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Obama presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts for his service in Afghanistan

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The only thing marring the presentation of the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts for his incredible heroism was that the medal was presented by an individual not fit for command.

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Through Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace

Army News Service:

See actual self congratulatory video of Obama presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Pitts here.

On the morning of July 13, at about 4 a.m., Pitts was manning Observation Post Topside, which was positioned east of the main base, and east of a bazaar and hotel complex in Wanat.

Shortly after, Soldiers conducting surveillance identified potential insurgents. They put together a request for fire. But before that could happen, at about 4:20 a.m, Soldiers heard machine-gun fire from the north. After that, the valley erupted in enemy fire.

Soldiers at OP Topside were hit with small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and hand grenades. Pitts and six other paratroopers at OP Topside were injured in the initial volley of enemy fire. Two paratroopers were killed. Pitts took grenade shrapnel in both legs and his left arm.

For more than an hour after, Pitts continued to fight and defend his position and his teammates, despite his injuries.

Throughout the battle, despite the loss of blood and severity of his wounds, Pitts’ incredible toughness, determination, and ability to communicate with leadership while under fire allowed U.S. forces to hold the observation post and turn the tide of the battle.

Without his ability to stay alert and fight while critically wounded, the enemy would have gained a foothold on high ground and inflicted significantly greater casualties onto the vehicle patrol base, and the enemy could have been in possession of the fallen Soldiers at the observation post.

Nine Soldiers — Spc. Sergio Abad, Cpl. Jonathan Ayers, Cpl. Jason Bogar, 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, Sgt. Israel Garcia, Cpl. Jason Hovater, Cpl. Matthew Phillips, Cpl. Pruitt Rainey, and Cpl. Gunnar Zwilling — were killed in the battle.

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BREAKING: Obamacare dealt massive setback by federal appeals court

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.Good appears to have triumphed over evil!

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Perhaps they should have in fact read it before they voted on it.

Without funding from subsidies the law appears to be dead!

If the subsidies are invalidated in 34 states, then many of the tax penalties imposed on employers and individuals for non-compliance with the law also would be eliminated.

See Washington Times take here.

The 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is sure to be appealed by the government, threatens the framework of the health care system for about 5 million Americans without employer-provided health plans.

The case, filed by a coalition of states, employers and individuals, had been considered a long shot effort to derail the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Federal district judges in the District of Columbia and Virginia previously had ruled for the government. Three similar cases remain pending.

The appeals panel ruled that as written, the health care law allows tax credits to be offered to qualified participants only in state-run exchanges. The administration had expected most if not all states to create their own, but only 16 states did so.

The court said the Internal Revenue Service went too far in allowing participants in other states served by the federal exchange to qualify for billions of dollars in government assistance. The aid has helped boost enrollment figures to more than 8 million.

“We reach this conclusion, frankly, with reluctance,” Judge Thomas Griffith said. “At least until states that wish to can set up exchanges, our ruling will likely have significant consequences both for the millions of individuals receiving tax credits through federal exchanges and for health insurance markets more broadly.”

Entire barn burning article below.

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Are the Obamas buying a home in Rancho Mirage?

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

If the article below written by Lauren Beale of the Los Angeles Times is correct, the article can be filed under, “There goes the neighborhood.”

Should this come to pass it will work out fine. One home for Obama and another for Mooch.

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Imagine being able to afford living in such luxury and having your lives turned upside down by new traffic and disruptions which result from the life long protection of the Secret Service.

 

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It would have been a hell of a lot easier had they moved back to Kenya where they belong.

 

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Rancho Mirage property could be the president’s next home
Have Barack and Michelle Obama found their desert dream house?
Will Coachella Valley’s parade of presidents include a home for President Obama?

President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out.

The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary home in a gated community where entertainers Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby once maintained estates.

The White House said rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage are not true.

And they tell the truth how often? LOL

The Obamas would not be the first presidential family to land in the Southern California desert. After completing his time in office, former President Gerald R. Ford moved to the area, which has been called “the playground of presidents.” Other U.S. presidents have visited and spent time in the Coachella Valley.

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The Leader of the “Free World”

crew-2231By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Sadly this is what about 47% of the people breathing air in the United states believe. 

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The visual above would be better titled. “Leader of a failed country.”

One solution is provided in the video below.

Living in California is to say the least beyond interesting.

We have the haves, and the have a lots that belongs to the taxpayer.

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John Kerry Caught Mocking Israel on Hot Mic!

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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You got to love it when Fox News, Chris Wallace laughs in Kerry’s face at the end of the interview below. 

Kerry is a perfect fit for the Obama administration.

Little in the way of grey matter and nothing but a preloaded walking teleprompter loaded with talking points. 

Nice to see Wallace bring him down. 

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No one ever said the people in the Obama administration were smart (Right, VP Biden?).

Obama speaking for Kerry above.

But you’d think that someone as seasoned as Secretary of State John Kerry would know not to say things he might regret while mic’ed up for an interview!

Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on a hot mic on Fox News Sunday apparently disparaging Israel’s claim to be conducting a “pinpoint” operation in Gaza.

Host Chris Wallace explained that while Kerry spoke with an aide between his interviews with multiple Sunday shows, a microphone picked up his rather candid remarks in what Wallace called an “extraordinary moment of diplomacy” about the violence there.

“It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation … “

WALLACE: Listen, if — the limits on time have been put on by your people. We’d talk to you all day. While — you’re doing a series of interviews with all of the networks — and while you were on camera and while on microphone you spoke to one of your top aides between the interviews about the situation in Israel and the fact that 14 Israelis have either been shot or killed in an operation.

We want to play a clip of that conversation because it’s an extraordinary moment of diplomacy. Take a look at this.

KERRY: It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.

We got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.

WALLACE: Secretary Kerry, when you said it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation your upset that the Israelis are going too far and, in fact, do you intend to go back to the Middle East tonight, sir?

KERRY: I think it’s very difficult in these situations, obviously very difficult, Chris. You have people who have come out of tunnels. You have a right to go in and take out those tunnels. We completely support that. And we support Israel’s right to defend itself against rockets continuing to come in.

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Non-pilot to be new commander of US Air Force in Pacific

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

I see not problem with this whatsoever.  There will always be firsts, and the majority of bitching seems to stem the fact that the General is a woman.

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Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson who, although she’s had more than 900 flight hours, is not a career or combat pilot.

Reading  her advancement profile it seems she works and plays well with others and would likely listen to male subordinate generals who are pilots. 

Of course this is part of the military’s overall gender advancement drive, so what?

I do have serious problems with this read , Obama admin actively recruits transgenders for the military if the title can taken at face value. 

Women will become SEALS and Rangers if they can past the physical rigors.

They currently operate in the theater of operation with special forces and work well when interrogating, searching or just talking to women who would not be apt to talk with men.

Women make up 14.5 percent of the active force but only a small percentage of combat pilots, 21 years after the Pentagon lifted the ban on women in those jobs. Of 3,714 Air Force fighter and bomber pilots last year, 85 — or about 2 percent — were women at the rank of lieutenant colonel and below.

From Fellowship of the Minds (see comments directly below)

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Instead of achievement or performance criteria, the U. S. military under Obama is making personnel decisions based on political criteria of “diversity.”

The latest case in point:

Although all previous Air Force combatant commanders in active large theaters of operation — the Pacific, Europe and Central Command — have been combat pilots, for the first time a non-career pilot has been nominated to be Commander of the U. S. Air Force in the Pacific.

Rowan Scarborough reports for The Washington Times, July 17, 2014:

The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation.

The Pentagon announced this week that Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and as commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force component of U.S. Pacific Command. It is a major combatant command whose air, ground and naval forces have broad responsibility for security in the Asia-Pacific region. Her nomination was sent to the Senate for confirmation.

Officials said pilots historically have commanded Air Force war-fighting components for the Pacific and for U.S. Air Forces Europe; Air Forces Central, which covers the Middle East and Afghanistan; and the 1st Air Force, which is part of Northern Command and protects U.S. skies.

Gen. Robinson is not a career pilot. Her military profession is air battle manager. She has served aboard the Air Force’s surveillance aircraft, the E-3 AWACs and E-8 JSTARS, and she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon.

A retired pilot said there is a reason the Air Force historically has put a pilot in charge of large combatant command Air Forces.

“It is because you make operational decisions that require the understanding of what you are going to ask pilots to execute in combat where the wrong decisions mean the difference between life and death,” the retired pilot said. “Now her vice commander and director of operations will be rated fighter pilots, but still she makes the decisions.”

Rose Richeson, an Air Force spokeswoman at the Pentagon, said, “The Air Force operates across three domains: air, space and cyberspace and provides capability and capacity in five core mission areas: Air and Space Superiority, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Rapid Global Mobility, Global Strike and Command and Control. Lt. Gen. Robinson has demonstrated knowledge and experience across the entire spectrum of these mission areas as well as recent operational application supporting coalition activities for United States Central Command.”

Gen. Robinson is now vice commander of Air Force Air Combat Command, which oversees the service’s fleet of bombers and fighters, and maintains readiness.

In the Pacific, she is replacing Gen. Herbert Carlisle, a career F-15 pilot who is assuming leadership of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

An Air Combat Command spokesman said career air battle managers, such as Gen. Robinson, “principally provide command and control in the battle space and aid combat aircraft in finding, identifying and engaging their targets. They provide pilots with a tactical picture, which increases their capability by enhancing situational awareness. ABMs also provide early warning for inbound enemy aircraft and direct friendly assets to intercept them.”

The Air Combat Command history office and Air Force representatives said all previous Air Force combatant commanders in active large theaters of operation — the Pacific, Europe and Central Command — have been combat pilots.

However, Gen. Robinson would not be the first female officer to command an Air Force component. From 2010 to 2012, Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, a career transport pilot, commanded the 17th Air Force, which was then the Air Force component for Africa Command. She led the air campaign against Libya in 2011. The 17th was disbanded in 2012. Today, a career F-15 pilot commands Air Forces Europe and Africa.

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The new ACORN? How about Baptist Child and Family Services

Acorns don’t die they just grow into new life forms. The type that are deadly to a constitutionally driven republic.

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Somethings are axiomatic, for democrats to continue winning despite their track record littered with woeful delusions, they must cheat to win. 

But of course this entity will receive government funding it’s just your tax dollars.

ACORN is back—and is now using the names of religions to promote radical, totalitarian, anti-freedom policies. One group, Baptist Child and Family Services is giving out in Southern California about $1000 a child, tax-free, for you to take in an illegal alien.

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Instead of helping American children the White House and these NON religious groups with religious names are trying to take over State foster child systems, force American foster children into group homes instead of a family home.

The Baptist group is almost 100% funded by the Federal government—by the Obama administration. Why does Obama hate American children so much he wants them out of foster homes to make room for illegal aliens from around the world?

“BCFS caught our attention because they got headlines when they were involved in the purchase of a $4 million resort in Texas.  You can click-through some pictures of the resort here.  It has 193 rooms, wireless and cable TV, a pool, and a restaurant, all the amenities you’d expect to find at a resort. Was BCFS going into the hospitality business?  Actually, no they weren’t.

The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites is set to be sold to Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) operating under a federal contract, pending local government approval, according to reports from Weslaco, Texas where the hotel is located. Weslaco is a few miles north of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County.

The resort hotel for illegal alien children is reportedly the ‘first in the nation’.

Ask your member of Congress to vote NO on any additional funds for importing more illegal aliens.

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The new ACORN? How about Baptist Child and Family Services…

 

We all remember ACORN.  They’re the “community service” organization, 100% funded by Democrats with tax dollars, who were raking in hundreds of millions of shadow money for a variety of housing and mortgage scams. 

They’re the people who James O’Keefe brought down with a series of videos.  Probably his most famous was one of him and an attractive young lady dressed as a pimp and a prostitute going to an ACORN office, telling them they were in the sex trade and wanted a house but didn’t have any declared income.  ACORN was ready to help them falsify the paperwork to qualify for a loan.

As a result of O’Keefe’s videos ACORN lost their government funding and disbanded.  Of course, like zombies, they weren’t dead, they just morphed into several new “community service” organizations, again being fed with a combination of your tax dollars and money borrowed from the Chinese.

It would appear, thanks to the flood of illegal alien minors, that there’s a new version of the old ACORN.  They even look respectable, after all, it’s a Baptist organization, Baptist Child and Family Services.  According to their website they were established in 1944 and their work sounds like this.

BCFS is a global network of non-profit organizations operating health and human services programs throughout the U.S., Eastern Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.

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