Apr 172014
 

lerner_0-450x300Front Page Mag: “A bombshell revelation has brought the IRS scandal to a new level. Judicial Watch has released internal IRS communications revealing that former Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding whether it was possible to criminally prosecute tax-exempt groups she believed had “lied” about their political activity.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents by successfully filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS in October 2013, following the agency’s stonewall of four FOIA requests dating back to the previous May.

Opinion: President Obama’s famous “not even a smidgen of corruption’ line when speaking to Bill O’Reilly is getting commonplace in the new world order. Is it possible that the public prefers the lies?

Yes Virginia, and it is Biblical: “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.

John Walvoord (Bible Knowledge Commentary) explains: “Paul was telling the brethren that God desires all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. But when people refuse to entertain the truth, He let’s them experience the consequences of falsehood. In fact, God as the judge of men begins this judgment at the moment of their rebellion and subjects them to powerful delusion which comes from choosing error over truth.”

 

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Apr 172014
 

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The New American: “Among the many problems facing the city, the most serious are those concerning its three pension plans: for fire and police, for its workers, and for those working for the Department of Water and Power (DWP). One of those plans earned 14 percent on its invested assets last year (half of what the S&P 500 Index made but twice the plan’s assumptions), and yet that plan remains a staggering $5 billion underfunded. Altogether the three retirement plans have less than 10 percent of the funds necessary to pay their benefits. Said the commission:

Los Angeles is sinking into a future in which it no longer can provide the public services to which our people’s taxes entitle them and where the promises made to public employees about a decent and secure retirement simply cannot be kept.

  • The only conceivable way LA can meet its pension obligations is to reduce them
  • Given that unions will not negotiate, the only conceivable way to reduce them is bankruptcy

Opinion: A recent Pew report shows the list of American cities facing pension defaults is growing.

Here are the top 10 cities with the lowest percentage of funding for pension:

  • Charleston, W. Va. – $270 million – 24% funded
  • Omaha, Neb.- $1.43 billion – 43% funded
  • Portland, Ore. – $5.46 billion – 50% funded
  • Chicago, Ill. – 24.97 billion – 52% funded
  • Little Rock, Ark. – $498 million – 59% funded
  • Wilmington, Del. – $364 million – 59% funded
  • Boston, Mass. – $2.54  billion – 60% funded
  • Atlanta, Ga. – $3.17 billion – 60 % funded
  • Manchester, N.H. – $436 million – 60% funded
  • New Orleans, La.$1.99 billion – 61% funded

Unfunded pension debt is a time bomb of Detroit-style proportions.

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Apr 172014
 
Hamas praises fatal Hebron attack, warns of more

The Times Of Israel: “The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday. Speaking in Gaza,

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Apr 162014
 
NYPD Stands Down on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing

Breitbart: “The New York Police Department announced Tuesday, the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon jihad attack, that it was disbanding a special unit that had been dedicated to watching for jihad terror threats in Muslim communities. That’s good; after all, who ever heard of a Muslim staging a terror attack? And what better day

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Apr 162014
 
Are East Ukraine's Cops in Moscow's Pocket?

  The Daily Beast: “Ukraine’s descent into widespread lawlessness becomes more apparent by the day. Who represents authority? Who represents order? These are critical questions on which the fate of a nation now hangs. One after another, government buildings in as many as a dozen cities and towns have fallen to professionally trained soldiers and

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