Thursday, September 8, 2011

$852 million loan guarantee to yet another green project company; Obama lie about middle class jobs; Four year limit on welfare in Michigan; Obamacare to make health insurance more expensive; Cancer scans rationed in UK; Union leaders on Air Force One for Labor Day rally; Obama's words come back to bite him once again; Sarasota family skedaddled 2 weeks prior to 9/11; $295 million in healthcare fraud found; Operation Gunwalker probe reaching into White House; Blinding attack by Chinese; ACLU challenges Florida law requiring drug testing for welfare recipients

The Washington Times reports: Last week, the Obama administration’s Department of Energy announced it is extending an $852 million loan guarantee to something called the Genesis Solar Project in California.
Genesis, according to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, will be built on federal land and ultimately employ perhaps 800 people during its construction and 47 people once it is up and running. This would seem to be a lot of money to generate very few jobs at a time when the nation is on the verge of bankruptcy, but the project really isn’t about jobs.
Commentary Magazine writes: As Alana just wrote, two days ago, President Obama made this claim: “We said working folks deserved a break, so within one month of me taking office, we signed into law the biggest middle-class tax cut in history, putting more money into your pockets.” Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s fact-checker, calls that claim “ridiculous” and a “whopper,” which is a colloquial way of saying Obama’s claim is a lie.
Perhaps this is what a desperate president does at times like these. But Obama needs to be careful; if he isn’t, the public will not only turn on him because of his manifest incompetence (which Americans are doing in rather large numbers these days), but also because of his deeply flawed public character.

More and more these days, the president’s rhetoric can be fairly judged to be cynical, hypocritical and untrue. Even the Washington Post says so.
Yahoo reports: Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1.
Michigan's first-year Republican chief executive said the state will offer exemptions to the limit for those with a disability who can't work, those who care for a disabled spouse or child and those who are 65 or older and don't qualify for Social Security benefits or receive very low benefits.
Some recipients who are the victims of domestic violence also may be temporarily exempted.
"We are returning cash assistance to its original intent as a transitional program to help families while they work toward self-sufficiency," 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- writes: Whoops! ObamaCare Backers in Wisconsin Produce Report Showing That the Health Care Overhaul Will Make Health Insurance More Expensive 


  The UK Express writes:  Cancer scans are being rationed by family doctors as health bosses order GPs to save money, it emerged last night.[Snip]Instead, they are being told to pass the patients on to consultant doctors who will then decide if an ultrasound, MRI or CT scan is needed. Health experts warned last night that the extra referral was putting patients' lives at risk by causing potentially deadly delays.


Weasel Zippers reports: Union Bosses From AFL-CIO, SEIU And UAW Given Taxpayer-Funded Ride Aboard Air Force One To Labor Day Rally In Detroit…


Politico writes: Part of a speech Obama gave in 2010 to the United Nations General Assembly is featured in an ad aimed to rally support for the Palestinians upcoming bid for statehood at the United Nations on Sept. 20, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

“When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United Nations, an independent, sovereign state of Palestine living in peace with Israel,” Obama said in the 2010 speech in the clip that is played in the radio ad.
The Palestinians use of the remarks is at odds with the Obama administration’s current all-out push to stop the Palestinians from pursuing their statehood bid.
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The Denver Post writes: Just two weeks before the 9/11 hijackers slammed into the Pentagon and World Trade Center, members of a Saudi family abruptly vacated their luxury home near Sarasota, Fla., leaving a brand new car in the driveway, a refrigerator full of food, fruit on the counter — and an open safe in the master bedroom.
In the weeks to follow, law enforcement agents not only discovered the home was visited by vehicles used by the hijackers, but also phone calls were linked between the home and those who carried out the death flights — including leader Mohamed Atta — in discoveries never before revealed to the public.
Ten years after the deadliest attack of terrorism on U.S. soil, new information has emerged that shows the FBI found troubling ties between the hijackers and residents in the upscale community in southwest Florida, but the investigation wasn't reported to Congress or mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.
For Graham, the connections between the hijackers and residents raise questions about whether other Saudi nationals in Florida knew of the impending attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
The FBI investigation began the month after 9/11 when Larry Berberich, senior administrator and security officer of the gated community known as Prestancia, reported a bizarre event that took place two weeks before the hijackings.

Asian Age reports: At least 9 Indian medical professionals are among 90 people charged in the US in a massive healthcare fraud under which false claims to the tune of USD 295 million were submitted to public insurance provider.
A nationwide takedown by 'Medicare Fraud Strike Force' operations in eight cities resulted in charges against 91 defendants for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes, the US Justice Department said today.
"The defendants charged in this takedown are accused of stealing precious taxpayer resources and defrauding Medicare -- jeopardising the integrity of our healthcare system and our nation's most critical healthcare programme for personal gain," Attorney General Eric Holder said. 
According to court documents, the defendants allegedly participated in schemes to submit claims to Medicare for treatments that were medically unnecessary and often never provided.
In several cases, patient recruiters and other co-conspirators were paid cash kickbacks in return for supplying information to providers, who then submitted fraudulent billing to Medicare for services that were unnecessary or never provided.
From Brooklyn to Miami to Los Angeles, the defendants allegedly treated the Medicare programme like a "personal piggy bank", Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ wrote: Operation Gunwalker, the rogue ATF operation to arm Mexico's cartels, extends now to three White House officials. A bell goes off with the one named Dan Restrepo.
Late last Friday, CBS News and the Los Angeles Times almost buried the news that Restrepo, the National Security Council's top man for Latin America, and two other officials, were in on ATF memos from the Gunwalker operation called "Fast and Furious."
That blows apart White House claims that it had no idea the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was encouraging frontmen for Mexico's cartels to buy weapons from U.S. gun dealers — to "trace" them afterward.
The Washington Times reports: A Chinese warship fired a high-powered beam of light that disrupted the vision of crew members aboard a U.S. Navy surveillance ship operating in international waters in 2008.
According to a newly released State Department cable, the apparent blinding attack on the USNS Victorious, an ocean survey ship, occurred in the East China Sea.
“On March 8, 2008, [Chinese] Luhu-class DD112 shined a high-intensity, narrow-beam white light at USNS Victorious for approximately 30 minutes,” the cable, labeled “secret,” said.
“The light was of such intensity that it temporarily impaired the visual acumen of USNS Victorious personnel and thereby constituted a hazard to navigation.”
The East China Sea incident appears similar to a laser attack carried out in 1997 by someone aboard a Russian merchant ship. The attack damaged the eyes of Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jack Daly, who was conducting an aerial reconnaissance mission aboard a Canadian military helicopter over the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state’s Puget Sound.
[This reminds me of the incident when a cruise ship was totally disabled and needed to be towed to shore within the last year.] The Washington Times wrote: The following information paints a picture that could very easily lead to WW3! The new and recent information that is being reported and released seems to indicate that the cruise ship that was disabled just a few days ago was actually disabled due to an EMP attack by a Chinese sub.
The missile that was then fired and seen throughout California was a response to the Chinese for their actions on this cruise ship.
Doesn't it seem strange that all power would be out on the ship?? It has even been reported that even cell phones were not operational. Everything from the first hand accounts of these passengers on this ship seem to indicate an EMP blast that knocked out the ALL power on board that ship.
Also, why was it that the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan was sent out accompanied by other vessels to this cruise ship?? The media will never tell you this..
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------News 4- Jacksonville reports: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida plans to challenge the state's law requiring new welfare recipients to pass a drug test.
An ACLU spokesman told The Associated Press Wednesday the lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a 35-year-old Orlando man, Luis Lebron.The spokesman says Florida's drug testing law is unconstitutional, saying it violates the Fourth Amendment's search and seizure protections.

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