CIA Director John Brennan has just apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders Feinstein and Chambliss (there’s a raging oxymoron) after his inspector general found that CIA employees did indeed improperly search Senate computers earlier this year while that committee was investigating the agency’s interrogation techniques.

The CIA inspector general concluded “that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between” the committee and the CIA in 2009 regarding access to a shared classified computer network, Boyd said.Brennan informed Senate intelligence committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the senior Republican on the committee, “and apologized to them for such actions by CIA officers as described in the (inspector general’s) report,” Boyd said.

The development was the subject of wildly different characterizations by sources on either side of the dispute, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to go beyond official statements.

Senate aides familiar with the matter say the CIA used classified “hacking tools” and created a fake user account in an effort to retrieve documents the CIA believed the Senate staffers had improperly accessed.

A U.S. official familiar with the inspector general report disputed that hacking tools were used, and said that there was no malicious intent behind the CIA actions, but simply an effort to account for documents believed to have been improperly accessed.

So, you see, he’s apologized for getting caught spying on our representatives, and by extension, us, and will dole out discipline, if need be. That should make us all feel just ducky, safe and secure from further violations of our privacy. Coupled with the likelihood that the useless Eric Holder will do absolutely nothing resembling justice for the admitted violation, once again it’s unlikely any real consequences will befall those involved. What Brennan didn’t seem to offer is all about how it’ll never happen again.

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If you listen to the feminazis, the United States is totally steeped in “rape culture”. If you’re not familiar with the phrase, it means that our country normalizes and trivializes rape by way of denying rape or blaming the victim. It has become the newest feminazi bogeyman — everywhere you look, there’s rape culture. Because clearly, we teach boys that rape is a great idea, right? So the solution to stopping rape, according to these brainiacs, is to teach men not to rape — quite possibly the stupidest thing anyone has ever come up with. Contrary to what the femisogynists caterwaul about, our culture overwhelmingly dictates that rape is wrong, that it is quite possibly one of the worst crimes you can commit against another person, and that it should carry a heavy punishment.

Keith Urban recently had a concert in Boston, and at that concert, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by 18-year-old Sean Murphy while concert goers stood around watching, taping the assault on their cell phones. Both the girl and Murphy had been drinking; Murphy claims the sex was consensual.

Murphy was hanging out with the girl and the pair began kissing when, according to the police report, Murphy led the girl away from her two friends to the back section of the outdoor amphitheater known as the lawn. Police say the girl did not tell Murphy “no” when he moved her away from friends because she was scared.

Then, the police report states that Murphy removed the girl’s shorts and underwear and began having sex with her. The incident reportedly lasted a minute or less and about 15 gathered around them to record what was happening and take pictures.

FOX 25′s Ted Daniel spoke to a witness, who asked not to be identified, via phone.

“My friend told me to look over there and there was a couple on the ground having intercourse. So we looked at it, and we took pictures and we thought it was consensual,” she said.

Several other witnesses also believed the sex to be consensual, until Murphy allegedly left the teen alone, naked from the waist down.

One woman asked the girl, “Do you want this?”

When the girl said no, police were summoned. Witnesses identified Murphy, the venue exits were sealed, and he was found and arrested.

Police have agreed that this was an incidence of rape, which is why Murphy was arrested and will be taken to trial. The video evidence, which hopefully will never be seen by the public, will likely be crucial in determining what actually happened. I’m not casting any doubt onto this girl’s claim that she was raped.

Jezebel, that bastion of feminazi lunacy, also ran with this story. This is how they described it:

Over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl attending a rowdy Keith Urban concert outside of Boston broke away from her friends with a man she’d just met. Minutes later, the man was sexually assaulting her out in the open as more than a dozen passersby watched, with some even taking cell phone videos.

The girl met 18-year-old Sean Murphy at the concert, and after the two began kissing, he led her away. According to multiple outlets, what happened after that sounds like a shitshow nightmare.

As the two began having sex, a small crowd gathered around to watch, some patrons really classing up the joint by taking pictures and video with their phones. When a female bystander asked the girl “do you want this?”, she said “no,” and according to witnesses, broke free from Murphy and ran away. The girl found her friends, who took her to the police. The police, in turn, locked all the concert attendees inside the outdoor amphitheater as they searched for Murphy, who witnesses say was on his cell phone with his parents, telling them that he had “messed up.” According to the police report, he was drunk on Jack Daniels, like the alcohol is some sort of magical rape tonic that turns normal dudes into rapists. The last time I drank Jack Daniels, I had a headache the next day. Did zero raping.

Where it gets especially concerning, though, is in the comment section. A few intrepid commenters had the audacity to question whether or not the situation described was rape, saying more investigating needed to be done, and the Jezebel commenters completely lost it.

sandinafishbowl:

i don’t know. i’m taking the whole thing as they were both super drunk and started having sex in public. the “do you want this” sounds like the bystander is asking if she wants to be doing this – having sex in public and being photographed, etc.

i think the story needs a little more investigating before we label it as rape.

acmeindustries:

even if the facts are as you described them, this is rape.

veronica-lodge-superfan:

Not wanting to be having sex in public, and not wanting to be photographed having sex, but having sex in public with people standing around watching and taking pictures, sure sounds non-consensual to me, but way to blame a teenage rape victim for her own rape.

furrywoodlandcreature:

sounds like the bystander is asking if she wants to be doing this – having sex in public and being photographed, etc.

And the answer was no, which makes it rape. I am aghast that this needs explanation.

lumos_nox:

I appreciate that you took some time to read the source, but honestly, I do still find it concerning that your initial reaction when reading an article saying that someone was raped is to think, nah, she probably wasn’t really raped. You might want to examine where that’s coming from.

oeffoff:

“Open discourse” my ass. You’re the kind of fuckwad who says the same “something smells fishy” shit in every comment thread on every rape story. You can set your watch by predictable shitheads like you.

KristenfromMA:

My instinct is not to immediately doubt someone who says she’s raped.

This is my attitude as well, and I can’t get over the fact that it is seen as an extreme position. That’s rape culture.

Those are just a few responses to one person’s very respectful questioning of the situation. And this situation aside, does anyone see the problem here? We still have this crazy idea that people in the United States are innocent until proven guilty, but for the feminazis, that doesn’t apply to men who are accused of rape. Nope, if a woman says she was raped, then it is undeniably true, no one better question anything about what happened because that’s “victim blaming”, and no you may not defend yourself. And it’s perfectly acceptable to them to act this way, because to them, all men rape and beat women, and if they don’t, then deep down, they want to. So it’s totally cool to blindly accept an account as rape and attack anyone who might question what happened.

We don’t do this with other crimes. If someone is accused of murder, no one loses their minds because an alternate theory is brought up. People don’t run around shouting about “murder culture” because an investigation is done into how and why this happened. People are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, of all crimes. Men are no longer given that privilege thanks to the feminazis and their hysterics over the non-existent rape culture. And yes, it is non-existent — RAINN, the Rape, Incest, and Abuse National Network, put out a press release slamming rape culture and pointing out that rape is committed by a small minority of people who consciously choose to commit a violent crime. This caused outrage from the so-called feminists, who were furious that an organization that actually does take action to prevent rape and sexual abuse didn’t toe the feminazi line. It’s almost as if RAINN is more concerned about fighting sexual abuse than they are about currying favor with people like Amanda Marcotte! Go figure.

Rape is a horrible thing. And anyone who rapes another person deserves to be punished severely. There is no question about that. But just because a very small number of men commit the vile act of rape does not mean that all men deserve to be painted with the rapist brush. That’s what these misandrists are doing when they act as if it is an unspeakable sin to question what happened when someone accuses a man of rape — and only a man, because when a woman is accused of rape, the outrage is noticeably missing. Men deserve presumption of innocence just like women do, even if what they’re accused of is something as despicable as rape. Feminazis disagree with this, and that’s the real result of rape culture: smearing men and taking their rights away.

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Is Ebola in the US? Why You Need to Know

by Kit Lange on July 31, 2014

The current epidemic of Ebola in West Africa is scary but it’s way over in Africa, right?  It won’t come here, right?  The sanitation standards in the US are so much better and we aren’t a third world country and on and on and on.  Here’s the truth:  We are absolutely vulnerable, and it may already be here.

In April, Congress was informed by the Armed Services Committee that bio kits meant to diagnose Ebola were distributed to National Guard units in all 50 states.  The JBAID, as it’s called, can also diagnose other diseases and agents such as ricin, anthrax, plague, and several variants of influenza—but the report specifically mentioned its use for Ebola virus.

Meanwhile, the CDC’s ever-helpful website points out that “The federal government derives its authority for isolation and quarantine from the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.”  Oh?  That’s a new one.  Let’s take a look.

[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

How exactly does that mean that the federal government can forcibly quarantine even healthy people?  It doesn’t, but if you read all the regulations listed on the CDC’s page, you’ll see that’s exactly the power they’re claiming to have.  Under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code § 264), the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has the power to take action to prevent the spread of diseases like Ebola; that power has been handed over to the CDC, which has no problem telling you that you could be forcibly detained even if you aren’t sick:

Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease” (CDC). Quarantining involves the creation of detainment facilities in which people, who are suspected, or are infected with a pathogen, are forcibly detained and not allowed to leave. This statute also applies, in the same manner, as people who “may be exposed”.

See how all of this fits together?  How easy would it be to detain large numbers of people “for their own good” because they “may have been exposed”?

So what does all that have to do with us, you ask?  Simple.
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The support for Hamas perplexes me. I just can’t fathom the thought process. How could one possibly think that a terrorist organization whose goal is to kill by any means possible, is good?  Nancy Pelosi said they were a humanitarian organization.  They kill children! They put rockets in the hands of children to fire and run away in case they misfire. You keep using that word, Nancy – I don’t think you know what that word means. Hillary Clinton is making excuses for Hamas too, which is not surprising.  Her excuse is that Gaza is so densely populated that they have no choice but to store their rockets in schools, hospitals, and in homes. No mention of the Hamas leaders not storing the weapons in their own homes. Nor was there any mention of the intent of Hamas to obliterate Israel off the map, killing all the Jews.

It’s not just headline-grabbing Democrats, though. There are others out there that are being swayed by the Hamas propaganda machine. They are posting pictures of children killed in Syria and claiming the IDF killed them in Gaza. They posted gruesome pictures of a family that they claimed had been slaughtered by the IDF, but in fact they were an Israeli family, the Fogel’s, slaughtered in their beds by Hamas in 2011. Yes, there have been many deaths of Gazans in this war, but it is Hamas putting the children in harm’s way. It certainly doesn’t help when the media seems as eager to destroy Israel as the terrorists do.

BareNakedIslam has covered examples of international media bias against Israel, and are still collecting examples right now, like this, where Hamas is telling their people to make sure the narrative gets out:

Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian from Gaza or Palestine, before we talk about his status in jihad or his military rank. Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian’ or ‘innocent citizen’ in your description of those killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza.

In this next video, Ambassador Ron Dermer explains to a CNN reporter why their coverage is biased.

And still there are those that just refuse to believe the truth. Is it anti-Semitism?

I had recently watched a video put out by Prager University about the Middle East conflict. As stated, one of the most complex problems of the world, but one of the easiest to explain.

Then I saw this video, and I was astonished. A complete and utter lie put out by Hamas.

Hamas is Islam, and this video wants you to believe that Jews, women, and gays can all live together peacefully with them? They want to kill all the Jews, women have no rights in the ideology of Islam, and gays would be killed along with the Jews. That video is just one big blatant lie. And still people believe it. Oh, and as I’ve mentioned in previous articles, Israel provides and pays for all water and electricity to Gaza and the West Bank, aka Samaria and Judea. If Israel was really as evil as this video would like people to believe, they would have pulled the plug on those utilities long ago.

Years ago I was at Mass, and I clearly remember a homily given by my Priest. He asked us to look at our Bible: this is our Book, in its entirety, not just the second half (The New Testament).  The whole Book. Life’s answers are here. Our history is here. Our story is here. The Old Testament is where our roots are. Our roots are in Judaism. We were Jews before we were Christians. Jesus is a Jew. Israel is just as important to us today as it was then. Israel is a part of us, the Jewish people are a part of who we are. As Christians we should never turn our back on Israel or the Jewish people. If we do, we aren’t truly Christians.

In June the Presbyterian church voted to sanction Israel.

I shudder to think of what would happen to our Holy Land if Hamas, ISIS, Al Qaeda, or whichever terrorist organization, would ever do if, Heaven forbid, they did get control of the Holy Land. They would destroy it. They would see it as an affront to their Sharia and Prophet Mohammed.  It would be obliterated. Just like they did to the Buddist statues in Afghanistan and Temples in Mali.

The anti-Semitism is apparent within the Obama administration, and in Obama himself.  The efforts to undermine Israel were so blatant when John Kerry was in the Middle East last week that he came off as a bumbling idiot, clueless to the regional realities, which led a Palestinian diplomat and an Israeli counterpart to have a phone call to make fun of him.

From the Times of Israel

Kerry’s mistakes are embarrassing. A senior official in Washington on Sunday rushed to explain to Israeli reporters that the framework — the key terms of which were first published by The Times of Israel, and which then appeared in full on other media outlets — was but a draft that summed up a series of consultations between Kerry and the foreign ministers of Qatar and Turkey, Khalid al-Attiyah and Ahmet Davutoglu. But this is where the mistake begins: The US administration gambled on the camp that supports Hamas, bankrolls it and pushes it to go on shooting.
Kerry and his staff made an outrageous decision to turn their backs on the Egyptian framework for a ceasefire in a manner that encouraged Hamas to continue shooting rockets.

With Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, fully ensconced in the fight to help Hamas, and this administration’s moves of late, there is no need to ask where Barack Obama’s loyalties are.

It was recently revealed that the IRS not only targeted conservative groups but pro-Israeli groups as well, at the direction of the State Department under Hillary Clinton. Why is the IRS sharing tax information with another government entity? More anti-Semitism. If your ideology doesn’t align with Barack Obama’s…

This video – which shows an Arab woman in an Israeli hospital while her son is receiving needed treatment for a heart problem – is fascinating. She is being interviewed about the ongoing struggle between Hamas and Israel. Can someone really have that much hatred in their heart while those you hate are providing your son life-saving medical care?

Oh, and hey, Nancy Pelosi, here are your “humanitarians” working with children.

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BREAKING: Ted Cruz opposing Boehner’s “border bill” TONIGHT **UPDATED**

July 30, 2014

UPDATED:  Conservatives NOT happy with Boehner’s Bill  Here’s a section of a memo being circulated today: The bill does not address the cause of the problem – the president’s unlawful policies, particularly DACA. The bill does not actually require the president to do anything – the only thing it guarantees is that the president will get the money […]

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Jesse Ventura Wins Lawsuit Against Chris Kyle’s Wife

July 30, 2014

UPDATE:  The level of Douchebaggery just went from epic and drove right past “No one is this stupid.” Or maybe this could be the title I wanted to use:  Jesse Ventura is the Biggest POS in Human History. Former Minnesota Governor and Navy SEAL veteran Jesse Ventura won his defamation lawsuit against the widow of […]

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Leading from Behind into a Cold War

July 29, 2014

Obama says he is not leading us from behind into a Cold War. Sanctions, it’s all about the sanctions. The differences with Russia are not about a Cold War, Russia just needs to be a ‘Good Neighbor‘. From The Wall Street Journal “Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Mr. […]

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Britain’s Immigration Woes, and David Cameron’s Effort to Stop the Freeloading – Will It Be Enough?

July 29, 2014

It’s not just us. The British have an immigration problem, too. All of the EU nations are subject to “free movement laws,” which allow for citizens of EU member nations to freely move from one member country to another. This has steadily taken a toll on western Europe as citizens of poorer nations have been […]

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Because nothing says “love” like marriage to a suicide bomber Jihadist

July 28, 2014

No, this isn’t a new Bravo reality show, “Housewives of IS”: The Islamic State has opened a “marriage bureau” for women who want to wed militants in its “caliphate” spanning northern Syria and Iraq. Citing residents, the organization said women were asked to register with the office, “and IS fighters will come knocking at their […]

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BREAKING – Illegal invaders “demand” representation at White House

July 28, 2014

Of course they do: Illegal immigrants plan to picket the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings. “We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the […]

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