The RoanokeSlant

This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant. lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Friday, April 29, 2016

 

Obama Setting Up Shield To Block N. Korean Missiles – Really?


Roanoke Times, 4-27-2016, Pg 6: Obama: US is setting up a shield to block missiles.
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North Korea has demonstrated that it has nuclear weapons and intercontinental guided missiles.
They have fired missiles from land and submarines.  Clearly, they have the capability to fire intermediate range missiles from the holds in cargo ships cruising the open oceans.
The key to-do component of the N. Korean threat is miniaturizing the warheads so they may be delivered by their guided missiles.  A feat well established by numerous other countries.
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So, Obama, the nemesis and mocker of Reagan’s Star Wars Defense Systems SDI is now going to “try” to defend against N. Korean missiles that can reach Hawaii and California.
Too bad Obama “shot-down” the SDI RandD and testing and initial deployment of these systems to protect the American people and our allies.
Would be a nice touch to know that they work and can defend against launches onto our people from land, sea and under-sea.
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Obama Burned Reagan’s “Star Wars” And Now We Need Support
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/03/obama-burned-reagans-star-wars-and-now.html
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The damage and adverse consequences done by Obama and his minions to US interests: militarily, socially, economically and politically will unfold into the future and the American people will pay a heavy price for the Reign of Obama.
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Obama’s Long Goodbye – Goodbye Already!


Roanoke Times, 4-24-2016, Pg 3: Obama begins long goodbye tour of EU
Tours around Europe, “where his popularity remains high”.
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Who writes this false tripe?  Oh right! – the Pravda Media as an extension of the Obama and DNC media organizations.
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Obama popular in Europe --- Really?
Everywhere Obama went he was rebuffed and rejected.
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Pg 4:  Tens of thousands protest the Obama Trans-Atlantic trade deal agreement in Hanover before the president’s visit where his answer to the massive million-Syrian refugee’s invasion of Europe is to send 250 US troops into Syria.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/obama-sends-one-third-of-richmond-cops.html
Perhaps Obama’s recent description of EU Allies as “free riders” has affected his high popularity rating.
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4-22-2016, Pg 3:  Obama fails to garner Gulf support.  Obama had sought additional commitment to aid Iraq, but leaders appeared reluctant to invest.
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Reluctant to invest!  Perhaps they’re reflecting back to December 2011:
Obama: ‘We’re Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable and Self-Reliant Iraq’
It was a "moment of (George.BUSH) success," Obama said.
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/flashback-obama-we-re-leaving-behind-sovereign-stable-and-self
The focus was “we’re leaving behind” and not on securing and guarding the gains and successes we had won with our blood and treasure.
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4-29-2016, Pg 1, 3:  Obama sends VP Biden to Iraq to emphasize the ISIS threat to Iraq amid political turmoil.
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Just what the Iraqis need – a military and political lesson from Jester Joe.
Does Obama and Biden think that political leaders in Iraq need tutoring on what will become their fate, and the fate of their country, if ISIS takes over the country
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Another example of two yahoos on another boondoggle wasting taxpayer money, insulting the intelligence of our allies, demonstrating our impotence to our adversaries and generating lots of CO2 into the atmosphere.
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However, The really bad news is that Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary, who has been responsible for managing Obama’s so-called “Foreign Policy”, is the presumptive next President!  What could possible go wrong with that reality?
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Obama’s Foreign Policy: The Perfect Storm Of Incompetence
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/obamas-foreign-policy-perfect-storm-of.html
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

Obama Sends One-third Of Richmond Cops To Syria

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Roanoke Times, 4-26-2016, Pg 1, 5: Obama sending 250 more troops to Syria is a way to keep “momentum” in the fight against terrorism.

250 Troops to keep the “momentum” in the fight against Isis and depose Assad, the butcher of the Syrian People!
250 Troops! --- Really?
That’s one-third of the 700 police officers in Richmond!
It’s also equivalent to one (1) infantry company.
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Taking this pathetic action is one level of delusion.
Announcing it as a major accomplishment brings Obama’s delusion to a whole new level.
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Because of Obama’s “leading from his behind”, Putin, Assad and ISIS are dominating the decimation of Syria that has resulted in overwhelming Europe with the biggest “displaced persons” disaster since WW-2.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/denmark-no-longer-sanctuary-country-for.html
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The so-called Obama-friendly "Rebel Forces" have been reduced to a level Obama should rightly call a “JV-Team” and are not a significant factor in countering Assad or ISIS.
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All this highlights the outcomes from Obama’s Hope and Change.
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More New Bad News 4-27-2016
ISIS advances against rebels in north Syria
http://www.roanoke.com/news/wire_headlines/is-advances-against-rebels-in-north-syria/article_6a505df7-236b-54da-90d8-56d05da8dcc5.html
Militants from the Islamic State group seized five villages from Syrian rebels (Obama’s Team) close to the Turkish border Wednesday, further weakening the rebels' foothold in the Aleppo area.

That left the rebels (Obama’s Team) in Aleppo with just one narrow corridor to the outside world, through Idlib province. Those in Azaz are now squeezed between ISIS to the east and the SDF to the west and south, while Turkey tightly restricts the flow of goods and people through the border.
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Putin: You Want A No-Fly Zone? I’ll Give You A No-Fly Zone!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/11/putin-you-want-no-fly-zone-ill-give-you.html
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Putin’s Syria No-Fly Zone Working: Obama Pulls F-15s Out Of Turkey
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/12/putins-syria-no-fly-zone-working-obama.html
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Obama Delusional On Syria, Iran And Russia
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/obama-delusional-on-syria-iran-and.html
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Obama In Full Retreat From Syria
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/obama-in-full-retreat-from-syria.html
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Obama’s Foreign Policy: The Perfect Storm Of Incompetence
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/obamas-foreign-policy-perfect-storm-of.html
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Obama’s Syria Mission Accomplished: SNAFU
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/obamas-syria-mission-accomplished-snafu.html
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

 

Roanoke Candidates Address Cultural Divisions And Economics


Roanoke Times, 4-24-2016, Pg 1, 11.  Roanoke’s office seekers said recent civic successes have not been inclusively beneficial.

A major article that reveals some of Roanoke’s challenges relative to race concentration by neighborhoods, disparity of incomes and the have’s vs. have-not’s.

The 2500 word epistle was well summed up with one short sentence:
“Fundamentally, the bedrock change must be economic, they agree, so that more people can afford what is offered.”

The national and local economic reality is that small businesses are the generators of most of the job creation and growth.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/11/roanoke-times-business-editorials.html

Perhaps the Candidates can invite Obama back to Fire House #1 in downtown Roanoke for another rousing marginalizing and denigrating business owners and Entrepreneurs.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/obama-to-businessmen-you-didnt-do-nothin.html
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Obama “The Job Killer” has created the most anti-business climate in US history.
The Obama anti-business initiatives have included over-regulation, over-taxation, ObamaCare, overwhelming debt and a total fixation on the growth and importance of a massive centralized government.
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Obama’s Hope and Change has focused on moving America to a Socialistic Culture with a Fascist Economic system in which government controls and dominates businesses.  “Fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer”
The result of  Obama’s business policies is that we now have a chronic 63% employment participation with the devastating impacts on American workers and their families.
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/labor-force-participation-rate

Hopefully, the New and Improved President will establish a team of pro-business and business savvy cabinet members who will help businesses drive a rebirth of the American Free Enterprise Economy that will generate an economic flood-tide that will raise all ships of all colors. 
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More Bad ObamaEconomic News:
Roanoke Times, 4-29-2016, Pg 8: First Qtr 2016 GDP = 0.5%, marks the weakest performance in two years; after seven years of the reign of Obama!
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Obama’s Economic News: Hiding The Bad News
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/03/obamas-economic-news-hiding-bad-news.html
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Pravda Press Hiding Obama’s BiPolar Economy
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/02/pravda-press-hiding-obamas-bipolar.html
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Only Thing Worse Than The Economy Is Obama Talking About It
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/01/only-thing-worse-than-economy-is-obama.html
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President’s Speech Taken At Face Value: "You Didn't Build That!"
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/presidents-speech-taken-at-face-value.html
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

 

McAuliffe Plays The Voting Race Card With Felons


Roanoke Times, 4-23-2016, Pg 1, 4: Voting rights restored to (206,000) ex-felons

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/04/26/virginias-governor-hillary-clinton-and-felon-vote.html?intcmp=hphz02

Just in time "felony pardons” for Hillary’s election to POTUS!

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The RT-Richmond Times-Dispatch article avoided printing the gross racist McAuliffe statements that this action was to “atone for Virginia’s racist actions relative to Black people”:
Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2HokQ2DO9s

Apparently it’s OK with the Black Lives Matter group to publically state that most of the felons in Virginia are Black.  Imagine if a Republican Governor had made that racial declaration.

As Governor, McAuliffe should not be following Obama’s race-baiting and racial-divisive rhetoric.
Good or Bad: Doesn’t this policy apply to all felons?

Was Doug Wilder not the first Black Governor elected in Virginia also the first Black Governor elected in the US in 1990?  Was that Racist?

Did Virginian’s not vote to elect Obama as President – Twice?  Was that Racist?

Where are McAuliffe’s facts to support his racist declaration that it’s White Racism that has incarcerated Blacks for felonies for which they have been convicted?

How is McAuliffe and the scores of other Democrat elected officials helping the Black community to improve their family units and job opportunities so that their young men do not become felons in the first place?
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Bill Clinton Finally Confronts Black Lives Matter BLM Hypocrites
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/bill-clinton-finally-confronts-black.html
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Apparently Black Lives Don’t Matter In Chicago
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/03/apparently-black-lives-dont-matter-in.html
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Obama-McAuliffe Aids And Abets Rockbridge County’s Hiring Director With Criminal Past
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/obama-mcauliffe-aids-and-abets.html
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Message From:  Rob Bell    Delegate, 58th District 

On Friday, Governor McAuliffe signed an executive order to restore the civil rights (to vote or sit on a jury) to every convicted felon who has finished his sentence and probation.  This blanket restoration would apply automatically to all, including Virginia’s most violent offenders.

Of course, Virginia already has a process for Governors to restore a felon's civil rights.  This is done on a case-by-case basis, and in recent years thousands of offenders – most of them nonviolent
have had their rights restored this way.

However, no prior Governor has announced a blanket restoration that applies for all felonies.  By lumping all offenders together, McAuliffe allows no consideration of:

(1) the seriousness of the offense, including the injuries or death of the victim,
(2) whether the felon has paid his victim’s medical bills,
(3) whether the offender committed multiple offenses, or
(4) whether the felon has committed new offenses since his release.

Far from determining that the felon has “paid his debt to society,” McAuliffe’s order doesn’t even ensure that the felon has paid his debt to the crime victim.  He makes no effort to determine whether Virginia’s most violent and dangerous criminals – many of them repeat offenders  have changed their ways.  And in addition to voting, those previously convicted of crimes – including rapists, robbers, and child pornographers – will be eligible to sit on juries hearing similar cases.

McAuliffe's order literally treats an unrepentant murderer the same as a serial shoplifter.

In addition, because it is blanket restoration the executive order is subject to constitutional challenge.  Legal teams for Governor Kaine and Governor McDonnell looked at such an order and concluded that under the Virginia Constitution, any restoration had to be done on a case-by-case basis.  Governor Kaine’s lawyer himself stated that a blanket restoration “would be a rewrite of the law rather than a contemplated use of the executive clemency powers. And, the notion that the Constitution of the Commonwealth could be rewritten via executive order is troubling.”  You can read the legal opinions
here and here.

Given these consistent legal opinions, we are already reviewing legal options to get the order before a court for a ruling on its constitutionality. In the meantime, please e-mail the Governor.  Tell him that you don’t think violent felons should serve on criminal juries.  Tell him to follow the Constitution.  

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Earth Day: 200 Nations Eagerly Sign-up For $800 Billion Of Taxpayer Money


Earth Day 2016 was opening day at the UN International Global Warming Welfare Office.  The NYC location was appropriate being the biggest welfare epicenter in the US and perhaps the world.

There’s nothing quite so soul-healing as watching Obama, Kerry and Gore give hundreds of Billions of American TaxPayer Reparation Money to others for a discredited AGW-hypothesis being used to further accelerate the International redistribution of wealth and assets.

Nations Sign Historic Climate Change Agreement
Representatives of nearly 200 nations pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015-12-12/nations-sign-historic-climate-change-agreement

Kerry’s announcement of $100 billion a year in climate aid by 2020; it promises to begin increasing such “aid” in 2025, though by an unspecified amount.
This “aid” to developing countries to help them cope with sea level rise, worsening droughts, and other climate impacts that can no longer be avoided?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/14/is-the-paris-agreement-an-amazing-achievement-or-a-disaster.html

It’s a good thing that this agreement wasn’t implemented in 1600 during the Little Ice Age!  Stopping the Natural Global Warming that ended The Little Ice Age circa 1750, and that continues today, would have resulted in the continuation of massive adverse cold temperatures throughout the Northern Hemisphere and a very hostile global environment for all forms of life.
What would we have done to stop the Natural Global Warming in 1600?  What indeed?
Perhaps The Burning of three witches in Baden, Switzerland (1585) was a feeble attempt.

However, the rising sea levels would still be occurring because even the Little Ice Age was much warmer than the last massive Glacial Period.  16,000 years ago the oceans were 400 feet lower than today and the NC Outer Banks were 50 miles out at the Continental Shelf, talk about your oceans rising and adverse impacts to ocean-front properties!
Natural Global Temperature And Climate Changes – The Only Kind So Far
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/natural-global-temperature-and-climate.html

It would be heartwarming to watch Kerry and Gore glibly giving away Billions of American taxpayers money to “others” as reparations for our fossil fuel sins, except for the fact that there is no scientific proof that burning fossil fuels is or has or will cause significant global warming.

All the taxpayers who will be paying these Billions to “others” should take a few minutes and watch:
The Best Earth Day Video
https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/1054440531265469/


Bill Clinton signed the last so called Global Warming Kyoto Treaty.  The US Senate rejected the Treaty by 99 to 0.
Obama says he will simply use his pen and cell-phone this time.  No need to bother this Senate over trivial things like the Constitutional requirement for Senate approval of Treaties.
Kyoto Truth?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/10/kyoto-truth.html
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AGW Global Warming Alarmism -- It's All About Wealth Redistribution
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/agw-global-warming-alarmism-its-all.html
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SunEdison Gets Lump Of Coal For Earth Day
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/sunedison-gets-lump-of-coal-for-earth.html
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Sea Level Rising For 20,000 Years And Still Rising
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/06/sea-level-rising-for-20000-years-and.html
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Mother Nature At Work: Glaciers and Cows Calving
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/mother-nature-at-work-glaciers-and-cows.html
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Friday, April 22, 2016

 

SunEdison Gets Lump Of Coal For Earth Day


SunEdison Files for Chapter 11
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/04/21/sunedison-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-protection1.html
Solar energy company SunEdison Inc filed for creditor protection on Thursday, making it one of the largest bankruptcies by asset value involving a non-financial company in a decade.
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Clean energy poster child SunEdison files for bankruptcy
http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/21/investing/sunedison-bankruptcy-solar/
It's a stunning reversal for SunEdison (SUNE), a solar and wind company that was worth almost $10 billion less than a year ago. But the company was hit by financial troubles in recent months caused by a mountain of debt taken on during better times.
As recently as last July, SunEdison was still flying high, with its shares trading above $33. They began to collapse soon after and are today worth just 34 cents. Trading was halted Thursday minutes before the bankruptcy filing.

The exaggerated expectations for solar energy combined with the dubious hypothesis that fossil fuels are causing catastrophic climate change need to be balanced with the facts that the solar energy industry is highly dependent on both government subsidies and the current energy infrastructure systems for backup for “cloudy days” and every night.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/solar-power-working-9-to-5.html


Those areas where there is optimum sunshine near population centers are the best solar application such as places like Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Cal., however, much of the US does not meet these parameters, and the cost-benefit does not favor solar.
Bill Gates “renewables” view is:
Renewable’s Cost Astronomical – Switch Green Subsidies To RandD
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/07/bill-gates-renewables-cost-astronomical.html



Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world's leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.
https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/1054440531265469/
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Amazon's Solar Farm - Good For Them - Not So Much For You
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/amazons-solar-farm-good-for-them-not-so.html
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Natural Global Temperature And Climate Changes – The Only Kind SoFar
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/natural-global-temperature-and-climate.html
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Obama: Turn Off The Lights – Solar Panels Don’t Work At Night
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/05/obama-turn-off-lights-solar-panels-dont.html
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Best Earth Day Video


Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world's leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.

https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/1054440531265469/





AGW Global Warming Alarmism -- It's All About Wealth Redistribution
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/agw-global-warming-alarmism-its-all.html

Natural Global Temperature And Climate Changes – The Only Kind SoFar
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/natural-global-temperature-and-climate.html
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Obama Biden Kerry And Their Ongoing AntiJewish Jihad

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Latest 4-26-2016 Anti-Jewish Outrage:
Palestinian Authority backs convicted killer for Nobel Peace Prize
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/25/palestinian-authority-backs-convicted-killer-for-nobel-peace-prize.html?intcmp=hplnws
Palestinian leaders have offered up an unlikely candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize: A man serving five life sentences for murder.
Marwan Barghouti, who founded al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and is called “the Palestinian Mandela,” was convicted in 2004 of five counts of murder – including a 2002 attack at a Tel Aviv seafood market in which three civilians were killed. While in prison, he has toyed with running for president and polls suggest he would win if it were up to the voters.
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Biden slams Netanyahu hours after Jerusalem attack
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/19/biden-slams-netanyahu-hours-after-jerusalem-attack.html
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday night that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was leading the country "in the wrong direction" hours after a bus bombing in Jerusalem wounded at least 21 people.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36075442

Biden’s attack against Netanyahu within hours after yet another Radical Muslim Terrorist attack upon the Israeli people is disgusting.
The leaders and members of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran are dedicated to the destruction of the state and people of Israel and have and are doing everything they can to make that happen.

Obama, Biden and Kerry first priority should be to extract from these hostile anti-Israel people and leaders their commitment to the premise that:
Israel and it’s people have a right to exist and live in harmony with their neighbors.
Then and only then will they have the moral position to criticize the Israeli people and government on how to move forward on a two-state solution –
that the Palestinian Leadership has already rejected.
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-02/the-tragic-history-of-the-two-state-solution
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Jewish Liberals Need To Wakeup Already
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/05/jewish-liberals-need-to-wakeup-already.html
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After seven years of Obama, is there anyplace in the world that is better off now than before Obama, and do we now have better relations with any other country in the world than before Obama?  Clearly NOT!
All this the result of Obama’s version of Hope and Change!
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Obama: The Self-declared Jew – Really?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/06/obama-self-declared-jew-really.html
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Obama Continues His Jihad Against Israel
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/obama-continues-his-jihad-against-israel.html
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Obama And His Pravda Press Denigrate Netanyahu
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/03/obama-and-his-pravda-press-denigrates.html
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Palestinians Found Guilty Of Terrorist Attacks On Israel
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/02/palestinians-found-guilty-of-terrorist.html
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Muslim’s New Friend John Heinz Kerry Joins The Anti-Israel Community
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/muslims-new-friend-john-heinz-kerry.html
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1500 Rockets Fired Into Israel In 10 Days
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/11/1500-rockets-fired-into-israel-in-10.html
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Drink-Up: Deschutes Beer Coming To Roanoke


Roanoke Times, 4-20-2016, Pg 6:  Deschutes (beer) deal could lead some city residents to sell their homes; agreement “requires” Roanoke to make efforts to buy nearby properties.

Economic Development and Job Creation is vitally important to Southern Virginia and the Roanoke Area.
Deschutes Beer will bring jobs and economic stimulation to the area.
It’s not clear at this time which local homeowners and businesses will be “asked” to sell and move.
Hopefully this will be done without eminent domain processes.

Perhaps the Governor and Mayor could have constrained their enthusiasm to clinch the deal with “a beer” until after the media left.
They certainly didn’t set a good example for all the young people watching the local TV news!
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Obama-McAuliffe Aids And Abets Rockbridge County’s Hiring Director With Criminal Past


Roanoke Times, 4-17-2016, Pg Va 1, 8:  Ex-fire EMS director’s fraud case widens;  County officials now say director faces charges in Oregon.
“It’s not like applying for a top-secret defense dept. position where you have an army of investigators to do background investigations.  Local governments … just don’t have the resources”.

Another example of the adverse outcomes from the new Obama-McAuliffe elimination and removal of the criminal history section from employment applications.
Just more Obama Hope and Change.
Virginia Hides Criminal History From Employment Application
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/04/virginia-hides-criminal-history-from.html

Obama’s Feds file civil rights suits on companies using criminal background checks for hires
The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal background checks for job applicants, months after warning companies about how such screenings can discriminate against African Americans. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/22/obama-administration-files-suits-against-businesses-using-criminal-background
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Given the Obama-McAuliffe aversion to criminal records, used for employment decisions, should we now expect that police and airport TSA employees and EMS employees are all exempt from scrutiny?
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Based on the Obama-McAuliffe logic that past discretions are to be “invisible history”, then why is the government requiring background criminal checks for gun permits?
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Perhaps McAuliffe is worried about his future employment status and may want to keep his background record “invisible”.
McAuliffe And The Hypocrisy Of Ethics

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/03/mcauliffe-and-hypocrisy-of-ethics.html
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Obama Marginalizes Your Safety At Work

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obama-marginalizes-your-safety-at-work.html
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Obama Administration Says Not To Worry About Hiring Felons

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/04/obama-administration-says-not-to-worry.html
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

Bernie A Top Two Percenter Not Paying Fair Share Of Taxes


Bernie Sanders has spent the past six months campaigning for President as Karl Marx’s surrogate.  His entire campaign rants are focused on the premise that the “rich” don’t pay their fair share of taxes.
Turns out he’s "the rich" and yes, he doesn’t pay his fair share of taxes!

The Washington Post produced one of the best examples of Pravda Press coverage in their distortion of Bernie Sanders income and taxes paid.
Sanders and wife report $200,000 in income and paid 19.6% taxes.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/06/30/on-tax-returns-sanders-and-wife-report-200000-in-income-mostly-from-his-senate-post/
Really?

Sanders reported receiving $156,441 from his Senate job, after contributions to a savings plan and health insurance (that’s income: how much was that?).
The couple reported receiving another $46,213 in Social Security benefits, of which $39,281 was taxable.
Sanders also reported income of $4,982 from the pension he receives having been mayor of Burlington, Vt., in the 1980s.
And his wife had another $4,900 in compensation for sitting on a commission devoted to the management of low-level radioactive waste disposal.

THEREFORE THE FAMILY INCOME WAS: $212,536+
That’s rather important because it places Bernie in the top 2% of US family income!
Pretty good for a Socialist ranting about those “rich” people.
$220,000 Income is top 2% of US household income
http://www.mybudget360.com/how-much-average-household-income-us-recession-income-distribution/

The Washington Post continued their Pravda Media coverage with the following review of Bernie’s taxes.
According to his tax forms, Sanders and his wife paid $27,653 in federal income tax and another $7,903 in Vermont income tax last year. The couple paid an effective tax rate of 19.6 percent on their federal taxable income of $140,994.

NO!  That’s NOT It!  Bernie is ranting about the Federal Tax Code and FIT and nary a word or inference to any State taxes some of which do not have any income taxes.

Bernie’s FIT Income = $212,536+. (A top two-percenter)
He paid $27,653 in FIT
Therefore he paid a measly 13% in Federal Income Taxes FIT!
Clearly Bernie is a top 2% who isn’t paying his fair share of Taxes!
Talk about a Leftwing Hypocrite!
Karl Marx would be so disappointed in his protégé!

For The Record, For Bernie and all his cronies:
The top 10 percent of taxpayers paid over 70% of the total amount collected in federal income taxes in 2010, the latest year figures are available, according to the Tax Foundation, a think tank that advocates for lower taxes. That's up from 55% in 1986.
http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/12/news/economy/rich-taxes/
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47% or 77.5 Million Households Are Not Paying Any Federal Income Taxes At All
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/09/
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Bernie’s Victory Speech = The Communist Manifesto
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/02/bernies-victory-speech-communist.html
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Reflections On The Democrat CNN Hillary LoveFest
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/reflections-on-democrat-cnn-hillary.html
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 

Big GLBT Victory For Boys In Girls Room And Girls In Boys Room

RT, 4-20-2016:   Appeals ruling threatens key provision of North Carolina law
http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/wire/appeals-ruling-threatens-key-provision-of-north-carolina-law/article_4f48efe5-4f17-549c-b280-8b7123ff1cad.html

U.S. court rules for Virginia student on transgender bathroom access.
Rules Virginia laws are in conflict with “the new times that are a changin”.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-court-rules-for-virginia-student-on-transgender-bathroom-access/ar-BBrYLNG?ocid=spartandhp
A major win for LGBT activists and Obama who threw the full weight of his office and the DOJ behind the move to have any student in Virginia use any bathroom, locker-room and shower-room of their choice at any place and any time.

Virginia joins Mass, Calif and NY in this major change in norms, ethics, privacy and family values.

It’s of interest that in this case, as well as many other major cases, it’s the courts that are enacting the Laws of the Land and not the legislatures as was well defined in the US Constitution.

As Pigmeat Markin sang:  Here Comes The Judge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hIcKkKID8k

As Bobby Dylan sang so well in 1964:  The Times They Are A Changin’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ
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Yet Another Front Page Story Hyping Men In Women’s Bathrooms
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/04/yet-another-front-page-story-hyping-men.html

Shopping For A Transgender Friendly Judge
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/shopping-for-transgender-friendly-judge.html

TransGender Virginia Girls Coming To A Boys Room Near You
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/07/transgender-virginia-girls-coming-to.html

Public School Bathrooms: Boys, Girls, Whoever
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/08/public-school-bathrooms-boys-girls.html

Make Way for Transgender High Schools

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/03/make-way-for-transgender-high-schools.html
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ObamaCare Continues It’s Death Spiral


More New Bad ObamaCare News 4-28-2016
Roanoke Times, Pg 1, 7: Significant health care cost hikes expected.  Insurance markets are still seeking stability heading into the fourth year under ObamaCare.
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Study confirms medical costs rising for post-ObamaCare patients – along with premiums
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/18/study-confirms-medical-costs-rising-for-post-obamacare-patients-along-with-premiums.html?intcmp=hpbt2
For Americans wondering why their health care premiums and deductibles are rising so dramatically, a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association provides some answers.
  • New enrollees received significantly more medical care, on average, than those with individual or employer-based plans.
  • New enrollees had more inpatient admissions, outpatient visits, prescriptions filled and emergency room visits.
  • Medical costs for new members were, on average, 19 percent higher than for employer-based members in 2014, and 22 percent higher last year. Average monthly medical spending for those newly enrolled members also rose at a higher rate in that period.



  • UnitedHealth pulls back on ObamaCare exchanges amid huge losses
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/19/unitedhealth-pulls-back-on-obamacare-exchanges-amid-huge-losses.html?intcmp=hpbt3
    The nation’s largest health insurer, fearing massive financial losses, announced Tuesday that it plans to pull back from ObamaCare in a big way and cut its participation in the program’s insurance exchanges to just a handful of states next year – in the latest sign of instability in the marketplace under the law.

    UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley said the company expects losses from its exchange business to total more than $1 billion for this year and last.  

    The Kaiser Family Foundation, in an analysis on the prospect of United's exit, said “the effect on insurer competition could be significant in some markets – particularly in rural areas and southern states” if it is not replaced.
    In the most extreme scenario, “If United were to leave the exchange market overall, 1.8 million Marketplace enrollees would be left with two insurers, and another 1.1 million would be left with one insurer as a result of the withdrawal,” the analysis said.  
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    Josh Earnest, Obama’s media mouthpiece, says “not to worry -- everything’s just fine”!
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    Little wonder Obama got the “liar of the year” award over his commitments to the American People about ObamaCare.
    http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/from-nobel-peace-price-to-liar-of-year.html
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    Hillary Sends Chelsea To Lament ObamaCare
    http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/03/hillary-sends-chelsea-to-lament.html

    ObamaCare Continues To Degrade Our HealthCare Systems
    http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/02/obamacare-continues-to-degrade-our.html
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