Obama’s distraction, classic projection

Obama called Netanyahu’s speech a distraction.

Daily Caller reported:

“Your administration has described Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plans to address to Congress on Iran tomorrow as ‘destructive,’” Mason told Obama. “What damage has really been done?”

“I don’t think it’s permanently destructive,” Obama replied. “I think that it is a distraction from what should be our focus. Our focus should be how do we stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”

Wait, Netanyahu’s focus is stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. That is the chief objective. Obama’s focus, however, is….well, take your pick

But Obama did take the opportunity before the speech to preemptively attack Bibi:

“Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. … None of that has come true.”

And Obama has made all kinds of claims like about Obamacare, lies. At least now the world knows who they don’t trust. So why should anyone listen to Obama?

On the day Bibi delivered a joint session speech, Obama rolled out his new initiative. As Valerie Jarrett explained to MSNBC, his new program is Let Girls Learn. I’m sure there was absolutely no other day he could have rolled that out.(Biden was abroad lol) And he calls Netanyahu’s timing politically suspicious?

USA Today: “President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will announce the “Let Girls Learn” initiative Tuesday afternoon at the White House.”

Obama did take time to come out to criticize his speech as nothing new.

NBC: “On the core issue, which is how do we prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon which would make it far more dangerous … the prime minister didn’t offer any viable alternatives,” Obama said.

Solomon had a famous saying too, “nothing new under the sun.” This is a man, Obama, who when running for office in 08, gave his great speech in Berlin, Germany and I don’t remember anyone yelling that “he is running for election, gasp!”

He started the Berlin speech with a phony disclaimer.

I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen – a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.

What average “citizen of the world” would have the venue to give a speech? But Obama has a problem with someone in office, as one of our closest allies, coming to give a speech while still running for reelection? A distraction?

Where oh where has Dirty ol’ Harry gone?

Mark Levin reads an old op-ed that will make your hair curl.
We aren’t in Kansas any more. (May 2014)

This was reported around May 2014. Harry Reid rammed (S.744) the aka immigration bill through the Senate in 2013. Look at Harry Reid over 20 years completely abandoning common sense. A spineless lizard slithering around the Capitol. He seems to be a schizophrenic on top of it.

Obama’s Strategic Ignorance Plan

Also could be called strategic neglect, as this piece says. What grade would you give him?

The Cost to America of an AWOL President

by Dr. Sebastian Gorka Feb 2015 | Brietbart

In the recently released, but largely unheralded, National Security Strategy of the United States, the new buzz-word was “strategic patience.” As our unarmed Marines hastily departed Yemen, and ISIS closed in on their fellow devil-dogs in Iraq, the President was more than showing patience: he was making video about taking selfies.
The new National Security Strategy of the United States, which was a year late and strangely dropped on a Friday – a technique usually reserved for documents the administration doesn’t want to be read – opens with a a letter from President Obama.

In it, he states that his answer to the threats and challenges that face the nation is “strategic patience.” Instead of tackling the dangers of the word proactively and head-on, America will play a waiting game. This fits neatly into previous approaches from the White House that have emphasized “leading from behind.” Given the geopolitical realties of today’s world, American voters should draw their own report card of what a reactive and “patient” approach has brought the Republic in the last six years:

  • The Global Jihadist Movement: Not only is Al Qaeda not on the ropes, but ISIS /The Islamic State has overtaken it as a fully-fledged insurgency which is so powerful that latest reports have it attacking the base in Iraq where US Marines are deployed to assist the Iraqi army in standing itself back up after being routed last Summer. As media attention focuses again on the Middle East, especially after the gruesome immolation of Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the Jihadist movement grows ever stronger in Africa, with Boko Haram killing thousands and enslaving hundreds of Christian girls. Back home, we have the unprecedented statement by the director of the FBI that the Bureau is investigating ISIS activity in 49 states of the union. (Every state except Sarah Palin’s Alaska).
  • On the Shia side of this global war, we see that not only is Iran very deftly outmaneuvering the administration when it comes to its nuclear program, its proxies are gaining ground in South Asia and the Middle East, most especially in Yemen, where the Houthis have captured the capital. This despite the fact that Yemen was lauded last year by the President as one of the true success stories of his counterterrorism strategy.
  • The most populous and important Arab Muslim state, Egypt, has not responded well to “strategic patience” – or rather, strategic neglect and rejection of the White House. When the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammad Morsi was deposed by General Sisi, Cairo became the black sheep of the region as far as the administration is considered. This despite the fact that now-president Sisi is the only Muslim leader since 9/11 to openly call for a “religious revolution” in Islam aimed against the violent jihadists that threaten his nation as much as ours.
  • With the “pivot to Asia” declared by then-Secretary Clinton resulting in nominal, if any actual, redirection of our attention to the region, China has proceeded to build up its military and use it to intimidate its neighbors and lay claim to new territories in ways that could very easily lead to a shooting war in the region.
    And in Europe, Vladimir Putin has managed to break a 60-plus year international taboo by using force to redraw borders and annex the territory of a neighboring state. Clearly, the former KGB colonel believes in being a pro-active leader.
This is just a short version of a disturbing list that could be made much longer. The empirical truth on the ground is that we have enemies at home and abroad, enemies who believe neither in “leading from behind” nor in “strategic patience.” At the same time, the most powerful nation the world has ever seen has a Commander-in-Chief who is Absent With Out Leave.
Sebastian Gorka Ph.D. is the Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University. — Brietbart

I’ll just call him Captain Decadence for now. The patience of Neville Chamberlain. Whatever the horrible results of Obama’s strategy are, he will channel Chamberlain to describe it as “peace for our time.”

Community organizing gone ugly

The plot thickens. Just a little introduction to this article. Obama and his cast of mischievists have been busy scheming their transformational plans. Read this latest report about their devious plans and progress tied to the immigration debacle he created.

So now “coming out of the shadows” seems more of a euphemism to this administration. It is very ironic what the phrase really portends for transformation of the US.

Breaking…WH Plans to Develop a “Country Within a Country” of 15 Million “New Americans”

by Sara Noble • February 28, 2015 | Independent Sentinal

The White House has plans to legalize more than 10 million illegal Americans and have them form a “country within a country.”

The following Mark Levin interview with Susan Payne is shocking but it also puts all the pieces into place.

Susan Payne is a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show,

Unbeknownst to the Obama officials, Ms. Payne was invited to listen in on conference calls at an immigration rally. Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and 16 members of the White House cabinet were on the first call. White House officials were on all three calls. What Ms. Payne learned needs to be immediately shared with Congress and the public.

Continue: http://www.independentsentinel.com/breaking-wh-plans-to-develop-a-country-within-a-country-of-15-million-new-americans/

Indeed it fits a lot of pieces into place. We knew Obama had urban plans. This ties the illegal immigration/amnesty schemes into their larger picture. Media will not report it.

Please don’t Judas me

Speaker Boehner made a weekly press release tied to the “destructive” comments from Obama’s adviser, the notorious Susan Rice.

“The president’s national security advisor says it’s destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress. I couldn’t disagree more,” Boehner said.

“The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel and nothing, and no one, could get in the way.” – Jerusalem Post

Well, that is no One but Obama and until now! Nothing but nothing will get in Obama’s way of talking with Iran though — even if it is destructive to everything else, and all other relationships. They are almost possessed by that.

Several Democrats have said they will skip the speech. Some said, like Obama, that it is inappropriate for Netanyahu to address the US Congress just two weeks before Israeli elections. Others said they do not want a foreign leader weighing in on US foreign affairs. – More> Jerusalem Post

News in review 2/27

Week in review of some of the best “news” stories the news could come up with. Some weeks require a summary of the news nuances, in no specific order.

There was llama-gate, a pair of llamas evading capture in Arizona as a panicked public looked on in fear for….llamas and everything else. No word on the amount of chopper fuel expended to track their antics. They have been safely captured, cowboys win 2-0.

Friday, the Team Xtreme race team announced its Sprint Cup car was stolen from an Atlanta hotel lot, in an unmarked trailer. It has since been recovered but caused Travis Kvapil to withdraw from Sunday’s race. He was very good about the incident and thought it was a joke at first.

The world seemed to go Lady-Gaga crazy for a dress that no one could agree on the color of. Call it coincidental marketing genius for the designer; it had everyone weighing in with their opinion on the color. No word from Bill Clinton on what constitutes a blue dress. But someone from the WH press did ask Josh Earnest if Obama had an opinion on it?

Think of what else is going on while we are covering llamas live and trying to determine the true color of a dress?

Congress invents its own version of the movie “Groundhog Day” by at the last minute passing a one week extension on Homeland Security funding. Guaranteed to keep you glued to your seats for next Friday’s sequel.

Then Sec of Denial, John Kerry weighed in on the state of world-wide threats:

Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally, less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century.

Crazy Clapper testifies:

“When the final counting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such a data has been compiled. About half of all attacks as well fatalities in 2014 occurred in just three countries: Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

Something like a switch of rolls for Clapper.

America: he loves me — he loves me not!
But the human interest story of the week was probably a 12 year-old boy in Georgia who defended Rudy Giuliani’s comments on whether Obama loves America.

Not to be outdone in inflammatory rhetoric, Louis Farrakhan rose to the challenge with this comment.

“Giuliani says Obama does not love America. And instead of apologizing, they say he doubled down, he tripled down, he said, ‘I’m not taking this back. He didn’t grow up like we grew up.’”

“How did you grow up, Giuliani? A privileged cracker? [applause] Or I should say, a privileged devil?!”

Which prompted conservatives to demand that each Democrat, one by one, be asked if they agree or not with Farrakhan’s remarks? Inquiring minds need to know.

David Axelrod also gave an interview (last week) in which he said:

“I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that has been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal.”

Apparently the litmus test for whether something is a major scandal is now whether it has a dramatic effect on Obama’s “image” or approval polls. Not a major scandal? That is some of what passed for news. It’s a wrap.

Rice decries politics of Bibi’s visit

You can file this under ‘you have got to be kidding me’. Sure enough, with Susan Rice that seems to be her theme.

(Rice interview with Charlie Rose)

Well, it is the Dems who have spun this up into a political frenzy. But of course having so many Dems working behind the scenes for Netanyahu’s ouster doesn’t help their case.

Now they have a formal boycott in effect. They are politicizing the entire event. Even Biden says he will be away, unable to attend. (he’s traveling with a broad… er traveling abroad)

Rice: “We want the relationship between the United States and Israel to be unquestionably strong, immutable, regardless of political seasons in either country, regardless of which party may be in charge in either country. We’ve worked very hard to have that, and we will work very hard to maintain that.”

Worked very hard at that? She’s probably still peddling the video cause for Benghazi.

Does Susan Rice have any credibility on anything? Dems have played politics with Israel, and its security, for six years now. To say that the relationship has always been apolitical means she doesn’t understand the administration. Of course she understands, she just said that like their other lies and utterances which conflict with reality.

[on Iran] “They have enabled us to validate that they have, in fact, taken all the steps that they committed to take and that they’re in full compliance. That model will need to be sustained in any comprehensive agreement.”

Depends what they are in compliance with, doesn’t it? Validated! The irony is we have an administration and president that cannot be trusted any more than Iran, but who demands trust in making a nuclear deal with Iran. That’s specious logic. Sustained, really?

Dems in nuclear meltdown over Bibi. Now there’s a “comprehensive” disagreement.

See no evil, say no evil

On the Sunday news circuit, HS Secretary Jeh Johnson reminded the public that “if you see something say something.”

Well, just as long as you don’t say that you see Islamic radicalism or terrorism. You are not supposed to see or say that.

Hypocritical flash from the past

“At times of economic scarcity: generally, the politicians in this country right now want to look for scape goats, want to organize around race as opposed to around principle and around values, and I think that’s a mistake. I think that can be countered but its going to require the kind of grass roots mobilization and the kinds of work at a local level that I think I talk about in those chapters about Chicago.” — interview with Obama 1995

Think about that now 20 years later. Who organizes around race, while ignoring principle and values? Unless, of course, your twisted political ideology is your principle and values. With Obama and his merry band of enablers, ideology substitutes for principle.

The Ed Schultz redefinition camp

Here’s Ed Schultz doing his level best trying to describe Obamacare as the bomb wonderful.

“You aren’t denied, you just have to pay a little bit more.”

“The fact is we have federal standards just like we have federal standards on many things in the country.” That’s Ed’s answer to all the problems. Lies…who cares?

Obama meets Obama …calls him unpatriotic

Sort of. I love it when a plan comes together.

Flashback: “pay as you go” candidate Obama:

Dems are in a big tizzy over Giuliani’s statement that Obama doesn’t love America.

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani is quoted as saying. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”

Obama slammed George Bush as unpatriotic for spending 4 trillion dollars. Now is there any doubt about Obama’s huge appetite for spending? (Or buying votes as some call it)

And he said this the day before the 4h of July – probably unaware of what the 4th is.

Now Giuliani says Obama doesn’t love America and you’d think the world came to a screeching halt.Debbie Schultz is outraged. But he qualified his remarks by saying

“He’s a patriot, I’m sure. What I’m saying is that, in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear Bill Clinton say, about how much he loves America. I do hear him criticize America much more often than other American presidents.”

In 2009, after election, VP Joe lectured on the wisdom of spending money.

Patriotism is now big-spending and fashionable. Love for America takes a backseat to that spending …and political ideology… every time.

Evidently, times have really changed since 2008. If Biden was right, then thanks to Obama this country will never go bankrupt. Giuliani might have hit more than one nerve in the Obama camp.Finally, someone says publicly what Americans are thinking.

Semantics Summit

Instead of a Summit on Extremism it is really a semantics summit.

“Political grievances that are exploited by terrorists.” Is he admitting he is a terrorist? Seriously, he’s done more to exploit grievances and divide people than anyone.

If I hear one more hand-picked letter example from Obama of a Muslim child saying they are good people, my head will explode. Where are all the letters from Christians saying this intolerance and genocide against Christians and Jews has to stop? None. Oh, he’s getting no letters from concerned Christians. More validation of his defense of Islam tour.

Obama boiled it down to a semantics soup. No matter what you see on the menu, you are getting semantics soup. (no offense to the Soup Nazi)

As Eric Holder instructed us, what does it matter if they use the words “Islamic terrorism” or not? Ask Obama, It matters a whole lot to him. If it really didn’t matter he wouldn’t have problems using it occasionally, so at least people know what he is talking about.

Related
Obama’s religious blindness aids Islamic State: Column by James S. Robbins

The social fabric of Islamic terrorism

Try to unpack some of these statements.

“We haven’t always gotten it right,” Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday as he opened the summit. “But we have a lot of experience integrating communities into the American system, the American dream.”

“Groups like al-Qaida and ISIL exploit the anger that festers when people feel that injustice and corruption leave them with no chance of improving their lives,” Obama wrote in an op-ed article Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times. “The world has to offer today’s youth something better.”

To the State Department, Marie Harf talks about it as a social problem. Chris Matthews opens describing it as evil, and her answer is the social ills at the root of the problem. But she criticized other strategic thinkers as being too simplistic.

Harf “We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them,” department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” “We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether –”

Chris Matthews who pointed out; “There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims.”

“If we can help countries work at the root causes of this — what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?”

While Harf wants to return to the social roots and mores, she has overlooked the social ill that is Islamic radicalism. They are returning to their roots of violent jihad that gave rise to Islam from the beginning. As soon as they had enough adherents to wage regional jihad war on others that is what they did. That is how it spread. So what ISIS is doing has historic precedent. This is their social program or paradigm.

If, as she says, we want to treat and deal with underline conditions and causes, how can you do that while evading the premises of faith on which it is built? Their central purpose and cause is Islam. Do people think a jobs program or youth after-school basketball is going to solve that? It seems ISIS recruits are taking a vow into communal poverty in joining, as a central tenant. Remember bin Laden’s gripe with Saudi Arabia and others that their material wealth outstripped, corrupted the tenants of Wahhabi Islam. So they aren’t interested in a better, more civilized society since barbarism is their social model — as long as their Islam is the central authority controlling it.

Right, lets address some of the social inadequacies. (all of which are centered on their Islamic faith) A faith that can create an edict to justify slaughter of anyone or marry children, or anything else they deem necessary for jihad. Those are the rules of the road. Including the use of Taqiyya toward the same ends. When these are their rules, it tells you what social deficiencies are really involved. Plus the fact that they certainly are not going to listen to an outsider telling them to reform or bringing them enlightenment.

Obama also said in his op-ed in the LA Times:

Governments that deny human rights play into the hands of extremists who claim that violence is the only way to achieve change. Efforts to counter violent extremism will only succeed if citizens can address legitimate grievances through the democratic process and express themselves through strong civil societies. Those efforts must be matched by economic, educational and entrepreneurial development so people have hope for a life of dignity.

Obama wants to apply the blanket of human rights to an ideology that doesn’t accept human rights. That’s probably why we have the millennium-old problem. Obama should consult his old buddy Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground — with their radicalism and militant violence — who have been absorbed into academic institutions. Similar to the way Obama’s gang have endorsed the Muslim Brotherhood. Creative radicalism? Look at their successes across Egypt and Libya. It goes full circle with Obama.

Lastly, their latest justifications for their social poverty-talk formula is saying Bush made similar comments. They would refuse Bush’s advice or doctrines anywhere else, but now channel Bush to support their case. Under Bush, we did not know how wide spread the problems were. Bush also proved to be naive with a tin ear on the subject too.

However, Obama, as a fellow radical himself (above), should have some understanding of basic tactical strategies involved. They aren’t too far removed from progressives’ rules for radicals. Some people wish we could win over radical hearts and minds of progressives too. That has proved futile.

So Obama decides to have an extremism summit. At the same time he is willing to make a deal with Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But one thing they are not doing is connecting the dots of terrorism and ISIS with Iran, in general. They want to draw imaginary distinctions where none really exist, but yet they want to lump all terrorism under one “extremist” umbrella. Even if we had extremists under another banner committing terrorism, it would not be on the international scale as these caliphate-crazed Islamists. It would be an outlier. So they can shove their Timothy McVeigh comparisons.

Has anyone noticed the great jobs programs from all the aid to Palestinian areas? That’s a stunning example of where the money goes? It all depends on your definition of “jobs.”

But “all aboard the social-jobs train”. Wait, there’s another idea: how about training them to be social workers? Eureka, that’s it!

RightRing | Bullright

The story that is not told

The Canada Free Press has this article on the slaughtered “Egyptian citizens,” as Obama calls them. But there is more to the story than the graphic brutality. It needs to be told, as the author says. Even better, to be understood.

Victory over ISIS found in last words uttered by Christians

By Judi McLeod February 17, 2015

The blood of the innocents turned the sea red when ISIS slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians on a lonely Libyan beach on Feb. 15, 2015, but that should never be allowed to stand as the end of their story. …continue reading at CFP>

 

Dear Jesus, their lives are not in vain.
 
Update: Holder fields question about their terminology deficit.

Stop worrying about what we call it, or what it is. But “what we do about it” has not been any clearer than their creative terminology.

Non-Islamic terrorism spells denial

From Al Jazeera America:

The administration of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi must focus on economic development — not just regional security — in response to the recent beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian migrant workers in Libya, Egyptian economists and rights activists said Monday.

Tell us how adressing economic issues stops the caliphate-hungry Islamists from attacking and killing Christians and Jews? Of course they say that both need to be addressed: the terrorists and economic problems in Egypt. Well, duh, but to blame it mainly on economic plight is to miss the point. And last I checked, you need security to spawn the economic growth. Again, terrorists directly oppose that.

Here is a timeline history of ISIS atrocities.

The administration gave a watered down statement on the executions in Libya: (they call them Egyptian citizens)

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens

The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Egyptian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens. ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds. It is unconstrained by faith, sect, or ethnicity. This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, which only further galvanizes the international community to unite against ISIL.

This heinous act once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya, the continuation of which only benefits terrorist groups, including ISIL. We call on all Libyans to strongly reject this and all acts of terrorism and to unite in the face of this shared and growing threat. We continue to strongly support the efforts of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bernardino Leon to facilitate formation of a national unity government and help foster a political solution in Libya.

But they did not call them Christians. Couldn’t do that. To deny who they are, Coptic Christians, is to deny the motive for killing them. It’s very dishonest. Now at least they are admitting they are ISIS-affiliated terrorists. (progress for Libya I guess)

So what we have is the administration, and willing others, going out of their way not to address the direct source of the problem, radical Islamism. They won’t even call it what it is. But at the same time they can blame it on economic woes. “Yea, that’s the ticket!”

Unconstrained by faith? Let’s deny the central organizational and recruitment impetus is Islamic radicalism. But it is constrained under that central purpose, and loyal to it. In fact, it is constrained entirely under that auspice — except for opposition by military force.

By the time they get around to calling it Islamic terrorism it will be too late.(which is just great to the Islamic radicals)

And once again they call for a political solution to the problem. We just know you can sit down and discuss things rationally with irrational people hell bent on destruction. But to deny who and what Islamic terrorists are is to deny the causal source of the problem.

Not to even remind them that Obama and his enablers were a direct, willing contributor in the political problem in Libya. And they’ve have been lying about the effects ever since. Yet they’ll turn right around and blame Bush for Iraq’s turmoil. Plus all their support for Mo-Bros adding more accelerant to the fire.

The only conclusion is we have an Islamist-sympathizing administration. It’s hard to defeat an enemy by being sympathetic to it, regardless what atrocities they are committing.

The right comparison

Obama is such a big basketball fan and “player”. And he always talks up his game.

So when would he ever suggest taking his options off the table or court? When would he say: “I’ll take the fake off the table, only my fouls will count”? That ain’t going to happen.

Yet he consistently wants to do that on war with our enemies. He wants to broadcast every move. Doesn’t that question whether his head ever was in the game?

He asks Congress for an authorization to use force against ISIS, but acts more like he really wants authorization for what we won’t do.

Then Obama puts up these straw men that his opponents want hundreds of thousands of troops on the ground — as opposed to none. He can’t even call it Islamic terrorism. Is he only willing to deal with reality on the basketball court?

Elections have consequences

Cornell students erupt over healthcare fee; ‘elections have consequences’ messages pour in

February 14, 2015 by Carmine Sabia | BizPac Review

Sometimes, the best education is the one life gives you.

Students at the prestigious but liberal-leaning Cornell University found that out the hard way last week, when they stormed the office of school President David Skorton to protest a modern-day example of socialism at work.

On Feb. 5, Skorton posted a memo on the school’s website notifying students that all who opt out of Cornell’s health care program next year will be charged a $350 fee, Fox News reported.

Obamacare requires all students to have health insurance, but those already covered are also forced to pay the opt-out fee. And they’re none too pleased.

“Effective next academic year, 2015-16, we will be introducing a student health fee for those not enrolled in the Cornell Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP),” Skorton’s memo said. “As a physician, parent and president, I am proud of our university’s long history of providing quality medical, mental health, education and prevention services on campus. These essential services play a critical role in student well-being and, therefore, success. Yet funding these services — and creating access to them for all students — has been a growing fiscal challenge, and a personal concern of mine.”

About 150 students protested the move by staging an old-fashioned sit-in at Skorton’s office and a main administrative building on Monday, while others turned to 21st century hashtag activism on Twitter with the #fightthefee rallying cry, according to The College Fix student newspaper.

It didn’t take long, though, for some who found irony in the situation to hijack the hashtag, including these tweeters: see

Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/02/14/cornell-students-erupt-over-healthcare-fee-elections-have-consequences-messages-pour-in-179625

“We’ve been lied to!” — Welcome to the club. That’s the understatement of the year.

 

Obama’ amnesty freebies

NY Times — Assoc. Press | FEB. 14, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.

Armed with new Social Security numbers, many of these immigrants who were living in the U.S. illegally will now be able to claim up to four years’ worth of tax credits designed to benefit the working poor. For big families, that’s a maximum of nearly $24,000, as long as they can document their earnings during those years. … More>

Moving right along:

Determining Alien Tax Status — (per IRS guidelines)

If you are an alien (not a U.S. citizen), you are considered a nonresident alien unless you meet one of two tests. You are a resident alien of the United States for tax purposes if you meet either the green card test or the substantial presence test for the calendar year (January 1-December 31).

Certain rules exist for determining the Residency Starting and Ending Dates for aliens.

In some cases aliens are allowed to make elections which override the green card test and the substantial presence test, as follows:

Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident
Closer Connection To a Foreign Country
Effect of Tax Treaties

You can be both a nonresident alien and a resident alien during the same tax year. This usually occurs in the year you arrive or depart from the United States. If so, you may elect to be treated as a Dual Status Alien for this taxable year and a Resident Alien for the next taxable year if you meet certain tests. (Refer to section “Dual-Status Aliens” – “First Year Choice” in Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.)

A resident alien who is required to establish his/her U.S. residency for the purpose of claiming a tax treaty benefit with a foreign country should refer to Certification of U.S. Residency for Tax Treaty Purposes.

Substantial Presence Test

You will be considered a U.S. resident for tax purposes if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least:

31 days during the current year, and

183 days during the 3-year period that includes the current year and the 2 years immediately before that, counting:

  • All the days you were present in the current year, and
  • 1/3 of the days you were present in the first year before the current year, and
  • 1/6 of the days you were present in the second year before the current year.

Not only can they claim tax benefits for being here, but if they owe tax in certain countries, they can seek an exemption by getting a certification from IRS.

Certification of U.S. Residency for Tax Treaty Purposes

U.S. citizens and U.S. residents sometimes need certification of U.S. residency to claim a tax treaty benefit or a reduction of VAT tax with a foreign country. Such persons should file Form 8802 with the IRS to obtain such certification of residency.

The IRS provides this residency certification on Form 6166, a letter of U.S. residency certification. Form 6166 is a computer-generated letter printed on stationary bearing the U.S. Department of Treasury letterhead.

So the agency designated as enforcement arm for Obamacare is the same one enforcing Obama’s amnesty program. Note also that alien is a correct term for a non-citizen.

ISIS is America’s fault

What would you expect from a blame-America-first liberal?

Progressives should take their show on the road, and then see what the public’s response to them is? Well, no, they wait till they are in office not campaigning to let it all out. Maybe he’ll get a friendly interview with Al Jazeera?

He tries to parse it that he is not really blaming the US for creating ISIS — we’re “not responsible for this evil ideology”. Just like the disclaimers Obama tries to make while appeasing the enemy. But there is no doubt he is blaming us for what they are doing.

Here’s what it sounds like to me: those poor Muslims and Islamic terrorists, they cannot possibly be responsible for what they are doing. Instead it has to be our fault. Progressives talking about flatworms seems very ironic.