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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Newsbusted: CNN Reporter Who Called Israelis Scum Gets Job With US State Department

Reporting from Gaza, last week CNN’s Diana Magnay tweeted out her opinion that Israelis were scum. CNN reassigned her to Moscow. According to Newsbusted Anchor Jodie Miller (see video below), Diana Magnay was not happy with her reassignment so she has quit her reporting job and has joined Obama's State Department where her opinion of Israelis will be better appreciated.

Other news items covered in the latest installment of Newsbusted the twice- weekly faux news feature from Newsbusters.org (embedded below) include; The President operates a self-driving car; the Obamas go to Camp David; a drunk man poses as TSA agent so he can grope women;  and much, much more.

Please make sure you watch the video below because something bad always happens to the people who don't. Last week Obama forgot to press play and the IRS suspiciously had more computer hard drives burn out. So if you don't want to lose all your important emails,  you better press play.

Oh and if you cannot see the video player below please click here

A Mid East War NewSpeak Glossary


Israel's Operation Protective Edge began two weeks ago and thanks to the mainstream media misrepresenting facts and twisting the meaning of certain words its hard to follow the story. So in order to help you understand what is being presented by our leaders and reported by our mainstream media TruthRevolt presents a glossary to the Middle East conflict Newspeak. The below are terms you may think you know, but their meanings have changed because of the conflict inn the Middle East:

Civilian Casualties:  Usually preceded by the word "but" as in "President Obama says Israel has every right to defend herself from terrorists but he is concerned about civilian casualties."  Whenever one speaks about the tragic deaths of Palestinian civilians, most mainstream news organizations (and the White House) do not allow discussion of Hamas use of human shields causing many of the civilian casualties.

Cycle Of Violence, Tit For Tat:  This implies that Israeli attempts to eradicate Gaza of the missiles targeting civilians are morally equivalent to the Hamas Rockets targeting Israeli civilians. The former is self-defense ---the latter is terrorism.

Disengagement:  Something the mainstream media and Western governments are not allowed to mention. In a test of land for peace Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005. The test failed, Hamas turned the area into a terrorist hotbed.

Embargo:  Hamas claims they want the ending of the Israeli embargo that prevents military and construction-type goods to enter Gaza. The media forgets to mention the embargo was enacted to prevent even more rockets being sent to Hamas. Also forgotten when Israel allowed shipments of cement into Gaza, that cement was meant to build new houses for Gaza citizens. Instead they were used for tunnels. The media will always mention that civilians in Gaza don't have bomb shelters but never mention that Hamas is crawling through the raw material for shelters as they tunnel their way to commit atrocities in Israel.

Fairness: It's what the mainstream media tries to do when it spends the vast majority of their report showing collapsed Gaza buildings while ignoring that those buildings may have housed Hamas missiles or other kinds of terrorist operations.  The IDF usually explains why something is attacked but in fairness the mainstream media doesn't ask.

Going On For A Thousand Years:  Talking heads love saying the Israeli battle against Hamas terrorists has been going on for over a thousand years. Not true. Jews have been living peacefully in the holy land continuously since Joshua won the battle of Jericho approximately 3,300 years ago. The Arabs have been attacking Jews living on the land for only about a century.

Human Shield: What President Obama and the mainstream media ignore when they talk about the Hamas casualties.

Israel Lobby: Those damned Jooos control the government is a charge that falls apart easily.  Yes many Americans including Jews support Israel, but no they don't control the U.S. Govt. (trust me if they did Al Sharpton would be banned from TV). Next time someone complains to you about a "Jewish Lobby," ask them, "Does the Israel lobby have more power than the Cuban lobby, which has convinced our government to boycott Cuba for the past 50+ years?"

Militant: A politically correct way of saying terrorist. We wouldn't want to insult people who target civilians. Originally militants were only used for those terrorists who attacked Jews.  But the PC police expanded its use to all terrorists.

Pro-Palestinian Rallies: Media Newspeak for Pro-Hamas rallies. A series of rallies in support of Hamas' rocket attacks on Israel. Most of these have turned both violent and anti-Semitic.

Retaliation:  A subset of Cycle Of Violence and Tit For Tat it implies that Israel's actions in Gaza are revenge attacks for Hamas terror--not true. Israel attacks have nothing to do with revenge, they are meant to destroy the Hamas ability to attack Israeli civilians.

Three Dead Jews/Dead Arab: The media likes to say that the present hostilities were a result of the kidnapping/murder of three Jewish boys and one Arab boy. This forgets the fact that Hamas sent nearly 500 rockets into Israeli communities before the kidnappings happened.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Z Street: The Case Which Could Blow Open The IRS Scandal



In August of 2010, almost three years before Lois Lerner announced at a law conference that the IRS had indeed targeted certain groups, Z Street filed a lawsuit contending they were being targeted by the IRS because they disagreed with the President’s policy on Israel. In fact Z Street filed their suit against the IRS after an agent allegedly told them his direction was to “give special scrutiny to organizations connected to Israel,” and that the files of some of those “organizations were sent to a special unit in Washington, D.C. to determine whether the activities of the organization contradicted the public policies of the administration.”

Z Street was created as a non-profit organization with the purpose of “educating the public about Zionism; about the facts relating to the Middle East and to the existence of Israel as a Jewish State; and about Israel’s right to refuse to negotiate with, make concessions to, or appease terrorists.”

In its lawsuit against the IRS, Z Street alleges that the IRS violated the First Amendment when it implemented a policy that subjected Israel-related organizations applying for tax-exempt status to more rigorous review procedures than other organizations applying for that same status. They call this viewpoint discrimination.

Ironically Z Street’s case received a boost last summer when Democrats tried to defend the administration and prove the IRS was not just engaging in viewpoint discrimination against politically conservative groups. As part of its defense, the Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee and Senator Sander Levin (D-MI)​ released 14 IRS documents indicating the IRS created a category for review it labeled “progressive.”

Within that “progressive category” there was a subset labeled “occupied territory advocacy” (page 12 of linked document) That particular subset contained only one organization: Z Street. According to the documents, a notice to IRS inspectors to “be on the look out” (BOLO) for groups under this category was sent on August 6, 2010, just days after Z Street’s file was reviewed.

In other words, the IRS was indeed singling out applications for tax exempt status on the basis of a particular political viewpoint, advocating for the “occupied territories” which is inconsistent with this administration’s.

The Manager of the IRS Touch and Go (“TAG”) Group stated under oath, after Z Street brought its lawsuit against the IRS for viewpoint discrimination, that he concluded, based upon Z Street’s application for tax exempt status and other submissions that Z Street’s file should be sent to the TAG Group, #7830.

The TAG Group manager based his decision upon his view that Z Street might be engaged in the funding of terrorism because “there is a higher risk of terrorism in Israel.”

However after taking a look at the 14 documents related to the case released by Rep Levin:
  • Nowhere in any of the 14 documents is any organization’s application referred to any group for anything related to the potential funding of terrorism.
  • Nowhere in any of the 14 documents is there even any mention of terrorism. 
  • The 14 IRS documents released by the House Ways and Means Committee contained a category, created by IRS employees, entitled “Occupied Territory Advocacy.” 
  • The category for “Occupied Territory Advocacy” had only one organization referred to it, and the notice to IRS inspectors to “Be on the Look Out” for groups under this category was sent on August 10, 2010, just days after Z Street’s file was reviewed, and a determination was made to send the file to the TAG Group, according to IRS statements. 
  • The sole entity in the “Occupied Territory Advocacy” category was referred to TAG Group #7830, which is where Z Street’s file was sent, according to IRS statements. 
  • The “Occupied Territory Advocacy” category appeared on the August 12, 2010, the November 9, 2010 and the November 16, 2010 IRS documents released on June 24, but it was not present in the next document, dated February 2, 2011, or any of the subsequent 10 IRS documents. 
  • Z Street’s application was “put on hold” by the IRS because it brought its lawsuit against the Service, as the IRS explained in a court filing in January, 2011. Once Z STREET’s application was no longer under consideration, the category disappeared.

In other words take one wild guess who the one group filed under “Occupied Territory Advocacy was? Z Street!

The IRS has defended itself in the Z Street lawsuit on several different grounds, including the absurd notion that the government is immune from such a lawsuit. Perhaps they never heard of the First Amendment to the Constitution (they should have, after all that Constitution thing was in all the papers).

However after four year of IRS delay tactics, two months ago a U.S District Judge rejected the Obama administration efforts to stop Z Street’s legal challenge, giving the organization a green light to go after the IRS.

In her ruling Judge Ketanje Brown Jackson wrote:
Z Street merely asks the Court to require the IRS to go about it[s] usual business of evaluating Section 501(c)(3) applications in a manner that comports with the Constitution. The only matter at issue in the instant lawsuit is whether, in addition to evaluating Z Street’s activities as it would any other organizations, the IRS may constitutionally apply a more stringent standard of review that is allegedly reserved for organizations whose activities relate to the promotion of Israel.
Last week the case began its discovery phase.

The Z Street case has the potential of blowing the IRS scandal wide open. First of all, it is the furthest along, and probably will be decided first. They can put on the stand the IRS employee who said they were being scrutinized because their policy is different than the Obama administration’s, and the lack of terrorism in any of the documents released by Rep. Levin indicates that the TAG manager who said Z Street was being examined because of terrorism in Israel may have been committing perjury.

Despite all the evidence in the Z Street case, the FBI who is supposedly investigating the case has not contacted them. Z Street President Lori Lowenthal Marcus wasn’t contacted by the Ways and Means Committee she was forced to contact them. According to Lowenthal Marcus, they listened and chose to focus on the politically conservative groups). Reps Cummings and Levin who are constantly complaining about the “progressive organizations targeted by the IRS never contact that supposedly progressive organization. And of course with the exception of the Wall Street Journal and Fox News most of the media, even the conservative media haven’t covered the Z Street case.

That’s the real sad part the case with the most potential to blow the IRS scandal wide open is being ignored by the people trying to blow the scandal wide open.

Z Street President Lori Lowenthal Marcus was a guest on the Hump Day Report Radio program this past Wednesday. If you wish to hear the interview and learn more about the case, click here.

More IRS Hardware Crashes Reported: Who The Hell Is Buying All Those Crappy Computers?


The Daily Caller is reporting that there are more computer crashes amongst those who regularly email Lois Lerner.
IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere.

The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens.

“You stated at the time that document was produced to Congress, the document, the white paper in Exhibit 3[the June 13 memo], that it was accurate to the best of your knowledge. Is it still accurate?,” a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigator asked Kane.

“There is an issue as to whether or not there is a ‑‑ that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the 6‑month retention schedule,” Kane replied.

“So some of those backup tapes may still exist?,” the investigator asked.

“I don’t know whether they are or they aren’t, but it’s an issue that’s being looked at,” Kane said.
This raises an important question.  Who the hell is buying all those crappy computers for the IRS? Hard drives don't crash that often.  And what kind of cooties did Lois Lerner have and how did her computer give those cooties to all those other computers?

There are many people who should be fired based on the IRS  scandal, but perhaps the first person should be the person who purchased those crappy computers.

UTEP Report: Obama Ignored Warning's About Child Immigration Crisis For Two Years


According to a report created by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and presented to the Department of Homeland Security back in March (embedded below), border agencies were 'ringing alarm bells' during the past two years about a growing child immigration crisis, however the Obama administration considered the problem a 'local' one and didn't want it to overshadow the President's plans for immigration reform

The Daily Mail who picked up the story from the Washington Post, demonstrated the administration was making accommodations for the growing number of children crossing the border alone for two years, all the while it denying there was a problem:
In August 2013, the researchers had discovered a makeshift transportation depot manned by Border Patrol agents at the Fort Brown station in Brownsville, Texas.

Thirty agents were assigned to perform such tasks as washing the children's clothes, driving them to offsite showers, and making them sandwiches.

The White House was even directly involved in efforts to care for immigrant children in early 2012 when it helped negotiate a temporary shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Yet the Obama administration considered the problem a ‘local’ one.
Domestic policy adviser, Cecilia Muñoz denies the administration was slow to react and said the current crisis is much different.
'It was not the same pattern,' she said. 'We assumed a significant increase, but this was not the same kind of trend line.'

The Border Patrol has since revised their original estimate of 60,000 children for the year to 90,000 illegally entering the country by the end of September.
But others disagree:
Critics now argue that the administration chose to ignore reports about the growing number of immigrant children and instead focused on trying to push his reform bill through Congress.

'Was the White House told there were huge flows of Central Americans coming? Of course they were told. A lot of times,' one former government official told the Post.

'Was there a general lack of interest and a focus on the legislation? Yes, that’s where the focus was.'
Even today the Obama administration isn't dealing with the crisis.  Read the full report below: