Attorney for Whistleblower: 400 U.S. Missiles Stolen in Benghazi

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On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.’s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were “diverted to Libya” and ended up being stolen and falling into “the hands of some very ugly people.”

DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he “does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles.”

He claimed his information “comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community.” He said the biggest concern right now is finding those missiles before they can be put to use. “They are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner,” he claimed.

On August 4, Breitbart News covered a report in The Telegraph that said 35 CIA operatives were working in Benghazi when the attack against the consulate took place. The Telegraph claimed these operatives were allegedly in an “annex near the consulate [working] on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armories to Syrian Rebels.”

Months earlier, following then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s February 7 testimony on Capitol Hill about the Benghazi attacks, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested that one of the causes behind the terrorist attack “may have been that there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and [distributing] arms to the [Syrian] rebels.”

Attorney for Whistleblower: 400 U.S. Missiles Stolen in Benghazi.

Feds Creating ‘Nudge Squad’ To Manipulate Your Behavior

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Propaganda Alert. How do you feel about the government manipulating you into the behavior they desire?

Think you know how others should run their lives better than they do? Fancy yourself one of the intellectual elite tasked with molding the world into your own image? Love lording power over people?

You can serve on a federal “nudge squad!”

According to a document obtained by FoxNews.com, the federal government has positions open in a newly created “Behavioral Insights Team.” These behavioral scientists will work with a large array of federal agencies molding public policy to help “nudge” Americans toward government-approved behaviors.

“Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” according to the feds.

Essentially, the team will study ways to manipulate Americans into buying into prescribed federal behaviors, such as paying taxes on time, adopting energy efficiency measures and eating the “right foods. The document lists several examples of U.S. and international policy initiatives already benefiting from the implementation of behavioral insights.

Increasing adoption of energy efficient measures: Offering an attic-clearance service (at full cost) to people led to a five-fold increase in their subsequent adoption of attic-insulation. Interestingly, providing additional government subsidies on attic insulation services had no such effect.

Former Obama regulatory czar  Cass Sunstein and Chicago Booth School of Business professor Richard Thaler coined the term “nudge” in a book by that title back in 2008. The duo “offers a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make—ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources—and show us how sensible ‘choice architecture’ can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions.”

Thaler can’t imagine why anybody would oppose this idea.

“I don’t know who those people are who would not want such a program, but they must either be misinformed or misguided,” he told Fox News. “The goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government by using scientifically collected evidence to inform policy designs.”

But notice the inherent assumption: federal policy is absolutely, without question, flawless! Once the central planners in D.C. determine how you should live your life,  it only remains to design policy that will “nudge” you in that direction! Next step: utopia!

Big Brother knows best and he WILL get you to do what he wants – and you’ll like it! The document says the team will “help people to achieve their goals.” But in reality, it means the team will help us adopt goals approved by the federal government, and then will subtly manipulate us into playing along.

All for our own good, of course.

How wonderfully Orwellian! What could go wrong?

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A government document has surfaced, detailing the program and urging people to apply for positions on the team. It reads, “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals.”

Maya Shankar initially released the document. She is a White House adviser and made the document public in an effort to try and generate interest in applying for the team.

The 2012 Election – Oh Crap…

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I, like most of the conservative pundits thought that the morning of November 7th we would wake up to a new President and the world would be ok. Well, God has a way with changing expectations!

For a few moments, I waned in disgust. How could we have gotten it this wrong. How could so many people have gotten comfortable that Romney was going to win?

That was the problem. The worst almost ALWAYS happens when you get comfortable.

This was the shot fired across the bow. The electorate has changed. There are a lot of younger people that have been trained in liberal schools that came out and voted. The same people you see interviewed on Jay Leno that do not know who the Vice President is…other than he looks like a nice guy helped Barack Hussein Obama return for a second term.

After his comment to Dimitri Medelev of “wait til I’ve won re-election, to the ongoing battle with Benghazi, and even another challenge to ObamaTaxCare in the Supreme Court – we cannot give up. There exists the possibility of several appointments to the SCOTUS. It’s something we will have to stay on our Senators and Congressmen about.

There is also the matter of the mid term elections when Harry Reid comes up for re-election and it’s time his old wrinkled butt goes home.

We may have gotten the wind knocked out of us, but remember a couple of things.

This country, and our freedoms are way too important to give up the fight.

One slap to the face shouldn’t make us go crying to mama…

It’s time to shake the dust off our feet, man (or woman) up, and get prepared to take the senate in 2014. We have two years to get our ducks in a row and learn how to appeal to the young liberals, the hispanics and the blacks who put Obama in office.

They cannot and should not be ignored, or we will see yet more arrogance and disrespect brought upon this great country. I don’t want to draw a last breath knowing I just sat down and said “oh well”. It’s time to renew the fight. It’s time to remember that our task is no less great than the founders who told King George a resounding “NO”.

Do you think they expect less of us since they left the country in our hands?

No-fly list strands average man in on island in Hawaii

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From the Jackson Sun and unbelieveable story of an ordinary person.

Hawaii is a paradise for most visitors. But it was Wade Hicks Jr.’s prison for five days.

The 34-year-old from Gulfport, Miss., was stranded in the islands this week after being told he was on the FBI’s no-fly list during a layover for a military flight from California to Japan.

The episode left Hicks scrambling to figure out how he’d get home from Hawaii without being able to fly until he was abruptly removed from the list on Thursday with no explanation. It also raised questions beyond how he landed on the list: How could someone on a list intelligence officials use to inform counterterrorism investigations successfully fly standby on an Air Force flight?

Hicks said he was traveling to visit his wife, a U.S. Navy lieutenant who’s deployed in Japan. He hitched a ride on the military flight as is common for military dependents, who are allowed to fly on scheduled routes when there’s room.

Hicks said that during his layover at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent told him he was on the no-fly list and wouldn’t be allowed on a plane.

“I said, ‘How am I supposed to get off this island and go see my wife or go home?’ And her explanation was: ‘I don’t know,'” Hicks said.

Hicks said he was shocked and thought they must have had the wrong person because he doesn’t have a criminal record and recently passed an extensive background check in Mississippi to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

But the agent said his name, Social Security number and date of birth matched the person prohibited from flying, Hicks said. He wasn’t told why and wonders whether his controversial views on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks played a role. Hicks said he disagrees with the 9/11 Commission’s conclusions about the attacks.

A Homeland Security spokesman referred questions to the FBI Terrorist Screening Center, which maintains the report. A spokesman for the center declined comment on Hicks’ case. The government doesn’t disclose who’s on the list or why someone might have been placed on it.(Despite the Constitution giving US Citizens the right to face your accusers with a judge along with charges brought on you? What about his man’s due process guaranteed in the Constitution? Just on somebody’s say so this man is put on a “no fly list”.)

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Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano’s embattled high-ranking immigration aide took a leave of absence following salacious new claims about the agency’s alleged sexually hostile environment toward men, while Napolitano herself indicated she is pondering stepping down.

Suzanne Barr, who has close Arizona ties to Napolitano, took a “voluntary leave,” according to Brian Hale, spokesman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Barr’s leave, which began Tuesday, comes as two more male accusers claimed they personally witnessed Barr engage in lewd and hostile behavior with subordinates.

In a sworn affidavit obtained by The Post but with the accuser’s name redacted, an ICE employee described as an assistant attaché says at a party at the deputy chief of mission’s house in Colombia in 2009, “He said she got too close for comfort.Suzanne Barr approached me and offered to give me a b— job.”

ICE travel records obtained by The Post confirm Barr traveled to Colombia along with ICE director John Morton between Sept. 20 and Sept. 23, 2009, to meet with Colombian officials and ICE staffers.

An affidavit by another ICE employee states that just before Halloween in 2009, at a gathering in the ICE director’s office, Barr turned to another ICE employee and called him a “sexy mothaf–ker!” Barr also allegedly “looked at his crotch and asked, ‘How long is it anyway?’” prompting other employees to laugh nervously, according to the statement.

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Jake Locker as starting quarterback of the Tennesee Titans

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I’ll have to say, I’m a little surprised at this decision. I like Jake Locker, but he showed this past week against Tampa Bay that he still has some learning to do. I guess this year he will learn while being starting quarterback for the Titans.

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The Tennessee Titans are turning the page.

The team will anoint Jake Locker as its new starting quarterback Monday, per Jim Wyatt of The (Nashville) Tennessean.

Locker, the eighth pick of the 2011 draft, is coming off his first NFL start, an underwhelming performance Friday night at Tampa Bay where he completed four of 11 passes for 21 yards and threw an ugly interception courtesy of an ill-advised throw across his body, off his back foot and over the middle of the field.

But though Locker lags behind last year’s starter, veteran Matt Hasselbeck, in the accuracy and decision-making departments, he brings superior athleticism and arm strength to the table. His ability to make plays outside the pocket could be a boon to RB Chris Johnson, who was frequently at his best alongside former Titan Vince Young, a dual-threat quarterback.

Hasselbeck is coming off one of his better seasons (3,571 passing yards, 18 TDs, 14 INTs) and led the Titans to a 9-7 record – just a tiebreaker short of the playoffs – in his first year in Nashville. He was the most consistent performer on an offense that lost WR Kenny Britt to an early season knee injury and watched Johnson struggle after a lengthy training camp holdout.

Locker played well in spot duty as a rookie, passing for 542 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also ran for 56 yards and one score on eight carries.

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Hawaii federal judge strikes down bid to redefine marriage in court

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(LifeSiteNews.com) — A federal court Wednesday upheld Hawaii’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman, rejecting a lawsuit to tear down both the definition as well as Hawaii’s constitutional amendment giving the legislature the power to maintain it.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys defended the law and the amendment on behalf of Hawaii Family Forum, which the court allowed to intervene in the case in April.

“This ruling affirms that protecting and strengthening marriage as the union of one man and one woman is legitimate, reasonable, and good for society,” said Legal Counsel Dale Schowengerdt. “The people of Hawaii adopted a constitutional amendment to uphold marriage, and the court rightly concluded that the democratic process shouldn’t be short-circuited by judicial decree.”

The three individuals who filed the suit asked the court to declare the state’s constitutional amendment on marriage and the state’s law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman unconstitutional. The lawsuit also assailed Hawaii’s “civil unions” law, which became effective Jan 1, saying that equal rights would only be fulfilled by redefining marriage itself.

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But in its order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii concluded, “Throughout history and societies, marriage has been connected with procreation and childrearing…. It follows that it is not beyond rational speculation to conclude that fundamentally altering the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions might result in undermining the societal understanding of the link between marriage, procreation, and family structure.”

“In this situation,” the court continued, “to suddenly constitutionalize the issue of same-sex marriage ‘would short-circuit’ the legislative actions that have been taking place in Hawaii…. Accordingly, because Hawaii’s marriage laws are rationally related to legitimate government interests, they do not violate the federal Constitution.”

Gov. Neil Abercrombie stated both publicly and in the lawsuit that he would not defend the state’s marriage law. His attacks on the law’s constitutionality prompted Hawaii Family Forum to ask the court to allow it to intervene in defense of marriage in the state.

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