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Obama’s 11 “Phony” Scandals JULY 31, 2013 BY ROCK PETERS
“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing, and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Barack Obama said in a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. on July 24, 2013.
“If four Americans get killed, it’s not OPTIMAL.”–Obama’s calloused, abnormally detached, and incredibly narcissistic response to Comedy Central’s John Stewart’s question about the changing story of the Benghazi attack.
Does Obama think that the Muslim terrorist attack on our consulate in Libya on 9/11/2012 didn’t really happen and that four Americans (Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith, and Ty Woods) weren’t actually murdered?
The Obama Laundry List of Phony Scandals
1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement, and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.
2. Benghazi: This is actually three treasonous scandals into one:
a) The failure of the administration to protect the Benghazi mission.
b) The Obama administration changed the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video.
c) The intense stonewalling, complete shutdown, and absolute refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack.
d) Breaking 200 plus years of honorable American military tradition to never leave any solider behind.
3. Spying on the the AP: The Justice Department stole a plethora of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.
4. James Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.
5. The Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when, in fact, he personally signed the affidavit that alleged Fox News reporter James Rosen was a potential criminal.
6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” debacle: Allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes (including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.)
7. Holder Perjury II: During congressional hearings held on May 3, 2011, Congressman Darrell Issa asked AG Eric Holder when he first knew about the “Fast and Furious” gun walking scheme. Eric Holder replied under oath: “I am not sure about the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” Holder flat out lied to Congress under oath;”Project Gun Runner” (Fast and Furious) was launched by Obama with Holder’s full knowledge on March 24, 2009. Holder is guilty of perjury and should be arrested.
8. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius runs an extortion racket: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for ObamaCare.
9. The Pigford scandal: A U.S. Agriculture Department effort that began as an attempt to compensate black farmers who had been discriminated against by the agency, but developed into a gravy train delivering $1.33 billion in cash to thousands of additional minority and female farmers – some of whom never once faced any discrimination or had ever even claimed to have suffered from any bias.
10. GSA frantically out of control The General Services Administration in 2010 held an $823,000 training conference in Las Vegas, featuring a clown and mind-readers. This resulted in the resignation of the GSA administrator.
11. Extortion 17: On August 6, 2011, a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17”, was shot down during a mission transporting a quick reaction force attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan.
The resulting crash killed all 38 people on board—25 American special operations personnel, five United States Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen, seven Afghan commandos, and one Afghan interpreter—as well as a U.S. military working dog. It is the worst loss of U.S Military life in the Afghanistan campaign. On May 3, 2011 Vice President Joseph R. “Joe” Biden Jr., leaked confidential information to the media that jeopardized the lives of all Navy SEALs and their families, said Karen L. Vaughn, mother of deceased U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron C. Vaughn. SEALs are the Navy’s principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. Family members of the 38 military personnel killed in the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan called for a congressional investigation into the failed Navy flight operation conducted in war-ridden Afghanistan.
At the ramp ceremony at the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan given for our dead soldiers, whose bodies were being transported back to the United States, a Muslim cleric was invited by the Obama White House to give a eulogy for our fallen soldiers. Here are the words (translated from Arabic) that the Muslim cleric spoke over the flag-draped coffins, damning the souls of our dead heroes:
“Amen, I shelter in Allah the merciful forgiver. The companions of the fire, the sinners and the infidels who are fodder for hell fire are not equal with the companions of heaven. The companions of heaven, Muslims are the winners. Had we sent this Koran to a mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah. (Mocking the God of Moses) Such examples are what we present to the people, to the people so that they would think. (Repent and convert to Islam). Blessing are to your God (Allah) the God of glory of what they describe. And peace be upon the messengers (prophets) and thanks be to Allah the Lord of both universes of mankind and Jinn.”
“Elected officials who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung.”
― Abraham Lincoln
US Unemployment Rate Is Really 14.3 Percent
Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 08:03 AM By Michael Kling
Government statistics are hiding the true unemployment rate.
While the Bureau Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate has been around 7.5 or 7.6 percent in recent months, it’s really 14.3 percent.
Why the difference? The commonly cited unemployment number ignores people who want to work but are no longer actively seeking jobs and counts part-time workers as employed even if they’d prefer full-time jobs.
Editor’s Note: Economist Warns: 50% Unemployment, 100% Inflation Possible
The government statistic called U-6, however, does take into account those groups, people the government calls “marginally attached” to the labor force.
In June the U-6 was 14.3 percent, unemployment worse than in Italy and Ireland, notes the International Business Times. It’s almost 3 percentage points higher than the European Union’s unemployment rate.
While the U.S. population has increased by 12.4 million since December 2007, the labor force as increased by just 1.9 million, the Times notes. The number of people not employed or not seeking work increased by 10.1 million.
The number of part-time workers has doubled over the last five years, increasing by 322,000 just since May. Even the 14.3 percent U6 number may be worse than it seems because many new jobs are part time.
Another statistic to consider is the employment-to-population ratio, which is the lowest in decades. In other words, a smaller percentage of adults are working. The ratio was 58.7 percent in June, compared with 63 percent five years ago.
Former BLS Commissioner Keith Hall calls the publicized unemployment rate is “misleadingly low,” according to the New York Post. A more accurate measure is about 3 percentage points higher, around 10.6, he notes.
The commonly cited number counts people who work only a few hours a month as employed, Hall tells Post. But if people are not actively seeking work, they are not counted as unemployed.
The U-6 figure is a more accurate measure, says Hall, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
“If the jobless rate is unacceptable at 7.6 percent, it’d be shockingly bad if he is right and the true rate is 10.6 percent,” the Post states.
“This has been a very slow, very bad recovery,” Hall tells the newspaper. “And I think the numbers have really struggled as a result. In fact, I’ve been very disappointed in the coverage of the numbers.”
Still, he believes Federal Reserve officials understand the different numbers.
“They are smart guys and understand data.”
Editor’s Note: Economist Warns: 50% Unemployment, 100% Inflation Possible
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Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
I Have A Few Questions, Mr. Obama . . .
JULY 31, 2013 BY ALLAN ERICKSON
. . . since the mainstream media won’t ask.
Questions for the President at his next press conference:
Four dead in Benghazi and many seriously injured under suspicious circumstances, a government cover up, witnesses gagged, questions unanswered, investigations derailed. That’s not a scandal?
Reporters’ records seized, false allegations leveled by DOJ, reporters threatened, reporters and editors prevented from doing their jobs, cover-ups, government intimidation. That’s not a scandal?
Guns run to drug cartels in Mexico, hundreds killed with them (including our border agents), no following-up to arrest perpetrators (instead ANOTHER cover-up), allegations that American guns cause Mexican violence, border security virtually ignored, government interference with investigations. That’s not a scandal?
The EPA used as a legislative arm of the executive branch, installing rules that Congress voted down (a clear violation of the Constitution.) The EPA also used to persecute political opposition. Not a scandal?
NSA surveillance you authorized seriously suspected of violating citizen rights, and that’s not a scandal?
Recess appointments and an illegal war in Libya, both impeachable offenses. Not a scandal?
The IRS used to stomp down conservative groups so they cannot educate and influence citizens about Founding principles that contradict your radicalism. This is clearly an unconstitutional use of power, amounting to illegal political activity. That is a phony scandal?
ObamaCare, passed illegally and unethically; called a train wreck by the very man who helped write it and get it through Congress; promises to bankrupt the country; a measure designed to redistribute wealth and not provide care; a series of laws and regulations violating privacy, the doctor-patient relationship, and the sovereignty of the states. That is not a scandal?
Your records, Mr. President. You’ve released virtually nothing about your life, your education, your term in the Illinois legislature, nothing. Now a respected country sheriff and his investigators, along with document experts, insist that the birth certificate you released is a forgery. This means you are hiding something, that it is likely you are not ‘natural born,’ a requirement in the Constitution for becoming President. And this is not a scandal, Mr. Obama?
What would qualify as a scandal in your view, Mr. Obama? Oh. That’s right. You have already answered that question. It’s scandalous for citizens to own guns, possess private property, keep the fruits of their labor, determine for themselves what kind of schools they prefer, select their own doctor, speak up about matters of conscience, freely exercise their religion, advocate original founding principles, or worse yet, join the Tea Party.
Barack Obama is threatening to shut the Government Down Unless Obama Care Is Fully Funded… Tell Him to Bring it On.
As a matter of fact, Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and nine other Senators have already sent a letter to Harry Reid saying that they will vote AGAINST ANYbill that contains funding for ObamaCare.
But there’s a problem… the GOP establishment isn’t just running for cover, they’re fighting Lee, Cruz and Paul tooth-and-nail… they’re actually telling lies to the American people… and some have even reversed their positions and have gone so far as to say that defunding ObamaCare is “stupid”… all to AVOID ACTUALLY DEFUNDING OBAMACARE… We’re not about to let them get away with it.
Why? Rush Limbaugh said it best on Monday: “I don’t think they were ever serious about repealing health care, the Republicans. I don’t think they ever were. I think that it has been lip service from the get-go.”
And now that Lee, Cruz, Paul and others have called their hand, cut through the lip-service, and put a serious proposal on the table that can actually stop ObamaCare… the establishment is scrambling… they’re trying to hoodwink you… they’ll say anything… do anything… to give themselves political cover to avoid stopping ObamaCare’s implementation.
So we’re going to put every Republican Member of the Senate on notice: Stop the lies… stop the evasions… stop the surrenders… and do not authorize one thin dime for the implementation of ObamaCare… PERIOD.
‘Stop with the napping’: TSA workers caught sleeping on the job
A new government audit says the Transportation Security Administration is failing to uniformly discipline airport screeners who break the rules. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.
By Matthew DeLuca, Staff Writer, NBC News
The chairman of a congressional subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency Wednesday called on the Transportation Security Administration to crack down on “the napping, the stealing, the tardiness, and the disrespect” a day after a watchdog’s report revealed a spike in TSA misconduct.
The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between the years 2010 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.
The figure marked a 26 percent increase in misconduct cases in a three-year period.
Thirty-two percent of the cases involved problems with workers showing up for their jobs, according to the report, and 20 percent had to do with security and screening.
The report was released ahead of a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday morning that included representatives from the TSA and GAO.
In one case mentioned in the GAO report, an employee left an assigned checkpoint to help a family member get a bag — later found to contain “numerous prohibited items” — past screening. The employee was suspended for seven days, according to the report.
In another case from January 2012, two former employees of the TSA were sentenced to six months in jail after they admitted to have stolen $40,000 from a bag at John F. Kennedy Airport, NBC New York reported.
Of the more than 9,000 misconduct cases closed by the TSA over the three-year period, nearly half resulted in a letter of reprimand, while employees were suspended in 31 percent of cases, according to the report. Only 17 percent of the employees found to have engaged in misconduct were removed from their jobs.
Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., the chairman of the subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency, said on Wednesday that a few bad employees contributed to a poor public perception for the agency.
At a House hearing on TSA integrity and misconduct by airport security personnel, Chairman Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., called upon them to “stop with the napping, the stealing, the tardiness, and the disrespect. Earn Americans’ trust and confidence.”
“While I know that there are many thousands of hardworking, dedicated employees working at airports throughout the country, and it’s unfair to generalize to the whole workforce, unfortunately a few bad apples can ruin the bunch,” Duncan said. “These findings are especially hard to stomach since so many Americans todays are sick of being groped, interrogated, and treated like criminals when passing through checkpoints.”
“If integrity is truly a core value, then, TSA, it’s time to prove it. Stop with the napping, the stealing, the tardiness, and the disrespect, and earn America’s trust and confidence,” Duncan said.
TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski said that in cases where it can be immediately proved that an employee committed a form of misconduct, “I’m going to walk him out the door.” Most cases of alleged wrongdoing require an investigation, he said.
The agency is nearly 12 years old, and has 55,000 employees and a budget of more than $7.5 billion.
The need for strict guidelines on how to discipline employee infractions had led to inconsistencies, said Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
“The bulk of employee misconduct cases are handled at the airport level, meaning that what happens at one airport may differ from what happens at another,” Thompson said in an opening statement.
The variety of workplaces involved “underscores the need to have clearly defined and consistently applied procedures” regarding employee discipline, Stephen Lord, GAO director of forensic audits and investigative services, said at the hearing on Wednesday.
The GAO report included four recommendations for executive action, all of which have been endorsed by the TSA, Lord said on Wednesday. The recommendations include developing guidelines to record and report misconduct for TSA officials at all airports and establish a review process for all allegations of misbehavior.
El Papa se lavó las manos
Estimado Sr. Director:
El Papa Francisco visito' Brasil recientemente. A su partida, el Pontífice fue abordado por periodistas sobre el tema de los homosexuales. Como es común hoy en día, el Papa se lavó las manos igual que Poncio Pilato al decir que él no era Dios para juzgarlos.
Es cierto que Francisco no es Dios, sin embargo, él es un mensajero de nuestro Señor aquí en la tierra, y perdió una gran oportunidad de predicar lo que nos dice la Biblia con respecto a este tópico tan controversial y desagradable.
Las Sagradas Escrituras son bien claras cuando habla de quienes no heredarán el Reino de los Cielos (1 Cor. 6:9). La lista es bien extensa y aquellos que se acuesten con personas del mismo sexo serán juzgados y condenados, si no se arrepienten de sus pecados y se apartan de ellos.
Vivimos en un mundo contaminado por la hipocresía, donde la gente prefiere no decir la verdad por temor al que dirán. Otros prefieren quedarse encima de la cerca para no dañar su reputación u ambiciones religiosas y políticas. Pero el Sagrado Libro de Dios no anda con rodeos ni tapujos y llama al pan, pan; y al vino, vino. El que no lo quiera ver o entender tendrá que responder ante nuestro Creador en el juicio final.
El Papa Francisco se lavó las manos en Brasil, pero algún día el Señor le preguntará por que' no ejerció su papel de mensajero aquí en la tierra. La función de los papas, al igual que la de los pastores, es de hablar del amor y la misericordia del Gran Yo Soy, pero no se les puede olvidar que también es un Dios de justicia y disciplina cuando no cumplimos Sus mandamientos.
Juan Carlos León
Miami, FL., USA
Obama’s Creeping Authoritarianism. Daniel Henninger hits the nail right in the head when he describes the presidency of Obama.Enviado por Alberto Perez.
For somebody which unfortunately has lived during different systems ofgovernment in Cuba, it is easy to discern when you are living under an authoritarian president.
The political left, historically inclined by ideological belief to public policy that is imposed rather than legislated, supports Mr. Obama’s expansion of authority, but the level of authoritarism of Obama has raised to a point never seen before in this country with the complicity of the press.
Agreed, authoritarianism is less oppressive than totalitarism, but as we learned under Batista, the results are undesirable in both systems.
Separation of powers is the proven system for a democratic government, besides, there is always a small step for an authoritarian to become a totalitarian.
Daniel Hennirger tells us in his article a phrase repeated from “a few” to the “many” at the beginning of the mandate given by the people to Fidel Castro……..…. “Please don’t complain later that you didn’t see it coming”
July 31, 2013, 7:05 p.m. ET
Daniel Henninger: Obama’s Creeping Authoritarianism. Imposed law replaces checks and balances.
If we learned anything about Barack Obama in his first term it is that when he starts repeating the same idea over and over, what’s on his mind is something else.
The first term’s over-and-over subject was “the wealthiest 1%.” Past some point, people wondered why he kept beating these half-dead horses. After the election, we knew. It was to propagandize the targeted voting base that would provide his 4% popular-vote margin of victory—very young voters and minorities. They believed. He won.
The second-term over-and-over, elevated in his summer speech tour, is the shafting of the middle class. But the real purpose here isn’t the speeches’ parboiled proposals. It is what he says the shafting of the middle class is forcing him to do. It is forcing him to “act”—to undertake an unprecedented exercise of presidential power in domestic policy-making. ObamaCare was legislated. In the second term, new law will come from him.
Please don’t complain later that you didn’t see it coming. As always, Mr. Obama states publicly what his intentions are. He is doing that now. Toward the end of his speech last week in Jacksonville, Fla., he said: “So where I can act on my own, I’m going to act on my own. I won’t wait for Congress.” (Applause.)
The July 24 speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., has at least four references to his intent to act on his own authority, as he interprets it: “That means whatever executive authority I have to help the middle class, I’ll use it.” (Applause.) And: “We’re going to do everything we can, wherever we can, with or without Congress.”
Every president since George Washington has felt frustration with the American system’s impediments to change. This president is done with Congress.
The political left, historically inclined by ideological belief to public policy that is imposed rather than legislated, will support Mr. Obama’s expansion of authority. The rest of us should not.
The U.S. has a system of checks and balances. Mr. Obama is rebalancing the system toward a national-leader model that is alien to the American tradition.
To create public support for so much unilateral authority, Mr. Obama needs to lessen support for the other two branches of government—Congress and the judiciary. He is doing that.
Mr. Obama and his supporters in the punditocracy are defending this escalation by arguing that Congress is “gridlocked.” But don’t overstate that low congressional approval rating. This is the one branch that represents the views of all Americans. It’s gridlocked because voters are.
Take a closer look at the Galesburg and Jacksonville speeches. Mr. Obama doesn’t merely criticize Congress. He mocks it repeatedly. Washington “ignored” problems. It “made things worse.” It “manufactures” crises and “phony scandals.” He is persuading his audiences to set Congress aside and let him act.
So too the judiciary. During his 2010 State of the Union speech, Mr. Obama denounced the Supreme Court Justices in front of him. The National Labor Relations Board has continued to issue orders despite two federal court rulings forbidding it to do so. Attorney General Eric Holder says he will use a different section of the Voting Rights Act to impose requirements on Southern states that the Supreme Court ruled illegal. Mr. Obama’s repeated flouting of the judiciary and its decisions are undermining its institutional authority, as intended.
The three administration nominees enabled by the Senate’s filibuster deal—Richard Cordray at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Thomas Perez at the Labor Department and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy—open a vast swath of American life to executive authority on steroids. There won’t be enough hours in the day for Mr. Obama to “act on my own.”
In a recent Journal op-ed, “Obama Suspends the Law,” former federal judge Michael McConnell noted there are few means to stop a president who decides he is not obligated to execute laws as passed by Congress. So there’s little reason to doubt we’ll see more Obamaesque dismissals of established law, as with ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Mr. Obama is pushing in a direction that has the potential for a political crisis.
A principled opposition would speak out. Barack Obama is right that he isn’t running again. But the Democratic Party is. Their Republican opponents should force the party’s incumbents to defend the president’s creeping authoritarianism.
If Democratic Senate incumbents or candidates from Louisiana, Alaska, Missouri, Arkansas, North Carolina, Montana and Iowa think voters should accede to a new American system in which a president forces laws into place as his prerogative rather than first passing them through Congress, they should be made to say so.
And to be sure, the other purpose of the shafted middle-class tour is to demolish the GOP’s standing with independent voters and take back the House in 2014. If that happens—and absent a more public, aggressive Republican voice it may—an unchecked, unbalanced presidential system will finally arrive.
A final quotation on America’s system of government: “To ensure that no person or group would amass too much power, the founders established a government in which the powers to create, implement, and adjudicate laws were separated. Each branch of government is balanced by powers in the other two coequal branches.” Source: The White House website of President Barack Obama.
A version of this article appeared August 1, 2013, on page A11 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Obama’s Creeping Authoritarianism.
• Rumores van y vienen en el piso 29
MIAMI, 1 DE AGOSTO DE 2013, NHR.com—La sorpresa fue grande en NHR.com. Era de noche y no se esperaba que surgiera un comentario de esta índole. Quien ha sido por años el hombre fuente dentro del condado Miami-Dade aparentemente ha perdido influencia con figuras políticas, incluyendo al alcalde Carlos Giménez, según le dijeron a NHR.com empleados condales vinculados al piso 29, que es donde se encuentra la oficina del regidor.
Una fuente comenzó por recordar que en época de Alex Penelas, el abogado y cabildero Jorge Luis López era a quien había que llegar para acercarse al entonces alcalde. Esto, tanto cuando López era su principal asistente, hasta después, cuando dejo ese trabajo.
Lo mismo ocurrió cuando la era de Carlos Álvarez, siguio diciendo, agregando que Jorge Luis se las ingenió para de nuevo ser el hombre fuerte; “quien quisiera tener éxito en cualquier contrato con el condado tenía que contratar a Jorge Luis López, o a su socio, Pablo Acosta, eso ha cambiado”, nos dijeron las fuentes que nos contactaron.
Y en la primera etapa de Carlos Giménez, Jorge Luis gozaba de una tremenda influencia, entraba y salía de la oficina, el alcalde le llamaba cariñosamente “Georgie”, pero eso ha cambiado en los últimos meses. “Es más, desde que asumió el segundo término Giménez, Jorge Luis comenzó a caer”, nos dijo una de las fuentes.
Según se nos comentó, el nuevo hombre fuerte del alcalde Giménez es Ralph García Toledo, quien durante la campaña a la alcaldía era su chofer. “Se convirtió en su sombra”, nos dice la fuente, “y eso ha hecho que García Toledo hayaascendido y logrado tener más influencia ahora que el abogado-cabildero Jorge Luis López”.
Recientemente ambos cabilderos viajaron con Giménez a España y Francia, viaje que ha causado controversia porque los que le critican dicen que “cómo es posible que un alcalde viaje con dos cabilderos, eso es conflicto de intereses”. Hay algunos que han pedido que el Inspector General inicie una investigación y otros han hablados hasta de elevar la queja a la Comisión de Ética.
Sin embargo, otras fuentes no le han prestado atención al hecho de que tanto García Toledo como Jorge Luis López hayan viajado con Giménez, aunque si están de acuerdo en que el abogado-cabildero ha bajado sus acciones en el condado.
Otras fuentes contactadas dicen que aparentemente el alcalde Giménez está presionando a Jorge Luis con el asunto del Miami Heat, que no acaba de darle ni un centavo al condado y ya busca que se le conceda una extensión del contrato en la American Airlines Arena. López es cabildero del Heat.
Según le contaron a NHR.com quienes se acercaron a comentar sobre el ambiente en al ayuntamiento condal, los comisionados no quieren ni siquiera mencionar el tema del Heat.
Records Show IRS and Elections Commission Colluded Against Conservative Groups
Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 06:12 AM
Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner and an attorney for the Federal Elections Commissions appear to have colluded against at least one conservative group applying for tax-exempt status, reports the National Review Online.
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican, and oversight-subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany, a Louisiana Republican, are calling on the IRS to release all communications between the agency and the FEC between 2008 and 2012.
“The American public is entitled to know whether the IRS is inappropriately sharing their confidential tax information with other agencies,” they wrote in a letter they are reportedly sending to acting IRS administrator Danny Werfel.
Also this week, a report by Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee indicates tea party and other conservative groups were, on average, asked three times as many questions as progressive groups. And conservative groups were less likely to be approved for tax-exempt status and more likely to have their applications delayed, the report said.
“The facts are very clear — not only were conservative groups targeted by the IRS, but they received much higher scrutiny than progressives,” Camp said.
The IRS has been under siege since May when agency officials acknowledged that agents working in a Cincinnati office had improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Now, correspondence discovered by the House Ways and Means Committee, and obtained by National Review, suggests targeting conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the elections commission.
A lawyer from the FEC’s enforcement division received tax information about the status of the conservative American Future Fund. The attorney reportedly then recommended the FEC prosecute the group for violations of campaign-finance law.
The timing of the correspondence suggests that the lawyer obtained the information in order to influence the FEC’s vote for conservative groups’ applying for tax-exempt status, the National Review Online reports.
But in its recommendation, the general counsel’s office reportedly did not tell the election agency’s six commissioners how it had obtained the information about the group’s tax-exempt status. The office is prohibited under law from conducting an investigation into an organization before the commissioners have voted to do so.
As the commission’s Feb. 3, 2009 vote approached, the FEC lawyer apparently went back to Lerner for an update, writing: “Could you please tell me whether the IRS has since issued an exemption letter to the American Future Fund?”
In the end, the six FEC commissioners voted six to zero to close the case. Lerner took the Fifth in refusing to testify before a congressional committee in May. She is on paid administrative leave and is seeking full immunity before she testifies.
Still, Camp has pledged to push forward with his investigation of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.
“We have received less than 3 percent of the documents responsive to the investigation,” he said. “So, Congress will continue to investigate how the targeting began, why it was allowed to continue for so long and what the IRS is doing to resolve this. Americans deserve to know the full truth.”
The IRS said in a statement that 70 agency lawyers are working full-time to review documents for congressional inquiries.
“The IRS is aggressively responding to the numerous data requests we’ve received from Congress,” IRS spokeswoman Michelle Eldridge said. “We are doing everything we can to fully cooperate with the committees, and we strongly disagree with any suggestions to the contrary.”
A report by the IRS inspector general said the agency gave extra scrutiny to 298 groups when they applied for tax exempt status from the spring of 2010 to the spring of 2012.
A total of 104 applications included the labels “conservative,” ”tea party,” ”patriot” or “9-12” in their names, according to the Ways and Means report, which is consistent with the inspector general’s report. Seven included the words “progressive” or “progress.”
While processing the applications, IRS agents asked the progressive groups an average of 4.7 questions and eventually approved all seven applications, according to the analysis by Ways and Means Republicans. Some progressive groups, however, complained about lengthy delays.
The conservative groups were asked an average of 14.9 questions and, as of May 31, only 48 applications had been approved. The other 56 applications were either pending or withdrawn. None was denied.
Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, said the analysis omits other liberal or progressive groups that don’t have the word “progressive” in their names.
“This is a recurring problem in this investigation — the release of incomplete information,” Levin said. “Indeed, that is exactly what led to fundamental flaws in the (inspector general’s) report.”
During the 2010 and 2012 elections, IRS agents singled out groups that had “tea party,” ”patriots,” and “9-12” in their applications, according to a May report by IRS inspector general J. Russell George. George’s report determined that these groups received extra, sometimes burdensome scrutiny that delayed their applications for more than a year.
George’s report did not mention progressive groups. He told a congressional committee this month that, despite a year-long inquiry, the IRS just recently provided him documents suggesting that progressive groups may have been targeted.
The IRS was screening the groups’ applications because agents were trying to determine their level of political activity. IRS regulations say tax-exempt social welfare organizations may engage in some political activity, but the activity may not be their primary mission. It is up to the IRS to make that determination.
“The inspector general just testified that his audit was based on an incomplete set of documents that was missing key information about progressive groups, and now House Republicans are making the same mistake,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House oversight committee. “Rather than conducting a responsible investigation to determine all of the facts, Republicans are desperate to continue making completely unsubstantiated accusations of political motivation.”
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· España registra capacidad para financiarse por primera vez desde 1997El problema de españa es el problema que encontraría un candidato republicano que ocupara la casa blanca siguiendo a Obama.
El gobierno del PP hizo lo que tenía que hacer, estableció un sistema de responsabilidad fiscal y de austeridad para tratar de salir el desastre que la administración socialista de zapatero habia provocado.
Pero fuismos testigos en nuestra última visita a españa de las manifestaciones en la plaza del sol contra el gobierno. Quitar las dádivas que politicamente el partido socialista habia concedido no fue fácil en España como no lo será en Estados Unidos, la responsabilidad personal desaparece y entonces consideran que el vivir sin trabajar recibiendo dinero del estado es un derecho.
Pero no hay nada más socorrido que el tiempo para sacar a flote la realidad. y vemos en las noticias de España que finalmente está saliendo a flote.
España registra capacidad para financiarse por primera vez desde 1997 enviado por Alberto Perez.
La economía española experimentó en los cinco primeros meses del año, por primera vez desde 1997, una capacidad de financiación por importe de 2.487 millones de euros, en contraste con la necesidad de financiación de 14.309,3 millones contabilizada en igual periodo de 2012, según ha destacado este miércoles el Banco de España en su estadística sobre la balanza de pagos.
La capacidad o necesidad de financiación de la economía se mide a partir del saldo agregado de las cuentas corrientes y de capital. Así, el déficit acumulado de la balanza por cuenta corriente se situó en 1.209,7 millones de euros en los cinco primeros meses de este año, lo que representa un descenso del 92,4% respecto a los 15.997,5 millones registrados en el mismo periodo de 2012.
Esta disminución se debió principalmente a la “notable” corrección del déficit comercial y a la mejora de los saldos de rentas y de servicios, mientras que el déficit de la balanza de transferencias corrientes se incrementó ligeramente.
En concreto, el déficit de la balanza comercial se situó hasta mayo en 2.768,1 millones de euros, un 79,3% menos que en el mismo periodo de 2012, con las exportaciones creciendo al 8,6% y las importaciones bajando al 2,4%.
Según el Banco de España, la reducción del déficit comercial se explica por la “apreciable” ampliación del superávit no energético y, en menor medida, por la disminución del déficit energético.
En la balanza de servicios, el superávit ascendió a 12.752,5 millones de euros, un 12,9% más que un año atrás, como resultado de la ampliación tanto del superávit del turismo y viajes como de otros servicios.
Así, el superávit de la rúbrica de turismo y viajes alcanzó los 10.468,2 millones en los cinco primeros meses del año, un 5% más que en igual periodo de 2012, mientras que el saldo de los otros servicios contabilizó un superávit de 2.284,3 millones de euros, un 72,9% más.
El déficit de la balanza de rentas, por su parte, disminuyó hasta los 5.716,9 millones de euros hasta mayo, frente a los 8.645,8 millones del mismo periodo del año pasado, en tanto que la balanza de transferencias corrientes aumentó ligeramente hasta 5.477,3 millones, un 5% más.
SUPERAVIT EN LA CUENTA DE CAPITAL
Por su lado, el saldo de la cuenta de capital, que recoge, entre otros conceptos, las transferencias de capital procedentes de la UE, contabilizó un superávit de 3.696,7 millones de euros, frente a los 1.688,2 millones del mismo periodo del año pasado.
Entre enero y mayo, las operaciones financieras de los distintos sectores residentes, excluido el Banco de España, medidas por el saldo de su cuenta financiera, originaron entradas netas de capital por valor de 40.345 millones de euros, frente a las salidas de 165.064,2 millones de un año atrás.
En consecuencia, los activos netos del Banco de España frente al exterior aumentaron hasta mayo en 48.553,5 millones de euros, en contraste con el recorte de 176.612,9 millones registrado en los cuatro primeros meses del año pasado.
Special Message from
Chairman, League of American Voters
Dear Newsmax Reader:
The ObamaCare â€œtrain wreckâ€ is closer than you think.
This year the first wave of ObamaCare regulations and taxes has already begun to hit.
And insurance policy holders like you and me are being whacked with massive premium increases.
Worse, Medicare recipients — folks who paid into the system — are beginning to suffuffer as their benefits are being diverted to help tens of millions of freeloaders.
Thought that was the worst?
Well, business owners all across the country are warning of massive layoffs and an economic slowdown.
The Congressional Budget Office, known for its fierce non-partisanship, now admits that 7 million Americans could lose their private insurance.
These are just some of the facts about ObamaCare that horrify me.
Thatâ€™s why I believe the No. 1 priority for Congress is to stop ObamaCare!
Yes, stop it dead in its tracks.
And I have a plan to do just that.
Working with the League of American Voters, the powerful grass-roots organization I lead as national chairman, I know it can be done.
But I need your help today.
First, let me walk you through just how dangerous and radical this ObamaCare law really is.
Federal bureaucrats have already written more than 20,000 complicated regulations to go along with the 2,700-page law that Nancy Pelosi pushed through Congress — a law no one had time tto read before they voted for it!
Now, this law will fundamentally change your healthcare for the worse.
Polls consistently show Americans donâ€™t want ObamaCare â€” its taxes and fees, Medicare cuts, and other onerous demands.
I think you are among the majority of Americans who want ObamaCare stopped and are willing to help.
Even senators and congressmen who voted for this law are having second thoughts.
Sen. Max Baucus, a leading Democrat who backed ObamaCare, recently complained during a Senate hearing, â€œI just see a huge train wreck coming down.â€
And heâ€™s one of the senators who actually wrote the ObamaCare law!
Baucus is speaking honestly now because he is so panicked about the damage ObamaCare will do that he decided not to run for re-election!
Fortunately for him, Baucus can run from ObamaCare.
But you canâ€™t. I canâ€™t. The country canâ€™t.
You Can Sign My Petition to Defund ObamaCare – Sign It Here Now
You Can Derail ObamaCare
The fact is it is too late to repeal ObamaCare.
The House of Representatives has passed bills fully repealing ObamaCare. But they have failed in the Senate.
And Obama will NEVER sign a law repealing ObamaCare.
But ObamaCare needs oxygen and that oxygen is money from Congress.
I believe we can defeat ObamaCare using the provisions in the Constitution itself that give Congress the power to stop the funding of ObamaCare.
Congress can simply defund ObamaCare without ever repealing the law.
The League of American Voters has developed a simple strategy to prevent the implementation of ObamaCare.
Until a future Congress comes to its senses and repeals it, the law remains on the books.
But hereâ€™s the rub.
Congress controls the funding of ObamaCare.
No funding … no ObamaCare.
If Congress doesnâ€™t fund the implementation of the law … it wonâ€™t get implemented.
And thatâ€™s where you join the fight.
By signing the Leagueâ€™s petition urging Congress to cut off funding for ObamaCare, you will join me in the effort to stop this hideous law.
You will stop the massive Medicare cuts ObamaCare requires.
You will stop the empaneling of so-called Independent Payment Advisory Boards — what Sarah Palin called â€€œDeath Panelsâ€ — committees of faceless bureaucrats who wwill decide what medical services you get or donâ€™t get.
You will stop the IRS from hiring 17,000 new enforcement agents to implement ObamaCareâ€™s massive tax and mandate features.
You will stop the massive demands on insurance companies that are causing premiums to skyrocket.
By simply going online now and signing the Defund ObamaCare petition you will join literally hundreds of thousands of your fellow Americans urging Congress to listen to the public and stop ObamaCare dead in its tracks now!
Remember, the Constitution says Congress — not the president — provides for and devises all tax and spending billss.
The president can approve or veto those laws.
Members of the House and Senate can simply stop ObamaCare by not sending any budget bill to the presidentâ€™s desk that includes any funding whatsoever for ObamaCare.
Itâ€™s that simple. Yes!
You may say this wonâ€™t work and that petitions are useless.
You are wrong.
The politicians of both parties are fearful of you.
When they see millions of Americans demanding this, they will act.
I have signed the petition.
Now I need you to.
One more thing: Once the petition drive is complete, as chairman of the League of American Voters, I will personally make sure that our Defund ObamaCare petition is hand-delivered to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner.
I will make this special effort.
But I need your support to do it!
Sign My Petition to Defund ObamaCare – Sign It Here Now
Act Now Before You Lose Your Doctor
The Association of Medical Colleges predicts that by 2020 the U.S. will have a shortage of 90,000 doctors.
One of the missing could easily be yours.
This is an artificial shortage created by ObamaCare.
ObamaCare rules, red tape and payment limitations are already causing many doctors to either stop practicing, stop accepting Medicare patients or stop accepting insurance.
Combine that with the 30 million (yes, I said million!) new patients that ObamaCare adds to the rolls — all of whom will have access to â€œœfreeâ€ medical care — and you have a situation the term ââ€œtrain wreckâ€ doesnâ€™t begin to describe.
Guess what? Even this administration has figured out there may be a shortage of primary care doctors.
One of the solutions being considered is replacing doctors with nurses!
Thatâ€™s right, some government officials think replacing a doctor — who has undeergone 21,000 hours of training and direct clinical experience — witth a nurse practitioner, who can have as little as 3,500 hours of experience, is a practical solution.
But it gets worse.
As I mentioned earlier, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that more than 7 million Americans will lose their current health insurance.
Hereâ€™s why: ObamaCareâ€™s demands on business are so draconian that many business owners will stop health benefits for their employees and pay a fine.
Itâ€™s actually cheaper for businesses to pay the fine than buy expensive ObamaCare insurance!
Millions of working Americans will be forced to go to government-run exchanges to get healthcare for themselves and their families.
And guess who will pay for these folks if they donâ€™t bother to get insurance? You got it — you and me!
And for those who stay on insurance, the nightmare has only just begun.
Since ObamaCare became law in 2010, insurance premiums have already been skyrocketing — up almost 30% and the law hasnâ€€™t even been implemented!
Under the ObamaCare law, every insurance company must provide insurance to even those who become sick and donâ€™t have insurance!
This is the equivalent of getting homeowners insurance only after your home burns down!
Only government could think up such a crazy scheme.
Well, youâ€™ve heard the saying that there is no such a thing as a free lunch.
Well, thereâ€™s no such thing as free medical care either.
Someone has to pay… and that someone is you!
You will pay in higher insurance premiums to cover the new 30 million people not currently insured.
You will pay in massive tax hikes — when all is said and done over the neext 10 years you and I will be hit with more than $1 trillion in new taxes and costs!
Frankly, the full truth about ObamaCare has been laid out in a New York Times best-selling book called the â€œObamaCare Survival Guide.â€
Newsmax, my favorite online news source, says the â€œObamaCare Survival Guideâ€ is the â€œbest guide to the new law — one every Americcan family must have to protect themselves and their family.â€
You Can Sign My Petition to Defund ObamaCare – Sign It Here Now
The Amazing â€˜Cadillacâ€™ Tax Set to Strike
One of the amazing things the â€œObamaCare Survival Guideâ€ reveals is the impact of Obamaâ€™s â€œCadillacâ€ tax.
The Cadillac tax is a 40% tax — yess, read that again, a 40% tax — on what was supposed to be luxury heealthcare plans.
Today only a small fraction of those currently insured will be hit with this 40% tax.
But ObamaCare was very sneaky. It didnâ€™t index current insurance plans for inflation.
So now experts are saying that within several years, as many as 70% of all Americans will be hit with this Cadillac tax — a whoppping 40% tax added onto their healthcare premiums!
But remember — as the Supremme Court admitted — ObamaCare is one giant tax.
And youâ€™re paying this tax in the form of insurance premiums, taxes on your income, taxes on capital gains, and other hidden fees and taxes.
In fact the â€œObamaCare Survival Guideâ€ reveals as many as 22 hidden tax schemes.
But the worst is going to be insurance premiums people pay.
Two House of Representative committees this year reported that private insurance premiums will rise by as much as 200% in the next several years.
Scary, isnâ€™t it?
After reading that you should be asking â€œwhere is this petitionâ€ so you can sign right now!
But thatâ€™s not the worst of it.
I guarantee you will be paying more — in some instances much, much more ââ€” for crowded medical services from a doctor (or even worse, a nurse) who could be a complete a stranger to you and your family.
Sign My Petition to Defund ObamaCare – Sign It Here Now
If You Donâ€™t Believe Me Read This
Recently the Society of Actuaries — experts paid to prredict insurance costs — estimated the minimum increase in the cost for individual plans through ObamaCare health exchanges will be 32% and in some states the increase could be as much as 80%.
The cost for an individual plan under one BlueCross BlueShield program may increase 150% even before ObamaCare is fully implemented!
These crippling increases in insurance cost will be felt nationwide.
By 2017 the estimated increase in California is 62%, 80% in Ohio and over 20% in Florida.
The evidence is now overwhelming that the cost of healthcare is going to skyrocket as a result of ObamaCare.
But remember we were promised that ObamaCare would reduce healthcare costs, allow us to keep our health insurance and keep our doctors.
Those promises have turned out to be a complete lie.
ObamaCare was sold to gullible politicians as a way to reduce health insurance costs.
By forcing everyone to have coverage, the cost would be spread over a large pool of rate payers.
But that isnâ€™t the way the law was written.
Responsible people like you, who have been paying for health insurance for years, will be paying for your insurance and covering the cost of freeloaders.
Thatâ€™s reason enough to sign the petition to Defund ObamaCare — before you sign the check to pay for insurance premium increasses.
Any law that encourages people to take advantage of the system is a law that should not have money to be enforced.
Welcome to the Third World
Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, let the cat out of the bag when he warned healthcare executives to â€œmake sure (ObamaCare) is not a third-world experience.â€
Even the United Union of Roofers, part of the Obama administration collection of union bosses who have received ObamaCare waivers, called for a repeal or complete reform of ObamaCare.
They are not alone.
Millions of union members have generous health plans. These will be among the first to be hit with the so-called 40% Cadillac tax.
My point here is that there is growing and wide support to defund ObamaCare.
I know we can win this battle.
I just need your help with this petition and igniting the prairie fire of revolt against the funding of this law.
I must stop here and ask you: Which is easier?
Signing the Leagueâ€™s petition to defund ObamaCare and taking a positive step toward preventing this train wreck, or spending hours filling out government forms and then hoping federal insurance will accept your family doctor?
You Can Sign My Petition to Defund ObamaCare – Sign It Here Now
Turn Off the Spigot for ObamaCare
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a good friend of my dad, Ronald Reagan, used to say the problem with socialism is eventually socialists run out of other peopleâ€™s money.
The same is true for our healthcare socialists, but before they run out, they intend to take much of your money!
Thatâ€™s what is so attractive about the Leagueâ€™s plan to shut off the money spigot now, before ObamaCare can get started.
Your signature on the petition wonâ€™t cost you a dime, but it could save you a fortune.
Congress can defund the federal health insurance exchanges.
Congress can defund the IRS enforcement mechanisms. Congress can shut ObamaCare down, if it feels the pressure from you and others like you.
Please take a minute to sign the League of American Votersâ€™ Defund ObamaCare petition.
The Coming Medicare Meltdown
ObamaCareâ€™s $1 trillion-plus cost has to be paid by someone and seniors have just been presented with the bill.
Over the next 10 years Medicare will be cut more than $700 billion to reduce the crippling financial impact of ObamaCare.
Your Medicare dollars will be going to people who never paid into the system like you did.
But thatâ€™s not the worst of it. These cuts will have a direct and obvious impact on you.
In fact itâ€™s a dirty little secret: The expansion of prescription drug benefits — which politicians have been so pproud of — in no way compensates for the potentially devastating imppact of the billions of dollars in cuts to Medicare.
If you are on Medicare, you will experience the effect of these cuts personally.
Hereâ€™s another little secret. ObamaCare has created the so-called â€œMedicaid-Medicare Parity Rule.â€
That means Medicaid patients get equal benefits to Medicare patients â€” people who paid into the system their whole lives.
Experts say this parity rule will hurt Medicare in two ways.
First, precious Medicare funds will be shared with Medicaid recipients. Everyone will get less care as doctorsâ€™ offices will be swamped!
And doctors will refuse to take Medicare patients due to cuts in what the government pays for services. (In fact they already are.)
Waiting rooms of the doctors that continue to accept Medicare will be jammed.
As a direct result you will wait longer for an appointment, a procedure, tests or even surgery.
Stop the Coming
Everything I have said has been demonstrated by fact. There is no real dispute about the coming â€œtrain wreckâ€ Sen. Baucus is predicting.
Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s vital you sign the Leagueâ€™s petition today and then get the rest of your family and friends to sign, too.
Defunding ObamaCare is the biggest fight possibly of our lifetime — it will define this country for generations to come. <
Sure, the fight will be tough, but itâ€™s winnable.
All we have to do is cut off the money spigot.
You Can Sign My Petition to Defund ObamaCare – Sign It Here Now
Are You Wondering About the Second Step?
During this letter Iâ€™ve stressed the importance of signing the League of American Votersâ€™ Defund ObamaCare petition, but there is a second step.
I want to invite you to join me as a member of the League.
The League is one of the most influential grass-roots organizations in America.
It was the League that almost single-handedly stopped ObamaCare from pushing through the so-called â€œpublic option,â€ which would have resulted in a Soviet-style socialist healthcare system even worse than ObamaCare.
During the union bossesâ€™ drive to recall Gov. Scott Walker after his courageous fight against public employee unions who were draining Wisconsin taxpayers dry, the League produced and aired commercials supporting the governor.
We won that battle too.
And in 2010 the League led the fight to retain the Bush tax cuts that were so beneficial to the middle class.
Our national efforts for retaining the Bush tax cuts were led by former Sen. Fred Thompson.
We have won battles before.
I believe we can win this one and Defund ObamaCare.
But this wonâ€™t happen overnight.
First, I need you to sign the petition.
I need you then to encourage other people on your email list and other friends to sign the petition.
Once that is done the League is going to use its full resources to demand that Congress pass no more funding that enables implementation of ObamaCare.
If President Obama doesnâ€™t like it, too bad.
The Constitution says Congress provides the spending and budgets.
And Congress can decide to stop giving the funding!
When I was young my dad taught me a lesson I never forgot.
He told me to fight battles on principle — even when victory is not clear.
This time we not only have the right cause, we have a real chance of victory.
Please take a moment to sign the Defund ObamaCare petition today and join with me in ending ObamaCare once and for all.
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Yours for America,
P.S. Signing the Defund ObamaCare petition costs you absolutely nothing. But after signing you will have an opportunity to join the League of American Voters. You will join hundreds of thousands of Americans who support our call for freedom. The petition drive is just one part of a larger plan to stop ObamaCare and fully defund it. We need support from people like you to do this. You Can Sign My Petition to Defund ObamaCare – Sign It Here Now
El Comité para la Eliminación de la Violencia contra las Mujeres exige al gobierno cubano que afronte la realidad y sus causas económicas
Cuba debe asumir que en el país existe la explotación sexual y la prostitución y que éstas tienen causas económicas, por lo que tendría que tratar de erradicar las causas que derivan en la explotación femenina, según urgió ayer el Comité por la Eliminación de la Violencia contra las Mujeres de la ONU.
El Comité tiene por objetivo velar por que los Estados miembros de la Convención sobre la Eliminación de Todas las Formas de Violencia contra las Mujeres -de la que Cuba es parte- acaben con la discriminación política, económica, social, cultural y civil contra las féminas.
“El Comité está profundamente preocupado porque el Estado Parte no reconoce la existencia de la explotación de la prostitución”, rezan las conclusiones sobre el país caribeño hechas públicas.
“Además, el Comité está también preocupado por la falta de esfuerzos para evitar la explotación de la prostitución y acabar con sus causas estructurales, así como la falta de protección y servicios disponibles para las víctimas de esa explotación”. Por ello el Comité urge al estado cubano a que haga todo lo necesario para acabar con las causas estructurales de la prostitución y el tráfico, que velen por que las mujeres y las niñas no sea estigmatizadas, y se aseguren que éstas accedan a programas de rehabilitación y asistencia básica como refugios.
Una respuesta sorprendente
Esta advertencia del Comité aparece tras la respuesta aportada por el gobierno isleño durante el análisis de su caso, en el que aseguró que “el fenómeno de la prostitución no tiene causas estructurales en Cuba, ya que fueron eliminadas tras el triunfo de la Revolución”.
Las autoridades cubanas contestaron al Comité que la prostitución en Cuba “constituye una elección personal de las mujeres y hombres que buscan en el ejercicio de la prostitución una vía para acceder a determinados bienes de consumo que propicien un nivel de vida superior al del resto de la población trabajadora, y en algunos casos emigrar al exterior”.
Por otra parte, el Comité solicita que cuando se autoricen excepcionalmente matrimonios entre cónyuges menores de 18 años, el enlace sea con el acuerdo explícito de los dos contrayentes, y sobre todo, que ambos tengan como mínimo 16 años. Hasta la fecha, para poder llevar a cabo este tipo de matrimonio excepcional, el varón debe tener como mínimo 16 años, pero la mujer sólo necesita ser mayor de 14.
Otro de los aspectos tratados por el Comité es la falta de educación no sexista existente en el país, por lo que se solicita que se implementen planes transversales para que haya una educación de la paridad y la igualdad entre sexos. El Comité hace hincapié en que esto es necesario, sobre todo, en las áreas rurales, donde las mujeres están más sometidas y tienen menor acceso a asesoramiento y ayuda.
En el mismo sentido, se sugiere al gobierno cubano a que modifique su código laboral para que incluya disposiciones que contemplen el principio de igual pago por igual remuneración, así como medidas para evitar el acoso sexual en el medio del trabajo.
Accidentes Sexuales enviado por Alberto Pérez. firstname.lastname@example.org
Esta noticia que nos llega de Inglaterra nos aclara ciertos puntos que quizás estamos percibiendo equivocadamente.
1. Los musulmanes no son tan religiosos, prefieren novelas eróticas al Corán.
2.Los ingleses no son tan serios como parecen, experimentan con el sexo masoquista usando esposas y después olvidando donde pusieron las llaves me imagino que por la excitación erótica.
Uno llegó a introducir los genitales en una tostadora, no me lo explico como lo hizo ni que sensación tuvo, pero está en la noticia.
La noticia especifica lo de la tostadora pero deja abierta 1300 llamadas sobre partes del cuerpo atrapadas en utensilios del hogar. Los utensilios deben de ser batidoras, procesadoras de alimentos, congeladoras ect. lo más peligroso sería poner los genitales en la trituradora del fregadero, el artículo no especifica los daños sufridos por los genitales de estos sadomasoquistas.
Aumentan los ‘accidentes’ sexuales con esposas, según los bomberos
La brigada de bomberos de Londres apela al sentido común para evitar pagar miles de euros en impuestos derivados de esas situaciones de emergencia.
Las novelas eróticas han experimentado un especial auge en los últimos tres años gracias al éxito de la trilogía Cincuenta sombras (De Grey, Más oscuras y Liberadas), que ha vendido más de 30 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo y ha desplazado al Corán como el libro más solicitado por los presos de Guantánamo.
Precisamente en ese periodo de tiempo han aumentado significativamente los casos depersonas que han sido socorridas por los bomberos tras verse en situaciones de emergencia relacionadas con el uso de esposas.
Al menos eso afirma la brigada de bomberos de Londres, que no niega que el famoso bestsellerpueda haber influido en ello, teniendo en cuenta que el libro tiene altas dosis desadomasoquismo. “No sé si se debe al efecto de Cincuenta sombras, pero ha aumentado el número de incidentes con esposas”, afirmó Dave Brown, uno de los miembros de la brigada.
Un hombre metió sus genitales en una tostadora
Además, los bomberos añadieron que, desde 2010, han rescatado a 79 personas con las muñecas aprisionadas y han recibido hasta 1.300 llamadas de socorro de individuos que se quedaron con partes del cuerpo atrapadas en utensilios del hogar. Uno de los casos más curiosos fue el de un hombre que metió sus genitales en una tostadora y no pudo remediar la situación hasta que llegaron los bomberos.
Estos incidentes han costado a los londinenses 377.000 libras esterlinas (más de 433.000 euros) en impuestos, por lo que la brigada ha hecho público el listado de emergencias atendidas con el objetivo de concienciar a la población y lograr que se aplique el sentido común; por ejemplo, manteniendo las llaves cerca en caso de usar esposas.
El año que viene está previsto el estreno de la película basada en el primer libro, Cincuenta sombras de Grey. Puede que, entonces, el número de curiosos en problemas aumente todavía más
YES, I’M A BAD AMERICAN
I Am the Liberal-Progressives Worst Nightmare.
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We NEED GOD BACK IN OUR COUNTRY!
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
And if I send you a lot of political stuff it is because I love this
Country and the Constitution and you. I don’t like the way my
Country is being run and neither should you. So I send it to
give you the truth. If you don’t like it … sorry I’m sending it
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“En mi opinión” Lázaro R González Miño Editor ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’