Mooch Unveils New Jobs Website For Veterans

Veterans Socialism

The resources already exist. Healthcare from the VA needs fixed.

Via Washington Examiner

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday announced a new online initiative to help military members and veterans find new jobs in the private sector.

The new online Veterans Employment Center at ebenefits.va.gov includes tools to help “translate military skills into the civilian workforce,” the White House said.

Veterans, servicemembers leaving the military and their spouses can upload resumes, connect with both public and private-sector employers and access career resources.

“Our service members haven’t always had the time or information they needed to prepare their resumes, to plot their career goals, to meet with employers and get the jobs they deserve. And that’s simply not acceptable,” said Mrs. Obama in a statement. “As my husband has said, when you’ve fought for this country around the world, you shouldn’t have to fight for a job when you return home.

“Starting today, every single service member, every veteran, and every military family will have access to a new online tool that will revolutionize how you find jobs in both the public and private sectors,” she added.

The initiative is the latest step from the administration to tackle the high unemployment rate for the nation’s veterans.

The first lady and Jill Biden joined troops and military families at Fort Campbell for a jobs summit on Wednesday. Earlier this month, the two marked the third anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative which looks to help veterans and military spouses find jobs.

More than 540,000 veterans and spouses have been hired by companies working with the program, the first lady announced in a tweet.

With the nation winding down the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has called for a renewed focus on helping former servicemembers transition to civilian life.

Obama Says He’s “Scared” of Japanese Robots…

Wimp.

Via TWS:

President Obama met some Japanese robots and didn’t like it. “I have to say that the robots were a little scary, they were too lifelike. They were amazing,” Obama said at a technology display while visiting Japan.

Democrats On Midterm Elections: “All Hope Is Lost”…

Getting emails like this has to be demoralizing if you’re a Democrat.

From: Democrats 2014 (dccc@dccc.org)
Subject: all hope is lost
Date: April 23, 2014 7:18:41 PM EDT

Drew –

This morning we alerted you that Karl Rove’s group, American Crossroads, brought in $5.2 million last month — more than they raised all last year. And that’s just one outside group.

We did some digging to find out how much Republican outside groups have spent so far, and the numbers aren’t good:

In total, Republican outside spending against us is over 47 million dollars this year. We’re officially being outspent 2-1. That’s scary.

If we don’t hit our $175,000 goal by midnight tonight, then consider all hope of winning a Democratic majority in November lost.

Thanks,

Democrats 2014

Jihadi Work Accident: Taliban Fighters Killed When Explosives Prematurely Detonate…

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Oopsie!

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 23 (Xinhua) — Eight people, including four civilians, were killed as Taliban insurgents launched two attacks in southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Tuesday, sources said on Wednesday.

In one attack, four police were killed and one was wounded when the militants attacked a security checkpoint in Ghorak district, the provincial government said in a statement.

Three policemen were missing following the attack in the district, northwest of the provincial capital Kandahar city, 450 km south of Kabul.

The statement also said three militants were killed in a premature blast and an engagement with the security forces in Kandahar on Tuesday.

ISIS Says It Has Established A Base In Gaza To Train Jihadis For War In Syria And Iraq…

Hamas approved?

NICOSIA — Al Qaeda’s leading militia in the Levant has claimed a presence in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said it established bases in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in 2014. In a statement ISIL, deemed the most powerful Sunni Islamist force in the region, was training Palestinians from the Gaza Strip for the war in Iraq and Syria.

“The holy warriors of the Gaza Strip are in ISIL,” the statement said. The statement was accompanied by photographs that showed training of unidentified men.

The fighters were said to comprise an ISIL unit called Sheik Abu Nour Al Maqdisi, killed in a Hamas assault in the southern city of Rafah in 2009.

ISIL, which showed eight purported fighters, did not provide details of its presence in the Gaza Strip. The statement urged Hamas to impose Islamic law on the strip.

Al Qaida-aligned militias have been expanding operations in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt and Israel have determined that these militias were working with elements in Hamas and Islamic Jihad to organize rocket attacks from the Sinai Peninsula.

Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

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Relax, this is a modern account of a historic event that could easily happen again.

Via Buckeye Firearms

Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19 by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”

Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this, fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, in April, 1775.

On July 4th, 1776 these same extremists signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

Lest we forget!!

HT Indy and Kat

College Offers Course On “The Theology of Harry Potter”

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Meeting the demand for employment in comic book stores

Via College Insurrection

Samantha Watkins of The College Fix reported.

College Offers Religion Course – on Harry Potter

“The Theology of Harry Potter” is a religion course recently offered at Centre College that allowed students to explore if the boy wizard is really a Christianity-inspired hero.

“Is the series pure entertainment or does it draw upon existing archetypes of the hero, or existing Christian archetypes?” the course’s description asks. “Is God in Harry Potter? Is the concept of sin? Or salvation?”

The course, Religion 458, is part of the private, liberal arts university’s CentreTerm, a three-week semester in January that offers classes with narrow topics based on professors’ special interests, and often include field trips and projects.

“This course will allow students to develop an understanding of technological concepts such a God, sin, and theodicy or the problem of evil and also to study the literary epic genre through the lens of the Harry Potter series,” its description states.

CentreTerm sessions, hosted between traditional semesters, largely give students and faculty the opportunity to focus all their effort into one obscure subject, and J. K. Rowling’s famous book series of witchcraft and wizardry was the basis for the religion course that debuted this year at the Danville, Ky., campus.

It was taught by professor of religion Lee Jefferson, who did not respond to interview requests by The College Fix. In the past, Jefferson has taught a course on comic book heroes and religion, and the Harry Potter class is an extension of that notion, he has said.

Based on his public writings, Jefferson appears to have progressive interpretations of the Bible, and once opined in the Huffington Post that the Bible does not condemn same-sex marriage.

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Tunisians Outraged After Government Says It Will Allow Jews To Enter Country With Israeli Passports…

Oh noes, the Joooos!

Via Ynet:

Tunisia’s elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for an annual religious pilgrimage.

While Israelis and Jews long have traveled to Tunisia for an annual pilgrimage to the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, this is the first year that Israelis have been allowed to use their passports rather than a special document issued by Tunisian embassies.

Tunisia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

Some 85 of the 217 members of the assembly signed the petition summoning Tourism Minister Amel Karboul to explain her actions to the parliament, said spokeswoman Karima Souid.

The protesting lawmakers argue that recognizing Israeli passports amounts to recognition of the Jewish state.

“Our problem is not with our Jewish brothers who come for the pilgrimage but with the Zionist entity that occupies Palestinian territories,” said the head of the center leftist Democratic Alliance Mohammed Hamdi.

In remarks Tuesday, Tunisia’s interim prime minister, Mehdi Jomaa, defended the new policy as part of efforts to revive the country’s key tourism sector, which accounts for 7 percent of the GDP and employs 400,000 people.

“We must dispense with these political arguments focus on the essential,” he said. “All the previous government authorized Jews from Israel to come to Tunisia for the annual pilgrimage; we just decided to do it in total transparence.”

Group Finds Duplicate Voters Around Virginia

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Documented case of voter fraud keep pouring in

Via Watch Dog

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

And that’s just the beginning.

“The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.

George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small. In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election.

But George said his group will expand their search for duplicate voters in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Georgia.

“We are also determining the best way to identify non-citizens who have registered to vote and may have voted in past elections,” George said.

Working with the Privileges and Elections committees of the state House and Senate, VVA identified 31,000 dead voters via the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. Subsequent processing by SBE found 40,000 to 60,000 dead voter registrations.

“Dead voter registrations are prime targets for voter fraud which generate few complaints,” George noted.

Appearing with Clara Belle Wheeler of the Albemarle County,Va., Election Board and Jay DeLancy of the North Carolina Voter Integrity Project, George challenged the SBE to:

Tighten Virginia’s voter ID law that allows absentee voters to use mailed ballots without affirming their identity.
Check the 50,000-plus patient beds in Virginia nursing homes and rehab centers amid reports of voting irregularities there.
Require proof of citizenship to register to vote. Kansas and Arizona require this.
Annually audit felons who are not allowed to vote.

“Certain nonviolent felons, especially those who commit voter fraud, should never be given back their right to vote,” George said.

More broadly, George said, “Virginia must control the registration process, as well as the form used to register voters. The current system is the perfect vehicle for identity theft and ‘lost’ registrations.”

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Clueless Buffoon Jimmy Carter Attacks Koch Brothers For Donating To Global Warming Skeptics…

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Because only liberal billionaires are allowed to donate.

(RTCC) – Jimmy Carter has criticised the Koch brothers for distorting the climate change debate through multi-million dollar donations to sceptic organisations.

Speaking in Paris yesterday, the former US president said that there was an “unpleasantly successful” campaign to undermine the science on global warming.

This is backed by the donations of the country’s wealthiest, he said, including the fossil fuel magnate Koch brothers, whose net worth was recently valued at over US$ 100billion.

“The Koch brothers are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into every political campaign to support candidates that will support their position,” said Carter.

According to figures collected by Greenpeace, the Koch brothers donated over US$ 67million to think-tanks and organisations working on anti-climate agendas between 1997 and 2011.

This included $55,000 to the Heartland Institute and $5,760,781 to the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, through which they persuaded over 400 politicians to pledge to resist climate change legislation.

Top Al-Qaeda Commander Relocates To Syria, Living Openly In Rebel-Held Areas…

CIA may have to divert a few drones from Yemen and Pakistan to Syria.

Via Fox News:

A member of Al Qaeda’s senior leadership, Sanafi al Nasr, has relocated to Syria, where he is living openly and publicly courts his followers on twitter, according to counter-terrorism analysts and social media messages.

“This is a guy who fought with Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. He’s a spokesman for the Nusra Front. He’s connected, if not a planner, for the Al Qaeda core. This demonstrates the integration of Al Qaeda and all its levels,” Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies said. “And the fact that it’s (Al Qaeda leadership) now seeking out Syria as a core area of operations, this explains a lot about, I think, the new direction of Al Qaeda today.”

While Nasr is not a household name, his pedigree is well established, according to counter-terrorism analysts, who say he is the third cousin of Usama bin Laden and almost all of his six brothers have fought alongside the Al Qaeda network. At least one of his brothers was held at Guantanamo Bay.

The Saudi, who is on that nation’s most wanted list, was first identified by the Long War Journal as relocating to Syria, and as a member of Al Qaeda’s so-called Victory Committee, which sets policy and long term strategy for the network.

“This is a sort of policy planning group for Al Qaeda,” Schanzer said of the Victory Committee, adding, “These are people who are trying to think about what happens next, how to plan for the future.”

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Democrats: “Republicans Will Crush Us In November”…

They also manage to sneak in a Koch brothers reference.

Karl Rove just knocked the wind out of us:

His group, American Crossroads, brought in $5.2 million last month — more than they raised all last year!

And that’s not the only Republican fundraising group shifting into high gear. The Koch Brothers and other outside groups are intensifying their activity against us, too.

We aren’t going to lie, these groups have the capability to drown us with that kind of cash. If we don’t respond immediately, you can kiss any hope of a Democratic House in November goodbye.

If we back down now, Republicans will crush us in November and they will keep their stranglehold on the House.

Don’t let that happen!

http://dccc.org/Rapid-Response

Thanks,

Democratic Headquarters

Georgia Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Guns In Churches, Bars, And School Zones

Governor Deal

Decreasing the number of gun free zones

Via CNS News

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday a bill that expands gun rights in the state to allow weapons in government buildings, bars, places of worship, and school zones under certain circumstances.

Under House Bill 60, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, school districts will get to decide whether to allow authorized personnel to carry weapons within school safety zones under certain circumstances.

In addition, church leaders will be able to decide whether to allow licensed gun owners to bring weapons into their place of worship. The law also removes fingerprinting requirements for renewal licenses.

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action called the bill the “most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history.”

Deal, who characterized himself as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, said the measure “will protect the constitutional rights of Georgians who have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia Weapons Carry License.”

“Roughly 500,000 Georgia citizens have a permit of this kind, which is approximately 5 percent of our population,” Deal said in a press release. “License holders have passed background checks and are in good standing with the law. This law gives added protections to those who have played by the rules – and who can protect themselves and others from those who don’t play by the rules.”

“Our nation’s founders put the right to bear arms on par with freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Georgians cherish their Second Amendment rights, and this law embodies those values,” he added.

Executive Director Pia Carusone of Americans for Responsible Solutions, which lobbied against the bill, called it “extremism in action.”

“It moves Georgia out of the mainstream,” Carusone said. “Since the Georgia House first passed this expansive legislation, thousands of Georgians and tens of thousands of Americans have said loud and clear that they are tired of the gun lobby advancing its extreme agenda at the expense of their families’ safety.

AP Blames Global Warming For Mount Everest Avalanche Deaths…

Because everyone knows avalanches never happened before the advent of the global warming hysteria.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down onto a group of Sherpa guides on Friday and killed 16 in the deadliest single disaster on Everest. While it is impossible to link any single event to long-term changes in the global climate, scientists say the future will likely hold more such dangers in high-altitude regions.

Avalanches of snow, rock or ice could increase. Climbing and trekking terrains would become unsteady. Glaciers may be more unpredictable. Storms will become more erratic, and the Himalayas in particular could see more snow as warming oceans send more moisture into the air for the annual Indian monsoon that showers the 1,500-mile mountain range.

Friday’s disaster occurred at the Khumbu Icefall, long recognized as one of Everest’s most dangerous spots, as the edge of the slow-moving glacier is known to crack, cave and send huge chunks of ice tumbling without warning.

“It’s Mother Nature who calls the shots,” Tim Rippel, an expedition leader, said in a blog post from Everest base camp as many of the 400 Sherpa guides were leaving, demanding better government compensation for the high risks they take in helping climbing companies ferry rich tourists up the peak. “The mountain has been deteriorating rapidly in the past three years due to global warming, and the breakdown in the Khumbu Icefall is dramatic,” he said. “We need to learn more about what is going on up there.”

There is nothing to prove the icefall was behaving unusually on Friday. But scientists say mountaineers should assume that everything is now in flux.

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Hillary Clinton Says Benghazi Is Her “Biggest Regret” As Secretary of State…

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What difference does it make now?

BOSTON – Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a women’s leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives “very, very painful” and “certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.”

She noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died, and had pledged to do everything she could to ensure a similar tragedy won’t happen again.

The comments, which echo past remarks, came in reply to a question at a leadership conference hosted by Simmons College. They are a reminder that Mrs. Clinton knows she has still has to answer for Benghazi and continue to speak about it — although most of the talk Wednesday was focused on women’s rights, including her call for equal pay for equal work.

Obama Visits Washington Town Ravaged By Mudslide . . . Repeatedly Mispronounces Its Name…

He’s lucky his name isn’t George W. Bush.

Via MYNorthwest:

President Obama had plenty of heartfelt words as he spoke at the Oso firehouse after touring the mudslide debris field. But his remarks are being overshadowed because he mispronounced Oso several times.

He got it right the first time he referenced the town devastated by last month’s slide as he recognized family members of the victims, first responders and officials, saying he came to let the community know the entire country is thinking of them.

But moments later came his big gaffe.

“Because while very few Americans have ever heard of Osso [sic] before the disaster struck, we’ve all been inspired by the incredible way that the community has come together.”

No one said a word, but you can only imagine what people were thinking as he continued, again mispronouncing the name as he referenced letters he received from Darrington, Arlington and “Osso.”

Poll: 51% Say In 20 Years Obamacare Will Be Seen As “One of The Worst” Things Obama Did As President…

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Via Fox News:

[I]n general, the poll shows more voters continue to dislike than like the health care law — as has been the case in the Fox News poll going back to April 2010. Over that time support for the law has stayed between 36-40 percent. Today, 39 percent favor the law, while 56 percent oppose it.

President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.

How will it be viewed down the road? A slim 51-percent majority thinks 20 years from now ObamaCare will be viewed as “one of the worst” things Barack Obama accomplished as president. That includes one in five Democrats (19 percent), over half of independents (56 percent) and most Republicans (81 percent).

Overall, 37 percent think the health care law will be seen as “one of the best things” Obama did.

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Argues For Endless Affirmative Action…

It’s almost like Al has a vested interest in keeping the perception of rampant racism alive.

SHARPTON: It was the law and enforced laws that made the playing field uneven, and the government must bring laws until the field is even for everyone!

Moonbat College Students Mock Pro-Lifers With Coat Hanger Display…

Classy.

Via Campus Reform:

The Socialist Student Union at Winthrop University covered the DiGiorgio Campus Center’s lawn in wire hangers to mock a pro-life event that was sponsored by conservative students.

The College Republicans had covered the same spot on the lawn with flags in January to represent abortions in the United States in honor of National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

“It obviously makes their point that it was a direct rebuttal to what we have done,” Tyler Richardson, president of Winthrop’s College Republicans chapter told Campus Reform in an interview.

The wire display was also intended to promote an event, Abortion 360, which was held Tuesday in protest of a College Republicans showing of the pro-life film Abortion 180, according to a promotional flyer obtained by Campus Reform.

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Obamabot George Clooney Says He Walked Out On Dinner With Vegas Mogul After He Called “Longtime Friend” Barack Obama An “Asshole”…

Well, he is an asshole.

Via LVRJ:

Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn and actor George Clooney offered vastly different accounts Tuesday of a dinner that ended in verbal fireworks.

Wynn said Clooney “got drunk” from downing tequila shots and stormed off after delivering an F-bomb.

The two-time Oscar winner issued the following statement in an email sent through his publicist: “There were nine people at that table … so you can ask them. … Steve likes to go on rants.

“He called the president an asshole … that is a fact … I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said ‘your friend is an asshole.’ … At that point I told Steve that HE was an asshole and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass.

“And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. Those are all the facts. It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.”

The incident occurred two weeks ago at Botero restaurant, inside Wynn’s Encore hotel.

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