Monthly Archives: October 2013

Obamacare Dictates What Government-Approved Health Insurance Looks Like

Let’s be clear about the fact that nobody has proposed anything close to a government takeover of health care.

—President Barack Obama, August 20, 2009

That’s the whole point of the law. You must buy government-approved health insurance, and the bureaucrats will tell you what it must cover.
But President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are now denying this.

Yesterday, they both came out publicly to tell America that it’s not Obamacare that’s causing you to receive a cancellation notice—it’s your insurance company.
Obama called insurance plans that are getting canceled “substandard” and said people could actually keep those plans if insurers still offered them (which they can’t under the President’s health care law). He said those plans are getting canceled only if “insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans” (which they must under the law).

From HERITAGE FOUNDATION: Obama and Sebelius: Obamacare Didn’t Cancel Your Plans


For Those Keeping Score….

Obama Has Presided Over 5 of 6 Largest Deficits in U.S. History.

“Even when adjusted for inflation, the $680.276 billion fiscal 2013 deficit is only exceeded by one pre-Obama deficit–the one the U.S. government ran in 1943, during the height of World War II.”

US President Barack Obama uses his Black

Is Putin Really More Powerful Than Obama?

The second and far bigger point is that Barack Obama is weak internationally by choice. At home he’s amassing immense, unprecedented powers over the economy

Internationally, however, Obama is the weakest President of the post-World War II years. Even the in-over-his-head Jimmy Carter was more of a factor in foreign affairs than Barack Obama. Diplomats are still astonished, for instance, at how little prep work Obama engages in before international conferences. He doesn’t arrive with much of an agenda, nor does he interact with other leaders in advance to line up support. He more or less just shows up.

Atheists Don’t Get God

The most signal contribution of David Bentley Hart’s The Experience of God:  Being, Consciousness, and Bliss is to clarify that serious theists and atheists, though they debate frequently concerning the reality of God, are hardly ever using the word “God” in the same way. This fundamental equivocation contributes massively to the pointlessness and meanness of most of these discussions. It is not… (Read Full Article)

Thought for the Day….

 “Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in  such a way that they look forward to the trip.” — Winston  Churchill

Today in History….October 31

On this date in history:

In 1517, Martin  Luther began the Protestant Reformation by nailing a proclamation to the  door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany.

In 1864, Nevada was admitted to the United States as the 36th state.

In 1926, magician, illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini died of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital following a blow to the abdomen.

In 1931, with the Great Depression in full swing, the U.S. Treasury  Department announced that 827 banks had failed during the previous two months.

In 1941, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota — consisting  of the sculpted heads of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas  Jefferson, Abraham  Lincoln and Teddy  Roosevelt — was completed.

In 1968, U.S. President Lyndon  Johnson announced a halt to the bombing of North Vietnam.

In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira  Gandhi was assassinated by Sikh guards. Her son, Rajiv, succeeded her.

In 1985, salvage divers located the remains of the booty-laden pirate ship  Whydah, which sank Feb. 17, 1717, off Cape Cod, Mass.

In 1992, more than 300 people were killed in renewed fighting as Angola slid  back into civil war.

In 2001, U.S.-led forces resumed airstrikes in Afghanistan, hitting  Taliban positions in the northern part of the country and outside the capital,  Kabul. The Taliban said 1,500 people were killed.

In 2004, Iranian lawmakers chanted, “Death to America!” after a unanimous  vote to allow their government to resume uranium enrichment activities.

In 2005, Samuel  Alito, a 55-year-old conservative federal appeals judge, was nominated by  U.S. President George W. Bush to the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed  Sandra Day O’Connor.

In 2008, U.S. Army Gen. David  Petraeus took over as head of the Central Command, in charge of military  operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran and other countries.

In 2010, Brazilians elected Dilma  Rousseff as their first woman president. The former energy minister and  choice of outgoing President Luiz  Inacio Lula da  Silva defeated Jose  Serra in a runoff with 56 percent of the vote.

In 2011, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural  Organization, approved the Palestinians’ bid for full membership in the United  Nations by a 107-14 vote despite a United States threat to cut off funding. The  U.N. Security Council put off a final vote on the matter.

In 2012, the Syrian Network for Human Rights in London said 421 people,  including 39 children, died during a four-day United Nations-backed truce in  Syria.

Read more:

U.N. ID’s Egyptian Terror network in Benghazi Attack

by  on October 24, 2013 – h/t Adina Kutnicki
Video embedded
The United Nations Security Council has named Muhammad Jamal Abdo Al-Kashif and his Jamal Network as being involved in the attacks on U.S. installations in Benghazi on 9/11/12. It further acknowledges Al-Kashif’s connection to Al-Qaeda’s number one, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is reported to have worked with former Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi to establish terrorist camps in the Sinai and along the Egyptian / Libyan borderAl-Kashif: Benghazi suspect in Egyptian jail (shouts while holding photo of bin Laden)We introduce this U.N. document as EXHIBIT AH of our “Ironclad” Report.Via (h/t LWJ), here is what is written about Al-Kashif:

 Former top military commander of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QE.A.3.01). Since 2011,established Muhammad Jamal Network (MJN) (QE.M.136.13) and terrorist training camps in Egypt and Libya. Conducted MJN’s terrorist activities with support from Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (QE.A.129.10). Reported to be involved in the attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 Sep. 2012. Headed Nasr City terrorist cell in Egypt in 2012. Linked to Aiman al-Zawahiri (QI.A.6.01) {emphasis ours}

Al-Kashif: Benghazi suspect in Egyptian jail (shouts while holding photo of bin Laden)

Read it all here……