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OUTRAGE! Michelle Obama’s Lavish Ireland Vacation With Her Own Personal Jet…
They don’t even care to pretend they care anymore. Michelle Obama is being flown around Ireland using taxpayer funded Air Force Two as her own personal jet, while her husband the president flew to the SAME LOCATION using Air Force One. While Barack Obama is in Belfast for the G8 Summit, Michelle travelled to Dublin to spend some time in a $3300 per night hotel and catch a Riverdance show before flying to Berlin to hook back up with the presidential entourage.
First Lady Michelle Obama is staying Monday evening in the $3,300-per-night Princess Grace suite of Dublin’s Five-Star Shelbourne Hotel, according to Irish press reports, adding some credence to accusations she is in the city for a quick vacation at taxpayer expense.
Michelle jetted to Dublin Monday afternoon Irish time after a brief stop in Belfast with President Obama, who is in the city for the two-day G-8 Summit.
…Judging by the tail number of her plane on the ground at Dublin Airport, it appears Air Force Two has been flown to Europe along with Air Force One and is being used to transport Michelle around.
…According to press reports out of Ireland, 30 rooms have been booked in the hotel to accommodate Michelle and her entourage, which would presumably include various staff and a bevy of Secret Service agents.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says it’s inconceivable President Obama did not know about the Internal Revenue Service decision to arbitrarily discriminate against conservative, tea-party and Christian organizations with invasive and probably illegal delays and questioning.
“It just doesn’t pass the straight-face test,” he said on a recent “Good Morning America” appearance. “How could – how can your chief of staff – your general counsel know, and you not know?”
The suggestion comes even as the IRS scandal that horrified the nation and already has brought a series of legal cases against the federal agency was being overshadowed by another scandal, the revelations of Obama’s spying on American citizens and their telephone and Internet records.
But Boehner insisted Congress will hold the IRS accountable.
“Our committees are going to do their job,” Boehner said. “Under the Constitution, we’re required to provide oversight in the executive branch.”
While the Washington Post noted that one of the officials in the division that targeted non-profit organizations, Holly Paz, has been replaced, others still need to be held accountable.
Lois Lerner, another official in that division, remains on full pay on leave while still another, Steven Miller, stepped down.
Writer Jason Stverak at Forbes put it bluntly.
“Through either gross incompetence or political malfeasance, Lois Lerner, the IRS director of tax exempt groups, allowed her department to target groups that didn’t agree with the Obama administration,” he wrote. “Among the litany of questions that remain, one of the most glaring is, ‘Why hasn’t Lois Lerner been fired yet?’”
In a commentary, Dr. James Dobson, founder of FamilyTalk, explained how his organization was targeted by the IRS.
“The arrogant power grab is leading us down a path toward a nanny state,” he said. “We don’t believe the government should have the power to control our speech, our religious liberties and now our health care. No wonder they also want to control our guns.”
NBC News reported, meanwhile, that the IRS scandal has prompted “intra-agency finger-pointing between the IRS central office and its much-maligned Cincinnati satellite.”
The report said accusations have spilled into Congress, where lawmakers are focusing on selected portions of the testimony of IRS staffers to try to sort out what happened.
National Review said it’s become clear hat the scandal encompasses much more than “a few rogue agents” in Cincinnati.
“Employees in the Cincinnati office made clear to members of the House Oversight Committee that they received direction from the Exempt Organizations Technical Unit in Washington,” the report said.
Secondly, there is evidence the targeting of conservative groups continued even after it was revealed, the report said.
Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice charged that “without question, the IRS misconduct of harassing and abusing our clients was still in high gear from May 2012 through May of this year.”
The National Review report said it was a myth that liberal groups also were targeted, arguing groups with words like “Progress” or “Progressive’”in their names were quickly approved.
There also is strong evidence that politics was a factor, the report said.
“Douglas Shulman, who was IRS commissioner when most of the targeting occurred, is a Democratic donor, and he is married to [a] liberal activist with ties to the Occupy Wall Street movement. IRS employees donated twice as much money to President Obama s they did to Mitt Romney in 2012, and nearly 30 times as much to Obama over his 2008 challenger John McCain,” the report said.
The report said the insistence of House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Ga., that the scandal is over is unfounded.
Cummings claims an anonymous IRS manager who labeled himself a “conservative Republican” said he was the one who started the targeting of the groups, meaning it wasn’t politically motivated.
“Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. If it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on,” Cummings said.
Majority Republicans in the House disagreed.
“The American people know instinctively that there is a serious problem at the Internal Revenue Service and that this is the moment to resolve the issue – not sweep it under the rug,” said Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/boehner-irs-scandal-touches-oval-office/#RxYbKesVLQOeKG1V.99
BY KRIS ZANE
In the book 1984, the government watches everything you do with ubiquitous cameras, microphones recording every word spoken, drones flying in the air—they literally knew what everyone was thinking before they thought it.
Change the title of the book 1984 to 2013 and replace the revelations in the last few days, and one finds a surveillance state that makes 1984 look like child’s play.
First, we learned that the Obama administration was keeping track of every single phone call made—that wasn’t so bad. But when we learned that Obama was logging every single email, every single tweet, every Skype, every single electronic communication— that the government “quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,” Americans were horrified.
This brings a new slant to the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell scandal. Supposedly, CIA chief David Petraeus had been having a long-time affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. The FBI had “discovered” this while looking at a separate matter with sexually explicit emails from socialite Jill Kelley to General John Allen. When the FBI brought this scandalous affair to the attention of Barack Hussein Obama, Obama demanded that Petraeus resign.
The question is, if the NSA is logging every single email, every single phone call, every single communication sent electronically, watching your ideas as you type, and has been doing this for at least six years, and thus the Obama administration had known before and during Petraeus’ stint as the CIA chief that he was having an affair, why was there the charade of Petraeus resigning in disgrace? Why would Obama appoint Petraeus in the first place if he had already known of the affair?
The logical answer is that Obama feared that Petraeus was a 2012 presidential rival and thus did a preemptive strike to take him out.
But not so fast. Are we to believe that this program of spying on literally every single electronic communication—under a program we now know to be called PRISM—was known to the NSA but not to the CIA chief?
Of course not. That would be ludicrous. Petraeus knew that his emails going back and forth to Paula Broadwell were being watched. And thus knew that the entire resignation was a sham.
Obama, Petraeus, the FBI, the NSA involved in a conspiracy (an illusion so vast that it boggles the mind)?
That is exactly what we are saying.
That Obama, Petraeus, the FBI, NSA, CIA, and dozens of other government agencies created an illusion and still are creating illusions to control the gullible masses.
From June 6 through June 9, the secretive Bilderberg group is meeting in Watsford, England. Bankers and billionaires, politicians and media heads, and yes, former heads of the CIA.
David Petraeus, former head of the CIA, will attend this secretive confab that will decide what the world will be like in the next couple of decades. And that world will be a scary place.
What will be David Petraeus’ input? Petraeus, along with Google’s Eric Schmidt, also attending (whose mega-corporation is at the top of the list of the PRISM program), are working on developing a spy grid that makes the PRISM program, makes 1984, and makes our own 2013 look like child’s play.
A group of elites setting up a surveillance state—a surveillance world—where every single move, every single word, every single potential thought is surveilled?
To quote a famous Alaskan: “You betcha!”
And to quote another famous engineer of a fascist dystopia (Barack Obama’s first choice for Secretary of the Treasury, who has made PRISM possible), Google’s Eric Schmidt:
We don’t need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.
We will know your position down to the foot and down to the inch over time…Your car will drive itself, it’s a bug that cars were invented before computers…you’re never lonely…you’re never bored…you’re never out of ideas.
But this is only the surface. This is only the framework for their grand plans.
One of the goals in the very first Bilderberg meeting in 1954 was a unified Europe with a single currency, supposedly to spur economic growth and efficiency. Lo and behold, in a few short decades, their goal was miraculously realized in the form of the European Union,with the Euro as a common currency. The result? Massive unemployment, unsustainable debt, collapsing economies—and most importantly, loss of sovereignty: In Greece, the EU actually appointed their prime minister, dispensing with that ugly word “democracy.”
What are Bilderberg’s plans for the United States? We don’t have to guess as we already know from their previous meetings: A borderless North American Union that includes the United States, Canada, and Mexico, using a single currency, the Amero. Our borders with Canada and Mexico will be erased. U.S. gun laws will come in line with Mexico—that is, a total gun ban, nullifying the Second Amendment. And most importantly, that pesky document that all globalists despise—the United States Constitution—will be completely nullified. With the Constitution nullified, there is no doubt the face of the globalist movement—Barack Hussein Obama—will remain in power way beyond 2016.
Welcome to the New World Order, brought to you by Barack Hussein Obama, a Bilderberger himself who attended the 2008 Bilderberg meeting, where he was selected to be President—not elected.
The “fundamental transformation” not of the United States, but of the world, has arrived.
Rep. Alan Grayson questions the FED inspector General where $9 TRillion dollars went… and Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman hasn’t a clue…Dunno whether to laugh or cry – I am still getting over the shock and have watched 4 times – LISTEN carefully to what she says – THEY HAVE NO JURISTRICTION to investigate the fed!!! Only their programs?? OK the world has been fooled long enough ENOUGH ENOUGH!!! Get the hell outa paper money people and if you buy gold and silver – get the real stuff not paper gold etc. This is pure evil!
I am not sure exactly when this took place – anyone have any idea when this was?
Never underestimate the sneakiness when you’re dealing with The Most Transparent Administration, Evah‘s tortured internal conflict between pretending to heed the voices calling for pragmatic economic growth and appeasing the vociferous green interests nipping at their heels. The Obama administration just threw a major bone to said interests with a reevaluation that’s going to come in particularly handy in producing very official- and serious-sounding studies and reports, but it was carried out in a very quiet maneuver that I’m sure they’re hoping will pass by the public eye generally unnoticed.
The Obama administration uses their “social cost of carbon” estimate as a tool to price out how environmentally costly they think proposed regulations are going to be, and they just significantly ramped up that price — and buried the move in a small rule about microwave ovens. Via Bloomberg:
The increase of the so-called social cost of carbon, to $38 a metric ton in 2015 from $23.80, adjusts the calculation the government uses to weigh costs and benefits of proposed regulations. The figure is meant to approximate losses from global warming such as flood damage and diminished crops. …
With the change, government actions that lead to cuts in emissions — anything from new mileage standards to clean-energy loans — will appear more valuable in its cost-benefit analyses. On the flip side, environmentalists urge that it be used to judge projects that could lead to more carbon pollution, such as TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone pipeline or coal-mining by companies such as Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) on public lands, which would be viewed as more costly….
Even supporters questioned the way the administration slipped the policy out without first opening it for public comment. The change was buried in an afternoon announcement on May 31 about efficiency standards for microwave ovens, a rule not seen as groundbreaking.
“This is a very strange way to make policy about something this important,” Frank Ackerman, an economist at Tufts University who published a book about the economics of global warming, said in an interview. The Obama administration “hasn’t always leveled with us about what is happening behind closed doors.”
No kidding. This is going to be a very useful mechanism for Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and etcetera in justifying the economic costs of their many rules and regulations — and boy oh boy, does the EPA have big plans for us. It really is much better for them if, all of a sudden, their impact studies concerning their many zealous ideas for reshaping our energy sector start to sound ever so much worse — and heck, why should the public need to know the real reason why? It’s all for their own good, after all.
THIS IS REALLY STUPID – KING OBAMA IS TAKING HIS KIDS TO AFRICA THE COST TO YOU IS $100 Million Dollars
President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won’t be cheap; it’s expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.
“When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency,” reports the Post.
“Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
“The extraordinary security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander-in-chief on trips abroad.”After the paper questioned the costs of a planned family safari, the White House nixed the plan. “The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special counter-assault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat, according to the planning document. But the White House canceled the safari on Wednesday following inquiries from The Washington Post about the trip’s purpose and expense, according to a person familiar with the decision.”
The paper adds, “Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years, according to one person familiar with the journey who was not authorized to speak for attribution. The Secret Service planning document, which was provided to The Post by a person who is concerned about the amount of resources necessary for the trip, does not specify costs.”
BUT HE IS JUST GOING TO SEE THE OBAMA RELATIVES.