Saturday, 15 June 2013

Even if you are not a Catholic this is an eye opener

 

 
 


 

Even if you are not Catholic, this is an eye opener

When the Catholic Church was founded, there were no hospitals. Today, one out of five people in this country receive their medical care at a Catholic hospital.

When the Catholic Church was founded, there were no schools. Today, the Catholic Church teaches 3 million students a day, in its more than 250 Catholic Colleges and Universities, in its more than 1200 Catholic High Schools and its more than 5000 Catholic grade schools.

Every day, the Catholic Church feeds, clothes, shelters and educates more people than any other organization in the world.

The new Obama Health Mandate could end all this and the tax payers would have to make up the loss.

Also, all Catholic adoption services would come to an end. A human disaster.

There are more than 77 million Catholics in this country. It takes an estimated 50 million Catholic votes to elect a president. I am asking all of you to go to the polls in 2014 and be united in replacing all Senators and Reps with someone who will respect the Catholic Church, all Christians, and all Religions besides Islam.
we are a Christian Nation founded on
Judea-Christian values allowing all religions in America to Worship and practice Freely. Something Islam will never do.

Oh, by the way, on MUSLIM HERITAGE IN America...

Have you ever been to a Muslim hospital?

Have you heard a Muslim orchestra?

Have you seen a Muslim band march in a parade?

Have you witnessed a Muslim charity?

Have you seen Muslims shaking hands with a Muslim Girl Scouts?

Have you seen a Muslim Candy Striper?

Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?
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THIS IS NOT BASHING MUSLIMS, JUST STATING THE FACTS.
SHOW ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT

 






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Shuffle Subtext at the CIA: Connecting the Points of Scandals and Agenda





Shuffle Subtext at the CIA: Connecting the Points of Scandals and Agenda

Posted By Bridget Johnson On June 14, 2013

"Whenever someone involved in the rough and tumble of Washington decides to move on, there is speculation in various quarters about the 'real reason,'" departing CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell wrote in a memo to employees Wednesday. "But when I say that it is time for my family, nothing could be more real than that."

That unsolicited disclaimer in and of itself piques the curiosity of Beltway reporters who know that there's usually layers of subtext behind a personnel shuffle in this administration.

Many resignations and appointments have been about President Obama finding a thank-you spot for those who have done campaign time or otherwise helped propel his terms in office. This is especially evident [1] over at the State Department, where Obama's traveling press secretary during the 2012 campaign, Jen Psaki, is now the department's spokeswoman despite no foreign policy experience; where Obama's Jewish outreach director in 2008 and fundraiser Daniel B. Shapiro was named ambassador to Israel in 2011; where Ira Forman, a longtime Dem operative and Obama's Jewish outreach director for his 2012 campaign, just received a special envoy post; and where Democratic political player Joe Torsella received an ambassador title and the task of managing the U.S. pocketbook at the United Nations despite no State Department experience.

Other personnel shifts have been about drawing loyalists closer to his side. When UN Ambassador Susan Rice faced a rocky road with the Senate after her nomination to be secretary of State, speculation began that her withdrawal from the nod would be rewarded with an appointment as national security advisor.

Indeed, current NSA Tom Donilon told reporters at the China summit in Palm Springs last weekend that the conversation with Obama "with respect to my retiring from this current job began really at the end of last year." Rice withdrew her secretary of State nomination in December.

"This has been carefully considered," Donilon added. "It has been the subject of multiple conversations between me and the President and me and Ambassador Rice, and it was the right time."

But the Obama shuffles aren't necessarily all about loyalty as they are about moving the chess pieces into place — whether to give cover to past administration actions or chart a new, likely controversial course in policy.

Morell's departure from the CIA came as a surprise to many — he and new CIA Director John Brennan are friends from years of service together at Langley — but the news quickly got pulled by the undertow of the news cycle, including scandals and Thursday's announcement on the Syria red line [2].

Brennan, like Morell, has a lengthy history at the CIA, where he was once station chief in Riyadh and became deputy director in March 2001. He was the first director at the National Counterterrorism Center in the office created by George W. Bush but left a year later for the private sector. As soon as Obama was elected, the new president tried to move Brennan into the director's office at the CIA, but when his nomination ran into headwinds Obama instead appointed him counterterrorism adviser to avert a Senate confirmation fight.

Brennan donated to Obama's first campaign, but his connection to the then-senator goes beyond money.

In March 2008, Brennan was president and CEO of The Analysis Corp., which was accused of snooping into the passport files of Hillary Clinton and John McCain while under contract with the State Department; lower-level employees were fired or disciplined. At the time Brennan was already an adviser on Obama's campaign, and the candidate reacted with public indignation to his passport file reportedly being accessed as well. "And when you have not just one but a series of attempts to tap into people's personal records, that's a problem not just for me but for how our government is functioning," Obama said.

As an administration adviser Brennan was still campaigning, delivering an April 30, 2012, address [3] on Obama's counterterrorism strategy that laid out the groundwork for the campaign's foreign policy narrative: "…If the decade before 9/11 was the time of al-Qaeda's rise, and the decade after 9/11 was the time of its decline, then I believe this decade will be the one that sees its demise," he said, crediting in large part "the comprehensive counterterrorism strategy being directed by President Obama."

In May 2012, CIA officials signed off on the Associated Press' now-infamous scoop about the agency's thwarting of an al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula plot to use a second-generation underwear bomb to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner around the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. That undermined the campaign narrative that al-Qaeda was "on the run" and ultimately led to the Justice Department seizing scores of AP phone records. The CIA director in charge at the time of the approval of the AP story, David Petraeus, was forced to resign two days after Obama's re-election when his extramarital affair was revealed.

With the Senate successfully pushing Rice to the side and lawmakers torn for a while over controversy surrounding the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, Brennan's nomination [4] slipped through the Senate 63-34.

Morell, on the other hand, has been a career CIA officer dedicated to the agency mission, not any one political leader.

He was, though, integral to George W. Bush's anti-terrorism mission, delivering the daily intelligence briefing to the president and assisting CIA Director George Tenet before continuing to move up the ranks: deputy director at the National Counterterrorism Center, associate deputy director of the CIA from 2006 until 2008, head of the Directorate of Intelligence, then deputy director in May 2010. When Leon Panetta was pulled over to the Pentagon in July 2011, Morell filled in as acting director for almost two months. When Petraeus got the boot, Morell took the reins again until Obama was able to move Brennan through.

"When I was confirmed as CIA Director, one of the things that I was most looking forward to upon my return to the Agency was the opportunity to work side-by-side once again with Michael Morell," Brennan said in the Wednesday note to employees. "…As much as I would selfishly like to keep Michael right where he is for as long as possible, he has decided to retire to spend more time with his family and to pursue other professional opportunities."

"In many respects, Michael has come to personify the strengths and qualities of this great organization, and it is difficult for me to imagine CIA without Michael's exceptionally sharp mind, tremendous energy, and absolute dedication to mission," Brennan continued. "But I am comforted by the fact that Michael will be able to spend more time with his wonderful family."

In his statement tacked onto the end of Brennan's announcement, Morell said he's "passionate about two things in this world—the Agency and my family."

"And while I have given everything I have to the Central Intelligence Agency and its vital mission for a third of a century, it is now time for me to give everything I have to my family," he said. Morell has three college-aged children.

"I will miss the people—the talented and dedicated officers on the senior leadership team, my colleagues on the Deputies Committee with whom I have spent countless hours in the Situation Room, and, most of all, the CIA workforce—the heroes of this place, the people at the pointy end of the spear, the patriots who do the work of keeping the country safe every day," he added.

Morell's note highlighted how he was "at the side of President Bush on that horrific day in September 2001″ and "at President Obama's side as the United States brought Bin Ladin to justice in May 2011—and all the ups and downs in between."

Does his departure have to do with one of those in-between days?

On the chess-board angle, Obama would be moving an ally without a day of CIA experience into the deputy director role at a time when he wants Brennan to be reshaping the war on terror strategy to a pre-9/11 mindset — something that may not sit well with the rank and file who live the threats day in and day out, such as the reported CIA employees who have wanted to come forward in the Benghazi scandal but have been prevented from doing so.

Obama first nominated Avril Haines, who worked for John Kerry at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before becoming a deputy legal adviser at the State Department and joining the White House counsel's office in 2010, to the post of legal adviser at the State Department. On Thursday, he withdrew the April 18 nomination and resubmitted her name for the CIA.

Haines, working with Brennan, helped craft those new talking points that Obama laid out in his May speech [5] on counterterrorism strategy and drone use.

Days before that address, the White House dumped more than 100 pages of Benghazi talking points emails — pointing blame at the CIA, not the State Department, for the controversial edits.

"I think there has been ample demonstration by the facts of the evolution of the talking points, the role that Ambassador Rice played in conveying the information that Director Clapper, that Mike Morell, that senior members of the intelligence community have made very clear were the assessments of the intelligence community," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters last week.

But Morell had also been talking to Congress.

On May 20, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said he had talked "somewhat confidentially" with Morell about the emails.

"His reports were that the analysts gave these talking points. He did edit them and then they went up the chain," McCaul said. "I find it hard to believe, just based upon common sense, that there wasn't some machinations going on in the State Department to change the theme of this to be not one of an act of terrorism, but rather a video."

"And so I think that's our ongoing examination in the Congress about Benghazi. This is — these are going to be tough questions. Now, I think he's testifying before the Intelligence Committee. Always in secret. But I'm on Foreign Affairs; they will be out and open," McCaul added.

Morell testimony is not on the House Foreign Affairs Committee schedule. He leaves office Aug. 9.

"When you look at this train, you still have to ask the question, how did they go from the correct information to the incorrect information?" House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said after the emails were released. "And isn't 100 pages or more a pushback on the CIA — effectively telling the CIA, you've got to change your story?"

In late October, Petraeus quietly slipped away to Tripoli to conduct his own investigation into the Benghazi attacks. In the first week of November, his affair had been laid bare and he was out at the CIA.

A resigned official can still be asked to come voluntarily or subpoenaed before a congressional committee. But a resigned official, as seen with the Benghazi whistleblowers, carries the stigma of sour grapes if they don't carry their administration's water at a hearing: after former deputy chief of mission in Libya Gregory Hicks testified [6] before the House Oversight panel in May, critics dismissed his retaliation claims as bitterness over not getting the promotion he wanted.


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URL to article: http://pjmedia.com/blog/shuffle-subtext-at-the-cia-connecting-the-points-of-scandals-and-agenda/

URLs in this post:

[1] especially evident: http://pjmedia.com/blog/dems-who-do-campaign-time-get-prime-state-department-spots/

[2] Syria red line: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/06/13/white-house-decides-red-line-on-syria-has-been-crossed/

[3] address: http://pjmedia.com/blog/a-tie-of-two-scandals-benghazi-and-the-ap-phone-records/

[4] nomination: http://pjmedia.com/blog/i-never-believe-its-better-to-kill-a-terrorist-than-to-detain-him/

[5] Obama laid out in his May speech: http://pjmedia.com/blog/obama-still-running-on-al-qaeda-is-on-the-run-message-as-he-talks-new-strategy/

[6] testified: http://pjmedia.com/blog/oversight-hearing-clinton-asked-stevens-to-make-benghazi-a-permanent-post/

 



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HERSHEY’S joins the growing list of advertisers who have pulled their commercials off Al-Jazeera’s ‘Current TV’





BareNakedIslam posted: "Hershey has pulled their advertising from Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV.  Florida Family Association's monitoring records found NO Hershey advertisements on the channel this week.  Additionally, Hershey confirmed the change in their email dated June 10"

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HERSHEY'S joins the growing list of advertisers who have pulled their commercials off Al-Jazeera's 'Current TV'

by BareNakedIslam

Hershey has pulled their advertising from Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV.  Florida Family Association's monitoring records found NO Hershey advertisements on the channel this week.  Additionally, Hershey confirmed the change in their email dated June 10, 2013. Approximately four Hershey advertisements aired per hour on Al Jazeera America before the change.  No Hershey advertisements have aired […]

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Was Obama ever a student at Columbia University?





Dr. Eowyn posted: " Author and 2008 Libertarian Party VP nominee Wayne Allyn Root was an undergraduate student at Columbia University the same time as President Lucifer. In fact, Root and Obama are supposed to be in the same graduating Class of 1983. For five years no"
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Was Obama ever a student at Columbia University?

by Dr. Eowyn

who is this man

Author and 2008 Libertarian Party VP nominee was an undergraduate student at Columbia University the same time as President Lucifer. In fact, Root and Obama are supposed to be in the same graduating Class of 1983.

For five years now, since 2007, Root has maintained that when he was in Columbia U., he'd never met, seen, or heard of fellow student Obama, nor does he know any student or faculty who had.

Now, in an essay for The Blaze, "Barack Obama: The Ghost of Columbia University," Jun. 4, 2013, Root makes two more significant revelations:

1. Obama was a no-show at the recent 30th reunion of Columbia U.'s Class of 1983.

Root writes: "I just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual -- he wasn't there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University. [...] Don't you think the media should be asking questions? Isn't this a very strange story?

I am a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1983. That's the same class Barack Obama claims to have graduated from. We shared the same exact major -- Political Science. We were both Pre Law. It was a small class -- about 700 students. The Political Science department was even smaller and closer-knit (maybe 150 students). I thought I knew, or met at least once, (or certainly saw in classes) every fellow Poly Sci classmate in my four years at Columbia.

But not Obama. No one ever met him. Even worse, no one even remembers seeing that unique memorable face. Think about this for a minute. Our classmate is President of the United States. Shouldn't someone remember him? Or at least claim to remember him?

One of the speakers at the 30th reunion should have reminisced about 'my days with the future President.' But no one did. You'd think Obama might have sent a video to tell us all how much he enjoyed his time at Columbia. You'd think he'd have sent at least a letter to be read aloud from one of his former college buddies. Right? But he didn't. Because Obama has no former college buddies. No one that ever met Obama, let alone befriended him, was in attendance at our 30th class reunion.

Now you might argue this is all strange, but it's possible. After all Columbia says he graduated. And I take my college's word for it. Would one of the world's greatest Ivy League institutions participate in a coverup, thereby risking their billion dollar reputation? And there is one single article written for the Columbia newspaper with Obama's name on it. A single photo also exists of Obama in his Manhattan apartment with the man he claims was his college roommate -- a Pakistani foreign student. And one single radical leftist Columbia professor who hates Israel also claims he remembers Obama.

That's the sum total of Obama's existence at Columbia University, Class of '83.

So I asked every classmate I met at our 30th reunion, many of them Political Science majors, if they ever met, or saw, or heard of Obama. The answer was a resounding NO from every one of them. I asked if they found this strange, or worried how this was possible? They all answered YES. I asked if they thought it was possible to be a Political Science major and never meet a fellow major in our small classes? They all gave me a very strange look and answered NO. So I asked, 'How could this be possible? Can you explain this?' No one had an answer.

Keep in mind these people I spoke to are all -- to a man and woman -- dedicated liberal Democrats who voted for Obama. I'm guessing 90% are major Democrat contributors. My Columbia classmates are the crème of the crop of American society. Lawyers, doctors, billionaire hedge fund members, stars of the media. They adore Obama. But they all admit they never met him in their four years at Columbia. I am proud of my classmates for their honesty and integrity.

[...] So here's my take on this great mystery. I've never said Obama was not registered at Columbia. I'm sure he was. I've never said he didn't graduate. If Columbia says he did, then I'm sure he did. But I've always said there is something wrong with the story. It's rancid. It's unbelievable. It's impossible. It's the story of a Manchurian candidate.

The question isn't was he ever registered, or did he graduate. [...] But the serious question the media should be asking is…What did Obama do for two full years in-between registration and graduation? Did he ever attend a class? Did he ever have a single friend other than a Pakistani national? Why is the only professor to ever come forward and claim he remembers him a radical leftist who hates Israel? What exactly was he doing when no one met him, saw him, or heard of him? Why are his college records sealed? What has he got to hide?

But my educated guess is he can't, or won't ever release those records. Because what we'd find would be shocking.

[...] There is something wrong with Obama's story -- that much I know. He is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia."

2. Legendary Columbia U. professor Henry Graff says he's never heard of Obama.

Prof Henry CraffColumbia U. Professor Henry Graff

In Part II of his essay for The Blaze, Root writes: "… until now, I was the only one publicly voicing my suspicions. That just changed in a big way. Meet Professor Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University. He was THE American History and Diplomatic History professor at Columbia for 46 years. And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.

I was put on Professor Graff's trail by another Columbia classmate, skeptical about Obama's story. He told me that Professor Graff had been the speaker for the Class of '53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, 'I have my doubts he ever went here.'

I did some digging and located Graff's home phone number. I called him yesterday. Now retired, he was delighted to hear from me. He agreed to go on the record about Obama. Unlike Obama, Professor Graff clearly remembered me. He was thrilled to hear from his former student. I was in several of Graff's classes and he remembered me like it was yesterday. He sounded great -- like he hasn't lost any of his trademark sharpness in 30 years since we last met.

I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no such cheery things to say about the President. Graff said, 'I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. I'm proud of them all. Between American History and Diplomatic History, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.'

Even more importantly, Professor Graff knew the other history and political science professors. 'None of the other Columbia professors knew him either.' said Graff.

Graff concluded our interview by saying, 'I'm very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called 'the first President of the United States from Columbia University.' I don't consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.'

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Iran's political hierarchy




Jun 14, 8:52 AM EDT

 

Iran's political hierarchy

Virginian Pilot

A look at the political power structure in Iran.

SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI: Wields control over every major decision either directly or through a network of hand-picked loyalists and institutions, including the powerful Revolutionary Guard, the judiciary and intelligence services.

GUARDIAN COUNCIL: Group of 12 experts in Islamic law who approve all candidates for high elected office and can veto parliamentary bills considered to be in violation of Iran's Islamic constitution.

PRESIDENT: The president's powers are limited by the ruling clerics. The president helps direct economic policies, domestic social programs, education plans and some public works. The president also has some voice in the level of freedoms such as media and political openness but can be overruled by the clerics using the judiciary or Revolutionary Guard. The president represents Iran in many high-profile international forums and talks, but the clerics set all important foreign and defense policies.

PARLIAMENT: Its 290 members are elected every four years and have wide powers to set economic and social policies, but officials loyal to the supreme leader can block legislation. The next election for parliament is in 2016.

EXPEDIENCY COUNCIL: Mediates between the parliament and Guardian Council, but often favors the supreme leader's views. All members are hand-picked by Khamenei and serves in effect as an advisory body to the supreme leader.

ASSEMBLY OF EXPERTS: An elected body of 86 clerics that has the official role of overseeing the supreme leader's performance, but main job is to select a successor after his death.



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NHS 'cancer specialist' recruited via Skype who had expertise of a first year university medical student is banned from practising in the UK



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Indian NHS 'cancer specialist' recruited via Skype and so incompetent he had expertise of a first year university medical student is banned from practising in the UK

  • Manik Sharma was hired as a radiographer to treat cancer patients
  • Staff at Colchester Hospital were stunned at Sharma's lack of competence
  • He was fired after two months and reported to Health and Care Professions Council which has now suspended him from practising in the UK for a year

By Suzannah Hills

PUBLISHED: 10:39, 14 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:06, 14 June 2013


Barred: Manik Sharma has been suspended from working as a medical professional in the UK for one year by the Health and Care Professionals Council

An NHS 'cancer specialist' hired from India following a Skype interview has been barred from practising in the UK after it emerged he has the same level of skill as a first year medical student.

Manik Sharma, a radiographer responsible for treating cancer patients, was given a contract with Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust following a successful interview over the internet video phone service Skype.

But when Sharma started work at the hospital his obvious lack of competence and understanding stunned his senior colleagues who compared his skill level to that of a first-year university student.

NHS bosses terminated his contract after just two months amid fears Sharma's lack of expertise could potentially put patients at risk.

Sharma, who is in his 30s, was also reported to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which has now suspended him from practicing for one year for failing to meet the required level of competence of a newly qualified radiographer.

During an HCPC hearing, one of Sharma's senior colleagues said she had not seen such a 'lack of fundamental understanding' in her 29 years working for the NHS. 

The radiographer's work standard was felt to be so poor he had to be supervised at all times.

Sharma - who would have received a salary of up to £34,000 annually - also frequently walked out on patients in the middle of consultations and treatments to make personal phone calls. 

Unqualified: Mr Sharma was employed as a radiographer by Colchester General Hospital after a successful Skype interview but fellow staff members were stunned at his lack of knowledge

Stephen Fash, chairman of the disciplinary panel, said: 'It was clear that Mr Sharma never reached a level of competence where he could practice autonomously.

'He never reached a stage when he could work without constant supervision. The panel has identified a number of serious deficiencies in Mr Sharma's practice.'

Sharma - thought to be working back in India - was suspended for one year by the council. He was not present and was not represented at the hearing.

HOW FOREIGN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE APPROVED TO WORK IN UK

All health care professionals are regulated by an independent body.

While doctors are regulated by the General Medical Council and nurses by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, radiographers and other healthcare professionals are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

All foreign healthcare professionals under the remit of the HCPC have to register with the organisation and have their qualifications assessed before they are able to practise in the UK.

This process required foreign nationals to fill out a lengthy online international application for registration with the HCPC in their chosen profession.

The applicant must submit details of all their qualifications and experience to demonstrate they meet the Standards of proficiency to practise their profession in the UK.

Each profession at the HCPC has its own specific criteria for assessment, which are set out in the profession specific elements of the standards of proficiency.

Education, training and experience history are then checked by the HCPC - a process which takes around 12 weeks - before successful applicants are added to the HCPC registry which grants them permission to work in the UK.

All medical employers must check staff are HCPC approved before they can employ them.

Mr Fash added: 'It will be open to him to undertake additional education and training in order to demonstrate to the panel which conducts the review hearing that he has addressed those deficiencies.'

Sharma was employed in May last year 2012 following the Skype quizzing but his contract was terminated in July.

A spokesman for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said: 'The trust dismissed Mr Sharma during his probationary period on the grounds of capability.

'Our lead for radiotherapy took the decision to report him to the Health and Care Professions Council in order to protect the public and in the best interests of patient safety.'

While regulated by a different body from the HCPC, new measures are being brought in to ensure the calibre of foreign doctors.

Doctors coming to Britain from outside Europe already face strict language tests.

But GPs and hospital doctors from countries in the European Union can work in the UK without any national checks on their competence or language skills.

Under the new laws, bodies of GPs called clinical commissioning groups have a legal duty to ensure that a doctor's English is up to scratch before they are employed.

The General Medical Council has been pushing for tougher testing in the wake of the death of David Gray in Cambridgeshire in 2008.

The 70-year-old was killed when Dr Daniel Ubani gave him 20 times the legal dose of morphine.

The German doctor – on his first out-of-hours shift – had not had to prove his competence or ability with English before being employed by the Cambridgeshire NHS trust.

Dr Ubani said he was confused by differences between drugs used here and in Germany.

He had previously been denied NHS work in Leeds because of his poor English.


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Fw] Obama the Libertarian



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Okay, this book looks promising --


-- but then on p. 163 we get the surprising indictment:  "Obama is a libertarian."

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Obama's Egyptian Buddies Prove He's Guilty of High Treason!






Obama's Egyptian Buddies Prove He's Guilty of High Treason!

by Dave Jolly

 

Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States of America reads:

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court."

1)  Has President Barack Hussein Obama committed treason according to the US Constitution?

Yes he has and is still doing so.   Ever since the overthrow of Egypt's former dictator, President Obama has been a close ally to the Muslim Brotherhood and their Egyptian leaders.  Obama has pushed to send billions of dollars in aid to Egypt.  At one point, Congress stopped all monies heading to the land of pyramids because of their questionable leadership and ties to terrorism.  Obama took it upon himself to override Congress's blockage of funds and sent them their millions of dollars.  Obama has also provided Egypt with fighter jets and other military arms.

Egypt's leaders have now publicly admitted that America is an enemy like Israel that needs to be battled with.  In a closed secret meeting, Egypt's leadership including President Morsi discussed how they could stop Ethiopia from completing its construction of a dam along the Nile River before it enters into Egypt.

Although the meeting was supposed to be secret, they failed to realize that TV cameras were rolling and that their meeting was being broadcast live on Egyptian television.  The broadcast caught a number of the leaders saying that the dam in Ethiopia was a secret plot by both America and Israel to undermine Egypt and that they must figure out how to stop it from being completed.

The television broadcast caught Magdi Hussein, the leader of the Islamic Labor Party saying:

"I'm very fond of battles. With the enemies, of course, with America and Israel, but this battle must be waged with maximum judiciousness and calm. Even though this is a secret meeting we must all take an oath not to leak anything to the media unless it is done officially by Sister Pakinam. We need an official plan for popular national security, even if we did …"

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The Egyptian leaders' own words identify America as an enemy in the same category as Israel.  Therefore, I contend that we have proof that Egypt and President Morsi are our enemies.

2) Do we have the testimony of two or more witnesses to Obama's crime of treason?

Yes!  It's a matter of public record that Obama bypassed Congress to give aid to our enemies in the form of money and military supplies, some of which may be used against Americans.

I don't know how to make the case of treason any more clear than it is.  Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of treason as defined the Constitution of the United States of America by willfully, and against the consent of Congress, rendering aid and military supplies to a proven enemy of our country.  He needs to be charged and tried for his high crimes and punished accordingly.

Obama makes Benedict Arnold look like a loyal patriot compared to his own treachery.  Had Arnold not fled to England with the British troops, he would have been caught and hanged for his treachery.  I think we should give Obama the same option of fleeing the country or be hanged for high treason.



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