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Thursday, May 23, 2013
“The Department of Defense confirms to NBC 5 Investigates that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 32 injured. The Army said under the Military Code of Justice, Hasan’s salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty.
If Hasan had been a civilian defense department employee, NBC 5 Investigates has learned, the Army could have suspended his pay after just seven days.
Personnel rules for most civilian government workers allow for ‘indefinite suspensions’ in cases ‘when the agency has reasonable cause to believe that the employee has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed.’
Meanwhile, more than three years later soldiers wounded in the mass shooting are fighting to receive the same pay and medical benefits given to those wounded in combat….”
For starters, the number of those dead are 14 not 13 as the media always claims. One of the soldier’s killed by Hasan was pregnant, 14 dead!
If Barack Obama would have called the Ft. Hood terrorist attack by its name, an Islamic terrorist attack or simply, a terrorist attack, Hasan would not be collecting a salary still and the soldiers wounded in the terrorist attack would have received a purple heart and qualified to receive pay and medical benefits given to those wounded in combat.
This is backwards, shameful, an injustice and a mockery. I blame Obama.
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Connecticut legislatures drafting a bill in secret that would limit public access to Sandy Hook records.
“The staffs of the state's top prosecutor and the governor's office have been working in secret with General Assembly leaders on legislation to withhold records related to the police investigation into the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre — including victims' photos, tapes of 911 calls, and possibly more.
The behind-the-scenes legislative effort came to light Tuesday when The Courant obtained a copy of an email by a top assistant to Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane, Timothy J. Sugrue. Sugrue, an assistant state's attorney, discussed options considered so far, including blocking release of statements ‘made by a minor.’
‘There is complete agreement regarding photos etc., and audio tapes, although the act may allow the disclosure of audio transcripts,’ Sugrue wrote to Kane, two other Kane subordinates and to Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky, who is directing the investigation of the killings….”
I smell b.s. and suspect that limiting access to the records from the Newtown shooting has nothing to do with looking out for the families and everything to do with never letting a good crisis go to waste.
Moreover, I think that this might be setting a precedent for government officials who are opposed to transparency to now keep Americans in the dark and ignorant to their nefarious deeds.
My strong-willed niece, whom I raised, at the age of 12 besides being defiant, always had to get a word in, if not the last, edgewise. I lost track of how many times I would say to her, "Keep digging that hole, Terrell" and true to form, she would do exactly that. (Sidebar: twenty she finally gets it.)
And so that is exactly how it went yesterday when IRS official, Lois Lerner indignantly and defiantly tooting her own horn, she waived her right to invoke the Fifth Amendment.
“Perhaps, when one gets down to it, there was no actual intent of malice or ill-will on behalf of the IRS to persecute conservative groups (there was of course), and the bottom line is that all of the administration's IRS apparatchicks were just bloody stupid.
Such is the conclusion one derives after watching today's attempt by embattled IRS official Lois Lerner to plead the Fifth before the House Oversight Committee, which blew up spectacularly in her face, after she made an actual statement protesting her innocence, which it appears, was in itself a waiver of the waiver.
As a result, committee Chairman Darrell Issa has ordered Lerner to be hauled back, and to answer the questions she evaded earlier today, after now having effectively waived her Fifth Amendment right in retrospect, or else be charged with contempt!
The farce is becoming so blatant it is almost as if someone is utterly desperate to make a complete mockery of the entire IRS scandal, and in the process shake the administration to the core, which more than anything is being exposed as utterly incompetent to boot. Of course, the real question is what is the public's attention being distracted from....”
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Dorothy Nevill
In an excellent piece of journalism, Fox 19 news of Cincinnati, Ohio, has uncovered the names and connection of six IRS employees involved in the IRS scandal who corresponded with entities and individuals that stand in opposition to Barack Obama’s Progressive ideology and countless acts of treason.
The names of the six civil servants who it is alleged to have betrayed the trust of the American people are Mitchell Steele, Carly Young, Joseph Herr, Stephen Seok, Liz Hofacre and a female worker identified as Ms. Richards.
Seok is an IRS supervisor agent while the others are IRS agents.
The agents each have a different manager and above that manager, there exists a different territory manager for each agent. However, there is one supervisor that they all have in common and her name is Cindy Thomas, the Program Manager of the Tax Exempt Division.
Note the chain of command above Thomas in the following screenshot.
“…Here is how that works.
When an application for tax exempt status comes into the IRS, agents have 270 days to work through that application. If the application is not processed within those 270 days it automatically triggers flags in the system. When that happens, individual agents are required to input a status update on that individual case once a month, every month until the case is resolved.
Keep in mind, at least 300 groups were targeted out of Cincinnati alone. Those applications spent anywhere from 18 months to nearly 3 years in the system and some still don't have their non-profit status. 300 groups multiplied by at least 18 months for each group, means thousands of red flags would have been generated in the system.
So who in the chain of command would have received all these flags? The answer, according to the IRS directory, one woman in Cincinnati, Cindy Thomas, the Program Manager of the Tax Exempt Division. Because all six of our IRS workers have different individual and territory managers, Cindy Thomas is one manager they all have common.
It turns out Cindy Thomas' name is one we have heard before…”
Amazing isn’t it that the more the Obama administration lies to the citizens, the more their lies unravel.
This is not an operation run by one or two rogue operatives. This is big and it goes directly to the top. John Boehner is right. Who is going to jail?
John Boehner is right. Who is going to jail?
You know it’s bad when Democrats are this displeased putting them at the same level of displeasure as Republicans while boldly expressing that discontentment so loudly and so often.
“Under the headline, ‘Yes, heads should roll at the IRS,’ Ezra Klein points out that, at the very least, ‘A number of IRS employees developed criteria that was politically biased both in appearance and in effect. They were reined in once by their superiors, and then they changed the criteria again, and had to be reined in a second time. Their actions called the fairness of the agency into question and kicked off a national scandal. Even if their intent was pure, they showed bad judgment, more than a bit of incompetence, and perhaps even a touch of insubordination.’
That's reason enough to fire them, he concludes, ‘even if the process is difficult.’ He is absolutely right. But….”
Whenever such a question arises about the nation’s civil servants on local, state and federal levels, the next thing we hear is that they are under a union contract.
Well, I am tired of hearing this excuse. There must be accountability. If those who are hired to serve the people of the United States perform their jobs less than satisfactorily, if they betray those whom pay their salaries, if they break the law and if they are insubordinate, all of the above should immediately render their contract moot.
Finally, about Lois Lerner, that wench waived her right to invoke the Fifth Amendment the second that she indignantly and defiantly tooted her own horn.
Typical of Progressives hypocrites to assert their Constitutional rights on their own behalf while denying others their liberties.
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