BREAKING: Reuters is reporting that a United States citizen working at the international school in Benghazi, Libya has been shot and killed. FOX News is reporting that medical and security sources told Reuters that the man was targeted by gunmen as he was exercising. No one has yet taken responsibility for the cowardly act.
Gunmen have killed a U.S. citizen working at an international school in the Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and security sources said on Thursday.
The attackers shot the American man, who was an instructor or teacher at the Benghazi school, while he exercised in the morning, the sources said.
After the murders of four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, including the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens has literally gone unpunished by the Obama administration, terrorists in Benghazi must think it is open season on Americans. There has been no comment yet from the Obama administration as to whether an anti-Muslim tape was responsible for the shooting.
This is what happens when you do not respond to terrorist acts in kind. How have the deaths of Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Amb. Chris Stevens not been investigated and justice not been served?
Posted December 5, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Another day and another Obamacare delay …
If this train wreck was an injured animal we would have to do the humane thing and put it out of its misery. The Obamacare debacle continues, Obama administration announces that online enrollment for small businesses in Obamacare will be delayed by a year. Of course they did it in a Thanksgiving Day eve news dump so to lessen the media coverage and hoping Americans will be too busy eating turkey, mashed potatoes and shopping on Black Friday.
Of course this was another convenient delay until after the 2014 midterm elections. What galls me to no end is that uninsured, unaffordable healthcare is a real problem in America that needed to be addressed and Obama simply has made it a political game.
Yup, just one more year delay in online small business enrollment, that will fix it.
The Obama administration today announced a one year delay of online enrollment for small businesses looking to purchase health coverage through federal Obamacare exchanges, another high-profile setback for HealthCare.gov.
It’s the second delay for online small business enrollment, which the administration had said would begin this month.
The White House is trying to get the troubled enrollment website on track for individuals and families seeking coverage, which is a higher priority. It set this Saturday, Nov. 30, as a target date for getting HealthCare.gov working for the “vast majority” of users.
The delay of the small business exchanges comes as little surprise, as the administration had said earlier this week it would offer alternative ways for small businesses to enroll. Still, it undercuts the White House message that it’s beginning to turn around the disastrous rollout of the health care law.
Posted November 28, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Hmm … Mark Halperin Says Obamacare Contains “Death Panels” … Where Have We Heard that Before, Sarah Palin? (VIDEO)
AMERICANS LIED TO AGAIN BY BARACK OBAMA ON DEATH PANELS …
More at TPM, one of the Beltway’s best-known pundits gave credence this week to perhaps the fringiest of all Obamacare conspiracy theories … death panels. But is it really a conspiracy theory? Didn’t Barack Obama also tell us that if you liked your healthcare plan, you could keep your healthcare plan, PERIOD! Didn’t Obama tell us we could keep our doctor and hospital as well? Didn’t Obama promise us that premiums would go down? ALL WERE LIES THAT OBAMA KNEW WERE LIES!!! So what would make anyone think now that the “death” panels, i.e. end of life healthcare rationing were not true as well? Barack Obama hardly has a track record of telling the truth. What was Obama and his minions going to do in getting this bogus law passed and prior to the 2012 presidential, tell the truth that bureaucrats would kill off grandma as they waged a war on the GOP that Republicans wanted to push her off the cliff? Hardly. Obamacare was passed on the intentional deceit of the White House and all that dare get in its way are say anything bad were attacked. How’s that “Hopey-Changey” death panels working out for you America?
“We do need to do some of that in this country, because we can’t afford to spend so much on end-of-life care. A very high percentage of our healthcare spending is for a very small number of people at the last stages of their life,” he said Monday.
“I’m not saying the system shouldn’t allow that, but there’s too much cost. There’re judgments have to be made.”
MALZBERG, HOST: A lot of people said you weren’t going to be able to keep your health care, but also they focused on the death panels, which will be coming, call them what you will, rationing, is part of it…
HALPERIN: No, I agree, and that’s going to be a huge issue, and that’s something else on which the president was not fully forthcoming and straightforward.
MALZBERG: So, you believe there will be rationing, a.k.a. death panels?
HALPERIN: It’s built into the plan. It’s not like a guess or like a judgment. That’s going to be part of how costs are controlled.
Remember when Sarah Palin said there were death panels in Obamacare 4 years ago and was vilified? Now suddenly Democrats are admitting that Sarah Palin was right. Oh how that must pain liberals and Democrats. Suddenly 22 Dems and counting are agreeing with Sarahcuda. Think about that America, the woman that Democrats love to hate was right on “DEATH PANELS”. Just curious, is ‘Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS), covered under Obamacare?
CNN Poll: President Obama Down to 41% Job Approval & a Mere 40% Say President Can Manage the Government Effectively
DOWN, DOWN, DOWN … AMERICA SUDDENLY FIGURES OUT A COMMUNITY AGITATOR HAS NO LEADERSHIP SKILLS …
According to the most recent CNN poll, Barack Obama’s approval rating is down to 41%, while 57% disapprove. This is an astonishing -16% mark for Obama in a CNN poll. But the terrible polling and Americans anger for Obama does not end there. The poll stated that only 40% think that Obama can manage the government effectively. OUCH, down 12% from June. But I would ask the question, what ever made Americans think that a community agitator with no management experience could manage the US government? Obama’s polling troubles don’t end there … 56% say he is not a person they admire, and 56% also say he does not agree with them on important issues. And wait, there is more, 56% say he does not inspire confidence, and 53% don’t view him as a strong and decisive leader. Other than that, things are going swimmingly for the President,[sarcasm intended].
Only four out of 10 Americans believe President Barack Obama can manage the federal government effectively, according to a new national poll.
And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning also indicates that 53% of Americans now believe that Obama is not honest and trustworthy, the first time that a clear majority in CNN polling has felt that way.
According to the survey, conducted last Monday through Wednesday, 40% say the President can manage the government effectively. That 40% figure is down 12 percentage points from June and is the worst score Obama received among the nine personal characteristics tested in the new poll.
“A lot of attention has focused on the President’s numbers on honesty in new polling the past three weeks, but it looks like the recent controversy over Obamacare has had a bigger impact on his status as an effective manager of the government, and that may be what is really driving the drop in Obama’s approval rating this fall,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.
America finds Obama not honest or trustworthy
Check out all of Obama’s dismal polling at RCP.
Deal Reached Between Iran & Six World Powers (US, Britain, Russia, China, France and German) Over Tehran’s Nuclear Program … Obama Claims It Will Put “Substantial Limitations” to Prevent Iran From Creating a Nuclear Weapon (Israel PM Calls Deal a ‘Historic Mistake’
OH DEAR GOD … From the President who gave us Obamacare and promised Americans that if they liked their insurance and doctors, they could keep them, PERIOD! comes the following promised deal.
The WAPO is reporting that an agreement was reached over night between Iran and six world powers, the United States, Britain, Russia, China, France and German, that will freeze key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions. What does this mean? For the next six months Iran is supposedly going to freeze or reverse progress at all of it’s major nuclear facilities and is supposed to halt the installation of new centrifuges used to enrich uranium and caps the amount and type of enriched uranium that Iran is allowed to produce. For this Iran will some relief of trade sanctions and access to some of its frozen currency accounts overseas, concessions said to be valued at less than $7 billion over the six month term of the deal.
Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions.
The agreement, sealed at a 3 a.m. signing ceremony in Geneva’s Palace of Nations, requires Iran to halt or scale back parts of its nuclear infrastructure, the first such pause in more than a decade.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed the deal, which was reached after four days of hard bargaining, including an eleventh-hour intervention by Secretary of State John F. Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe, Russia and China.
“It is important that we all of us see the opportunity to end an unnecessary crisis and open new horizons based on respect, based on the rights of the Iranian people and removing any doubts about the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program,” Zarif told reporters in English. “This is a process of attempting to restore confidence.”
Hmm, and we are supposed to trust Iran why exactly? Well at this point very few Americans trust the Obama administration. As anyone knows, an agreement is only as good as those signing it. The fact that Iran has never kept its word means nothing to
Neville Chamberlain Barack Obama.
Just mere hours after the nuclear deal was reached, the Associated Press reported that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the deal recognizes Tehran’s “rights” to maintain an atomic program.
As part of the deal, according to Zarif, Iran retains the right to nuclear technology, including the enriching of uranium under the terms of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons — which requires it not to create nuclear weapons or enable other countries to obtain them.
Iran has agreed to what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry described as “unprecedented international monitoring” of its nuclear program.
Check out at the 3:40 mark in the video above and also reported on by the Gateway Pundit that
Neville Chamberlain Barack Obama says, “Iran should be able to access ‘Peaceful’ nuclear energy. Are you kidding me. This would be a kin to the Russian village of Oymyakon, that has the coldest recorded temperatures of any permanently inhabited location should have access to peaceful air conditioning. Exactly how could one be this clueless and trusting, unless you are Charlie Brown thinking that this is the one time Lucy will not pull the ball away before you kick it? In the very sentence that Obama claims Iran should have access to nuclear energy, he comments they have a record of violating its obligations. Um, and it is going to be different this time, how exactly?
“Iran should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy, but because of its record of violating its obligations, Iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program.”
The NRO opines, that this is a “Foreign-Policy Disaster”. Yeah, how did that piece of paper signed by Adolph Hitler and peace in our time work for Britain and Europe?
This wretched deal offers one of those rare occasions when comparison with Neville Chamberlain in Munich in 1938 is valid. An overeager Western government, blind to the evil cunning of the regime it so much wants to work with, appeases it with concessions that will come back to haunt it. Geneva and Nov. 24 will be remembered along with Munich and Sep. 29.
Barack Obama has made many foreign-policy errors in the past five years, but this is the first to rank as a disaster. Along with the health-care law, it is one of his worst-ever steps. John Kerry is a too-eager puppy looking for a deal at any price.
With the U.S. government forfeiting its leadership role, the Israelis, Saudis, and perhaps others are left to cope with a bad situation made worse.
UPDATE I: Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, said in a statement broadcast live on television Sunday morning: “Trust is, of course, a two-way street, and we must also find this trust in others. The first step in creating that trust has been taken.” But then again, who has proved they cannot be trusted?
One of the achievements of Sunday’s agreement, according to Rouhani, is that “the sanctions will be broken. The cracks in the sanctions started began last night, and in future those gaps will be grow.”
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has long doubted the sincerity of Western leaders, expressed guarded approval of the agreement.
Responding to a letter from Rouhani, Khamenei thanked the efforts of Iran’s negotiating team, led by foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, but asked them to continue their vigilance in dealing with old enemies.
“God willing, standing against the arrogant powers is and will be the main criteria on the path forward for those in charge of this issue,” Khamenei wrote.
UPDATE II: Israeli Leader Calls Iran Deal ‘Historic Mistake’ … I think they would know better than John Kerry or Barack Obama seeing that it is Israel that is in the cross-hairs of Iran.
Because why would the Obama administration not get the OK from its greatest ally in the Middle East and the target of Iran’s offensive nuclear capability? PM Netanyahu said, ”What was reached last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement, it is a historic mistake. Today the world became a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world made a significant step in obtaining the most dangerous weapons in the world.”
Israel’s prime minister harshly condemned the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday, calling it a “historic mistake” and saying he was not bound by the agreement.
Speaking to his Cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world had become a “more dangerous place” as a result of the deal and reiterated a long-standing threat to use military action against Iran if needed, declaring that Israel “has the right and the duty to defend itself by itself.”
Israel believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, and in the weeks leading up to Sunday’s agreement, Netanyahu had warned the emerging deal was insufficient.
He had called for increased pressure on Iran, and warned that any relief from economic sanctions would make Iran less willing to compromise during a coming, six-month period aimed at reaching a final agreement.
Netanyahu told his Cabinet that Sunday’s deal gave Iran much-needed relief from the sanctions, but left most of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure intact. In particular, he cited Iran’s continued ability to enrich uranium, a key step in making a nuclear bomb.
HUH? Chief Obama IT Officer Henry Chao Testifies that 60 to 70% of Obamacare Web Site Still Needs to Be Built … Payment & Accounting Systems Have Yet to be Built
OK, I am officially speechless, this is worse than an EPIC FAIL … This is a complete and unmitigated Clusterf*@k.
After 3+ years, some where in the range of $400 to 500 billion and growing, President Barack Obama, HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, CMS and the Obama techies allowed the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov to go live and according to testimony today from Chief Obama IT Officer Henry Chao, 60 to 70% of the site still needs to be built? Not fixed, but built!!! As reported at NRO. the payment, back office and accounting systems of Healthcare.fail have yet to be built. How is these even conceivable?
The information-technology systems of Obamacare are still anywhere from 30 to 70 percent unfinished, an administration official testified today.
Admittedly, the answer from Henry Chao, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy chief information officer, in a House hearing today isn’t really clear. At one point he seems to indicate 30 to 40 percent of the information-technology system supporting the Obamacare exchanges is unfinished; at another point it sounds more like he’s saying 60 to 70 percent. But the news is stunning either way: HealthCare.gov was launched with some massive parts unfinished, and they are still unfinished.
It would appear that The Politico’s initial estimates were wrong. To be honest, I do not care if the number is 40% that still needs to be built. As Q and O stated, this is mind boggling. Amen brother, it actually might go even beyond that. Even with all the “glitchy” issues that have marred the roll-out of the website, no one that testified bother to ever mention? Really? Folks, I am a healthcare project manager and data analyst by trade and it is simply beyond the realm of all things possible for anything like this to occur. Unless it was intentional.
So let’s clarify what was testified to, the payment and accounting systems still need to be built. That means that Sebelius and Obama allowed a web site to go live to the American people where the Obamacare law forced Americans to purchase health insurance and a law that booted individuals off their current private insurance policies, even if they liked them and wanted to keep them, and no one can actually pay for a policy. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Folks, you are not enrolled in Obamacare until you pay your first premium. That has to be done by December 15, 2013 in order for an individual to have coverage effective January 1, 2014.
I guess we now know why Team Obama wanted to count the policies in one’s cart as enrollment. I would dare say that there are no actual enrollments in the federal exchanges, it would be impossible with no payment system in tact. This defies all logic. Even Barack Obama and his Chicago gang cannot be this ignorant. One actually has to go out of their way to be this colossally incompetent. I cannot see how this site will be fixed by the end of November a promised by Barack Obama. I also cannot see how the accounting functions can be completed by December 15.
But do not fret America, Obama can fill out a NCAA Basketball bracket like no body’s business, much to the admiration of a gushing media.
Once again the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart made President Barack Obama and the Obamacare roll out the brunt of his jokes. But to be fair to Obamacare, most Americans think it is a joke. Stewart shredded Obama’s double talk and lack of clarity like when “O” said, that the Healthcare.gov website would be fixed by the end of November. Now Obama is walking back his guarantee that the “glitchy” web site will be fully functional by the end of November. Stewart mocking Obama said, “Let me be clear. When I said ‘November,’ I did not say which November. Let me be clear about that.” The Stewart hammered Obama on his revisionist history of his presidential campaign slogan.
“I think I said early on when I was running, I am not a perfect man and I will not be a perfect president,” Obama had said.
“That wasn’t the slogan you campaigned on!“ Stewart exclaimed. “I think when you campaigned you were all, ‘Yes We Can!’ I don’t remember the other slogan being out there.”
Democrat Kirsten Powers on the Community Agitator Barack Obama’s “Fix” for Obamacare … “He’s Basically Just Creating Chaos”
What, a Sail Alinsky, community agitator creating chaos, say it isn’t so …
Democrat Kirsten Powers nails it while discussing Obama’s “Fix” on Fox News ‘Special Report’. Powers went on to say that the insurance companies were mandated by Obamacare that they had to spend their time putting plans together that were compliant with Obamacare and could no longer offer one’s that did not meet minimum standards. Then at the 11th hour the president just walks out and says, “oh forget that, we are going to do something completely different?” I give Kirsten Powers credit because she is speaking the truth and going against the Obama company talking point.
Kirsten Powers, who actually is one of those people who lost her so-called “substandard” insurance went o to say … “He’s Basically Just Creating Chaos.”
From Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model by David Horowitz: (pdf. version)
After his analysis of Saul Alinsky, Horowitz points out what the grandfather of “social organizing” created “is not salvation but chaos.” Then he asks the crucial question: “And presidential disciples of Alinsky, what will they create?”
How fitting, Barack Obama becomes a Live SNL skit and has his own ‘Emily Litella’ moment with Obamacare’s canceling of so-called substandard policies … “NEVER MIND!”
The Deep Blue State of Washington State Says It Won’t Allow Obama’s Administrative Health Plan “Fix”
Obamacare spiraling out of control …
The insurance commissioner in the liberal, deep blue state of Washington says no to Barack Obama’s healthcare fix that he put forth yesterday. Obama announced an administrative fix, code for unlawful executive edict, at a presser in an attempt to save his and other Democrat’s political bacon. After Obamacare forced every state and and every insurance company to spend untold millions to adapt to Obama’s signature piece of legislation, Barack Obama now tells them it’s okay to forget all that and change back to the old way. But just for one year. Are you kidding me. Oh, did we mention this walking disaster of an undisciplined, leaderless, joke of a president even managed to show up to the press conference 1/2 hour late? However, how exactly can Obama change a law in midstream and then tell state insurance commissioners to follow his latest whim, in order to save face? With the heat on as his pole numbers are sinking fast, Barack Obama now looks to once again shift the blame on to some one else, because the buck never stops with him. But, as the Lonely Conservative opines, “Who will they blame this on? Those evil Democrat Insurance Commissioners?”
America, this is what you get when you hire an unqualified, community agitator to be a CEO. Instead we have a misleader in office who is completely incapable of doing the job.
Washington state’s insurance commissioner says President Barack Obama’s proposal on old insurance policies isn’t a good deal for Washington citizens.
Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Thursday he won’t allow insurance companies to extend their old policies that didn’t meet the requirements of federal health care reform. An estimated 290,000 Washington residents have received notices that their old insurance policies will be canceled.
“Trying to do what the president has proposed would be very disruptive to the insurance market in the sate of Washington so no, we will not be allowing insurance companies to extend these policies,” he said. “You’d have to go back and re-rate all of the policies, and the premises for what they originally proposed rates would all change.”
Kreidler, a Democrat, says all of them can get better coverage on the new health care exchange. He says at least half of them will qualify for a subsidy to help them pay the premium.
“I have empathy for these people, I certainly feel for them, but at the same time, people really have a chance right now to shop and compare various health plans and make some decisions that best fits themselves and their families in ways that could never do before,” Kreidler said. “But if you wind up extending these current plans that are out there, you really disrupt the ability for that to happen.”
When asked if he was worried his decision was going to upset those who just heard earlier in the day they could keep their insurance, Kreidler replied that having the new policies that meet minimum coverage requirements will be beneficial to them in case of a major health incident.
PJ Media reports Arkansas will also go to allow the Obama “fix”.
Gallup: Americans’ Starting to Hate Obamacare … Currently 40% approve & 55% disapprove … Democrats Running for Political Cover
Then, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, “that we have to pass the bill in order to find out what is in it.”
It looks like once the American people have found what is in it “away from the fog” of Barack Obama’s lies and purposeful misleading of the People when he said, “you could keep your healthcare plan if you like it, PEROID!” According to the most recent Gallup poll, only 40% approve of Obamacare, while 55% are against it. As millions more Americans lose their insurance, thanks to Obamacare, look for approval to further drop. So do you understand now why Obama delayed the “employer mandate”?
Americans’ views of the 2010 healthcare law have worsened in recent weeks, with 40% approving and 55% disapproving of it. For most of the past year, Americans have been divided on the law, usually tilting slightly toward disapproval. The now 15-percentage-point gap between disapproval and approval is the largest Gallup has measured in the past year.
Currently, 73% of Democrats, 39% of independents, and 8% of Republicans approve of the healthcare law. Approval is down at least marginally among all three groups since Gallup’s last update in late October.
With the disastrous roll out and consequences of Obamacare, Democrats are running for their political lives. Democrats are supposed to meet with President Obama today and they have already put forth an ultimatum that the president must do something by Friday. Democrats are losing their collective minds over the EPIC FAILURE of Obamacare. Funny, they didn’t care when they were ramming it down American’s throats. As Weasel Zippers says, grab the popcorn and a beverage, sit back and watch the carnage.
Even Sen. Dingy Harry (D-NV) is forced to have an emergency meeting on Obamacare as extremely worried, vulnerable Democrat Senators are looking for a way to distance themselves from Obamacare and come up with some scheme to make it look like they actually care. Is it possible that Obama has even lost Reid?
Probably not, Reid is a true believer because as the Politico writes, even after the WH has botched Obamacare, lied to the People and had such a disastrous Obamacare roll-out, one that could have been avoided … he is “very comfortable” that the administration will solve Obamacare’s problems.
Posted November 14, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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