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At what Price Freedom?

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We are Americans and living in the land of the Free and the Home of the Brave and yet there are those among us who would destroy all that America stands for. 

I have to ask, how can any native born American desire to destroy all that has been fought for by those who have gone before us for the sake of an ideology of liberal socialism that has been proven to fail worldwide?

What is the price each of us are willing to pay for our freedom?

The internet has been full of rage over the ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’ we have found under President Obama, and one has to wonder just what each and everyone of us is willing to do in order to preserve this last great hope of mankind on earth.

The November Mid-Term Elections will be upon us before we know it and the time to act is now if we are ever going to win back our Country and our Freedoms.

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Sadly, most Americans aren’t paying attention to the perils we face as a Free People.

Sadly, most Americans are preoccupied with the everyday cares of life and leisure while others are sounding the alarm of eminent destruction.

Americans have not been this divided on the future course of this Country since the Civil War.

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ANY QUESTIONS?

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Happy Days Are Gone Again…by Bob Mack

better-offHat tip to Bob Mack at Crockett Lives for this report

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Happy Days Are Gone Again

There is a grave threat in the White House. If he is not thrown out or otherwise constrained in the near future, national security will inevitably become a top priority for Americans, forced by tragedy, not just to give up “piña coladas and getting caught in the rain,” but to survive a Dark Age into which their president led them. (No Mr. President, You are the ‘Serious Threat to Everybody’s Future’)

“I think this is an administration that, we’re coming to find out, is one of almost unimaginable incompetence…” – Brit Hume

“Obama is not worse than we thought. Liberals are worse than we thought.” – Christopher Chantrill

It’s fortunate for both our enemies and the Democrats (terms no longer mutually exclusive) that the average American has the attention span of a geriatric squirrel. Otherwise he or she might recall the fall of Saigon in ’75 and the killing fields of Cambodia — fiascoes likewise made possible by the Party of Cut and Run.

That the party of Harry Truman and John Kennedy has degenerated into a home for wayward socialists — Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton — is tragic; that the American people grant such odious scoundrels sanctuary in the nation’s capitol is bewildering; that they elevated a security risk like Barry Soetoro, AKA Barry Soebarkah, AKA Barack Obama to the highest office in the land is a downright travesty.

The current President of the United States is a man with a past murkier than a cup of Turkish coffee; a man who serves an ideology as red as an oozing tomato; a man who heads the most corrupt and lawless gang of miscreants to come out of Chicago since Prohibition. And he’s either the most incompetent individual to ever rest his bony keister on the Presidential seal, or he’s the most treacherous. And no one seems to care.

“It doesn’t matter a whit what’s going on with the popularity of the president. He may lose the Senate, but he is governing without the Congress. He has got his — he has got his own Constitution that he is operating under. He now regulates the entire healthcare system. And the story that was missed among all the scandals that are supposedly undoing his presidency is the climate change regulations. This is all by regulation. Nothing in legislation. He doesn’t need the Congress, which is going to revolutionize and put control of U.S. energy, which is the U.S. economy, in the Environmental Protection Agency. You want to run America? Don’t run for the presidency. Get yourself appointed head of the E.P.A. It makes Stalin’s five-year plans look like a picnic…

(Is the Obama administration finished?)

http://crockettlives.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/happy-days-are-gone-again/

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About Bob Mack
Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73

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Obama’s Blatant Disregard for Congress and our Military Leaders

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Obama blatantly disregards all things American

Hat tip to Fox News for this Report

Military officials urged Obama not to trade Taliban ‘4-star generals,’ source says

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Senior military officials had advised President Obama not to make the Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, a senior Defense official told Fox News, likening it to “handing over five four-star generals of the Taliban.” 

The claim adds to the picture that is emerging about the tense internal debate over whether to proceed with freeing five hardened Taliban leaders from Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release. 

Sources told Fox News earlier this week that the Obama administration largely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the swap, after such an exchange was first floated several years ago. 

The Defense official, in explaining internal military opposition to the exchange, said many in the military considered Bergdahl to be a traitor — a reference to allegations that he deliberately abandoned his post in 2009. 

Yet on the other end of the trade were five high-value, sought-after Taliban leaders. The U.S. government’s own records show some of them had ties to top terror figures including Mullah Omar and Usama bin Laden. Many Republican lawmakers have raised concerns that their freedom poses a major national security risk 

“You’ve just released five extremely dangerous people, who in my opinion … will rejoin the battlefield,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told Fox News. 

New details are also emerging about Bergdahl’s conditions in captivity, offering a complicated portrait of his five years with his Haqqani captors. 

According to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News, Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam. 

Yet the documents also show that Bergdahl at one point escaped his captors for five days and was kept, upon his re-capture, in a metal cage, like an animal. In addition, the reports detail discussions of prisoner swaps and other attempts at a negotiated resolution to the case that appear to have commenced as early as the fall of 2009. 

The reports indicate that Bergdahl’s relations with his Haqqani captors morphed over time, from periods of hostility, where he was treated very much like a hostage, to periods where, as one source told Fox News, “he became much more of an accepted fellow” than is popularly understood. He even reportedly was allowed to carry a gun at times. 

The dispatches were generated by the Eclipse Group, a private firm of former intelligence officers and operatives that has subcontracted with the Defense Department and prominent corporations to deliver granular intelligence on terrorist activities and other security-related topics. 

The group is run by Duane R. (“Dewey”) Clarridge, a former senior operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1980s best known for having been indicted for lying to Congress about his role in the tangled set of events that became known as the Iran-Contra scandal. He was pardoned by the first President Bush in December 1992 while on trial. 

Amid concerns that the Bergdahl trade has created huge security risks, President Obama said earlier this week that the U.S. would be “keeping eyes” on the Taliban members while they spend the next year in Qatar.   

At the same time, he acknowledged there’s “absolutely” a risk that the former Guantanamo inmates will try to return to the battlefield. 

Some of them reportedly already have made that vow. NBC reported Friday that Noorullah Noori, one of the freed prisoners, pledged to return and fight Americans in Afghanistan, according to a Taliban commander. 

Fox News’ Jim Angle, James Rosen and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/06/4-star-generals-taliban-source-says-military-officials-urged-against-trade/?intcmp=latestnews

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America’s Sunset Years…

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We have all seen and heard the lies coming from this President and his administration over these past five years not to mention all the lies and cover ups coming from our various government agencies, and yet the American people seem to just go about their daily lives completely oblivious to the destruction of our freedom and  way of life in these United States of America.

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 Today we find ourselves at a crossroads where one path is apathy and the other is survival. The big question we should be asking ourselves these days is whether the road less traveled will be the one that wins the day come the Mid-Term Elections this November.

With 51% of the electorate solidly behind this entitlement mentality one has to wonder when, if ever, the tide will swing back to responsibility and personal achievement through hard work and an honest days wage.

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There was once a time in America when the outrage of the people would be heard around the world

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It appears to this writer that the Media has certainly done its job in dumbing down the American People and the multitudes of Americans have taken the bait…

Hook, line and sinker.

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What will it take to finally Wake Up the American People?

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Wake Up America!

We’re running out of Time!

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I am Voting American and I approve this message

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The American Spring is here and November is coming

1932395_687410601314428_638716584_nIn a few days America will celebrate the long awaited Spring after a most brutal Winter has left us all but exhausted. 

There is another American Spring coming and Patriots across this country are gathering to once and for all put an end to the Brutal Oppression of the Obama Winter we have had to endure these past five years.

1452532_665797856797598_1767920483_nThe American people have had enough and the poll numbers are the proof in the pudding. 

Obama and his cohorts are back peddling on Obamacare and running scared as the November Elections loom on the horizon.

1925329_664035887007384_3335739_nMr. President, the American people are Fed-Up and even those moderates you count on are starting to lean Right!

Make no mistake about it Mr. President, your Lame Duck Days will begin with the November Mid-Term Elections and We the People will finally begin to take back Our Country.

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ANY QUESTIONS?

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Mr. President, its…

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How long will we allow this War on America to continue?

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The invasion of America began with the election of Woodrow Wilson and continues to this day.  Howbeit ever so subtle in the beginning we hardly noticed the enemy at our gates.  Some one hundred years after the fact we find ourselves in  amazement at the overwhelming forces that have come to bare against our Constitution and way of life. This is like awaking from a nightmare only to realize it is reality.

America is in peril today not so much because of this corrupt administration but more so because of a populace that has embraced their Marxist/Socialist ideology.  A populace that no longer embraces the values that made this the greatest nation the world has ever known, but rather, a populace that has sold their soul for a free ride.

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America is on the Brink of Destruction

America is on the brink of destruction and it will be this generation of Americans that will determine whether America can be brought back to her former glory or be lost forever in the sea of apathy.

Now is the time for all American’s to rise up and speak with a loud voice. The November Mid-Term Elections will be upon us before we know it and there is no time to waste. This is the time to tell your family and friends to get involved. This is the time to get them informed. America hangs in the balance my friends.

What’s it gonna be America?

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Did Diane Sawyer use Misleading Stats in ’20/20’ Report on Children and Guns?

1101890807_400Hat tip to The Blaze for this report

TheBlaze Fact-Checks ABC: Did Diane Sawyer Use Misleading Stats in ’20/20’

Report on Children and Guns?

ABC’s “20/20” waded into the never-ending gun debate on Friday with a new special titled, “Young Guns.” While some pro-gun advocates, including The Blaze TV’s Dana Loesch, are already panning the report, The Blaze also took a closer look at the statistics cited by ABC and found a few noteworthy details.

In the report, ABC producers strategically place unloaded firearms in play areas and allow children to find them so their behavior can be observed. The objective of the experiment is seemingly to determine if parents’ children are safe at the homes of neighbors who own firearms.

While previewing her new special on Friday, Sawyer and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos claimed that “every hour a child is hospitalized because of gunshots” and “every other day a child [is] killed” by a gun.

A review of ABC’s statistics reveal that its numbers on “child” gun deaths include all “kids under age 18.” Citing the CDC, ABC reports that 1,337 people under age 18 died from gunshot wounds in 2010, which is actually trending down from 1,544 in 2000. When looking at ages 1-14, which the CDC actually classifies as children, there were 369 gun deaths in 2010 (including suicides, homicides and unintentional deaths).

Further, the network uses “kids and teens under age 20″ to calculate the number of “children” hospitalized from firearms injuries. ABC’s data source is the Yale School of Medicine rather than the CDC — and the numbers only include 2009. Some might also argue that people as old as 18 and 19-years-old aren’t children or kids. The report says 7,391 people under the age of 20 were hospitalized from gun-related injuries.

It is likely that a detailed breakdown of the Yale data would show the majority of gun injuries involved individuals older than the young children featured in the “20/20″ report. The vague presentation of the data on both deaths and injuries leaves a number of questions unanswered: Do the numbers include suspects shot by police officers? What about 18-year-olds who are shot while serving in the military? How many of the injuries and/or deaths are crime-related? Do they include suicides?

Citing CDC statistics, ABC reports that 98 “kids under age 18” died from accidental shootings in 2010, which is actually “trending down from 150 deaths in 2000 and 417 in 1990.” That means there has been a radical drop in accidental shootings from 1990 to 2010.

It’s not exactly clear why ABC used “kids and teens under the age of 20″ for gun-related injuries and then “kids under the age of 18″ for gun deaths and accidental shootings. Not using the same type of data sets can make it hard to truly interpret the statistics. The CDC classifies ages 1-14 as children and ages 15-19 as youths.

Accidental deaths are only a small portion of the total number of gun deaths among children. Averages based on multiple years provide a more accurate picture of an issue than those focused on a very short period of time. Many times, advocacy groups on both sides of issues attempt to use extreme examples to get the statistics to look the way they want.

Overall, the total number of gun deaths among ages 1-14 made up a little more than 1 percent of all gun deaths in the U.S. in 2010, according to CDC data. The CDC reported 62 unintentional firearms deaths in the same year.

For a full breakdown of CDC gun death statistics from 1999-2010 click here.

Additionally, ABC’s “Young Guns” report seems to focus heavily on the possibility of accidental shootings resulting from children’s natural curiosity. In this sense, Sawyer may be overstating her case that the homes of gun owners may be increasingly unsafe for children.

Again, despite gun ownership being on the rise, the number of “kids under the age of 18” killed in accidental shootings has dramatically decreased from 417 in 1990 to 98 in 2010, ABC reports, citing the CDC. In 2010, there were 62 unintentional gun deaths among children ages 1-14, down from 88 in 1999.

And that’s just looking at the statistics. Loesch found the premise of ABC producers strategically placing firearms in kids’ play areas highly questionable.

“The first problem I see is that ABC producers irresponsibly conclude that we have an epidemic of accidental shootings involving children because these producers placed guns around play areas and children looked at them,” Loesch said sarcastically. “The second problem I see is a hysterical report based upon the presupposition that accidental death as a result of improperly used firearm is an epidemic. It’s not.”

To back up her argument, Loesch cited her own CDC statistics.

There are roughly 90 million gun owners in the United States and about 40 million children under the age of 10, according to the CDC’s National Center for Injury and Prevention Control. The same statistics indicate that in 2003, 28 children under the age of 10 died of accidental shootings.

“In fact, calculating the statistics from the CDC, less than 2 percent of all firearm deaths in the United States are the result of accidental shootings,” Loesch explained. “The overwhelming majority is from gang and drug violence.”

Loesch went on to note that children account for less than 1 percent of all accidental shootings, according to the CDC.

In fact, pools, cars and poison are “exponentially more dangerous” and result in the deaths of thousands of children each year, the data shows. In 2010 alone, 602 children died from drowning, 262 died in fires and 923 died in car accidents.

“These are real epidemics,” Loesch concluded. “When is [Diane Sawyer] going to host a special on that?”

Editor’s note: One statistic for child gun deaths per year pulled from a 2013 news report appears to be likely inaccurate. This story has been updated with direct CDC statistics and additional information. We regret the error.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/31/theblaze-fact-checks-abc-did-diane-sawyer-use-misleading-stats-in-2020-report-on-children-and-guns/

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