Obama Uses Corrupt Ploy To Boost Health Exchanges by BETSY MCCAUGHEY, PHD

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/obama-uses-corrupt-ploy-to-boost-health-exchanges On July 3, the Obama administration quietly revealed that it will not enforce the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate until 2015, though the law unambiguously requires that it go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. Administration spokespersons depicted the change as a mere tweaking. That’s untrue. It will affect 10 million workers, double the number […]

HIS SAY: ON THE TRAYVON MARTIN/ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

FROM MY E-PAL….DR. J.H.A.

The same people marching in protest in the streets about the supposed endemic racism in the court decision on the legally clean Trayvon Martin case were the ones dancing in the street about the racial rightness of the courts after the highly dubious legal procedures in the OJ Simpson case…

In other words — their knee-jerk anti-White racism, or mindless anarchism, and protection of self-delusion in rushing to judgment is overtly apparent…

Zimmerman was clearly assaulted before obviously defending himself, he didn’t pursue Martin — and, anyway, following someone would not be a valid pretext for assault….

Zimmerman has a strong record showing he is in no way anti black (not admissible in the court!), in fact was active in helping and associating with black social mixing and charitable activity. Martin had a record of petty crime and early involvement in violent ‘gansta’ activity (also not admissible in the court!)…

Calling for a Dept of Justice investigation – and our besmirched Attorney General, the benighted Eric Holder acquiescing, when the FBI has already cleared Zimmerman of any racial ‘hate,’ is pure racism also.

If Zimmerman (who is half-Hispanic) is ‘White’ then so is Obama White! … (Sigh..)

Are we to see Hispanics now as a kind of half-cast between Whites and Blacks — are Hispanics now open to charges of ‘hate’ crimes against Blacks? Do Whites have an unfair and inordinately heavy load in any case invoked to have racial overtones?…

Will there ever be an end to this groupism that strikes a dagger in Martin Luther King’s primary dictum — all men should be treated for their individual qualities and NOT because of their racial grouping?..

JHA

‘This is for Trayvon!’ — Gang of Black Men Chase, Beat Hispanic Man in Baltimore Posted By Bryan Preston

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/07/15/this-is-for-trayvon-gang-of-black-men-chase-beat-hispanic-man-in-baltimore/

No justice, no peace, on the streets of Baltimore. Of, if you prefer, open season in Harm City.

Using a translator, police spoke to the victim, who knows some English, according to the police report. The victim told officers that he was standing in the intersection of Fairmont and N. Potomac Street when a group of five black males first approached him.

He described all of the males as between 16 and 18 and told police a 6-foot suspect with a black “stretchy” shirt and mohawk told him, “What’s up, [expletive].” When the victim raised his phone to call 911, the suspect raised his shirt and flashed a silver handgun in his waistband.

The victim turned and ran before he was caught in the 2800 block of Fairmont and was beaten, police said. He sustained abrasions to his elbows and forearms but refused medical attention.

Police listed all of the suspects involved as black males. Three were “skinny” while one was described as overweight.

A witness posted on Facebook that she saw the gang of young men chasing the victim before they caught up to him and started kicking and beating him. That witness wrote that the black males were shouting “This is for Trayvon!” as they beat the man.

If Eric Holder is still looking around for a hate crime to prosecute, Baltimore offers one.

Not for the first time over the past few years, I am glad to have left Baltimore in the rear-view mirror. It’s an anti-gun state, tilted against the law-abiding. The leaders there, all Democrats, are the usual collection of demagogues and monsters that infest most urban governments in America. They will have no serious response for the communities among them that are now under threat from the Sharpton brigades.

Tisha B’Av and the Virtue of Jewish Statehood By Adam Levick

http://pjmedia.com/blog/tisha-bav-and-the-virtue-of-jewish-statehood/?print=1 “People resent the Jews for having emerged from their immemorial weakness and fearlessly resorted to force. They thereby betrayed the mission that history had assigned to them — being a people … that did not get tangled up in the obtuse narrowness of the nation-state.” – Pascal Bruckner, The Tyranny of Guilt It is now […]

BRET STEPHENS: THE BORING PALESTINIANS

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If this were a TV drama, it would be ‘The X-Files’ in its 46th season.

Sufian Abu Zaida is a well-known Palestinian nationalist who worked closely with Yasser Arafat and sits on the Fatah Revolutionary Council, the ostensible legislative branch of the Palestinian Authority’s ostensible ruling party. Though he spent years in Israeli prison on terrorism charges, he has long been considered a relative moderate for his participation in various peace initiatives.

These days Mr. Abu Zaida is an unhappy camper, but not because of the Israelis.

“Honestly, no one ever dreamt we would reach this situation of concentration of authorities and senior positions in the hands of one person,” he wrote about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a recent op-ed published on several Palestinian websites.

“The President today is the President of everything that has to do with the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause. He is the president of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the State of Palestine and the Palestinian Authority. He is the president of the Fatah movement and general leader of the [security] Forces. And as the legislative council is now suspended, he issues laws and has practically replaced the council.”

Mr. Abu Zaida goes on to complain of the pervasive toadyism among Palestinian ministers and officials, their “impotence and fear” in the face of Mr. Abbas’s every decision and appointment. “One of the main reasons that made President Abbas a natural candidate after President Arafat passed away is that many had thought Abbas’s management would be different than Arafat’s,” he notes. Yet now the president “holds authorities that Arafat in all his greatness and symbolic importance didn’t hold.”

Oh, well: Just another aging strongman in another squalid

MORT ZUCKERMAN: A JOBLESS RECOVERY

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More people have left the workforce than got a new job during the recovery—by a factor of nearly three.

recent months, Americans have heard reports out of Washington and in the media that the economy is looking up—that recovery from the Great Recession is gathering steam. If only it were true. The longest and worst recession since the end of World War II has been marked by the weakest recovery from any U.S. recession in that same period.

The jobless nature of the recovery is particularly unsettling. In June, the government’s Household Survey reported that since the start of the year, the number of people with jobs increased by 753,000—but there are jobs and then there are “jobs.” No fewer than 557,000 of these positions were only part-time. The survey also reported that in June full-time jobs declined by 240,000, while part-time jobs soared by 360,000 and have now reached an all-time high of 28,059,000—three million more part-time positions than when the recession began at the end of 2007.

That’s just for starters. The survey includes part-time workers who want full-time work but can’t get it, as well as those who want to work but have stopped looking. That puts the real unemployment rate for June at 14.3%, up from 13.8% in May.

The 7.6% unemployment figure so common in headlines these days is utterly misleading. An estimated 22 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed; they are virtually invisible and mostly excluded from unemployment calculations that garner headlines.

FRANK SALVATO:News v. Propaganda: The Danger of Losing a Check & Balance

http://www.newmediajournal.us/ As illustrated by today’s mainstream media, there is a very fine line between news reporting and the act of propagandizing. The aware understand that news reporting consists of the sometimes painful process of conveying the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of a story, while at the very same time expunging the reporter’s […]

THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES OF SAUDI AIRLINES….ZACH PONTZ

http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/07/15/nycs-de-blasio-threatens-to-pull-jfk-airport-slot-from-saudi-arabian-airlines-for-blocking-israelis-from-flights/ NYC’s De Blasio Threatens to Pull JFK Airport Slot From Saudi Arabian Airlines for Blocking Israelis From Flights Saudi Arabian Airlines discriminates against Israeli nationals attempting to fly the airline out of New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, the City’s Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Monday, citing a probe his office conducted of […]

Obama’s Kindness to the Cruel: Victor Sharpe

http://www.thejerusalemconnection.us/blog/2013/07/15/obamas-kindness-to-the-cruel.html There is an ancient Talmudic saying best summarized as: “Those who are kind to the cruel in the end will be cruel to the kind.” We first saw this warning vividly and sorrowfully cast aside at the Summit of All Americas as President Obama, during his first term in office, smiled and warmly embraced […]

WES PRUDEN: A BITTER LESSON IN THE LAW

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The prosecutors of George Zimmerman need a refresher course in criminal law. If you’re a prosecutor and you believe you are putting an evil-doer away, first you have to convict him. This means proving he’s an evil-doer by proving who did the evil act.

That’s not always easy, as we saw last week in Florida. Even an assistant professor of criminal law at the Bald Knob University of Law, Floral Arranging and Mortuary Science could have told the Zimmerman prosecutors there are no slam dunks in murder trials. Once a case goes to a jury of independent minds with nothing on those minds but the evidence before them, all bets are off. Juries duly instructed can do anything they please with the evidence, and the wonder and beauty of the system is that jurors with so much license invariably take their responsibilities very, very seriously. They’re determined to do the right thing by the law.

Jude M. Faccidomo, a former president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, tells the Miami Herald that he thinks the Zimmerman jury clearly believed the right to self-defense applied in this case. “Especially when cases are so gray, like this one was, self-defense really resonates because people can associate with being afraid.” This is what laymen have concluded, too.
O.J. Simpson (shown in 1990)

Lawyers across the land, with a criminal practice or not, will study this one for a long time. Why was the six-person jury – its members’ identities still kept secret – not more racially diverse? Florida is a surviving melting pot, with newly minted citizens from dozens of nations to choose juries from, and an all-white, all-black or all-Hispanic jury is an anomaly in the counties of central and south Florida. Would one or two black jurors have made a difference in the Zimmerman verdict? Why did the state accept a jury that was all white save one, thought to be Hispanic? Why the all-female panel? Would defense lawyers think one or two men on the jury might make them more confident of a favorable verdict?