Monthly Archives: July 2014

Michelle O Partners With Big Food Company to Promote Genetically Modified Foods …Update: Hoax?

Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Jim Hoft

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Michelle Obama in the White House vegetable garden.

Michelle Obama is partnering with Monsanto to promote genetically modified food products.
EAG News reported via The Daily Leak:

The popular agriculture company Monsanto is partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote nutritional foods for kids. According to reports from the Associated Press, Monsanto will spend $50 million over five years on a campaign to market ‘healthy’ genetically modified food to children. The agrochemical company will also bring its food offerings for kids in line with the new federal standards for labeling and nutrition.

Obama announced her intentions in front of crates of fresh produce on Thursday. “When I see a company like Monsanto launch an initiative like this, I feel more hopeful than ever before,” said the First Lady. “We can improve how we make and sell food in this country.”

“It’s a natural extension of what we do,” Monsanto vice president, Michael Stern, told the AP in reference to the new partnership with the first lady.

Throughout the First Lady’s trademark campaign, “Let’s Move,” she has attempted to tackle childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating. Although the first lady has largely avoided pursuing big food corporations, most often detailing the importance of personal responsibility and fitness rather than government interference, there are signs that she’s getting more aggressive. Late last year she convened a White House summit to convince agribusiness to rethink their marketing efforts towards children.

Conservatives, who have blasted Obama’s efforts to improve public school lunches as “the nanny state personified,” are equally displeased with her ventures into the private sector. “Get ready to see Michelle Obama’s face plastered all over your local grocery stores,” said one right-wing blogger.

For Michelle Obama, Monsanto represents a key ally, albeit a controversial one. It is the leading producer of genetically engineered seeds in the country and works with a vast array of farmers across the world. One move by Monsanto can ripple throughout the industry, and the company has grown increasingly bold in tackling complex social and political issues.

UPDATE: The story at the Daily Leak may be a hoax.
Natural News reported:

This story was making the rounds Friday with multiple sources but may be a hoax or satire. We will keep checking and if it turns out to be a hoax, we will issue a correction. But what’s fascinating about this story is just how rapidly and aggressively the backlash against the initial report has grown.

Hoax or not, this story is sends a VERY important message to the White House: Don’t get in bed with Monsanto!

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HHS Let 138 Illegal Immigrant Minors Into Iowa; Local Alderman Vows to Lay in Front of Bus to Stop More

Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Ulysses Arn

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(usofarn.com)

The Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of Refugee Resettlement have sent 138 illegal immigrant minors to Iowa “Behind the scenes”.

The Quad Cities Times reports:

Central American children who have crossed the U.S. border illegally are making their way to Iowa “behind the scenes” with the help of family members and support groups to avoid drawing attention or the ire of protesters, an Iowa Latino leader said Tuesday.

Joe Enriquez Henry, state director of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, or LULAC, a Latino civil rights organization founded in 1929, said he is aware of family members who have driven to the Mexican border to be reunited with unaccompanied children who have sought refuge from the violence in their countries.

Henry said the activity has been forced to operate “in the shadows” in part because of Gov. Terry Branstad’s public opposition to efforts to welcome children to Iowa who have entered the United States illegally.

Branstad’s office said Tuesday an official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that 122 children were released to relatives or other sponsors in Iowa during the past six months.

“To clarify, there have been 122 minors discharged from the Unaccompanied Alien Children program and placed with sponsors in Iowa between January 1 and June 30, 2014,” Kenneth J. Wolfe, deputy director of the Office of Public Affairs within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, said in an email.

Beth Levine of Iowa U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office said, however, that Health and Human Services officials on Tuesday updated the number to 139 through July 18, a figure that reflected children released to sponsors in Iowa but did not address minors who may have been sent to larger facilities.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, upon learning of the release of over 100 illegal immigrant minors into his state without his knowledge, was livid.
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Former Letter Carriers Boss in Kentucky Indicted

Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Carl Horowitz

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(nlpc.org)

On June 13, David Lynch, former president and treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 383, was indicted in the McCracken County, Kentucky Circuit Court for theft of more than $10,000 in funds from the Paducah-based union. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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BREAKING: HHS Has Released 30,340 Unaccompanied Illegal Minors Across US So Far This Year

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Jim Hoft

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(Breitbart TX)

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement has released figures on the release of unaccompanied minors to US sponsors.

According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement 30,340 illegal children were secretly released to sponsors across the United States in the first six months of this year.
TheUSofARN reported:

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement, responding to numerous media inquiries, congressional probing, and demands from Governors across the nation has released a listing of how many unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors have been released to sponsors for all 50 states and US territories.

From the start of this year through July 7th 30,340 illegal immigrant minors, most crossing into the US along the Rio Grande valley in Texas from Central America, have been handed over to the custody of a parent, relative, or family friend already in the US.

More than 3,000 of these unaccompanied minors were sent to Florida, New York, and California each.

Maryland and Virgina each have over 2,000.

Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and New Jersey each have more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors in the care of sponsors in those states.

Texas which has taken the brunt of the influx of nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors since October of last year is also the leader when it comes to how many minors have been released to a sponsor with more than 4,000.

Read the rest here.

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Hawaii Blew $73 Million & Still Does Not Have Functioning Health Care Website

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Jim Hoft

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The Hawaii Health Connector awarded over $73 million for a health care website and it still is not fully functional.
Watchdog reported:

The Hawaii Health Connector, has been unable to produce a fully functional website since it launched in October.

That’s especially troubling, because CGI Group got $53 million for its creation and another $20 million for operation and maintenance.

A separate $100 million web portal operated by the state Department of Human Services and designed by KPMG to connect Hawaii residents with Medicaid services, a requirement under Obamacare, has also been problematic, House lawmakers said Tuesday.

Lawmakers questioned connector and state officials about reports of residents unable to get insurance or being delayed after applying for subsidies and getting directed instead to the Department of Human Services’ Medicaid site, Kolea.

The two websites “didn’t play well together” as one lawmaker noted, leaving some 11,000 applications unprocessed.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Human Services said the news that their site wasn’t working properly was a “surprise” since as of June 2014, KOLEA has successfully processed over 70,000 unique applications and 250,000 individual requests for coverage. Kayla Rosenfeld, Public Information Officer for the Department of Human Services, said the Department will look forward to the House members providing more information so they can investigate.

The state’s chief information officer, Keone Kali, told House lawmakers at the Tuesday hearing that his department plans to create another more user-friendly site, a one-stop shop to process requests for health insurance and Medicaid.

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BUSTED: Corrupt Governor’s Office Used Tax $$ To Influence Elections

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Andrew Marcus

Does EVERY Illinois governor have to go to jail?

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It’s being reported that Gov. Walker Quinn’s office has been exposed using tax money to sway local elections in Illinois!

Illinois Review reports:

CHICAGO – Governor Quinn’s staff discussed a local mayoral election when considering how to divvy up $2 million in Neighborhood Recovery Initiative funds, a Sun-Times story revealed Wednesday.

View the smoking gun email here.

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Madison Officials Select Former Supermarket as Illegal Alien Shelter

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

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Madison, Wisconsin officials have identified two possible sites to house illegal alien children. A former Cubs Foods property and ShopKo property were identified as potential shelters. Up to 1,000 illegal alien children are crossing the US open border with Texas every day.
Watchdog.org reported:

Madison officials have identified three potential sites to house hundreds of undocumented child immigrants.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin toldWisconsin Reporter on Tuesday  two of the properties submitted to the federal government for review are the former Cub Foods store near Stoughton Road and the ShopKo off Aberg Avenue, which is closing at the end of August.

The city has acquired the Cub Foods parcel for storage, but the facility won’t be needed for city purposes until the beginning of next year, according to Soglin.

Soglin could not recall the location of the third site, but he said it’s “completely surrounded by the city.”

Madison has been asked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to find enough room to shelter between 150 and 250 undocumented children.

Catholic Charities in Milwaukee has offered three properties in eastern Wisconsin to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has requested space for up to 300 unaccompanied minors.

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Deneen Borelli Discusses the Abusive Treatment She Received at NAACP Convention on Hannity (Video)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

The NAACP held their 105th annual gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.”

And, the former rights group was “all in” for justice unless, of course, you happened to be a black conservative.

After years of rejection, black conservatives were allowed a single booth at the convention this year, but they were still locked out of speaking at the convention.

And, as Progressives Today reported earlier, conservative Deneen Borelli was harassed and berated at the convention this week.

Tonight, Deneen spoke with Sean Hannity about her experience at the conference in Las Vegas.

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What a Surprise! Michael Moore Is a Filthy Rich Hypocrite

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

What a surprise!
New court documents reveal anti-capitalist filmmaker Michael Moore is a filthy rich pig… And, a hypocrite.
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The loudmouth liberal preaches on the evils of capitalism but owns NINE HOUSES!
Detroit Jalopnik reported:

What exactly does Michael Moore need with $50 million and nine houses? We’ll never know, but we can hazard a guess, thanks some details from the documentarian’s pending divorce.

“Roger & Me” is required Jalopnik viewing, if not for the devastating consequences of one town’s reliance on the auto industry then at least for the spectacular displays of wealth said industry affords. So it’s a little strange that the man who has built a career criticizing capitalist culture is very much a capitalist himself.

Moore and his wife, Kathleen Glynn, will end their marriage of 22 years this week in a courthouse in northern Michigan. It’s there where the couple shared a 10,000-square-foot home on Torch Lake, an affluent tourist community worlds removed from his Flint hometown. Moore initiated the divorce, records show.

The house, as well as eight other residences, a $50 million fortune amassed from “Roger & Me,” “Bowling For Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and a slew of other documentaries and books, and other assets, are at stake between the two.

The Detroit News reports that the house, nicknamed “The House that Roger Built,” was the final straw between Glynn — whom he met at a muckraking newspaper in Flint in the in the 1970s — and Moore. They bought the home in 1995, but Moore says Glynn’s constant spending to expand the lakefront home contradicted his message of being a champion for the little guy.

Residents who passed by in their boats monitored the home for the latest growth, they said.

“He is not a common man. No way,” resident Nancy Schwalm said while having lunch with two relatives at Lulu’s Bistro in Bellaire.

The mansion played a starring role in the divorce pleadings.

In one filing, Moore complained the expansion cost five times more than Glynn said it would. She handled the couple’s personal and business expenses, he said.

OK, OK. So maybe they got out of control with one house. But I’m having a hard time believing that Moore, who once told CNN’s Larry King that “those who invest their money wrongly or, you know, don’t run their business the right way, then they don’t do well,” was wholly opposed to his wife’s spending. As he noted in the divorce paperwork, they both had equal access to the money they earned.

Read the rest here.

Two years ago Michael Moore refused to tell Piers Morgan on CNN that he was in the one-percent.

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Deneen Borelli Blasts NAACP For Their Shameful Treatment Black Conservatives (Video)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

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The NAACP is holding their 105th annual gathering   in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.” And what better venue could there be for fighting against injustice and inequality then a multimillion dollar Las Vegas resort, the lavish Mandalay Bay.

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After years of rejection, black conservatives were allowed a single booth at the convention this year, but they’re still locked out of speaking at the convention.

Deneen Borelli and several black conservatives held their own conference across the hall from the 105th annual NAACP convention at Mandalay Bay. Borelli blasted the NAACP for their shameful treatment of black conservatives at the 2014 annual meeting.

“We rented our room because we were denied a voice. That’s why we’re here in this room. We’re gathered here to start the conversation. That’s all we’re asking for is a conversation to discuss the longstanding issues that are negatively impacting the black community.”

Borelli delivered a wonderful speech. It is unfortunate the intolerant leftists across the hall were not interested in real solutions for the plight of the black community in America today.

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