Monthly Archives: September 2012
I will bet my life on this being purposefully done by a democrat plant!
Sep 28, 1:46 PM EDT
VOTER REGISTRATION PROBLEMS WIDENING IN FLORIDA
BY GARY FINEOUT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in at least seven counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled out on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.
State Republican officials already have fired the vendor it had hired to register voters, and on Thursday took the additional step of filing an election fraud complaint against the company, Strategic Allied Consulting, with state officials.
A spokesman for Florida’s GOP said the matter was being treated very seriously.
“We are doing what we can to find out how broad the scope is,” said Brian Burgess, the spokesman.
Florida is the battleground state where past election problems led to the chaotic recount that followed the 2000 presidential election.
The Florida state party has paid Strategic Allied Consulting more than $1.3 million, and the Republican National Committee used the group for nearly $3 million of work in Nevada, North Carolina, Colorado and Virginia.
The company said earlier this week that it was cooperating with elections officials in Florida. It said the suspect forms were turned in by one person, who has been fired.
“Strategic has a zero-tolerance policy for breaking the law,” Fred Petti, a company attorney, said Thursday.
An email request to the company seeking additional comment, following the company’s instructions, was not immediately returned Friday.
In Florida, it is a third-degree felony to “willfully submit” any false voter registration information, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
The questionable forms have showed up in South Florida, including Miami-Dade, as well as northeast Florida and the Florida Panhandle.
Election officials in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties on Thursday handed over more than 100 suspect forms to local prosecutors. They did so days after officials in Palm Beach County also alerted prosecutors.
Ann Bodenstein, the elections supervisor for Santa Rosa County, said her staff started raising questions after an employee saw a form that changed the home address of a neighbor.
Paul Lux, election supervisor for Okaloosa County, said questionable forms in the Florida Panhandle appear to have all come from Strategic’s effort based at the local Republican Party headquarters. He said his office has turned up dozens of suspect forms.
Lux said there have been forms that listed dead people, and were either incomplete or illegible. He met with local prosecutors on Friday, but added that his staff was still going through hundreds of forms dropped off by Strategic employees.
Lux, who is a Republican, said he warned local party officials earlier this month when he first learned the company was paying people to register voters.
“I told them `This is not going to end well,'” Lux said.
Lux also said he was told by the head of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters that Strategic employees said they were only registering Republicans or independents, and not Democrats. The individual apparently witnessed what the employees were doing.
But Lux added that he did not blame the Republican Party of Florida.
“I can’t place the blame on RPOF if they hired a firm and that firm wasn’t following the rules they were given to follow,” Lux said.
The state party filed the complaint against Strategic Allied Consulting with state election officials, who can refer the case to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement if it is found legally sufficient.
EXCLUSIVE: As the UN opens its General Assembly session, it is already thinking up new global taxes | Fox News
EXCLUSIVE: As the UN opens its General Assembly session, it is already thinking up new global taxes
By George RussellPublished September 27, 2012FoxNews.com
United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan. (AP)
A 1 percent tax on billionaires around the world. A tax on all currency trading in the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound sterling. Another “tiny” tax on all financial transactions, including stock and bond trading, and trading in financial derivatives. New taxes on carbon emissions and on airline tickets. A royalty on all undersea mineral resources extracted more than 100 miles offshore of any nation’s territory.
The United Nations is at it again: finding new and “innovative” ways to create global taxes that would transfer hundreds of billions, and even trillions, of dollars from the rich nations of the world — especially the U.S. — to poorer ones, in line with U.N.-directed economic, social and environmental development.
These latest global tax proposals have received various forms of endorsement at U.N. meetings over the spring and summer, and will be entered into the record during the 67th U.N. General Assembly session, which began this week. The agenda for the entire session, lasting through December, is scheduled to be finalized on Friday.
Get the UN out of the US of America…..Cuba could use a hand…or Russia… anyplace but here…they have mooched off the US citizen long enough!
Where do “Obama phones” come from?
September 27, 2012 | 2:25 pm
The Washington Examiner
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Where do “Obama phones” come from?
The video of an Obama supporter bragging about having an “Obama phone” has gone viral on the web, but where do these “free cell phones” come from?
The program is called Lifeline, established in 1984, originally created to subsidize landline phone service for low income Americans, funded by government-collected telecommunication fees, paid by consumers.
In 2008, the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion.
A 2011 audit found that 269,000 wireless Lifeline subscribers were receiving free phones and monthly service from two or more carriers. Several websites have been created to promote “free” government cell phones, including the”The Obama Cell Phone” website at Obamaphone.net.
Rep. Tim Griffin R-Ark. has proposed a bill to eliminate federal subsidies for free cell phones and has produced a great YouTube video highlighting the runaway cost of the program. The program has also been highlighted for reform by Senator Claire McCaskill D-Mo.
Pressure to reform the program led the FCC to announce an effort in February to “reduce the potential for fraud while cutting red tape for consumers and providers” by the end of 2013.
Mitt Romney Visits Philadelphia, Suburbs Today
September 28, 2012 6:45 AM
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Springfield, Virginia, on September 27, 2012. A flurry of polls showing widening leads for President Barack Obama Wednesday heaped pressure on Mitt Romney to use their first head-to-head debate next week to launch a major comeback bid. Fresh surveys showed Obama cementing his advantage in the key state battlegrounds that will decide the US election on November 6, and putting clear distance between himself and his Republican challenger nationwide. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)
Reporting Jim Melwert
By Jim Melwert
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in the Philadelphia area for a pair of events today.
Governor Romney’s day starts early at the Union League, first courting big money donors, then a midday rally at Valley Forge Military Academy.
His campaign says the Governor hopes to raise upwards of $4 million with his visit.
The event at the Union League starts at 8 a.m., tickets for the main fundraising event range from $2,500 – $10,000. That will be followed by a roundtable, limited to 50 tickets at $25,000 each.
Romney’s campaign has largely ignored Pennsylvania, with polls show him trailing in some cases by double-digits. So, it will be interesting to see if this is the start of a push by Romney’s campaign to compete for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, or if it’s more about the fundraising.
What is missing in these animals lives? This is happening all over the US? A St. Louis Mayor is needed here as well…..
Teens Laugh While Recording Violent Beating Of Woman In Chester
September 27, 2012 11:00 PM
CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A group of teens violently attacked a mentally challenged woman at random in Chester and recorded the entire incident on tape.
During the vicious attack, which was later posted on Facebook, the teens could be heard screaming obscenities and even laughing.
Police say on Thursday morning, an anonymous Chester resident alerted police of the taped incident that was apparently posted on Facebook.
The video starts as the group of teen girls are walking down Morton Avenue. Several seconds into the video, one of the girls casually walks up to the 48-year-old victim, who was sitting on her front step, and began to punch and beat the victim.
The attack then leads inside the woman’s home, at which point several other teens join in on the attack.
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In the video, it appears the teens are laughing throughout the entire ordeal, but instead of stopping, they complain of how much the woman’s home “stinks.”
Investigators say the attack lasted about 90 seconds. The video then shows the teens running out of the victim’s home.
Police believe the attack happened possibly Tuesday night just after 9.
“That’s one of the more horrific, savage attacks I’ve seen,” Chester Police Commissioner Joseph Bail said.
Police say the victim did not notify authorities after the assault, but did seek medical treatment. The victim didn’t contact police it’s believed due to her diminished mental capacity. The victim was not seriously injured.
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Bail said four of the six suspects have been arrested and all six will be charged as adults. Police do know the identities of the two girls at large. The four girls arrested are expected to be arraigned Friday morning on felony aggravated assault charges.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Chester Police.