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Old 10-29-2013, 08:49 PM   #61
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I caught the back end of a local (NYS) NPR report that a lot of people signing up are finding out they're eligible for free coverage under Medicaid.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #62
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Call Adak..... It's baaaaack !

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Remember Lindsey Graham's political manoeuvre of blocking ALL of Obama's nominees ....

NY Times
BILL CARTER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
11/8/13

CBS to Correct Erroneous Report on Benghazi
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As it prepared to broadcast a rare on-air correction Sunday
for a now-discredited “60 Minutes” report, CBS News acknowledged on Friday
that it had suffered a damaging blow to its credibility.
Its top executive called the segment “as big a mistake as there has been”
in the 45-year-old history of the celebrated news program.

The executive, Jeff Fager, conceded that CBS appeared to have been duped
by the primary source for the report, a security official who told a
national television audience a harrowing tale of the attack last year
at the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

On Thursday night it was disclosed that the official, Dylan Davies, had provided
a completely different account in interviews with the F.B.I.,
in which he said he never made it to the mission that night.

After that revelation, CBS decided to take multiple actions Friday.
It removed the report from the CBS News website,
and the correspondent for the segment, Lara Logan, appeared on the CBS
morning news show to apologize personally for the mistakes in the report.
And the company’s publishing division, Simon & Schuster, said it was suspending
publication of a book by Mr. Davies, in which he tells the same narrative
he recounted on “60 Minutes.”<snip>

Informed Thursday night by The Times that the F.B.I. version diverged
from what Mr. Davies said on “60 Minutes,”
CBS News quickly checked its own F.B.I. sources, Mr. Fager said, and learned
that what Mr. Davies had told the F.B.I. “differed from what he told us.”<snip>

The compelling account from Mr. Davies had provided congressional Republicans
with new ammunition to criticize the Obama administration.
<snip>

The day after the CBS report, several Republican senators held a news conference,
demanding that the administration allow congressional investigators to interview
survivors of the Benghazi attack.

In particular, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that he would block
all administration nominations until it met the Republicans’ demands.

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Old 11-17-2013, 08:02 AM   #63
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As a kid in California, I was taken by the name.... Point Mugu...
thinking it's where everyone wore coke bottle glasses.

LA Times
11/17/13

Drone hits Navy ship, 2 sailors hurt; officials seek cause

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Officials are trying to determine why a drone being used as part of
a Navy training exercise malfunctioned off the Ventura County coast Saturday.
Two sailors suffered minor burns in the incident, the Navy said in a statement.<snip>

The sailors aboard the USS Chancellorsville were using the drone
to test the ship's radar-tracking system, something done on a regular basis.
The drone, a 13-foot-long aircraft with a wingspan of nearly 6 feet,
was being controlled from Point Mugu.

Around 1:25 p.m., the drone slammed into the port side of the ship,
a guided missile cruiser with a crew of about 300.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #64
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It could have been worse. The original battle of Chancellorsville used obsolete technology and resulted in 30,400 casualties. This time only two were hurt. And it may have cost about the same amount of money.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #65
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Operator probably had to go take a pee.

I have never heard of an Ambassador being killed by terrorists, and the survivors of that attack, not being allowed by the President, to talk with either the press or Congress, for over a year.

If Bush EVER did that shit, the Dem's would have gone for impeachment, in a heartbeat. Laura Logan, CBS chief foreign affairs correspondent, has been working this story for over a year now, despite being unable to get in touch with the survivors.

In a recent interview, she said there's a lot more to come out on Benghazi, and she's staying with it.

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:04 AM   #66
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If Bush EVER did that shit, the Dem's would have gone for impeachment, in a heartbeat.
BOO !

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Impeachment starts in the House of Representatives.
The GOP controls it... the option is there to call a vote on it.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #67
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Operator probably had to go take a pee.

I have never heard of an Ambassador being killed by terrorists, and the survivors of that attack, not being allowed by the President, to talk with either the press or Congress, for over a year.

If Bush EVER did that shit, the Dem's would have gone for impeachment, in a heartbeat. Laura Logan, CBS chief foreign affairs correspondent, has been working this story for over a year now, despite being unable to get in touch with the survivors.

In a recent interview, she said there's a lot more to come out on Benghazi, and she's staying with it.
It's LARA Logan.

Can you please cite this 'recent interview? All I can find out there are stories about the discredited story she did on 60 minutes. Here are excerpts from just one:

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But her mistaken “60 Minutes” report about a supposed eyewitness to the Benghazi consulate attacks has put Logan under a different kind of pressure. Despite two on-air apologies, including one Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” Logan, 42, has come in for widespread criticism and demands for a more complete explanation of how her Oct. 27 report went so wrong.
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Questions about her Benghazi report began to swirl days after her “60 Minutes” story aired, when a Washington Post story revealed that her primary source, British security contractor Dylan Davies, had contradicted his account to Logan in an “incident report” to his employer. Logan had reported that Davies had raced to the compound amid the attack, scaled a wall and fought off terrorists who killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens.

Logan originally defended her reporting, but apologized to viewers Friday on “CBS This Morning,” saying the source had “misled” her. The drumbeat of criticism against Logan began almost immediately.
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CBS News said Monday that its news executives are no longer giving interviews on the subject. Logan also was not available.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #68
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I have never heard of an Ambassador being killed by terrorists,
and the survivors of that attack, not being allowed by the President,
to talk with either the press or Congress, for over a year.
Maybe there are too many specifics in your statement to find an exact match,
but you might look up the current information available on the sequence of events:
... leading to the execution of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,
... the coup leading to the reign of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in Pakistan,
... the the role of the CIA and the death of U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel

--- the latter under the presidency of Ronald Regan

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Old 11-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #69
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Oh, so you think Obama is bad... it could be worse:

The 1979 death of U.S. Ambassador Adolph Dubs is closer to your specifics,
but in a obverse way.
The Ambassador was killed by terrorists during an aborted kidnapping,
... and there was only one survivor of the attack.

That survivor was executed before he could give an accounting.

from here:
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"the KGB adviser on scene, Sergei Batrukhin, may have recommended the assault,
as well as the execution of a kidnapper before U.S. experts could interrogate him....
Only one hub cap was lost in the making this post.

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #70
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Why it is Lamplighter cannot spell Ronald Reagan's surname correctly is but a side issue. It is, however, most odd.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #71
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Maybe I get it mixed up with the demon-possessed character in "The Exorcist".
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:30 AM   #72
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It was for a radio broadcast, and I just caught a few minutes of it, unfortunately.

We know that there were survivors to the attack, of course. What they know about the attack, is a mystery to the public.

Obama's lies via his U.N. ambassador's mouth, of a "video demonstration", was THE most blatant lie I've heard in a long time. Since it didn't concern our wallets, and Obama is such a darling with the liberals, it was another no-matter event, quickly passed over.

They caught him up though on his lie about keeping your healthcare plan if you liked it.

And your doctor.

And the lie that he said to cover up the lie about keeping your healthcare plan if you liked it. "What I said was if ..."

He's so stupid when he does that. He acts like he's some city councilman out in podunk, Illinois, whose words are never recorded.

Mr. Obama, we KNOW EXACTLY what you said. It's all recorded, in clear digital audio, fer Chrissakes, and you repeated it umpteen times.

I expect politicians to lie, simply because they have to sway public opinion, and get votes. I hate it though when they act like we don't have a lick of brains in our heads, and give stupid lies.

"We have evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq"

I have evidence you have your head up your ass George, and need to pull it out for a breath of fresh air!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #73
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NY Times
BILL CARTER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
11/8/13

CBS to Correct Erroneous Report on Benghazi
As a followup to this event...

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
David Hinckley
11/26/13

Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave in aftermath of '60 Minutes' Benghazi reporting scandal
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An embarrassed CBS News Tuesday sent reporter Lara Logan on a leave of absence
in the wake of her discredited "60 Minutes" report on the Benghazi attack.

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager called the report "a regrettable mistake."
He said Logan and her producer, Max McLellan, had been asked to take
the leaves of absence and had agreed to do so. There was no indication how long they will last.

In a CBS memo obtained by the Huffington Post, Fager also said,
"As executive producer (of '60 Minutes'), I am responsible for what gets on the air.
I pride myself in catching almost everything, but this deception got through and it shouldn't have."
As CBS News Chairman of 60 Minutes, Jeff Fager says he is responsible.
IMO: ... so Fager should also take a leave of absence.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #74
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I suspect Grace Hopper was a much better programmer than the
Google mathematician/editor who created this Google Doodle...
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #75
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You know how Obama and Co. have said they didn't lose anything saving GM?

Seems the facts now coming out, show that to be a 10 Billion dollar lie:

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US government lost around $10bn on GM bailout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25309673

I believe Obama did the right thing by saving GM, but he should STOP lying about it, over and over.

On Benghazi:

I was duped as well as CBS and the reporter. I guess Davies wanted to be a "big shot" for awhile, and made up the story quite well.

Unfortunately, we STILL can't speak to the actual survivors of the attack at the Consulate in Benghazi, by Obama's decree!

What a sorry state for getting the truth out - which would make Obama look like a stupid ass, of course. That's WHY we have the shut up decree in place. If his popularity dropped any lower, we'd have to use negative numbers - and mid-term elections are coming up in 2014.

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