MSNBC: Administration Knew About VA Scheduling Manipulation for 2 YEARS

Now even MSNBC is reporting on the VA scandal.

Indeed, the Arizona Republic reports:

Department of Veterans Affairs administrators knew two years ago that employees throughout the Southwest were manipulating data on doctor appointments and failed to stop the practice despite a national directive, according to records obtained by The Arizona Republic through a Freedom of Information Act request.

A 2012 audit by the VA’s Southwest Health Care Network found that facilities in Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas chronically violated department policy and created inaccurate data on patient wait times via a host of tactics.

The practice allowed VA employees to reap bonus pay that was based in part on inaccurate data showing goals had been met to reduce delays in patient care, according to the VA Office of Inspector General. At the Phoenix medical center alone, reward checks totaled $10 million over the past three years.

Military Canceling Local Air Show Appearances – Blames Sequestration

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The Obama administration is still exacting pain on average Americans through the sequestration.

SeaCoastOnline reports:

The Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) announced on Tuesday that it canceled the Pease AirFest planned for Aug. 9.

“Due to the continued impact of federal sequestration, most military aircraft nationwide will be unable to participate in community aviation festivals and events for the remainder of the 2014 event season,” said Steven Wade, executive director of the BIANH, referring TO last year’s federal government spending cuts.

The association had received strong indications from the air show community that military aircraft would be participating in the 2014 event season, but that changed as the year has progressed, Wade said.

Perhaps the funding is with Lois Lerner’s emails.

Patent Office: ‘Redskins’ Bad, ‘Crazy Bitch’ Good

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The logic of a hypocritical, activist government, via Byron York:

Law professor Jonathan Turley questions the U.S. Patent Office’s decision to rescind trademark protection for the Washington Redskins. While the move pleased many activists and politicians, Turley asks in a Washington Post article Sunday, is such social activism on the part of a federal agency really a good idea? …

It is, in fact, easy to find a multitude of potentially problematic trademarks. Indeed, a stroll through the Patent Office’s Trademark Electronic Search System is a lesson in the remarkable diversity of trademark-protected names — names that some Americans might well find offensive.

For example, there are registered trademarks that could easily offend some women. Start with “Crazy Bitch” (a barbecue sauce registered in August 2013). Or “That Bitch is Nuts” (a roasted nuts snack registered in October 2013). Or “Bitches of South Beach” (a reality show title registered in November 2012). That’s just three; there are plenty of others.

Or take “Wine Slut” (a clothing name registered in January 2009). Or “S.L.U.T.S” (a thermal cup brand registered in August 2008). Or “The Slutcracker” (a dance performance registered in July 2009).

Or “Whore Couture” (a clothing label registered in December 2007). Or “Whoremoans” (clothing registered in September 2008). Or “Food Whore” (clothing registered in June 2014). There are lots of others.

Should any of these be censored by the government? No. But it shows even the patent office has been hijacked by progressives with a political agenda.

Hillary Doubles Down: ‘We Pay Ordinary Income Tax, Unlike a Lot of People Who Are Truly Well Off’

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To Hillary Clinton, apparently an estimated personal worth of $100 million doesn’t count as “truly well off.”

In an interview with the Guardian, she doubled down on her position that she and Bill and paupers, pining for the presidency:

And money? What about money? Bill and Hillary have reportedly made more than $100m since they left the White House in 2001. Yet that didn’t stop Hillary complaining to Diane Sawyer on ABC News that the couple had emerged from highest office “dead broke”, a comment that ranks for its tone deafness alongside John McCain’s admission in the 2008 presidential election that he couldn’t remember how many houses he owned.

America’s glaring income inequality is certain to be a central bone of contention in the 2016 presidential election. But with her huge personal wealth, how could Clinton possibly hope to be credible on this issue when people see her as part of the problem, not its solution?

“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work,” she says, letting off another burst of laughter. If past form is any guide, she must be finding my question painful.

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Parents Shocked When School Features 4-YEAR-OLDS Pole Dancing to Disney Tunes

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Wow. Sometimes, there’s little more to say.

EAGnews.org reports:

Parents of students at Crockenhill Primary School in Kent, England are fuming over a school-sanctioned pole dancing demonstration that featured performers as young as four years old.

“One of the ladies that was performing it was wearing a crop top with one of the shoulder sleeves missing – it was quite revealing,” according to one several parents who stormed out of the event at the school’s summer fete said Sunday. “The shorts they had on showed more than they should and a lot of people were leaving as a result of it.”

“I don’t think it would have been as bad if they had been more appropriately dressed,” the father told the Daily Mail. “If it was a leotard, fair enough, but for what they were wearing, and having their faces all made up, it just wasn’t right.

“I felt like I was entering something quite unsavory.”

Even LaToya Jackson was disturbed by it, telling Dr. Drew, “It so disturbing … the message that you are giving them that it’s ok to do that, to grow up and do this. I’m just, I’m just so upset about this.”

Progressivism Kills: A Review of Mao’s Archives Finds He’s the Biggest Killer Ever

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When progressives seek to create the ultimate society, a lot of people will be sacrificied.

A review of the Chinese Communist Party’s archives finds Mao Zedong is the biggest killer ever.

The Independent reports:

Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.

Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing “one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known”.

Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to 1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.

Mr Dikötter is the only author to have delved into the Chinese archives since they were reopened four years ago. He argued that this devastating period of history – which has until now remained hidden – has international resonance. “It ranks alongside the gulags and the Holocaust as one of the three greatest events of the 20th century…. It was like [the Cambodian communist dictator] Pol Pot’s genocide multiplied 20 times over,” he said.

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US Presbyterian Church Divests From Israel – Supports Hamas Government

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Another win for Hamas!

The US Presbyterian Church is the latest far left organization to divest holdings in three companies with ties to Israel.

Meanwhile, the church remains silent on the terrorist Hamas government of the Palestinians. Three Israeli children including a US citizen were kidnapped in the West Bank last week.
The Courant reported:

A deeply-divided gathering of U.S. Presbyterian Church elders and ministers narrowly voted on Friday to divest the religious group’s holdings in three American companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories.

As a result of the vote the church will divest holdings worth roughly $21 million in Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions.

“We as a church cannot profit from the destruction of homes and lives,” said Reverend Gradye Parsons in a statement about the decision at its meeting in Detroit. “We continue to invest in many businesses involved in peaceful pursuits in Israel.”

Members of one of the largest mainline Protestant denominations had voiced concerns for years over the prospect of companies profiting from “non-peaceful pursuits”, and the decision came amid an international movement pushing a boycott of Israeli goods.

Friday’s vote – 310 in favor, 303 against – came after about a decade of debate and the rejection by two votes in 2012 of a similar measure. It was almost certainly the largest such commitment among U.S. church-group conventions.

Colorado Punches Back Against ‘Eco-Radicals’

People are getting fed up with ‘Eco-Radicals’.

From Colorado:

New Issue Campaign Exposes Colorado’s Radical Anti-Fracking Activists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Policy Alliance today launched a new campaign to raise awareness about radical environmental activists fighting to restrict hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. The campaign—Colorado Green Radicals—explores the groups and activists who use misleading “local control” schemes and offer baseless claims to push anti-fracking ballot measures.

The video is correct. If people continue to listen to ‘Eco-Radicals’ there will be no jobs, our environment will definitively deteriorate and what little energy we are able to afford will come from people like this: ISIS Terrorists Play With Decapitated Head (Graphic Video)

On the other hand, if America takes an “All In” approach and takes the gloves off energy production, we could keep a cleaner environment, have a growing economy, and not send money to Jihadis who play with corpse heads for fun and post it to YouTube.

Which America would you rather build?