IRS DESTROYS LERNER’S BLACKBERRY DURING CONGRESSIONAL TEA PARTY PROBE

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More proof of criminal wrongdoing by IRS

by KIT DANIELS | INFOWARS.COM | AUGUST 26, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service destroyed former director Lois Lerner’s Blackberry, which contained the same e-mails as her hard drive the agency wiped, even though a Congressional inquiry into the IRS’s harassment of Tea Party groups was well underway.

The IRS never made any attempt to back up Lerner’s Blackberry before destroying it, and the agency even admitted the Blackberry “was removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012,” months after Congress began investigating allegations that the tax agency was purposely harassing conservative and libertarian groups applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

“There is no record of any attempt by any IRS IT employee to recover data from any Blackberry device assigned to Lois Lerner in response to the Congressional investigations or this investigation,” Stephen Manning, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Strategy & Modernization, said according to the New York Observer.

The Blackberry was linked to Lerner’s official IRS e-mail account and thus contained the same e-mails Congress was seeking from her hard drive, which was likewise destroyed by the IRS a year prior to the destruction of the Blackberry.

Congress wanted the e-mails Lerner sent and received while she was still serving as the IRS’s Director of Exempt Organizations division, which reviewed the applications of political groups applying for tax-exempt status from the IRS.

The IRS also claimed the hard drives of 20 other tax officials who were likely also complicit in the harassment of Tea Party groups “crashed” at nearly the same time and were completely unrecoverable, but the odds against this exceed the billions of known stars in the universe.

“With a failure rate of 3.5% per year, per computer, the odds of any specific drive failing during a specific week, are 1 in 1000,” a commenter with the username Flyovercountry said on Hotair.com. “For each computer added, the exponent increases by one. So, when the second specific computer needed went down at the precise moment it was needed, the odds of those two melting down in the manner described by [the IRS's] Congressional testimony became 1 in 1000 squared.”

“That’s how we get to where we are, with 19 [additional] computers, that’s 1000 raised to the nineteenth power,” he added.

And, numerically, 1000 to the 19th power is 1e+57, or 1 followed by 57 zeros, a number known as an “Octodecillion.”

“Let us further pretend that you’ve been counting since the proverbial Big Bang, some [13.8] billion years ago, [with] no breaks or vacations, no meals, and no sleeping, only counting has filled your time,” he continued. “You still, as of today would not have reached a number as large as 1e+57. In fact, you would need to replicate your effort to date another 317 quintillion times in order to reach your target.”

“Those are the odds that the IRS has claimed happened in a completely random manner.”

The List of Obama’s Attacks on our Republic

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By Onan Coca / 21 August 2014

I just got a great reminder email from Niger Innis, the Director of the Tea Party.Net. The reminder is of all the evil done to our nation by President Obama and his minions. Here’s the short list from the folks at theTeaParty.Net.

Black Panther voter intimidation. RESULT – DOJ looked the other way, no charges filed, no prosecution.

Failing to label the Fort Hood shootings as a terrorist event. RESULT: Victims are denied Purple Heart benefits and many are hurting for money while the terrorist shooter Nidal Malik Hasan receives over $278,000 from the government in salary.

Running untracked guns into Mexico to gangs and drug cartels in the botched Fast & Furious gun running operation in an attempt to attack the Second Amendment. RESULT: Death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens.

benghazi-liarsDenying help to Ambassador Stevens and his team at Benghazi. Choosing to fall asleep while they were under attack. RESULT: FOUR dead Americans

America will either survive this thrashing by Barack Obama or she will wither away and be but a mere memory. Are you willing to look your children and grand-children in the eye and say to them, “I wish I could have done more for your freedom?” Stand with us in this fight for freedom and the future of America.

Benghazi Cover-up. Out of control czar appointments. Lavish vacations. ObamaCare.

Apologizing for American exceptionalism. Bowing before our enemies. Insulting our friends. Advertising food stamps in foreign countries. Suing states for daring to exercise Constitutional state sovereignty.

Bankrupting the country by doubling the debt. Bypassing Congress and ignoring our system of checks and balances. Collection of DNA samples after any arrest regardless of whether you are actually charged with a crime.

Race baiting. Pitting Americans against each other. Funding the Muslim Brotherhood with taxpayer dollars. Failing to call terrorism what it is.

Using the IRS as a political weapon to harass and intimidate Tea Party groups and conservatives. Attacking reporters for doing their jobs. Seizing phone records of the press. Seizing phone records of millions of innocent Americans. Rewarding liars, thieves, and crooks with prominent cabinet positions.

Wow, that is quite a list…

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/8104/list-obamas-attacks-republic/#feA7TH36QJmHQwoM.99

IRS Tech Said Lerner’s Hard Drive WASN’T Damaged

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Judge Demands Answers After IRS Contradicts Sworn Testimony on Lerner’s Scratched Hard Drive

Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan Thursday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to come up with new answers after IRS employees contradicted sworn testimony about damage to Lois Lerner’s hard drive.

Sullivan ruled that “the IRS is hereby ORDERED to file a sworn Declaration, by an official with the authority to speak under oath for the Agency, by no later than August 22, 2014″ on four issues: the IRS’ attempted recovery of Lerner’s lost emails after her computer allegedly crashed, bar codes that could have been on the hard drive, IRS policies on hard drive destruction, and information about an outside vendor who worked on IRS hard drives.

Recent documents from nonprofit group Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS, which Sullivan is presiding over, showed that IRS technology officials contradicted sworn testimony about damage to Lerner’s hard drive.

Aaron Signor, an IRS technician that looked at Lerner’s hard drive in June 2011, said in IRS court filings that he saw no damage to the drive before sending it off to another IRS technician, leading some in the media to suggest that the lost emails scandal is basically over. But Signor’s statement, issued in response to the Judicial Watch lawsuit, does not jibe with sworn congressional testimony.

The Daily Caller reported that Lerner’s hard drive was “scratched” and then “shredded,” according to a court filing the IRS made to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (RELATED: How To Destroy A Hard Drive: IRS Edition)

The IRS technology official who served as the source of the “scratched” and “shredded” revelation is believed to have looked at the hard drive after Signor.

Sullivan’s order seems to have been motivated by the obvious contradiction. Judicial Watch said that Sullivan made the order because the IRS’ new court filing featuring Signor’s statement was a “joke.”

“In an extraordinary step, U. S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan has launched an independent inquiry into the issue of the missing emails associated with former IRS official Lois Lerner,” Judicial Watch said in a statement. “Previously, Judge Sullivan ordered the IRS to produce sworn declarations about the IRS email issue by August 11. Today’s order confirms Judicial Watch’s read of this week’s IRS’ filings that treated as a joke Judge Sullivan’s order.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/15/judge-demands-anwers-after-irs-contradicts-sworn-testimony-on-lerners-scratched-hard-drive/#ixzz3ATzAGugL

OBAMA ‘EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY’ THAT’S TAKEN OVER GOP, ‘BALKANIZATION OF MEDIA’ HAS ‘BLOCKED’ MY AGENDA

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Obama said the power of conservative opposition, including in the media, is blocking his agenda

President Barack Obama said the power of conservative opposition, including in the media, is blocking his agenda in an interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman late last week.
“What you’ve seen with our politics, partly because of gerrymandering, partly because of the Balkanization of media so people just watch what reinforces their deepest biases, partly because of big money in politics, is increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme, maximalist positions,” Obama told the liberal Times columnist. “Sooner or later, that catches up with you. You end up not being able to move forward on things we need to move forward on. We need to reform our immigration system. That would be good not just for our domestic economy but for our position in the world. You travel around Latin America—nothing would more reinforce an admiration for the United States than us doing that. We need to rebuild our infrastructure. You go to the Singapore airport and then you come back to one of our airports and you say, huh? We’re not acting like a superpower.”
“It’s like going from the Jetsons to the Flintstones,” Friedman agreed.
“Exactly,” Obama concurred. “We need to revamp our education system, K-12 in particular. You look at what Finland’s doing with its kids, and you look at what we’re doing with our kids, and you say, ‘we’re falling short.’ All these things are doable. Our fiscal position, actually, now is such—you know, the deficit’s been cut by more than half—where we’re in a position to make some smart investments that have huge payoffs, that historically have not been controversial, historically have garnered bipartisan support. But because of this maximalist ideological position, we’ve been blocked. I have to say here, I’ve been speaking in generalities, and trying not to be too political, but that ideological extremism and maximalist position is much more prominent right now in the Republican Party than the Democrats. Democrats have problems, but overall if you look at the Democratic consensus, it’s a pretty commonsense, mainstream consensus. It’s not a lot of wacky ideological nonsense, the way it is generally fact-based and reason-based. We’re not denying science, we’re not denying climate change, we’re not pretending that somehow having a whole bunch of uninsured people is the American way. We’re doing things that are pretty sensible. I’m optimistic that these things go in cycles, and that the Republican Party will eventually free itself from the grip of this kind of extremist ideology. But it’s necessary to happen soon.”
Given some of the policy issues he lists, especially immigration, Obama seems to be referring to the Tea Party in his comments about a faction in the GOP that has “blocked” his agenda by taking “extreme, maximalist positions.” Another way of looking at his remarks is a testament to the strength of the grassroots movement’s power.
The first example he cited, immigration policy, has been a fertile ground for fighting between the establishment of the GOP and the base over the past year and a half since president won re-election— infighting the president and his allies on the political left stoked since November 2012. Just recently, in the waning days of Congress before the August session, Speaker John Boehner fell short of the votes necessary to pass an original supplemental appropriations package to deal with the border crisis. Boehner and his leadership allies turned to conservatives rather than to Democrats to hammer out a new deal that would pass the House. The new deal took a hard line against President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty for illegal alien minors and barred him from continuing the program or expanding it to more illegal aliens should he follow through on the threats he’s been making to grant—via executive order—amnesty to five to six million more illegal aliens.
Obama is hardly the only person to credit his agenda being “blocked” to the efforts of grassroots conservatives throughout America and new media’s role in shaping that.
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), arguably the intellectual leader of the movement against amnesty in Congress, made the same points in an interview with Breitbart News last week—though he was much more favorable to the developments in the political landscape than the President.
“I don’t have any doubt that the new media organizations shifted the momentum as we were heading into this August recess,” Sessions said. “There’s just no doubt about it. I guess it goes back to the Virginia seat, the influence it had there; then it built in the weeks to come and provided the only real source of consistently good information. The reason I think that the message was so strong in the House in the final hours was because it was based on almost indisputable logic and sound principle.”
Sessions is calling on Americans to pressure every U.S. senator—especially the Democrats—to publicly state whether or not they support the President’s planned executive amnesty for millions more illegal aliens. He said during that interview that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the “palace guard” for Obama’s agenda and that the grassroots activists and new media should focus on the Senate Democrats’ apparent unwillingness to stand up to the President when it comes to a lawless immigration system.
“This is a defining issue of our time,” Sessions said. “History books will write how much power President Obama grabbed and exercised if he’s not stopped and he goes through with this plan. So it’s a matter of constitutional order as well as a matter of important public policy. Just imagine if six million more people are legalized, how will anybody be deported? How will anybody be deterred from coming to the country unlawfully? It will amount to the collapse of law enforcement. I think the Senate has to confront this—and the American people need to know why is it that Harry Reid has been blocking votes. It has nothing to do with time. We spent days negotiating it to try to get a vote when we could have cast 20 votes. The reason is, he does not want his members to have to cast votes because it will expose their position. They’re saying things in their states that are different than what they’re voting for in the Senate—or avoiding voting for.”

Conservatives Are Greatest Threat To Nation, Obama Suggests

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Neil Munro
White House Correspondent

Political conservatives are the greatest threat to the nation, President Barack Obama suggested in a kid-glove interview with the New York Times.

“The president mused, the biggest threat to America — the only force that can really weaken us — is us,” said the interviewer, Thomas Friedman.

“Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don’t work if political factions take maximalist positions,” said Obama, who repeatedly claims to be a moderate stymied by the GOP’s supposed obstructionism and radicalism.

“And the more diverse the country is, the less it can afford to take maximalist positions,” Obama added.

That comment about diversity was likely a warning to conservatives, who are expected by many Democrats to lose power as the nation absorbs more foreigners who do not share conservatives’ small-government ideals.

“Increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme maximalist positions… and sooner or later, that catches up with you,” Obama warned.

The GOP was first on the list of causes that Obama blamed for the political divisions that are blocking his agenda, such as increased immigration. However, his list also included a series of subsidiary causes that are actually consequences of underlying ideological conflicts and economic factors.

“While he blamed the rise of the Republican far right for extinguishing so many potential compromises, Obama also acknowledged that gerrymandering, the Balkanization of the news media and uncontrolled money in politics — the guts of our political system today — are sapping our ability to face big challenges together, more than any foreign enemy,” said Friendman, who is an Obama supporter, and a champion of progressive-style expansive government.

Obama and Friedman did not put any blame on the Democratic Party or Obama himself, whose own aggressive use of big-government to promote the progressive goal of social diversity caused voters in 2010 to give the Republicans a majority in the House.

Obama’s complaints come as the GOP and public opinion have blocked his top priority for the second term — increasing immigration. That failure — despite near-universal support from Democrats, media, big business, Wall Street and many billionaires — recently prompted Obama to say he plans to provide an unilateral amnesty to several million illegal immigrants, and award them work-permits. That’s a high-risk threat, because many recent polls shows that the public very strongly opposes illegal immigration, and gives him very low ratings for his immigration policy.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/09/conservatives-are-greatest-threat-to-nation-obama-suggests/#ixzz39w21tRMk

Congressman Rangel Calls Conservatives ‘White Crackers’, And He Doesn’t Stop There

According to recent reports, New York Representative Charlie Rangel thinks that Tea Party members are a bunch of “White Crackers.”
“It is the same group we faced in the south with those white crackers and the dogs and the police,” Rangel told the Daily Beast. “They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough.”
Rangel then goes on to compare them to terrorists.
“What’s going on is sabotage,” Rangel stated. “Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”