,” states the manifesto. “It would now expand into… India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan (and several other countries)”…

    The Islamic State’s strategy, the manifesto states, is to “do hit and run tactics and then go into hiding so (the world) can waste millions or billions of Euros on 100,000-plus police, investigators, and it can shut down its major cities and lose its money”…

    Future attacks, it states, “will make groups in the West attack Islam and Muslims in Europe, forcing Muslims in the West to pick up weapons and start a fight to defend themselves”.

  • First, the idea that “we are where we need to be” with ISIS will strike most Americans as delusional in the Obama tradition. Most Americans believe that ISIS is winning. Virtually every week there are new attacks in new countries. People are just beginning to understand how big the problem of Islamic supremacism is.

    To have Secretary Clinton assert that we are just where we need to be will strike most Americans as an extraordinarily dangerous statement coming from a potential commander-in-chief.

    Furthermore, the logic built into her statement is a reminder of how deeply committed she is to the left's intellectual worldview

    Hillary’s second gift, her attack on Donald Trump, undermines her in two ways.

    First, every fact checker said there was no evidence to back up her claim that ISIS is using Trump in its recruitment videos. This further deepens the sense that Hillary lies and says anything she needs to without regard to facts.

    Second, somewhat ironically it turned out that while ISIS does not currently use Trump in their videos, there is an American politician they do use. Unfortunately for Hillary, the famous American in the ISIS video is her husband, former President Bill Clinton. If Hillary had not attacked Trump about the ISIS video, it is possible no one would have noticed Bill was in the videos.

    Hillary’s third gift, her description of the exploding cost of health care as a “glitch” of Obamacare, may end up hurting her most of all. Secretary Clinton implicitly acknowledges that Obamacare’s failure has caused deductibles to go up by an average of 67 percent and health insurance costs to increase by 27 percent. Obamacare, of course, was supposed to deliver lower costs and more “affordable” care.

    Having acknowledged that the government planning model she favors caused the spike in costs, how will Hillary explain that the solution is more government planning?

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