Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Martial law: Obama confiscates National Guard helicopters

Source for the following: The Examiner
Martial law: Obama confiscates National Guard helicopters from all 50 states
As if the Obama administration's purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run "the most transparent administration in history" has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard.
In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and give them to the active duty Army.
In exchange for the heavily armed and highly maneuverable choppers, Guard units will receive 111 UH-60 Blackhawk transport helicopters from the Army, Defense One reports.
Last week, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, claiming that the measure will save taxpayers $12 billion, over the next three years.
Of course, when one considers that this 'cost saving' move comes from an administration which regularly runs trillion-dollar deficits and, to date, has proposed no less than 442 tax increases since taking office in January 2009, the idea of saving money for the American taxpayer is a bit hard to swallow.
So, what could be another, more reasonable explanation?
The Apache, which began service in 1986, is armed with a 30 mm M230E1 Chain Gun (with 1,200 rounds), Hellfire anti-tank missiles, and 70 general-purpose 70 mm rockets. In short, it is capable of fending-off any enemy, foreign or domestic.
Obviously, these helicopters could pose a substantial obstacle to say, a tyrant drunk on his own power, with an army at his disposal.
With the recent, attempted seizure of the Bundy family ranch in Nevada by more than 200 armed federal officers, including many snipers, we know that the Obama administration is not afraid to use force against the American people.
Furthermore, considering the unprovoked attacks and murders of U.S. citizens on their own property by federal agents, such as the Ruby Ridge and Waco massacres, we also know that the federal government has no problem suspending due process and using lethal force on its own citizens. Couple that with the as yet, unexplained, massive arms buildup by the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Defense Authorization Act which allows the feds to arrest and detain any U.S. citizen indefinitely without charges, and even the most establishment-minded American should be able to see what is coming.
There are a few governors around the country who would not stand for martial-law being arbitrarily declared by this or any president, but without any teeth (i.e. Apache attack helicopters) what could they use to stop Obama's tyranny?

See also...  Pakalert Press
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Elijah Cummings vs Catherine Engelbrecht

Elijah Cummings
Shortly after their deaths I commented, although not simultaneoulsy, that I was sorry that John Murtha and Ted Kennedy had died prematurely.  No I was not sorry that they were no longer with us...I was sorry that they escaped this world without serving time behind bars for the great harm they bestowed on America.  The old saying, "They got away with murder." would be a fitting statement; although more aptly for Kennedy.  Now if I were to start a list of such persons deserving of justifiable punishment before their natural deaths, Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, would be somewhere in the top ten.  This poor excuse for a Congressman has no clue that he expresses racial and anti-American sentiment in recent congressional hearings...if he does have a clue then all racial overtones are indeed intentional.  One way or another this man (I could have easily inserted, "coward") needs to be trounced out of the political arena as soon as possible; America would be for the better without him.  Some of my reasons for incarcerated punishment are in the following commentary...and also read a bit more in depth editorial by Maggie's Notebook in the link that follows Kyle Becker. ~  Norman E. Hooben
ps: If you happen to read this Mr. Cummings, please don't die prematurely there must be a jail in your future.


Source for the following: IJReview
True the Vote Witness Who Testified on IRS Scandal Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrat
by Kyle Becker
Catherine Engelbrecht became the face of the IRS scandal with her riveting testimony before Congress on how her group True the Vote was targeted by the IRS for selective persecution and harassment.

You might remember Cummings as the grandstanding Democrat who railed against Darrell Issa’s investigation of the scandal after a Congressional hearing with IRS official Lois Lerner had closed (and then implied that Issa was racist):
 
Further making the situation ironic and unsightly for justice-avoiding Democrats is that emails show Lois Lerner improperly fed Elijah Cummings’ staff tax information on True the Vote via email correspondence.
Engelbrecht responded in a blistering letter entitled, “No More Lies, Mr. Cummings; Tell America the Truth“:

Washington is reeling as Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (D-MD) true role in the IRS abuse scandal has come to light. Emails released by the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, of which Cummings is the ranking member, show Cummings and his staff communicating with Lois Lerner while the IRS targeted True the Vote for abuse.

“Today’s committee action reveals what we knew all along. Partisan politics and the weaponization of government against opponents of this administration is real and continues,” said True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht. “Elijah Cummings has blocked the IRS abuse investigation all along. We now see clearly that two branches of government have colluded to target and silence private citizens.

“America has come to a tipping point,” Engelbrecht said. “No more lies. No more cover-ups. No more collusion. Enough is enough. Finally, we have a chance for the rule of law to be re-established, thanks to the bold efforts of Chairman Issa and Rep. Jordan.”

Engelbrecht added, “We filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Cummings in February. Today we’re amending that filing to include this latest revelation. As I have said in my testimony before Congress; I will not retreat, I will not surrender, I will not be intimidated. I will not ask Rep. Cummings, Lois Lerner, Barack Obama, or anyone else, for permission to exercise my constitutional rights.”

Anyone with common sense could see the moment that Elijah Cummings put on a big acting performance at Lois Lerner’s testimony (where she plead the Fifth – again) that the Democrat was attempting to hide something from the public, while shifting attention onto Republicans by vilifying them. Now we know why.

See also...
Maggies Notebook ~ Text of Elijah Cummings Letter to Catherine Engelbrecht: Good Grief! Intimidation? Absolutely!

Remember the Democrat Who Went on a Phony Tirade Against Issa at an IRS Hearing? We Got Your Emails


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How To Expose Corruption On The Local Level

This is a good example of the people of Eufaula, Alabama exposing the corruption by town officials mis-using federal funds.  Corruption such as this goes on all over the country and little is done about it...more people should take an active role such as the people in the following video.  Good job people!  Need more like this. ~ Norm
 
Eufaula Misspends Federal Funds in Dudley Quarters