Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

Tyranny often sounds wonderful when it is described by the tyrants. – ADB

National Science Foundation study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns.

BY: Elizabeth Harrington
August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution. Read more at freebeacon.com.

Podium to Tee in Eight Minutes

August 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Executive Branch, National Info

Both Democrats and Republicans are outraged at our Duffer-in-Chief’s rapid appearance on the links after his statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley last week.  Many are wondering just how he did it. Syndicated cartoonist Michael Ramirez might have figured it out:

Judge Jeanine Pirro to Obama: “You Need to Leave”

August 23, 2014 – (Fox News – Justice w/ Judge Jeanine Pirro – Opening Statement) – Judge Jeanine Pirro DESTROYS Obama in EPIC Opening Statement for Lack of Leadership and Force on ISIS Going on Vacation Playing Golf.

Will Obama Shed Any Light on Ferguson?

Attribution: Lisa Benson, Washington Post Writers Group

Hat tip: townhall.com

Dem. Missouri Governor demands vigorous prosecution of Darren Wilson even before grand jury convenes.

http://commonsensepost.com/2014/08/20/dem-missouri-governor-demands-vigorous-prosecution-of-darren-wilson-even-before-grand-jury-convenes/

The Hell That is the Obama White House

By: David Horowitz – August 18th, 2014 at 04:58 PM

From Erick Erickson’s RedState.com:

Note from Erick: Please welcome to our front page the always awesome David Horowitz.

Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.

Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible. Continue reading at: redstate.com.

VA Reform Bill Is Just Starting Point

11:20 AM, Aug 13, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH

With the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Congress passed the most significant reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in decades. And, right on cue, here come the grumblings from the second-guessers.

As the bill was on its way to the president’s desk for signing, the critics stepped up to denounce the $16.3 billion congressional compromise.

For example, guests on a Fox News panel savaged the bill, claiming (implausibly) that it was “designed more for unions than veterans.” Meanwhile, an August 4 Wall Street Journal editorial suggests the additional funding for patient choice means that the “VA is being rewarded for failure.”

The argument is that the new legislation will do nothing more than prop up a failing bureaucracy. This represents a serious misreading of the bill’s key provisions. Read more at: weeklystandard.com.

Pete Hegseth is the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America and a Fox News contributor. Pete is an infantry officer in the Army National Guard, and has served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.

Mark Levin On How ISIS Is A ‘Direct Threat’ To The U.S.

“I’ve been around awhile and I’ve seen a lot of presidents come and go, I don’t think we’ve ever had a more pathetic commander in chief in our life.  Does he not know what his policies are?   What are his policies? What IS his foreign policy?  Can his people even tell us what his foreign policy is, can he?  Can his Secretary of Defense, or Secretary of State?  Our enemies are on the move, they’re on the move because of HIM.  Not because of the prior president, not because of other presidents, not because of James Buchannan or John Tyler or anybody else – because of HIM.  He’s hollowing out our military.  At the same time he’s telling the world what we’re NOT goin’ to do, he’s playing golf, he’s on Martha’s Vineyard, he’s busy attacking Republicans.  The guy is, he’s not focused, he’s disconnected from reality.  We have a real problem in this country.” – Mark Levin

President Obama Took Credit for Iraq Troop Withdrawal…

It was an applause line during almost every campaign address made by President Obama in 2012: “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.”

Now, he’s backing off.

President Obama ordered a full troop withdrawal from Iraq, which was completed in December 2011. But the country did not stabilize, as was predicted by Obama and key members of his administration. Instead, it has descended into greater chaos with the violent al Qaeda offshoot ISIL threatening to take over the countryRead more.

Remembering the Travesty of Extortion 17

August 6th, 2014 is the third anniversary of this horrible travesty.

Before Benghazi, There Was Extortion 17

By Pamela Geller

Karen and Billy Vaughn are the parents of a fallen Navy Seal, Aaron Carson Vaughn. I met with the Vaughns when I spoke to a sold-out Tea Party event in Fort Lauderdale in June. The Vaughns are extraordinary heroes. Their courage to speak about Obama’s crippling rules of engagement is to be applauded.

The Vaughns have exposed the delusional U.S. military “rules of engagement” policy that led to the takedown of a Chinook helicopter, Extortion 17, by the Taliban. All 38 people on board the Chinook — 15 SEAL Team Six members (including Aaron Vaughn) and seven Afghan National Army commandos — were killed. The attack on Extortion 17 came just three months after the Osama bin Laden kill, and both Obama and Biden had identified the team that took OBL out. Retribution was inevitable.  Continue reading at: americanthinker.com.

This video is from Dover Air Force Base ramp ceremony. Some of the voices are in Arabic with English subtitles.  They are praising Allah and mocking the infidels (US):

Berntsen Sounds Off On Clinton’s Missed Chance At Bin Laden

Post continues below video.

Gary Berntsen is a decorated former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) career officer who served in the Directorate of Operations between October 1982 and June 2005.

During his time at the CIA, he served as a CIA Station Chief on three separate occasions and led several of CIA’s most important counterterrorism deployments including the United States’ response to the East Africa Embassy bombings and the 9/11 attacks. In December 2001, Berntsen served as the Commander of all CIA forces in Eastern Afghanistan and led the agency’s Jawbreaker team in Tora Bora.

He was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 2000 and the Intelligence Star in 2004. Mr. Berntsen is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. CVA.org

Mr Berntsen is currently a Regional Director for Concerned Veterans of America.

Head of Benghazi Probe Says no Witnesses Off Limits

The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony.

“I can’t skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,” Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and the issue had not yet arisen, “if you mean to say that ‘not only can they not talk, they don’t have to come,’ you have to litigate that.”  Read more at foxnews.com.

Obama is Not Interested in Photo Opps

While preparing to shoot pool with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, President Obama tried to justify his refusal to visit the US/Mexico border by saying that he is “not interested in photo opps.” Well here are 68 of those photo opps that he is not interested in.

The Difference Betweed “Lay and Lie”

Attribution: Steve Kelley, Creators Syndicate

 

Catch and Release

Attribution: Al Branco, comicallyincorrect.com

H/T: conservativebyte.com

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