White House Preaches Higher Minimum Wage, Pays Nothing

While the White House insists that wages for workers should be raised, it actually pays nothing to some of its workers.

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People at the White House are concerned about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. They don’t think there are enough of them in Washington DC. The Weekly Standards quotes the White House announcement:

“Calling All Students: Apply for the Summer 2015 White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program.” The announcement provides details of the program, the purpose of which includes “efforts to improve the quality of life of underserved AAPIs through increased participation in federal programs.”

People who are interested find out, when they click the link for more information, that the White House expects them to relocate and work without being paid anything!

“All internship positions at the Initiative are unpaid.”

[See also, “Teachable Moment: Unions Pay Low Wages To Protest Low Wages.]

This announcement appeared the same day as the President’s demand that the minimum wage be raised.

The minimum wage proposal reappeared Monday on the White House Twitter account. The tweet notes that a number of businesses and states have raised their minimum wage rates, but also calls on Congress to compel all of the nation’s businesses to comply with a new minimum:

So companies are supposed to raise what they pay while the White House expects some students to work for them for free.

Of course, I’m sure that the White House defenders would insist that this offer is a good deal and does not count as exploitation. Maybe they are right. They obviously believe that working at the White House has its own rewards above and beyond monetary repayment. They also trust that applicants are available who will have other means of supporting themselves while they work in Washington.

Elsewhere on the White House website, prospective interns are informed that all White House internships are unpaid. Recognizing the hardship this may pose, applicants are encouraged to look to “educations institutions” or “non-profit organizations” for “assistance” with “income, funding or housing assistance”

To give the devils their due, it may well be possible for a student to genuinely benefit from a trip to the White House. Thus, getting to work as an unpaid intern might be a fair exchange.

But why can’t that be true for companies as well? Yes, some jobs are low-paying, but maybe they offer other less tangible benefits—like preparing a person who has never worked before to be a better employee with some experience.

The White House isn’t wrong to offer unpaid internships. But they should demonstrate the same faith in businesses that they expect others to extend to them.




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CONFIRMED: Lois Lerner Sent Email About her Hard Drive Crashing Three Days AFTER Backdating Tax-Exempt Status of Barack H. Obama Foundation 38 Months… on a Sunday

Whether relevant or coincidental, it is noteworthy that on June 29, 2011 – just three days after her signature granted Malik Obama’s Foundation 501(c)(3) status on June 26, 2011 (a SUNDAY) – then IRS official Lois Lerner sent out a bizarre email. In it, she makes a comment about it being unbelievable how her hard drive and those of others crashed at around the same time.

The email in question was tweeted out by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, one of the committees investigating the IRS scandal:


 

To be clear, it is not known what specifically prompted Lerner to send out that email but according to the Inspector General, the emails recently recovered allegedly indicate “criminal activity.” As Shoebat.com has reported, the treatment received by the President’s brother from the IRS when it comes to the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF), appears to qualify.

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Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz grilled IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus about how Lerner’s emails – once said by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (under oath) to have been destroyed – were ultimately recovered… in two weeks:


 

While it may not be illegal to approve a 501(c)(3) application on a Sunday, it certainly is strange, especially when considering the circumstances under which the BHOF was approved. Founded in April of 2008, the BHOF appears to have operated illegally for years, collecting tax-deductible contributions without filing the necessary paperwork.

Then, in May of 2011, the National and Legal Policy Center (NLPC) filed a formal request with the IRS to investigate BHOF’s status.


 

While NLPC didn’t hear back from the IRS, the IRS began the process of expeditiously processing BHOF’s paperwork, even retroactively backdating the date of exemption to April 30, 2008 – a full 38 months. It is illegal to operate as a tax-exempt organization for more than 27 months without tax-exempt status.

Lerner very well may have committed a serious crime by backdating the application but that’s not the worse part. As Shoebat.com has reported, contributions received by the BHOF appear to have been used for nefarious purposes, to include financing Islamic terrorism, possibly even some of the Christian genocide the world is seeing today.

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Here is Chaffetz talking with Greta van Susteren about the magical recovery of tens of thousands of emails:


 

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Mark Levin says GOP has ‘no guts’

(The Hill) Conservative radio host Mark Levin said Congressional Republicans have “no principles, no strategy and no guts” on immigration.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, Levin dubbed Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) “one of the most despicable, dumbest men to ever be leader in the Senate,” but added that Reid is “running circles around the Republicans.”

“That’s what happens when you have no principles, no strategy and no guts,” Levin said of Congressional Republicans. “It’s time for a new Republican Party.”

“No more excuses. No more whining. No more lying to get you elected. No more crony deals with the U.S. Chamber of crony capitalism,” Levin said, taking a political shot at the business community powerhouse U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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‘Lying hacks’: Campus rape reporting ‘hit piece’ on Scott Walker implodes

Scott Walker haters have been caught framing a story in an attempt to make the Wisconsin governor appear to be a threat to women, and @DrewAndStrike has a fantastic takedown at Storify:

What happened?

Scott Walker’s budget contains language to delete certain sections related rape reporting requirements. An article at Jezebel started it all by framing it this way:

The Daily Beast linked to the Jezebel story:

And the Daily Beast published their own version of the story this morning, calling Walker’s alleged move a “gutpunch for advocates for assault victims”:

But there’s something not mentioned in the Jezebel article:

The deletion of the rape reporting statistics language from Walker’s budget was made at the request of the University of Wisconsin because it would have been redundant, as the USA Today has reported:

The University of Wisconsin requested that Gov. Scott Walker remove a requirement that all 26 campuses report allegations of sexual assaults to the state every year because it already submits similar information to the federal government, a UW spokesman said Friday.
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UW System spokesman Alex Hummel said Friday that the university requested the change because information given to the state is duplicative of data required to be reported to the U.S. Department of Education under federal law. The university also posts the information on its website.

The misleading Walker hit piece at Jezebel was promoted elsewhere:

At least the error has been noted in that instance:

Baby steps.

If Walker runs, this is just a tiny sample of the kind of massive lies and distortions we’ll see in the coming months.

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Chicago Finances Are at the Brink

Because of a Moody’s downgrade, Chicago finances may be about to get dramatically worse.

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Our ruling class act like they know what they are doing. They may even be deluded enough to believe their own deceptions. But the truth is that the “stability” they claim to bring society can collapse at any moment. Yes they may manage to keep things going for awhile, but the end will happen quickly when it come.

All of this is may soon get demonstrated in the case of Chicago.

[See also, “Is Chicago Following Detroit’s Example?]

According to Reuters, “Exclusive: Chicago nears fiscal free fall with latest downgrade.”

Chicago drew closer to a fiscal free fall on Friday with a rating downgrade from Moody’s Investors Service that could trigger the immediate termination of four interest-rate swap agreements, costing the city about $ 58 million and raising the prospect of more broken swaps contracts.

The downgrade to Baa2, just two steps above junk, and a warning the rating could fall further still, means the third-biggest U.S. city could face even higher costs in the future if banks choose to terminate other interest-rate hedges against fluctuations in interest rates. All told, Chicago holds swaps contracts covering $ 2.67 billion in debt, according to a disclosure late last year.

“This is an unfortunate wake-up call for anyone still asleep over the fiscal cliff facing the city of Chicago,” said Laurence Msall, president of the Chicago-based government finance watchdog, The Civic Federation.

Chicago’s finances are already sagging under an unfunded pension liability Moody’s has pegged at $ 32 billion and that is equal to eight times the city’s operating revenue. The city has a $ 300 million structural deficit in its $ 3.53 billion operating budget and is required by an Illinois law to boost the 2016 contribution to its police and fire pension funds by $ 550 million.

Cost-saving reforms for the city’s other two pension funds, which face insolvency in a matter of years, are being challenged in court by labor unions and retirees.

State funding due Chicago would drop by $ 210 million between July 1 and the end of 2016 under a plan proposed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

Given all the financial pressures, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, which affirmed the city’s A-plus rating, warned on Friday that Chicago’s credit ratings have room to sink.

What is amazing about this story is that it comes from an establishment source. This is not a post on some kind of alternative economy blog. The mainstream news media is sounding the alarm!




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TIME Magazine’s Tyrant of the Year

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” -Winston Churchill

In 1917, Congressman Oscar Callaway entered some disturbing information into the congressional record.

J.P. Morgan, a banker and a steel tycoon (February 29, 1929 Time’s man of the year), hired 12 high-ranking newspapers and asked them to determine America’s most influential newspapers. J.P. Morgan wanted to know how many newspapers that it would take to control the policy of the daily press of the United States.

The 12 found that it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, and an editor of their choice was placed at each paper to ensure that all published information was in keeping of the new policy, their policy.

Today, there are:

  • 1,500 newspapers
  • 1,100 magazines
  • 9,000 radio stations
  • 2,400 publishers

All of these are owned and operated by only 6 corporations.

Often, we see people who are put in front of our faces as being just and upright. However, when you pull the curtain back, you find that the opposite is true.

Jesus said, “And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God (Luke 16:15).”

And an abomination they are.

Here is a little history on another media outlet, TIME Magazine, which exhibits the point to a tee as to how information is given to the people at large.

TIME Magazine labeled the following people “Man of the Year”:

  • Adolf Hitler was declared TIME’s Man of the Year in 1938. Hitler was a fascist dictator whose dangerous political power grab cost the lives of over 50 million people during World War 2, 405,000 of whom were American soldiers, and 12 million of whom were exterminated through the holocaust.
  • Joseph Stalin was declared TIME’s Man of the Year in 1939 and 1942. Stalin was the cruel tyrant of the Soviet Union who was responsible for killing 20 million of his own citizens. President Franklin Roosevelt referred to Stalin as kind “Uncle Joe” back in the 1930’s.
  • Stalin said, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
  • Nikita Khrushchev was declared TIME’s Man of the Year in 1957. Nikita Khrushchev was a Russian Communist who seized power as dictator over the Soviet Union when Joseph Stalin died in 1953. He liked to threaten and bully his opposition, and his leadership of the Communist bloc in the Cold War was so dangerous he had to be removed by his subordinates. Nikita Khrushchev said: “We do not have to destroy America with missiles; America will destroy itself from within.”
  • Richard Nixon was declared TIME’s Man of the Year in 1971. We all know Nixon was to be impeached due to his abuse of power and obstruction of justice in the Watergate scandal.
  • Henry Kissinger was declared TIME’s Man of the Year in 1972. Kissinger is a known globalist in support of a New World Order. He’s quoted as saying, “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
  • Ayatollah Khomeini was declared TIME’s Man of the Year in 1979. The Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini was a Shiite Muslim who became the dictator of Iran in 1979. The Ayatollah came to power as part of Jimmy Carter’s “Human Rights” policy. Using the youth, he headed a mass campaign of torture, rape, and execution against political opponents as well as their families, close friends, and anyone who was accused of insufficient Islamic behavior. President Reagan criticized Khomeini as “a maniacal fanatic who has slaughtered thousands and thousands of people, calling it executions.”
  • Mikhail Gorbachev was declared TIME’s Man of the Year in 1987 and 1989. Gorbachev was an active member of the Communist Party during his college years, and eventually became the head of the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991. He is a self-proclaimed atheist and his globalist ideology is being taught in over 10,000 American schools through his socialized program, GLOBE.
  • Barack Hussein Obama was declared Person of the Year by TIME in 2008 and 2012 (Time changed the title from Man of the Year to Person of the Year in 1999). Barack Hussein Obama has been the most destructive president in America. He is known as the most biblically hostile president. He has attempted to attack the foundations of America, tear down the Constitution, and re-create it in his own image. He has been labeled America’s first “gay” president; is a shameless supporter of the murder of children in the womb, even attempting to force private institutions to fund it; and has abused his power in an attempt to strip American citizens of their rights to keep and bear arms, which are to be protected under the Second Amendment.

Obama is following in pursuit of dictators afore mentioned by TIME magazine.

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time, and God at no time.”

Amen

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No shutdown for now – 1-week extension

(NBC News) Two hours before a midnight deadline, Congress has narrowly averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security for one week, setting up another funding showdown for next Friday.

Hours before a midnight deadline, the House easily approved a one-week extension of the funding. The vote was 357-60. It required two-thirds of members’ support to pass.

The bill now goes to the president for his signature.

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DHS releases midnight shutdown plan; House to pass a one-week continuing resolution?

Things must be getting serious. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out at midnight, and the department is preparing to post its shutdown plan.

Looks like a good weekend to us.

One year, huh? The latest rumor from Capitol Hill is that the House is scrambling to put together a one-week continuing resolution to fund the DHS until next weekend. In the meantime, the DHS has posted its 47-page emergency plan, as promised.

It looks as though DHS employees will have a week to read through it.

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Taxpayers Playing Chicken with IRS on Obamacare

Americans are playing chicken with the government by refusing to buy insurance, apparently hoping that the government will back down rather than impose the penalties.

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Frankly, I find the idea of risking the IRS penalty to be a scary prospect. But I am still grateful for the Americans enacting a boycott.

According to the Washington Times, “Taxpayers duck Obamacare tax, snubbing IRS.”

Taxpayers are already telling their accountants they plan to stiff the IRS on the Obamacare tax, saying they figure the chances the agency comes after them for a few hundred bucks are pretty slim, and it makes sense to take the risk.

Still other taxpayers are recoiling when they find out they owe far more than the $ 95 minimum penalty for not having insurance in 2014, said Christopher Wittich, an accountant in Minnesota.

“And that’s a big problem for them,” he said. “They don’t have 200 bucks.”

Taxpayers are facing the first round of penalties under Obamacare’s “individual mandate,” which requires most Americans to prove they have health insurance coverage or else pay the tax that the Supreme Court ruled made the law constitutional.

But Indiana accountant Scott Frick said one of his clients, told he would have to fork over $ 850 for going without insurance last year, thought about the IRS and decided not to pay, just to “see what happens.”

One aspect of the law that makes this a little more understandable is that the IRS is prohibited from pursuing criminal penalties for failure to pay the “tax”/penalty. In fact, the only penalty they can impose is to swallow up your tax refund to get back what you owe.

But it is pretty easy to do your taxes so that there is little or no tax refund.

The Obama administration has estimated that up to 6 million people will have to pay the penalty this tax season, although it’s letting penalty payers in 37 states served by HealthCare.gov avoid a hefty 2015 penalty by signing up between March 15 and April 30 if they missed the Feb. 15 deadline.

As far as the White House is concerned, the law can be changed over and over again according to the President’s “prosecutorial discretion.” This same discretion is what is supposed to give him the authority to institute executive amnesty for illegal aliens.

Six million resistors is a large number. If this many people are willing to risk penalties to defy Obamacare, maybe Republicans need to double down on repealing the law.




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Watch Gigantic Fish Large Enough To Swallow A Man Discovered Proving The Story Of Jonah Swallowed By A Fish IS TRUE

The Telegraph reported the story as Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy. If so, why do we have so many doubt the stories in the Bible?

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With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.

This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg), was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po River of northern Italy.

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Believed to be one of the largest of its kind ever caught, the creature was pulled from the river on Feb 19 with a rod and line, after a battle lasting 40 minutes.

The nine foot-long creature, a wels catfish, has been dubbed “the monster of the Po” by the Italian media.

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After catching, weighing, and photographing it, the brothers released it back into the river, which flows across northern Italy to the Adriatic.

“It’s a silurus glanis [the Latin name for the species],” Dino Ferrari said. “The American catfish doesn’t grow to such large dimensions – at most, it can weigh 50kg.” He estimated the fish to be about 30 years old, based on its size, adding that the species can live for up to 50 years.

“They don’t range over very large distances, they tend to live in the same stretch of river, moving just a few kilometres either way. They eat all types of fish.

“To catch them you need a lot of patience but also physical strength. We fought for 40 minutes to reel it in. We tired it out and then lifted it out of the water.”

The Bible is absolutely true. And if someone tells you there are not absolutes, ask them “are you absolutely sure?”

Much of today’s publications try to shed doubt when it comes to biblical stories like Jonah in the belly of the fish. When it comes to the Bible, one should never deny anything in it or read into it what it does not say, just believe what it says. It is the critics whom the wise must read into what they say if what they say contradicts Scripture.

Today, newspapers lie constantly, but once in a while, the story is too hot to loose, but only when it is told by a local fisherman, while they forget the fisher of men was telling the truth this whole time.

In 1758, a sailor fell overboard from a boat in the Mediterranean and was swallowed by a species of fish called a “Sea Dog.” The captain of the vessel ordered a cannon on the deck to be fired at the fish, which spit up the sailor alive and unharmed after it was struck. (1)

Sperm whales can swallow lumps of food eight feet in diameter, without necessarily tearing up their prey. Entire skeletons of sharks up to sixteen feet in length have been found in them. In February 1891, James Bartley, a sailor, was swallowed by a whale in the vicinity in of the Falkland Islands (in the south Atlantic Ocean). He was within the whale for more than 48 hours, and after he was found inside the whale, which had been harpooned and brought aboard the whaling ship, it took him two weeks to recover from the ordeal. (2)

The Bible is an anvil that all the hammers of fools broke trying to mold it, yet it is the mold that all the wise use to withstand all foolishness.

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