Thursday, September 11, 2014

Morning Edition

Posted By Rich Kozlovich

As you read this Lead Story I would like everyone to ask themselves why Hollywood has so many "fellow travelers" supporting Castro.  Celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase, Harry Belafonte, Kevin Costner, Stephen Spielberg and far more, all raving about what a great man Castro is and his "genius".  As one Cuban intelligence defector Delfin Fernandez said: "My job was to bug theirhotel rooms,"  “Most people have no idea they are being watched while they are in Cuba. But their personal activities are filmed under orders from Castro himself."  It isn't just Hollywood and academia that's been infiltrated - and one has to wonder what dirt he has on American politicos. 

Lead Story

FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies, Influence Agents - Sexual entrapment a common tactic.  By Bill Gertz September 5, 2014

Cuba’s communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week.

Cuban intelligence services “have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting U.S. universities under the assumption that a percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to information of use to the [Cuban intelligence service],” the five-page unclassified FBI report says. It notes that the Cubans “devote a significant amount of resources to targeting and exploiting U.S. academia.”….. Two …Cuban spies were Walter Kendall Myers, a State Department Foreign Service contractor who worked for Cuban intelligence from 1979 to 2007, and his wife Gwen Myers. They were recruited after visiting Cuba. Walter Myers was a leftist who criticized “American imperialism” in a diary entry after visiting Cuba. He held a top-secret security clearance and in 2010 was sentenced to life in prison after a conviction for spying…….In some cases, the Cubans use compromising video or audio and sexual entrapment to develop U.S. spies. “Ultimately, when the time is right, the plan will be executed and the targeted individual will be approached and formally asked to help the government of Cuba,” the report said…..To Read More…..

Education

Back to bad schools - America’s 50 million schoolchildren have returned to their classrooms with pencils sharpened, crayons neatly organized (for the one and only time) and, in some places, iPads charged. Like their parents and grandparents before them, they will bustle through hallways lined with lockers and backpacks laden with textbooks, and they will walk into classrooms with roughly 25 of their peers to sit and listen to a teacher work through a curriculum passed down by a central bureaucracy. If, in one of their physics classes, they invented a time machine and traveled back 100 years, the society they would see would be utterly different from that of their own epoch. Just about the only thing they would recognize would be their school……student population has increased by 96 percent, the total number of staff has jumped 386 percent. Troublingly, this overall number is driven primarily by administrative, non-teaching staff. While the number of teachers rose by 252 percent, the number of bureaucrats on school payrolls ballooned by a whopping 702 percent. In 2009, Scafidi found that the United States had one teacher for every 15.3 students, but one staff member for every 7.8 students.  These twin phenomena of rising costs and a boated corps of non-teaching staff lead to a clear diagnosis of what ails American education. It is a sclerotic bureaucracy that serves itself rather than the students for whom they supposedly work. This intransigent army of administrators lacks the ability to adapt to changing times, and it stifles the creative capacity of educators.

Club For the Galacticly Stupid

John Kerry: Scripture Commands USA to Protect MuslimCountries Against Global Warming  - Last Wednesday, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority counties.”  Kerry said Scripture, in particular the Book of Genesis, makes clear it is our “duty” to protect the planet and we should look at Muslim countries “with a sense of stewardship of earth,” adding, “That responsibility comes from God.” And here you thought all along that “Uncle Joe” was the resident crazy in the Obama administration. I must say, it is always interesting to watch a liberal attempt to play theologian. Obama did it with homosexuality and now Kerry is playing it with climate change. They certainly have no problem using religion when it’s convenient to advance one of their crackpot agendas yet it is demonized at every other opportunity for things that really matter to the rest of us.  The world is aflame and the absolutely last thing I am concerned about when it comes to the Muslim world is how “climate change” may or may not affect them.…..

Benghazi Scandal

Greta Van Susteren: Obama Admin Pressured us to DropBenghazi Story - “The Obama administration's behavior post-Benghazi has been weird, like they’re hiding something. First, that silly story about that video” she said. And “remember the days right after the attack the State Department had a conference call to brief all the media and excluded Fox News? When confronted, the State Department apologized and said it was an oversight. Really? An oversight? Well it happened again, a short time later. This time the CIA giving a media briefing, and guess who was specifically excluded? You got it. Fox News. Why? Well, I think Fox News is being punished for aggressively asking questions, and doing our jobs”

Lies About Benghazi Debunked - I have been waiting impatiently for Congress to hurry up and resume. I am looking forward to the mid-term elections. I want Harry Reid out of his position as Senate Majority Leader as soon as possible. There are over 300 bills collecting dust on his desk. But...Justice for Benghazi is the primary reason for my impatience. I know that most of the 'interviews' will be behind closed doors, but with Trey Gowdy's spit and fire, we will hear the highlights. I would give just about anything to be in the room when Gowdy gets Hillary nailed to the wall. I'm hoping for criminal charges and serious jail time. I know it is not a realistic expectation, but I can always pray. I think it is going to come down to the wire with Eric Holder. I hope Gowdy can get Holder after Holder leaves office. Then neither Hillary or Holder will have the protections of their former positions. They do not deserve any special considerations. Valerie Jarrett is another major player I hope gets nailed. She was in the Situation Room watching everything happening, in REAL TIME. She was the one who issued the first of three "STAND DOWN" orders……I want to see these traitors perp walked in handcuffs.  

United Nations

Beware of the UNTakeover of American Water Supplies - Millions of children under five die every year due to toxic germ-infested unsafe drinking water. This means that almost four babies a minute die from a lack of water according to UN-Water's estimations. In the 2014 World Water Report released on the eve of World Water Day, the UN said that 768 million people do not have adequate access to water, 2.5 billion do not have access to improved sanitation. Among the deprived are a significant number of people in Detroit. It would seem that the problems of the third world are being visited upon Detroit and soon the rest of the country.

Immigration

A Response to Janet Murguia - Every now and again, there are things that happen that causes a "ranting" or the "pitching of a hissy fit" or what some would call a "conniption." Today's little fit is courtesy of none other than National Council of La Raza Spokeswoman Janet Murguia. In an interview with MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart, Murguia had this to say regarding Obama's promise of amnesty.   Lady, you need to go get a copy of the Constitution and read it. This is not a dictatorship, despite what this piece of fungus in the White House is trying to do to this country…….You speak of a "dereliction of duty" by Republicans; yet, you advocate further dereliction of duty in expecting a president to circumvent the legislature in granted "amnesty." Lady, you are a hypocrite typical of the left-leaning trash that litters this country and one of the "useful idiots" being paraded about in order to hasten the downfall of this republic. You neither care for the law nor support the "rule of law." Get over yourself.

Socialized Medicine

GOP governors' cave-in on Medicaid is shortsighted - As heavy lobbying by the hospital industry intersects with immediate political considerations, a growing number of Republican governors are caving in to Medicaid expansion through President Obama’s healthcare law. In the process, they are imposing massive and unnecessary financial burdens on taxpayers. Expanding Medicaid is one of the key ways that Obamacare is seeking to increase the number of insured Americans. As originally written, the law would have stripped existing federal Medicaid funding to any state that didn’t participate. But following a 2012 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, states were given the option to refuse the expansion while maintaining existing funding. Instead, they’d only be giving up the smaller pile of federal money that would have gone to the new Medicaid population…..

Race

Low percentages of 'nonwhite' police officers is not a major national problem as New York Times suggests - Beltway Confidential,Opinion,Michael Barone,Race and Diversity,Law Enforcement,Hispanics,Ferguson The New York Times has an interesting story on the divergence between the percentage of white residents and the percentage of whites in a municipality’s police force. That divergence was, as you may recall, particularly large in the case of Ferguson, Mo. There’s an argument to be made that it would be good public policy to increase the number of blacks on the police force in a locality with an increasing black population, particularly because — although the Times writers are chary of noting this fact, well known to just about every American — blacks are far more likely to commit crimes and to be victims of crimes than other Americans. In those circumstances, it’s helpful if police are able to interact freely and comfortably with those whom they are trying to protect and wrongdoers they are trying to deter or apprehend.

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