Become A Black Gay Female Atheist Smoker To Get The Pentagon’s Sympathy

These DoD training manuals keep getting crazier.

In August, an Air Force manual surfaced that associated the Founding Fathers with ideological extremists. Last month, the ATF was outed for using training material that insinuates whistleblowers should face a firing squad. And the training materials for an August exercise at Grissom Air Base in Indiana managed to downplay the significance of mass civilian casualties while simultaneously asking soldiers to be more respectful of Islamist radicals.

Now comes a Pentagon manual, created by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), that teaches white, Christian, heterosexual males in good health possess many “unearned advantages of social privilege” and that “a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health receives many unearned disadvantages of social privilege.”

It also encourages recruits to “assume racism is everywhere, everyday” and to “understand and learn from the history of whiteness and racism.”

Yes, people get paid to come to conclusions such as these, and to reform the collective disposition of American soldiers toward the most, very-most, utmostest-most hypothetical exceptionalist fantasy of downtrodden, oppressed exclusion – a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health.

One wonders how many of those are circulating, or the extent to which they’re being discriminated against in the first place – especially by the very people who’ve chosen to fight for the freedoms of all Americans from all walks of life.

According to The Washington Times, the manual is part of a DEOMI training program administered at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. The manual goes on to describe “whites” as “the empowered group” in American society.

‘Sticker Shock’ Galvanizes New Political Bloc; More Healthcare.gov Security Flaws; MSM Files Obamacare FOIA; Hillary Sinks With The Kids; Ron Paul Takes Sides – Monday Morning News Roundup 11-4-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Americans who face higher ­insurance costs under President Barack Obama’s health care law are angrily complaining about “sticker shock,” threatening to become a new political force opposing the law even as the White House struggles to convince other consumers that they will benefit from it. The growing backlash involves people whose plans are being discontinued because the policies don’t meet the law’s more-stringent standards. They’re finding that many alternative policies come with higher premiums and deductibles. Source: The Washington Post…

 

  • Justin Hadley logged on to healthcare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state. Source: The Heritage Foundation…

 

  • A slew of media organizations have petitioned the government to release Obamacare data that the White House has refused to make public. CNN, ABC, MSNBC and others have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information on the beleaguered healthcare.gov website. They have also asked for government documents revealing how many people have enrolled in the new healthcare exchanges. Source: The Hill…

 

  • A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton’s support slumping recently with young voters, Democrats, and independents. Source: The Washington Free Beacon…

 

  • Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a Tea Party and libertarian hero, will campaign for Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II on Monday — a day before voters go to the polls to choose Virginia’s next governor. Source: The Washington Times…

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The ‘Speed Kills’ Myth; Man Criticizes Cops, Cops Threaten To Find Him; Tech Leaders Want NSA Spying Curbed; Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Overturned; Friday Funnies— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-1-2013

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Facebook Commenter Criticizes Cops, Cops Threaten To Come Find Him

When a South Carolina man criticized his local police department on Facebook for rounding up drug offenders rather than using resources to better prevent violent crime, the police chief threatened to hunt him down and arrest him for giving reasonable suspicion that he might be a criminal. Read More… 

Tech Leaders Seek Curbs On NSA Data Collection

Officials from tech giants Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Microsoft and AOL sent a letter to Senate leaders Thursday praising sponsors of a bill that would end bulk collection of phone records of millions of Americans and create a privacy advocate to represent civil liberties within the secret court overseeing NSA activities. Read More…

This Video Shows Why Law Enforcement Lies To Justify Revenue-Generating Speed Zones

Although produced in Canada, this video by filmmaker Chris Thompson shows that government (on both sides of the border), the insurance industry and the mainstream media all gain by mindlessly reciting the simplistic, decades-old “speed kills” mantra – even though statistics continue to demonstrate that the majority of people drive most safely when they drive at the speed that’s comfortable for them. Watch… 

Appeals Court Strikes Down ACA Contraceptive Mandate

A U.S. appeals court in Washington Friday struck down part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling mandated coverage of contraception “trammels” religious freedom. Read More… 

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

NSA and healthcare and Obama lies, oh my! These are just a few of the scary topics that were the focus of this week’s political cartoons. Friday Funnies…

Facebook Commenter Criticizes Cops, Cops Threaten To Come Find Him

When a South Carolina man criticized his local police department on Facebook for rounding up drug offenders rather than using resources to better prevent violent crime, the police chief threatened to hunt him down and arrest him for giving reasonable suspicion that he might be a criminal.

In a recent Facebook post the Columbia Police Department Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago announced that the department had seized around $40,000 worth of marijuana from an apartment during a drug investigation.

Resident Brandon Whitmer commented on the post, saying: “Maybe u should arrest the people shooting people in 5 points instead of worrying about a stoner that’s not bothering anyone. It’ll be legal here one day anyway.”

Santiago promptly responded via the CPD Facebook page: “@Brandon whitmer, we have arrested all the violent offenders in Five points. Thank you for sharing your views and giving us reasonable suspicion to believe you might be a criminal, we will work on finding you.”

The post was quickly deleted and Santiago replaced it with another comment. But, the tone of the new post was less “sorry, it’s not right to threaten critics” and more “if you criticize the police and advocate marijuana reform, you may be a criminal.”

The new comment read: “This is Interim Chief Santiago posting. I was just notified that one of my staff members deleted my post. I put everyone on notice that if you advocate for the use of illegal substances in the City of Columbia then it’s reasonable to believe that you MIGHT also be involved in that particular activity, threat? [sic] Why would someone feel threaten [sic] if you are not doing anything wrong? Apply the same concept to gang activity or gang members. You can have gang tattoos and advocate that life style, but that only makes me suspicious of them, I can’t do anything until they commit a crime. So feel free to express yourself, and I will continue to express myself and what we stand for. I am always open to hearing how our citizens feel like we can be effective in fighting crime.”

In an unrelated incident, Santiago recently filed a defamation suit against a former Columbia police captain who said Santiago the chief was planning to plant drugs in the car of a top city official.

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

NSA and healthcare and Obama lies, oh my! These are just a few of the scary topics that were the focus of this week’s political cartoons.

October 31, 2013
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
cartoon 9
Eric Allie, Caglecartoons.com
cartoon 12
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
cartoon 7
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
cartoon 13
Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune
cartoon 11
Olle Johansson, Sweden
November 3, 2013
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

$23 Million Spent On Dead People Through Obamacare; Is The NSA Spying On Obama Too?; Another Firearm Company Flees New York; Man Sues NSA, DHS For Attacking His 1st Amendment Rights; Listen To Remy’s ‘Healthcare Mash’— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-31-2013

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I Pay Dead People: Medicare and Medicaid Misspent $23 Million On Benefits For Dead Patients

A report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services reveals the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the same agency responsible for setting the  Obamacare rollout in motion – paid more than $20 million in false benefits to dead people in 2011. Read More… 

Rand Paul Wants Obama To Say Whether The NSA Spied On The Pope, Wonders If Obama’s Phone Is Tapped Too

Just how powerful is the National Security Agency? That seemed to be the underlying question in a comment Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made Thursday as he pondered whether the NSA was tapping President Barack Obama’s phone in light of revelations that the agency has spied on numerous world leaders and possibly even the Pope. Read More… 

Third Firearms Company Announces Relocation From Gun Control-Crazed New York

Two gun companies in New York have already announced they are relocating their operations out of the State in the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s hasty signing of the SAFE (Secure Ammunition and Firearms) Act early this year. Now a third company is following suit. Read More… 

Happy Halloween: Listen To Remy’s ‘Healthcare Mash’

Channeling Bobby Boris Pickett’s spooky classic, “The Monster Mash”, the liberty-friendly musician Remy has produced a Halloween and Healthcare.gov mash-up dubbed the “Healthcare Mash.” Watch… 

Man Sues DHS And NSA Over Parody T-Shirt Cease-And-Desist

Dan McCall, whose LibertyManiacs.com website sells T-shirts and coffee mugs poking fun at the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, said Zazzle.com, a website that puts custom designs on T-shirts, mugs and other products, refused to sell his items after receiving a cease-and-desist order from the agencies in 2011. Read More… 

Happy Halloween: Listen To Remy’s ‘Healthcare Mash’

Channeling Bobby Boris Pickett’s spooky classic, “The Monster Mash”, the liberty-friendly musician Remy has produced a Halloween and Healthcare.gov mash-up dubbed the “Healthcare Mash.”

Lyrics:

He was working on his laptop late one night

when his eyes beheld a ghoulish site

He could not log in despite several tries

then suddenly to no one’s surprise

 

(he did the Mash)

He did the Healthcare Mash

(the Healthcare Mash)

it was a keyboard smash

(he did the Mash)

the website was trash

(he did the Mash)

He did the Healthcare mash

 

Who could design such a site so flawed and so sloppy?

The code is so ancient, perhaps it was Hammurabi

He’d try to apply but the site would suspend

I’ve seen a eunuch with a more functional front end

 

(he did the Mash)

He did the Healthcare Mash

(the Healthcare Mash)

it was a keyboard smash

(he did the Mash)

He tried to clear his cache

(he did the Mash)

He did the Healthcare mash

 

Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent

for a website that has trouble loading

How could the government’s web designers

create a site with such awful coding?

 

(they did the Mash)

Ahh, they did the Healthcare Mash

(the Healthcare Mash)

it was a keyboard smash

(they did the Mash)

they spent all of our cash

(they did the Mash)

They did the Healthcare Mash

 

HT: Reason

White House Always Knew You Couldn’t Keep Your Plan; Obama Blames ‘Bad Apple Insurers’; Approval Takes A Plunge; Benghazi Narrative Keeps Fraying; President Flees From 150th Anniversary Of Gettysburg Address – Thursday Morning News Roundup 10-31-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • If you read the Affordable Care Act when it was passed, you knew that it was dishonest for President Obama to claim that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” as he did—and continues to do—on countless occasions. And we now know that the administration knew this all along. It turns out that in an obscure report buried in a June 2010 edition of the Federal Register, administration officials predicted massive disruption of the private insurance market. Source: Forbes…

 

  • President Obama tried a new tack Wednesday as he fought back against criticism of his Obamacare claims. Fact-checkers and journalists have ruled that Obama wasn’t being truthful when he claimed that people who liked their insurance could keep it. Obama during a speech in Boston sought to cast the issue Wednesday as trying to weed out “bad apple insurers” who don’t provide enough coverage. Source: The Washington Post…

 

  • President Obama went to Boston to rally his supporters on behalf of his embattled law, but a new WSJ/NBC News poll shows that the failed launch of his signature law is proving a major drag with the public at large. His job approval rating skidded to 42 percent, the lowest-ever rating in the poll. Source: Fox News…

 

  • Masked from public view, two of the U.S. military’s elite special operations commandos have been awarded medals for bravery for a mission that further undercuts the Obama administration’s original story about the Benghazi tragedy. Source: Washington Times…

 

  • Obama will be a no-show at the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln – the heir of Lincoln’s policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield and used the Lincoln Bible (twice) at his inauguration – this is nothing less than a profile in cowardice. Source: The Patriot-News…

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The Lowlights Of Today’s Disastrous Sibelius Hearing; Facebook Wants To Follow Your Mouse; Fed Holds Steady; Fighting A New War To Protect the 5th Amendment; The Offending Obama Mask Strikes Again— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-30-2013

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Highlights From Wednesday’s Obamacare Disaster Hearing

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius headed to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify before Congress about the failed rollout of the President’s signature healthcare overhaul. Sebelius spent most of the day being pummeled by lawmakers (some of whom have called for her prompt resignation) and playing dumb. Details… 

Halloween Special: The Dreaded Obama Mask Offends Again

A participant in a Halloween costume contest wearing a straitjacket and sporting the dreaded mask that gets everyone in trouble – the grotesque mask representing the likeness of President Barack Obama—recently caused a stir at a Kentucky hospital. Read More… 

Facebook Software Could Soon Track Where Your Cursor Goes On Screen

The private tech sector is playing with new marketing-driven surveillance methods that borrow from the much-reviled tactical thinking that has made the NSA an object of public outrage. If a test of Facebook’s new tracking software is successful, someone somewhere could know where your mouse is pointing anywhere on an open Facebook page. Read More… 

EFF: Forced Decryption Of Electronic Data Is Self-Incrimination And Prohibited By 5th Amendment

Encryption is one of the most important ways to safeguard data from prying eyes. But what happens when those prying belong to the government? Can they force you to break your own encryption and provide them with the information they want? Not According To The 5th Amendment…  

Federal Reserve Leaves Monetary Policy As Is

The U.S. Federal Reserve left its fiscal policy intact Wednesday despite stating that the economy was in better shape than it was a year ago. Keeps Pumping…

Delay It; Obamacare’s Empty Promises Haunt The President; Sebelius’ Slide; Rand Paul To Block Yellen Nomination Unless Senate Votes To Audit The Fed; McCain And The Political Timing Of Immigration Reform – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 10-30-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • American voters overwhelmingly support a delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance, according to a portion of a new Republican poll shared with the Washington Examiner. Republican pollster Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies, in a survey conducted for the GOP group Crossroads GPS from Sunday through Tuesday, found that 70 percent of “registered voters” support delaying the individual mandate in the wake of problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Fifty-five percent said they “strongly favor” such a delay. Source: Washington Examiner…

 

  • Publicly, the White House continues to defend the president’s pre-launch salesmanship. Privately, some officials say they wish they’d left a little wiggle room in the healthcare rollout. As the pitchman for his landmark healthcare law, President Obama promised to make buying insurance as easy as buying a plane ticket online or a “TV on Amazon.” It would be simple, he said. If there were problems, the president predicted, they would be “glitches.” And he said, “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it.” Such claims have come back to haunt the president and his allies less than a month into the launch of the online insurance marketplaces at the heart of his healthcare legislation. Source: Los Angeles Times…

 

  • It’s Kathleen Sebelius’s turn now. On the Hill, they’re calling for her resignation and tossing around words like “subpoena.” Pundits are merrily debating her future. (She’s toast! Or is Obama too loyal to fire her so soon?) Her interviews, more closely parsed than usual, seem wobbly. Though never a colorful presence on the political scene, she’s suddenly a late-night TV punch line. And on Wednesday morning, the embattled secretary of health and human services will submit to a quintessential station of the Washington deathwatch — testifying before a congressional committee — to discuss her agency’s failings in the botched rollout of the federal health-insurance website. Source: The Washington Post…

 

  • Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Tuesday that he will move to block Dr. Janet Yellen’s nomination as the next Federal Reserve Chair unless the Senate votes on his legislation which allows the Fed to be audited. Source: The Blaze…

 

  • Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) gave the clearest indication that proponents of comprehensive immigration reform may make their final – and strongest – push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries. “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.” Source: Breitbart…

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